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32nd Liechtenstein Open

The 32nd International Chess Open in the Principality of Liechtenstein will take place on 23-31st May, 2014, at the Gemeindesaal Triesen.

The tournament will be held under the aegis of S.D. Erbprinz Alois von und zu Liechtenstein.

The prizes in the main Open event will be: 1st – CHF 2’000, 2nd – CHF 1’500, 3rd – CHF 1’200, 4th – CHF 1’000, 5th – CHF 800, 6th – CHF 700, 7th – CHF 600, 8th – CHF 500, 9th – CHF 400, 10th – (until 10th Hort-System) CHF 300, 11th to 20th – (ranking) CHF 200.

Last year winner was Grandmaster Vadim Malakhatko.

The prizes in the special Seniors Open (players born in 1954 or earlier) will be: 1st – CHF 800, 2nd – CHF 600, 3rd – CHF 400, 4th – CHF 300, 5th – CHF 200, 6th to 10th – CHF 100

Both groups will be played over 9 rounds of Swiss pairings. Chief Arbiter will be IA Albert Baumberger. More information on the official website.

Castle in Liechtenstein

Castle in Liechtenstein

History of the International Chess-Open in Principality of Liechtenstein

The Chess-Federation of Liechtenstein is very proud of having been host for thousands of chess players from over 50 countries all over the world.

The FL-Tournament in the Middle of Europe started its history in 1983 with 56 participants and a brilliant victory of Grandmaster Viktor Korchnoi. Also in the following two years Korchnoi couldn’t be stopped on his triumphal procession. In the year 1990 the number of participants reached nearly 200 chess players (193).

In the last few years the average was between 130 and 160 attending chess players, with 20 to 30 Fide titulars (GM, IM ,FM) p.a.

The perfect tournament conditions as the playing venue, the atmosphere between the players, the friendly staff and last but not least the attraction of the nice country Liechtenstein make the FL-Open an inherent part in the agenda of many chess players.

The tournament is split in two categories: The FL-Open and the Senior-Tournament. This year one of the most magnificent woman in the chess world, Ex-World champion Nona Gaprindashvili, will take part in the Senior-Tournament, which makes the organizing committee extremely proud.

The Chess Federation of Liechtenstein will be pleased to welcome chess players from all over the world taking part on the 32. FL-Open and it will also be a great pleasure for all members of the Liechtenstein Chess Federation to make the stay enjoyable.

FL-Open 2013, from left: President Kurt Studer, GM Vladislav V. Vorotnikov (2.), Winner GM Malakhatko, IM Gyula Izsak (3.), Arbiter Gerhard Fröwis

FL-Open 2013, from left: President Kurt Studer, GM Vladislav V. Vorotnikov (2.), Winner GM Malakhatko, IM Gyula Izsak (3.), Arbiter Gerhard Fröwis

Participants (Open):

1 GM Bogner Sebastian GER 2558
2 GM Kasparov Sergey BLR 2480
3 GM Farago Ivan HUN 2462
4 GM Van Der Weide Karel NED 2450
5 GM Sergeev Vladimir UKR 2445
6 IM Izsak Gyula HUN 2439
7 GM Cebalo Miso CRO 2419
8 IM Hommeles Theo NED 2417
9 IM Bruno Fabio ITA 2410
10 IM Stets Dmitry UKR 2410
11 GM Paehtz Thomas GER 2401
12 FM Bezemer Arno NED 2311
13 FM Dittmar Peter GER 2303
14 Kessler Luca AUT 2252
15 Bogdanov Egor UKR 2250
16 FM Guenthner Oliver GER 2238
17 IM Peredy Ferenc HUN 2211
18 Hovenga Alje NED 2197
19 CM Mueller Markus GER 2178
20 Neuberger Guido GER 2171
21 FM Klerides Paris CYP 2168
22 Vanheirzeele Daniel BEL 2158
23 Fries Frederik GER 2154
24 Willemsma Abe NED 2125
25 FM Ballon Guenther NED 2116
26 WIM Medunova Vera CZE 2115
27 Benes Petr CZE 2109
28 Maurer Fritz SUI 2077
29 Sarmir Milos SVK 2075
30 Houweling Bert NED 2066
31 Kuechle Wolfgang Dr. GER 2064
32 FM Ram Aravind L N IND 2054
33 Raddatz Michael GER 2044
34 Frick Renato LIE 2038
35 Rous Daniel CZE 2037
36 Bogner Norbert GER 2035
37 Melde Christian GER 2035
38 Hilarius Sander NED 2011
39 Jelic Dejan LIE 2003
40 Iclicki Willy MNC 1993
41 Schnepel Thomas GER 1986
42 Lenninger Ralf AUT 1984
43 Perman Torvald FIN 1972
44 Tarnutzer Werner SUI 1971
45 Both Gert NED 1950
46 Mann Johannes GER 1948
47 Peichel Roland AUT 1940
48 Siegel Adrian Prof. Dr. SUI 1940
49 Polzin Jens-Peter GER 1931
50 Bergen Klaus AUT 1927
51 Sova Ondrej CZE 1927
52 Reinkoester Michael GER 1910
53 Plicka Petr CZE 1906
54 Scheidegger Urs SUI 1904
55 Meier Gerd GER 1901
56 Kleinhenz Hans-Georg GER 1887
57 Wickli Jean Pierre SUI 1861
58 Nesimovic Kemal AUT 1828
59 Vlkovic Pavol SVK 1819
60 Chiesola Elmar AUT 1775
61 Fischer Daniel SUI 1754
62 Poznyak Nazar UKR 1754
63 Hornak Pavol SVK 1750
64 Uhlarz Joerg GER 1747
65 Weishaeutel Moritz GER 1738
66 Khachatouri Saro AUT 1716
67 Böhmler Bernhard GER 1698
68 Hoecker Horst GER 1692
69 Lachat Martin SUI 1645
70 Kern Beat SUI 1618
71 Kreutzmann Duke SUI 1563
72 Rous Dominik CZE 0

Participants (Senior):

1 IM Blechzin Igor RUS 2375
2 IM Pribyl Josef CZE 2303
3 IM Habibi Ali GER 2249
4 FM Hohler Peter SUI 2197
5 FM Haubt Georg GER 2190
6 CM Norman Kenneth I ENG 2175
7 IM Eperjesi Laszlo Dr. HUN 2172
8 FM Karl Hans SUI 2137
9 CM Ashby Anthony C ENG 2134
10 FM Jackson Oliver A ENG 2122
11 Falk Thomas GER 2106
12 CM Guller Andras LIE 2093
13 Reiss Siegfried SUI 2083
14 Bischoff Peter SUI 2062
15 Mertens Klaus GER 2019
16 FM Kock Hans-Uwe LIE 2007
17 Goris Ton NED 2006
18 Adler Wilfried GER 1979
19 Gerhard Walter GER 1975
20 Schaad Pierluigi Dr. SUI 1965
21 Peterlunger Erich AUT 1963
22 Schwertel Johann GER 1951
23 Weder Hanspeter SUI 1950
24 Bongers Erik NED 1948
25 Pribylova Ruzena CZE 1936
26 Zindel Ernst SUI 1919
27 Schweizer Robert SUI 1893
28 Gauer Jacques FRA 1888
29 Goris-Schouwstra Adry NED 1886
30 WCM Norman Dinah M ENG 1839
31 Studer Kurt LIE 1798
32 Denzinger Karl SUI 1792
33 Graier Hubert AUT 1637
34 Thonig Manfred GER 1573

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