The Favoriten Chess Open 2013 is taking place from February 21st to March 21st on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Cafe Restaurant “Anningerblick”, Dr. Eberle Gasse 3 1100, Vienna, Austria.

It is a 7 round Swiss open with a time control of 2 hours for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game.

GM Nikolas Staunec is the rating favorite, followed by FM Georg Kilgus and FM Joachim Wallner.

The tournament winner will qualify for the state championships in Vienna in September 2013.

Official website

Participants (top seeds):

1 GM Stanec Nikolaus AUT 2503
2 FM Kilgus Georg AUT 2384
3 FM Wallner Joachim AUT 2370
4 IM Weinzettl Ernst AUT 2243
5 NM Ivancsics Michael Mag. AUT 2240
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