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GM Boris Chatalbashev winner of Lugano Open 2015

GM Okhotnik (3rd), GM Chatalbashev (the winner), GM Moroni (the runner-up)

From left to right: GM Okhotnik (bronze medalist), GM Chatalbashev (the winner), GM Moroni (the runner-up)

The 9th Open Lugano 2015 took place from 3-6th April, at the luxurious Hotel Pestalozzi****, in Lugano, a city in southern Switzerland, in the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino.

The event was a 6-round Swiss tournament with tempo of play 90′/40 + 15′ + 30″.

Bulgarian GM Boris Chatalbashev edged FM Luca Moroni from Italy on tie-break to win the trophy, after both players finished the event with 4,5/6 points.

GM Vladimir Okhotnik (France) and FM Aurelio Colmenares (Switzerland) shared the third place on 4 points each.

Tournament website

Final standings:

1. Chatalbashev,Boris GM 2553 4.5
2. Moroni,Luca Jr FM 2430 4.5
3. Okhotnik,Vladimir GM 2464 4.0
4. Colmenares,Aurelio FM 2331 4.0
5. Maksimenko,Andrei GM 2492 3.5
6. Patuzzo,Fabrizio FM 2334 3.5
7. Di Benedetto,Desir 2029 3.5
8. Luciani,Valerio FM 2189 3.5
9. Salvetti,Alec FM 2239 3.0
10. Di Fonzo,Valerio CM 2171 3.0
11. Misiano,Franco FM 2313 3.0
12. Di Benedetto,Edoar 2202 3.0
13. Medici,Simone 2082 2.5
14. Sonis,Francesco 2257 2.5
15. Boschetti,Claudio 2129 2.5
16. Paleologu,Vladimir 2148 1.5
17. Lipinsky,Markus 2131 1.5
18. Belli,Giorgio 1932 0.5

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