The O2C Doeberl Cup 2013 is taking place on 28 March – 1 April at the Olympus Room of the Hellenic Club of Canberra in Australia.

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.

Chinese GM Li Chao is the first seed, followed by Dutch GM Loek van Wely and Romanian GM Vajda Levente.

Official website

Standings after 7 rounds:

1 GM Sethuraman S.P. 2532 5.5
2 GM Vajda Levente 2632 5.0
3 GM Czebe Attila 2492 5.0
4 GM Li Chao b 2686 4.5
5 Smirnov Anton 2194 4.5
6 GM Zhao Zong-Yuan 2537 4.5
7 GM Laxman R.R. 2435 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
11 FM Dragicevic Domagoj 2204 4.0
12 Tan Justin 2269 4.0
13 GM Stocek Jiri 2557 4.0
14 IM Palit Somak 2442 4.0
15 Lei Tingjie 2232 4.0
16 GM Horvath Adam 2509 4.0
17 IM Ly Moulthun 2428 4.0
18 GM Johansen Darryl K. 2430 3.5
Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
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