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Canadian Chess Open

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The Canadian Chess Open will take place in Otawa, July 7-15, 2007. It is the country’s premier event that attracts more than 200 players from beginners to world-class grandmasters. Recent winners have included: GM Abhijit Kunte, GM Walter Arencibia, GM Alexei Shirov, GM Vassily Ivanchuk, GM Victor Bologan, GM Mark Bluvshtein, IM S.R. Chowdhury.

The Open consists of one section with an estimated $20,000 prize fund based on 200 entries, class prizes. The tournament will be CFC-rated for all players, and FIDE-rated for those whose performance qualifies for FIDE rating. The time control will 120 minutes with 30-second increments.

Here is a big photo preview from the site for you to dive into the ambience of Ottawa.

Canada Open Rideau canal

The Rideau Canal, with Parliament Hill in the

background

Canada Open Mounties

Mounties on the grounds of Parliament Hill

Canada Open Parliament Hill

Parliament Hill

Canada Open cafe toulouse

Cafe Toulouse in the Ottawa Marriott

Canada Open night view

Ottawa’s Byward Market neighbourhood at night

Canada Open Spider

Is this a special invitation for Michael Adams, the Spider?

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