When and what was the last open tournament that Vishy Anand participated in before this 2016 Gibraltar Open?

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The 1993 Biel Interzonal according to The Hindu.

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    I would have thought the Interzonals aren't "open", but apparently the definition of an "Open" is wider (and more fuzzy) than I thought. Commented Jan 27, 2016 at 8:38
  • @BlindKungFuMaster I guess they mean a tournament where the Swiss system is used. You could also ask whether a tournament like the Qatar Masters Open is truly "open" when there is a minimum rating requirement of Elo 2300. Commented Jan 27, 2016 at 9:09
  • Well, there is also the term "swiss open" which would be redundant. But intuitively you're right. Apparently how you get into the tournament doesn't play too much of a role in defining a tournament as an open or not. Commented Jan 27, 2016 at 9:28

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