The 15th International Chess Open de Sants, Hostafrancs & La Bordeta will be held from 23rd August to 1st September at the Auditori del Centre Cívic de les Cotxeres de Sants in Barcelona, Spain.

The tournament format is 10-round Swiss. There will be two playing groups: Open A (all players eligible) and Open B (U2000). The tournament will be valid for title norms and for FIDE, FEDA and FCE rating.

Open Internacional de Sants results are valid for the 10th Catalan Chess Circuit.

Top prizes are 2.500 € + Trophy / 1.500 € + Trophy / 1.000 € + Trophy / 700 € / 600 € / 500 € / 400 €. Full prize list on the tournament website.

Currently 639 players are signed to take participation. Top rated are:
GM Bruzon Batista Lazaro 2698 CUB, GM Iturrizaga Eduardo 2660 VEN, GM Potkin Vladimir 2647 RUS, GM Filippov Anton 2630 UZB, GM Gustafsson Jan 2619 GER, GM Ortiz Suarez Isan Reynaldo 2609 CUB, GM Hansen Eric 2584 CAN, GM Kulaots Kaido 2581 EST, GM Cori Jorge 2569 PER, GM Spraggett Kevin 2568 CAN, GM Adhiban B. 2567 IND, GM Aroshidze Levan 2565 GEO, GM Burmakin Vladimir 2565 RUS, GM Esen Baris 2559 TUR, GM Vocaturo Daniele 2549 ITA, GM Cabrera Alexis 2544 ESP etc.

Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
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