Commonwealth & South African Open

Commonwealth & South African Open

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jun 23, 2011, 12:28 PM |
2 | Chess Event Coverage

The 2011 Commonwealth & South African Open Chess Championships will run from 25 June - 3 July.

The venue is the grandly titled Emperors Palace Hotel Casino & Convention Resort in the city of Ekurhuleni, and the prize fund is R205,000 (approx USD30,000).

The main event is an 11-round Swiss open, with the top seed being English GM Nigel Short, who is also giving an hour-long lecture on the eve of the championships.

The time control is 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, then 30 minutes to finish plus a 30 second increment from the start.

The top 20 ranked players in the Championship Open:

1  Short, Nigel D  ENG  2682
2  Gupta, Abhijeet  IND  2604
3  Jones, Gawain CB  ENG  2596
4  Lafuente, Pablo  ARG  2555
5  Kunte, Abhijit  IND  2526
6  Smerdon, David  AUS  2520
7  Harika, Dronavali  IND  2520
8  Huschenbeth, Niclas  GER  2502
9  Grover, Sahaj  IND  2485
10  Laxman, Rajaram R  IND  2446
11  Sachdev, Tania  IND  2416
12  Mokal, Prathamesh S  IND  2405
13  Ringoir, Tanguy  BEL  2399
14  Kobese, Watu KW  RSA  2355
15  Jere, Daniel  ZAM  2344
16  Karavade, Eesha  IND  2343
17  Ghate, Swati  IND  2317
18  Subbaraman, Meenakshi  IND  2317
19  Van Der Nat, Nicholas P  RSA  2308
20  Cawdery, Daniel J  RSA  2274

 

For more information visit the official website.

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