Regulations for World Cup 2005
Regulations for the World Cup 2005
1.1. The World Chess Championship cycle shall be organised in 2005/07 and will include the following standard events: National Championships, Zonals and Continental Championships, the World Chess Cup (128 player knock-out tournament), the World Candidates matches and the World Chess Championship Tournament.
2.3.5 The number of qualifiers for each continent is:
3. World Cup 2005
3.1. Qualifiers - There are 128 qualifyers : World Champion + four (4) semi-finalists from the World Championship 2004 in Tripoli, Women`s World Champion, World Junior U-20 Champion 2004, twenty (20) rated players as described in 3.1.2, ninety (90) players from Continental Championships, eight (8) FIDE President nominees, three (3) organiser nominees.
3.1.1. Replacements - World Champion, semi-finalists, Woman`s World Champion, World Junior U-20 Champions and rated players can be replaced only from the average rating list. Continental and Zonal qualifiers will be replaced from their respective events, except that in the Zonal Tournament, the replacement must have scored 50% or more in the Zonal event. Otherwise the place passes to the Continental Championship. The average rating list has priority if a player qualifies either from the rating list or a zonal/continental event. In the exceptional case that the zonal/continental event is organized before the publishing of the January 2005 rating list, then the zonal/continental event has priority over the average rating list for qualifying purposes.
3.1.2. For the purpose of deciding the 20 rated player qualifiers, as well as any replacements, the average from the following lists will be used; rating of July 2004 plus rating of January 2005 divided by 2. In case of equality two decimals will be taken into consideration. If the numbers are still equal then the number of games from the two periods shall be decisive. That means the player with the greater number of games shall qualify. If the numbers are still equal then the April 2005 list shall be decisive. If the Elo in this list is still the same, the player with the greater number of games in this list will qualify.
3.1.3. Players who appear in the inactive list in both July 2004 and January 2005 will not be able to qualify as a rated player. If the player is inactive in one list but appears in the other, then the rating that is published shall be taken as the average.
3.2.2. Schedule of the World Cup tournament
(An extra day for playing tie-breaks is allocated)
3.6. Time control
3.6.1. The time control shall be 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 15 minutes for the rest of the game with an addition of 30 seconds per move from move one.
3.9. Prizes for the World Cup
3.9.1. Prize list
1st round 64 losers x 6.000 = 384.000
2nd round 32 losers x 9.000 = 288.000
3rd round 16 losers x 14.000 = 224.000
Place 16 x 21.000 = 21.000
Place 15 x 23.000 = 23.000
Place 14 x 25.000 = 25.000
Place 13 x 27.000 = 27.000
Place 12 x 29.000 = 29.000
Place 11 x 31.000 = 31.000
Place 10 x 33.000 = 33.000
Place 9 x 35.000 = 35.000
Place 8 x 39.000 = 39.000
Place 7 x 42.000 = 42.000
Place 6 x 45.000 = 45.000
Place 5 x 48.000 = 48.000
Place 4 x 52.000 = 52.000
Place 3 x 56.000 = 56.000
Place 2 x 70.000 = 70.000
Place 1 x 100.000 = 100.000
3.9.2. A payment of 20% from the above prize fund shall be made to FIDE.