11. - 22. February 2020
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The Festival participants close to four hundred

11 Feb 2020

One day before the official opening of the Prague International Chess Festival 2020, the starting lists of the Open and rating tournaments were updated. The total number of participants is close to 400, almost double than the last year.

A total number of 273 participants will compete for the title in the Open Tournament. The top seed on the list is the Norwegian Grandmaster Johan-Sebastian Christiansen, followed by GM Nikita Petrov of Russia and GM Alexei Fedorov of Belarus. The current World Junior Chess Champion Polina Shuvalova from Russia is the top seeded woman of the event.

Seven groups will be opened in the rating tournaments. We register 70 participants in total and they will be divided by rating.