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Sunday, July 7, 2013

31st Andorra Chess Open from July 20

12th Women's World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk's Chess Blog for Chess Daily News and Trivia (c) 2013

Hi everyone, 

The 31st Andorra Chess Open is set to take place on 20-28th July at the Sant Gothard Hotel in Erts (La Massana). The 9-rund Swiss event is organized by the Federació d’Escacs Valls d’Andorra. The tournament will be played according to FIDE rules and will be valid for title norms.

The prize fund of 10,500 EUR is divided into 16 regular and 18 special prizes.

Top prize are: 1 – 2.100,00 EUR; 2 – 1.500,00 EUR; 3 – 1.000,00 EUR; 4 – 800,00 EUR; 5 – 700,00 EUR; 6 – 550,00 EUR; 7 – 500,00 EUR; 8 – 400,00 EUR etc. The Andorra Chess Open is valid for the X Circuit Català d’Oberts Internacionals. The number of participants is limited to 180. More information on the official website. GM jon Ludvig Hammer is the defending champion. (

Top rated players:

1 Iturrizaga Eduardo 2642 GM Venezuela
2 Rodshtein Maxim 2641 GM Israel
3 Peralta Fernando 2622 GM Argentina
4 Felgaer Ruben 2586 GM Argentina
5 Arizmendi Martínez Julen 2580 GM Spain
6 Vázquez Igarza Renier 2571 GM Spain
7 Kogan Arthur 2570 GM Israel
8 Vovk Andrey 2567 GM Ukraine
9 Alonso Rosell Alvar 2550 GM Spain
10 López Martínez Josep Manel 2547 GM Spain
11 Ibarra Jerez Jose Carlos 2538 GM Spain
12 Narciso Dublan Marc 2536 GM Spain
13 Cabrera Alexis 2525 GM Spain
14 Gozzoli Yannick 2523 GM France

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