The 28th Open International d’Échecs took place on 26-30th December in Genève, Switzerland. The tournament was divided in two groups, Open A for players rated above 1700 and Open B for U1800 players.
The playing format was 7-round Swiss. 16,000 CHF were given in prizes.
The Open A had 54 participants. Five Grandmasters shared the first place with 5.5 points each. GM Mihai Suba was the top placed senior, while Nikita Petrov was the best junior.
6. IM Gerber Richard 2400 SUI – 5.0
7-15. GM Cherniaev Alexander 2469 RUS, GM Sokolov Andrei 2571 FRA, GM Suba Mihai 2458 ROU, FM Colmenares Aurelio 2269 SUI, IM Sedina Elena F 2343 ITA, WIM Bjerke Silje F 2219 NOR, Petrov Nikita 2166 RUS, Gurtner Daniel 2148 SUI and Steenhuis Jan 2139 SUI – 4½ etc
Photos by Gilles Miralles. More information on the official website.