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Grand Europe Open 2013 in Albena

The Grand Europe Open 2013 will take place on 1-9 June at the Albena Hall in the city of Albena, Bulgaria.

The event, organized by the Bulgarian Chess Federation, will be a 9 round Swiss open with a time control of 90 min. with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from move one. It will be valid for GM/IM norms.

The tournament will award 70 prizes that amount to 30,000 Euros. These prizes are guaranteed regardless of the number of participants. 1st place – 5,000 Euros; 2nd place – 3,500 Euros; 3rd place – 2,500 Euros.

Seven GMs and eight IMs have already signed up to participate. The first seeds so far are Ivan Cheparinov, Sandro Mareco, Brazilian champion Krikor Sevag Mekhitarian and women’s world rapid champion Antoaneta Stefanova.

Official website

Aerial view of the Albena coastline

Registered players:

1 GM Cheparinov Ivan BUL 2702
2 GM Mareco Sandro ARG 2580
3 GM Mekhitarian Krikor Sevag BRA 2548
4 GM Stefanova Antoaneta BUL 2525
5 GM Drenchev Petar BUL 2490
6 IM Kohlweyer Bernd GER 2476
7 IM Swapnil S. Dhopade IND 2475
8 IM Mammadov Zaur AZE 2446
9 GM Gruenfeld Yehuda ISR 2434
10 GM Popchev Milko BUL 2433
11 IM Ankit R. Rajpara IND 2421
12 IM Galinsky Timofey UKR 2416
13 IM Rzayev Bahruz AZE 2411
14 IM Obodchuk Andrei RUS 2405
15 IM Molina Roberto Junio Brito BRA 2402
16 FM Anurag Mhamal IND 2401
17 WGM Sukandar Irine Kharisma INA 2388
18 FM Bykov Alexey RUS 2378
19 Sagar Shah IND 2376
20 WGM Ziaziulkina Nastassia BLR 2332
21 WIM Tarasova Viktoriya RUS 2298
22 FM Abdalla Luiz Guilherme Aurell BRA 2288
23 WIM Dolzhykova Kateryna UKR 2288
24 IM Todorov Ognjan BUL 2285
25 WGM Dolzhikova Olga NOR 2270
26 FM Reipsch Jens GER 2227
27 Primbetov Kazbek KAZ 2225
28 Tscharotschkin Michael GER 2217
29 FM Guempel Viktor RUS 2212
30 Vassiliev G. RUS 2202
31 Mihoubi Saad ALG 2088
32 Memarian Milad IRI 2057
33 Will Matthias GER 2018
34 Taylor Robert Graham WLS 1966
35 Drogovoz Irina RUS 1965
36 Mammadova Narmin AZE 1953
37 Mollov Plamen BUL 1945
38 Drogovoz Maria RUS 1879
39 Galinskyi Mykhalo UKR 1477

 

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