:: World Chess Cup 2005
Press release of FIDE - WORLD CHESS CUP 2005
IN KHANTY-MANSIYSK OF RUSSIA
The World Chess Federation has reached an agreement with the leadership of the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Region-Yugra in respect of the organization of the 2005 World Chess Cup. The tournament will be taking place from 3 to 24 December 2005 with the total prize fund of USD 1, 572, 000.
The respective document was signed today between FIDE and the Executive Direction of "Yugra-Intersport". According to the Agreement, the first
tranche of 200, 000 USD has been transferred to FIDE today. The balance of the agreed prize fund should reach the FIDE Bank account by 15
The Organiser covers the organizing costs and USD 1, 300, 000 of the prize fund. The FIDE President H.E. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has also contributed with a sponsorship to the tune of USD 300, 000.
The World Cup venue shall be the Arts Centre for the Talented Children of the North. The participants, guests and principals shall be accommodated in the hotel "Yugra Valley" http://www.admhmao.ru/english/sociumE/turizm/frame.htm
In the World Cup Tournament 128 players shall be participating according
to the knockout format: World Champion + four (4) semi-finalists from
the Libya World Championship, Women's World Champion, two (2) World
Junior U-20 Champions (2004 & 2005), ninety (90) players from
Continental Championships, twenty (20) rated players, seven (7) FIDE
President nominees, three (3) Organiser nominees.
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