The Friday Open Spring 2017 edition will take place as follows:
  • WHEN: Apr 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26 and June 2 (note these new start and end dates)

  • TIME: 7.30pm

  • WHERE: Caissa Sheung Wan Chess Centre

  • CONTROL: Standard Swiss, 6 rounds 75M + 30s

  • FIDE rated, FIDE ID required (if no FIDE ID this can be applied for at HKCFL for Hong Kong residents)

  • PRIZES: trophies top 3 with 1,000HK$, 750HK$ and 500HK$ for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place

  • SUITABILITY: open to all but best for players minimal in Step 3 or with FIDE rating of 1400 or above.

Caissa's former HK Champion Alberto Muniz wins against current HK Champion Andrew Leung in round 2

April 21, 2016

In round 2 the clash of the titans was played through an off-beat Sicilian on board 1 between Caissa coach Alberto, one of Hong Kong's highest rated players and winner of the previous Friday Open Autumn edition, and Andrew Leung, who impressively and convincingly, without a single loss, won the Hong Kong Champion title just a few weeks ago. The game followed a Fischer-Tal game. Click here to view the game, annotated by Alberto.


The game between the two youth players Miguel Angel and Ethan ended in a draw as did the game between Andrew and Ernest. This was the second time that Ernest had to "allow" a draw because of lack of time.


Kenneth, castled kingside with white, accepted David's h- and g-pawn sacrifices which gave David's black rooks on those semi-open files some play. However, Kenneth played the position out well and only deep in the endgame under time pressure lost the game.


Pairing of round 3 is here.


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The Autum Open concluded last Friday 27 November 2015 with clear winner Alberto Muniz with 6.5 out of 7 games. In 2014 it was Joseph Wong who won the Autumn Friday Open edition and it was Long You who got both the Winter and Spring titles.
We will now continue with the Spring 2016 cycle.
Tournament details were as follows:
  • Play tempo: 90 minutes per player, no increment.
  • Prizes: trophies and cash for top 3 (1st 1,000HK$, 2nd 750HK$, 3rd 500HK$)
  • Schedule - following Fridays:
    • Apr 15 Round 1
    • Apr 22 Round 2
    • Apr 29 Round 3
    • May 6 Round 4
    • May 13 Round 5
    • May 20 Round 6
    • May 27 Round 7 + Prize Ceremony
  • Location: Caissa Sheung Wan Chess Center
  • Start: 8pm
Photo Impression of Previous Friday Open

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