Super Open from 25th June to 3rd July in the sea resort Albena in Bulgaria
The Albena Chess Open with a massive participation of 274 players and generous prize fund of 40000 EUR is taking place from 25th June to 3rd July in the sea resort Albena in Bulgaria.
GM Maxim Rodshtein from Israel started furiously with five straight wins and conceded the first draw only to Bulgarian star player Ivan Cheparinov.
Rodshtein is still the sole leader with 5.5 points and a cluster of 14 players is following half a point behind. Among them are Romanian champion Constantin Lupulescu, Bansko Open winner Avetik Grigoryan and Bulgarian legendary Grandmasters Liuben Spassov and Ivan Radulov.
The first prize in Albena is the impressive 8000 EUR, but what is even better for the chess enthusiasts, there are 30 prizes ranging from 1000 to 100 EUR for amateur chess players, and 16 prizes ranging from 500 to 100 EUR for youngsters. Exactly such prize distribution is very typical for the Super Opens and beneficial to the whole chess community.
GM Maxim Rodshtein
GM Ivan Cheparinov and IM Petar G Arnaudov on the shared second place
Round 6 standings:
1. GM Rodshtein Maxim ISR 2638 – 5.5
2-15. GM Lupulescu Constantin ROU 2638, GM Cheparinov Ivan BUL 2669, GM Szabo Gergely-Andras-Gyula ROU 2545, GM Delchev Aleksander BUL 2619, GM Nikolov Momchil BUL 2583, GM Grigoryan Avetik ARM 2608, GM Jaracz Pawel POL 2575, IM Arnaudov G Petar BUL 2449, GM Svetushkin Dmitry MDA 2561, GM Carlsson Pontus SWE 2497, GM Sanduleac Vasile MDA 2424, GM Spassov Liuben BUL 2384, IM Cioara Andrei-Nestor ROU 2427 and GM Radulov Ivan BUL 2288 – 5.0
16-38. GM Chatalbashev Boris BUL 2591, IM Filip Lucian ROU 2467, IM Bargan Sergei MDA 2297, IM Soltanici Ruslan MDA 2367, GM Akesson Ralf SWE 2451, Simonian Tigran ARM 2294, GM Georgiev Krum BUL 2423, GM Kolev Atanas BUL 2590, GM Farago Ivan HUN 2448, Stoma Pawel POL 2326, Sarenac David SRB 2315, Ivanov Bogidar BUL 2179, FM Anton Teodor ROU 2355, Kadric Denis BIH 2376, GM Stanojoski Zvonko MKD 2493, FM Georgescu Tiberiu-Marian ROU 2397, IM Nikolov Sasho BUL 2418, Nikolaou Georgios GRE 2286, IM Dimitrov Pavel BUL 2344, IM Pancevski Filip MKD 2399, FM Becker Michael GER 2309, IM Kiroski Toni MKD 2340 and IM Berbatov Kiprian BUL 2490 – 4.5 etc
Round 7 top pairings:
GM Rodshtein Maxim 2638 – GM Grigoryan Avetik 2608
GM Cheparinov Ivan 2669 – GM Szabo Gergely-Andras-Gyula 2545
GM Lupulescu Constantin 2638 – GM Sanduleac Vasile 2424
GM Delchev Aleksander 2619 – GM Carlsson Pontus 2497
IM Arnaudov G Petar 2449 – GM Nikolov Momchil 2583
IM Cioara Andrei-Nestor 2427 – GM Jaracz Pawel 2575
GM Svetushkin Dmitry 2561 – GM Spassov Liuben 2384
GM Chatalbashev Boris 2591 – GM Radulov Ivan 2288
FM Anton Teodor 2355 – GM Kolev Atanas 2590
GM Stanojoski Zvonko 2493 – IM Soltanici Ruslan 2367