Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Mekhitarian is Brazilian Champion 2012

The Brazilian Chess Championship from 2012 was delayed due to administrative reasons, so it took place between February 25th and March 6th 2013 at Cidade de Montenegro. The tournament was organized by the “Federação Gaúcha de Xadrez – FGX”.

GM Krikor Sevag Mekhitarian arrived as the rating favorite and confirmed his status with a sole first place in the Championship. Mekhitarian obtained 8.5/11 points. He won seven straight games after surprisingly losing his second round encounter against IM Santiago Yago de Moura.

Both IM Evandro Barbosa and Mateus Mendonca got 8/11, however, Barbosa took the second place thanks to a better score in the tie-breaks.

The tournament did not count with the presence of the four favorite qualified players: GM Rafael LeitaoGM Alexandr FierGM Henrique Mecking and GM Felipe El Debs.

Final Standings:

1GMMekhitarian Krikor SevagBRA25468.5
2IMBarbosa Evandro AmorimBRA24228.0
Mendonca Mateus NakajoBRA22558.0
4IMSantiago Yago De MouraBRA24057.5
5IMMolina Roberto Junio BritoBRA24147.0
6CMCarneiro Vitor Roberto CastroBRA20896.0
7FMMacedo Maximo IackBRA24085.0
8FMBrito LuismarBRA22924.0
Souza Neves Andrey M.BRA21593.5
Menna Barreto Felipe KubiakiBRA22853.5
Gotz Klaus Seiji FuruchoBRA20813.0
12FMOlivencia FlavioBRA22112.0

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Where are all the top players?