Thursday, April 04, 2013

Sydney International Open 2013

The Sidney International Open 2013 is taking place on 2nd – 7th April at the Parramatta Town Hall in the Australian city.

It is one of the biggest chess tournaments in Australia. It attracts beginners to grandmasters from all parts of Australia and from several other countries around the world.

The tournament has two categories (1) Open, in which anyone with any rating can play, and (2) Challengers, in which only those with ACF ratings lower then 1900 can play.

It is a 9-round Swiss open with a time control of 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game plus 30 seconds per move from move 1.

A lot of players that participated in the Doeberl Cup are taking part, including champion Li Chao. Joining him in the battle for the 4,000 USD first prize are GM Loek van Wely, last year winner GM Vajda Levente, Doeberl Cup runner-up GM Jiri Stocek, and 8 other GMs.

Official website

Participants (top seeds):

1GMLi Chao BCHN2686
2GMVan Wely LoekNED2684
3GMVajda LeventeROU2632
4GMHeberla BartlomiejPOL2562
5GMStocek JiriCZE2544
6GMSethuraman S.P.IND2541
7GMZhao Zong-YuanAUS2537
8GMHorvath AdamHUN2509
9GMCzebe AttilaHUN2479
10GMVarga ZoltanHUN2472
11IMPalit SomakIND2449
12IMStany G.A.IND2432
13GMJohansen Darryl K.AUS2430
14GMLaxman R.R.IND2429
15FMCheng BobbyAUS2425

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Excellent tournament.