Challengers Triathlon 2024

Challengers Triathlon (GM2)

IA Laurent Freyd
July 13–26, 2024
Main stage of the Concert Hall, Biel Congress Center.
Tournament type
A. Round robin:
- Classical: 5 games
- Rapid: 5 games (reversed colours)
- Blitz: 10 games (double round-robin)
B. The first four players (only the first three if the 4th is more than 12 points behind the first) at the end of section A face each other in classical time control with reversed colours compared to round robin of section A.
Pairings number
During the Opening Ceremony, a drawing of lots will determine the pairings for the ACCENTUS Chess960 and for the blitz games. Starting numbers for the classic will be chosen by the players in the order of the standings of Accentus Chess960. The resulting pairings with reversed colours will be used for the rapid games.
Time control
Classical: 120 minutes for the first 40 moves + 60 minutes for the next 20 moves + 15 minutes for the rest of the game + 30 seconds increment as of move 61.
Rapid: 15 minutes + 5 seconds increment per move.
Blitz: 3 minutes + 2 seconds increment per move.
July 13, 10.30 am: Technical meeting
July 13, 11.30 am: Opening Ceremony
July 14, 1 pm: Rapid
July 15: Rest day
July 16–20, 2 pm: Classical (round robin)
July 21, 2 pm: Blitz
July 22: Rest Day
July 23–25, 2 pm: Finale phase: Classical rd 6-8
July 26, 10.30 am: Closing Ceremony
Out of respect for the opponent, the photographers and the sponsors, the players are expected to appear in time before the game start.
CHF 5'000/3'500/2'500/1'500/1'000/500.
Total prize fund: CHF 14'000.
Scores and tie-breaks
Classical: 4 points for a win; 1½ point for a draw; 0 point for a loss.
Rapid: 2 points for a win; 1 point for a draw; 0 point for a loss.
Blitz: 1 point for a win; ½ point for a draw; 0 point for a loss.
Final standings will be established according to the number of points scored, cumulating the three series (classical+rapid+blitz).
In case of a tie, the ranking in the ACCENTUS Chess960 decides upon the final ranking of the Triathlon and the corresponding prizes.
Each series is rated for the related FIDE rating (Standard, Rapid, Blitz).
The tournament is part of the High-Level International Tournaments (HIT) and the results are counting for the FIDE Circuit 2024 (to be confirmed).
Laws of chess
Any player arriving at the board more than 10 minutes after the start of the round (resp. 5 minutes in rapid and 2 minutes in blitz) will lose by forfeit, except in cases of force majeure.
Draw offers aren't allowed before move 41 in the Classical tournament.
Players aren't allowed to carry or use any electronic devices during their games.
They are advised to enter the playing hall without such devices or otherwise to deposit these at the arbiter's desk.
According to the anti-cheating guidelines of the FIDE, there is a suitable detector available in the tournament hall.
Declaration of consent
With your participation you agree that photographic material may be recorded and used.