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35th Zurich Christmas Open

The 35th Zurich Christmas Open will be held on December 26-30, 2011, at the “Crowne Plaza Zürich”, Badenerstr. 420, 8040.
System and rate of play: 7 rounds, Swiss system; 90 minutes for 40 moves+30 minutes for the rest of the game+30 seconds increment per move, starting from move one.

The Open consists of two playing groups, Master tournament and Under-2050 tournament.
Prizes in the Master are CHF 5000, 4000, 3000, 2000, 1500, 1000 etc (20 prizes).
Prizes in the U2050 event are CHF 1000, 800, 600, 500, 400, 300 etc (20 prizes)
Total prize fund is 24200 EURO.

A Blitz tournament will be played on Wednesday 28th December with CHF 300 in prizes.

Boris Grachev

GM Boris Grachev is the top rated player

Top rated players:

GM Grachev Boris RUS 2693
GM Alekseev Evgeny RUS 2670
GM Fridman Daniel GER 2661
GM Bartel Mateusz POL 2653
GM Kurnosov Igor RUS 2648
GM Turov Maxim RUS 2645
GM Baramidze David GER 2597
GM David Alberto LUX 2597
GM Halkias Stelios GRE 2593
GM Stojanovic Mihajlo SRB 2591
GM Vorobiov Evgeny RUS 2589
GM Pelletier Yannick SUI 2581
GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan IRI 2580
GM Prohaszka Peter HUN 2564
GM Miezis Normunds LAT 2547
GM Héra Imre HUN 2542
GM Malakhatko Vadim BEL 2539
GM Pikula Dejan SRB 2535
GM Tornike Sanikidze GEO 2531

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