WR Chess Masters – Dusseldorf, Germany Regulations:
10 players Round Robin Tournament. Drawing of lots will be done at the opening ceremony.
The time control for each game is 120 minutes per side for the first 40 moves, 60 minutes for the next 20 moves, and 15 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30-second increment per move starting with move 61.
Money prizes will be shared among the players with the same sum of points. This does not apply for the first prize. In case of shared first place between two players, there will be a play-off to decide the winner at the end of the last round.
In case of a tie for first place: 2 games with 10 min + 2 sec a move; then if needed 2 games with 5 min + 2 sec a move; finally a game with 5 min for White and 4 min for Black with an increment of 2 second per move, starting from move 61 (in case of a draw Black wins).
If more than two players share first place, there will be a double round-robin with the following tiebreaks:
A: Sonneborn-Berger points.
B: Most wins.
C: Most wins with the black pieces.
D: Drawing of lots
The remaining players in this will share their money prizes.