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Technical meeting
IMG 8652 The technical meeting of Neva Fondation Women's Grand Prix took place in the press-center of the event after the opening ceremony. The Chief Arbiter Sultan Al Taher, the CEO of FIDE Geoffrey Borg and the players discussed the regulations and the tournament conditions.
The Chief Arbiter drew the attention of the participants to time control, the “no-draw offer” rule and "zero tolerance" rule which require chess players to be seated at their boards when the games are scheduled to start. Regulations for the 2013 – 2014 Women’s FIDE Grand-Prix.

4.3. Time control: for each player 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move from move one.
4.4. During the game a player may only talk to an arbiter or communicate with a steward. Appropriate
sporting behavior is expected from all participants and FIDE rules of conduct are to be strictly followed at all

4.5. Players will not be allowed to offer draws directly to their opponents. Any draw claim will be permitted
only through the Chief Arbiter in the following cases:
• a triple-repetition of the position (article 9.2 of the Laws of Chess),
• in theoretically drawn position and
• the 50 moves rules (article 9.3 of the Laws of Chess).
The Chief Arbiter is the only authority who can acknowledge the final result of the game in these cases.

 The Grand Prix Series consists of six tournaments to be held over two years (2013-2014). 18 top players participate in 4 of these 6 tournaments. The winner of the Grand Prix series at the end of 2014 will play the Women World Champion in the third quarter of 2015 in a ten game match for the Women’s World Championship title. The prize fund of the first stage of Fondation Neva Women's Grand Prix is 60,000 Euros.
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