Lithuanian GM Kveinys Aloyzas took first place at the Winterchess Mallorca Masters 2013, while the young players Arribas and Forcen obtained GM norms.

The highest-level tournament of the Winterchess season has finished. Ten masters participated in a Category VIII tournament, with the first seed winning clearly after getting 7 points in an undefeated performance.

He was joined in the podium by Angel Arribas and Daniel Forcen, both with 6.5 points, obtaining this way very important GM norms.

The closing ceremony was attended by the main sponsor Rafael Rosselló, director of the “Hotel Neptuno”, where the tournament took place, and by FIDE organizer Sebastià Nadal.

Official website

Final Standings:

1 GM Kveinys Aloyzas LTU 2528 7.0
2 IM Arribas Lopez Angel ESP 2478 6.5
3 IM Forcen Esteban Daniel ESP 2469 6.5
4 GM Kunin Vitaly GER 2527 5.5
5 IM Glud Jakob Vang DEN 2514 4.5
6 IM Bujisho Benjamin FRA 2372 4.0
7 IM Mikkelsen Nikolaj DEN 2410 3.5
8 GM Plaskett H James ENG 2516 3.5
9 IM Janev Tihomir BUL 2429 2.5
10 IM Rodriguez Lopez Rafael ESP 2229 1.5
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