The 2nd edition International Prize from His Majesty King Mohammed VI is in progress at the Sacré coeur Cathedral, in the splendid city of Casablanca, situated on the western part of Morocco on the Atlantic Ocean.

The event is organized under the auspices of the Council of the Greater Casablanca Region, the Council of the City of Casablanca and the potential of Casablanca.

It’s split into two main tournaments – International Open Tournament, open to international and domestic players with a federal license or ID FIDE, and Open Youth Tournament (U20) with a valid federal license for the 2014 season.

The International Open tournament gathers 106 players from 22 different countries, including 13 GMs, 4 IMs, 5 FMs, 5 WGMs and 2 WIMs, while the Youth tournament consists of 106 young players.

Top seed in the Master tournament is GM Sergey Tiviakov (2669).

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International Open tournament list of participants (top seeds):

1 GM Sergy Tiviakov NED 2669
2 GM Korneev Oleg ESP 2591
3 GM Kuljasevic Davorin CRO 2558
4 GM Chatalbashev Boris BUL 2552
5 GM Le Roux Jean-pierre FRA 2539
6 GM Strikovic Aleksa SRB 2529
7 GM Malakhatko Vadym BEL 2520
8 GM Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy VIE 2493
9 GM Kasparov Sergey BLR 2477
10 GM El Gindy Essam EGY 2475
11 GM Larino David ESP 2442
12 GM Djuric Stephan SRB 2400
13 IM Farahat Ali EGY 2392
14 WGM Milliet Sophie FRA 2390
15 WGM Daulyte Deimante LTU 2389
16 WGM Videnova Iva BUL 2386
17 IM Onkoud Abdelaziz MAR 2368
18 IM Tissir Mohamed MAR 2368
19 FM Amdouni Zoubaier TUN 2365
20 WGM Zozulia Anna BEL 2358

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