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GM Daniel Gormally wins the Brighton International Masters Tournament

The Brighton International Masters Tournament took place on 16th – 20th February at the Puma Brighton Old Ship Hotel, Kings Road, Brighton, East Sussex, England.

The English GM Daniel Gormally got the clear first place after obtaining 6.5/9 points. Two players followed him half a point behind, Russian GM Alexander Cherniaev and English IM Craig Hanley.

The Masters was a 9 round Swiss strictly open only to players rated 2050 or above (or graded over 180 in England). The time control was of 40 moves in 90 minutes, then 30 minutes to complete the game, plus 30 second increments from move 1.

The parallel Challengers Tournament was won by Adam Taylor.

Official website

The playing hall at the Puma Brighton Old Ship Hotel

Final Standings:

1 GM Gormally, Daniel W ENG 2500 6.5
2 GM Cherniaev, Alexander RUS 2441 6.0
3 IM Hanley, Craig A ENG 2420 6.0
4 GM Petrov, Marijan BUL 2518 5.5
5 IM Hawkins, Jonathan ENG 2511 5.5
6 GM Lalic, Bogdan CRO 2478 5.5
7 GM Arkell, Keith C ENG 2472 5.5
8 FM Eggleston, David J ENG 2343 5.5
9 FM Croad, Nicolas NZL 2259 5.5
10 Foo, William J ENG 2060 5.5
11 IM Slavin, Alexey RUS 2378 5.0
12 Duport, Nicolas SUI 2234 5.0
13 Villegas, Pierre MNC 2253 4.5
14 FM House, Glenn L ENG 2203 4.5
15 FM Arvola, Benjamin NOR 2346 4.0
16 Player, Edmund C ENG 2248 4.0
17 Jackson, James P ENG 2233 4.0
18 Burrows, Martin P ENG 2147 4.0
19 Lenier, Jude A ENG 2112 4.0
20 Haria, Ravi ENG 2053 4.0
21 Andreev, Peter ENG 2002 4.0
22 Kirk, Ezra ENG 2271 3.5
23 Wallace, Paul IRL 2195 3.5
24 IM Ziska, Helgi Dam FAI 2474 3.0
25 Whitehead, David J ENG 2055 2.5
26 IM Pein, Malcolm ENG 2376 2.0
27 IM Rudd, Jack ENG 2297 2.0
28 Seymour, Timothy P ENG 2112 2.0
29 Levesque, Thomas FRA 2093 1.5

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