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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Graz international chess open begins in Austria on Sunday

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Hi everyone,


The 18th Graz International Open is starting on Sunday in Graz, Austria. It will run till September 4 and is being organised by Landesverband Steiermark des Österreichischen Schachbundes at the Brauhaus Puntigam. The tournament will be played over 9 rounds of Swiss pairings and in two rating groups.

The Group A has 62 players and six Grandmasters in the field. Top seeded is Vyacheslav Ikonnikov from Russia. Group B has 50 participants. More information on the official website
Top-10 Group A starting list:
1. GM Ikonnikov Vyacheslav RUS 2553
2. GM Kozul Zdenko CRO 2541
3. GM Shengelia David AUT 2513
4. GM Tratar Marko SLO 2491
5. GM Farago Ivan HUN 2485
6. GM Lanka Zigurds LAT 2469
7. IM Diermair Andreas AUT 2432
8. IM Moser Eva AUT 2432
9. FM Poetz Florian AUT 2416
10. IM Sakelsek Tadej SLO 2407
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