The Premier Tournament is a 9 round Swiss open with a time control of 40 moves in 90 minutes + 30 Minutes + 30secs/move from move 1.
Players must be titled (GM, WGM, IM, WIM, FM, WFM), or have a minimum rating FIDE (1900) or ACF (1800) to play in the Premier Event.
77 players signed up to participate in the Premier Event, including 11 GMs and 10 IMs.
Standings after 7 rounds:
|4||GM||Li Chao b||2686||4.5|
|8||GM||Van Wely Loek||2684||4.5|
|9||IM||Lane Gary W.||2412||4.5|
|10||IM||Solomon Stephen J.||2390||4.0|
|18||GM||Johansen Darryl K.||2430||3.5|
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