Sergei Tiviakov claims Panama Open
The National Chess Federation Panama organized the 1st Panama Chess Open from 3rd to 7th November at the Salon Portobello, Centro de Convenciones Atlapa in Panama City.
This event fills a gap in international tournaments in the Republic of Panama since the decade of 70′s, and the hosts are determined to establish it as a fixed annual tournament.
132 participants from 13 countries competed in the 9-round Swiss Open. 16 Grandmasters and 22 International Masters attended the event.
Former European champion Sergei Tiviakov defeats GM Alejandro Ramirez in the final round and takes a clear first place with 7.5 points. Tiviakov takes 2000 USD home.