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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Chess Masters Final International Open

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Hi everyone,

This year an International Chess Open will be organised on the sidelines of the Chess Grand Slam Final. This tournament will be valid for FIDE rating and will allow all chess players to play next to the big glass-cube in which the world’s top chessplayers will play the Grand Slam Final.

Dates: from 6th to 11th of october 2011
Venue: Alhóndiga de Bilbao. Plaza Arriquibar, 4. Bilbao. 
Rounds: 8
Rate of play: 90 minutes + 30 seconds/move
Entry fee:
General: 25 €
Under 20: 15 €
GM, IM, FM, WGM, WIM, WFM, Rating FIDE >= 2350: Free. No further conditions offered. Prizes: 16650 € (1st place 2500 €)
Top rated players:
GM Oleg Korneev RUS 2580
GM Aleksandr Lenderman USA 2525
GM Alexandre Dgebuadze BEL 2522
GM Ilmars Starostits LAT 2480
GM Juan Mario Gomez Esteban ESP 2465
IM Jose Angel Guerra CUB 2450
FM Alexey Fernandez Cardoso CUB 2450
IM Tania Sachdev IND 2419
IM Patrick Zelbel GER 2408
IM Vitalijs Samolins LAT 2403
IM Jorge Cabrera Trujillo ESP 2392
IM Pablo Barrionuevo ARG 2314
WGM Ilze Berzina LAT 2307
You can access more details at the Tournament website

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