August 30, 2008

Southwest Open underway

The 74th annual Southwest Open is underway! I don't have the final headcount yet, but as of Wednesday 168 players had entered, including the addition of IM Salvijus Bercys (2479) and Tautvydas Vedrickas (2347). This is one of the strongest fields ever for a TCA event. Just take a look at the top 8 players:
GM Alejandro Ramirez  2600
IM Marko Zivanic 2544
IM Davorin Kuljasevic 2528
GM Babakuli Annakov 2510
IM Jacek Stopa 2507
IM Salvijus Bercys 2479
IM Puchan Wang 2440
Tautvydas Vedrickas 2347