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GM Andrei Istratescu Victorious in Dieppe

The 7th International Chess Festival of Dieppe was held from August 28th to September 3rd, 2011, over nine rounds of Swiss tournament format. Top 18 boards of the Open were played at the casino tables, while the remaining games took place in the congress hall facing the sea.

212 players, an increase from last year’s 186, took part in one of the three Open Groups. Open A was reserved for players rated above 1700 elo and had 88 participants. The prize fund amounted to € 5,000 with € 1,000 for the first place.

The playing hall

GM Andrei Istratescu won the main event of the 7th International Chess Festival Dieppe by edging IM Fabien Guilleux on better tie-break. Both players gathered 7 points.

WGM Nino Maisuradze (2329) was the top placed woman with 6 points, while WGM Tanya Kostiuk (2278) comes second with 5.5/9.

Open A Final Standings:
1-2. GM ISTRATESCU Andrei 2645 FRA and IM GUILLEUX Fabien 2388 FRA – 7.0
3-9. IM DOURERASSOU Jonathan 2413 FRA, IM NAVROTESCU Catalin 2422 ROU, IM BUJISHO Benjamin 2369 FRA, IM MARHOLEV Dimitar 2377 BUL, IM MLADENOV Plamen 2391 BUL, FM IDER Borya 2359 FRA and IM MILCHEV Nikolay 2389 BUL – 6.5
10-16. GM WIRIG Anthony 2510 FRA, IM GIFFARD Nicolas 2342 FRA, IM SHIRAZI Kamran 2352 FRA, MIGOT Tangi 2254 FRA, WGM MAISURADZE Nino 2329 FRA, NAVROTESCU Andreea-Cristiana 1954 FRA and HALLEROD Ralph 2107 SWE – 6.0 etc

GM Andrei Istratescu

The Festival was organized by Olivier Delabarre

More information, full standings and photos at Chess & Strategy

Anémone Kulczak (photos by Philippe Dornbusch)

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