GM Rafael Leitao winner at Bienal Professor Joao Braga

20th to 24th April in Sao Paulo, Brazil

Aberto do Brazil Bienal Professor Joao Braga was played from 20th to 24th April in Sao Paulo, Brazil. 164 players took participation in the 9-round Swiss with the prize fund of 10.000 EUR.

Top seeded GM Rafael Leitao won the tournament by collecting 7.5 points, half a point clear of IM Samy Shoker of Egypt, FM Ernesto Rodi Luis (Argentina), GM Alexandr Fier and IM Fernando Cubas Jose of Paraguay.

There was not a sufficient number of international players in the field, thus making it impossible to earn title norms, but nevertheless there were several important achievements. IM Cubas reached the 2500-elo level and will be awarded the Grandmaster title. He scored the final GM norm back in 2008. FM Rodi jumped over 2400-elo and is expecting the confirmation of his International Master status. Brazilian player Jomar Egoroff became a new FIDE Master.

The Brazilian chess scene appears to be very active, with SP Masters Series becoming a regular fixture in the calendar. Brazil will also host the 2011 World Youth Chess Championships.

Thanks to GM Krikor Sevag Mekhitarian who contributed to the report.

Bienal Professor Joao Braga

Detail from the playing hall

Final standings:

1 GM Leitao Rafael BRA 2620 – 7.5

2 IM Shoker Samy EGY 2441 – 7

3 FM Rodi Luis Ernesto ARG 2359 – 7

4 GM Fier Alexandr BRA 2586 – 7

5 IM Cubas Jose Fernando PAR 2463 – 7

6 IM Rocha Wellington Carlos BRA 2417 – 6.5

7 GM El Debs Felipe De Cresce BRA 2496 – 6.5

8 FM Shumyatsky Victor BRA 2382 – 6.5

9 FM Terao Rodrigo Akira BRA 2332 – 6.5

10 GM Matsuura Everaldo BRA 2488 – 6.5

11 Bassan Remo VEN 2291 – 6.5

12 IM Di Berardino Diego Rafael BRA 2480 – 6.5

13 FM Choma Ernani Francisco BRA 2348 – 6.5

14 IM Perdomo Leandro ARG 2382 – 6.5

15 Egoroff Jomar BRA 2273 – 6.5

16 FM Bueno Alfeu Junior Varela BRA 2345 – 6.5

17 Guimaraes Artemis Pamela BRA 1944 – 6.5

18 Gallo Ponce Elbert PER 2231 – 6

19 FM Aranha Filho Alvaro Z BRA 2285 – 6

20 Quintiliano Pinto Renato R BRA 2244 – 6

21 GM Mekhitarian Krikor Sevag BRA 2529 – 6

22 FM Sega Carlos Alberto BRA 2282 – 6

23 Bispo Leonardo BRA 2184 – 6

24 FM De Souza Haro Paulo Cezar BRA 2156 – 6

25 Palozi Paulo Ricardo BRA 2277 – 6

26 FM Abdalla Luiz Guilherme Aurelli BRA 2322 – 6

27 FM Brito Luismar BRA 2297 – 6

28 FM Martins Carlos BRA 2252 – 6

29 Santana Anderson Pereira BRA 2083 – 6

30 Batista Renato Luiz BRA 2203 – 6

31 Madeira Wagner Martins BRA 2212 – 6

32 Mendonca Mateus Nakajo BRA 2130 – 6

33 Oliveira Maicon Almeida De BRA 1963 – 6

34 Gisclan Heverton BRA 2255 – 5.5

35 Gazel Frederico BRA 2282 – 5.5

36 Oliveira Jefferson Dos Santos BRA 2264 – 5.5

37 Goncalves Ivan Mesquita V BRA 1981 – 5.5

38 Umetsubo Cesar Hidemitsu BRA 2176 – 5.5

39 Ribeiro Sheridan Luiz Telles BRA 2033 – 5.5

40 Reis Renan Do Carmo BRA 2227 – 5.5

41 IM Molina Roberto Junio Brito BRA 2428 – 5.5

42 Barbosa Paulo Eduardo E Silva BRA 2254 – 5.5

43 De Oliveira Aquiles Machado BRA 2059 – 5.5

44 Gerbelli Neto Eduardo BRA 2160 – 5.5

45 De Lima Diogo Nakasawa BRA 2040 – 5.5

46 Pires Marcos Vinicius Torsani BRA 2133 – 5.5

47 Mandetta Joao Danilo BRA 2138 – 5.5

48 Mazetto Sergio Luiz BRA 2205 – 5.5

49 Aguiar Djalma BRA 1969 – 5.5

50 WCM Gazola Vanessa Ramos BRA 2003 – 5.5

51 FM Maia Luciano Malta BRA 2296 – 5.5

52 Costa Paulo Cesar BRA 2078 – 5.5

53 FM Chiari Arthur Gontijo BRA 1969 – 5.5

54 Mourao Igor A C Lofredo BRA 2081 – 5.5

55 Lapertosa Julio BRA 2142 – 5.5

56 Rezende Guilherme Vilela BRA 1975 – 5.5

57 IM Tsuboi Edson Kenji BRA 2373 – 5

58 Coutinho Sidnei Bissacot BRA 2079 – 5

59 Rodrigo Da Silva Edson BRA 1982 – 5

60 Catozzo Jr Vinicius BRA 2019 – 5

61 Da Mata Luis Carlos BRA 2044 – 5

62 Cajal Andre BRA 2078 – 5

63 CM Proudian Armen BRA 2113 – 5

64 Devescovi Parreira Pedro Paulo BRA 1912 – 5

65 Reis Alan De Albuquerque Maranhao BRA 2034 – 5

66 Dos Santos Jr Braulio BRA 2013 – 5

67 FM Assumpcao Roberto BRA 2285 – 5

68 Dias Simao Poscidonio BRA 2032 – 5

69 WFM Chang Suzana BRA 2014 – 5

70 Da Silva Mikhail Zoltan Iwanon BRA 0 – 5

71 Oliveira Renan De Andrade BRA 0 – 5

72 Fakhouri Filho Jorge BRA 2025 – 5

73 Dos Santos Lucas Aparecido BRA 0 – 5

74 Souza Marcos Valerio A BRA 2104 – 5

75 Araujo Leonardo Augusto De BRA 0 – 5

76 Costa Giovanni BRA 1889 – 5

77 Deus Filho Joaquim De BRA 2062 – 4.5

78 Antunes Luciano Justi BRA 0 – 4.5

79 WFM Feliciano Vanessa BRA 2170 – 4.5

80 Abdalla Jose Lucas Aurelli BRA 1980 – 4.5

81 Mariano Marceley Martins BRA 2037 – 4.5

82 Souza Neves Andrey M BRA 2126 – 4.5

83 Ferreira Kleber Victor BRA 2094 – 4.5

84 Ferreira Euclides Roberto BRA 2105 – 4.5

85 Loureiro Martins Anmarton Mugabe BRA 0 – 4.5

86 Dias Andre Luiz Alexandrino BRA 2054 – 4.5

87 Nunes Allan Hurba BRA 2017 – 4.5

88 Gotz Klaus Seiji Furucho BRA 1862 – 4.5

89 Bastos Guilherme Exterhotter BRA 2035 – 4.5

90 Goncalves Jorge Roberto BRA 2092 – 4.5

91 Ribeiro Marcos Willian De Souz BRA 1959 – 4.5

92 Rouanet Luiz Paulo BRA 2033 – 4.5

93 Tashima Vanessa Kelly BRA 1870 – 4.5

94 Aoyama Edmundo BRA 1955 – 4.5

95 Cardoso Junior Cicero Assuncao BRA 1877 – 4.5

96 Passos Coutinho Eduardo BRA 1791 – 4.5

97 Mello Andre Barbieri BRA 0 – 4.5

98 Serafim Junior Arnor BRA 1886 – 4.5

99 Lisboa Torres Eduardo BRA 1838 – 4.5

100 Britez Jorge A PAR 1889 – 4.5

101 de Sousa Lucas Mazim BRA 1721 – 4.5

102 Araujo Renan Aparecido BRA 1917 – 4.5

103 WFM Pereira Amanda Marques BRA 1979 – 4

104 Nery Junior Jose Antonio BRA 1984 – 4

105 Prol Medeiros Horacio BRA 2125 – 4

106 Boabaid Jorge Alberto Duardes BRA 0 – 4

107 Vizzotto Bernardo BRA 2037 – 4

108 Sztokbant Bernardo Vainzoff BRA 1989 – 4

109 Jonas Tiago Filipe Da Silva BRA 1838 – 4

110 De Paula Luciano Alves BRA 1733 – 4

111 Guerra Filipe Tella BRA 1837 – 4

112 Branchini Fernando Luis Sakamo BRA 1959 – 4

113 de Jesus Pinto Aline Cristina BRA 0 – 4

114 de Sousa Matheus Mazin BRA 1797 – 4

115 Choma Juliana Luiza BRA 1891 – 4

116 Nunes Guilherme Hurba BRA 0 – 4

117 Caceres Elton Carlos BRA 0 – 4

118 Marino Felipe Gabriel BRA 1583 – 4

119 Nunes Agatha Hurba BRA 1652 – 4

120 Jose Anderson Willians Amaro BRA 0 – 4

121 Chaves Jorge Antonio Torres BRA 2009 – 3.5

122 Cruz Arquias Sofocles Guimaraes Soa BRA 1768 – 3.5

123 Santana Eduardo Rigonatti BRA 1748 – 3.5

124 De Assis Claudio Henrique J BRA 1801 – 3.5

125 Sousa Fabio De Fatima BRA 1766 – 3.5

126 Fernandes Bruna BRA 0 – 3.5

127 Medeiros Thauane Ferreira BRA 1786 – 3.5

128 Costa Paulo Sergio BRA 0 – 3.5

129 Soto Gutierrez Enrique Alberto BRA 0 – 3.5

130 Nunes Adilson BRA 1801 – 3.5

131 Nobre Jailson Altair Barbosa BRA 1858 – 3.5

132 Rezende Uelton Fabricius Alves BRA 0 – 3.5

133 de Oliveira Sergio Aparecido BRA 0 – 3.5

134 Alves Sidney David BRA 1522 – 3.5

135 Heinrichs Vivian BRA 1912 – 3.5

136 Severo Da Silva Fernando Henrique BRA 0 – 3.5

137 Venelli Luiz Gonzaga BRA 1850 – 3.5

138 Brujin Homero BRA 0 – 3.5

139 Braga Neto Antenor De Carvalho BRA 0 – 3.5

140 Dias Joao Batista BRA 2026 – 3

141 Alves Da Silva Felipe BRA 1509 – 3

142 Nobre Jose Adalberto Barbosa BRA 1737 – 3

143 Assis Washington Luis Lincoln BRA 1802 – 3

144 Arenillas Nahuel Oliveira BRA 0 – 3

145 Kleine Bruna Fernanda BRA 0 – 3

146 De Assis Henrique Zerbini J BRA 0 – 3

147 Silverio Taua Gomes BRA 0 – 3

148 Cavalcante Souza Guilherme Pelisser BRA 0 – 3

149 de Sousa Felipe Mazim BRA 1754 – 3

150 Queiroz Alberto Becker BRA 0 – 2.5

151 Santana Expedito BRA 1706 – 2.5

152 Scardini Leonardo BRA 0 – 2.5

153 da Mata Augusto Ivan Batista BRA 0 – 2.5

154 Da Silva Hermes Ludovino BRA 0 – 2.5

155 Kikuchi Cadilhac Igor Tokuichi BRA 0 – 2.5

156 Caporale Giuseppe Guido BRA 1728 – 2.5

157 Klausener Patrick Hideo Iritan BRA 0 – 2.5

158 De Carvalho Igor Lorenzon BRA 1877 – 2

159 Farias Sergio Luiz Cardoso BRA 0 – 2

160 Edagi Fudaba Barbara Tyemi BRA 0 – 2

161 Vilas Boas Crisolon Terto BRA 1631 – 1.5

162 Lopes Adevaldo Alves BRA 0 – 1

163 Dinegri Rodrigo BRA 0 – 1

164 Travassos Kamily Santana BRA 0 – 1

17th Asian Cities Chess Championship

Shi Jiazhuang City from China convincingly took the first place and the Dubai Cup

The 17th Asian Cities Championship was held from 22nd to 28th April in Kartika Chandra, Jakarta, Indonesia. 24 teams from 17 countries competed, with 18 Grandmasters and many titled players attending the event. The tournament format was 9-round Swiss and the prize fund amounted to 24000 US$.

Shi Jiazhuang City from China, also top seeded prior to the beginning, convincingly took the first place and the Dubai Cup by winning all nine matches. Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al-Nehayan, Asian Chess Federation President, presented the champions with the trophy.

GM Li Chao B from the winning team was the top performing player in the whole tournament, recording 8 points from nine games and 2763-elo playing level. Local fans are thrilled that WFM Chelsie Monika Sihite has earned her first IM norm. Final standings and top individual scores are listed bellow.

Indonesia winners

Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al-Nehayan and the team of Shi Jiazhuang

Indonesia Tarakan-Mashhad

All-girls derby, Tarakan (Indonesia) versus Mashhad (Iran)

Indonesia TagayTay-Baghdad

TagayTay and Baghdad, GM Wesley So and FM Al-Ali Hussein Ali Hussein on the top board

Indonesia Jakarta-Tehran

Jakarta versus Tehran

Indonesia Singapore-Seoul

Singapore and Seoul

Indonesia Sydney-AbuDhabi

Sydney and Abu Dhabi (All photos by IA Mehrdad Pahlevanzadeh)

Final standings (wins, draws, losses, match points):

1 Shi Jiazhuang 9 0 0 - 18

2 Astana 7 1 1 - 15

3 Tehran 6 1 2 - 13

4 Tagaytay 5 1 3 - 11

5 Palembang 5 1 3 - 11

6 Jakarta 5 1 3 - 11

7 Mashhad 5 1 3 - 11

8 Bangalore 5 0 4 - 10

9 Abu Dhabi 5 0 4 - 10

10 Sydney 4 2 3 - 10

11 Dubai 3 3 3 - 9

12 Yangon 4 1 4 - 9

13 Erdenet 4 1 4 - 9

14 Penang 4 1 4 -9

15 Pekanbaru 4 1 4 - 9

16 Sharjah 2 4 3 - 8

17 Baghdad 4 0 5 - 8

18 Tarakan 4 0 5 - 8

19 Kathmandu 3 2 4 - 8

20 Singapore 2 2 5 - 6

21 Hongkong 2 1 6 - 5

22 Bandar Seri Begawan 2 0 7 - 4

23 Seoul 1 1 7 - 3

24 Putrajaya 0 1 8 – 1

Board Medal list (awarded according to rating performance):

Board 1

1 GM Kazhgaleyev Murtas 2618 KAZ Astana

2 GM So Wesley 2667 PHI Tagaytay

3 GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan 2606 IRI Tehran

Board 2

1 GM Li Chao B 2646 CHN Shi Jiazhuang

2 GM Antonio Rogelio Jr 2589 PHI Tagaytay

3 GM Jumabayev Rinat 2562 KAZ Astana

Board 3

1 FM Kasmiran 2346 INA Palembang

2 Wan Yunguo 2458 CHN Shi Jiazhuang

3 GM Megaranto Susanto 2533 INA Jakarta

Board 4

1 GM Ismagambetov Anuar 2496 KAZ Astana

2 GM Wang Rui 2437 CHN Shi Jiazhuang

3 GM Laylo Darwin 2516 PHI Tagaytay

Board 5

1 IM Kuderinov Kirill 2480 KAZ Astana

2 IM Golizadeh Asghar 2492 IRI Tehran

3 Kaisar Jenius Hakiki 2251 INA Palembang

Kamsky wins U.S. Championship!

U.S. Chess Championships report by FM Mike Klein

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After an opening miscue led to a struggle for equality, GM Yury Shulman conceded a draw to GM Gata Kamsky and with it the title of 2011 U.S. Champion. Kamsky also won the title last year in another final-round game with Shulman. Kamsky won $40,000 for first place, plus $2,000 more for winning his preliminary group. His first title was in 1991.

Kamsky won yesterday in the first game of their match, putting Shulman in a must-win situation today, but he never seriously pressed. “I had to survive all game,” Shulman said. Shulman is the 2008 U.S. Champion, and he earned $30,000 for his second-place finish this year.

“He should have done what he did last year against me in the rapid game – played slowly to build up pressure,” Kamsky said. “After he played e4, I realized it was almost done.” Shulman agreed that his seventh move was imprecise. “I should have shown some fight,” Shulman said.

Prior to Kamsky, the last American to successfully defend his national championship was GM Lev Alburt in 1984-1985.

In the U.S. Women’s Championship, IM Anna Zatonskih and WFM Tatev Abrahamyan played more than five hours before the game ended in a draw. The two nearly played down to king versus king. Their two-game classical match ended in a 1-1 tie, necessitating tiebreaks tomorrow. They will play a two-game rapid match (G/25 with five-second increment), followed by a G/45 Armageddon bidding match if needed. The winner will earn the title of U.S. Women’s Champion and $18,000. Second place earns $12,000.

“I thought I was totally lost,” Abrahamyan said after the game ended. Players who had already finished their tournament were downstairs furiously analyzing the endgame. Few definite conclusions were made and the two women had a host of important decisions to make with less than two minutes remaining on their clocks.

In the third-place matches, defending champion IM Irina Krush never faced serious problems in her game with WGM Camilla Baginskaite. “White has to be very precise for an edge, but that wasn’t my goal today,” Krush said. The drawn game follows Krush’s win yesterday to give her a match win and third in the U.S. Women’s Championship. She also qualified for the Women’s World Cup. After playing chess for two weeks with only a day’s rest, Krush left the press room and said, “This ordeal is over.” Krush won $9,500 for third place and an additional $1,000 for winning the round-robin. Baginskaite earned $7,000 plus a $500 round-robin bonus.

GM Robert Hess and GM-elect Sam Shankland followed their draw yesterday with another today. Shankland barely flinched as Black in playing his entire game by only using up one minute on his clock. A frustrated Hess reluctantly repeated the position to ensure he would not get a worse game, and IA Carol Jarecki allowed the early repetition after consulting with the players.

The match skipped any rapid game and went to an Armageddon tiebreak. Shankland bid 20 minutes and Hess’ envelope was opened to reveal a bid of 19 minutes, 55 seconds. Hess took less time but had the Black pieces and draw odds. Shankland played a complicated system and the resulting imbalance left Hess with too little time to hold the position. With the win, Shankland earned $20,000 and easily his best finish in the U.S. Championship. Hess earned $17,000 for fourth place ($15,000 plus a $2,000 bonus for winning his preliminary group). In 2009, Hess finished in second place.

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Official website / Round 1 report / Round 2 report / Round 3 report / Round 4 report / Videos

Round 5 report / Round 6 report / Round 7 report / Tiebreaks

Semifinals game 1 / Semifinals game 2 / Semifinal tiebreaks / Finals game 1

Live games with computer analysis

Live interview with 2011 Champion Gata Kamsky

The nail-biter of an ending in Wednesday’s Women’s Final! Don’t miss it!

FM Pavlidis Anastasios leads Thessaloniki Open with perfect score

GM Antic, GM Bagaturov, GM Mastrovasilis, and 8 players close behind

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The Thessaloniki International Open “Alexander the Great”, part of the Games Festival 2011, had started this Monday at the Conference Center of Grand Hotel Palace and continues until 1st May. FM Pavlidis Anastasios is leading the Open A with a perfect 4,0/4 start. He is closely followed by a group of 8 players, among which the top seeded GM Mastrovasilis, GM Antic, GM Bagaturov, IM Ivanov. Scroll down for full standings.

102 players in Open A and 25 in Open B are taking participation. The time control for each player is 90 minutes for the whole game with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move one. The FIDE system rules are valid and the tournament is FIDE rated.

Thessaloniki International Open “Alexander the Great” (April 25th – May 1st) and Sofia’s “St. George” tournament (May 4th – May 9th) have joined in a local E79 Grand Prix. The consecutive events offer a prize of more than 4000 EUR, as well as cups and medals for the winners.

The overall winner of the two competitions will receive free accommodation in the 2011 Bansko Grand Chess Open (the top winter open event, December 11-18), while the second and third places receive free accommodation for Thessaloniki International Open.

For more information visit the official website.

Right after Thessaloniki Open starts the record breaking European Teams Seniors Chess Championship with GM Korchnoi as top seeded player.

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Standings Open A

1 FM Pavlidis Anastasios GRE 2321 4

2 GM Antic Dejan SRB 2488 3.5

3 IM Ivanov Jordan BUL 2465 3.5

4 FM Malikentzos Sotirios GRE 2343 3.5

5 IM Mladenov Plamen BUL 2379 3.5

6 GM Bagaturov Giorgi GEO 2450 3.5

7 GM Mastrovasilis Athanasios GRE 2547 3.5

8 Hatzis-Bakratsas Alexandros GRE 1711 3.5

9 Hristodoulou Panagiotis GRE 2194 3.5

10 FM Vujic Mihailo SRB 2330 3.5

11 Ladopoulos Dimitrios GRE 1871 3

12 FM Trujillo Alvarado Ivan ESP 2182 3

13 Iskos Alexandros GRE 2104 3

14 Mourelatos Ilias GRE 2077 3

15 Papakonstantinou Dimitrios GRE 2009 3

16 Kostopoulos Evaggelos GRE 2246 3

17 Athanasiadis Mihail GRE 1986 3

18 Konstantelias Konstantinos GRE 2095 3

19 Michelakos Panagiotis GRE 2098 3

20 Pietinen Pekka FIN 2015 3

21 Spirliadis Achileas GRE 2050 3

22 Kamaretsos Konstantinos GRE 1908 2.5

23 Vafiadis Kleanthis GRE 2301 2.5

24 Drakaki Anna-Maria GRE 1747 2.5

25 Puroila Sippo FIN 1939 2.5

26 Kourkoulos-Arditis Stamatis GRE 2124 2.5

27 Kakousatze Ilias GRE 2023 2.5

28 Megalios Konstantinos GRE 1991 2.5

29 Papadopoulos Panayotis GRE 1989 2.5

30 Van Gils Martin NED 2049 2.5

31 Tsintsar Zoran GER 1969 2.5

32 FM Stefanopoulos Orestis GRE 2214 2.5

33 Mottonen Ari FIN 2027 2.5

34 FM Rivero Ojeda Carmelo ESP 2260 2.5

35 Gouma Ronald NED 1927 2.5

36 FM Hamperl Fred GCI 2115 2.5

37 Minas Ioannis GRE 1929 2.5

38 Papapostolou Apostolos GRE 1879 2

39 Strand Oyvin NOR 1971 2

40 Van Der Giessen Ada Leona NED 1978 2

41 Terzidaki Alexandra GRE 1935 2

42 Kanakaris Georgios GRE 2283 2

43 Ioannidis Evgenios GRE 1811 2

44 Ganiaridis Panagiotis GRE 1622 2

45 Ballas Athanasios-Panagiotis GRE 1701 2

46 Petousis Konstantinos GRE 1696 2

47 Ballas Kleon-Evangelos GRE 1937 2

48 Patola Eero FIN 1921 2

49 Sigkounas Alkis GRE 1701 2

50 Tsounis Serafim GRE 1745 2

51 Kokkalis Haralabos GRE 1662 2

52 Kruijf Caspar NED 2011 2

53 Harokopakis Georgios GRE 1990 2

54 Avgitidis Isaak GRE 1722 2

55 Serefidou Despina GRE 1689 2

56 Eleftheriadis Themistoklis GRE 1200 2

57 Grant David SCO 1868 2

58 Mitrou Vasiliki GRE 1698 2

59 Atmatsidis Panagiotis GRE 1639 2

60 Ignatiadis Marios GRE 1005 2

61 Valden Petros GRE 2163 2

62 Giannoulakis Labros GRE 1533 2

63 Prokopiou Ekaterini GRE 1510 2

64 Sorcinelli Francesco ITA 2179 1.5

65 Pasanen Tuomo FIN 2019 1.5

66 Lithoxoos Theodoros GRE 1676 1.5

67 Tsinaris Fotis GRE 1785 1.5

68 Magkias Vasilios GRE 1759 1.5

69 Hatzihrisafis Dimos GRE 1772 1.5

70 Papasimakopoulos Alexandros GRE 1852 1.5

71 Stamidis Daniil GRE 1638 1.5

72 Tsolaki Eleni GRE 1742 1.5

73 Sakellaridis Grigorios GRE 1634 1.5

74 Vovas Georgios GRE 1781 1

75 Amiridou Dimitra GRE 1678 1

76 Mavropoulos Ioannis GRE 1000 1

77 Giannoutsos Panagiotis GRE 1915 1

78 Hrisostomidis Alkiviadis GRE 1771 1

79 Doudoulakakis Ioannis GRE 1561 1

80 Mitrou Andreas GRE 1565 1

81 Nikolakis Nikolaos GRE 1495 1

82 Papaefstratiou Andreas GRE 1445 1

83 Koumtzis Argirios GRE 1611 1

84 Tetepoulidis Ioannis GRE 1590 1

85 Alexiadis Hristos GRE 1495 1

86 Bitsios Ioannis GRE 1662 1

87 Vatkali Dimitra GRE 1959 1

88 Mantzanas Konstantinos GRE 1495 1

89 Doudoulakakis Athanasios GRE 1424 1

90 Kioutsoukos Dimitrios GRE 1578 1

91 Prokopiou Ioannis GRE 1524 1

92 Gill William D IRL 1699 1

93 Stamoulas Nikolaos GRE 1703 0.5

94 Karavalasis Stilianos GRE 1520 0.5

95 Karabinas Andreas GRE 1695 0.5

96 Mouratidis Giannis GRE 1440 0.5

97 Kourtesis Dimos GRE 1430 0.5

98 Papadopoulos Panos GRE 1210 0.5

99 Papasimakopoulos Vasilios GRE 1617 0.5

100 Sirkeli Fani GRE 1660 0

101 Paterakis Emmanouil GRE 1334 0

Standings Open B

1 Nikolakis Panagiotis Marios 4

2 Avramidou Anastasia 3.5

3 Haralabidou Maria 3.5

4 Kyriakidis Eleftherios 3

5 Vouzinas Fivos-Georgios 3

6 Tobazis Anestis 3

7 Vardakas Grigorios 3

8 Tsiamis Rafail 2

9 Manousaridis Panagiotis 2

10 Papaefstratiou Despina 2

11 Pavlidis Pavlos 2

12 Iatrou Konstantinos 2

13 Vouzina Olybia – Dialekti 2

Galani Anna 2

15 Galani Dimitra 2

16 Triantafilidis Mihalis 1.5

17 Kokkalis Grigorios 1.5

18 Tataridis Dimitris 1

19 Tzimoulias Konstantinos 1

20 Paterakis Emmanouil 1

21 Zivontsis Dimitrios 1

22 Pateraki Kleopatra 1

23 Kokona Iliana 1

24 Ioannou Ioannis Nik 0

25 Kokona Eleni 0

Open Norwegian Championship 2011

Sergey Tiviakov takes clear first place with 7.5 points

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Top seed Sergey Tiviakov, European champion of 2008, won the main group of the Open Norwegian Championship 2011 in the charming small town of Fagernes. The tournament was part of the first edition of the new “Norsk Sjakkfestival” which was held during the Easter week.

Fagernes will now possibly take over as a major Norwegian chess site, according to the plans of organizer Øystein Brekke. The tournament was also the 40th Open Norwegian Championship. From the beginning in 1970 and for a long time these were organized in the great Norwegian chess arena Gausdal. At the Quality Hotel & Resort Fagernes the conditions are even better than at Gausdal.

Meanwhile it is also right to see this year’s festival as part of the process in Norwegian chess towards the 2014 Chess Olympiad in Tromso, and the same year’s 100th anniversary of the Norwegian Chess Federation.

Sergey Tiviakov seemed to keep very good control in the tournament, winning his white games when he needed. Defeating Sweden’s veteran GM Lars Karlsson (born 1955) in the 7th round turned out to decide the outcome. Five other GMs from the same number of countries tied for 2nd to 6th prize.

Many young players made a good performance, amongst them the Norwegians Aryan Tari and Sebastian Mihajlov, both still only 12. Eric Vaarala of Sweden (born 1993) won the prize as the best player rated 2150 to 2299, and Anders Thingstad of Norway the same rated below 2150.

Nevertheless also some veterans showed up well, and we must mention Heikki Westerinen of Finland (66) who was once again a very popular guest. Even no Norwegian player has participated in so many international tournaments in Norway as Heikki, who was also a co-winner of the first Open Norwegian Chess Championship back in 1970.

The first chess festival in Fagernes had a varied program with tournaments for all levels of players, with a total of 257 participants. In addition there were several lectures on history and other chess subjects. The second “Norsk Sjakkfestival” will take place at Fagernes in 2012, from April 28 to May 5.

Fagernes winners

From left organizer Řystein Brekke, GMs Mirzoev, Miezis, Kasparov (Sergei), Tiviakov, Jones and Karlsson, with vice-mayor Svein Erik Hilmen

Results of the Open Norwegian Champinship 2011 in Fagernes:

1. GM Sergey Tiviakov, Netherlands – 7 points

2. GM Sergey Kasparov, Belarus – 6,5

3. GM Gawain Jones, England – 6,5

4. GM Lars Karlsson, Sweden – 6,5

5. GM Normunds Miezis, Latvia – 6,5

6. GM Azer Mirzoev, Azerbaijan – 6,5

7. GM Michael Richter, Germany – 6

8. GM Yuri Solodovnichenko, Ukraine – 6

9. (IM) Frode Olav Urkedal, 1911, Oslo – 6

10. IM Eirik Gullaksen, Bergen – 5,5

11. GM Leif E. Johannessen, Oslo – 5,5

12. Eric Vaarala, Sweden – 5,5

13. IM Luis Ignacio Lubio Meija, Spain – 5,5

14. Anders Hobber, Porsgrunn – 5,5

15. GM Heikki Westerinen, Finland – 5,5

16. Aryan Tari, Asker – 5,5

17. IM Jeroen Bosch, Netherlands – 5,5

Complete results, games, and photos you may find on the festival web site.

Fagernes Tiviakov - Karlsson

Tiviakov winning his decisive game against Swedish veteran GM Lars Karlsson

Fagernes Per Ofstad - Sebastian Mihajlov

A game of generations: Per Ofstad (76) (left) was Norwegian junior champion of 1951 and Norwegian champion of 1961, here playing the also talented Sebastian Mihajlov (12) of Oslo Schakselskap

Fagernes Tari - Urkedal

Norwegians for the future: Aryan Tari (12) was able to draw against Frode Olav Urkedal (17) who is already an IM, but got the title award a bit belated due to a late report

Fagernes Anders Thingstad - Jeroen Bosch

Anders Thingstad (15) surprised the SOS editor IM Jeroen Bosch defeating him

Sunny Fagernes Hotel

Sunny Fagernes Hotel (all photos by Øystein Brekke)

Kamsky Edges Shulman, Zatonskih and Abrahamyan Draw

U.S. Chess Championships report by FM Mike Klein

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At the 2011 U.S. Chess Championship, the defending champion took a large step Tuesday toward repeating his title. GM Gata Kamsky unearthed a win from seemingly infertile ground against GM Yury Shulman in the first game of their two-game title match. Shulman will take White tomorrow and has to win to extend the match into a Thursday playoff.

In the U.S. Women’s Championship, WFM Tatev Abrahamyan took White and played much sharper, but in the end she had to bail out into a draw against IM Anna Zatonskih. Tomorrow colors will reverse and any decisive game will produce an automatic champion.

Kamsky’s game seemed headed for placid equality until Shulman started experimenting on the kingside. After 32…f5, Kamsky said he began to have thoughts of playing for a win. The sequence of pawn exchanges three moves later confirmed his decision to keep fighting. “After he took twice on g4, I thought it was already unpleasant for Black,” Kamsky said. “Before that it was equal. He helped me a lot – self-destruction.”

Later, Kamsky found the nifty rook retreat 45. Rd8+ and 46. Rd3. This forced Shulman to exchange rooks and the resulting bishop-and-pawn endgame made the task even easier. After White’s 58th move, Shulman saw no way to stop the passed a-pawn and he duly resigned.

For the women’s tournament, Abrahamyan entered the finals as large underdog. She played unrestrained chess – sacrificing a pawn at the outset and then employing a sideline variation. Zatonskih thought for 15 minutes, then made a trade and tried all game to try to consolidate her extra pawn. With grandmasters in the audience preferring Zatonskih’s material advantage, Abrahamyan kept up the pressure and eventually engineered a three-fold repetition of position and the split point.

Afterward, Zatonskih learned that GM Daniel Friedman, her husband who was watching the game online, found the winning tactic 23…fxe5 24. Nxe5 d4! The discovered attack on her opponent’s centralized knight would have netted Zatonskih an extra piece. “Oh my god!” Zatonskih said as she learned of the opportunity. “Unbelievable.”

In the third-place matches, IM Irina Krush took a better position from beginning to end. Her opponent, WGM Camilla Baginskaite, played an awkward queen maneuver early and Krush slowly punished the idea. Baginskaite’s attempt at counterplay only resulted in the weakening of her own position and Krush soon earned the win. Krush will only need a draw tomorrow to secure third place. “All the stress went away yesterday,” Krush said, referring to her lengthy match loss to Zatonskih.

GM-elect Sam Shankland matched up with his peer GM Robert Hess for third place in the U.S. Championship. Shankland had the advantage of coming off a rest day, but it was not enough to get the better of Hess. A weak c-pawn could have become a target for Shankland to attack, but the plan never came to fruition and in the end he had to play a series of careful moves to ensure a draw. “I’d rather be in the final, but I’d also rather not be at home,” Shankland said. The two will play again tomorrow with Hess having White. The winner will take third.

If either third-place match requires a tiebreak, it will be a one game Armageddon bidding match, with White getting 45 minutes and Black getting draw odds and the lowest bid time. That match will be Wednesday evening. If either championship match requires a tiebreak, it will be played on Thursday at noon local, and will consist of two rapid games followed by an Armageddon G/45 bidding match.

Official website / Round 1 report / Round 2 report / Round 3 report / Round 4 report / Videos

Round 5 report / Round 6 report / Round 7 report / Tiebreaks

Semifinals game 1 / Semifinals game 2 / Semifinal tiebreaks

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Vallejo, Sokolov, Almasi, and Volkov lead in Nakhchivan

Photos, standings, and more from the top open of April

The Super Open Nakhchivan 2011 continues in Azerbaijan. After round 4 there are 4 players sharing the leading position – Francisco Vallejo Pons (Spain), Zoltan Almasi (Hungary), Sergey Volkov (Russia), and Ivan Sokolov (Bosna and Herzegovina). They are facing each other in direct battles today, always eying their back, as Wang Yue, Ilia Smirin, Alexander Ipatov, Eltaj Safarli, Mikheil Mchedlishvili, Evgenij Miroshnichenko, and several other top contenders are withing 1/2 to 1 points distance.

The International Chess Festival Nakhchivan Open, dedicated to the memory of President Heydar Aliyev, is scheduled to take place from 23rd April to 1st May at the “Nakhchivan Chess Center” in Nakhchivan.

The Festival is organized by the Azerbaijan Youth & Sport Ministry, Azerbaijan Chess Federation and Nakhchivan AR Chess Federation. Nine rounds according to Swiss system will be played in the tournament. The total prize fund is $ 66.500.

Follow the live games at www.chess.az and www.azerichess.az.

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First move of the event with Wang Yue at the top board, the officials and large media interest

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Daily the top games are being reported on TV and the tournament has turned into a major sports event in the region

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The official poster of the event meets the players when entering in the playing hall, but also at many places around the city

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Close to the poster, is this photo of President Heydar Aliyev. Can you guess the top young talents at the photo?
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The opening ceremony of the tournament, dedicated to the memory of President Heydar Aliyev, with traditional dances and nice program

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The playing hall is a spacious room with very nice conditions for chess

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Top boards are presented at large screens in the playing hall and around the building

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Vallejo, Wang Yue and the top boards are at a central stage

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Faik Gasanov is there to make sure all is in order

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Wang Yue in action

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Local star Eltaj Safarli in good mood

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Alexander Ipatov close to the top boards after yesterday’s victory

Top boards pairings

GM Almasi Zoltan - GM Volkov Sergey

GM Sokolov Ivan - GM Vallejo Pons Francisco

GM Landa Konstantin - GM Wang Yue

GM Smirin Ilia - GM Abbasov Farid

IM Benidze Davit - GM Korobov Anton

GM Miroshnichenko Evgenij - GM Guseinov Gadir

GM Durarbeyli Vasif - GM Aleksandrov Aleksej

GM Turov Maxim - IM Bajarani Ulvi

IM Rasulov Vugar Ural Oglu - GM Mchedlishvili Mikheil

GM Safarli Eltaj - IM Ipatov Alexander

GM Gagunashvili Merab - WIM Abdulla Khayala Mardan Qizi

GM Ibrahimov Rasul - Iskandarov Misratdin Mehdi Ogl

GM Fedorchuk Sergey A - WGM Guramishvili Sopiko

IM Qashashvili Alexandre - GM Filippov Anton

GM Shanava Konstantine - Rahmanov Shahriyar Teymur Oglu

Abdulov Orkhan Javanshir Oglu - GM Abasov Nijat Azad Oglu

IM Guliev Logman - WIM Mammadova Gulnar Marfat Qizi

WGM Mamedjarova Turkan - GM Ghane Shojaat

FM Mammadov Ayaz Arzu Oglu - Orujov Shujaat Ismiali Oglu

Agayev Nidjat - Idrisov Tabriz Arif Oglu

Rzayev Bahruz Iqbal Oglu - WIM Umudova Nargiz

WFM Fataliyeva Ulviyya Hasil Qizi - IM Mammadov Zaur Fazahir Oglu

FM Agaragimov Djakhangir - WFM Ismayilova Parvana Khalid Qizi

WIM Kazimova Narmin Nizami Qizi - Garakhanbeyli Ramiz

Huseyn Orkhan Samir Oglu - Aliyev Elnur Fakhraddin Oglu

IM Shalamberidze Akaki - WGM Mamedjarova Zeinab

Standings

1 GM Almasi Zoltan HUN 3.5 2571

2 GM Vallejo Pons Francisco ESP 3.5 2546

3 GM Sokolov Ivan NED 3.5 2521

4 GM Volkov Sergey RUS 3.5 2449

5 GM Wang Yue CHN 3 2524

6 GM Korobov Anton UKR 3 2468

7 GM Abbasov Farid AZE 3 2465

8 GM Landa Konstantin RUS 3 2450

9 GM Smirin Ilia ISR 3 2441

10 GM Guseinov Gadir AZE 3 2411

11 IM Benidze Davit GEO 3 2408

12 GM Ibrahimov Rasul AZE 2.5 2560

13 GM Aleksandrov Aleksej BLR 2.5 2547

14 GM Miroshnichenko Evgenij UKR 2.5 2542

15 WIM Abdulla Khayala Mardan Qizi AZE 2.5 2539

16 GM Gagunashvili Merab GEO 2.5 2530

17 GM Turov Maxim RUS 2.5 2512

18 Iskandarov Misratdin Mehdi Ogl AZE 2.5 2429

19 IM Bajarani Ulvi AZE 2.5 2386

20 IM Rasulov Vugar Ural Oglu AZE 2.5 2383

21 GM Safarli Eltaj AZE 2.5 2353

22 GM Mchedlishvili Mikheil GEO 2.5 2334

23 GM Durarbeyli Vasif AZE 2.5 2326

24 IM Ipatov Alexander ESP 2.5 2311

25 GM Abasov Nijat Azad Oglu AZE 2 2508

26 GM Shanava Konstantine GEO 2 2496

27 GM Fedorchuk Sergey A UKR 2 2467

28 WGM Mamedjarova Turkan AZE 2 2460

29 GM Filippov Anton UZB 2 2457

30 IM Qashashvili Alexandre GEO 2 2402

31 Abdulov Orkhan Javanshir Oglu AZE 2 2385

32 WGM Guramishvili Sopiko GEO 2 2379

33 IM Guliev Logman AZE 2 2373

34 WIM Mammadova Gulnar Marfat Qizi AZE 2 2372

35 Rahmanov Shahriyar Teymur Oglu AZE 2 2323

36 Orujov Shujaat Ismiali Oglu AZE 1.5 2482

37 Rzayev Bahruz Iqbal Oglu AZE 1.5 2469

38 GM Ghane Shojaat IRI 1.5 2466

39 Idrisov Tabriz Arif Oglu AZE 1.5 2445

40 Agayev Nidjat AZE 1.5 2430

41 FM Mammadov Ayaz Arzu Oglu AZE 1.5 2310

42 WIM Kazimova Narmin Nizami Qizi AZE 1 2446

43 WIM Umudova Nargiz AZE 1 2445

44 Aliyev Elnur Fakhraddin Oglu AZE 1 2420

45 FM Agaragimov Djakhangir AZE 1 2332

46 IM Mammadov Zaur Fazahir Oglu AZE 1 2322

47 WFM Ismayilova Parvana Khalid Qizi AZE 1 2078

48 WFM Fataliyeva Ulviyya Hasil Qizi AZE 1 2072

49 Garakhanbeyli Ramiz AZE 1 2068

50 Huseyn Orkhan Samir Oglu AZE 0.5 2400

51 WGM Mamedjarova Zeinab AZE 0.5 2345

52 IM Shalamberidze Akaki GEO 0.5 2328

53 IM Morchiashvili Bachana GEO 0 2719

5th Annual Philadelphia Open

GM Tamaz Gelashvili takes the winner’s trophy

The 5th Annual Philadelphia Open was held as usual over the Easter weekend from April 20-24, 2011, at the upscale, luxury Loews Philadelphia Hotel, rated Four Diamonds by AAA, 1200 Market Street, Philadelphia.

The Open Section was won by Georgian Grandmaster, Tamaz Gelashvili, who finished with 7.5/9. Gelashvili recovered from his Swiss Gambit draw with IM Jay Bonin in round 1 to top the 105 player section.

Gelashvili won four in a row in rounds 2 through 5 including critical victories over GMs Nikola Mitkov and Eugene Perelshteyn lifting him to the top of the standings with GM Julio Becerra.

A quick draw with Becerra followed by victories in round 7 and 8 left Gelashvili in clear first going into the last round, half a point ahead of Becerra. A tough draw in the final round with GM Jiri Stocek was enough to seal the title after Becerra could only draw with Perelshteyn.

Luke Harmon-Vellotti scored an IM norm, which he had secured after his round 7 victory over GM Mikheil Kekelidze.

Kalamaria Gelashvili

Tamaz Gelashvili

Open Section final standings:

1. GM Tamaz Gelashvili 2596 GEO – 7.5

2. GM Julio J Becerra 2549 USA – 7.0

3-8. GM Jiri Stocek 2580 CZE, GM Carlos Matamoros 2549 ECU, GM Eugene Perelshteyn 2533 USA, GM Mesgen Amanov 2495 TKM, IM Lev Milman 2462 USA and GM John P Fedorowicz 2444 USA – 6.5

9-15. IM Jacek Stopa 2453 POL, IM Daniel J Ludwig 2450 USA, IM Marc T Arnold 2435 USA, FM Conrad Holt 2408 USA, IM Michael A Mulyar 2396 USA, IM Oladapo Oluto Adu 2295 NIG and FM Dov Gorman 2292 USA – 6.0 etc

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Zatonskih, Abrahamyan and Shulman Advance to the Finals

U.S. Chess Championships report by FM Mike Klein

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After much talk of the youth movement at the 2011 U.S. Chess Championship, the veterans will have the final say. GM Yury Shulman won the second game of the two-game tiebreak today against teenage GM Robert Hess, setting up a repeat of last year’s final with GM Gata Kamsky. At the 2010 Championship, Kamsky defeated Shulman in a one-game draw-odds playoff, which ended in a draw, giving Kamsky the title. This year, the two will play a two-game match, starting Tuesday, under classical time controls.

The loss was Hess’ first of the tournament and follows a series of three draws against Shulman. They drew two games in the last two days and added a third during the first rapid game today. “To Yury’s credit, he played really well,” Hess said.

Hess’ tournament is not over. He will play fellow 19-year-old GM-elect Sam Shankland in a similar match for third place. Shankland lost to Kamsky yesterday which gave Kamsky the day off today.

In the U.S. Women’s Championship, one player got through to the finals in the rapid games, while another had to go past even that. WFM Tatev Abrahamyan won both her games today against WGM Camilla Baginskaite to advance to the finals. Yesterday she won the second of two games against Baginskaite just to earn the right to advance to today. “I don’t know how that happened!” Abrahamyan said of her three consecutive wins. “After I lost (Saturday) I sort of relaxed.” She was asked if she was now the torch-bearer for the young players remaining in the tournament. “I didn’t know I’m still in the ‘young’ category, but that’s good to know!” Abrahamyan is 23. She is the youngest woman still remaining in the field.

IMs Irina Krush and Anna Zatonskih split their head-to-head match with one win each, and required a final Armageddon match to decide a winner. The two entered secret bids to determine colors and starting times. Krush bid 45 minutes, the maximum allowable, all but securing her chance to play White. Zatonskih bid much lower – 27 minutes – and earned the right to pick Black with draw odds.

The two repeated their previous two games with the same colors, until Zatonskih used the prepared move 13…Nd3+ to force off a few pieces. “Psychologically it would be difficult to play opposite-colored bishops,” Zatonskih explained. Krush’s central advance never materialized and she eventually found her king in the middle of the crossfire. “With this match it seems whoever gets the better position loses,” said GM Hikaru Nakamura. After move 35, there was nothing left and Krush resigned, giving Zatonskih the right to challenge Abrahamyan for the national championship.

In tomorrow’s finals, colors were drawn randomly by IA Carol Jarecki. Kamsky will take White against Shulman and Abrahamyan will have White versus Zatonskih. In the third-place games, it will be Shankland-Hess and Baginskaite-Krush. All players will switch colors for Wednesday’s games, with Thursday set aside for any necessary tiebreaks. The awards ceremony will be Thursday night.

Official website / Round 1 report / Round 2 report / Round 3 report / Round 4 report / Videos

Round 5 report / Round 6 report / Round 7 report / Tiebreaks / Semifinals game 1 / Semifinals game 2

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Arkadij Naiditsch wins convincingly the 15th International Neckar Open

Naiditsch breaks the 2700 barrier with the victory

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GM Naiditsch proudly playing
with the Chess Evolution t-shirt

GM Arkadij Naiditsch achieved a convincing victory at the 15th International Neckar Open. He scored the amazing 8,5/9, finishing a full point ahead of GM Arik Braun and GM David Baramidze. In the group of players with 7,0/9 we find the winner of Cappelle La Grande GM Grzegorz Gajewski, as well as the Hungarian talents Viktor Erdös and Peter Prohaszka, as well as many renowened players. The women’s first prize went to Joanna Majdan-Gajewska, who clinched an important victory in the last round.

More than 400 participants played the A group and total of 753 participants in the festival. The victory of Naiditsch confirms his status as the number one player in Germany and guaranteed him the title and the 3000 eur winner’s check from the prize fund.

Starting with the May rating list GM Arkadij Naiditsch will be with his highest ever ELO – 2701 points. This ELO includes the EICC and the Bundesliga games, Neckar finished just 5 days before the rating list and if included the ELO of Naiditsch will be 2716. In the same month of May he will be commenting the Candidates Matches 2011 live on Chessdom.com together with GM Bacrot and the Chess Evolution team.

More about the Candidates: Pairings / Live / Topalov – Kamsky preview / Kramnik – Radjabov preview / Levon Aronian preparing

International Neckar Open final standings

1 Naiditsch,Arkadij 2684 8.5

2 Braun,Arik 2542 7.5

3 Baramidze,David 2554 7.5

4 Huschenbeth,Nicla 2465 7

5 Erdo”s,Viktor 2597 7

6 Greenfeld,Alon 2571 7

7 Gajewski,Grzegorz 2567 7

8 Shytaj,Luca 2475 7

9 Schneider,Ilja 2511 7

10 Epishin,Vladimir 2567 7

11 Prohaszka,Peter 2545 7

12 Piorun,Kacper 2521 7

13 Svetushkin,Dmitri 2543 7

14 Heimann,Andreas 2491 7

15 Bindrich,Falko 2523 6.5

16 Burg,Twan 2432 6.5

17 Spirin,Oleg 2474 6.5

18 Yemelin,Vasily 2575 6.5

19 Grimberg,Boris 2333 6.5

20 Moor,Roger 2395 6.5

21 Rombaldoni,Axel 2449 6.5

22 Hirneise,Tobias 2431 6.5

23 Raykhman,Alexande 2372 6.5

24 Skembris,Spyridon 2461 6.5

25 Kotainy,Jens 2370 6.5

26 Lobzhanidze,Davit 2489 6.5

27 Bogner,Sebastian 2541 6.5

28 Petr,Martin 2499 6.5

29 Fedorovsky,Michae 2411 6.5

30 Blu”baum,Matthias 2246 6.5

31 Rietze,Clemens 2226 6.5

32 Van Ketel,Raoul 2285 6.5

33 Banusz,Tamas 2563 6.5

34 Dausch,Rene 2371 6

35 Abel,Dennes 2411 6

36 Renner,Christoph 2431 6

37 Lubbe,Nikolas 2396 6

38 Majdan-Gajewska,J 2325 6

39 Bacrot,Etienne 2718 6

40 Trella,Thomas 2400 6

41 Farago,Ivan 2448 6

42 Kurmann,Oliver 2446 6

43 Ortmann,David 2311 6

44 Burnier,David 2317 6

45 Bayer,Bernhard 2403 6

46 Scharrer,Patrick 2194 6

47 Swinkels,Robin 2486 6

48 Vatter,Hans-Joach 2320 6

49 Neuman,Petr 2469 6

50 Tereick,Benjamin 2378 6

51 Mu”ller,Fabian 2314 6

52 Wagner,Dennis 2214 6

53 Moor,Olivier 2394 6

54 Zaragatski,Ilja 2498 6

55 Levushkina,Elena 2290 6

56 Schramm,Christian 2340 6

57 Sipila,Vilka 2347 6

58 Lutz,Bernhard 2298 6

59 Maric,Davor 2301 6

60 Havlikova,Kristyn 2294 6

61 Rindlisbacher,Jan 2198 6

62 Metz,Hartmut 2306 6

63 Bracker,Arne 2242 6

64 Do”ring,Andreas 2074 6

65 Terekhov,Andrey 2302 6

66 Englmeier,Heinz 2173 6

67 Regez,Markus 2206 6

68 Schut,Lisa 2269 6

69 Nuri,Kambez 2314 6

70 Kabisch,Thilo 2274 5.5

71 Lammers,Markus 2405 5.5

72 Dubkov,Andrej 2309 5.5

73 Priebe,Jan 2244 5.5

74 Konopka,Michal 2454 5.5

75 Reich,Thomas 2357 5.5

76 Stark,Lars 2418 5.5

77 Bru”digam,Martin 2317 5.5

78 Telljohann,Sven 2415 5.5

79 Michalczak,Thomas 2332 5.5

80 Krassowizkij,Jaro 2275 5.5

81 Ider,Borya 2327 5.5

82 Zimmermann,Ulrich 2047 5.5

83 Ohme,Melanie 2302 5.5

84 Rusche,Johannes 2221 5.5

85 Gheng,Josef 2353 5.5

86 Ondersteijn,Niels 2265 5.5

87 Stahnecker,Ludwig 2024 5.5

88 Hoolt,Sarah 2228 5.5

89 Forsaa,Espen 2340 5.5

90 Heemskerk,Wim 2288 5.5

91 Georgiadis,Nico 2275 5.5

92 Mu”er,Sebastian 2238 5.5

93 Ru”cker,Benjamin 2270 5.5

94 Seps,Monika 2206 5.5

95 Rindlisbacher,Lar 2202 5.5

96 Panteleev,Petar 2315 5.5

97 Mu”ller,Maximilian 2293 5.5

98 Jaeschke,Benno 2222 5.5

99 Hager,Joshua Aara 2182 5.5

100 Bonagura,Stefano 2156 5.5

101 Schro”der,Jan-Chri 2144 5.5

102 Gulatz,Maurice 2053 5.5

103 Mende,Andreas 2129 5.5

104 Dranischnikov,Ego 2265 5.5

105 Neyman,Igor 2258 5.5

106 Aschenbrenner,Rob 2253 5.5

107 Sieglen,Joachim,D 2308 5.5

108 Wyss,Jonas 2340 5.5

109 Wiegner,Denis 2211 5.5

110 Friedrich,Wiede 2199 5.5

111 Ho”felsauer,Thomas 2197 5.5

112 Miedema,David 2380 5

113 Schmitz,Thorsten 2337 5

114 Bodrozic,Tomislav 2056 5

115 Hirneise,Jens 2356 5

116 Thinius,Marco 2379 5

117 Kersten,Uwe 2322 5

118 Winterberg,Lukas 2132 5

119 Hildenbrand,Peter 2203 5

120 Tuncer,Ufuk 2289 5

121 Schleich,Markus 2245 5

122 Hallmann,Norbert 2136 5

123 Reefschla”ger,Helm 2288 5

124 Doberitz,Paul 2226 5

125 Graf,Felix 2341 5

126 van Kerkhof,David 2261 5

127 Ten Hagen,Yorick 2214 5

128 Minor,Samuel 2175 5

129 Happel,Henk 2166 5

130 Holm,Sejer 2227 5

131 Go”bel,Constantin 2139 5

132 Ho”gy,Kevin 2121 5

133 Meessen,Max 2162 5

134 Jacob,Volker 2255 5

135 Gaehwiler,Gabriel 2173 5

136 Schaerer,Julian 2150 5

137 Buchenau,Frank 2254 5

138 Lo”tscher,Roland 2378 5

139 Ho”ffer,David 2233 5

140 Hasenohr,Benedict 2163 5

141 Rosner,Jonas 2214 5

142 Salvermoser,Bernd 2312 5

143 Zeller,Frank 2419 5

144 Wenninger,Philipp 2110 5

145 Schiendorfer,Eman 2329 5

146 Sucher,Johannes 2207 5

147 Reyer,Ulli 2152 5

148 Tonndorf,Matthias 2193 5

149 Nabavi,Parwis 2224 5

150 Ko”pke,Christian 2360 5

151 Moloney,Nicholas 2190 5

152 Porth,Hartmut 2165 5

153 Mareck,Sascha 2155 5

154 Smolny,Frieder 2109 5

155 Efroimski,Marsel 2222 5

156 Barthel,Ansgar 2186 5

157 Zeier,Klaus 2167 5

158 Korba,Roman 2248 5

159 Schulte,Torsten 2149 5

160 Solomunovic,Igor 2405 5

161 Dek,Lennart 2229 5

162 Jussupow,Ekaterin 2174 5

163 Sergin,Mark 2168 5

164 Karrer,Damian 2178 5

165 Freuler,Roman 2071 5

166 Brodbeck,Stefan 2227 5

167 Paltrinieri,Nicho 2072 5

168 Bezler,Rainer 2267 5

169 Brenner,Markus 2150 5

170 Zuferi,Enis 1920 5

171 Hahn,Christoph,Dr 2206 5

172 Riedel,Holger,Dr. 2204 5

173 Rombach,Michael 2143 5

174 Strunski,Andreas 2357 4.5

175 Skouvaklis,Alexis 2052 4.5

176 Heinl,Thomas 2173 4.5

177 Reimche,Vadim 2107 4.5

178 Kappeler,Kaspar 2176 4.5

179 Schmidt,Martin 1955 4.5

180 Dieckmann,Daniel 2054 4.5

181 Lampert,Jonas 2130 4.5

182 Zaza,Ludovic 1841 4.5

183 Niedermeier,Thoma 2151 4.5

184 Wartlick,Karl 2212 4.5

185 Mader,Manuela 2176 4.5

186 Bochis,Julia 2108 4.5

187 Mu”ller,Tobias 2083 4.5

188 Kull,Florian 2188 4.5

189 Hauser,Carlos 2223 4.5

190 Hansch,Torsten 2156 4.5

191 Kuhn,Gerhard 2110 4.5

192 Duport,Nicolas 2157 4.5

193 Imhof,Thomas 2074 4.5

194 Tennert,Simon 2048 4.5

195 Demel,Paul 2150 4.5

196 Duratti,Lindo 2243 4.5

197 Zhou,Syang 2256 4.5

198 Kienitz,Andre 2151 4.5

199 Braun,Peter 2196 4.5

200 Ott,Mathias 2016 4.5

201 Esswein,Karlheinz 2070 4.5

202 Kugler,Florian 2195 4.5

203 Naumann,Axel 2133 4.5

204 Petermann,Michail 2132 4.5

205 Nazarenus,Moritz 2234 4.5

206 Gypser,Andreas,Dr 2197 4.5

207 Duchateau,Thomas 2074 4.5

208 Schink,Barbara 2021 4.5

209 Silber,Henning 2321 4.5

210 Groffen,Hans 2188 4.5

211 Donchenko,Alexand 2216 4.5

212 Dorst,Johannes 2184 4.5

213 Faerber,Eric 2003 4.5

214 Ressler,Eckart 2210 4.5

215 Osmanovic,Faruk 2115 4.5

216 Stockmann,Michael 2255 4.5

217 Cannon,Richard J 2098 4.5

218 Tunka,Philipp 2061 4.5

219 Schulz,Anja 2080 4.5

220 Frey,Werner 2066 4.5

221 Studer,Noel 2060 4.5

222 Kra”mer,Enrico 4.5

223 Turner,Radek 2138 4.5

224 Lechermann,Markus 2063 4.5

225 Marquardt,Patrick 2031 4.5

226 Warnecke,Tobias 2079 4.5

227 Meylan,Andre 1997 4.5

228 Herzwurm,Robert 2121 4

229 Ronka,Erik 1992 4

230 Gazic,Josip 2280 4

231 Olander,Aleksi 2049 4

232 Spornberger,Maxim 2128 4

233 Tuononen,Janne 1954 4

234 Scherer,Holger 2080 4

235 Burg,Brent 2119 4

236 Merkel,Markus 2208 4

237 Ferster,Fabian 2156 4

238 De Seroux,Camille 2055 4

239 Carlstedt,Jonatha 2386 4

240 Buehler,Florian 2037 4

241 Stratonowitsch,An 2036 4

242 Zikeli,Saskia 2090 4

243 Gheng,Simona 2019 4

244 Reichel,Jonathan 1944 4

245 Raps,Johannes 2150 4

246 Schellmann,Frank 2110 4

247 Gustain,Marc 2082 4

248 Su?mann,Stefan 2121 4

249 Richter,Moritz 2115 4

250 Prestel,Oliver 2139 4

251 Mittmann,Johannes 2028 4

252 Grandadam,Patrik 2173 4

253 Sarchisov,Slavik 2086 4

254 Arnold,Max 2031 4

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