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Istratescu wins Kaupthing Open

many photos from the fantastic tournament in Luxembourg

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Day 1 / Day 2 / Day 3 / Day 4 / Day 5 / Day 6 / Day 7 / Day 9

The fantastic chess tournament Kaupthing Open has finished this weekend at the Woiwer Sports Center, Differdange, Luxembourg. 172 participants competed in 3 groups for a total prize fund of 17 000 eur.

The A Open was with time control 90’/40 + 30′ + 30’’ per move and featured 15 GMs, 19 IMs, and more than 50 titled players. The tournament was a constant chase, as the top players were never separated more than 1/2 points. The two players that never left this race were GM Parimarjan Negi and GM Andre Istratescu. Since round 5 they were on top with equal points and their battle for the first continued until the end of the tournament. In rund 7 they had a direct match, where Istratescu was able to hold Negi to a draw. In the final standings they finished top of the table with 7,0/9, but the better tiebreak gave the final victory to Istratescu. Second place was for Negi and third was GM Dmitry Frolyanov, also with 7,0/9.

kaupthing istarescu

GM Istratescu with the organizing committee

The top seeded was GM Bartosz Socko, who left the battle for the top places in the early stages of the tournament. After round 4 he had 2,0, while 7 players were on top with 3,5/4. After a series of nice victories, he managed to become share first with 6,0/8 after round 8. However, he lost his last game and finished 10th.

Who finished before him was IM Monika Socko. She grabbed the first place for women with a result of 6,5/9, only half a point away from the winner.

It was a good tournament for the German participants. GM Leonid Kritz and GM Philipp Schlosser finished 4th and 5th with 6,5/7, while IM Tomas Henrichs and FM Evgeny Degtiarev had good performances as well.

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Round 1 / Round 2 / Round 3 / Round 4 / Round 5 / Round 6 / Round 7 / Round 8 / Round 9

Round by round results and more reports

Official site

Standings

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Rangliste: Stand nach der 9. Runde
Rang Teilnehmer Titel TWZ At Verein/Ort Land S R V Punkte PktSu Buchh
1. Istratescu,Andrei GM 2628 M ROU 5 4 0 7.0 36.5 52.0
2. Negi,Parimarjan GM 2514 M IND 5 4 0 7.0 36.0 48.0
3. Frolyanov,Dmitry GM 2553 M RUS 6 2 1 7.0 34.0 48.5
4. Kritz,Leonid GM 2609 M GER 4 5 0 6.5 33.0 48.5
5. Schlosser,Philipp GM 2563 M GER 5 3 1 6.5 32.5 46.5
6. Socko,Monika IM 2505 W POL 5 3 1 6.5 31.0 47.0
7. Gupta,Abhijeet GM 2521 M IND 4 4 1 6.0 34.5 49.5
8. Stefansson,Hannes GM 2583 M ISL 4 4 1 6.0 32.5 48.5
9. Gharamian,Tigran IM 2554 M FRA 3 6 0 6.0 32.5 48.5
10. Socko,Bartosz GM 2644 M POL 5 2 2 6.0 30.0 47.0
11. thorhallsson,thro GM 2437 M ISL 5 2 2 6.0 29.5 44.5
12. Delorme,Axel FM 2377 M FRA 4 4 1 6.0 28.5 41.5
13. Macak,Stefan 2342 M SVK 6 0 3 6.0 26.0 40.5
14. Velicka,Petr GM 2496 M CZE 3 5 1 5.5 33.0 51.0
15. Drozdovskij,Yuri GM 2581 M UKR 4 3 2 5.5 33.0 49.5
16. Danielsen,Henrik GM 2510 M ISL 3 5 1 5.5 32.5 47.5
17. Feller,Sebastien GM 2540 M FRA 4 3 2 5.5 30.0 48.0
18. Dzagnidze,Nana IM 2443 W GEO 5 1 3 5.5 29.5 47.0
19. Bauer,Christian GM 2619 M FRA 5 1 3 5.5 28.5 46.0
20. Marzolo,Cyril IM 2476 M FRA 3 5 1 5.5 28.5 45.5
21. D`Costa,Lorin A R FM 2410 M ENG 3 5 1 5.5 28.5 41.5
22. Faibisovich,Vadim IM 2421 M RUS 4 3 2 5.5 28.0 45.5
23. Nebolsina,Vera WGM 2345 W RUS 4 3 2 5.5 27.5 41.5
24. Gunnarsson,Jon Vi IM 2431 M ISL 4 3 2 5.5 27.0 46.0
25. Henrichs,thomas IM 2497 M GER 4 3 2 5.5 25.0 40.0
26. Edouard,Romain IM 2509 M FRA 3 4 2 5.0 32.5 50.5
27. Kristjansson,Stef IM 2485 M ISL 3 4 2 5.0 29.5 41.0
28. Degtiarev,Evgeny FM 2350 M GER 3 4 2 5.0 28.0 45.5
29. Papadopoulos,Ioan IM 2471 M GRE 3 4 2 5.0 28.0 45.0
30. Ajrapetjan,Yuriy GM 2504 M UKR 2 6 1 5.0 27.5 44.5
31. Nezar,Mustapha FM 2397 M FRA 4 2 3 5.0 26.5 42.5
32. Tania,Sachdev IM 2423 W IND 3 4 2 5.0 26.0 47.5
33. Leniart,Arkadiusz FM 2324 M POL 3 4 2 5.0 24.0 43.5
34. Wirig,Anthony IM 2477 M FRA 4 2 3 5.0 23.5 39.0
35. Raykhman,Alexande 2242 M GER 4 2 3 5.0 23.0 40.0
36. Jansa,Vlastimil GM 2489 M CZE 3 4 2 5.0 23.0 37.5
37. thorfinnsson,Bjor FM 2417 M ISL 3 3 3 4.5 27.5 47.5
38. Zdebskaja,Natalia WGM 2368 W UKR 2 5 2 4.5 27.0 47.5
39. Johannesson,Ingva FM 2344 M ISL 4 1 4 4.5 25.5 43.5
40. Siebrecht,Sebasti IM 2490 M GER 3 3 3 4.5 25.0 43.0
41. Dembo,Yelena IM 2429 W GRE 3 3 3 4.5 25.0 41.0
42. Bakalarz,Mietek IM 2361 M LUX 3 3 3 4.5 24.5 44.5
43. thorfinnsson,Brag IM 2408 M ISL 4 1 4 4.5 23.5 43.0
44. Haub,thorsten Mic IM 2467 M GER 2 5 2 4.5 23.5 42.5
45. Vatter,Hans-Joach FM 2325 M GER 4 1 4 4.5 21.5 39.5
46. Wagener,Claude FM 2275 M LUX 4 1 4 4.5 21.0 41.0
47. Rudolf,Anna WGM 2302 W HUN 3 3 3 4.5 21.0 39.5
48. Berend,Elvira WGM 2303 W LUX 2 5 2 4.5 20.5 39.0
49. Linster,Philippe 2104 M LUX 3 3 3 4.5 20.0 42.5
50. Prizker,Boris 2214 M GER 4 1 4 4.5 19.5 36.0
51. Andersen,Alf R. 2203 M NOR 3 3 3 4.5 19.5 32.5
52. Schweitzer,Viktor WIM 2218 W FRA 3 3 3 4.5 19.0 35.0
53. Wagener,Anna WGM 2266 W LUX 2 5 2 4.5 18.0 36.5
54. Berend,Fred IM 2350 M LUX 3 2 4 4.0 24.5 40.5
55. Risch,Michel 2017 M LUX 3 2 4 4.0 23.0 43.5
56. Gretarsson,Hjorva 2291 M ISL 3 2 4 4.0 20.0 39.5
57. Grover,Sahaj FM 2300 M IND 3 2 4 4.0 19.5 38.0
58. Maleki,Nicolas 2155 M FRA 3 2 4 4.0 18.5 38.5
59. Jeitz,Christian 2234 M LUX 1 6 2 4.0 18.5 38.5
60. thalwitzer,David 2193 M GER 3 2 4 4.0 17.5 39.5
61. Lasinskas,Povilas FM 2307 M LTU 3 2 4 4.0 16.5 34.5
62. Maes,Valeer 2161 M BEL 2 4 3 4.0 16.0 36.5
63. Tudorie,Sebastian FM 2110 M ROM 4 0 5 4.0 16.0 34.0
64. Brittner,Serge FM 2250 M LUX 3 2 4 4.0 15.0 33.5
65. Stull,Norbert 2185 M LUX 3 1 5 3.5 17.0 37.0
66. Reymann,Cedric 2236 M FRA 3 1 5 3.5 17.0 32.0
67. Maleki,Manuel 2197 M FRA 3 1 5 3.5 16.0 36.5
68. Jaenig,Reinhard 2162 M GER 3 1 5 3.5 15.5 35.0
69. Barthel,Ansgar 2258 M GER 2 3 4 3.5 14.5 32.5
70. Bakalarz,Grazyna WFM 2006 W LUX 2 3 4 3.5 13.5 32.0
71. Koch,Dirk 2120 M GER 3 1 5 3.5 12.5 28.0
72. Iglesias,Joachim 2166 * FRA 2 2 4 3.0 18.0 36.0
73. Weller,Manuel 2023 M GER 1 4 4 3.0 16.5 37.0
74. Resnjanskij,Denis 2135 M GER 2 2 5 3.0 16.0 38.0
75. Christen,Pierre 2053 M LUX 1 4 4 3.0 13.5 33.5
76. Boyarchenko,Marie 1877 M LUX 2 2 5 3.0 13.5 32.5
77. De Lagontrie,Jean 1987 M FRA 2 2 5 3.0 13.5 29.0
78. Boyarchenko,Alex 1964 M LUX 2 2 5 3.0 13.0 30.0
79. Zienkiewicz,Alexa 2070 M FRA 2 2 5 3.0 12.0 31.5
80. Wagner,Steven 2134 M LUX 1 3 5 2.5 15.5 39.5
81. Urbaniak,Patrick 2005 M FRA 2 1 6 2.5 10.0 27.0
82. Weidig,Tom 2032 M LUX 2 1 5 2.5 9.0 24.5
83. Baskewitsch,Pierr 2068 M LUX 1 2 6 2.0 13.0 38.5
84. Bishop,Peter 1855 M LUX 1 0 8 1.0 9.0 29.0
85. Vogel,Heike WFM 2134 * GER 1 0 5 1.0 5.0 22.0
kaupthing negi

The key game between Istratescu and Negi
followed by Vijay Kumar

kaupthing anna rudolf

Our good friend Anna Rudolf was also there

kaupthing schadev

Tania Sachdev and Thorsten-Michael Haub with good performance

kaupthing red fashion

The red fashion in round 2

kaupthing black fashion

And the black fashion in round 5

kaupthing ndembo

IM Yelena Dembo enjoying media attention

kaupthing nebolsina boyarchenko

Vera Nebolsina and Marie Boyarchenko in action

kaupthing organizing committee

The organizing committee

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