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Durres Open 2014 kicked off in Albania

The second edition of the International Open Chess Tournament “Durres 2014″ kicked of in Durres, one of the most ancient and significant cities of Albania, situated on the Adriatic Coast.

The event is organized by the Albanian Chess Federation from 1st to 8th November 2014 in the Conference Hall of the 4-Star Hotel “Bleart”****.

The tournament is a 9-round Swiss, valid for FIDE rating and norms, with tempo of play 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game plus 30 seconds increment starting from move one.

98 players from 11 different federations are taking place in the event, including 10 GMs, 4 IMs, 4 FMs and 1 WGM.

Top seed is Croatian GM Zdenko Kozul CRO (2632). You can see the full list of participants below.

Official website

Playing venue is the splendid Hotel Bleart****

Playing venue is the splendid Hotel Bleart****

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Temperature of 20°C welcomed the players in Durres

Typically Mediterranean November temperature of 20°C welcomed the players in Durres

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Bulgarian GM Kiril Georgiev is second seeded in the tournament

Bulgarian GM Kiril Georgiev is second seeded in the tournament

Italian GM Sabino Brunello feels almost home in Durres, because Italian language is unofficially second language in Albania

Italian GM Sabino Brunello feels almost at home in Durres, because Italian language is unofficially second language in Albania

List of participants:

1 GM Kozul Zdenko CRO 2632
GM Georgiev Kiril BUL 2618
3 GM Brunello Sabino  ITA 2568
4 GM Dervishi Erald ALB 2568
5 GM Nikolaidis Ioannis GRE 2559
6 GM Bosiocic Marin  CRO 2555
7 GM Kuljasevic Davorin CRO 2554
8 GM Dizdarevic Emir BIH 2539
9 GM Blagojevic Dragisa MNE 2495
10 IM Pancevski Filip MKD 2482
11 GM Drazic Sinisa  SRB 2429
12 IM Mehmeti Dritan ALB 2423
13 WGM Videnova Iva BUL 2380
14 IM Seitaj Ilir ALB 2371
15 FM Veleski Robert MKD 2343
16 IM Kiroski Toni MKD 2320
17 FM Rama Lorenc ALB 2316
18 Pasko Llambi ALB 2303
19 FM Ashiku Franc ALB 2300
20 Nazarko Shpetim GER 2298
21 Petritaj Fotjon ALB 2249
22 FM Brigljevic Milan CRO 2223
23 Noka Gezim ALB 2212
24 Kostanjsek Zorko CRO 2189
25 CM Paci Aleksander ALB 2174
26 Draci Robert ALB 2169
27 Alishani Ibrahim FID 2135
28 Saraci Nderim FID 2124
29 Shabanaj Saimir ALB 2121
30 Kollari Sulejman ALB 2108
31 Oltian Vata ALB 2083
32 Bedalli Erind ALB 2060
33 Semsiu Agim MKD 2038
34 Meta Bimi ALB 2037
35 Zekaj Dritan ALB 2034
36 Balla Fjodor ALB 2008
37 Disha Beshim ALB 2006
38 Bekurti Mehmet ALB 1990
39 Asani Adem FID 1985
40 Veleshnja Ajet ALB 1982
41 Bushi Edmond ALB 1959
42 WCM Shabanaj Eglantina ALB 1928
43 WCM Driza Arta ALB 1906
44 Mico Timoleo ALB 1891
45 Qorri Fatmir ALB 1885
46 Gjonaj Jurgen ALB 1865
47 Hoxha Altin ALB 1865
48 Mihasi Erald ALB 1865
49 Ajrula Adnan MKD 1861
50 Beqiri Ferdinand ALB 1817
51 WCM Tuzi Bruna ALB 1793
52 Veleshnja Zino ALB 1753
53 Tevdovski Zoran MKD 1738
54 Shabanay Lefter ALB 1656
55 Spiru Devid ALB 1650
56 Caka Olta ALB 1407
57 Alimadhi Ilir ALB 0
58 Babamusta Elton ALB 0
59 Beliu Luli ALB 0
60 Boshku Konstantin ALB 0
61 Bregu Riza ALB 0
62 Budakova Taulant ALB 0
63 Budlla Sokol ALB 0
64 Buzra Kreshnik ALB 0
65 Bytyqi Arben ALB 0
66 Cami Selman ALB 0
67 Caushaj Luan ALB 0
68 Caushi Alket ALB 0
69 Dashi Vasillaq ALB 0
70 Dushi Burim FID 0
71 Fetahu Skender ALB 0
72 Gjura Jetjon ALB 0
73 Gradeci Muhamet ALB 0
74 Hatka Luan ALB 0
75 Hoxha Agim ALB 0
76 Hyseni Nuridin ALB 0
77 Isufi Elisa ALB 0
78 Kabo Melsed ALB 0
79 Kaja Estref ALB 0
80 Kalemi Besnik ALB 0
81 Kasa Gleni ALB 0
82 Kastrati Labinot ALB 0
83 Kristo Enes ALB 0
84 Maqkavci Riza ALB 0
85 Masha Rexhep ALB 0
86 Muhja Safet ALB 0
87 Mustafa Rozana ALB 0
88 Ndira Ilir ALB 0
89 Omeri Edlor ALB 0
90 Pasku Sotir ALB 0
91 Pirraku Mergim ALB 0
92 Sahiti Jahjush ALB 0
93 Shkurta Xhulio ALB 0
94 Sutaj Sali ALB 0
95 Tashi Josef ALB 0
96 Vasili Marinel ALB 0
97 Zenuni Albert ALB 0
98 Citozi Fatmir ALB 0

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