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MichaelBaron
04-07-2014, 11:11 PM
http://www.worldopen.com/ - Open tournament with many GMs playing. Good prize money too. Australian Ari Dale among the participants.

MichaelBaron
04-07-2014, 11:14 PM
Unfortunately Ari has not started so well and is on 0.5/3

Kevin Bonham
04-07-2014, 11:33 PM
http://www.worldopen.com/ - Open tournament with many GMs playing. Good prize money too.

"Good" is one way of putting it. In my view the offering of ratings prizes as high as $12,000 (even for a tournament with $350-ish entry fees) is a very bad idea.

Still, it is doubtless excellent competition for a strong player irrespective of the prizemoney issues.

MichaelBaron
05-07-2014, 12:11 AM
"Good" is one way of putting it. In my view the offering of ratings prizes as high as $12,000 (even for a tournament with $350-ish entry fees) is a very bad idea.

Still, it is doubtless excellent competition for a strong player irrespective of the prizemoney issues.

Kevin, That I agree with. And sad to see entry fees being so high :)

MichaelBaron
05-07-2014, 11:45 AM
Ari won his first game! Interestingly, while on 1.5/4, he will now be playing someone rated above him! Shows the strength of the tournament as it is rare for IMs on 1.5/4 to play each other in a big swiss.

MichaelBaron
06-07-2014, 01:42 PM
Ari is on 2.5/6 playing someone rated 2258 next

MichaelBaron
07-07-2014, 10:48 PM
Ari finished the event with 3 draws and ended up with 4/9