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Pfalz Open chess tournament

43 GMs to play in the strong Pfalz Open 2009

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The second Pfalz Open will take place 15th to 22nd of February, 2009. The tournament is a 9 round Swiss system with time control 2 hours / 40 moves + 1 hour / rest of the game. It features hundreds of players, of which 43 are GMs and over 100 are titled. Top seeded is GM Alexey Dreev, who will have serious competition from GM Graf, GM Baklan, GM Kuzubov, GM Malakhatko, GM Tiviakov, GM Mamedov, GM Lupulescu, etc.

Chessdom.com commentators GM Valentin Iotov and GM Dejan Bojkov participate in the event as well. After the tournament is over they will be joining GM Bauer and GM Dimitrov in the commentary of Topalov Kamsky and Linares 2009.

Among the participants we find a group of strong female players led by GM Antoaneta Stefanova, WGM Anna Muzychuk, IM Anna Ushenina, and WGM Tania Sachdev.

Official site: pfalzopen.de

Pfalz Open participants

Dreev, Alexey GM 2688

Tiviakov, Sergei GM 2684

Graf, Alexander GM 2643

Baklan, Vladimir GM 2627

Kuzubov, Yuriy GM 2626

Malakhatko, Vadim GM 2610

Lupulescu, Constantin GM 2608

Drozdovskij, Yuri GM 2607

Mamedov, Nidjat GM 2607

Markowski, Tomasz GM 2605

Epishin, Vladimir GM 2587

Arutinian, David GM 2586

Kempinski, Robert GM 2584

Borovikov, Vladislav GM 2582

Gharamian, Tigran IM 2581

Emelin, Vasily GM 2578

Sulskis, Serunas GM 2573

Georgiev, Vladimir GM 2572

Jankovic, Alojzije GM 2571

Buhmann, Rainer GM 2565

Stefanova, Antoaneta WGM 2557

Iotov, Valentin GM 2556

Gopal, Greetha Narayanan GM 2555

Greenfeld, Alon GM 2548

Kunin, Vitaly GM 2546

Muzychuk, Anna WGM 2540

Milov, Leonid IM 2539

Dgebuadze, Alexandre GM 2538

Luther, Thomas GM 2536

Teterev, Vitaly GM 2530

Macak, Stefan IM 2527

Maiorov, Nikita GM 2524

Aloyzas, Kveinys GM 2522

Bogner, Sebastian IM 2501

Ushenina, Anna WGM 2499

Meijers, Viesturs GM 2493

Stern, Rene IM 2492

Babaev, Rashad GM 2491

Vavrak, Peter IM 2489

Kasparov, Sergey GM 2488

Nabaty, Tamir 2488

Chirila, Cristian IM 2485

Bojkov, Dejan GM 2477

Hoffmann, Michael IM 2474

Shalnev, Nikolai GM 2469

Wirig, Anthony IM 2464

Grabarczyk, Bogdan IM 2458

Chernov, Vadim IM 2455

Paehtz, Elisabeth WGM 2455

Gaponenko, Inna WGM 2450

Bakre, Tejas GM 2448

Morawietz, Dieter IM 2445

Sriram, Jha IM 2442

Galdunts, Sergey GM 2437

Tania, Sachdev WGM 2435

Sanuleac, Vasile GM 2432

Zdebskaja, Natalia WGM 2428

Muzychuk, Mariya WGM 2427

Klenburg, Michael IM 2426

Beinoras, Mindaugas IM 2426

Hirneise, Tobias FM 2426

Khanukov, Boris FM 2424

Richter, Michael IM 2421

Casper, Thomas IM 2415

Skembris, Spyridon GM 2413

Dausch, Rene FM 2401

Abasov, Nijat 2397

Zozulia, Anna WGM 2376

Meszaros, Michal IM 2376

Donchenko, Antatoli IM 2374

Nekrasov, Mihail IM 2372

Rotstein, Efim FM 2372

Vasilkova, Svetlana WIM 2371

Ringoir, Tanguy FM 2366

Troyke, Christian IM 2365

Polajzer, Danilo IM 2360

Klundt, Klaus IM 2356

Khotenashvili, Bela WGM 2350

Batsiashvili, Nino WGM 2350

Dinger, Florian FM 2343

Friedrich, Norbert FM 2342

Helbig, Mark FM 2332 M74

Reinhart, Emanuel FM 2329

Gheng, Josef FM 2327

Jacobsen, Bo 2323

Armbrust, Florian FM 2321

Tuncer, Ufuk FM 2317

Schulze, Ulrich IM 2316

Zimmermann, Julian FM 2316

Lubbe, Nikolas 2315

Raykhman, Alexander 2307

Trabert, Bettina WGM 2306

Sobolevsky, Leonid IM 2304

Chasovnikova, Eugenia WIM 2302

Ackermann, Hans Werner FM 2299

Piasetski, Leon IM 2293

Thomassen, Joachim FM 2290

Bannink, Bernard 2280

Frick, Christoph 2273

Wahedi, Ahmad Siar 2272

Jacob, Volker 2267

Villwock, Martin 2260

Holm, Sejer 2260

Zuse, Peter FM 2258

Hug, Marcel 2257

Böhle, Lars 2257

Jadrijevic, Ante 2257

Fuchs, Judith 2253

Martin, Stefan 2250

Kunz, Konstantin 2247

Schlötzer, Waldemar 2245

Feibert, Fred FM 2242

Behling, Robert FM 2240

Pritzker, Boris 2237

Bogorad, Michail 2235

Cevik, Dietmar 2234

Braun, Peter FM 2231

Jansen, Andreas 2231

Krieger, Hermann 2230

Vogel, Jaap FM 2230

Baum, Dr. Bernd FM 2222

Hess, Christian FM 2222

Schneider, Heiko 2221

Ferkingstad,Sjur 2220

Weiler, Wolfgang 2220

Gerstner, Bernhard 2217

Anibar, Ahmed 2214

Kandic, Milan 2208

Vinke, Andreas 2207

Fecht, Hans-Peter FernIM 2206

Hoolt, Sarah WIM 2200

Dushatskiy, Fedor 2199

Knitl, Anton 2197

Dietzsch, Herbert 2197

Wurzel, Andre 2196

Tennstedt, Dr. Andreas 2194

Lacrosse, Marc FM 2192

Kasparova, Tatjana WIM 2190

Wiens, Helmut 2190

Lantzsch, Christian 2190

Frotscher, Thomas 2188

Posedaru, Bogdan 2187

Viebahn, Dirk 2187

Schatz, Christian CM 2187

Schäfer, Michael 2183

Lovik, Lasse 2183

Dewenter, Ulf 2181

Berndt, Walter 2181

Hankel, Dennis 2180

Maahs, Erich 2180

Shalnyeva, Olga WIM 2178

Mareck, Sascha 2176

Kelchner, Hans 2175

Müller, Erich 2160

Hillenbrand, Michael 2159

Stock, Andreas 2158

Scheidt, Karlheinz 2158

Pitic, Jasmin 2157

Wille, Thomas 2155

Klimpel, Thomas 2155

Hirth, Dr. Ulrich 2154

Stümer, Paul 2153

Hager, Joshua Aarash 2152

Riedel, Lutz 2152

Kaiser, Elmar 2151

Weisenburger, Horst 2149

Amrehn, Fred 2146

Senk, Christian 2146

Müller, Waldemar 2144

Diosu, Georg 2140

Lopatin, Olga WFM 2139

Ludy, Klaus 2136

Inhoven, Stefan 2136

Müller, Markus 2133

Hauck, Heiko 2131

Herzenstein, Georg 2129

Fink, Leander 2126

Troyke, Doreen WFM 2124

Trösch, Thomas 2121

Busch, Lorenz 2119

Diehl, Klaus 2117

Bohne, Lutz 2116

Noordhoek, Henk 2108

Comes, Bruno 2106

Loos, Udo 2096

Osmanovic, Faruk 2096

Klamp, Christoph 2096

Krauß, Josef 2095

Bongartz, Philipp 2094

Zoran, Klaric 2090

Filipiak, Thomas 2089

Weller, Manuel 2085

Lutz, Albert 2084

Lau, Udo 2082

Schäfer, Dr. Lutz 2081

Schwenkreis, Thomas 2077

Wahl, Gerhard 2072

Huettemann, Ralf 2071

Wimmer, Olivier 2067

Altmann, Jens 2066

Menge, Matthias 2065

Hansult, Manfred 2061

Matzat, Andre 2053

Spreeemann, Dr. Ralf 2049

Grünter, Martin 2045

Frey, Alisa 2041

Pracht, Hans Dieter 2040

Willems, Prof.Dr.Matthias 2038

Neuens, Heiko 2037

Gorse, Gerard 2036

Costello, Colin 2029

Hupprich, Thorsten 2028

Kopf, Rainer 2022

Jäger, Erich 2022

Wilk, Jörg 2020

Mertens, Gottfried 2019

Brandt, Sebastian 2019

Tierling, Detlef 2018

Thomassen, Thomas 2017

Pitic, Mustafa 2012

Gräbner, Laurent 2010

Hilbnez, Dr. Guntram 2009

Fick, Roland 2007

Auer, Dieter 2006

Costea, Valerius 2005

Horata, Hakan 2005

Kobs, Stephan 2003

Paul, Alexander 1999

Klaus, Rainer 1997

Wild, Katharina 1993

Erben, Larissa 1991

Haase, Holger 1988

Schwetje, Siegfried 1985

Voss, Julian 1980

Scholz, Dr. Herbert 1979

van Zetten, Maarten 1975

Segerberg, Tomas 1962

Straub, Hermann 1956

Grünhagen, Marc 1947

Donchenko, Alexander 1944

Tochtermann, Dr. Georg 1944

Woisetschläger, Adolf 1943

Ringoir, Guy 1937

Leimeister, Winfried 1936

Lanz, Udo 1933

Bier, Klaus 1929

Biedinger, Christian 1929

Santos, Paulo 1916

Frantzke, Helmut 1912

Möhn, Hans 1907

Voss, Chantal 1903

Gelashvili, Vakhtang 1902

Schmitt, Roland 1902

Meier, Peter 1899

Wüst, Andreas 1895

Wilk, Jan 1894

Freier, Joachim 1885

Encke, Michael 1883

Auschkalnis, Reinhard 1881

Korn, Thomas 1877

Riegler, Markus 1875

Densing, Gerd 1866

Hanowski, Martin 1863

Kettering, Werner 1858

Hennrich, Reinhard 1856

Kühnast, Volker 1855

Schwarz, Armin 1853

Stöckel, Jens 1853

Schlemminger, Degenhard 1850

Klotz, Elmar 1842

Leister, Günter 1831

Schindele, Andreas 1830

Lechnauer, Uwe 1829

Groß, Hans-Joachim 1829

Novak, Josua 1829

Bier, Roman 1828

Heidarnezhad, Ben-Ali 1818

Althaus, Karl-Heinz 1813

Zwicker, Wolfgang 1805

Kimmich, Bernd 1785

Hellmich, Jürgen 1780

Cotugno, Gianluca 1769

Stahl, Heinz 1748

Sosna, Hans-Joachim 1742

Siegel, Rainer 1738

Stirmlinger, Jochen 1731

Dittler, Volkfried 1716

Steinschuld, Jo 1706

Reinacher, Detlev 1695

Muller, Marcin 1692

Trinkle, Andreas 1691

Ivanov, Alexander 1687

Kliem, Klaus-Peter 1674

Hoffmann, Jonas 1654

Fickert, Jürgen 1640

Schaefer, Claus 1607

Strieck, Christian 1553

Knöpfle, Andreas 1552

Wohlfahrt, Dr. Michael 1522

Bailleul, Didier 1501

Hoffmann, Christian 1496

Atasoy, Tarik 1451

Herma, Gerhard 1443

Schmitt, Carsten 1440

Geissert, Bernd 1381

Wiesner, Paula 1348

Grohmüller, Robert 1294

Meißner, Erhard 1232

Lovik, Havard 1162

Hauck, Adrian 1005

Duttenöfer, Rainer 0

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