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GM Grzegorz Gajewski Wins Zagreb Open

11th to 18th April, 2011, in Zagreb, Croatia

International Chess Championship Zagreb Open 2011 was held from 11th to 18th April in Zagreb, Croatia. The organizer was Zagreb Chess Federation and the tournament was split in two events, Grandmaster Group for players rated above 2300 and Master Group for players rated under 2300.

Poland’s Grandmaster Grzegorz Gajewski continued the string of excellent results and convincingly won the main event with 7.0 points from nine rounds, leaving the nearest opposition full point behind. Gajewski recently won the massive Cappelle La Grande Open 2011.

Local junior IM Saša Martinović was the only to defeat the winner and in the course of the tournament he also earned a Grandmaster norm.

Grzegorz Gajewski

Grzegorz Gajewski (photo by Tomasz Tokarski)

Master Group saw a huge turnout with 159 players competing. Srdjan Basaric, Boris Dugandzic (both Croatia) and Borislav Ivanov (Bulgaria) shared the first place with 7.5 points each. Basaric was declared winner on superior tiebreak score. Juniors Bozidar Ivanovic and Toni Petrusic are sharing 4th, only half a point behind the victors.

The prize fund in the main event was approximately 7200 EUR, with 2000 EUR reserved for the winner, and the prizes in the Master Group amounted to 2400 EUR.

Grandmaster Group final standings:

1. GM Gajewski Grzegorz POL 2567 – 7

2. GM Greenfeld Alon ISR 2571 – 6

3. GM Gleizerov Evgeny RUS 2579 – 6

4. GM Banusz Tamas HUN 2563 – 6

5. GM Stević Hrvoje CRO 2611 – 6

6. GM Zelčić Robert CRO 2550 – 6

7. GM Janković Alojzije CRO 2563 – 6

8. IM Martinović Saša CRO 2504 – 5.5

9. GM Kožul Zdenko CRO 2568 – 5.5

10. GM Papp Gabor HUN 2539 – 5.5

11. GM Bosiočić Marin CRO 2561 – 5.5

12. GM Petkov Vladimir BUL 2493 – 5.5

13. GM Postny Evgeny ISR 2585 – 5.5

14. GM Brkić Ante CRO 2592 – 5.5

15. GM Petrov Marijan BUL 2534 – 5

16. GM Ulibin Mikhail RUS 2521 – 5

17. GM Palac Mladen CRO 2586 – 5

18. GM Burmakin Vladimir RUS 2594 – 5

19. IM Kovačević Blažimir CRO 2466 – 5

20. IM Smith Bryan G USA 2466 – 4.5

21. GM Jovanić Ognjen CRO 2480 – 4.5

22. IM Zelić Zdravko CRO 2391 – 4.5

23. GM Šarić Ante CRO 2491 – 4.5

24. IM Bukal Vladimir Jr. CRO 2402 – 4.5

25. IM Žufić Miroslav CRO 2395 – 4.5

26. IM Armanda Ivica CRO 2389 – 4.5

27. IM Brumen Dinko CRO 2351 – 4.5

28. GM Dražić Siniša SRB 2467 – 4

29. GM Ferčec Nenad CRO 2452 – 4

30. IM Pacher Milan SVK 2415 – 4

31. IM Dorić Darko CRO 2464 – 4

32. NM Iveković Zvonimir CRO 2308 – 4

33. IM Lončar Robert CRO 2394 – 4

34. FM Dutina Dario CRO 2282 – 4

35. IM Rogulj Branko CRO 2391 – 4

36. WFM Efroimski Marsel ISR 2222 – 4

37. GM Jovanović Zoran CRO 2544 – 3.5

38. IM Šale Srđan CRO 2380 – 3.5

39. IM Mrđa Milan CRO 2404 – 3.5

40. IM Jušić Zdenko CRO 2373 – 3

41. IM Banas Jan SVK 2306 – 3

42. WIM Frančišković Borka CRO 2302 – 3

43. FM Zelić Mladen CRO 2274 – 3

44. IM Kantorik Marian SVK 2320 – 2.5

45. FM Krištović Marijan CRO 2320 – 1.5

46. IM Bogut Željko BIH 2440 – 1

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