Winter Chess


Trofeo Valparaíso 2018, WWC

Rulesof the Valparaíso trophy 2018, of the international Circuit WinterChess World Cup 2018

Type of Tournament
International Open Chess Tournament in 7 rounds, Swiss system, elo computable  FIDE. and for WWC


From January 10th to 14th of 2018

Round Day Time
1 Wednesday 10th  20.30
2 Thursay 11th  20.30
3 Friday 12th 20:30
4 Saturday 13th 10.00
5 Saturday 13th 16.30
6 Sunday 14th 10:00
7 Sunday 14th 16.30

System Play
The games will be played at the rate of 90 minutes for the whole game + 30 seconds increment per move from move one. 

Courtesy Time
It establishes a courtesy time of 30 minutes, from the official time of beginning of each round, elapsed these will be lost by default.

Any player may request amaximum of 2 bye of 0.5 points, Bye for the last two rounds must be request before the end of the second round.

Apply in first and second place the following tiebreakers, which will be drawn after finishing the last round.

1-Bucholz medium, adjusting virtual player FIDE
2-Total Bucholz, adjusting virtual player FIDE.

The following tiebreakers will be applied in the following order without drawing

3 - particular outcome
4 - progressive to the end
5 - recursive performance
6 - Draw

The tournament will be held at Hotel GPRO Valparaiso Palace & SPA

Can take part all kind of player, whatever their title, or ranking, provided you have some sort of federation license in force.

Participants who need to leave the game room during the match must contact the arbitration team.

Once the game is over, players must place the pieces on the board, deliver the sheets to the arbitral team and leave the gaming area. Analize games in the game room is strictly forbidden.

Electronic devices
The use of electronic devices during games is prohibited.

Initial list
Players will be sorted by their elo high to low.

  • First apply the ELO FIDE.
  • In case a player has no FIDE ELO will be ranked based on their elo FEDA as if it were FIDE elo.
  • Players without FIDE elo, or line up at the end FEDA alphabetically.

This mass will define alignment stretch is that the player to obtain rewards.

€ 15 for players under 16 years old
€ 20 for all other participants.

Entries can be made by email to until October 16th, 2017, after this date will not guarantee participation.

The registration fee must be paid to the following account:

Holder: Associació Chess Palma
Bank: CaixaBank
Account number: ES58 2100 0100 1802 0021 3873

The organization has achieved special prices for players and guests that require it in Hotel Valparaiso *****

- Double room with bed and breakfast 50€ per person and night
- Single room with bed and breakfast 75€ per person and night

For any questions please get in touch tel. +34 667 246 104 or email

Privacy Policy
Participants in the tournament authorize the publication of their personal data in the various media that the organization considers desirable for the necessary publicity of the event (listings results, standings, players, games, etc..)

The organization reserves the right to change the present rules, especially the schedule of the games, always informing with the time enough to the participants.

Any matter not provided for in these rules shall govern the tournament FIDE regulations.

The tournament fee implies acceptance of these rules.

The arbitration board will be available to participants complaint forms