6th Georgiev – Kesarovski Memorial, 10-18.09.2007
The 9 round open tournament will take place on September 10th-18th in Sunny Beach, Bourgas. The event is organized in memory of chess-players and game sponsors Georgi Georgiev and Stefan Kesarovski. Last year event launched 17-years old star Pavel Dimitrov, who as untitled player won the race ahead of many Grandmasters.
The total prize fund is 5.500 Euros, and hosts have provided free accommodation for men rated higher than 2500 and women higher than 2300. They have also negotiated affordable lodging prices for other participants, starting with 120 Euros (2 stars hotel) up to 275 Euros (4 stars) for full board over the 9 days. Kudos to chief organizer Zhivko Zhekov.
Top rated players registered so far: GM Aleksander Delchev (2600 BUL), GM Konstantin Chernyshov (2570 RUS), GM Oleg Korneev (2565 RUS), GM Boris Chatalbashev (2546 BUL), GM Vladimir Georgiev (2540 MKD), GM Vladimir Petkov (2520 BUL), GM Marat Dzhumaev (2500 UZB), GM Gerhard Schebler (2496 GER), IM Shojaat Ghane (2494 IRI), IM Nikita Maiorov (2487 BLR), GM Evgeni Janev (2476 BUL), IM Milen Vasilev (2473 BUL), Pavel Dimitrov (2465 BUL), Petar Drenchev (2460 BUL), GM Mikhail M Ivanov (2455 RUS), IM Kalin Karakehayov (2443 BUL), IM Krasimir Rusev (2443 BUL) etc
IM Kalin Karakehayov and GM Boris Chatalbashev playing at the Chessdom Challenge Cup