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“San Sebastian City” 38th International Chess Open

San SebastianThe “San Sebastian City” 38th International Chess Open is scheduled to take place from 28th March to 4th April, 2015. The venue of play will be Gros Xake Taldea. Anoeta passeig, 20. Donostia – San Sebastián (Frontón Karmelo Balda).

The event is a 9-round Swiss tournament valid for FIDE rating and norms. The tempo of play is 90′ + 30″.

The prize fund will be distributed as follows: 1,400 € + Cup/ 900 € + Cup/ 700 € + Cup/ 500 €/ 400 €/ 350 €/ 275 €/ 250 €/ 200€/ 175 €/ 150 €/ 125 €/ 100 €/ 75 €/ 50 €.

The best Gipuzkoan players will be awarded as follows: 250 € + Cup/ 200 €/ 150 €.

The best players U2100 will receive 200 € + Cup/ 150 €/ 100 €

Spanish GM Renier Vazquez Igarza (2592) heads the field of 168 players.

You can see the preliminary list of top players below.

Tournament website/ LIVE games with analysis

TOP players:
1 Renier Vazquez Igarza ESP 2592
2 Vladimir Epishin RUS 2573
3 Kevin Spraggett CAN 2539
4 Fabien Libiszewski FRA 2518
5 Alberto Andres Gonzalez ESP 2515
6 Michael Oratovsky ISR 2486
7 Jean-Luc Chabanon FRA 2485
8 Marko Tratar SLO 2478
9 Luis Galego POR 2461
10 Misa Pap SRB 2459

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