The 18th International Chess Open de Sants, Hostafrancs & La Bordeta is taking place from 19-28th August 2016 at the Auditori del Centre Cívic de les Cotxeres de Sants in Barcelona, Spain.

The tournament format is 10-round Swiss. There are three playing groups: Open A (all players eligible), Open B (U2100) and Open C (U1800). The tournament will be valid for title norms and for FIDE, FEDA and FCE rating.

Open Internacional de Sants results will give points for the Catalan Circuit (A superior category).

Top prizes are 3000 € + Trophy / 2000 € + Trophy / 1200 € + Trophy / 800 € / 600 € / 500 € / 400 €. Full prize list on the tournament website.

The main Open A has 336 participants. Top rated are:

GM SASIKIRAN Krishnan IND 2658, GM BACHMANN Axel PAR 2656, GM FIER Alexandr BRA 2627, GM MA QunCHN 2621, GM CORI Jorge PER 2601, GM TIMOFEEV Artyom RUS 2596, GM KUNIN Vitaly GER 2592, GM SANDIPAN Chanda IND 2572, GM ORTIZ SUAREZ Isan Reynaldo CUB 2564, IM GOMEZ GARRIDO Camilo Ernesto CUB 2560, GM JAKUBOWSKI Krzysztof POL 2548, IM MOUSSARD Jules FRA 2539, GM ZENG Chongsheng CHN 2538, GM CRUZ Cristhian PER 2533, GM GRIGORYAN Karen H. ARM 2533, GM ALONSO ROSELL Alvar CAT 2524 etc