The 8th Wunsiedel Chess Festival is scheduled to take place from 29th May to 1st June, 2014 in the town of Wunsiedel, situated in the Free State of Bavaria, in Germany.
The event will be a 7 round Swiss with first prize of 1200 € and will gather 141 players from 14 different federations, including 12 GMs, 1 WGM, 5 IMs, 1 WIM, 9 FMs and 2 WFMs.
The Fischer time control will be applied (40 moves in 90 min plus 15 minutes for the rest of the game plus 30 seconds increment starting from move 1).
Top seed is the former European champion for men GM Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu, who has just changed his federation to represent Germany.
Preliminary list of players (top seeds):
1 GM Nisipeanu Liviu-Dieter GER 2691
2 GM Romanov Evgeny RUS 2639
3 GM Sumets Andrey UKR 2633
4 GM Delchev Aleksander BUL 2628
5 GM Vovk Andrey UKR 2622
6 GM Kunin Vitaly GER 2572
7 GM Miezis Normunds LAT 2564
8 GM Van Den Doel Erik NED 2551
9 GM Stocek Jiri CZE 2540
10 GM Halkias Stelios GRE 2530
11 GM Meister Jakob GER 2476
12 GM Maiwald Jens-Uwe GER 2474
13 IM Plat Vojtech CZE 2446
14 IM Wegerle Jörg GER 2431
15 IM Cech Pavel CZE 2427
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