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The 31st Liechtenstein Open began in Triesen

The 31st International Chess Open in the Principality of Liechtenstein is taking place on 3-11th May, 2013, at the Gemeindesaal Triesen. The tournament will be held under the patronage by S.D. Erbprinz Alois von und zu Liechtenstein.

Fourteen countries are represented in the 92-players lineup. Seven GMs and eight IMs are among the participants. Austria is the country that sent more competitors – they have 23 players representing their flag. 

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.

GM Malakhatko Vadim is the first seed. Last year winner was Grandmaster Sebastian Bogner.

The prizes in the special Seniors Open (players born in 1953 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

Full list of participants:

1
GM Malakhatko Vadim BEL 2552
2 GM Vorotnikov Vladislav V RUS 2473
3 IM Belezky Alexander UKR 2463
4 GM Van Der Weide Karel NED 2448
5 GM Farago Ivan HUN 2445
6 IM Izsak Gyula HUN 2445
7 GM Cebalo Miso CRO 2438
8 IM Hommeles Theo NED 2431
9 GM Sergeev Vladimir UKR 2430
10 GM Paehtz Thomas GER 2410
11 FM Rooze Jan BEL 2372
12 FM Friedrich Norbert GER 2340
13 IM Sedina Elena ITA 2333
14 IM Zozulia Anna BEL 2326
15 FM Meng Roger NED 2308
16 FM Bezemer Arno NED 2294
17 IM Habibi Ali GER 2266
18 IM Kelecevic Nedeljko SUI 2254
19   Poettinger Harald Dr. AUT 2250
20   Kessler Luca AUT 2242
21   Schiendorfer Florian SUI 2216
22   Bezler Rainer AUT 2206
23 IM Peredy Ferenc HUN 2191
24   Hovenga Alje NED 2183
25   Klings Peter GER 2179
26   Partenheimer Axel GER 2172
27   Schaefer Michael GER 2172
28 CM Mueller Markus GER 2167
29   Van Heirzeele Daniel BEL 2165
30 CM Keller Manfred GER 2161
31   Kuhn Thomas SUI 2158
32   Simon Peter GER 2156
33 WIM Medunova Vera CZE 2126
34   Willemsma Abe NED 2121
35   Maurer Fritz SUI 2120
36   Benes Petr CZE 2097
37 CM Mannhart Marcel LIE 2094
38   Scheffknecht Philipp AUT 2089
39   Schiendorfer Reinhard SUI 2087
40 CM Herbold Manfred GER 2069
41   Mertens Klaus GER 2066
42   Marentini Marcel SUI 2064
43   Raddatz Michael GER 2063
44   Sarmir Milos SVK 2059
45   Meduna Eduard CZE 2057
46   Frick Renato LIE 2054
47   Bluhm Sonja Maria GER 2048
48   Rous Daniel CZE 2038
49   Eilers Jochen GER 2017
50   Tarnutzer Werner SUI 2007
51   Ladner Peter AUT 1994
52   Bahl Felix AUT 1989
53   Baumann Kurt SUI 1989
54   Peterlunger Erich AUT 1979
55   Hofer Emilian AUT 1961
56   Buchaeckert Juergen GER 1960
57   Van Dongen Rob NED 1954
58   Hehle Bernhard AUT 1944
59   Notegger Peter AUT 1940
60   Plicka Petr CZE 1940
61   Zahn Alina GER 1935
62   Vagovsky Jozef SVK 1934
63   Proyer Enno AUT 1933
64   Polzin Jens-Peter GER 1928
65   Leimeister Winfried GER 1921
66   Kleinhenz Hans-Georg GER 1920
67   Plieger Josef AUT 1920
68   Bergen Klaus AUT 1915
69   Onda Walter SUI 1909
70   Halwachs Siegfried AUT 1907
71   Caorlin Marco SUI 1897
72   Verwer Renzo NED 1860
73   Schiendorfer Alexander SUI 1842
74   Nesimovic Kemal AUT 1835
75   Kuhn Michael AUT 1831
76   Hyoetylae Tapio SUI 1820
77   Durakovic Zlatko AUT 1805
78   Chiesola Elmar AUT 1800
79   Hornak Pavol SVK 1739
80   Hoecker Horst GER 1699
81   Lachat Martin SUI 1682
82   Gruber Juerg SUI 1670
83   Bartos Pavel CZE 1638
84   Fischer Daniel SUI 1633
85   Gerold Alexander AUT 1581
86   Pilsan Martha AUT 1508
87   Martic Ilija AUT 1315
88   Weishäutel Moritz GER 1228
89   Wagner Leopold Franziskus GER 1012
90   Martic Ivan AUT 925
91   Bereuter Fabian AUT 800
92   Baradaran Arman USA 0
         

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