Highlander Cup Format
Date: 17th of October
Playing Venue: Budapest Palace Garden
Prize: 20,000 US Dollars
The event is called the Highlander Cup as the winner takes it alll apx. 20.000 US Dollars!
Knock-Out event with 4 players: Anatoly Karpov, Rustam Kasimdzhanov, Csaba Balogh and Benjamin Gledura.
Semi final Pairing:
Gledura - Karpov & Kasimdzhanov – Balogh
Semi final 2 games of 15+5 bonus seconds/move, in case of 1-1, 2 blitz games alternating colors 3+2 in case of 1-1 then Armageddon 5-4 (white has 5 minutes black has 4 ) and in case of a draw black qualifyes to the final.
Final: Same time control 2 games 15+5, 3+2 and 5-4.
opening ceremony and press: 13.40
Game 1 , 14.00 Semi Finals : Gledura - Karpov and Kasimdzhanov – Balogh
Other games planned the following time schedule:
Game 2 , 14.50, possibly playoff 15.40
Final game 1: 16.30
game 2: 17.20
Between games there will be minimum of 5 minutes break.
Closing Ceremony will be right after the last game finished on stage.