The 4th President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Cup International Chess Championship will push through on September 24, 2009 at the Duty Free Fiestamall, Paranaque City. The Opening Ceremonies will commence at 1:00 pm to be followed by the 1st round.
Meanwhile, the 5th Prospero A. Pichay, Jr. Cup Chess Championship will be held from October 1 - 8, 2009 at the Local Water Utilities Administration Bldg located at Katipunan Road in Diliman, Quezon City.
Games will be played at the Duty Free Festival Mall, Manila, Philippines.
SYSTEM OF PLAY:
1. The 4th President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Cup International Chess Tournament will be played over in 9 rounds using the Swiss System.
2. The time control shall be 90 minutes for the whole game with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move 1.
3. The FIDE Laws of Chess shall apply. The tournament will be FIDE rated and the Swiss Manager program shall be used for pairings.
4. Draws are not allowed before the completion of Black’s 30th move unless by the repetition of position rule.
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