Wednesday, August 17, 2011

17th International Vienna Chess Open



17th International Vienna Chess Open

14 players sharing the first place after five rounds



The 17th International Vienna Chess Open is taking place from 13th to 21st August in Vienna, Austria. The tournament is organized by the Vienna Chess Federation and under the auspices of the Mayor of Vienna, Dr. Michael Häupl.



The tournament has received enthusiastic response from the chess players, with 391 people from 39 countries competing in the main Open A. Among them are 16 Grandmasters and 32 International Masters.



In addition, Open B (U2000) has 176 players, Open C (U1600) has 70 players and Open D (U1600, 5 rounds) has 26 players. All groups, except Open D, are managed as 9-round Swiss events.



After five rounds in Open A a cluster of 14 players is sharing the first place with 4.5 points each. Full standings bellow. Visit also the official website.

Leaders after 5 rounds:

1 GM Buhmann Rainer GER 2582 - 4.5

2 GM Shengelia David AUT 2513 - 4.5

3 IM Fauland Alexander AUT 2477 - 4.5

4 IM Rau Hannes GER 2448 - 4.5

5 GM Petrov Marijan BUL 2537 - 4.5

6 GM Stanec Nikolaus AUT 2536 - 4.5

7 GM Ulibin Mikhail RUS 2538 - 4.5

8 FM Ortmann David GER 2322 - 4.5

9 IM Lekic Dusan MNE 2378 - 4.5

10 IM Rombaldoni Denis ITA 2495 - 4.5

11 IM Krivoborodov Egor RUS 2507 - 4.5

12 GM Khenkin Igor GER 2629 - 4.5

13 IM Riff Jean-Noel FRA 2493 - 4.5

14 IM Maryasin Boris ISR 2321 - 4.5

15 GM Degraeve Jean-Marc FRA 2574 - 4

16 IM Zeller Frank GER 2395 - 4

17 IM Gozzoli Yannick FRA 2532 - 4

18 FM Georgiadis Nico SUI 2328 - 4

19 FM Bykov Alexey RUS 2278 - 4

20 GM Hertneck Gerald GER 2551 - 4

21 FM Schachinger Mario AUT 2360 - 4

22 IM Diermair Andreas AUT 2432 - 4

23 IM Jakovljevic Vlado BIH 2377 - 4

24 Goumas Georgios GRE 2323 - 4

25 IM Barle Janez Dr. SLO 2410 - 4

26 IM Schneider-Zinner Harald AUT 2346 - 4

27 FM Bannink Bernard NED 2269 - 4

28 IM Szalanczy Emil HUN 2325 - 4

29 GM Polak Tomas CZE 2540 - 4

30 Larmuseau Maarten BEL 2272 - 4

31 FM Larsen Karsten DEN 2323 - 4

32 IM Formanek Edward W USA 2279 - 4

33 GM Gleizerov Evgeny RUS 2590 - 4

34 FM Stigar Petter Dr. NOR 2302 - 4

Enöckl Philipp AUT 2277 - 4

36 Duport Nicolas SUI 2216 - 4

37 De Groote Ewoud NED 2286 - 4