38th Zurich Christmas Open

The 38th Zurich Weihnachtsopen will take place from 26th to 30th December, 2014, at the Crowne Plaza Zürich in Zurich, Switzerland.

The Master Tournament (for players rated over 2000) and General Tournament (U2050) will each be played over 7 rounds of Swiss system.

Currently registered Grandmasters are Meier Georg GER 2652, Bauer Christian FRA 2637, Pelletier Yannick SUI 2574, Stojanovic Mihajlo SRB 2547 and Miezis Normunds LAT 2514.

Last year winner was GM Radoslaw Wojtaszek

Prizes in Master Tournament: CHF 3000, 2000, 1500, 1200, 1000, 900, etc. (20 prizes)
Special prizes CHF 200 each: for best woman, best senior over 60, best U20 and best U16. The top U2200 player will earn CHF 500.

Prizes in General Tournament: CHF 1000, 800, 600, 500, 400, 300, etc. (20 prizes)
Special prizes CHF 200: for best woman, best senior over 60, best U20, U16, best U1800 Elo and best U1600 Elo.

The total prize money of both tournaments is exceeding CHF 23,000.

Tournament website

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