Giải Cờ vua quốc tế HDBank lần X - 2020 - The 10th HDBank international 2020


Viet Nam Chess Federation has the honor of inviting your Federation to participate in the 10th HDBank Cup International Chess tournament 2020 held from March 5th to March 13th, 2020 in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam.

(You can download Regulations and Registration form by MS Word here: HDBank_2020_regulations.docx)

1. Schedule:

 05/3/2020 12:00 Arrival
  19:00 Technical meeting
 06/3/2020 08:30 Opening Ceremony
  15:30 Round 1
07/3/2020 09:30 Round 2
  15:30 Round 3
08/3/2020 09:30 Round 4
09/3/2020 09:30 Round 5
  15:30 Round 6
10/3/2020 09:30 Round 7
11/3/2020 09:30 Round 8
12/3/2020 09:30 Round 9
  16:00 Awarding Ceremony
13/3/2020 Departures


2. Format:
2.1. This is an individual tournament, opening to all players with FIDE ID number.
2.2. Swiss System of 9 rounds. Pairings will be made with Swiss-manager program.
2.3. The time control is 90 minutes for entire game with an increment of 30 seconds for each move.
2.4. The default time is 30 minutes.
2.5. There are two groups of play: Masters category and Challengers category (ratings based on  March 1st , 2020 FIDE rating list).
2.4.1. Masters Category: Players rated 2200 and above;
2.4.2. Challengers Category: Players rated below 2200.

3. Prize fund:
3.1. Seventy thousand US Dollars (US$70,000). Prizes shall be awarded:
3.1.1. Masters Category: 1st $18,000; 2nd $9,000; 3rd $6,000; 4th $4,000; 5th $2,500; 6th $2000; 7th $1500; 8th $1000; 9th $800; 10th $800; 11th $600; 12th $600; 13th to 16th $500; 17th to 20th $300; 21st to 26th $200. Best women: 1st $5,000; 2nd $3,000; 3rd $2,000; 4th $1000; 5th $800; 6th $500; Best U16 $250. Best Seniors >60 $250.
3.1.2. Challengers Category: 1st $1,500; 2nd $1000; 3rd $800; 4th $600; 5th $400; 6th $300. Best women: 1st $500; 2nd $300; 3rd $200. Best U12 $200. Best Seniors >60 $200.
3.2. Cash prizes shall be shared equally among tied players.
3.3. For trophies (top 3 standings), ties will be decided by Tiebreak: Direct Encounter, Buchholz, Greater number of Wins, Greater number of Wins with the Black pieces, Rating performance.

4. Entry fee: (Can be paid upon arrival)
For all players based on March 1st, 2020 FIDE Ratings list, the entry fee is as follows:
4.1. Free for GM, IM, WGM and players with FIDE Rating of 2500 and above.
4.2. For Masters category, the entry fee is as follows:
Above 2399: USD50
2350 to 2399 USD75
2300 to 2349 USD100
2250 to 2299 USD150
2200 to 2249 USD200
4.3. For Challengers category: USD50 for players rated from 2000 to 2199 and USD75 for others.

5. Venue:
5.1. Venue: 5 stars Rex Hotel Saigon, 141 Nguyen Hue street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam. Website:
5.2. The Grandmasters who have ratings above 2700 and Women Grandmasters who have ratings above 2500 will be offered a free return air ticket (economy class) and single room with 3 meals during the tournament.
5.3. The Grandmasters who have ratings above 2550 and Women Grandmasters who have ratings above 2350 will be provided accommodation with 3 meals on a twin room sharing basis during the tournament.
5.4. Other participants will be responsible for their own accommodation with the cost as follows:
Single room: USD100 per person per night with breakfast only.
Twin or Triple room: USD 55 per person per night with breakfast only;

6. Travel:
Players and accompanying person who stay in official hotel will be picked up from Tan Son Nhat airport (SGN), Ho Chi Minh City and taken to the official Hotel by Organising committee.

7. Entry deadline:
The registration form is enclosed but no later than February 1st, 2020.
Players who send entry later than the deadline above, will be charged double entry fee.

8. Visa:
Participants who need visas shall apply for visas at the Viet Nam Embassy in your respective country or get E-visa at (please check List of Countries that allowed E-visa issuing). If you have any problems, please do not hesitate to contact us by the following address:
Contact: Viet Nam Chess Federation
Add: 36 Tran Phu street, Hanoi, Viet Nam
Tel/Fax: (84-24) 3823 2471