Israel International Chess Championship

results, standings, and pgn

Michael Roiz square

The Israel International Chess Championship is going on in Maalot-Tarshikhha, a Jewish-Arab town in the north of Israel. It is a strong category 15 round robin with 10 GMs from Israel, Poland, Hungary, Ukraine, and Germany. After three rounds GM Ilia Smirin (winner of Acropolis Open 2007) and GM Evgeny Postny are top of the table with 2,5/3. They are closely followed by GM Moiseenko with 2,0/3 and a group of players with 1,5 – GM Gyimesi, GM Rodshtein, GM Avrukh, GM Khenkin, and GM Roiz. GM Bartlomiej Macieja is with 2,0 and GM Artur Kogan is with 1,0.

Participants

Roiz, Michael

ISR
2659

Moiseenko, Alexander

UKR
2643

Avrukh, Boris

ISR
2628

Postny, Evgeny

ISR
2627

Macieja, Bartlomiej

POL
2617

Smirin, Ilia

ISR
2616

Rodshtein, Maxim

ISR
2614

Gyimesi, Zoltan

HUN
2605

Khenkin, Igor

GER
2602

Kogan, Artur

ISR
2591

Round 1 (pgn and games)

Avrukh – Postny 0-1

Moiseenko – Gyimesi 1/2-1/2

Rodshtein – Roiz 1/2-1/2

Macieja – Smirin 0-1

Khenkin – Kogan 1/2-1/2

Round 2 (pgn and games)

Avrukh – Moiseenko 1-0

Postny – Kogan 1-0

Gyimesi – Rodshtein 1/2-1/2

Smirin – Khenkin 1/2-1/2

Roiz – Macieja 1/2-1/2

Round 3 (pgn and games)

Macieja – Gyimesi 1/2-1/2

Moiseenko – Postny 1/2-1/2

Rodshtein – Avrukh 1/2-1/2

Khenkin – Roiz 1/2-1/2

Kogan – Smirin 0-1

Standings

1-2. Smirin 2,5

1-2. Postny 2,5

3. Moiseenko 2,0

4-8. Gyimesi 1,5

4-8. Rodshtein 1,5

4-8. Avrukh 1,5

4-8. Khenkin 1,5

4-8. Roiz 1,5

9. Macieja 1,0

10. Kogan 0,5

Acropolis Macieja

GM Bartlomiej Macieja

ETCC 2007 Arrival Day 02

Valjevo 2007 winner GM Michael Roiz talking to the Chessdom editor-in-chief Goran Urosevic