Ivanchuk, Polgar, Tiviakov, and Anish Giri in the Crown group
The 2009 edition of the Hoogeveen chess tournament will take place October 16 – 24 in Netherlands. Top seeded is the Ukraininan star GM Vassily Ivanchuk, who will skip ETCC 2009. GM Judith Polgar is the top rated female player and the Crown group is completed by GM Tiviakov and GM Anish Giri.
The tournament is a double round robin and will have the same rules as previous years.
The Unive Open tournament is taking place parallel to the Hoogeveen Crown group. Top seeded is GM Julian Radulski, and his main competition is from GM Joshua Friedel, GM Nijboer, GM Sergey Kasparov, GM Brodsky, and GM Ulibin.