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Arkadij Naiditsch wins convincingly the 15th International Neckar Open

Naiditsch breaks the 2700 barrier with the victory

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GM Naiditsch proudly playing
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GM Arkadij Naiditsch achieved a convincing victory at the 15th International Neckar Open. He scored the amazing 8,5/9, finishing a full point ahead of GM Arik Braun and GM David Baramidze. In the group of players with 7,0/9 we find the winner of Cappelle La Grande GM Grzegorz Gajewski, as well as the Hungarian talents Viktor Erdös and Peter Prohaszka, as well as many renowened players. The women’s first prize went to Joanna Majdan-Gajewska, who clinched an important victory in the last round.

More than 400 participants played the A group and total of 753 participants in the festival. The victory of Naiditsch confirms his status as the number one player in Germany and guaranteed him the title and the 3000 eur winner’s check from the prize fund.

Starting with the May rating list GM Arkadij Naiditsch will be with his highest ever ELO – 2701 points. This ELO includes the EICC and the Bundesliga games, Neckar finished just 5 days before the rating list and if included the ELO of Naiditsch will be 2716. In the same month of May he will be commenting the Candidates Matches 2011 live on Chessdom.com together with GM Bacrot and the Chess Evolution team.

More about the Candidates: Pairings / Live / Topalov – Kamsky preview / Kramnik – Radjabov preview / Levon Aronian preparing

International Neckar Open final standings

1 Naiditsch,Arkadij 2684 8.5

2 Braun,Arik 2542 7.5

3 Baramidze,David 2554 7.5

4 Huschenbeth,Nicla 2465 7

5 Erdo”s,Viktor 2597 7

6 Greenfeld,Alon 2571 7

7 Gajewski,Grzegorz 2567 7

8 Shytaj,Luca 2475 7

9 Schneider,Ilja 2511 7

10 Epishin,Vladimir 2567 7

11 Prohaszka,Peter 2545 7

12 Piorun,Kacper 2521 7

13 Svetushkin,Dmitri 2543 7

14 Heimann,Andreas 2491 7

15 Bindrich,Falko 2523 6.5

16 Burg,Twan 2432 6.5

17 Spirin,Oleg 2474 6.5

18 Yemelin,Vasily 2575 6.5

19 Grimberg,Boris 2333 6.5

20 Moor,Roger 2395 6.5

21 Rombaldoni,Axel 2449 6.5

22 Hirneise,Tobias 2431 6.5

23 Raykhman,Alexande 2372 6.5

24 Skembris,Spyridon 2461 6.5

25 Kotainy,Jens 2370 6.5

26 Lobzhanidze,Davit 2489 6.5

27 Bogner,Sebastian 2541 6.5

28 Petr,Martin 2499 6.5

29 Fedorovsky,Michae 2411 6.5

30 Blu”baum,Matthias 2246 6.5

31 Rietze,Clemens 2226 6.5

32 Van Ketel,Raoul 2285 6.5

33 Banusz,Tamas 2563 6.5

34 Dausch,Rene 2371 6

35 Abel,Dennes 2411 6

36 Renner,Christoph 2431 6

37 Lubbe,Nikolas 2396 6

38 Majdan-Gajewska,J 2325 6

39 Bacrot,Etienne 2718 6

40 Trella,Thomas 2400 6

41 Farago,Ivan 2448 6

42 Kurmann,Oliver 2446 6

43 Ortmann,David 2311 6

44 Burnier,David 2317 6

45 Bayer,Bernhard 2403 6

46 Scharrer,Patrick 2194 6

47 Swinkels,Robin 2486 6

48 Vatter,Hans-Joach 2320 6

49 Neuman,Petr 2469 6

50 Tereick,Benjamin 2378 6

51 Mu”ller,Fabian 2314 6

52 Wagner,Dennis 2214 6

53 Moor,Olivier 2394 6

54 Zaragatski,Ilja 2498 6

55 Levushkina,Elena 2290 6

56 Schramm,Christian 2340 6

57 Sipila,Vilka 2347 6

58 Lutz,Bernhard 2298 6

59 Maric,Davor 2301 6

60 Havlikova,Kristyn 2294 6

61 Rindlisbacher,Jan 2198 6

62 Metz,Hartmut 2306 6

63 Bracker,Arne 2242 6

64 Do”ring,Andreas 2074 6

65 Terekhov,Andrey 2302 6

66 Englmeier,Heinz 2173 6

67 Regez,Markus 2206 6

68 Schut,Lisa 2269 6

69 Nuri,Kambez 2314 6

70 Kabisch,Thilo 2274 5.5

71 Lammers,Markus 2405 5.5

72 Dubkov,Andrej 2309 5.5

73 Priebe,Jan 2244 5.5

74 Konopka,Michal 2454 5.5

75 Reich,Thomas 2357 5.5

76 Stark,Lars 2418 5.5

77 Bru”digam,Martin 2317 5.5

78 Telljohann,Sven 2415 5.5

79 Michalczak,Thomas 2332 5.5

80 Krassowizkij,Jaro 2275 5.5

81 Ider,Borya 2327 5.5

82 Zimmermann,Ulrich 2047 5.5

83 Ohme,Melanie 2302 5.5

84 Rusche,Johannes 2221 5.5

85 Gheng,Josef 2353 5.5

86 Ondersteijn,Niels 2265 5.5

87 Stahnecker,Ludwig 2024 5.5

88 Hoolt,Sarah 2228 5.5

89 Forsaa,Espen 2340 5.5

90 Heemskerk,Wim 2288 5.5

91 Georgiadis,Nico 2275 5.5

92 Mu”er,Sebastian 2238 5.5

93 Ru”cker,Benjamin 2270 5.5

94 Seps,Monika 2206 5.5

95 Rindlisbacher,Lar 2202 5.5

96 Panteleev,Petar 2315 5.5

97 Mu”ller,Maximilian 2293 5.5

98 Jaeschke,Benno 2222 5.5

99 Hager,Joshua Aara 2182 5.5

100 Bonagura,Stefano 2156 5.5

101 Schro”der,Jan-Chri 2144 5.5

102 Gulatz,Maurice 2053 5.5

103 Mende,Andreas 2129 5.5

104 Dranischnikov,Ego 2265 5.5

105 Neyman,Igor 2258 5.5

106 Aschenbrenner,Rob 2253 5.5

107 Sieglen,Joachim,D 2308 5.5

108 Wyss,Jonas 2340 5.5

109 Wiegner,Denis 2211 5.5

110 Friedrich,Wiede 2199 5.5

111 Ho”felsauer,Thomas 2197 5.5

112 Miedema,David 2380 5

113 Schmitz,Thorsten 2337 5

114 Bodrozic,Tomislav 2056 5

115 Hirneise,Jens 2356 5

116 Thinius,Marco 2379 5

117 Kersten,Uwe 2322 5

118 Winterberg,Lukas 2132 5

119 Hildenbrand,Peter 2203 5

120 Tuncer,Ufuk 2289 5

121 Schleich,Markus 2245 5

122 Hallmann,Norbert 2136 5

123 Reefschla”ger,Helm 2288 5

124 Doberitz,Paul 2226 5

125 Graf,Felix 2341 5

126 van Kerkhof,David 2261 5

127 Ten Hagen,Yorick 2214 5

128 Minor,Samuel 2175 5

129 Happel,Henk 2166 5

130 Holm,Sejer 2227 5

131 Go”bel,Constantin 2139 5

132 Ho”gy,Kevin 2121 5

133 Meessen,Max 2162 5

134 Jacob,Volker 2255 5

135 Gaehwiler,Gabriel 2173 5

136 Schaerer,Julian 2150 5

137 Buchenau,Frank 2254 5

138 Lo”tscher,Roland 2378 5

139 Ho”ffer,David 2233 5

140 Hasenohr,Benedict 2163 5

141 Rosner,Jonas 2214 5

142 Salvermoser,Bernd 2312 5

143 Zeller,Frank 2419 5

144 Wenninger,Philipp 2110 5

145 Schiendorfer,Eman 2329 5

146 Sucher,Johannes 2207 5

147 Reyer,Ulli 2152 5

148 Tonndorf,Matthias 2193 5

149 Nabavi,Parwis 2224 5

150 Ko”pke,Christian 2360 5

151 Moloney,Nicholas 2190 5

152 Porth,Hartmut 2165 5

153 Mareck,Sascha 2155 5

154 Smolny,Frieder 2109 5

155 Efroimski,Marsel 2222 5

156 Barthel,Ansgar 2186 5

157 Zeier,Klaus 2167 5

158 Korba,Roman 2248 5

159 Schulte,Torsten 2149 5

160 Solomunovic,Igor 2405 5

161 Dek,Lennart 2229 5

162 Jussupow,Ekaterin 2174 5

163 Sergin,Mark 2168 5

164 Karrer,Damian 2178 5

165 Freuler,Roman 2071 5

166 Brodbeck,Stefan 2227 5

167 Paltrinieri,Nicho 2072 5

168 Bezler,Rainer 2267 5

169 Brenner,Markus 2150 5

170 Zuferi,Enis 1920 5

171 Hahn,Christoph,Dr 2206 5

172 Riedel,Holger,Dr. 2204 5

173 Rombach,Michael 2143 5

174 Strunski,Andreas 2357 4.5

175 Skouvaklis,Alexis 2052 4.5

176 Heinl,Thomas 2173 4.5

177 Reimche,Vadim 2107 4.5

178 Kappeler,Kaspar 2176 4.5

179 Schmidt,Martin 1955 4.5

180 Dieckmann,Daniel 2054 4.5

181 Lampert,Jonas 2130 4.5

182 Zaza,Ludovic 1841 4.5

183 Niedermeier,Thoma 2151 4.5

184 Wartlick,Karl 2212 4.5

185 Mader,Manuela 2176 4.5

186 Bochis,Julia 2108 4.5

187 Mu”ller,Tobias 2083 4.5

188 Kull,Florian 2188 4.5

189 Hauser,Carlos 2223 4.5

190 Hansch,Torsten 2156 4.5

191 Kuhn,Gerhard 2110 4.5

192 Duport,Nicolas 2157 4.5

193 Imhof,Thomas 2074 4.5

194 Tennert,Simon 2048 4.5

195 Demel,Paul 2150 4.5

196 Duratti,Lindo 2243 4.5

197 Zhou,Syang 2256 4.5

198 Kienitz,Andre 2151 4.5

199 Braun,Peter 2196 4.5

200 Ott,Mathias 2016 4.5

201 Esswein,Karlheinz 2070 4.5

202 Kugler,Florian 2195 4.5

203 Naumann,Axel 2133 4.5

204 Petermann,Michail 2132 4.5

205 Nazarenus,Moritz 2234 4.5

206 Gypser,Andreas,Dr 2197 4.5

207 Duchateau,Thomas 2074 4.5

208 Schink,Barbara 2021 4.5

209 Silber,Henning 2321 4.5

210 Groffen,Hans 2188 4.5

211 Donchenko,Alexand 2216 4.5

212 Dorst,Johannes 2184 4.5

213 Faerber,Eric 2003 4.5

214 Ressler,Eckart 2210 4.5

215 Osmanovic,Faruk 2115 4.5

216 Stockmann,Michael 2255 4.5

217 Cannon,Richard J 2098 4.5

218 Tunka,Philipp 2061 4.5

219 Schulz,Anja 2080 4.5

220 Frey,Werner 2066 4.5

221 Studer,Noel 2060 4.5

222 Kra”mer,Enrico 4.5

223 Turner,Radek 2138 4.5

224 Lechermann,Markus 2063 4.5

225 Marquardt,Patrick 2031 4.5

226 Warnecke,Tobias 2079 4.5

227 Meylan,Andre 1997 4.5

228 Herzwurm,Robert 2121 4

229 Ronka,Erik 1992 4

230 Gazic,Josip 2280 4

231 Olander,Aleksi 2049 4

232 Spornberger,Maxim 2128 4

233 Tuononen,Janne 1954 4

234 Scherer,Holger 2080 4

235 Burg,Brent 2119 4

236 Merkel,Markus 2208 4

237 Ferster,Fabian 2156 4

238 De Seroux,Camille 2055 4

239 Carlstedt,Jonatha 2386 4

240 Buehler,Florian 2037 4

241 Stratonowitsch,An 2036 4

242 Zikeli,Saskia 2090 4

243 Gheng,Simona 2019 4

244 Reichel,Jonathan 1944 4

245 Raps,Johannes 2150 4

246 Schellmann,Frank 2110 4

247 Gustain,Marc 2082 4

248 Su?mann,Stefan 2121 4

249 Richter,Moritz 2115 4

250 Prestel,Oliver 2139 4

251 Mittmann,Johannes 2028 4

252 Grandadam,Patrik 2173 4

253 Sarchisov,Slavik 2086 4

254 Arnold,Max 2031 4

255 Kinkelin,Ulrich 2012 4

256 Dobierzin,Olaf 2072 4

257 Feller,Florian 1962 4

258 Ingerl,Florian 1985 4

259 Schiendorfer,Flor 2147 4

260 Lo”hnhardt,Benjami 2057 4

261 Schaum,Michael 2021 4

262 Rempeli,Alex 1938 4

263 Scha”fer,Daniela 1912 4

264 Wolfsteiner,Helmu 2367 4

265 La Bella,Roberto 2189 4

266 Mu”ller,Jan-Hendri 2105 4

267 Go”lgeci,Oguz 1998 4

268 Costello,Colin A 1965 4

269 Rafiee,Makan 2152 4

270 Scho”nhof,Timo 2060 4

271 Englert,Jan 2126 4

272 Westerweele,Henri 1994 4

273 Lins,Philipp 2055 4

274 Bertola,Numa 2000 4

275 Schwertler,Philip 2015 4

276 Stein,Carsten 2007 4

277 Grabowski,Peter 1879 4

278 Lienhard,Alex 2005 4

279 Britsch,Dennis 2007 4

280 Bien,Stefan 2149 4

281 Maier,Armin 2085 4

282 Brendel,Bergit 2084 4

283 Belzner,Helmut 1997 4

284 Becker,Matthias 1863 4

285 White,Jonathan P 1874 4

286 Fiedler,Jo”rg 2099 4

287 He?,Steffen 2014 4

288 Deues,Erik 2037 4

289 Siebert,Joachim 2031 4

290 Gebhardt,Uwe 1976 4

291 Gibicar,Danijel 2050 4

292 Mertens,Andreas 2013 4

293 Glawe,Ralf 1886 4

294 Probst,Alexander 1972 4

295 Stoeri,Simon 2114 3.5

296 Gabriel,Josef 2122 3.5

297 Boulahfa,Hicham 2075 3.5

298 Gering,Samuel 2008 3.5

299 Mu”ller,Philipp 2033 3.5

300 Hoang,Harry 1802 3.5

301 Mijatovic,Andrea 1950 3.5

302 Fahrion,Guido 1898 3.5

303 Knollmann,Benjami 1915 3.5

304 Krumm,Johannes 2040 3.5

305 Do”ring,Stefan 1889 3.5

306 We?becher,Hubert 2098 3.5

307 Thomasson,Staffan 2035 3.5

308 Knopf,Felix 1778 3.5

309 Wolf,Rainer 2058 3.5

310 Koskinen,Riku 1994 3.5

311 Graudons,Karsten 2005 3.5

312 Hansch,Karsten 1873 3.5

313 Voss,Janine 1821 3.5

314 Maisch,Julian 1884 3.5

315 Frey,Alisa 2036 3.5

316 Winkler,Tim 1788 3.5

317 Fahnenschmidt,Ger 2048 3.5

318 Schott,Reimund 2010 3.5

319 Huber,Stefan 2042 3.5

320 Ebel,Nicolas 2068 3.5

321 Ku”spert,Helmut 1973 3.5

322 Weida,Alexander 1910 3.5

323 Obermeier,Michael 1955 3.5

324 Blu”baum,Johanna 2001 3.5

325 Geringer,Waldemar 1956 3.5

326 Simon,Roland 2135 3

327 Klaric,Zoran 2120 3

328 Lebeda,Timo 2022 3

329 Ku”bler,Marcus 2025 3

330 Seyfried,Claus 2159 3

331 Liebl,Korbinian 1820 3

332 Jurasin,Marin 2077 3

333 Baskin,Robert 1893 3

334 Voss,Julian 2005 3

335 Bergner,Philipp 1908 3

336 Perske,Thore 1808 3

337 Meylan,Pierre 2092 3

338 Osmanodja,Filiz 2055 3

339 Speck,Stefan 2002 3

340 Kvetny,Mark 2065 3

341 Stoeri,Laura 1933 3

342 Schulz,Petra 2100 3

343 Langner,Tobias 2035 3

344 Schnegg,Anna-Lena 1936 3

345 Schumann,Kai 2082 3

346 Gilles,Jean-Claud 1962 3

347 Koller,Hans-Ju”rge 3

348 Coqueraut,Jean Do 1842 3

349 Wu”st,Michael,Prof 2023 3

350 Birkholz,Axel 1932 3

351 Nies,Peter 2096 3

352 Schuster,Gerhard 2017 3

353 Scha”fer,Timo 1800 3

354 Jaeschke,Felix 1784 3

355 Injac,Petar 1975 3

356 Simon,Thomas 1961 3

357 Busche,Markus 1936 3

358 Knoblauch,Leonhar 2101 3

359 Ku”hnel,Lena 1887 3

360 Renner,Gabriele 1971 3

361 Ziemann,Christian 1905 3

362 Ott,Ian 3

363 Schu”lke,Tilman 2063 3

364 Pomini,Aurelien 1932 3

365 Ahmad,Momin 1852 3

366 Kaufmann,Gunther 1844 3

367 Neubauer,Anton 1986 3

368 Zeh,Rolf 1966 3

369 Pietzka,Martin 1864 3

370 Buttenmu”ller,Paul 2011 2.5

371 Bitzenauer,Sebast 1852 2.5

372 Lo”rcher,Heinrich 2136 2.5

373 Zeller,Elisa 1781 2.5

374 Mu”ck,Heinz-Peter 2010 2.5

375 Beuter,Christof 2020 2.5

376 Steiglechner,Juli 1828 2.5

377 Vink,Wim 2004 2.5

378 Wecker,Martin 2.5

379 Bernhard,Sebastia 1830 2.5

380 Kuciapa,Andre 1832 2.5

381 Boldt,Dietmar 1813 2.5

382 Hillga”rtner,Walte 1931 2.5

383 Santos,Paulo 1873 2.5

384 Ro”sch,Mario 1886 2.5

385 Stark,Sven 1858 2.5

386 Salzer,Robert 1929 2.5

387 Melzer,Marcel 1849 2.5

388 Szenetra,Werner 2198 2

389 Steinhart,Christo 2010 2

390 Leitner,Mathias 1848 2

391 Marburger,Uwe 1828 2

392 Hansch,Stephan 1863 2

393 Mendzigall,Martin 2011 2

394 Modder,Frank 1927 2

395 Bauer,Florian 1838 2

396 Steinhart,Matthia 1834 2

397 Papa,Heiner 1832 2

398 Rahn,Manfred 1815 2

399 Eichhorn,Markus 1.5

400 Stanescu,Christia 2116 1.5

401 Schut,Han 2141 1.5

402 Seyrich,Jonathan 1865 1.5

403 Nicolai,Alexander 1984 1.5

404 Oupindrin,Narayan 1952 1

405 Schro”der,Klaus 1919 0

406 Freilos 0

407 Schut,Heleen 2010 0

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