The tournament will be played using the Swiss System with 11 rounds. The national rankings will not be taken into account for pairings. The rate of play will be in accordance with the FIDE rules: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an addition of 30 seconds per move starting from move one.
Ties shall be broken in the following order:
Direct Encounter (if tied players have all played each other)
Greater number of victories (forfeits counted)
Buchholz less two highest and two lowest
Buchholz Cut 1 (less one lowest, then less two lowest, and so on.)