1st Kuwait International Chess Festival

Tournament 2024

This prestigious annual chess championship is one of the most prestigious events in the region, drawing top players from around the world to compete for the prestigious title.

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This prestigious annual chess championship is one of the most prestigious events in the region, drawing top players from around the world to compete for the prestigious title.
The Chess House Academy In Kuwait is the Famous places that held many rated tournaments for many years, celebrating the rich history and tradition of chess in the region. It attracts the best players who come to showcase their skills and vie for the coveted championship title.

This year will conduct 6 rated Tournaments in the Chess Festival wich will be held on August 28th to September 05th 2024 (9 Days ).

Festival Team

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Tournament Itinerary - Swiss System

GM Masters Open

28th August to 05th September

Rounds: 10

Time Control: 90 Min + 30 Sec 30 minutes tolerance will be applied.

1.1 Grand Masters Tournament: Open to all Fide rated players with standard rating of 1900 ELO and above “Exception for all Kuwait Players and GCC Players” (as of 1st August 2024).

Prizes Fund: 3000 KWD

Below 1800

29th August to 31st August

Rounds: 9

Time Control: 30 Min + 30 Sec

Increment from Move No.1

1.3 Below 1800 Chess Tournament: Open to all Players with FIDE ID and Rated players below 1800 published on 1st August 2024.

Prizes Fund: 170 KWD

Challengers Open

28th August to 05th September

Rounds: 9

Time Control: 60 Min + 30 Sec

Increment from Move No.1

1.2 Challengers Open Tournament: Open to all players with FIDE ID.

Prizes Fund: 600 KWD

Rapid Open

3rd September & 4th September

Rounds: 10

Time Control: 10 min + 03 sec

Increment from Move No.1.

Open to all Player with FIDE ID.

Prizes Fund: 170 KWD

Juniors (Under 18)

1st September & 2nd September

Rounds: 10

Time Control: 25 Mins + 05 Sec

(Bronstein Mode will be followed – Delay Mode)

Open to all Players with Age Stipulation born on or after 01.01.2006.

Prizes Fund: 160 KWD

Blitz Open

05th September

Rounds: 9

Time Control: 03 Min + 02 Sec

Increment from Move No.1.

Open to all Player with FIDE ID.

Prizes Fund: 170 KWD

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The Festival Timeline

Starts 28th August
GM Master Open

28th August To 5 September

Starts 28th August
Challengers Open

28th August To 5 September

1st & 2nd September
Juniors

1st & 2nd September

3rd & 4th September
Rapid

3rd & 4th September

5th September
(Friday)
Blitz

5th September

Closing Ceremony
(Friday)
Closing ceremony -7:30pm

R1 – 5:00pm  - R2 – 5:30pm 0 R3 – 6:00pm - R4 – 6:30pm - R5 – 7:00pm

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