April 25 – May 4
The XXI International Open “Villa de Benidorm” will take place from April 25 to May 4 in Hotel Deloix****, Benidorm, Spain. It will be a 10 round Swiss system with a rate of play 1 hour and 30 minutes plus 30 seconds per move. The total prize fund of the event is 35 000 eur, as 5000 are for the winner.
There are close to 5 months to the start of the tournament, yet many strong GMs have reserved their places. Among them are GM Gashimov, GM Mchedlishvili, GM Guseinov, GM Khamrakulov, GM Chatalbashev, GM Arizmendi. A total of 20 GMs, 5 IM, and many local players have confirmed their participation. For sure until April the list will become stronger and longer, and we may expect this to be one of the strongest competitions in Spain among Linares 2008.
The Benidorm tradition was revived last year thanks to the professional work of the organizers and the generous sponsors. This year’s edition will take place as well thanks to the organizers of Club Ajedrez Benidorm and the sponsors of Benidorm Town Council and Caja de Ahorros del Mediterraneo.
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Previous editions of Benidorm
Benidorm 2007 – final report