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Basel Chess Festival 2017

The 2017 edition of Basel Chess Festival took place from 2-8th January at Hotel Landgasthof in Basel, Switzerland.

A total of 107 players took part in the 9-round Swiss event. Grandmasters Eltaj Safarli, Bai Jinshi and Christian Bauer shared the first place with 7/0 points each.

Eltaj Safarli took the winner’s trophy on best tiebreak.

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Eltaj Safarli

Eltaj Safarli

Final standings:

1-3. Safarli Eltaj GM 2686 AZE, Bai Jinshi GM 2560 CHN and Bauer Christian GM 2635 FRA – 7,0
4-8. Svane Rasmus GM GER, Gao Rui GM 2544 CHN, Abasov Nijat GM 2561 AZE, Deepan Chakkravarthy GM 2485 IND and Van Foreest Jorden GM 2612 NED – 6,5
9-15. Donchenko Alexander GM 2559 GER, Schroeder Jan-Chr GM 2550 GER, Karthikeyan P IM 2488 IND, Heimann Andreas GM 2603 GER, Bellahcene Bilel IM 2493 FRA, Mesaros Florian FM 2372 AUT and Pratyusha Bodda WIM 2247 IND – 6,0

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