70th ICCF Jubilee Chess 960 World Elite

Rated Chess 960



When filled

ICCF standard time control of 30 days, followed by 1 moves in 3 days with duplication after 20 days

Mariusz Wojnar

Józef Lubas

Qualification requirements
A minimum rating is required to participate in World Elite Chess 960 event: 2500+.
No multiple entries.

Annex 3. The 70th ICCF Jubilee Chess 960 World Elite event (webserver) 

Tournament Organization

It will be one stage most probably double round robin event. The event will be rated for Chess 960 rating system. [Title norms might be possible in the final stage, if congress proposal is submitted and accepted.]

The tournament will be played by webserver with an incremental rate of play (30 days per game, plus 3 days every 1 move, duplication after 20 days; 45 days leave per year, no special leave). Linear conditionals can be entered. The public can see the games live after 10 games are finished in the event; live transmission delayed by 5 moves.

It is expected that section will consist of 7-8 top players (double round robin, each player will have 6-7 opponents and each player will play 12-14 games; players will have the same position with Black and White but all positions will defer from one opponent to another). However, ICCF President Eric Ruch on 2020-11-13 decided to remove the restriction to the top 7-8 players only and open the tournament to all players rated 2500+ (fixed or unfixed) for chess 960. Therefore organization of the tournament can vary and depending on number of entries it will be either (double/ single) round robin or Silli tournament.

The tournament will start on 2021-03-15. No end date.


A minimum rating of 2500+ is required to participate in World Elite Chess 960 event.

Players may register via National Federation or might be contacted directly by the organizer. There is no entry fee in this event.

Registration will begin 2020-08-15 and will close on 2021-01-15 to allow for pairings.

Players whose rating on the 2021/1 Rating List (Chess 960) has dropped below the requirement will be accepted at the organizer's discretion.


The total prize fund for this event is 1,000 EUR.

Cash prizes of 600 EUR, 300 EUR and 100 EUR will be awarded to the top 3 players. Tie-breaks will not be applied in respect of these cash prizes and instead those players scoring equal points will equally share any prize money due.

All monetary prizes will be paid by Paypal. If the winner of a monetary prize cannot make arrangements for receiving the money through Paypal, that person will forfeit the prize; and the money will go to the player next in line.

Also, occasional medals and certificates will be awarded to the top 3 players (tie-break applies).


The following special qualification provisions can be achieved in the 70th ICCF Jubilee Chess 960 World Elite event (required result above 50%):

  • the winner (tie-break applies) will qualify for a World Championship final;
  • players from places 2-3 (tie-break applies) will qualify for a World Championship Candidates (upon payment of the entry fee);




Remark 4. It was decided to set up an additional tie-breaking procedure for jubilee tournaments, which is a lower rating (details below). This tie-breaking procedure will be indicated under cross table, where applicable.

Additional tie-breaking procedure

If a tie persists after the standard tie-breaking procedures (single/double round robin event: number of wins, then Sonneborn-Berger, then direct encounter among tied players; Silli event: Buchholz cut 2, then Buchholz cut 1, then Buchholz, then Buchholz 2nd stage, and then number of wins), then the order is decided by the lower rating (fixed or unfixed) at the end of the tournament for normal chess or chess 960, respectively. If the tie still remains, the order is determined by the lower rating (fixed or unfixed) in previous ranting lists until broken. If players are still tied after all relevant tie-breaking procedures have been used, the players will be considered equal.

A FIDE rating (for chess 960: an ICCF rating and only then a FIDE rating) will be considered equivalent to an unfixed rating, where applicable.

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