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Saturday, October 15, 2011

28th Genève International Open from Dec 26

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Hi everyone,

This one's for all those planning a holiday season in Switzerland this year-end. You've got a cool chess excuse for the destination - 28th Genève International Open!


The 28th Open International d’Échecs is scheduled to take place from December 26-30 in Genève, Switzerland. The tournament will be divided in two groups, Open A for players rated above 1700 and Open B for U1800 players. The playing format is 7-round Swiss with 90 min for 40 moves plus 30 min for the remaining moves. The prize fund is 16,000 CHF. Daniel Campora of Argentina is the first Grandmaster who has already registered to play, according to the latest Fide chess tournament news updates.

Here is the run down of the prize money to get you interested.

Open A / Open B
1st place - 3’000.00 / 900.00
2nd - 2’200.00 / 700.00
3rd - 1’800.00 / 500.00
4th - 1’400.00 / 400.00
5th - 1’000.00 / 300.00
6th - 800.00 / 200.00
7th - 600.00 / 150.00
8th - 400.00 / 100.00
9th - 300.00
10th - 200.00

You can find more information on the official website.
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