Thursday, June 23, 2011

HSG Open in Hilversum

The 6th HSG Open 2011 is set to take place on 24-26th June in Hilversum, Netherlands. The players will be divided in two Groups, Open A for those rated over 1850 and Open B for U1900. Both tournament will be played over six rounds of Swiss pairings, with two games per day.

After suffering a hit from the finantial crisis and retirement of the long-time sponsor Joop van Oosterom, the tournament is reduced to only three playing days and the main prize goes down from 3000 EUR to 1250 EUR. But the most important is that the tradition survives.

Three Grandmasters enetred the competition, namely Predrag Nikolic (BIH 2630), Igor Khenkin (GER 2620) and Alexandre Dgebuadze (BEL 2521). The local challenge is led by IM Fred Slingerland (2415), IM Yochanan Afek (2295), FM David Klein (2359) and FM Quinten Ducarmon (2347).

Tournament website

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