This year an International Chess Open will be organized among the activities of the Chess Grand Slam Final. This tournament will be valid for FIDE rating and will allow all chess players to play next to the big glass-cube in which the world’s top chessplayers will play the Grand Slam Final.
Dates: from 6th to 11th of October 2011
Venue: Alhóndiga de Bilbao. Plaza Arriquibar, 4. Bilbao.
Rate of play: 90 minutes + 30 seconds/move
Prizes: 16650 € (1st place 2500 €)
Top rated players:
GM Oleg Korneev RUS 2580
GM Aleksandr Lenderman USA 2525
GM Alexandre Dgebuadze BEL 2522
GM Ilmars Starostits LAT 2480
GM Juan Mario Gomez Esteban ESP 2465