The 2015 Karposh Open Chess Tournament is a traditional chess event organized by the municipality Karposh, in the capital city of Republic of Macedonia, Skopje, in collaboration with Chess Club Gambit Asseco SEE (http://gambit.com.mk/)

The event is scheduled to take place from 27th March to 3rd April, 2015 at the 5-Star Hotel Aleksandar Palace*****.

The tournament format is a 9-round Swiss with time control 90′/ 40 + 30′ + 30″.

The prizes in total amount of 16,000 € will be awarded as follows:
Main prizes: 2,500 €/ 1,700 €/ 1,300 €/ 1,000 €/ 800 €/ 700 €/ 600 €/ 500 €/ 400 €/ 400 €/ 300 €/ 300 €/ 200 €/ 200 €/ 200 €/ 200 €/ 150 €/ 150 €/ 100 €/ 100 €.
Best ranked women players: 400 €/ 300 €/ 200 €
Players rated below 2451: 500 €/ 400 €/ 300 €/ 250 €/ 200 €/ 100 €
Players rated below 2201: 200 €/ 150 €/ 100 €
Players rated below 2001: 200 €/ 150 €/ 100 €
Best ranked Macedonian players: 200 €/ 150 €/ 100 €
The best veteran player (born 1955 and earlier): 100 €
The best junior player (born 1997 and later): 100 €

Contacts:
Marjan Mitkov
Tel.: +38975475051
E-mail: marjan.mitkov@gambit.com.mk, zocpoc@hotmail.com

Tournament website

Preliminary list of players (top seeds):


1 GM Ivanisevic Ivan SRB 2638
2 GM Tkachiev Vladislav FRA 2634
3 GM Perunovic Milos SRB 2633
4 GM Kozul Zdenko CRO 2630
5 GM Georgiev Kiril BUL 2623
6 GM Fier Alexandr BRA 2612
7 GM Markus Robert SRB 2612
8 GM Delchev Aleksander BUL 2607
9 GM Palac Mladen CRO 2581
10 GM Kraemer Martin GER 2580
11 GM Vocaturo Daniele ITA 2579
12 GM Kazhgaleyev Murtas KAZ 2574
13 GM Zelcic Robert CRO 2553
14 GM Blagojevic Dragisa MNE 2520
15 GM Mastrovasilis Athanasios GRE 2506
16 IM Leniart Arkadiusz POL 2488
17 IM Kuzmicz Krystian POL 2473
18 GM Nedev Trajko MKD 2470
19 IM Kanmazalp Ogulcan TUR 2457
20 GM Arnaudov G. Petar BUL 2453
21 IM Reyhan Dogan Heval TUR 2436
22 GM Stanojoski Zvonko MKD 2419
23 IM Yanev Tihomir BUL 2419
24 GM Bogdanovski Vlatko MKD 2413
25 GM Drazic Sinisa SRB 2413
26 GM Jacimovic Dragoljub MKD 2411
27 IM Zlatanovic Boroljub SRB 2393
28 FM Yurtseven Melih TUR 2386
29 IM Erturan Yakup TUR 2378
30 FM Kerigan Demre TUR 2371
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