Austrian Chess Champions 2013: Peter Schreiner and Veronika Exler
The 2013 Austrian National Chess Championships were held on 20-28th July at the hotel Büchel in Feldkirch. The tournament counted with 49 participants in the open section and 19 in the women’s category. International master Peter Schreiner arrived as the third seed and obtained clear first place after getting 7.5/9 points. He left first seed GM David Shengelia half a point behind. His 2613 rating performance will add 18 points to his Elo rating in the next FIDE official list. The women’s section saw a similar scenario. Clear winner was WFM Veronika Exler, who also obtained 7.5 points. Two players finished on 6.5/9; Anna-Lena Schnegg obtained second place and Katharina Newrkla got the third spot in the podium. The main section’s prize fund amounted to € 8.350 with € 2.000 reserved for the winner; the women’s section had a prize fund of € 1.950 with € 700 reserved for the winner.