Pictures from Stavanger Open 2013


The leaders of the Stavanger Chess Club hit upon a great idea to organize an open tournament for chess enthusiasts by the side of the supertournament Norway Chess 2013. Many of us got an opportunity to combine the pleasure of playing chess and watching the master play live.

The tournament was played at the spacious venue of Scandic Hotel Forus, in three groups A, B and C, with lots of prizes in each group. You can see how many happy winners are holding the prize envelopes in the picture :-)

The organizes were experimenting with some fancy paring system, where players get an opponent close in rating. That resulted in many decisive games starting already from round 1. The big surprise in group A was Juergen Orlowski (GER 2163), who was leading with 5 out of 5 points and only lost his last game (probably due to his being late to catch his plane :-))

All the results can be found HERE.

What else to say… A lot of thanks to the organizers, hope we will have the pleasure to participate in Stavanger Open 2014. And of course, everybody who took part in the event are welcome to look for themselves in the photo gallery:



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