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Andorra Chess Open 2012

The 30th Andorra Chess Open is set to take place from 21st to 29th July 2012 at the Hotel Sant Gothard, Ctra. d’Arinsal s/n. Erts (La Massana), Andorra.

The 9-rund Swiss event is organized by the Federació d’Escacs Valls d’Andorra. The tournament will be played according to FIDE rules and will be valid for title norms.

The organizers have arranged special discounts for the players and accompanying persons staying in the official Hotel Sant Gothard or Dayna Apartments. Those players will also be relieved of paying the entry fee.

The prize fund of 10.500 EUR is divided into 16 regular and 18 special prizes.

Top prize are: 1 – 2.100,00 EUR; 2 – 1.500,00 EUR; 3 – 1.000,00 EUR; 4 – 800,00 EUR; 5 – 700,00 EUR; 6 – 550,00 EUR; 7 – 500,00 EUR; 8 – 400,00 EUR etc.

Hotel Sant Gothard Andorra

Hotel Sant Gothard Andorra

The Andorra Chess Open is valid for the IX Circuit Català d’Oberts Internacionals. The number of participants is limited to 180. More information on the official website.

The winner of the 2011 Andorra Open, GM Kiril Georgiev, will come back to defend the title.

Top rated players

1 GM Georgiev Kiril 2680 Bulgària
2 GM Negi Parimarjan 2640 2661 Índia
3 GM Granda Zuñiga Julio 2657 Perú
4 GM Hammer Jon Ludvig 2638 Noruega
5 GM Iturrizaga Eduardo 2628 Veneçuela
6 GM Peralta Fernando 2602 Argentina
7 GM Illescas Córdoba Miguel 2601 Espanya
8 GM Solodovnichenko Yuri 2598 Ucraïna
9 GM Kogan Arthur 2587 Israel
10 GM Dgebuadze Alexandre 2563 Bèlgica
11 GM Arizmendi Martínez Julen 2559 Espanya
12 GM Marin Mihail 2549 Romania
13 GM Szabo Kristian 2548 Hongria
14 GM Del Rio Angelis Gabriel 2547 Espanya
15 GM Narciso Dublan Marc 2539 Espanya
16 GM Berczes David 2530 Hongria
17 GM Zoler Daniel 2527 Israel
18 GM Comas Fabregó Lluís 2514 Espanya
19 IM Alonso Rosell Alvar 2502 Espanya (Reigning Spanish Champion)
20 GM Norwood David 2494 Andorra
21 IM Burg Twan 2470 Holanda
22 IM Demuth Adrien 2460 França
23 GM Vila Gázquez Xavier 2454 Espanya
24 IM Wegerle Joerg 2421 Alemanya
25 WGM Alexandrova Olga 2417 Espanya
26 IM Prasca Sosa Rafael 2415 Veneçuela

View of Pyrenees mountains in Andorra

View of Pyrenees mountains in Andorra

Hotel Sant Gothard swimming pool

Hotel Sant Gothard swimming pool

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