Vienna

The 19th Vienna Chess Open is taking place from 15-23rd August, 2015, at the Wiener Rathaus in Vienna, Austria.

The event is organized by the Wiener Schachverband and has attracted over 800 chess players accross four sections. The main Open A has 465 players from 43 countries, including 21 Grandmasters and 39 International Masters.

There are also numerous side events, including a match between Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Markus Ragger, Blitz tournament, Children’s tournament, simultaneous exhibition with GM Ragger and city excursions.

ECU President Zurab Azmaiparashvili and the President of Austrian Chess Federation Prof. Kurt Jungwirth opened the Festival.

Tournament website

Open A participants (top seeds):

1 GM Safarli Eltaj AZE 2644
2 GM Buhmann Rainer GER 2613
3 GM Bánusz Tamás HUN 2586
4 GM Shengelia David AUT 2572
5 GM Hawkins Jonathan ENG 2554
6 GM Ruck Robert HUN 2552
7 GM Heberla Bartlomiej POL 2548
8 GM Brunello Sabino ITA 2545
9 GM Dizdarevic Emir GM BIH 2540
10 GM Antal Gergely HUN 2524
11 IM Rambaldi Francesco ITA 2517
12 GM Rombaldoni Axel ITA 2515
13 GM Kurajica Bojan BIH 2513
14 IM Tari Aryan NOR 2510
15 GM Kindermann Stefan AUT 2507
16 GM Arkell Keith ENG 2488
17 IM Kuzmicz Krystian POL 2486
18 IM Diermair Andreas AUT 2485
19 GM Stanec Nikolaus AUT 2474
20 GM Hertneck Gerald GER 2469
21 IM Rombaldoni Denis ITA 2467
22 IM Mons Léon GER 2464
23 FM Moroni Luca ITA 2461
24 IM Feuerstack Aljoscha GER 2458
25 IM Govciyan Pavel FRA 2448
26 IM Salomon Johan NOR 2439
27 IM Schreiner Peter AUT 2439
28 IM Monroy Charles Dr. FRA 2436
29 IM Fröwis Georg AUT 2434
30 IM Kilgus Georg AUT 2421
31 IM Tan Justin AUS 2421
32 IM Holm Kristian Stuvik NOR 2418
33 FM Christiansen Johan-Sebastian NOR 2416
34 FM Hauge Lars Oskar NOR 2411
35 GM Manik Mikulas SVK 2410

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