Prize Money: Masters

1st £50,000; 2nd £25,000; 3rd £12,500;
4th £6,250; 5th £4,000; 6th £3,500;
7th £3,000; 8th £2,500;
9th £2,000; 10th £1,500

Best relative rating achievement:

2500 – 2599 £1,250
2400 – 2499 £1,000
2300 – 2399 £750 
2200 – 2299 £500 
1900 – 2199 £500

Ladies’ Awards

1st £6,000; 2nd £3,000; 3rd £1,500; 4th £1,250; 5th £1,000; 6th £500

Prizes (including the first prize) shall be shared where players have the same score.
No player can win more than one complete prize.

A player forfeits the right to a rating prize if they are absent for the last round.

Tie-break (for deciding who receives the award of a trophy):

In the event of two players tying for first place in the open (i.e. not applicable to the ladies' awards), the winner of the tournament (plus an extra £500 prize money) will be decided by a play-off on the evening of 1 October, after the completion of all round-9 games. The play-off will consist of two rapid games with a rate of play of 15 minutes plus 10 seconds a move, with colours to be determined by the toss of a coin. If the rapid match finishes equal then the winner will be determined by Armageddon with 5 minutes for White and 4 minutes for Black, Black having draw odds. A toss of a coin will determine colours.

In the event of three or more players tying for first place, the top two will be determined by tie-break, in the  following order of priority, and will enter the play-off described above:

  • The results between the players involved in the tie
  • Sum of progressive score
  • Sum of opponents’ scores (Buchholz)
  • Sonneborn-Berger
  • Number of won games

British Championship Qualifier:

The highest placed eligible player not already qualified shall qualify for the right to play in the 2018 British Championship, subject to ECF regulations.

"I play and prepare on"
GM Hikaru Nakamura

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Announcement of the 2017 Isle of Man International Chess Tournament
Published: 03 Apr 2017 Isle of Man International Chess Tournament 2017

Entries are now open for the 2017 edition of the Isle of Man International Chess Tournament, to be held in Douglas from 23 September to 1 October, made possible by substantial sponsorship from the Scheinberg family...

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