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2nd International Chess Festival Riga Technical University Open

The 2nd International Chess Festival Riga Technical University Open will take place on August 5th-11th 2013. The event will be played in the mentioned University, located at 1 Kalku Street, Riga, Latvia (City Centre, Old Town).

The total prize fund is planned to be 7 700 LVL (11 000 EUR) for all tournaments.

There will be four tournaments played simultaneously:

Tournament A: Swiss System, 9 rounds, August 5-11, open for all players. The tournament will have GM, IM, WGM and WIM norms. The time control will be 90 minutes per game per player + 30 seconds per move starting from move 1.

Tournament B: Swiss System, 9 rounds, August 5-11, open for players with an Elo rating below 2099 and a Latvian rating below 2199.

Tournament C will be an amateur event and Tournament D a blitz event that will be played on August 11th.

Official website

Riga Technical University Open - Playing hall

The playing hall during last year's edition

Last year winner was GM Jan Markos.

Registered players:

1 GM Mchedlishvili Mikheil GEO 2640
2 GM Miezis Normunds LAT 2596
3 GM Kulaots Kaido EST 2587
4 GM Popovic Dusan SRB 2574
5 GM Burmakin Vladimir RUS 2565
6 GM Sedlak Nikola SRB 2562
7 GM Kunin Vitaly GER 2525
8 IM Popilski Gil ISR 2518
9 IM Raznikov Danny ISR 2469
10 IM Carlstedt Jonathan GER 2357
11 FM Kantans Toms LAT 2355
12 FM Lavendelis Egons LAT 2340
13 WGM Rogule Laura LAT 2306
14 Kalnins Kristaps LAT 2280
15 WIM Skinke Katrina LAT 2207
16 WGM Erneste Inguna LAT 2189
17 Mierins Eriks LAT 2105

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