Israel is the Maccabiah, which will take place five chess tournaments — two grandmasters, two international masters and «open».
The rating favorite of the tournament is the strongest Ukrainian Alexander Moiseenko (2671). With the participation of Georg Meier (Germany, 2644), Ilya Smirin (Israel, 2644), Simon, Dvoirys (Russia, 2552), Alexander Guzman (Israel, 2552), Edward Rosenthal (Lithuania, 2509), David Klein (the Netherlands, 2508), Gabrielle Flam (France, 2473), Yair Parchow (Israel, 2407), Eyal Deutsch (Israel, 2342).
After two rounds leading grandmaster from Germany, who won two victories.
In the grandmaster tournament In the rating favorite is the Israelite tal Baron (2547). This tournament is a part of Ukrainian chess player Anna Ushenina (2458).
Tal and Anna won two victories in the opening rounds and in the lead.