The Australian Chess Open has well and truly kicked off at Castle Hall in Sydney. The event started on the 2nd of January and will run until the 11th January. The total prize fund at stake for the competition is 20,250 (Australian Dollars), with the first prize being 6,000 (Australian Dollars.) The prize fund for the 2015 Australian Chess Open is at the highest ever for a chess event in Australian, so it’s all up for grabs!
The best of the best in the world of chess are out to test their wits against each other, with a total of 150 participants and 16 GM’s. The favourite from the competition is GM Ni Hua from China, who currently has a lead of 100 points ahead of GM Murtas Kazhgaleyey from Kazakhstan.
The Australian Blitz Championships are ready to kick off soon, with 11 rounds to be played at 5 minutes each. It will be exciting to find out the results over the next few days and which chess player will pick up this amazing cash prize. With all ages and levels participating in the event, it’s anyone’s guess who will become the success story of the event.
If you find yourself with a new appetite for chess after watching the 2015 Australian Chess Open, you’re definitely not the only one! We love chess at Chessmaze International and are watching this fascinating Australian Open with baited breath.
Take a look around our website, where we have a wide range of chess sets and chess boards for you to enjoy the game in the comfort of your own home. If you are looking for chess on a budget, we can cater for your needs with our best value chess boards and sets. We even have folding chess sets for you to play on the go!
If you prefer to treat yourself to something more unique and exciting, why not take a browse through our designer chess sets. The range includes the stylish Sea Horse Glass Chess Set and the Fantasy Metal Chess Pieces. We also have a luxury range available with the favourite Staunton and Ebony Sets amongst the collection.
You can also get children interested in playing chess with our non-traditional hand held chess Android and other software options to play on the PC.