The International Senior Tournament 2013, put forth by the Scandinavian Chess Tournaments organization, is being played on 9th-12th May at the Täby Park Hotel in Kemistvägen 30, Täby, Sweden.

120 participants signed up to participate in this strong and very well organized event. Fifteen countries are represented in the line-up, which includes 9 GMs and 4 IMs. Ukrainian GM Vladimir Tukmakov and Swedish GM Pia Cramling are the first seeds.

The organizers declares that “they want to guard seniors (our chess pioneers) who have developed, renewed and given so much knowledge to the next generations”.

The event is a 8-rounds Swiss open. On rounds 1-4, a rapid time control will be used – 20 minutes + 5 seconds per move. On rounds 5-8, the classical time control of 90 minutes + 30 seconds per move will be put in place.

The first prizes will be distributed as follows: 1st – 1000 €; 2nd – 800 €; 3rd – 600 €, etc.
Tournament website

Participants (top seeds):

1 GM Tukmakov Vladimir B UKR 2547
2 GM Cramling Pia SWE 2525
3 GM Kupreichik Viktor BLR 2443
4 IM Mochalov Evgeny V BLR 2413
5 GM Bellon Juan ESP 2368
6 GM Okhotnik Vladimir FRA 2391
7 GM Petkevich Jusefs LAT 2376
8 IM Mishuchkov Nikolai RUS 2365
9 IM Karasev Vladimir I RUS 2358
10 GM Hecht Hans-Joachim GER 2346
11 GM Westerinen Heikki FIN 2335
12 FM Jansson Börje SWE 2330
13 Svanqvist Ulf SWE 2320
14 GM Vul Arkadi RUS 2314
15 FM Malmdin Nils Åke SWE 2239

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