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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Rapport and Chandra share first in Paracin Open


World N2 Junior and European Rapid Champion GM Richard Rapport and American hope IM Akshat Chandra shared the first place in Paracin Open A with 7,5/9 points each.

Rapport took the winner’s trophy on better tie-break, while Chandra earned 22 elo points.

The 7th International Chess Festival “Sport Summer 2014″ took place on 4-11th July in Paraćin, Serbia. Open A, for players rated above 2100, was regarded as International Championship of Central Serbia. Open B was reserved for U2100 players.



Richard Rapport

Unlike the usual scenario of signing many quick draws in the last round, the players in Paracin fought until the very end. Round 9 top results:
GM Rapport Richard HUN 2701 – GM Blagojevic Dragisa MNE 2505 1 – 0
IM Chandra Akshat USA 2442 – GM Abramovic Bosko SRB 2443 1 – 0
GM Drenchev Petar BUL 2511 – GM Atalik Suat TUR 2550 1 – 0
GM Markus Robert SRB 2607 – IM Nestorovic Dejan SRB 2408 1 – 0
GM Damljanovic Branko SRB 2562 – Zajic Milan SRB 2415 0 – 1
IM Nestorovic Nikola SRB 2439 – GM Kosic Dragan MNE 2493 ½ – ½
Vucinic Gojko SRB 2313 – IM Vojinovic Goran SRB 2460 0 – 1
IM Tomic Bosko BIH 2450 – GM Pikula Dejan SRB 2491 1 – 0

GM Petar Drenchev emerged clear third with 7 points. U14 World Vice-Champion Milan Zajic (Serbia), Liou Yian (USA) and Guliskhan Nakhbayeva (Kazakhstan) scored IM norms, while Irina Drogovoz (Russia) fulfilled WIM norm.

Full standings for both sections below. Replay games with analysis here.

Photo and video by Nebojsa Radosavljevic. Tournament website here.

Open A final standings (top seeds):

1. GM Rapport Richard HUN 2701 – 7.5
2. IM Chandra Akshat USA 2442 – 7.5
3. GM Drenchev Petar BUL 2511 – 7
4. GM Markus Robert SRB 2607 – 6.5
5. IM Tomic Bosko BIH 2450 – 6.5
6. IM Vojinovic Goran SRB 2460 – 6.5
7. Zajic Milan SRB 2415 – 6.5
8. GM Abramovic Bosko SRB 2443 – 6
9. GM Blagojevic Dragisa MNE 2505 – 6
10. IM Nestorovic Nikola SRB 2439 – 6
11. IM Obodchuk Andrei RUS 2374 – 6
12. GM Kosic Dragan MNE 2493 – 6
13. IM Miedema David NED 2362 – 6
14. IM Masic Predrag SRB 2356 – 6
15. GM Atalik Suat TUR 2550 – 5.5
16. GM Damljanovic Branko SRB 2562 – 5.5
17. IM Nestorovic Dejan SRB 2408 – 5.5
18. FM Liou Yian USA 2387 – 5.5
19. IM Egorov Evgeny KAZ 2358 – 5.5
20. Radovanovic Nikola SRB 2303 – 5.5
21. WIM Rakic Marija SRB 2306 – 5.5
22. Vucinic Gojko SRB 2313 – 5.5
23. IM Doric Nenad CRO 2316 – 5.5
24. IM Ardeleanu Alin ROU 2338 – 5.5
25. GM Savic Miodrag R SRB 2522 – 5

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very good.

Anonymous said...

Bravo Drenchev!