Sunday, July 24, 2011

2011 Biel Chess Festival

GM Alexandra Kosteniuk took the third place prize in the Swiss Rapid Chess Tournament!  Congratulations to Alexandra!

Final Standings (Combined) Swiss/Rapid Chess Tournament (140 players)

Rank Name Title ELO W D L Points Buchh
1. Bogner,Sebastian GM 2528 GER 6 3 0 7.5 46.5
2. Cheparinov,Ivan GM 2669 BUL 7 1 1 7.5 46.0
3. Rodhstein,Maxim GM 2637 ISR 7 1 1 7.5 44.0
4. Stevic,Hrvoje GM 2619 CRO 6 2 1 7.0 50.0
5. Grachev,Boris GM 2680 RUS 5 4 0 7.0 49.0
6. Baklan,Volodymyr GM 2620 UKR 6 2 1 7.0 48.5
7. Edouard,Romain GM 2587 FRA 5 3 1 6.5 51.0
8. Nyzhnyk,Illya GM 2589 UKR 6 1 2 6.5 50.0
9. Maze,Sebastien GM 2578 FRA 5 3 1 6.5 48.0
10. Vuilleumier,Alexa IM 2374 SUI 5 3 1 6.5 47.5
11. Kovchan,Alexander GM 2554 UKR 6 1 2 6.5 47.0
12. Megaranto,Susanto GM 2544 INA 6 1 2 6.5 46.0
13. Al-Sayed,Mohamed GM 2498 QAT 5 3 1 6.5 45.5
14. Tseitlin,Mark GM 2407 ISR 6 1 2 6.5 44.0
15. Milov,Vadim GM 2651 SUI 6 1 2 6.5 41.0
16. Zanan,Evgeny FM 2301 RUS 6 1 2 6.5 41.0
17. Gharamian,Tigran GM 2670 FRA 5 2 2 6.0 48.5
17. Novita,Anjas FM 2314 INA 5 2 2 6.0 48.5
19. Bauer,Christian GM 2637 FRA 6 0 3 6.0 45.5
20. Delorme,Axel IM 2448 FRA 6 0 3 6.0 45.0
21. Gutman,Lev GM 2451 GER 6 0 3 6.0 44.5
22. Wirig,Anthony IM 2510 FRA 5 2 2 6.0 43.0
23. Barus,Cerdas GM 2420 INA 6 0 3 6.0 42.5
24.Kosteniuk,AlexandGM2497RUS6036.041.5
25. Khmelniker,Ilya GM 2510 ISR 5 2 2 6.0 40.5
26. Sihite,Chelsie Mo WFM 2071 INA 6 0 3 6.0 36.5
27. Karrer,Damian 2213 SUI 6 0 3 6.0 33.5

The Biel International Chess Festival is being held July 16 - 29, 2011 and consists of a number of events, including an exclusive Invitational, a Masters Tournament, a large Open, Rapid, Blitz, 960 Chess, etc.  GM Kosteniuk will also be competing in the Blitz Tournament, which is being held today.

3 comments:

Macauley said...
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Macauley said...

Jan, Hi from Biel! Needless to say "took third place" unqualified is rather misleading. Kosteniuk took 3rd AMONG SWISS RESIDENTS -- and she was the 3rd highest rated, so it's not exactly headline-worthy -- but 24th place in the tournament.

Also, while Kosteniuk may have considered playing in the blitz tournament, in fact she did not play.

Notable, however, was the performance of WGM Irine Sukandar from Indonesia, who, while rated only 2366, finished tied for 8th-16th ahead of numerous GMs. I can send you a photo if you like.

Jan said...

Hi Macauley, I hope you are having a great time in Biel! I guess I wasn't clear in my posting about GM Kosteniuk's taking 3rd place in the Rapid as a "Swiss" player but finished 24th overall - thanks for clarifying for our readers.

I will be reviewing results tonight from the various events and looking for the chess femmes. Sukandar has a lot of talent and has had a lot of good results for Indonesia. I hope she can get financial backing to be able to get top-notch training/coaching.

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