- Depending on a number of participants the qualifications are
either round-robin or swiss tournamets. 16 players qualify
for the knockout finals.
- The thinking time is 13 minutes without byoyomi. The games
are played with handicaps according to rank difference.
- The number of handicap stones depends on the rank difference
D. It is 2, 3, 4 if D is between 5..9, 10..14, 15..19. For
the same number of handicap stones the komi, starting from
8.5, is lowered by 2 for every additional rank difference.
The maximum handicap is 4 stones and 0.5 komi.