The 39th Zurich Weihnachtsopen will take place from 26th to 30th December, 2015, at the Crowne Plaza Zürich in Zurich, Switzerland.
The Master Tournament (for players rated over 2000) and General Tournament (U2050) will each be played over 7 rounds of Swiss system.
Currently top rated Grandmasters are GM Naiditsch Arkadij AZE 2698 (last year winner), GM Georgiev Kiril BUL 2627, GM Bauer Christian FRA 2624, GM Bindrich Falko GER 2583, GM Vorobiov Evgeny RUS 2574, GM Kunin Vitaly GER 2572, GM Pelletier Yannick SUI 2571, GM Burmakin Vladimir RUS 2556, GM Bogner Sebastian SUI 2546 etc
Prizes in Master Tournament: CHF 3000, 2000, 1500, 1200, 1000, 800, etc. (20 prizes)
Special prizes CHF 200 each: for best woman, best senior over 60, best U20 and best U16. The top U2200 player will earn CHF 400.
Prizes in General Tournament: CHF 1000, 800, 600, 500, 400, 300, etc. (20 prizes)
Special prizes CHF 200: for best woman, best senior over 60, best U20, U16, best U1800 Elo and best U1600 Elo.
The total prize money of both tournaments is exceeding CHF 22,000.
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