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Hoogeveen Open | Final 4

The Hoogeveen Open is taking place as part of the 22nd Hoogeveen Chess Festival that runs from 20-27 October 2018 in the Hoogeveen Town Hall in the Netherlands. The 9-round open has a total prize fund of €10,000 with a €4,000 1st prize. After the 7th round, the top 4 qualifies for the semi-finals and finals to decide the top prizes of the Open tournament. The remaining players of the Open group will play a regular 8th and 9th round. The time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves, then 30 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1. The format of the Final 4 is one classical game, if tied a 2-game blitz mini-match, if still tied one blitz game until someone wins. Official website: www.hoogeveenchess.nl