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IM André Diamant is the new Brasilian chess champion

18 years old topped several strong Grandmasters

The young IM André Diamant is the new Brasilian chess champion. He played a brilliant tournament, grabbed 8 out of 11 possible points and finished half a point ahead of GMs Giovanni Vescovi and Alexandr Fier.

The Championship ended this Tuesday in the city of Porto Alegre and Diamant also earned his second GM norm. He is 18 years old and started the tourney with a 2412 rating. In the last round he drew the 2007 champion GM Vescovi to finish alone on the top.

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IM André Diamant

Round 11 on 2008/12/16 at 10:00

GM Alexandr Fier 2581 – FM Carlos Alberto Barreto Filho 2300 1-0

IM Andre Diamant 2412 – GM Giovanni Vescovi 2635 draw

GM Darcy Lima 2488 – GM Gilberto Milos 2593 0-1

IM Krikor Sevag Mekhitarian 2511 – GM Rafael Leitao 2590 draw

IM Diego Rafael Di Berardino 2503 – IM Jorge Bittencourt 2455 1-0

Allan Gattas 2223 – Silvio Eduardo Oliveira 2345 0-1

Final standings:

1. IM André Diamant – 8.0

2-3. GM Alexandr Fier and GM Giovanni Vescovi – 7.5

4. GM Rafael Leitão – 7.0

5-6. GM Darcy Lima and GM Gilberto Milos – 6.5

7. IM Krikor Sevag Mekhitarian – 5.5

8. IM Jorge Bittencourt – 5.0

9. Silvio Eduardo Oliveira – 4.5

10. IM Diego Rafael Di Berardino – 4.0

11-12. Allan Gattas and FM Alberto Carlos Barreto Filho – 2.0

Luiz Franz

Luiz Franz, Chessdom reporter from Brasil


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