|When?||Saturday, 28th of April 2018, from 4pm|
|Who?||Open tournament for up to 300 participants, FIDE ELO rated, 100 places reserved for clubs participating in 1. Schachbundesliga|
|Time Control:||3 minutes plus 2 seconds increment each move beginning with move 1|
|Mode:||Eight rounds Swiss, two games with alternating colours each round. The four best players qualify for the semifinals. Semifinals/Final tiebreaker after two games: One sudden death game. The player with the better qualification rank gets to choose their colour. Black advances on draw. 5 minutes for white, 4 minutes for black, 2 seconds increment for both players beginning with move 1.|
|Prize money:||10.000,00 €, guaranteed in case of at least 200 participants|
Further prizes to be announced
|Registration:||Only via the registration form on this site. The registration becomes effective only with paying the entry fee of 15,00 € plus 3,00 € FIDE fee (players under 20: 9,00 € plus 3,00 €) until 26th of April. Please pay via bank transfer to Schachfreunde Berlin, IBAN DE08 1007 0848 0632 0378 00, BIC DEUTDEDB110. Indicate your name, club and the keywords "Startgeld Blitzturnier" as the intended purpose of the transfer.
There is no exemption or discount from entry fee for title holders.
|<strong">Award Ceremony:||Directly after the final game. Prize money is only handed out via bank transfer. No cash option. 25 % taxes are deducted from prizes for foreign players.|