Grzegorz Gajewski wins Cappelle La Grande 2011
Alexander Ipatov with medal and GM norm

Grzegorz Gajewski won the 2011 edition of Cappelle La Grande. The young Polish GM scored a final round victory, to claim the win in a field of 100 titled player, 57 of which over 2500 ELO, and 12 over 2600 ELO.

Second to forth place were shared by GM Evgeny Sharapov, IM Alexander Ipatov, and GM Yuri Vovk. A group of 26 players finished half a point behind them, with GM Alojzije Jankovic deserving the 5th position after strong performance and good tiebreak.

IM Alexander Ipatov scored his second GM norm, after defeating GM Zhigalko, GM Cornette, and drawing with GM Sasikiran and GM Jankovic. He also was the first player U18, confirming his status of the strongest junior in Spain.

The top three players performed over 2700 ELO. The winner Gajewski with 2724, the GM norm winner Ipatov with 2722, and the second Sharapov with 2700.

Scroll down for full standings and photos by Philippe Dornbusch and the official website.

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