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Friday, August 16, 2013

Vienna Chess Open Begins Aug 17 with 700 Players from 50 Countries

Alexandra Kosteniuk's Chess Blog for Daily Chess News and Trivia (c) 2013

Hi everyone, 

The Vienna Chess Open is set to take place for the 18th time at the Vienna City Hall from August 17th to August 25th. Johann Pöcksteiner, from the Vienna Chess Association said: "Players will not only find optimal conditions in Vienna, they will also be able to get to know our city better."

In total over 700 players from more than 50 countries have registered to take part in the chess tournament.

Favourite to win the championship is Grandmaster Ivan Sokolov. Alongside Ivan Sokolov there are a further 20 Grandmasters taking part. Eva Moser is representing Austria. The matches can be followed live on the internet.

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