Saturday, April 26, 2014

Ostravsky Konik International Chess Festival 2014


Ostravsky Konik International Chess Festival is taking place from 26th April to 4th May 2014 at the Social Hall of Culture House in Ostrava, the third largest city in the Czech Republic.

The festival consists of 6 groups:

- Czech Championship – open master tournament with playing format 9 rounds Swiss and the time control 90 minutes for 40 moves + 30 minutes till the end + 30 seconds per move, starting from move 1.
The event is open for all players from the Czech Republic with rating higher than 2100 (max 10% exceptions are possible). The winner will be awarded 50 000 CZK;

- FIDE Open “B” – 9 rounds FIDE Swiss Open for players rated less than 2100

- FIDE Open veterans – 9 rounds FIDE Swiss Open for players born 1954 or earlier

- Blitz tournament – 11 rounds blitz tournament with the time control 5 minutes per player

- Bughouse tournament – 7 rounds Swiss playoff

- Children tournament in rapid – 7 rounds Swiss tournament, open to children younger than 15 years-old and rated less than 1800

3 players from the 2013 European Club Cup champions’ team Novy Bor are taking part in the main event – the highest rated Czech player GM David Navara, GM Zbynek Hracek and GM Robert Cvek.

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Czech championship starting list (top seeds):


1 GM Navara David CZE 2706 1. Novoborský ŠK
2 GM Hráček Zbyněk CZE 2633 1. Novoborský ŠK
3 GM Rausis Igors CZE 2578 Beskydská šachová škola
4 GM Babula Vlastimil CZE 2553 1. Novoborský ŠK
5 IM Žilka Štěpán CZE 2541 1. Novoborský ŠK
6 GM Štoček Jiří CZE 2540 ŠK JOLY Lysá nad Labem
7 GM Petr Martin CZE 2529 ŠK Rapid Pardubice
8 GM Cvek Robert CZE 2519 1. Novoborský ŠK
9 GM Krejčí Jan CZE 2518 Tatran Litovel
10 GM Oral Tomáš CZE 2515 ŠK JOLY Lysá nad Labem
11 GM Hába Petr CZE 2498 1. Novoborský ŠK
12 GM Kislinsky Alexey CZE 2483 SK Slavia Orlová
13 IM Šimáček Pavel CZE 2469 Agentura 64 Grygov
14 IM Plát Vojtěch CZE 2456 TŽ Třinec
15 IM Rašík Vítězslav CZE 2456 ŠK HM Ostrava
16 GM Jansa Vlastimil CZE 2455 ŠK JOLY Lysá nad Labem
17 FM Kočiščák Jiří CZE 2434 ŠK HM Ostrava
18 GM Vokáč Marek CZE 2422 ŠK Zikuda Turnov
19 GM Blatný Pavel CZE 2418 Tatran Litovel
20 IM Biolek Richard CZE 2418 Agentura 64 Grygov
21 IM Kaňovský David CZE 2416 Agentura 64 Grygov
22 IM Konopka Michal CZE 2408 ŠK Zikuda Turnov
23 GM Voloshin Leonid CZE 2391 ŠK AD Jičín
24 IM Zwardoň Vojtěch CZE 2391 Beskydská šachová škola
25 FM Studnička Tomáš CZE 2374 ŠK ERA Poštovní spořitelna

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great tournament.

Anonymous said...

Nakamura will wipe this field into pieces.