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News ‘August, 2010’

Viktor Laznicka Dominating at György Marx Memorial

Viktor Laznicka Dominating at György Marx Memorial

Czech Grandmaster Viktor Laznicka maintained the top position that he held after the first half of the tournament, and even increased the distance to win the tournament with convincing 8.0 points from ten games, two and a half points ahead of the rest of the field.

14th Hogeschool Zeeland Chess Tournament

14th Hogeschool Zeeland Chess Tournament

Sasikiran and IM Thomas Henrichs won the tournament by collecting 7.5 points each, after Henrichs stunned the earlier co-leader L’ami with black pieces in the last round. IM Ilja Zaragatski held Sasikiran to a draw on the top table and secured a Grandmaster norm.

Abu Dhabi Chess Festival 2010

Abu Dhabi Chess Festival 2010

The Festival consists of four separate tournaments, all played over nine rounds according to Swiss system: Master Tournament for players with rating higher than 2200 , Open Tournament for players rated under 2200 , Ladies Tournament Open for women chess players and Junior Tournament Open for players under 14 years.

Pavel Eljanov Winner of the Politiken Cup 2010

Pavel Eljanov Winner of the Politiken Cup 2010

One of the world’s top rated players, Pavel Eljanov from Ukraine (2755), clinched a victory against the second-seeded GM Surya Shekhar Ganguly (IND 2655) in the last round of the Politiken Cup 2010 and won the tournament by collecting 8.5 points from ten games.

Chess Classic Mainz – Grenke Open

Chess Classic Mainz – Grenke Open

This year, the symbolic “700″ barrier was cracked: despite the fantastic summer weather, 701 chess players came to Mainz to play the GRENKE OPEN. We counted no less than 165 players with an international title in this strong field.

Kavala Open 2010

Kavala Open 2010

GM Alexander Graf was the only to score a victory on the top boards, having outplayed GM Robert Hess, and joined the group on the shared third place. There we also find IM Elina Danielian, who won the top woman prize. Top junior was another Armenian, Vahe Baghdasaryan, who defeated four Grandmasters, performed at 2618 elo and earned a GM norm! He also added 63 rating points to immediately claim FM title.

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