News Update
  1. Prize winners’ List
  2. Rd 9 – Wei Ming earns final GM norm and Gong Qianyun makes WGM title
  3. Rd 8 – Batchuluun and Wei Ming in cruise mode
  4. Rd 7 – Batchuluun and Wei Ming leave the rest in dust with the only wins of the round
  5. Rd 6 – A mind boggling round with many twists and turns…

TOURNAMENT DETAILS

GM norm and FIDE rated event
Venue: Metropolitan YMCA (Palm Room), 60 Stevens Road ( https://www.mymca.org.sg/ )

(MYMCA is less than 20 minutes (by public transport) away from Singapore’s shopping belt, Orchard Road).
Time Control: G/90min, Increment 30 seconds per move
Schedule (3 single round and 3 double round days)
Technical meeting- 7th June 2pm to 2.15pm (Palm Room)
Opening ceremony: 2.30pm (Olive Room 2)

Rd 1 – 7th June – 3.30pm to 8.30pm
Rd 2 – 8th June- 9.30am to 2.30pm
Rd 3 – 8th June- 3.30pm to 8.30pm
Rd 4 – 9th June- 11am to 4pm
Blindfold rapid challenge-(GM Timur Gareyev vs NM Olimpiu Urcan) – 9th June – 4pm-6pm
QCD-LKA Blitz challenge- 9th June- 6pm to 7.30pm
Rd 5 – 10th June- 9.30am to 2.30pm
Rd 6- 10th June-3.30pm to 8.30pm
Sponsors’ rapid match – 11th June- 10.30am to 12.30pm
Rd 7- 11th June- 3.30pm to 8.30pm
Rd 8- 12th June- 9.30am to 2.30pm
Rd 9- 12th June -3.30pm to 8.30pm

Entry fee: S$200 for elo 2400s and above and $250 for u2400 GM/IM norm hunters
Appearance Fee, free flight, hotel stay (with breakfast and lunch buffet) for 3 GMs
Prize Money: 1st $S1000, 2nd S$500, 3rd S$250 (prizes to be shared in the event of a tie)
Brilliancy Prize S$250, Best Game Prize $200, Tahan (best resistance) Prize $200
Lunch buffet will be provided for all participants and snacks/tea will be served during every round.
DGT boards will be used for the events with the aim of broadcasting all matches on Chess24.com and Playchess.com servers.