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Last call for Aktobe Open 2024 offering a prize fund of US$ 100000

by Shahid Ahmed - 07/05/2024

Kazakhstan Chess Federation invites you to Aktobe Open 2024 - Vladimir Dvorkovich Memorial 2024. There are two tournaments - Masters (> 2400 for Men and >2200 for Women) and Open (1800-2299). The total prize fund in the Masters is ≈US$ 100000, and for Open ≈US$10165. The top three prizes are ≈US$ 20000, 15600 and 11100. Entry is FREE for GM, IM, WGM, WIM, FM, WFMs in the Masters, provided they meet the rating criteria mentioned above. Conditions are offered to 2600+ players. GM Aditya Mittal won two tournaments in Kazakhstan last year. You could be the next one. Deadline has been extended to 10th May 2024. So hurry up and register now if you haven't yet. Check out the article for more information. All tournament info photos are from tournament circular. Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Deadline extended till 10th May 2024

Two 2700+, 15 above 2600 and 29 players above 2500 have registered so far. The starting list includes 28 GMs, 21 IMs, 4 WGMs and 6 WIMs from 15+ countries across the world with an average rating of 2419 in the Masters tournament. The organizing committee has mentioned that they are ready to consider applications to provide conditions for one player from a country that has not yet registered.

Aktobe Open 2024 - Vladimir Dvorkovich Memorial will take place from 24th May to 3rd June 2024

Venue, Schedule, Entry fee and Eligibility

The tournament will take place at ACE Tennis Club, Mangilik El Street, 2 in Aktobe, Kazakhstan from 24th May to 2nd June 2024. There is only one round each day for Masters and Open tournament. Check out the image below for entry fee and eligibility details. There is a limit of 100 players in Masters and 150 players in the Open event.

Schedule and Eligibility


The total prize fund is US$ 100000. The top three prizes in the Masters category are about US$ 20000, $15600 and $11100. There are 18 main prizes. Check the image below for more details. The top three Women in the Masters will receive approx. US$ 2400, $1700 and $1300. The top two Kazakhstan players will earn approx. US$ 2200 and $1500 each. There are seven main prizes in Open event with an additional ten prizes. The top three prizes in Open are ≈ US$ 2200, $1600 and $1100. Please check the images below for complete prize details.

Main prize in the Masters category

Five additional prizes are in the Masters event

Open tournament prize details


Check the image below for information about conditions for the invited players.



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Contact details


Application for hospitality:

Contact for other questons: +77055006464

Tournament Director: Vice-President of KCF, Marat Sagintaevich Yesenov;

Chief Arbiter: International Arbiter, FIDE Valery Min;

Tournament Manager: Boris Antonovich Pen,

Top seeds

GM Parham Maghsoodloo (IRI) is the top seed as of this writing | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

GM Alexey Sarana (SRB)

GM Sanan Sjugirov (HUN) | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

GM Abhimanyu Puranik will be the highest rated Indian in the field | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

GM Aditya Mittal who won two tournaments in Kazakhstan last year, will be returning

GM Sethuraman S P will be the third highest rated Indian in the mix

Indian players' success story in Kazakhstan 2023

GM Aditya Mittal won two tournaments in Kazakhstan last year. GM Sethuraman S P secured a second place at Uralsk Open 2023. The next one can be you!

Download the tournament circular from our calendar.



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