IM Tournament in Myanmar

Yadanar Aungban International Chess Tournament 2016
Aungban, Myanmar. {1 - 9 May, 2016}

1. Organization

This event is organized by Myanmar Chess Federation in order to create opportunities for the ambitious players to achieve IM Norms and increase their ratings under the auspices of the Myanmar National Olympic Council.

2. Schedule

1 May  After 1200 Arrival
2000 Technical Meeting

2 May  0900 Opening Ceremony
0930 Rd. 1
1600 Rd. 2

3 May  0900 Rd. 3
1600 Rd. 4

4 May  1500 Rd. 5

5 May  1500 Rd. 6

6 May  1500 Rd. 7

7 May  1500 Rd. 8

8 May  1000 Rd. 9
1600 Closing Ceremony

9 May Departure
(Remark - If the players want to have a rest day, the schedule may be changed at the Technical Meeting. But the dates will remain unchanged.)

3. Format & Time Control

Total 10 players (3 IMs + 7 Others); Single Round-Robin; FIDE-rated and titled; Rate of play will be 90 minutes for the whole game with 30 seconds increment for every move starting from the first move. Zero-Start shall be applied. 

4. Venue & Official Hotel

Yadanar Aungban Hotel, Aungban, Shan State, Myanmar. (
Aungban is a town in the Shan State of eastern Burma. It is located at an elevation of 4219 feet above sea level in Kalaw Township in Taunggyi District. 
There are many places of interest nearby such as Inlay Lake, Pindaya Cave, Kalaw, Taunggyi …etc. More information can be found at

All the players have to stay at the official hotel.

5. Prize 

No prize money. 1st.- Trophy, 2nd. - Trophy, 3rd. - Trophy.
The diploma certificates are to be awarded for all players.

6. Entry Fees

For IM
Free Entry + Free Transport + Pocket Money + Free Twin-Sharing Hotel Room (3 Meals)

For others
US$ 500 Package (Entry Fees + Twin-Sharing Hotel Room with 3 Meals) 
US$ 650 Package (Entry Fees + Single Hotel Room with 3 Meals)

The fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. There will be 10% Extra Charge for those who register and send the money to the organizer's bank accounts after 31st. March, 2016.

A/C Name   : Mr. Maung Maung Lwin
A/C No.          : 127-0-672262
Branch            : Soi Aree
Bank               : Bangkok Bank
                          BANGKOK, THAILAND 10400

7. Payment

Myanmar Chess Federation members shall have to pay their dues upon registration.
Foreign players have to settle the full payment (Entry Fees + Hotel Room Charges) to the organizer before 10th. April, 2016. Otherwise, they shall be expelled from the tournament. 

8. Entry Visa 

This is necessary to have the entry visa before entering Myanmar. The players from foreign countries have to apply and get the entry visa from the nearest Myanmar Embassy in their countries. The information is available at and  
On-line visa can also be applied there too.

General information about Myanmar can be found at

9. Participation

Since the numbers of players to participate in this event are limited, players are advised to make early registration and payment to confirm their participation. Payment shall be made one day after the approval from the organizer and the scanned copy of payment at the bank shall be sent by email to the organizer. 

10. The organizers have the right to reject any entry without giving reasons.


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