Lienz Open and Belišće International

Austrian tournament concludes tomorrow, Croatian launches on the 19th

The 2009 Lienz Open, organized by the Schachklub Volksbank Lienz, is taking place on 7-14th February in Lienz, Austria. The tournament format is 9 rounds with swiss pairing and the time control is 120 min/40 moves plus 60 min to finish the game. The hosts are providing a number of additional activities: excursion to Weißensee, chairlift to the Moosalm, excursion to the museum “Stadt Aguntum” (exhibition of Roman excavations/archaeological findings), excursion to the National Park “Hohe Tauern” and Volkshaus Lienz evening. The last round is being played on early Saturday.

Round 8 standings (193 players):

1-4. GM Kunin Vitaly GER 2546, GM Meijers Viesturs LAT 2493, Dlugosz Jedrzej POL 2315 and FM Kilgus Georg AUT 2349 – 6,5

5-13. FM Hiermann Dietmar AUT 2320, IM Butunoi Alexandru ROU 2402, GM Kasparov Sergey BLR 2488, Kempinski Tomasz POL 2266, Halvax Georg AUT 2187, IM Burnoiu Nicolae-Costel ROU 2453, MK Testor Sebastian AUT 2271, FM Corvi Marco ITA 2319 and Bartkowiak Damian POL 2060 – 6,0 etc

Tournament website

The 16th International Open Tournament “Belišće 2009″ is set to take place on 19-22nd February in Hotel Termia in Bizovac, Croatia. Seven rounds of the swiss system will be played over the course of four days, with classical time control 90 minutes + 30 seconds increment for every move. The tournament will be rated with FIDE.

Total prize fund is 4.500 Euro and registration is possible until the opening ceremony which begins at 11 am. For more information contact Danijela Predović, e-mail: or Slavko Marjančević, phone +385 98 413 975; e-mail:

Last year winner was GM Dušan Popović.

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