Who qualifies - Open to all players independently of their rating. All players who lack FIDE rating are required to prove their playing strength by showing an official document issued by their national Federation.
Players will be divided into two tournaments:
Elite (Open A) Players rated 2000+; and
Challenger (Open B) Players rated up to 2049.
A player rated 2000-2049 can choose which tournament to play in. Please note that the final entries will be made according to the last published rating (May 2020)
Applicable regulation - FIDE and Italian Chess Federation regulations apply. Unobtrusive anti-cheating meausers will be applied. Please note that you will be most certainly scanned for electronic devices upon entry.
Pairings - The tournament is a 9-round Swiss event.
Rate of play - 90’ x 40 moves +30' + 30” increment from move one. Dresden rule does not apply.
Byes – Players can request a single half-point bye by informing the arbiter before the start of the tournament. Please note that byes will not be available for the last three rounds.