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15. Offene Internationale Bayerische Schach Meisterschaft

The 15th International Bavarian Open Chess Championship is organized by the Municipality of Bad Wiessee and Tourism Tegernsee GmbH and takes place from 29th October to 6th November in Bad Wiessee am Tegernsee, Germany.

The tournament will be played over nine rounds of Swiss system. Due to space restrictions, the number of participants is limited to 450. The maximum number is reached and from Wednesday a waiting list is being formed.

The total prize fund is 16500 EUR. First place brings 2500 EUR, 2nd 2000 EUR, 3rd 1500 EUR etc.

A number of young chess stars are taking participation, including the reigning World Junior Champion Dariusz Swiercz, Baku Open winner Sergei Zhigalko, Indian stars Parimarjan Negi and Adhiban Baskaran, Ukrainian wonder Illya Nyzhnyk and American on the European tour Aleksandr Lenderman.

Tournament website

Sergei Zhigalko

GM Sergei Zhigalko

Top rated players:
GM Zhigalko Sergei 2696 BLR
GM Iordachescu Viorel 2646 MOL
GM Nisipeanu Dieter 2638 ROU
GM Negi Parimarjan 2631 IND
GM Graf Alexander 2628 GER
GM Khenkin Igor 2624 GER
GM Baklan Vladimir 2617 RUS
GM Volkov Sergey 2614 RUS
GM Markowski Tomasz 2607 POL
GM Kempinski Robert 2604 POL
GM Swiercz Dariusz 2585 POL
GM Andersson Ulf 2582 SWE
GM Ernst Sipke 2581 NED
GM Zakhartsov Viacheslav 2580 RUS
GM Rozentalis Eduardas 2575 LTU
GM Sokolov Andrei 2573 FRA
GM Eingorn Vereslav 2567 UKR
GM Lenderman Aleksandr 2562 USA
GM Nyzhnyk Illja 2561 UKR
GM Rivas Pastor Manuel 2559 ESP
GM Zhigalko Andrey 2555 BLR
GM Adhiban Baskaran 2551 IND
GM Kunin Vitaly 2549 GER
GM Hertneck Gerald 2547 GER
GM Teske Henrik 2547 GER
GM Naumann Alexander 2546 GER
GM Jakubiec Artur 2528 POL
GM Durarbeyli Vasif 2526 AZE
IM Bromberger Stefan 2511 GER
IM Krivoborodov Egor 2505 RUS
GM Abergel Thal 2502 FRA
GM Hofmann Michael 2496 GER
IM Meins Gerlef 2490 GER
GM Mainka Romuald 2488 GER
GM Siebrecht Sebastian 2471 GER
IM Ziska Helgi Dam 2460 FAI

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