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3rd International Tournament Cesme Open 2015

CesmeThe 3rd International Chess Festival Cesme Open 2015 will take place from 15-20th June, at the Cesme Aya Haralambos Church, in Cesme, a splendid coastal Turkish city, situated near the largest metropolitan center in Turkey’s Aegean Region, Izmir.

The event is a 9-round Swiss Open, organized by the Turkish Chess Federation and Cesme Municipality. The tempo of play will be 90′ + 30″.

The main sponsor of the tournament Cesme Municipality provides the hefty prize fund in total of 33,500 TL (nearly 12,000 €).

The festival will be split into two categories – Category A (Open to all participants, rated 1700 or more) Category B (Open to all player, rated below 1700).

The winner of the 2nd Cesme Open 2014 was GM Igor Kovalenko.

Open A prizes will be divided according to the following criteria:
General prizes: 5,000 TL/ 3,500 TL/ 2,300 TL/ 1,300 TL/ 1,000 TL/ 900 TL/ 800 TL/ 700 TL/ 600 TL/ 500 TL
Best Turkish player: 1,000 TL/ 800 TL/ 600 TL/ 500 TL/ 400 TL
Best senior older than 54 years: 500 TL
Best local player: 250 TL/ 200 TL/ 150 TL
Best female player:  400 TL/ 300 TL/ 200 TL/ 150 TL/ 100 TL

The players in Open B will be awarded as follows:
General: 2,000 TL/ 1,500 TL/ 1,000 TL/ 700 TL/ 600 TL/ 500 TL/ 400 TL/ 300 TL/ 250 TL/ 200 TL
Best U16 player: 300 TL/ 250 TL/ 150 TL
Best U12 player: 250 TL/ 200 TL
Best local player: 300 TL/ 250 TL/ 200 TL/ 150 TL/ 100 TL
Best player without rating: 250 TL/ 200 TL/ 150 TL
Best player older than 50 years: 200 TL
Best female player: 250 TL/ 200 TL/ 150 TL/ 100 TL/ 100 TL

– The players who are citizens of İzmir, or whose TSF License Approval City is Izmir, are considered as “Local Player”
– Such citizenship should be proved by an official document. For the players who do not hand in their certificate of residence to the tournament director before the last tour, their TCF License Approval City shall be in effect
– Players whose federation is shown as TUR (Turkish Chess Federation) in the FIDE Rating List, are considered as “Turkish Player”.

The organizers provide different activities on 18th June – a blitz tournament at 15:00 with tempo of play  3’+ 2″ and a Cesme City Tour (FREE), accompanied by a tour guide.

Contact information:
Tournament Director: Mehmet Sarisac
E-mail: mehmet_sarisac@hotmail.com
Tel.: 0 505 263 04 31

Official website/ LIVE games with analysis/ Standings and statistics

Preliminary list of players:

1 GM Yuriy Kuzubov Ukraine (UKR) 2650
2 GM Zdenko Kozul Croatia (CRO) 2617
3 GM Yuri Solodovnichenko Ukraine (UKR) 2584
4 GM Mustafa Yılmaz Turkey (TUR) 2578
5 GM Barış Esen Turkey (TUR) 2568
6 GM Kirill Stupak Belarus (BLR ) 2563
7 GM Azer Mirzoev Azerbaijan (AZE) 2554
8 GM Vladimir Petkov Bulgaria (BUL) 2526
9 GM Eldar Gasanov Ukraine (UKR) 2504
10 GM Vugar Rasulov Azerbaijan (AZE) 2502
11 GM Viesturs Meijers Litvanya (LAT) 2478
12 GM David Benidze Georgia (GEO) 2473
13 IM Meilis Anaberdiev Turkmenistan (TKM) 2446
14 GM Kıvanç Haznedaroğlu Turkey (TUR) 2445
15 GM Urfan Sevdimaliyev Azerbaijan (AZE) 2438
16 IM Zurab Javakadze Georgia (GEO) 2408
17 GM Giorgi Bagaturov Georgia (GEO) 2405
18 IM Akaki Shalamberidze Georgia (GEO) 2403
19 IM Guliev Logman Azerbaijan (AZE) 2402
20 IM Bahruz Rzayev Azerbaijan (AZE) 2393
21 GM Igor Yagupov Russia (RUS) 2392
22 IM/WGM Inna Gaponenko Ukraine (UKR) 2391
23 GM Mikhail M. Ivanov Russia (RUS) 2384
24 IM Vitaly Meribanov Belarus (BLR) 2382
25 IM Mısratdin İskandarov Azerbaijan (AZE) 2379
26 IM Ebrahim Ahmedinia Iran (IRI) 2374
27 IM Iveri Chighladze Georgia (GEO) 2345
28 IM Morteza Darban Iran (IRI) 2334
29 IM Dimitar Marholev Bulgaria (BUL) 2325
30 WGM Betül Cemre Yıldız Turkey (TUR) 2315
31 WGM Narmin Kazimova Azerbaijan (AZE) 2262
32 WIM Abdulla Khayala Azerbaijan (AZE) 2255
33 FM Alper Efe Ataman Turkey (TUR) 2164
34 WIM Sopiko Tereladze Georgia (GEO) 2128
35 FM Kaan Aydınçelebi Turkey (TUR) 1981
36 WCM Duru Okuyaz Turkey (TUR) 1865
37 WCM Sıla Çağlar Turkey (TUR) 1681
38 WFM Yulia Gökbulut Turkey (TUR)

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