The Pavlodar Open will take place on 10-19th December at the Estaya St. 83 in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan.
The tournament is organized by the Kazakhstan Chess Federation, Management of tourism, physical training and sports of the Pavlodar area, and Pavlodar Chess Federation.
The playing format is 10-round Swiss and the tournament will be valid for FIDE rating and norms.
Tournament director is GM Kotsur Pavel. The prize fund is 12000 $, with the first prize being 3000 $.
Top rated players are: Zhigalko Andrey BLR 2615, Solak Dragan TUR 2611, Ponkratov Pavel RUS 2603, Burmakin Vladimir RUS 2581, Jumabayev Rinat KAZ 2568, Dvoirys Semen RUS 2562, Zubarev Alexander UKR 2546, Ovetchkin Roman RUS 2542, Yudin Sergei RUS 2538, Ulibin Mikhail RUS 2506 and Kostenko Petr KAZ 2500.
More information on the tournament website
Pavlodar is a city in northeastern Kazakhstan and the capital of Pavlodar Province. It is located 350 km northeast of the national capital Astana, and 400 km southeast of the Russian city of Omsk along the Irtysh River. As of 2010, the city has a population of 331,710.