MINDSPORTS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017

MINDSPORTS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017

he 4th MindSports World Championships 2017 will be held from 19-27th August at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) in Doha, Qatar. The competitions in Scrabble, Chess, Go and Esports will offer a record prize fund of 200,000 USD. The chess programme will include: Bughouse – August 19th – Prize pool minimum $3000 Blitz 3 min (+2) – August 19th – Prize pool minimum $3000 Main event – August 20th – 25th – Prize pool minimum $28000 Rapid – August 26th – Prize pool minimum $3000 Blitz 5 minutes (+2) – August 27th – Prize pool minimum $3000
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The chess programme will include: Bughouse – August 19th – Prize pool minimum $3000 Blitz 3 min (+2) – August 19th – Prize pool minimum $3000 Main event – August 20th – 25th – Prize pool minimum $28000 Rapid – August 26th – Prize pool minimum $3000 Blitz 5 minutes (+2) – August 27th – Prize pool minimum $3000

The event will kick off with Bughouse and Blitz on 19th August with the Main 6-day Event starting on 20th August, this will be FIDE rated with GM and IM norms. The final weekend will include Chess Rapid, and to complete the event; Chess Blitz. Every participant will receive a Participation Medal and Diploma. There will be varying daily side events starting at costs as low as $10 per entry. Plus, there will be a free to play area. Bug House – Day 1 Date: 19th August 2017 – 1 day event 11 Rounds, time control is 3 minutes with a 2 second increment. 09.00 – 13.00 Rounds 1-11 13.00 – 14.00 LUNCH Full cost: $50 Minimum Prize pool: $3000 Bug House – Day 2 Date: 26th August 2017 – 1 day event 9 rounds 09.00 – 16.00 Rounds 1-9 13.00 – 14.00 Lunch Full cost: $50 Estimated Prize pool: $TBC in cash and prizes Chess Blitz Date: 19th August 2017 – 1 day event Blitz tournament will be a 9 round open, with 2 games for each round. Time Control 3 minutes with +2 increment 16.00 – 20.30 Entry fee: $50 Minimum Prize pool: $3000 FIDE Rated Chess Main Event Date: 20th-25th August 2017 – 6 day event, 9 rounds Early Bird (Until 1st May): $120 Full Cost : $150 Minimum Prize pool: $28000 FIDE rated, GM and IM norms possible. Chess Rapid Date: 26th August 2017 – 1 day event 7 round tournament 10.00 – 13.00 Round 1-2 13.00 – 14.00 Lunch 14.00 – 21.30 Round 3-7 Entry fee: $50 Minimum Prize pool: $3000 FIDE rated Chess Blitz Date: 27th August 2017 – 1 day event Blitz tournament will be a 9 round open, with 2 games for each round. Time Control 5 minutes with +2 increment 10.00 – 15.30 Rounds 1-9 13.00 – 14.00 Lunch Entry fee: $50 Minimum Prize pool: $3000 FIDE rated Registration on the official website
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