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All three. For top players, it's the organizer who foots the bill just to get the name value. For some countries, they'll pay for their players to travel to a well-known tournament to show the "greatness" of their country. The less famous tournaments couldn't afford a top 20 GM, but have been known to "bribe" lower GMs, hoping other GMs ...


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For invitationals generally the organizers will pay (or the invited players won't accept the invitation). For open tournaments it's a different matter, and the players themselves pay. An event like "Serbia open masters" might be funded by Serbia's chess organization, though (I have not checked).


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