Saturday, July 20, 2013

Czech Open 2013


The 24th International Chess and Games Festival from the Czech Republic is taking place on 11th – 27th July in Pardubice, a city that lies on the river Elbe, 96 kilometres east of Prague.

A huge number of event are running concurrently. The main attractions are the A and B chess open tournaments. They are being held on 19th – 27th July.

The A group is reserved for players with an Elo rating above 2200. It is a 9 rounds Swiss open. The time control is 2×1,5 h/40 +30 min + 30s/move.

The B group is reserved for players with an Elo rating above 1800. It is also being played during 9 rounds under the Swiss system. Time control: 2x2h + 30s/move.

Viktor Laznicka is the first seed, followed by a strong group of GMs that includes players such as Liviu-Ditier Nisipeanu, Tamir Nabaty, Evgeny Vorobiov, among others.

Tournament website

Participants – A Group (top seeds):


1 GM Laznicka Viktor CZE 2684
2 GM Nisipeanu Liviu-Dieter ROU 2670
3 GM Kononenko Dmitry UKR 2610
4 GM Schlosser Philipp GER 2602
5 GM Nabaty Tamir ISR 2586
6 GM Vorobiov Evgeny E. RUS 2585
7 GM Babula Vlastimil CZE 2583
8 GM Michalik Peter SVK 2579
9 GM Stocek Jiri CZE 2576
10 GM Lalith Babu IND 2571
11 GM Oleksienko Mikhailo UKR 2568
12 GM Piorun Kacper POL 2566
13 GM Bernasek Jan CZE 2551
14 GM Geller Jakov RUS 2549
15 GM Gonda Laszlo HUN 2538
16 GM Mirzoev Azer AZE 2536
17 GM Jaracz Pawel POL 2531
18 GM Lintchevski Daniil RUS 2529
19 GM Cvek Robert CZE 2527
20 IM Rozum Ivan RUS 2527
21 GM Petr Martin CZE 2523
22 GM Haba Petr CZE 2522
23 GM Neuman Petr CZE 2522
24 GM Stefansson Hannes ISL 2522
25 GM Krejci Jan CZE 2521
26 GM Teske Henrik GER 2517
27 IM Stukopin Andrey RUS 2517
28 GM Chernyshov Konstantin RUS 2514
29 IM Gretarsson Hjoerrar Steinn ISL 2511
30 GM Stupak Kirill BLR 2510
31 GM Shyam Sundar IND 2505
32 GM Boros Denes HUN 2504
33 IM Mozharov Mikhail RUS 2495
34 GM Neverov Valery UKR 2492
35 GM Harika Dronavalli IND 2489
36 GM Lalic Bogdan CRO 2489
37 GM Galego Luis POR 2488
38 IM Das Debashis IND 2478
39 GM Gutman Gennadi UKR 2477
40 IM Dourerassou Jonathan FRA 2476
41 IM Idani Pouya IRI 2476
42 IM Narayanan Srinath IND 2475
43 GM Simantsev Mikhail UKR 2473
44 IM Sipos Istvan HUN 2471
45 IM Toth Ervin HUN 2471
46 GM Bryzgalin Kirill RUS 2470
47 GM Kovalev Andrei BLR 2470
48 IM Richter Michael GER 2470
49 GM Akesson Ralf SWE 2469
50 IM Breder Dennis GER 2465

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