Malta-Open

6. Malta-Open 2016

A new edition of chess on Malta 13.-19.11.2016!

Open Pairings #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 - Ranking
Seniors Pairings #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 #8 #9 - Ranking

The tournament in southern mediterrean sea - 228 players do attend the open section, 16 players are in the seniors. Top ranked is the German International Master Matthias Dann, the longest travelling made GM Ramesh from India. Gary Quillan from GB is playing him in round 7, both leading with 5.5 out of 7.

In 2015
Bayarsaikhan Gundavaa has been the winner of the edition 2015. With 8 points out of 9 games the Mongolian GM secured first place.
However, it was a nice event not only for the winners. The new playing hall in the Hotel Imperial in Sliema proved to be comfortable and also the weather played along: 22 degrees and sun... not too bad for November. This time 205 players from over 30 nations were participating - a new record!

This time a senior tournament is announced as an additional group!



Report with pictures by Marian Petrov in German language


Report about the tournament in 2013:
And he did it again: Like last year GM Bartolomiej Heberla from Poland won also the edition 2013! The 28 year-old GM scored 7,5 out of 9.
Again there were players from all over the world. The youngest participant, Max Gedajlovic, only 12 years old from Vancouver scored 4,5 points. The oldest participant, Oswald Smits (90 years young) scored 4 points. Besides there were players from New Zealand, Hongkong and Ecuador, altogether 29 nations.
The change of the hotel proved to be no problem, the new location was very comfortable, close to the sea and to restaurants and pubs. Also the weather was nice, with temperatures between 20 and 25 degrees celsius in November.


The organizers would like to sincerely thank the Malta Tourism Authority and Cheverny Invesments Limited for the support which has made the event possible and allowed it to grow and establish itself on the European Chess calendar.

  • seaside Sliema
  • Valetta
  • Great harbour
  • tournament hall
  • coastline
  • Comino
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