Torneo Int. Ciudad de Arica 2019
Quick 5-Minute Summary
This end of year chess festival in Chile has become a popular tradition. Readers will recall that I covered this event last year here on this blog.
Alexi Shirov is back again this year to defend his title. Alexi is the highest rated of the 9 Grandmasters and 11 IM’s participating in the 10-round Swiss Open. A total of 132 players in all, representing 11 different countries.
The tournament continues until the 22nd. The prize fund is $11,000, with $2,000 going for 1st prize. The time control is the standard 90 minutes for the first 40 moves (plus 30′ per move), followed by the unusual blitz-finish of 3 minutes plus 2 seconds per move. The same scheme as last year. (Don’t players complain anymore or do actually they like these hybrid experiments?! You may like playing blitz, but your performance affects your standard ELO rating, not your blitz rating!)
Finally, you may be intersted in watching hours and hours of LIVE video action as the tournament advances HERE. And, of course, there are numerous ONLINE sites that allow you to follow the just the moves LIVE. Happy hunting!
Some Shirov Games