European Championship: Prize Fund of Men's Section is Smaller Than Women's

Время публикации: 19.03.2012 14:51 | Последнее обновление: 17.02.2013 02:26

13th European Individual Championship will take place from March 20th - 31st in Swiss format in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. The regulations of the competition is the same of that in European Individual Women's Championship which has finished in Gaziantep, however, there's another unpredictable novelty: the prize fund of men's open tournament is smaller than in women's one. 

Here are the prizes for the first three places (in Euro).
Women: 1. 20 500, 2. 15 500, 3. 11 500
Men:  1. 14 000, 2. 11 000, 3. 9 000 

The overall prize fund is 100,000 Euro. In women's section this amount doesn't include special prizes. 

Top-ten leading players of the championship: Fabiano Caruana (Italy, 2767), Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan, 2752), Dmitry Jakovenko (Russia, 2729), Anish Giri (the Netherlands, 2717), Alexander Riazantsev (Russia, 2710), Nikita Vitiugov (Russia, 2709), Etienne Bacrot (France, 2706), Baadur Jobava (Georgia, 2706), Boris Grachev, Vladimir Malakhov (both Russia, 2705 Elo each). 


  


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