Full standings: http://chess-results.com/tnr127751.aspx

The 4th International Chess Festival Riga Technical University Open was held on 15-24th August 2014 in the Latvian capital Riga.

The event was a 9-round Swiss Open with a guaranteed first prize in the amount of 3.000 €. 212 players from 36 different countries took part in the tournament, including 35 GMs, 34 IMs, 3 WGMs and 4 WIMs.

The Armenian GM Hrant Melkumyan and the young Hungarian prodigy GM Richard Rapport shared first place on 7,5 points.

You can see the extravagant 1.e3 opening in the encounter between them from the seventh roundhere!

Six players tied for the third place on 7 points each: GM Eduardo Iturrizaga Bonelli (Venezuela), GM Daniel Naroditsky (USA), GM Boris Savchenko (Russia), GM Tamas Banusz (Hungary) and GM Daniel Fridman (Germany). However, Iturrizaga took the bronze on superior tie-break score.

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