IM Marijan Petrov (photo by Torstein Bae)
It is certainly a good sign for our tournament that previous participants wants to come back year after year. We are constantly being contacted by former visitors, which has resulted in that the now contains 32 names, 12 nations and 13 titled players including 7 GMs! Average Elo of the 10 highest rated is now 2515 and more strong players are right around the corner.
Among those listed we have already mentioned Loek van Wely. We also see last year’s 3rd place IM Marijan Petrov, who has gotten 2 GM norms and might well be GM before the tournament starts. From last year’s participants we can also say hello to the Malakhatko/Zozulia couple, GMs Drozdowskij, Radulski and Westerinen, WGM Zdebskaja among others.
What are you waiting for? .