International Chess Tournament Open Skopje 2011

Oct 8, 2011 The International Chess Tournament “Open Skopje 2011″ will be held in hotel “Continental” from 23rd October to 1st November. The tournament is part of the Balkan Grand Prix Tour and is organized by the FYROM Chess Federation and Alkaloid AD – Skopje.

The prize fund is 8000 EUR, while the first place is 1500 EUR worth. The organisers guarantee participation of minimum 20 foreign players, which is necessary FIDE criteria for obtaining norms for international titles. All relevant information can be found in the Tournament Regulations.

Note: The arrival day for The European Team Chess Championship in Porto Carass, Greece, is 2nd November. The organisers will offer bus transfer for all interested participants and accompanying persons from Skopje to Porto Carass (or to Thessaloniki Airport – as a transfer point).

Pre-registered top players:

1 GM Markus Robert SRB 2635 (winner of the 2011 Karposh Open in Skopje)
2 GM Georgiev Vladimir MKD 2574
3 IM Miron Lucian-Costin ROU 2514
4 GM Petkov Vladimir BUL 2511
5 GM Jianu Vlad-Cristian ROU 2502
6 GM Nedev Trajko MKD 2493
7 GM Todorovic Goran M SRB 2487
8 GM Stanojoski Zvonko MKD 2470
9 IM Colovic Aleksandar MKD 2451
10 IM Pancevski Filip MKD 2441
11 GM Jacimovic Dragoljub MKD 2429
12 IM Stojanovski Dejan MKD 2427
13 GM Bogdanovski Vlatko MKD 2418
14 IM Nikolov Sasho BUL 2404

Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
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