Grand Slam Qualification Tournament, Wien 11.11.2021 – 12.11.2021

Venue: Go7 club, Mariahilfer Straße 82


  • 11.11.2021 (Thursday)
    • 10:00 Round 1
    • 14:00 Round 2
    • 18:00 Round 3
  • 12.11.2021 (Friday)
    • 10:00 Round 4
    • 14:00 Round 5
    • 18:00 Closing ceremony


  • MacMahon, no handicap, Komi 7.5 points, Chinese rules
  • Chineses nigiri before each game, winner gets to decide color
  • Time controls: Fischer time, 45min basic time + 20sec per move additional
  • Tiebreaker: Mac Mahon score, SOS, direct comparison results (*), SOSOS, EGD rating at 11.11.2021
  • Pairing 1st round based on EGF rating, split and slide system

(*): especially for discriminating 3rd and 4th place, the winner of the direct confrontation get the selection in case of same Mac Mahon score and SOS except if there are cycling wins between 3 players who played each other (one win each)

Read about the Grand Slam tournament system.

An invitation goes to every player with a maximum rating of 2551 or higher between 1st August 2021 and 31st October 2021, as well as players who won bonus points in the Grand Prix 2019 and/or 2020. Participants are required to have been a citizen of an EGF member country for at least ten years.


  • Nikola Mitic, 7d, Serbia
  • Dusan Mitic, 7d, Serbia
  • Viktor Lin, 6d, Austria
  • Oscar Vazquez, 6d, Spain
  • Remi Campagnie, 6d, France
  • Ondrej Kruml, 6d, Czechia
  • Schayan Hamrah 6d, Austria
  • Matias Pankoke, 5d, Germany
  • Elian Grigoriu, 5d, Romania

Because there is an odd number of participants, there will be a local player as well: Hu Wei-Quiang 4d from Austria.

Entry fee: EUR 20

Referee: Li Ting 1p, Zhao Yiwen 5d

Some more information about the Grand Slam 2021 and the Grand Slam Qualification event:

  • This year’s Grand Slam will be played with 16 players, in Serbia. The date and the venue are not finalized, but it will be a four-day tournament in the middle of December, earliest on 9th December, either in Belgrad or another city in Serbia.
  • The following twelve players are already qualified for the Grand Slam: Ilya Shikshin, Ali Jabarin, Andrii Kravets, Artem Kachanovskyi, Pavol Lisy, Mateusz Surma, Tanguy LeCalve, Lukas Podpera, Stanislaw Frejlak, Cornel Burzo, Alexandr Dinerchtein, Benjamin Drean-Guenaizia.
  • CEGO gets one wildcard, which will be decided after the Grand Slam Qualification in Vienna.

Three seats are left and will be given as prizes to be won in Vienna. Every participant of the Grand Slam will win money, even if all games are lost!

Helmut Wiltschek Memorial (Austrian Open)

Players are also welcome to play in the weekend Helmut Wiltschek Memorial (Austrian Open) tournament, which starts just after the Grand Slam Qualification tournament.

COVID information

We are obliged to enforce strict “2G rules” in Austria which state that you have to either provide a valid proof of vaccination against Covid or a valid proof that you have recovered from Covid. Tests including PCR-Tests are generally not valid for this kind of event any more (except for children between 6 and 12 years of age). The “Green Pass“ (app or printout) confirms that you are vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19. Proof of recovery is only valid for 180 days. If your vaccine requires two vaccinations, please make sure that your confirmation actually shows both vaccinations.

The official regulations are still about to be published in the next few days, so it is not easy to find up-to-date summaries of these soon-to-be effective regulations.

Note: This will be checked; if you cannot provide a valid confirmation you cannot enter the Go7!

You need to wear an FFP2 mask in shops, on public transport and in station buildings.

Wherever you are required to show your 2G status (e.g., in the Go7 club or in restaurants) you do not need to wear a mask.

For entry regulations for Austria, see here and here.

For up-to-date information on the current situation see here.


Please book your own hostel, hotel or other accommodation using sites like Airbnb or

Public transport

The Go7 club is located centrally on one of Vienna’s main shopping streets. The underground station Zieglergasse on the U3 (orange line) is directly adjacent.

You can buy public transport tickets using the Wien mobil app.

You can also use the Wiener Linien journey planner.

Or you can use this comprehensive public transport map (PDF).

Note that the underground line U2 (violet line) currently does not run between Karlsplatz and Schottenring; there is a U2Z tram as a replacement, or just use one of the trams that run along the Ringstraße.

How to get to the Go7

From Wien Hauptbahnhof (main railway station): Take the U1 line (direction Leopoldau) to Stephansplatz, then the U3 line (direction Ottakring) to Zieglergasse. You could also take the 13A bus (direction Laudongasse) to Neubaugasse, which is a two-minute walk away from the Go7.

From Wien Meidling: Take the line U6 (direction Floridsdorf) to Westbahnhof, then the U3 line (direction Simmering) to Zieglergasse.

From Wien Westbahnhof: Take the U3 line (direction Simmering) to Zieglergasse.

From Vienna International Airport: Take the regular S-Bahn line S7 (not the green CAT, which is an expensive tourist trap) towards Floridsdorf. You can buy a ticket for about EUR 4 at the machine, which is valid for the entire trip to the tournament location. At the stop Wien Mitte (Landstraße) change to the underground line U3 (direction Ottakring) and go to Zieglergasse. You could also take a Vienna Airport Lines bus to Westbahnhof; this is slightly more expensive (single ticket EUR 8, return ticket EUR 13) but convenient as you don’t have to change and could also walk from Westbahnhof to the Go7 club.

Restaurant options near the Go7 club

There are quite a few restaurants in the Otto-Bauer-Gasse. When you exit the Go7, it’s the first side street to the right.

Fladerei (filled flat breads): Otto-Bauer-Gasse 26

MySchnitzel: Otto-Bauer-Gasse 26

There are also many restaurants on Mariahilfer Straße itself.

Soya (asian): Mariahilfer Str. 81

Brandauer (Viennese)
Mariahilfer Straße 42-48, on the 5th floor of the Gerngross department store

Akakiko (asian)
same location as Brandauer


  • Organizers: Marcel Grünauer, Jürgen Suntinger
  • Phone: +43 678 1228 770
  • Email:

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact the organizers.