14th Int. Neckar-Open

GM Pablo Lafuente, Markus Lammers and IM David Miedema share first place

The 14th Int. Neckar-Open was held on 1st – 5th April 2010 in Deizisau (Region Stuttgart – Germany). Three independent tournaments, A-B-C Open were played over 9 rounds of Swiss system with a time control of 2h for 40 moves + 30 min for the rest of the game. Total prize fund was 14.000 EUR.

A record number of 397 people attended the competition in the main A-Open. In the surprising finish, Argentinian GM Pablo Lafuente, German untitled player Markus Lammers and Dutch IM David Miedema shared the first place with 7.5 points each. Pablo Lafuente was declared winner on best tiebreak score, which is another fantastic success for Argentina following GM Fernando Peralta’s victory at the 2009 Neckar-Open. Top-seeded GM Arkadij Naiditsch (Germany) trailed a full point behind.

pablo-lafuente

GM Pablo Lafuente

A number of international title norms were achieved. David Miedema and Davit Lobzhanidze have earned GM norms, Markus Lammers, Boris Grimberg, Paul Zwahr and Michal Bartel took IM norms, while Tereza Olzarova claimed WGM norm.

IM Georgios Souleidis had recorded exciting endings in the games Fidel Corrales Jimenez – Pablo Lafuente and IM Frank Zeller – GM Viktor Erdos:

Final standings:

1. Lafuente Pablo GM 2559 ARG – 7.5

2. Lammers Markus 2351 GER – 7.5

3. Miedema David IM 2391 NED – 7.5

4. Erd̦s Viktor GM 2593 HUN Р7.0

5. Lobzhanidze Davit IM 2510 GEO – 7.0

6. Buhmann Rainer GM 2587 GER – 7.0

7. Leon Hoyos Manuel GM 2521 MEX – 7.0

8. Borovikov Vladislav GM 2594 UKR – 7.0

9. Burg Twan IM 2449 NED – 7.0

10. Milov Leonid IM 2556 GER – 7.0

11. Heimann Andreas IM 2458 GER – 7.0

12. Heinemann Thies IM 2484 GER – 7.0

13. Manolache Marius GM 2528 ROU – 7.0

14. Naiditsch Arkadij GM 2691 GER – 6.5

15. Corrales Jimenez GM 2585 CUB – 6.5

16. Bartel Michal 2228 POL – 6.5

17. Delemarre Jop IM 2441 NED – 6.5

18. Zeller Frank IM 2420 GER – 6.5

19. Schneider Ilja IM 2497 GER – 6.5

20. Olszewski Michal GM 2549 POL – 6.5

21. Velicka Petr GM 2485 CZE – 6.5

22. Matamoros Franco GM 2540 ECU – 6.5

23. Cvek Robert GM 2508 CZE – 6.5

24. Richter Michael IM 2425 GER – 6.5

25. Dziuba Marcin GM 2586 POL – 6.5

26. Hirneise Tobias IM 2438 GER – 6.5

27. Grimberg Boris FM 2352 GER – 6.5

28. Jorczik Julian FM 2357 GER – 6.5

29. Braun Christian FM 2334 GER – 6.5

30. Solodovnichenko Yuri GM 2578 UKR – 6.5

31. van Oosterom Chie IM 2402 NED – 6.5

32. Skembris Spyridon GM 2475 GRE – 6.5

33. Neuman Petr IM 2439 CZE – 6.5

34. Schmidt Georg FM 2362 GER – 6.5

35. Krejci Jan IM 2486 CZE – 6.5

36. Kabisch Thilo 2311 GER – 6.5

37. Van Kampen Robin IM 2475 NED – 6.5 etc

Official website

You must be logged in to post a comment Login