Full point ahead of competition
The 4th Calvia Chess Festival took place on 15th-23rd October at Polideportivo Municipal de Magaluf. Chess globtrotter GM Victor Mikhalevski of Israel had a fantastic start with seven straight wins, including those against Francisco Vallejo and Rauf Mamedov. Two quick draws in the final rounds were enough to keep him on the first place full point ahead of 2nd GM Kevin Spraggett. There were 30 Grandmasters among 144 participants fighting for the share of 17.000 Euros prize fund.
GM Victor Mikhalevski in Tromso
1. GM Victor Mikhalevski (ISR 2584) 8,0 (+28 fide points)
2. GM Kevin Spraggett (CAN 2580) 7,0
3-11. GM Mikheil Mchedlishvili (GEO 2631), GM Yuriy Kuzubov (UKR 2582), GM Emanuel Berg (SWE 2593), GM Michele Godena (ITA 2535), GM Radoslaw Wojtaszek (POL 2635), GM Walter Arencibia (CUB 2562), IM Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant (GEO 2432), GM Bartlomiej Heberla (POL 2502) and GM Aleksa Strikovic (SRB 2551) 6.5 etc