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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Panama Chess Open 2013 Begins with GMs Lazaro Bruzon and Sergei Tiviakov as Top Seeds... in Panama ;)

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

Hello everyone,

All that remains of 2013 is going to be a splendid chess season. The Panama Chess Open has begun. The 3rd Panama Chess Open is being held at the Salón Corotu, Hotel Central Park in Ciudad de Panamá. The tournament will be played over nine rounds of Swiss system with accelerated pairings and continues until 5th November. (And, then, you can still make it to India in time for the World Chess Championship!)

The total prize fund is $10,000. Top prizes are $2500-1500-1000-500-400-300-200-100. The additional events include lectures, seminars, simultaneous exhibitions and blitz tournament with $1000 in prizes. 

Defening champion GM Eric Hansen is already playing in the Magistral Ciudad de BarcelonaTop seeds include Grandmasters Lazaro Bruzon from Cuba, Sergei Tiviakov from the Netherlands, Reynaldo Oriz from Cuba and aleksandr Rakhmanov from Russia. 

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