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Geneva Chess Masters 2013 with Kramnik, Nakamura and Polgar


Theatre Pitoeff in Geneva

The Geneva Chess Masters Festival 2013 is set to take place on 26th – 30th June at the Pitoeff Theater, a renovated cathedral in center town, that was transformed into one of Geneva’s premier event halls with 2 floors and a 20 meter-high ceiling.

There will be a number of events that will run concurrently. Besides the main tournament, there will be two opens and tournaments for players U-10, U-12 and U-14.

The main attraction will be the rapid masters tournament. Eight strong GMs will battle in a very interesting format: they will be divided into two groups of four each, and play under the single-round robin format. Two players will advance to the semifinals from each group.

Every match between 2 players consists of 2 games in the cadence of 25 minutes + 10 seconds; if it’s necessary a tie-break of two games in the cadence of 4 minutes + 2 seconds will be played; in case of a tie, a decisive game with 4 minutes + 2 seconds for white and 3 minutes + 2 seconds for black (with draw odds) will be necessary.

The field is led by ex-world champion Vladimir Kramnik, who will try to redeem himself after his poor performance at the Tal Memorial. He will be joined by rapid chess expert Hikaru Nakamura, the best female chess player in history Judit Polgar, the strong Azerbaijani Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, former child prodigy Etienne Bacrot, ex-women’s world champion Alexandra Kosteniuk, Switzerland’s number 1 Yannick Pelletier and the strong French GM Romain Edouard.

A chess extravaganza awaits in Geneva and you will find out all about it in Chessdom.

Participants of Open A:

1 GM Bauer Christian FRA 2637
2 GM Cornette Matthieu FRA 2578
3 GM Le Roux Jean-Pierre FRA 2576
4 GM Meijers Viesturs LAT 2469
5 IM Hambleton Aman CAN 2461
6 GM Cherniaev Alexander RUS 2447
7 IM Gerber Richard SUI 2416
8 IM Manea Alexandru ROU 2389
9 Midoux Sebastien FRA 2329
10 FM Botta Gabriele SUI 2327
11 IM Vuilleumier Alexandre SUI 2321
12 WGM Mamedjarova Zeinab AZE 2264
13 Prunescu Claudiu ROU 2263
14 WGM Mamedjarova Turkan AZE 2249
15 Duport Nicolas SUI 2229
16 Louis Thibault FRA 2222
17 FM Colmenares Aurelio SUI 2214
18 CM Barletta Mauro ITA 2212
19 WIM Heinatz Gundula SUI 2197
20 Skouvaklis Alexis SUI 2166
21 Gurtner Daniel SUI 2131
22 Bagri Jaspaul SUI 2131
23 WFM Stoeri Laura SUI 2111
24 FM Weeramantry Sunil SRI 2111
25 Meylan Andre SUI 2094
26 Nickel Arno GER 2082
27 WFM De Rosa Mariagrazia ITA 2077
28 Oussedik Elias CAN 2058
29 Kupalov Igor SUI 2054
30 Noyer Olivier SUI 2016
31 Khanabiev Alexey BLR 1986
32 Gautier Anand FRA 1956
33 Devetak Damir SRB 1895
34 Odermatt Klaus SUI 1894
35 Anton Jose FRA 1891
36 Catsiapis Yiannis SUI 1887
37 Hofer Nataniel SUI 1818
38 Frauchiger Thomas SUI 1810
39 De Kalbermatten Adrien SUI 1808
40 Vernet Solene SUI 1760
41 Bondar Yevgen SUI 2307
42 Fulpius Bertrand SUI 1937
43 Rab Assif SUI 1765



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