Isle of Man International

Isle of Man International

The PokerStars Isle of Man International Chess Tournament is set to take place from 4-12th October at the Villa Marina, Isle of Man.
The event will consist of three sections: Master (9-round Swiss), Major and Minor (7-round Swiss each).
Rate of play: 100 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 50 minutes for 20 moves, then 15 minutes for the remaining moves, with 30 seconds added per move from the start.
In addition, there will be a combined Chess and Poker Event on Friday 3rd October description here


Villa Marina, Isle of Man

The total prize fund is £21,000, with £18,000 reserved for Masters, £1,500 for Major and £1,500 for Minor.
Masters prizes: 1st £6,000, 2nd £3,000, 3rd £2,000, 4th £1,500, 5th £1,000, 6th £700
Ladies’ Awards: 1st £2,000, 2nd £1,000
The highest placed eligible player not already qualified shall qualify for the right to play in the 2015 British Championship, subject to ECF regulations.

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