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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Doeberl Chess Cup tourney in Canberra from April 21-25

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Hi everyone,

Planning a trip to Australia this April? Check out the Doeberl Cup 2011 chess tournament that runs from April 21-25 at the Hellenic Club, Canberra. 

The prize fund of $17,850 will be distributed in three tournaments - Premier, Major and Minor. $4,000 is reserved for the winner of the Premier section, which will feature titled and players rated over 1900 FIDE (1800 ACF). Registration is now possible on the official website.

The Doeberl Cup is held in Canberra over Easter each year attracting a field of over 200 players. There are five separate tournaments each year. The Premier tournament runs for 9 FIDE rated rounds and has had titled players from Australia, Russia, India, Ukraine, Israel, Spain, Hungary, Serbia, Ecuador and the Philippines.

The 7-round FIDE rated Major tournament is for players with an ACF rating between 1400 and 2000. Equally the 7-round Minor covers players up to a rating of 1600. There is also have a 7-round 50+ tournament and a 6-round (60+10) tournament running for two days for under 1200 rated players.

The Doeberl Cup is the longest running weekend chess event in Australia. Since 1963 it has been held every year in Canberra, Australia. Grandmaster Ian Rogers holds the record for the most number of wins (either outright or on tie-break) with 12. Li Chao B of China won the 2010 Doeberl Cup.
Premier Tournament list:

Hansen Sune Berg GM 2603 Denmark
Arutinian David GM 2575 Georgia
Deviatkin Andrei GM 2566 Russia
Bojkov Dejan GM 2523 Bulgaria
Smerdon David GM 2512 Australia
Xie George IM 2457 Australia
Johansen Darryl GM 2419 Australia
Goh Kevin IM 2382 Singapore
Ly Moulthun 2381 Australia
Toth Andras IM 2378 Hungary
Teichmann Erik FM 2371 England
Illingworth Max FM 2345 Australia
Cheng Bobby FM 2345 Australia
Khamparia Akshat FM 2328 India
Sandler Leonid IM 2303 Australia
Ikeda Junta FM 2296 Australia and others. 

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