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GM Alexander Fier takes the sole lead at Open Sants

GM Fier is one of the fastest progressing and most active Latin America players

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GM Alexander Fier is having a notable tournament at Open Internacional de Sants. After 5 rounds he is head of the table, with full score 5,0/5. He defeated several titled players in the first rounds, while in the 4th he swiftly crushed the opposition of the big Spanish hope IM David Larino Nieto.

GM Fier is sole leader followed by a large pack of players with 4,5/5. Scroll down for full standings, more information and video from Open Internacional de Sants is available here.

More about GM Alexandr Fier

Alexandr Hilário Takeda Sakai dos Santos Fier is a Brasilian chess player born 11th of March 1988 in Joinville, Brasil. He is vice-world champion under-10, tetra-Pan-American champion in various age groups, eight-Brazilian champion (including absolute champion), and U20 South American champion. He achieved the amazing rating performance of 3120 ELO during the 1er Torneio Aberto de Xadrez Parque Aguas Claras, winning with a perfect score 9,0/9.

GM Alexandr Fier’s rating is 2605, making him the third strongest Brasilian chess player. He is expected to gain over 40 points for the September FIDE rating list, joining the world’s top 100 players.

GM Fier will participate in the World Chess Cup in Khanty Mansiysk, after qualifying through the Zonal chess championship. Before that he will participate in a friendly match against GM Mecking, that will take place 23-27 September in Brasil.

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The medalists at the U20 championship: GM Alexander Fier, IM André Diamant, Carla Heredia, Paulina Orejuela, WFM Gabriela Vargas and FM Bryan Macías

Open Sants standings

1 GM Fier Alexandr BRA 2604 pts. 5

2 GM Ikonnikov Vyacheslav RUS 2556 pts. 4.5

3 IM Ipatov Alexander ESP 2454 pts. 4.5

4 GM Grigoriants Sergey RUS 2564 pts. 4.5

5 GM Cuartas Jaime Alexander COL 2521 pts. 4.5

6 GM Gonzalez Garcia Jose MEX 2509 pts. 4.5

7 GM Almeida Quintana Omar CUB 2524 pts. 4.5

8 IM Bergez Luc FRA 2371 pts. 4.5

9 IM Caspi Israel ISR 2417 pts. 4.5

10 IM Cruz Cristhian PER 2525 pts. 4.5

11 FM Martinez Duany Lelys Stanley CUB 2507 pts. 4.5

12 IM Fargere Francois FRA 2480 pts. 4.5

13 FM Douriet Duany Alexis CUB 2306 pts. 4

14 IM Larino Nieto David ESP 2455 pts. 4

15 GM Kunin Vitaly GER 2532 pts. 4

16 IM Alsina Leal Daniel ESP 2529 pts. 4

17 GM Krasenkow Michal POL 2631 pts. 4

IM Reinaldo Castineira Roi ESP 2503 pts. 4

19 FM Cruz Filemon PER 2415 pts. 4

20 FM Mestre Bellido Hector ESP 2292 pts. 4

21 IM Grafl Florian GER 2426 pts. 4

22 IM Matnadze Ana GEO 2413 pts. 4

23 FM Picard Romain FRA 2401 pts. 4

24 FM Strunski Andreas GER 2413 pts. 4

25 FM Larduet Despaigne Carlos CUB 2339 pts. 4

FM Lorenzo De La Riva Lazaro ESP 2331 pts. 4

27 GM Karlsson Lars SWE 2468 pts. 4

28 IM Alonso Rosell Alvar ESP 2461 pts. 4

29 FM Perez Mitjans Orelvis CUB 2404 pts. 4

30 GM Pogorelov Ruslan UKR 2441 pts. 4

31 FM Bacallao Alonso Yusnel CUB 2467 pts. 4

32 IM Vila Gazquez Xavier ESP 2457 pts. 4

33 cm Sabria Batlle Pol ESP 2221 pts. 4

34 GM Solodovnichenko Yuri UKR 2596 pts. 3.5

35 Cruz Jonathan PER 2292 pts. 3.5

36 Castellano Egea Einar ESP 2150 pts. 3.5

37 Lillo Ferrer Jose Maria M ESP 2171 pts. 3.5

38 IM Pitl Gregory GER 2405 pts. 3.5

39 FM Vitoux Colomban FRA 2423 pts. 3.5

40 Tallo Dominguez Imar ESP 2124 pts. 3.5

41 FM Cuadras Avellana Jorge ESP 2331 pts. 3.5

42 IM Munoz Pantoja Miguel PER 2427 pts. 3.5

43 IM Milov Leonid GER 2562 pts. 3.5

44 GM Narciso Dublan Marc ESP 2553 pts. 3.5

IM Giffard Nicolas FRA 2357 pts. 3.5

46 IM Gullaksen Eirik NOR 2396 pts. 3.5

47 Tchetchelnitski Boris GER 2185 pts. 3.5

48 IM Lanzani Mario ITA 2361 pts. 3.5

49 Shen Siyuan CHN 2321 pts. 3.5

50 cm Randazzo Adrian ITA 2240 pts. 3.5

51 FM Arias Boo Guillermo ESP 2323 pts. 3.5

52 WGM Guramishvili Sopiko GEO 2339 pts. 3.5

53 FM White Michael J R ENG 2259 pts. 3.5

54 FM Gachet Sebastien FRA 2330 pts. 3.5

55 Scharrer Patrick ITA 2280 pts. 3.5

56 IM Mihailovs Jurijs LAT 2408 pts. 3.5

57 Obon Temprano Sergi ESP 2229 pts. 3.5

58 FM Van Eijk Sander NED 2338 pts. 3.5

FM Sowray Peter J ENG 2335 pts. 3.5

60 FM Lorscheid Gerhard GER 2345 pts. 3.5

61 FM Kubecka David CZE 2304 pts. 3.5

62 GM Lemos Damian ARG 2547 pts. 3.5

63 FM Sanchez Jimenez Juan Carlos ESP 2274 pts. 3.5

64 Garcia Blanco Omar ESP 2237 pts. 3.5

65 cm Sanchez Lopez Juan Manuel ESP 2173 pts. 3

66 IM Fernandez Aguado Enrique ESP 2340 pts. 3

67 Alonso Castillo Sergio ESP 2092 pts. 3

68 FM Ferretti Folco ITA 2313 pts. 3

69 Shao Shuai CHN 2 pts. 3

70 Morcillo Ferran Jordi ESP 2110 pts. 3

71 FM Neimer Vitaly ISR 2350 pts. 3

72 Subirats Ruiz Sergi ESP 2105 pts. 3

73 Morais Carreras Javier ESP 2026 pts. 3

74 Alcaide Luque Aitor ESP 2119 pts. 3

75 IM Peek Marcel NED 2348 pts. 3

76 WIM Robles Garcia Claudia ESP 2242 pts. 3

77 cm Chalmeta Ugas Ramon ESP 2222 pts. 3

78 cm Moreno Martin Daniel ESP 2231 pts. 3

79 cm Capellades Subirana Marc ESP 2210 pts. 3

80 FM Ryan Joseph IRL 2292 pts. 3

81 FM Sbarra Marco ITA 2219 pts. 3

82 Banos Oscar ARG 2253 pts. 3

83 IM Huerga Leache Mikel ESP 2456 pts. 3

84 cm Exposito Amaro Josue ESP 2231 pts. 3

85 Alvarado Carlos PER 2175 pts. 3

86 Mazet Julien FRA 2240 pts. 3

87 Garcia Molina Francisco Miguel ESP 2164 pts. 3

88 IM Lauber Arnd GER 2517 pts. 3

89 Parals Marce Luis ESP 2062 pts. 3

90 Meseguer Pallares Roque ESP 2061 pts. 3

91 cm Barbero Senidic Alejandro ESP 2210 pts. 3

92 WGM Sharevich Anna BLR 2316 pts. 3

93 Brethes Francois FRA 2255 pts. 3

94 CM Colls Gelaberto Emili ESP 2215 pts. 3

95 Zak Uri ISR 2243 pts. 3

96 CM Di Fonzo Valerio ITA 2212 pts. 3

97 cm Castells Briones Miquel ESP 2100 pts. 3

Total: 250 players

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