On Saturday, 15th June 2013, at 16:00 in the Estrade Hall of the Culture House of Teplice, the main referee will start the first game of the 8th annual international chess tournament Open Teplice 2013. The event will finish on June 23rd.

It will be a 9 round Swiss with 90 minutes per 40 moves + 30 minutes until end of game with 30-second bonus per each move since the start of the game for each player.

The players may agree on a draw only after 30 moves (Sofia Rule).

The total prize fund will be 110.000 Czech Korunas (approx. 5.600 USD) with 33.000 CZK reserved for the winner.

Last year winner was Alexandr Fier.

Registered players (top 10 seeds):

1 GM Babula Vlastimil CZE 2585
2 GM Firman Nazar UKR 2545
3 GM Cvek Robert CZE 2541
4 GM Boros Denes
HUN 2503
5 IM Simacek Pavel CZE 2492
6 IM Plat Vojtech CZE 2483
7 IM Cernousek Lukas CZE 2453
8 IM Luch Michal POL 2429
9 IM Kanovsky David CZE 2412
10 IM Biolek Richard CZE 2399
Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
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