Asian Chess Cup held "virtual"
Chess team star Salem Abdel Rahman in previous competitions.
Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa bin Shakhbout Al Nahyan, President of the Asian Chess Federation, approved the regulations of the Asian Chess Cup for men and women 2020, which was scheduled in South Korea during the month of November, as it was decided that the tournament would be held remotely in the online system according to the Swiss system for competitions Chess, and then climb the best eight results to the quarter-finals, according to the criteria for the (playoff) roles, where number one meets eight and four with five, and two with seven and three with six in a knockout manner during the period from 10 to 25 October 2020, with support From the Abu Dhabi Sports Council.
This came at the conclusion of the meeting of the Presidential Council of the AFC, which was held through the technique of (video conference) and the application of (zoom), headed by Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa bin Shakhbout Al Nahyan, where it was decided to form the Supreme Organizing Committee of the tournament headed by Hisham Al-Taher, Secretary General of the AFC, and Mehrdad Bahlawan Zadeh as Project Director and International Referee Mahdi Abdul Rahim as Chairman of the Referees Committee, Kasto Abundo as Technical Supervisor, Sami Al-Safarini as General Observer, and Bharat Singh as Chairman of the Appeals Committee.
Each Asian country has the right to participate in a men's team and a women's team, as each team consists of 4 main players in addition to a reserve player.
The competitions between the men's and women's championship teams, according to the Swiss system, start from 9 rounds, whereby each player receives a 15-minute reflection time for the match with an addition of 5 seconds for each move according to the Fisher system for rapid chess competitions. The first eight in the men's tournament and the first eight in the women's championship receive financial prizes For a total of twenty thousand dollars.
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