Sunday, July 06, 2014
GM Aleksej Aleksandrov convincing in Ilmar Raud Memorial
The 48th edition of the Ilmar Raud Memorial was held from 30th June to 6th July 2014 at the Viljandi Sports Center in Viljandi, a town in southern Estonia.
The event was played in memorial of Ilmar Raud, member of the Estonian team that scored bronze at the Chess Olympiad in Buenos Aires.
GM Aleksej Aleksandrov from Belarus emerged a clear winner with 7,5/9 points, leaving the nearest contenders a full point behind.
Second place was shared in a five-way tie by Estonian champion for men GM Kaido Kulaots, GM Nikita Maiorov(Belarus), GM Jaan Ehlvest (USA), FM Andrei Shishkov (Estonia) and Estonian champion for women WCM Mai Narvaon 6,5 points each.
The young Mai Narva (only 15-year-old) had an impressive tournament. She finished sixth at performance 2372 Elo FIDE, leaving many titled player behind and added 56 (!) points to her rating.
More information here / Replay the games with analysis
Final standings Top finishers:
1 GM Aleksandrov Aleksej BLR 2554 7,5
2 GM Kulaots Kaido EST 2572 6,5
3 GM Maiorov Nikita BLR 2520 6,5
4 GM Ehlvest Jaan USA 2552 6,5
5 FM Shishkov Andrei EST 2365 6,5
6 WCM Narva Mai EST 2058 6,5
7 FM Meskovs Nikita LAT 2451 6
8 GM Kovalev Vladislav BLR 2554 6
9 GM Volodin Aleksandr EST 2490 6
10 IM Kantans Toms LAT 2467 6