The 23rd edition of the Staufer-Open is being played over nine rounds on 2-6th January in Germany. Total prize fund is 8500 Euro.
A huge field of 330 players is led by the Grandmasters Graf Alexander 2618 GER, Burmakin Vladimir 2603 RUS, Buhmann Rainer 2577 GER, Ikonnikov Viacheslav 2571 RUS, Epishin Vladimir 2568 RUS, Miezis Normunds 2546 LAT and Dgebuadze Alexandre 2536 BEL.
Follow the results on the official website
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