Archive for April, 2013

American gold at the Chess Olympiad

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

List of American players who have won Gold medals in the Chess Olympiads (unless stated, it is team gold):

Men: Byrne, Evans, Lombardy, Kavalek, Tarjan, Commons, Reshevsky, Fine (team and individual gold), Kashdan (team and individual gold), Marshall (team and individual gold), Horowitz (team and individual gold), Kupchik, Dake (team and individual gold), Seirawan (individual gold), and Simonson

Women: Polgar, Zatonskih

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Topalov wins again and claims impressive victory at the Zug Grand Prix

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Veselin Topalov only needed a draw to get clear first place at the third leg of the Grand Prix series in Zug, Switzerland. However, he showed his class and defeated Sergey Karjakin with the white pieces in the last round to increase his advantage in the standings and raise his live Elo rating to 2793. Hikaru Nakamura finished in sole second place.

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Even though it seemed unlikely for Veselin Topalov to lose in the last round and give up his first place, if there was someone able to pull out a surprise, it was the strong Sergey Karjakin. The Russian showed his ambitions by opting for a Benoni structure with black. The unbalanced positions arising in these structures seemed to be more suited for the Bulgarian, but Karjakin was probably trying to recover from a rather disappointing performance in Switzerland.

Topalov used the typical plan of going for the control of the c4-square with white. Karjakin sacrificed a pawn on move 25 and committed a few inaccuracies afterwards. A big factor in this game was the clock, as Topalov had a big time advantage throughout the battle. The young Russian was not able to hold the pressure and completely went astray. He resigned right after the time control on move 41.

Veselin Topalov

Hikaru Nakamura was the only player with a theoretical chance to catch the leader in the last sprint, but was not able to break Fabiano Caruana’s defenses in today’s game. The American finished in sole second place anyway, given that the rest of the games finished in draws as well.

Nakamura went for the Exchange variation of the Slav Defense, which probably came as a surprise for Caruana, who probably was expecting a sharper choice. The American put pressure on black’s position with pawn expansions on both flanks. However, Caruana’s position was extremely solid and he was never in real danger. The peace treaty was signed on move 58.

Fabiano Caruana finished on +1, sharing 3rd-4th places with Ruslan Ponomariov.

Nakamura – Caruana

Peter Leko finished the event with yet another game where he pushes but does not get anything in the end. His rival today was Rustam Kasimdzhanov. The Uzbek showed good defensive skills to make a draw on 51 moves. The game was another Ruy Lopez – a very popular choice in this event – where white pushed and black needed to sacrifice a knight to achieve the half point.

Gata Kamsky played with white against Anish Giri. The Dutch, playing with the black pieces, looked for the initiative against Kamsky’s speculative play in the opening. On move 30, the American sacrificed a piece in exchange of a passed pawn in the a-file. Eventually, this proved to be enough compensation and the draw was signed on move 56.

Leko – Kasimdzhanov

The Azerbaijani battle that faced Teimour Radjabov and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov finished peacefully after 32 moves of a Gruenfeld. Ruslan Ponomariov and Alexander Morozevich split the point in a theoretical line of the Queen’s Gambit Declined.

The fourth leg of the Grand Prix is supposed to take place in Madrid, but nothing has been confirmed yet.

Ponomariov and Morozevich with Anastasiya Karlovich

Final Standings:

1 Topalov Veselin 2771 BUL 8
2 Nakamura Hikaru 2767 USA 6?
3 Ponomariov Ruslan 2733 UKR 6
4 Caruana Fabiano 2772 ITA 6
5 Kamsky Gata 2741 USA 5?
6 Morozevich Alexander 2758 RUS 5?
7 Karjakin Sergey 2786 RUS 5
8 Giri Anish 2727 NED 5
9 Leko Peter 2744 HUN 5
10 Radjabov Teimour 2793 AZE 4?
11 Kasimdzhanov Rustam 2709 UZB 4?
12 Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2766 AZE 4?

Photos by Anastasiya Karlovich

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Top chess players in action at home and abroad

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

It’s an embarrassment of riches for a chess journalist these days, with not one but two major chess tournaments in progress across the pond and the U.S. chess championships gearing up to start in St. Louis later this week. In Zug, Switzerland, GMs Gata Kamsky and Hikaru Nakamura, the top-rated American chess players, are in the field for the third FIDE Grand Prix tournament, a series of six events over the next two years that will seed two candidates for the 2014 world championship candidates’ cycle. Former world chess champion Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria, now on the comeback trail, is setting the pace in the Category 21 event which concludes Tuesday, with Nakamura alone in second a full point back. Russian chess star …

Source: GameKnot online chess news

Special chess statistics

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

I am trying to compile some very special statistics: World Champions, who also ranked #1 in the world, as well as winning Olympiad Gold. Please feel free to add more names if you can think of any, or correct any mistake.

? means that I think that particular player achieved all 3 feats but I am not 100% sure. It is difficult to trace back to older champions as rating lists are hard to track down.

Men

Vladimir Kramnik – Garry Kasparov – Anatoly Karpov- Boris Spassky – Tigran Petrosian - Mikhail Botvinnik – Mikhail Tal?

Women

Susan Polgar – Maia Chiburdanidze – Nona Gaprindashvili

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Almasi and Quesada tied in the lead in La Havana

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Cuban GM Yuniesky Quesada will try to go back to his winning ways in today’s round at the Elite Group of the Capablanca Memorial. He will face Dmitry Andreikin with the black pieces.

Quesada, who has a rating Elo of 2608, lost on Monday against Russian GM Ernesto Inarkiev (2688) with the white pieces in 63 moves of a Caro-Kann Defense.

Nevertheless, his tiebreak score is still better than Zoltan Almasi’s (2689), who beat Indian Pentala Harikrishna (2705) after 53 moves of a Spanish opening. The Hungarian is now tied in the lead with Quesada.

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Harikrishna – Almasi

In the other game of the Elite group, Cuban GM Leinier Dom?nguez (2723) defeated Dmitry Andreikin (2727) with the white pieces after 36 moves of a French defense, and stepped into third place with 4.5 points.

“I am very satisfied with this victory, the first against an opponent that had beaten me twice in 2011, and who has been traditionally a though rival for me”, declared Dominguez to the press.

On Tuesday’s penultimate round, the following games will be played, Quesada-Andreikin, Harikrishna-Dom?nguez and Almasi-Inarkiev.

Dominguez – Andreikin

In the Premier Group, Cuban WGM Oleiny Linares (2361) and Nicaraguan IM Carlos Davila (2304) are still on top with 6.5 points each. Linares got her second IM norm already.

In the Open section, Cuban IM Juan Carlos Obregon (2501) is in sole lead with 6.5 points after beating his compatriot Alexei Fern?ndez (2453).

Source: www.prensa-latina.cu

Photos by Maria del Carmen Ramon

Standings after 8 rounds – Elite Group:

1 Yuniesky Quesada Perez CUB 5
Zoltan Almasi HUN 5
3 Leinier Dominguez Perez CUB 4.5
4 Ernesto Inarkiev RUS 3.5
Dmitry Andreikin RUS 3.5
6 P. Harikrishna IND 2.5

Standings after 8 rounds – Premier Group:

1 WGM Linares Napoles Oleiny 2321 CUB 6?
2 IM Davila Carlos 2304 NCA 6?
3 FM Borges Feria Yasel 2426 CUB 6
4 WGM Arribas Robaina Maritza 2321 CUB 4?
WGM Vigoa Apecheche Yanira 2319 CUB 4?
6 WGM Ordaz Valdes Lisandra Teresa 2361 CUB 3
7 FM Sanchez Alvarez Roberto Carlo 2409 CUB 3
8 FM Perez Avendano Paul Omar 2264 MEX 2?
9 IM Pazos Gambarrotti Plinio 2298 ECU 2?
10 IM Madrigal Mariano 2167 NCA 1

Standings after 8 rounds – Open Group:

1 IM Obregon Rivero Juan Carlos 2501 CUB 6?
2 IM Gonzalez De La Torre Santiago 2446 ESP 6
3 GM Morovic Fernandez Ivan 2560 CHI 6
4 GM Swinkels Robin 2522 NED 6
5 FM Leyva Rivera Yunier 2408 CUB 6
6 GM Bruzon Batista Lazaro 2707 CUB 5?
7 IM Fernandez Cardoso Alexey 2453 CUB 5?
8 GM Nogueiras Santiago Jesus 2493 CUB 5?
9 FM Oliva Castaneda Kevel 2376 CUB 5?
10 IM Jimenez Fraga Pedro Alejandro 2441 CUB 5?
11 FM Quesada Perez Yasser 2433 CUB 5?
12 FM Fernandez Hernandez Arturo A. 2368 CUB 5?
13 IM Delgado Ramos Hector 2455 CUB 5?
14 GM Martinez Duany Lelys Stanley 2459 CUB 5?
15 GM De La Paz Perdomo Frank 2440 CUB 5?
16 GM Gonzalez Vidal Yuri 2525 CUB 5
17 FM Espinosa Veloz Ermes 2461 CUB 5
18 IM Otero Acosta Diasmany 2471 CUB 5
19 FM Garcia Pantoja Roberto 2425 CUB 5
20 GM Abreu Delgado Aryam 2477 CUB 5
21 IM Cuenca Jimenez Jose Fernando 2483 ESP 5
22 IM Trent Lawrence 2425 ENG 5
23 IM Gongora Reyes Maikel Liber 2428 CUB 5
24 FM Guerra Mojena Leandro 2373 CUB 5
25 IM Alarcon Casellas Rolando 2440 CUB 5
26 FM Larrua Gonzalez Fernando Osca 2295 CUB 5
27 GM Borges Matos Juan 2439 CUB 5
28 FM Soto Hernandez Henry 2383 CUB 5
29 FM Yanes Canizares Alejandro 2280 CUB 5
30 IM Hevia Alejano Carlos Antonio 2515 CUB 4?
31 GM Alvarez Pedraza Aramis 2500 CUB 4?
32 IM Franco Alonso Alejandro 2504 ESP 4?
33 CM Torres Rosas Luis Carlos 2298 MEX 4?
34 WFM Miranda Rodriguez Tania 2131 CUB 4?
35 GM Pozo Vera Sandro 2485 CUB 4?
36 GM Bacallao Alonso Yusnel 2542 CUB 4?
37 IM Martin Del Campo C. Roberto 2400 MEX 4?
38 FM Miranda Mesa Elier 2411 CUB 4?
39 FM Cuellar Diego 2323 PER 4?
40 FM Guerra Tulcan Lenin 2372 ECU 4?
41 FM Hernandez Gonzalez William 2327 CUB 4?
42 GM Kristiansen Jens 2433 DEN 4?
43 IM Ruiz C Joshua D 2357 COL 4?
44 FM Calvo Quinteiro Jose Manuel 2248 CUB 4?
45 FM Rosabal Contreras Yonisbel 2301 CUB 4?
46 IM Aderito Pedro 2333 ANG 4?
47 Fuentes Dominguez Felix 2293 CUB 4?
48 FM Hernandez Marquez Noel 2358 CUB 4?
49 IM Ortega Amarelle Mariano 2446 CUB 4?
50 FM Vega Chirino Lemay 2362 CUB 4?
51 WIM Llaudy Pupo Lisandra 2270 CUB 4?
52 FM Gutierrez Delgado Yusuan A. 2335 CUB 4?
53 GM Almeida Quintana Omar 2483 CUB 4
54 FM Alonso Bouza Julio Javier 2318 CUB 4
55 FM Ruiz Sanchez Orlen 2366 CUB 4
56 FM Girones Barrios Yans Richard 2312 CUB 4
57 Ochoa De La Rosa Manuel Dario 2231 CUB 4
58 IM Leiva Giuseppe 2388 PER 4
59 FM Hernandez Noa Rodney 2310 CUB 4
60 Cruz De La Osa Reyder 2223 CUB 4
61 FM Ordunez Echarte Dennys 2306 CUB 4
62 Marzo Arias Valentin 2227 CUB 4
63 Vitier Vazquez Cristian 2260 CUB 4
64 IM Vilela De Acuna Jose Luis 2326 CUB 4
65 WGM Marrero Lopez Yaniet 2311 CUB 4
66 FM Alvarez Ferreiro Roberto 2400 CUB 4
67 IM Perez Garcia Rodney Oscar 2385 CUB 4
68 WIM Fleites Marti Yuleikys 2171 CUB 3?
69 WFM Romero Echeverria Abigail 2112 ECU 3?
70 WGM Pina Vega Sulennis 2332 CUB 3?
71 FM Diaz Murgada Rider 2349 CUB 3?
72 FM Ragolta Franco Eduardo 2301 CUB 3?
73 FM Aucay Pelaez Mauro 2240 ECU 3?
74 WFM Ginesta Caballero Olga Lucia 2095 CUB 3?
75 Lopez Gari Osvaldo 2291 CUB 3?
76 IM Morales Romero Pedro 2366 CUB 3?
77 FM Rodriguez Garcia Victor 2381 CUB 3?
78 FM Diaz Hernandez Heriberto 2345 CUB 3?
79 FM Salgado Segui Roberto 2226 CUB 3?
80 IM Lebredo Zaragoitia Gerardo 2200 CUB 3?
81 Perera Alfonso Rene Humberto 2301 CUB 3?
82 Fernandez Rivero Karla July 2055 CUB 3?
83 WFM Vargas Gabriela 2056 PAR 3?
84 WFM Castillo Coca Mairebys 2094 CUB 3?
85 IM Estrada Nieto Julian 2284 MEX 3?
86 WIM Franco Valencia Beatriz Irene 2158 COL 3
87 Infante Machin Brian Jose 2177 CUB 3
88 Enrique Hernandez Eddy Ernest 2267 CUB 3
89 FM Olivares Canelles Francisco 2324 CUB 3
90 WFM Abarca Gonzalez Damaris 2026 CHI 3
91 FM Gil Alba Hector Luis 2236 CUB 3
92 FM Diaz Perez Michel Alejandro 2276 CUB 3
93 WIM Hernandez Moya Yuleisy 2227 CUB 3
94 WFM Catala Matienzo Ivette 2111 CUB 3
95 WFM Franco Valencia Angela 2167 COL 3
96 IM Macias Murillo Bryan 2298 ECU 3
97 WIM Rivera Ingris 2165 COL 3
98 IM Gomez Fontal Felix Manuel 2373 CUB 3
99 FM Barros Rivadeneira Cristhian 2222 ECU 3
100 WFM Cardenas Ballester Maydelin 2118 CUB 3
101 WIM Espinosa Garcia Sandra 2089 CUB 3
102 WIM Miranda Llanes Yerisbel 2267 CUB 3
103 FM Figueredo Losada Leonel 2347 CUB 3
104 WIM Campos Vila Milena 2253 CUB 2?
105 WFM Aliaga Fernandez Ingrid Y 2184 PER 2?
106 Gonzalez Mesa Daniel 2275 CUB 2?
107 WFM Gonzalez Ochoa Yoana 2060 CUB 2?
108 IM Gongora Montes Benjamin 2253 MEX 2
109 WFM Romero Nunez Wendy 2107 CUB 2
110 WGM Frometa Castillo Zirka 2121 CUB 2
111 WFM Cueto Rodriguez Janed 2138 CUB 2
112 WIM Fandino Reyes Roquelina 2067 CUB 2
113 WFM Pachon Adriana 2055 COL 1
114 FM Alarcon Tirado Cesar 2224 ECU 0

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Pune Attackers win Maharashtra Chess League 2013

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Pune Attackers with GM M.R.Lalith Babu, GM-elect Akshayraj Kore, WGM Padmini Rout, WGM Swati Ghate, IM Himanshu Sharma and Amardeep Bartakke 2200 and captained by IM D.V.Prasad, won the inaugural edition of the Maharashtra Chess League 2013.

In a well contested Finals, they defeated Jalgaon Battlers 3.5 – 2.5. The crucial wins for Pune came from Padmini and Lalith Babu (against Sameer Kathmale and WGM Meenakshi Subbaraman respectively) while GM Vidit Guajarathi pulled one back for Jalgaon (against IM Himanshu Sharma). Other games (Srinath – Kore, Swathi Ghate – Narayanan and Karavade – Bartakke) ended in draws.

GM M.R.Venkatesh of Ahmednagar Checkers was declared the Best Player (Men) of the tournament, due to his impressive 7/7 score in the tournament, including an impressive 20 move win over GM Sahaj Grover in the play-off for the 3rd place.

Winners Pune Attackers

Winners Pune Attackers

Best Player (Women) award went to Padmini Rout who scored 4.5 / 7 in the event, including the crucial last round win.

Ahmednagar Checkers defeated Nagpur Royals in the play-off to the 3rd place with a thumping 5 – 1 score in the play-off for the Third place to finish 3rd in the final merit list.

Complete results can be found at http://mcl.chess.me

In a glittering final day function, trophies were given away to the winning teams by Sanjeev Batra, Managing Director of Johnson Tiles, the title sponsors, and Aniruddha Deshpande, President of the Organising Committee.

WGM Padmini Rout

WGM Padmini Rout

GM MR Venkatesh

GM MR Venkatesh

Runners Jalgaon Battlers

Runners Jalgaon Battlers

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2013 National Chess Championship of Jamaica

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

The 2013 National Chess Championship of Jamaica is taking place from April 26th until May 12th at the Liguanea Club, in New Kingston.

It is a 9 rounds single round robin with 10 of the strongest player of the country.

Returning for an unprecedented 3-peat and clear favorite is defending champion FCM Damion Davy. The junior analyst, employed to Grace Kennedy, has issued a strong warning to his opponents and said he will be playing ‘exemplary chess” as he plans to write his memoirs shortly.

Standing in his way is longtime friend and fierce rival NM Ras Malaku IT Lorne. The former Wolmerian, decked in traditional Rastafarian colors  has returned from his Sabbatical to impart knowledge to all. His “high” point came in representing Jamaica in the 2002 Olympiad.

Preview taken from the official website.

Damion Davy

Participants:

1 CM Davy Damion 2162
2 CM Porter Russel 2128
3 Lorne Malaku 2091
4 Wilson Brandon 2072
5 Thomas Peter 2052
6 Myers Peter 1995
7 Wisdom Daren 1958
8 Wilkinson Ian 1952
9 Soares Andre 1878
10 Williams Walter 1825

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Ahmedabad gets World Class Chess Club (Photo Gallery)

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Riding on the success of five times World Champion Vishwanathan Anand, the Indian Chess is on all-time high with its players tasting success regularly at the International Chess events.

The popularity for Chess in India showing upward graph and is clearly visible as the game is spreading across this vast country.

In a major boost to the chess in Ahmedabad the capital of Gujarat, All India Chess Federation Secretary Mr. Bharat Singh inaugurated the ‘Tirth Chess Club’, with all modern chess amenities and facilities on 28th April 2013.

Tirth Chess Club

Tirth Chess Club

Tirth Chess Club is located in the heart of Ahmedabad city and situated opposite to World Famous historical place Gandhi Asharam & Dandi Bridge providing professional and advanced coaching to all level of chess players.

Fully air conditioned library and e-learning class rooms are providing the much needed atmosphere for the budding players. The in house chess hall has adequate in house facilities to organize big tournaments.

Mr.Joy Chauhan, Mr.Mukund Bhatt, Mr. Palak Patel & Mr. Hemal Thanki are the founders and core members of this World Class Chess Club.

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Jony Hector is the winner of the Copenhagen Chess Challenge 2013

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Swedish GM Jony Hector grabbed first place at the 9th version of the Copenhagen Chess Challenge, which was organised by one of the largest chess clubs in Denmark, “BMS Skak”. The event was played on 24th-28th April.

Hector finished on 7/9 points. He started the event strongly with four straight victories, and handled his advantage in the second part of the tournament by drawing four games and winning one. His undefeated run was enough for a 2629 rating performance.

Icelandic GM Henrik Danielsen also finished with 7 points but grabbed second place on tiebreaks. Four players finished on 6.5/9, including rating favorite Vladimir Georgiev. However, third place went to Swedish GM Stellan Brynell.

Jonny Hector took 4.000 Danish Kroner for his efforts.

Tournament website

Jonny Hector playing white in his second round game

The playing hall

Final Standings:

1 GM Hector Jonny SWE 2510 7.0
2 GM Danielsen Henrik ISL 2500 7.0
3 GM Brynell Stellan SWE 2478 6.5
4 IM Bekker-Jensen Simon DEN 2412 6.5
5 GM Georgiev Vladimir MKD 2559 6.5
6 IM Haub Thorsten Michael GER 2458 6.5
7 IM Andersen Mads DEN 2484 6.0
8 Bekker-Jensen David DEN 2292 6.0
9 Hagen Anders Gjerdrum NOR 2134 6.0
10 IM Mikkelsen Nikolaj DEN 2417 6.0
11 IM Hagen Andreas Skytte DEN 2400 6.0
12 FM Carstensen Jacob DEN 2401 6.0
13 IM Semcesen Daniel SWE 2464 6.0
14 FM Ochsner Bjorn Moller DEN 2347 6.0
15 FM Arvola Benjamin NOR 2358 6.0
16 Nilsen Joachim Birger NOR 2229 5.5
17 IM Smith Axel SWE 2467 5.5
18 GM Tikkanen Hans SWE 2552 5.5
19 FM Hansen Mads DEN 2301 5.5
20 IM Bejtovic Jasmin BIH 2406 5.5
21 Jacobsen Bo DEN 2310 5.5
22 Lindgren Philip SWE 2260 5.5
23 FM Aabling-Thomsen Jakob DEN 2320 5.5
24 Haubro Martin DEN 2179 5.0
25 Englert Fabian GER 2214 5.0
26 FM Johansson Linus SWE 2348 5.0
27 FM Sylvan Jacob DEN 2341 5.0
28 IM Fries-Nielsen Jens Ove DEN 2373 5.0
29 Villegas Pierre MNC 2281 5.0
30 Tari Aryan NOR 2293 5.0
31 Lokander Martin SWE 2225 5.0
32 FM Lovik Lasse Ostebo NOR 2310 5.0
33 FM Hove Esben Kjems DEN 2233 5.0
34 Gandrud Vegar Koi NOR 2251 5.0
35 Kenneskog Theodor SWE 2234 5.0
36 Rydstrom Tom SWE 2149 4.5
37 FM Matthiesen Martin DEN 2284 4.5
38 GM Westerinen Heikki M.J. FIN 2335 4.5
39 Pedersen Nicolai Kvist Brondt DEN 2169 4.5
40 Percivaldi Martin DEN 2097 4.5
41 Mihajlov Sebastian NOR 2063 4.5
42 Schou-Moldt Thomas DEN 2220 4.5
43 Poulsen Iver DEN 2057 4.5
44 WFM Frisk Ellinor SWE 2194 4.5
45 Skovgaard Ib DEN 2028 4.5
46 Thybo Jesper Sondergaard DEN 2091 4.0
47 Pedersen Sven DEN 2083 4.0
48 Rhee Alexander DEN 2147 4.0
49 Lepot Simon FRA 2075 4.0
Johansen Johnny Holler DEN 2016 4.0
51 Petersen Peter Birk DEN 2167 4.0
Jacobsen Mads-Holger DEN 2050 4.0
53 Brekka Hanus FAI 2092 4.0
Ulrich 1985 Thomas SWE 2005 4.0
55 Vesterli Michael E. DEN 2015 4.0
WFM Frank-Nielsen Marie DEN 1984 4.0
Tandrup Michael DEN 1977 4.0
58 Andersen Troels Baekgaard DEN 1837 4.0
59 Nielsen Thomas DEN 1886 4.0
60 Petrovski Petruli DEN 1858 4.0
61 Slettebo Jan SWE 2054 3.5
62 FM Skousen Nikolai DEN 2192 3.5
63 Andersen Rune Egede DEN 2069 3.5
64 Andersen Kim Nyvang DEN 2003 3.5
65 Olsen Michael R. W. DEN 1977 3.5
66 Martins David Pires Tavares POR 2183 3.5
67 Karlsson Ulf SWE 2004 3.5
68 Undheim Bjarne NOR 1836 3.5
69 Karlsson Robin SWE 1947 3.0
70 Haubro Sigfred DEN 2163 3.0
71 CM Molvig Henrik DEN 2178 3.0
Andreassen Mikkel DEN 1928 3.0
73 Nielsen Brian DEN 2022 3.0
74 Hansen Rasmus Agertoft DEN 1981 2.5
75 FM Andersen Daniel DEN 1935 2.5
76 Orio Lars DEN 1936 2.5
77 Vyvyan Philippe FRA 1709 2.5
78 Henriksen Christian Steen DEN 1814 2.5
79 FM Pedersen Daniel Vesterbaek DEN 2250 2.0
80 Marthedal Anton Mehmet Yildiz DEN 1574 2.0
81 Larsen Hans Haagen DEN 1745 1.5
82 Jensen Jonbert M. S. DEN 1576 1.5
83 Nilsson Patrik 1968 SWE 2086 0.0

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3rd Miedzyzdroje Chess Tournament in Poland

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

The 3rd Miedzyzdroje Chess Tournament is taking place from April 26th to May 5th at the Resort Stilo in Miedzyzdroje, Poland.

The event is divided in two tournaments. The Group A is reserved for players with an Elo rating or a national rating higher than 1800.

It is a 9 round Swiss open with 90 minutes for the whole game and 30 seconds increments from move 1.

The purpose of the tournament is to popularize chess among children, adolescents and adults. Also, to raise the skills of chess, with the opportunity to participate in unpaid training, led by Polish masters.

GM Miroslaw Grabarczyk is the first seed.

Tournament website

Participants:

1 GM Grabarczyk, Miroslaw 2452
2 IM Strzemiecki, Zbigniew 2446
3 k++ Janczarski, Micha? 2346
4 k Ga?a?ewski, Tomasz 2250
5 m Wi?niowska, Klaudia 2184
6 I++ Urba?ski, Grzegorz 2182
7 k Sroka, Janusz 2138
8 k++ Sliwerski, Radoslaw 2123
9 k Jacek, Krystian 2098
10 k Stankiewicz, Pawe? 2074
11 I Koitka, Jakub 2014
12 I+ Foltyn, ?ukasz 1982
13 I Delekta, Filip 1974
14 I+ ?widerski, Rados?aw 1962
15 I+ Kucza, Karol 1920
16 I Grze?k?w, Adrian 1903
17 I+ Janik, Igor 1889
18 I Koszela, Stanis?aw 1864
19 II+ Nun, Grzegorz 1841
20 I ?mieszek, Wojciech 1838
21 I++ Jacek, Roksana 1836
22 II Monczak, Mariusz 1834
23 I Majdziak, Witold 1778
24 II+ Witczak, Jakub 1749
25 II+ Niedba?a, Wojciech 1723
26 II Wo?och, Oskar 1706
27 II+ Czerniawski, Krzysztof 1696
28 II Doma?ski, ?ukasz 1637
29 II Jankowiak, Piotr 1547
30 II Jankowiak, Tomasz 1538
31 II Jakubowski, Wojciech 1533
32 II Pyka, S?awomir 1450
33 II+ Malinowska, Monika 1399
34 II Solarz, Marian 1392
35 II Domusa, Mateusz 1337
36 II Mike, Patryk 1332
37 II Dryja, Szymon 1311
38 II Kaniowska, Anna 1305
39 II Czarniecka, Aleksandra 1239
40 III W?odarski, Kamil 1198
41 II Maciak, Jakub 0
42 II Pisarski, Stanis?aw 0

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