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4th International Villach Open

The 4th International Villach Open is starting today and continues over 9 rounds of Swiss tournament system until 18th February.

The tournament is organized by the ESV ASKÖ Admira Villach and incorporates the 31st Open Championship of Villach.

The playing venue is Volkshaus Völkendorf, Neubaugasse 9, 9500 Villach, Austria. The tournament is themed as “Chess at the meeting point of three cultures” – Austria, Italy and Slovenia.

Chess Evolution author and Chessdom commentator GM Nikola Sedlak is the top seeded player.

World Senior Champion GM Vladimir Okhotnik and Friulian legend FM Ivano Ceschia, who recently won an IM norm in Forni di Sopra, are also participating.

Nikola Sedlak

GM Nikola Sedlak

Villach (Slovenian: Beljak, Italian: Villaco, Friulian: Vilac) is the second largest city in the Carinthia state in the southern Austria, at the Drava River and represents an important traffic junction for Austria and the whole Alpe-Adria region.

Players list:
1 GM Sedlak Nikola SRB 2587
2 GM Horvath Jozsef HUN 2531
3 GM Okhotnik Vladimir FRA 2467
4 IM Baumegger Siegfried AUT 2419
5 IM Mencinger Vojko SLO 2377
6 FM Juhasz Kristof HUN 2377
7 FM Praznik Niko SLO 2331
8 FM Ceschia Ivano ITA 2319
9 Cabarkapa Novak SRB 2299
10 FM Hartl Daniel AUT 2288
11 Frank Paul Dr.Di AUT 2261
12 IM Borsos Bogdan UKR 2242
13 Wertjanz David AUT 2235
14 Leitner Gerald DI. AUT 2234
15 FM Gledura Benjamin HUN 2234
16 MK Fauland Peter AUT 2229
17 Steiner Guenther AUT 2178
18 Frank Dieter DI. AUT 2165
19 FM Praznik Anton SLO 2164
20 Juhasz Armin HUN 2157
21 Rieger Robert AUT 2156
22 MK Muellneritsch Anton AUT 2149
23 MK Sereinig Eduard AUT 2143
24 Scholvin Erich GER 2127
25 Higatsberger Michael DDr. AUT 2126
26 Pregl Walter AUT 2126
27 Portenschlager Peter AUT 2107
28 Hatzl Johannes AUT 2103
29 Hafner Robert AUT 2091
30 Kropik Martin AUT 2075
31 MK Groiss Werner AUT 2047
32 Moik Franz AUT 2046
33 Diotallevi Maurizio ITA 2044
34 Tscharnuter Hannes AUT 2043
35 Koefeler Christian AUT 2028
36 Turian Hans AUT 2025
37 Frank Emanuel AUT 2024
38 Bartl Ulf DI. GER 2019
39 Knaller Christoph AUT 2013
40 Wochein Marco AUT 2010
41 Veigl Wilhelm AUT 2007
42 Bodner Alfred AUT 1993
43 Frey Armin AUT 1990
44 Oberbichler Robert AUT 1968
45 Castellano Alfonso ITA 1954
46 Kassel Walter Dr. AUT 1947
47 Mesaros Florian AUT 1940
48 Filzmaier Bruno Doz. AUT 1928
49 Veigl Thomas AUT 1889
50 Dangl Christian AUT 1875
51 Oberberger Guenther AUT 1871
52 Ressmann Walter AUT 1870
53 Regatschnig Horst AUT 1857
54 Orsario Wolfgang AUT 1856
55 Peierl Walter AUT 1846
56 Napetschnig Martin AUT 1843
57 Melcher Jakob AUT 1841
58 Hasberger Walter AUT 1833
59 Mesaros Sebastian AUT 1829
60 Ravnjak Marco AUT 1827
61 Saringer Hubert AUT 1795
62 Zeber Karl AUT 1770
63 Taupe Richard AUT 1742
64 Kain Peter Maximilian AUT 1742
65 Bricori Bekim AUT 1725
66 Pirkowitsch Franz AUT 1713
67 Zauchner Markus AUT 1710
68 Lach Johann AUT 1691
69 Weiler Georg AUT 1673
70 Kuss Erich AUT 1661
71 Graier Hubert AUT 1604
72 Di Cicco Daniela ITA 1503
73 Cerusico Carlo ITA 1398
74 CM Capaliku Aleks ITA 2078
75 Mostoegl Konrad AUT 1861
76 Jonach Reinhard AUT 1743
77 Reif Gottfried AUT 1710
78 Loescher Helmut AUT 1697
79 Hirzer Jürgen DI AUT 1680
80 Guzikowski Pawel POL 1641
81 Jernej Raphael AUT 1639
82 Maderner Arnulf Mag. AUT 1614
83 Sternig Helmut AUT 1611
84 Graier Ernst AUT 1591
85 Frieser Gerhard AUT 1583
86 Eder Robert AUT 1578
87 Loescher Leon AUT 1447
88 Mandl Peter AUT 1296
89 Hoeffernig Leon AUT 1244
90 Ruppitsch Heinz AUT 0

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