Volkov and Howell top seeds at Wunsiedel Schachfestival

Wunsiedel Schachfestival will take place 17-20 May, 2012, in Germany. The Russian GM Sergey Volkov (2623) and the English GM David Howell (2614) are top seeded players a month before the start of the event.

Other top players include GM Miezis, GM Alexandre Danin, GM Vitaly Teterev, GM Vladimir Petkov, GM Viatly Kunin, GM Igor Rausis, IM Michael Richter, IM Petr Neuman, IM Petar Arnaudov, GM Jens-Uwe Maiwald.

The tournament is a Swiss System with 7 rounds, time control is 40 moves in 2 hours + 30 minutes for the rest of the game.

Schedule

17th May 2012
1. round 11.30 – 16.30
2. round 17.30 – 22.30
18th May 2012
3. round 09.30 – 14.30
4. round 15.30 – 20.30
19th May 2012
5. round 09.30 – 14.30
6. round 15.30 – 20.30
20th May 2012
7. round 09.30 – 14.30
Awards ceremony: 15:00

Participants

1 GM Volkov Sergey RUS 2623
2 GM Howell David W L ENG 2614
3 GM Miezis Normunds LAT 2557
4 GM Danin Alexandre RUS 2539
5 GM Teterev Vitaly BLR 2516
6 GM Petkov Vladimir BUL 2509
7 GM Kunin Vitaly GER 2524
8 GM Rausis Igor CZE 2481
9 IM Richter Michael GER 2484
10 IM Neuman Petr CZE 2468
11 IM Arnaudov G. Petar BUL 2476
12 IM Wegerle Jörg GER 2450
13 GM Maiwald Jens-Uwe GER 2462
14 IM Spieß Gunter GER 2420
15 IM Cech Pavel CZE 2367
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