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GM Vadim Malakhatko wins Arcapita open chess championship

the Chessdom.com commentator GM Valentin Iotov takes second place

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GM Valentin Iotov

The Belgian GM Vadim Malakhatko won clear first place at the Arcapita open chess championship in Bahrain. He collected 7,5/9, with 6 victories and 3 draws, without losing a single game.

Second place was for GM Valentin Iotov, who commented live on Chessdom.com the first part of Corus Chess 2009. GM Iotov, with 5 victories and 4 draws, took the silver ahead of GM Moradiabadi, who finished with the same score, but worse tiebreak.

The rating favorite GM Tregubov finished 13th with 6,0/9. Full standings and round by round results here.

Final Standings

1 GM Malakhatko Vadim 2610 BEL 7.5

2 GM Iotov Valentin 2556 BUL 7

3 GM Moradiabadi Elshan 2505 IRI 7

4 GM Amin Basem 2562 EGY 6.5

5 IM Roy Chowdhury Saptarshi 2444 IND 6.5

6 GM Filippov Anton 2556 UZB 6.5

7 GM Ibrahimov Rasul 2568 AZE 6.5

8 IM Jojua Davit 2484 GEO 6.5

9 GM El Gindy Essam 2527 EGY 6.5

10 GM Adly Ahmed 2568 EGY 6.5

11 GM Kveinys Aloyzas 2522 LTU 6

12 GM Kasparov Sergey 2488 BLR 6

13 GM Tregubov Pavel V 2647 RUS 6

14 GM Pelletier Yannick 2560 SUI 6

15 FM Adnani Moklis 2326 MAR 6

16 IM Ezat Mohamed 2421 EGY 6

17 GM Bagheri Amir 2486 IRI 6

18 IM Sriram Jha 2441 IND 6

19 IM Sharma Dinesh K 2394 IND 6

20 IM Zozulia Anna 2376 BEL 6

21 IM Hassan Abdullah 2320 UAE 6

22 GM Golubev Mikhail 2487 UKR 5.5

23 IM Shoker Samy 2399 FRA 5.5

24 IM Sulashvili Malkhaz 2444 GEO 5.5

25 IM Frhat Ali 2408 EGY 5.5

26 IM Kiss Pal 2389 HUN 5.5

27 FM Othman A Moussa 2324 UAE 5.5

28 IM Sarwat Walaa 2388 EGY 5.5

29 Roshan Dsouza 0 IND 5.5

30 IM Shetty Rahul 2310 IND 5.5

31 FM Alhuwar Jasem 2270 UAE 5.5

32 Tabuzo Jimmy 0 PHI 5

33 WIM Kasparova Tatiana 2190 BLR 5

34 FM Akshat Khamparia 2306 IND 5

35 Dineshan 0 IND 5

36 Abdulateef Ahmed 0 EGY 5

37 Al Sulaiti Ali 2136 BRN 5

38 CM Al-Ghasra Ali 2133 BRN 5

39 Mansour Abbas 1957 UAE 5

40 Bukhalaf Khalaf 1870 BRN 5

41 Abdullah Waheed 0 BRN 5

42 Ortiz Woonir 0 PHI 4.5

43 FM Khouri Ibrahim Mohamed 2132 UAE 4.5

Total of 94 players (full standings and round by round results here)

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