The International Chess Open Graz 2015 will take place on 13-20th February 2015 at the beautiful and modernHotel Spa Novapark in Graz, the second-largest city in Austria.

The event will be split into 3 tournaments: Open A (open to all), Open B (for players rated below 2000) and Open C(for participants rated under 1700).

The organizers provide prize fund in the amount of 6750 €.

Cash prizes in Open A will be awarded as follows:
Main prizes: 1400 €/ 750 €/ 500 €/ 350 €/ 250 €/ 150 €/ 100 €/ 50 €
Best woman, Senior and player U18: 100 €/ 50 €
Best Austrian player: 250 €/ 50 €
Best player from the region of Graz: 100 €/ 50 €
Best player in category 2200-2299, 2100-2199, 2000-2099: 100 €/ 50 €

The best player of Graz is also rewarded with the title “Grazer Stadtmeister 2015″.

Official website

Open A (top seeds):

1 GM Ragger Markus AUT 2651
2 GM Istratescu Andrei FRA 2627
3 GM Socko Bartosz POL 2605
4 GM Mareco Sandro ARG 2583
5 GM Bogner Sebastian SUI 2565
6 GM Gabuzyan Hovhannes ARM 2560
7 GM Perez Ponsa Federico ARG 2558
8 GM Sedlak Nikola SRB 2558
9 GM Chatalbashev Boris BUL 2552
10 GM Popovic Dusan SRB 2507
11 FM Rambaldi Francesco ITA 2489
12 IM Mammadov Zaur AZE 2487
13 IM Pichot Alan ARG 2480
14 GM Ankit R. Rajpara IND 2479
15 GM Socko Monika POL 2465
16 IM Thejkumar M. S. IND 2459
17 IM Krysa Leandro ARG 2457
18 IM Gledura Benjamin HUN 2450
19 IM Anurag Mhamal IND 2446
20 IM Schachinger Mario AUT 2444
21 IM Harutyunian Tigran K. ARM 2439
22 IM Schreiner Peter AUT 2433
23 IM Kurmann Oliver SUI 2426
24 IM Pezerovic Edin GER 2418
25 IM Korpa Bence HUN 2413
26 IM Bellia Fabrizio ITA 2407
27 IM Berchtenbreiter Max GER 2405
28 IM Studer Noël SUI 2403
29 IM Benkovic Petar SRB 2401
30 IM Baldauf Marco GER 2400

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