The 14th NordWest-Cup will be played from 26th to 29th January in the “Wandelhalle” Bad Zwischenahns. The 7-round Swiss event is organized by the SK Union Oldenburg and SC Schwarzer Springer Bad Zwischenahn.
Currently 310 players are registered for the Main and U1800 Groups. Among them are 10 Grandmasters with GM Yuri Solodovnichenko being the top seeded.
The prize fund is 5000 EUR with 1000 EUR dedicated to the winner.
Last year Grandmasters Henrik Teske and Vladimir Epishin and IM Tobias Jugelt shared the first place with 6 points each.
Alfons Gudat, Ernst Heinemann and Tobias Jugelt took part in all previous 13 editions of the NordWest-Cup.