Saturday, August 24, 2013

Papin convincing in New Caledonia International Chess Open

The New Caledonia International Chess Open took place on 19-24th August, 2013, at the Le Meridien Nouméa on New Caledonia.

The event was organized by the Nouméa Chess Club and the Casino of Nouméa and incorporated the New Caledonia Championship.

40 players competed in the 9-round Swiss tournament which is valid for the Oceania Grand Prix.

Russian Grandmaster Vasily Papin is the convincing winner after concluding the race with 8,0/9 points. French Grandmaster Sebastien Maze is second with 7,0 points.

Final standings:

1. GM Vasily Papin RUS 2545 – 8,0
2. GM Sebastien Maze FRA 2547 – 7,0
3-4. FM Luis Sanchez Botella ESP 2243 and Mickael Pouchon FRA 1940 – 6,5
5-9. Sylvain Giraud FRA 2046, FM Robert Smith NZL 2243, FM David Guadalpi FRA 2326, Rene Petre FRA 1933 and Michel Veu FRA 1864 – 6,0 etc

Full standings provided by Gary Bekker

Photo gallery

The total prize fund was 12 000 AUD.
General: 1200 1000 800 700 600 500 500 500
Caledonia Championship: 600 500 400 300 200 200 200 200
Best Women: 500
Best Women Caledonian: 300
5 Categories: 300 200
Junior: 300

The next New Caledonia International Chess Open will take place in August 2015.

New Caledonia is a special collectivity of France located in the southwest Pacific Ocean and one of the world’s largest nickel producers.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great tournament.