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Oslo Chess International 2014

Oslo Chess International 2014The 2014 Oslo Chess International tournament will take place from 28th September to 5th October at the Thon Hotel Ullevaal Stadion, Sognsveien 77c, Oslo, Norway.

The event is organized by Hans Olav Lahlum and Akademisk Sjakklubb Oslo. The total prize fund is 6000 EUR.

The tournament consists of three sections:
– GM-group is a 9-round Swiss open for all players having the official titles GM, IM, FM, WGM, WIM or WFM from FIDE. Also qualified are other male players with an official FIDE-Elo of at least 2150, and other female players with an official FIDE-Elo of at least 2000.
– Elo-group is a 9-round FIDE-rated Swiss open for all tournament players.
– Amateurs is a 9-round Swiss open for unrated players and players with rating under 1250. This group will not be FIDE-rated.

Rate of Play: Classical 2 hours in 40 moves, then 1 hour for the rest.

Last year winner was GM Simen Agdestein.

Top rated players are GM Andrei ISTRATESCU FRA 2653, GM Evgeny ROMANOV RUS 2647, GM Eduardas ROZENTALIS LTU 2615, GM Péter PROHÁSZKA HUN 2588, GM Maxim TUROV RUS 2586, GM Yuri SOLODOVNICHENKO UKR 2566, GM Gabor PAPP HUN 2559, GM Jan WERLE NED 2523 and IM Rasmus SVANE GER 2506.

Thon Hotel Ullevaal Stadion is a large hotel and conference centre, right next to Norway’s national football stadium in Oslo. The hotel offers excellent facilities to play chess games in the playing hall, as well as for analysis and blitz playing outside the playing hall afterwards.

The playing hotel is a two minute walk from the bus and tube station. It is two minutes tube travel from the Oslo University, and less than ten minutes from the main railway station (Oslo S).

Participants coming from other countries and cities in Norway can use a direct bus connection from Oslo Airport Gardermoen to Ullevaal Stadion. Shops, restaurants etc can be found within a two minutes walking distance from the hotel.

Chief arbiter: IA Hans Olav Lahlum (NOR).
Deputy arbiters: IA Henrik Sjøl (NOR), FA Otto Milvang (NOR) and Pål Nordquelle (NOR).

Information: Contact the organizer Mr. Hans Olav Lahlum at Email or mobile phone +47 95 75 82 86.

Tournament website

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