The 38th Zurich Christmas Open was held on 26-30th December, 2014, at the Crowne Plaza Z?rich in Zurich, Switzerland.

The Master Tournament was a 7-round of Swiss event, open to all players rated above 2000.

German Olympic leader GM Arkadij Naiditsch (2731) emerged a clear winner with 6.5/7 points and took the first prize in the amount of CHF 3.000.

Naiditsch drew only against GM Christian Bauer and defeated all the other rivals, including his last-round opponent, Bulgarian champion GM Kiril Georgiev.

GM Laszlo Gonda finished on second place with 6/7, leaving the nearest followers half a point behind.

IM Ringdal Torbj?rn Hansen, GM Georg Meier and GM Richard Rapport tied for the third with 5.5 points each, but Hansen prevailed on a superior tie-break score and took the bronze.

You can see the full standings and replay the games below.

Official website/ Games with analysis

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