Nice Open 2005
The 12th Summer International Chess Open of Nice (French Riviera) took place in the enchanting 4 stars Grand Hotel Aston, from August 1 to August 6.

It was a very popular chess tournament with 6.500 Euros of prizes (1.600 for 1st). Players  enjoy the beach, go sightseeing in the oldest part of the city, 5mn walking from tournament. That's the reason why most of the rounds start at 5 p.m.

Vladislav Tkachiev (g, FRA, 2625), Andrei Maksimenko (g, UKR, 2505), Sebastian Siebrecht (m, GER, 2487), Mirojlub Lazic (g, SCG, 2485), Joseph Sanchez (m, PHI, 2452), Dimitar Marholev (m, BUL, 2423), Alexei Gorbatov (m, RUS, 2418), Bjarte Leer-Salvesen (f, NOR, 2374), Milan Mrdja (m, CRO, 2352), Jordan Ivanov (m, BUL, 2347), Ognjan Todorov (m, BUL, 2335), Armen Tonoian (f, RUS, 2321), Andjelko Dragojlovic (m, SCG, 2320), Maurizio Brancaleoni (f, ITA, 2314) and others will play.

Some reprensatives of the french talented young IM will be attending this open: Aurélien Dunis (m, FRA, 2485), Fabien Libiszewski (m, FRA, 2413), Benjamin Bujisho (m, FRA, 2389).

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