Saturday, August 1, 2009

2009 FiNet Chess 960 Open Championship

Today the big ORDIX Open starts, but as part of the Mainz Chess Classic the 960 Open also hosted an incredible line-up of players! I'll try and pick out the chess femmes. US GM Gata Kamsky had the tournament in hand - he only needed a draw in the last round in order to win, but he suffered a loss and finished with 9 points. Devastating! Coverage at From Chessdom: The best female player in the FiNet was Kateryna Lahno with 8 points, Irina Gaponenko and Marie Rachel Sebag scored 7,5 points. I just checked the official website, the final standings aren't posted yet, they're only up through Round 10.

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