GM Mihai Suba wins the XXXII International Open Vicente Bonil

GM Dreev is second, GM Milov takes third

The XXXII International Open Vicente Bonil took place 29-30 November in Almeria, Spain. It was an 8 round Swiss rapid tournament with strong international participation. The list of top seeded players was headed by GM Vadim Milov (2681), followed by GM Alexey Dreev (2670), GM Oleg Korneev (2623), GM Hamdouchi (2598), GM Cristian Bauer (2592), GM and a total of 19 GMs and 26 titled players.

The competition started well for the Russian Alexey Dreev, who recently won Casino de Barcelona. He managed to take down two local players in the first rounds and then the solid Romanian GM Mihai Suba. A draw with IM Ibarra Jerez and victories against GM Bauer, IM Granero Roca, and IM Dolezal left GM Dreev with 6,5/7 one round before the end. However, Dreev was stunned in the last round by the underperforming until that moment GM Milov, and ironically was overtaken by GM Suba, whose only loss was against GM Dreev.

For his victory GM Suba received 3000 eur and a trophey. In total 10 000 eur were distributed among the top players.

Final standings

1 GM SUBA Mihai 7

2 GM DREEV Alexey 6.5

3 GM MILOV Vadim 6.5

4 FM PEREZ MITJANS Orelvis 6.5

5 IM IBARRA JEREZ Jose Carlos 6

6 GM RIVAS PASTOR Manuel 6

7 GM HAMDOUCHI Hichem 6

8 IM DOLEZAL Cristian 6

9 GM IBRAHIMOV Rasul 6

10 GM RIZOUK Aimen 5.5

11 GM NARCISO DUBLAN Marc 5.5

12 GM KORNEEV Oleg 5.5

13 GM TESKE Henrik 5.5

14 GM ARIZMENDI MARTINEZ Julen Luis 5.5

15 GM BAUER Christian 5

16 GM KHAMRAKULOV Ibragim S 5

17 IM KOVACEVIC Slobodan 5

18 GM MOVSZISZIAN Karen 5

19 GM GRANDA ZUĂ‘IGA Julio E 5

20 GM KURAJICA Bojan 5

Total 91 players

Mihai Suba

GM Mihai Suba in the last round of the competition

Bauer

GM Bauer with 5,0/8

Milov

GM Vadim Milov came from behind to take the third place
with a last round victory against GM Dreev

Dreev

GM Dreev just a step away from the title

Official website