Five-way tie in Geneve International Open

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.

Final standings:

1-5. GM Campora Daniel H 2493 ARG, GM Guliyev Namig 2549 AZE, GM Khenkin Igor 2630 GER, GM Ivanisevic Ivan 2636 SRB and GM Fier Alexandr 2573 BRA – 5½

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.

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