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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Marijan Petrov wins Vienna Chess Open

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Hi everyone,


We have here a nice round-up report from the Vienna Chess Open 2011. Marijan Petrov has won one of the stronger summer opens of 2011: the Vienna Open. The Bulgarian grandmaster edged out David Shengelia of Austria on tie-break after both had finished on 7.5/9.

The Vienna Open took place August 13-21 in the beautiful Vienna Town Hall. About 700 participants from over 40 countries played in four Elo groups: the A group for 2000+ players, a B group for Elo below 2000, a C group for Elo below 1600 and a D group also for Elo below 1600 but with only five rounds. There was also a blitz tournament (won by GM Evgeny Gleizerov) and a children’s event. The rate of play was 40 moves in 90 minutes plus 30 minutes to finish the game, with 30 seconds increment from move 1.

You can access the official website at this link in German and English and read the full report at
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