31 March - 9 April 2018

Rules & regulations

The tournament will be held from 31 March-09 April, 2018. 

Venue: Schwarzwaldhallte Karlsruhe (Round 1 to 3), Kulturhaus LA8 Baden-Baden (Round 4 to 9)

Time control: 100 min/40 moves + 50 min/20 moves + 15 min/rest of the game with a 30 sec increment from move 1

Draws: No draw offers before move 40

Tiebreakers: 1. Number of wins, 2. Number of wins with Black, 3. Head-to-head score

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 6 min for White and 5 min for Black (in case of a draw Black wins)

Default time: 30 minutes

Tournament Directors: Christian Bossert and Sven Noppes (FIDE Arbiter)

Live commentary: Peter Leko and Jan Gustfsson