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Cuca International Tournament 2012

The Angolan Chess Federation hosted the Cuca International Tournament 2012 from 18th to 26th April at the country’s capital Luanda. There were three separate events – Open, Women Open and Blitz.

The Open tournament had 30 participants competing over nine rounds of Swiss system. Top seed GM Viktor Bologan from Moldova won seven games and conceded only two draws to take a clear first place with 8.0 points. GM Sergei Tiviakov is half a point behind. Full standings bellow.

The Women Open with 17 players was also held over nine rounds of Swiss system. WIM Catarina Leite from Portugal and WGM Alina L’ami from Romania shared the first place with 8.5 points each, leaving the nearest follower two points behind.

The Blitz tournament was held on 25th April with 30 participants. Seven rounds were played. GM Ahmed Adly from Egypt convincingly won with 6.5 points, full point ahead of GM Alexandr Fier.

Viktor Bologan

Viktor Bologan

Tournament director was Dr. Jose Junqueira (ANG) and Chief Arbiter was Carlos Oliveira Dias from Portugal.

Luanda, formerly named São Paulo da Assunção de Loanda, is the capital and largest city of Angola. Located on Angola’s coast with the Atlantic Ocean, Luanda is both Angola’s chief seaport and its administrative center. It has a population of over 5 million.

Final standings (Open):

1 GM Bologan Viktor MDA 2687 – 8
2 GM Tiviakov Sergey NED 2673 – 7.5
3 GM L’ami Erwin NED 2611 – 6.5
4 GM Adly Ahmed EGY 2596 – 6
5 GM Dlugy Maxim USA 2518 – 5.5
6 GM Kasparov Sergey BLR 2503 – 5.5
7 GM Abergel Thal FRA 2474 – 5
8 FM Domingos Catarino ANG 2261 – 5
9 FM Chemeris Roman UKR 2350 – 5
10 GM Fier Alexandr BRA 2599 – 5
11 IM Aderito Pedro ANG 2320 – 5
12 GM Fernandes Antonio POR 2400 – 5
13 Alberto Manuel ANG 2143 – 4.5
14 Simoes Joao ANG 2272 – 4
15 Chumfwa Stanley ZAM 2358 – 4
16 FM Jere Daniel ZAM 2389 – 4
17 FM Domingos Ediberto ANG 2197 – 4
18 IM Sousa Armindo ANG 2200 – 4
19 Cambando Jose ANG 2026 – 4
20 Dias Vanderson ANG 1942 – 4
21 Tavares Eliseu Domingos Manuel ANG 2062 – 4
22 Pascoal Eduardo ANG 2224 – 4
23 Oliveira Luciano ANG 2211 – 4
24 IM Agnelo Amorin ANG 2216 – 4
25 Fernandes Carlos A ANG 2114 – 4
26 Camilo Edilson Antonio ANG 1735 – 3.5
27 Agostinho Tito Andre Quiela ANG 2234 – 3.5
28 IM Soares Erikson Roberto Maurici ANG 2168 – 3
29 CM Solomon Deon RSA 2217 – 2.5
30 Farmoroso Silvio ANG 0 – 0

Final standings (Women):

1 WIM Leite Catarina POR 2165 – 8.5
2 WGM L’ami Alina ROU 2372 – 8.5
3 WIM Solomons Anzel RSA 1920 – 6.5
4 WIM Mudongo Boikhutso BOT 1838 – 5.5
5 WFM Lopang Thsepiso BOT 1837 – 5
6 WFM Tlale Tshepang RSA 1784 – 5
7 WCM Tembo Epah ZAM 1909 – 4.5
8 Rosalino Sonia ANG 0 – 4.5
9 Mwango Lorita ZAM 1834 – 4.5
10 Sussu Margarida ANG 0 – 4
11 Saina Yvonne ZAM 0 – 4
12 Rocha Valquiria ANG 1780 – 4
13 Reis Fatima ANG 1807 – 3.5
14 Irineia Gabriel ANG 1454 – 3
15 Oliveira Engracia ANG 1748 – 1
16 Vilhete Vania Fausto Da T. MOZ 1799 – 0
17 Gomes Edna ANG 0 – 0

Final standings (Blitz):

1 GM Adly Ahmed EGY 2596 – 6.5
2 GM Fier Alexandr BRA 2599 – 5.5
3 FM Jere Daniel ZAM 2389 – 5
4 GM Abergel Thal FRA 2474 – 5
5 Fernandes Carlos A ANG 2114 – 5
6 GM Dlugy Maxim USA 2518 – 5
7 GM Fernandes Antonio POR 2400 – 5
8 Julio Joao ANG 0 – 5
9 GM Kasparov Sergey BLR 2503 – 4.5
10 Soares Erikson Roberto Maurici ANG 2168 – 4.5
11 Chumfwa Stanley ZAM 2358 – 4
12 WIM Leite Catarina POR 2165 – 4
13 WGM L’ami Alina ROU 2372 – 4
14 Tito Martins ANG 0 – 4
15 Flora Francisco ANG 0 – 4
16 Dias Vanderson ANG 1942 – 3.5
17 Camilo Edilson Antonio ANG 1735 – 3.5
18 WCM Tembo Epah ZAM 1909 – 3
19 Ribeiro Abilio ANG 0 – 3
20 Oliveira Jorge ANG 0 – 3
21 Correia Adelino ANG 0 – 3
22 Irineia Gabriel G ANG 1454 – 3
23 Sussu Margarida 0 – 3
24 Saina Yvonne ZAM 0 – 3
25 Rosalina Sonia ANG 1797 – 2
26 Engracia Oliveira ANG 0 – 2
27 Mwango Lorita ZAM 1834 – 2
28 WIM Mudongo Boikhutso BOT 1838 – 2
29 WFM Lopang Tshepiso BOT 1837 – 1
30 Pascoal Eduardo A ANG 2224 – 0

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