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GM Erwin L’Ami wins Chefchaouen Festival

The 13th edition of the International Chess Festival Chefchaouen, Morocco took place on 1-5th September 2014 in Chefchaouen, a city in northwest Morocco, famous for its buildings in shades of blue.

The festival consisted of a 9-round Swiss Open and a 13-round Marathon blitz, both won by GM Erwin L’Ami from the Netherlands.

L’Ami emerged a clear winner in the Open tournament with 8,5 points, drawing only against the runner-up GM Sergey Kasparov.

The latter took the silver on 7,5 points, while third place was shared by Serbian GM Aleksa Strikovic, IM Mokliss El Adnani (Morocco), IM Ali Sebbar (Morocco), GM Fabien Libiszewski (France) and IM Anastasia Savina (Russia) on 7 points each.

The Marathon Blitz tournament was also topped by L’Ami on 11,5/13 points, followed by GM Aleksa Strikovic (11/13) and IM Mokliss El Adnani (10/13) and GM Sergey Kasparov (10/13).

The Festival was closed by a double nocturnal simultaneous exhibition given by GM Erwin L’Ami and IM Anastasia Savina.

L’Ami met 30 male players, while the best woman in the tournament faced 30 female players.

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Senior Open final standings:

1 GM L’Ami Erwin NED 2630 8,5
2 GM Kasparov Sergey BLR 2484 7,5
3 GM Strikovic Aleksa SRB 2528 7
4 IM El Adnani Mokliss MAR 2394 7
5 IM Ali Sebbar MAR 2400 7
6 GM Libiszewski Fabien FRA 2531 7
7 IM Savina Anastasia RUS 2373 7
8 GM Hoffman Alejandro ARG 2464 6,5
9 Zouizine Rachid MAR 2092 6,5
10 WIM Kasparova Tatiana BLR 2137 6,5
11 SABER Yasser MAR 2028 6,5
12 ELAQEL Said MAR 1816 6,5
13 SKALLI Taoufik MAR 2078 6,5
14 IM Mullon Jean-Baptiste FRA 2408 6
15 EL KANT Noureddine MAR 0 6
16 Daoudi Kamal MAR 2135 6
17 FM Draoui Najib MAR 2310 6
18 KJI Said MAR 1835 6
19 ELHABACHI Rachid MAR 2124 6
20 DOUICHE Mehdi MAR 0 6
21 SBAI Rania MAR 1248 6
22 SAIDI Youness MAR 0 6
23 MANSOURI Omar MAR 1643 6
24 Lameti Mohamed MAR 1893 6
25 BACHOUTI Amine MAR 0 6
26 Nafri Khalil MAR 2192 5,5
27 BENSAID Abdelmouine BEL 2026 5,5
28 Rian Saad MAR 2022 5,5
29 Sellak Hadou MAR 1961 5,5
30 ZARKIK Abdesslam MAR 1874 5,5
31 MESSALA Noureddine MAR 1878 5,5
32 AMMOR Hicham MAR 1478 5,5
33 EL ALAMI HASSOUN Ilias MAR 0 5,5
34 ARIF Mouad MAR 1830 5,5
35 MESSALA Jamal MAR 1569 5,5
36 KHOULTI Achraf MAR 0 5,5
37 ABAHCHOUCH Younes MAR 0 5,5
38 CHOUKRI Ayoub MAR 0 5,5
39 LAGHMARI Yassine MAR 0 5,5
40 KHOULTI Yasser MAR 0 5,5
41 Bourhaleb Mouneim FRA 2147 5
42 BENNANI Ilias MAR 1921 5
43 JAMARI Mehdi MAR 0 5
44 AZIZI Abderrahim MAR 0 5
45 OMARA Zakaria MAR 0 5
46 CHRIGUI Mourad MAR 1645 5
47 DRIOUICH Mohamed Nizar MAR 0 5
48 EL ASRI Med Youssef MAR 0 5
49 ABBAZI Yassine MAR 0 5
50 MAJDOULINE Saif MAR 0 5
51 ZAHID Wassima MAR 0 5
52 BALHATI Samah MAR 0 5
53 ABOUASSAL Nabil MAR 1374 5
54 ARIF Fadoua MAR 0 5
55 TYARTI Ahmed MAR 0 5
56 HADRI Mohamed MAR 0 5
57 IM Rian Moubarak MAR 1996 4,5
58 Becham Khalid MAR 2059 4,5
59 KOUYACHE Abdelali MAR 0 4,5
60 ZNIBER Reda FRA 1930 4,5
61 AKHROUF Lissandine MAR 2019 4,5
62 SBAI Abdesslam MAR 1769 4,5
63 IBRAHIMI Khadija MAR 0 4,5
64 ALAOUI BELGHITI Chaimaa MAR 0 4,5
65 ZRIKEM Nassim MAR 1686 4,5
66 Adil Abdelaziz MAR 2076 4,5
67 EL FEZARI Mohamed Amine MAR 0 4,5
68 ZITAN Abdelhay MAR 1836 4,5
69 KHARCHICHI Mehdi MAR 0 4,5
70 ZIYADI Abdullah MAR 1200 4,5
71 EL HAYOUNI Hicham MAR 0 4
72 EL ASRI Zoheir MAR 0 4
73 MAYAR IDRISSI Ferdaous MAR 1912 4
74 CHELLAF Abdeslam MAR 0 4
75 ALAOUI BELGHITI Yassine MAR 0 4
76 BEL HADJ Noureddine MAR 0 4
77 MAJDOULINE Ahmed MAR 1920 4
78 SIDAH Mohamed MAR 0 4
79 ALAOUI BELGHITI Aya MAR 0 4
80 AZZOUZ Mouad MAR 0 4
81 GUEMAN Nasser MAR 0 4
82 BOUCHIBA Lahcen MAR 1200 4
83 DALIL Jaafar MAR 0 4
84 HANAFI Omar MAR 0 4
85 IBRAHIMI Fatima-Zahra MAR 0 4
86 HAMDANI Anas MAR 0 4
87 BERTIT Abderrahim MAR 0 4
88 ELALMI Ghali MAR 0 4
89 RAHMOUNI Ayoub MAR 0 4
90 NEBKHOUT Zaid MAR 0 4
91 MEFTAH Amine MAR 0 4
92 ABUNNCHAT Mohamed MAR 0 3,5
93 FAKHREDDINE Hicham MAR 0 3,5
94 EL HADDAD Oussam MAR 0 3,5
95 GHANOUI Nidal MAR 0 3,5
96 BEISO Pierre MAR 1247 3,5
97 EL BOUANANI Siham MAR 0 3,5
98 RIAN M’hamed MAR 0 3,5
99 EL FEZZARI Walid MAR 0 3,5
100 MAHDADE Mounir MAR 0 3,5
101 CHOULI Safia MAR 0 3
102 LAHLOU El haj El arbi MAR 0 3
103 DRISSI BOUZAIDI Aziz MAR 0 3
104 JDIYOU Mohamed MAR 0 3
105 EL KHCHINE Abdellah MAR 0 3
106 MEFTAH Sahar MAR 0 3
107 MOUISSOU Mohamed MAR 0 3
108 BEN KHAJJOUN Hassan MAR 0 3
109 BENSAADA Ziad MAR 0 3
110 EL GOUMRI Aymane MAR 0 3
111 BAKKALI Kawtar MAR 0 3
112 EL OUARAGLI Sami MAR 0 2,5
113 BEN CHBTIT Israe MAR 0 2,5
114 AZZOUZ Soulaimane MAR 0 2,5
115 ALHAIK Mohamed MAR 1743 2
116 AZZOUZ Jad MAR 1200 2
117 CHIAA Abdellah MAR 0 2
118 MEFTAH Mahmoud MAR 0 2
119 MHAZEM Aymane MAR 0 2
120 JDIYOU Adam MAR 0 2
121 MANSOURI Asmae MAR 0 2
122 BEN KHAJJOUN Mahmoud MAR 0 2
123 AZZOUZ Othmane MAR 0 1,5
124 WAICH Meryem MAR 0 1
125 BENSAADA Ijlal MAR 0 1
126 AL AMINE AL ALAMI Bader MAR 0 0
127 OUAICH Omar MAR 0 0
128 HAMIDOUNE Imane MAR 0 0

Marathon blitz final standings:

1 GM L’ami Erwin 2630 NED 11,5
2 GM Strikovic Aleksa 2528 SRB 11
3 IM El Adnani Mokliss 2414 MAR 10
4 GM Kasparov Sergey 2496 BLR 10
5 AKHROUF Lissaneddine 2019 MAR 9,5
6 IM Mullon Jean-Baptiste 2408 FRA 9,5
7 GM Hoffman Alejandro 2464 ARG 9
8 IM Savina Anastasia 2373 RUS 9
9 IM Ali Sebbar 2400 MAR 9
10 WIM Kasparova Tatiana 2137 BLR 9
11 FM Draoui Najib 2310 MAR 9
12 BAKKAR Abdelghafour 0 MAR 9
13 Becham Khalid 2059 MAR 9
14 Rian Saad 2022 MAR 9
15 GM Libiszewski Fabien 2531 FRA 8,5
16 HADRI Mohamed 0 MAR 8,5
17 CHRIGUI Mourad 0 MAR 8,5
18 BOUCHIBA Lahcen 1200 MAR 8,5
19 Sellak Hadou 1961 MAR 8
20 Daoudi Kamal 2135 MAR 8
21 Arif Mouad 1830 MAR 8
22 BENNANI Ilias 1921 MAR 8
23 SABER Yasser 2028 MAR 8
24 REGRAGUI Mohamed 0 MAR 8
25 EL FEZARI Mohamed Amine 0 MAR 8
26 ZNIBER Reda 1930 FRA 8
27 SBAI Abdesslam 1769 MAR 8
28 KHOULTI Yasser 0 MAR 8
29 SKALLI Taoufik 2078 MAR 8
30 IM Rian Moubarak 1996 MAR 8
31 DRIOUICH Mohamed Nizar 0 MAR 8
32 GHANOUI Nidal 0 MAR 8
33 ZAHID Wassima 0 MAR 8
34 ELHABACHI Rachid 2124 MAR 7,5
35 MOUISSOU Abdeslam 0 MAR 7,5
36 SBAI Rania 1248 MAR 7,5
37 DOUICHE Mehdi 0 MAR 7,5
38 CHOUKRI Ayoub 0 MAR 7,5
39 ABAHCHOUCH Younes 0 MAR 7,5
40 AZIZI Abderrahim 0 MAR 7,5
41 ZITAN Hicham 0 MAR 7
42 SIDAH Mazine 0 MAR 7
43 AMMOR Hicham 1478 MAR 7
44 SAIDI Youness 0 MAR 7
45 BEISO Pierre 1274 MAR 7
46 Zouizine Rachid 2092 MAR 7
47 KJI Said 1835 MAR 7
48 EL ALAMI HASSOUN Ilias 0 MAR 7
49 KOUYACHE ABDELALI 0 MAR 7
50 JAMARI Mehdi 0 MAR 7
51 MAJDOULINE Ahmed 1920 MAR 7
52 CHELLAF Abdeslam 0 MAR 7
53 EL HADDAD Hamza 0 MAR 7
54 ARIF FADOUA 0 MAR 7
55 AZZOUZ Jad 1200 MAR 7
56 ALAOUI BELGHITI Yassine 0 MAR 7
57 ZRIKEM Nassim 1686 MAR 7
58 DALIL Jaafar 0 MAR 7
59 MAYAR IDRISSI Ferdaous 1912 MAR 6,5
60 EL HAYOUNI Hicham 0 MAR 6,5
61 ELALMI Ghali 0 MAR 6,5
62 IBRAHIMI Fatima Zahra 0 MAR 6,5
63 OMARA ZAKARIA 0 MAR 6,5
64 EL ASRI Zoheir 0 MAR 6,5
65 HANAFI Omar 0 MAR 6,5
66 LAGHMARI Yassine 0 MAR 6,5
67 Nafri Khalil 2138 MAR 6
68 TYARTI Ahmed 0 MAR 6
69 MOUINI ABDELKADER 0 MAR 6
70 BACHOUTI Amine 0 MAR 6
71 MANSOURI Omar 1643 MAR 6
72 CHIAA Abdellah 0 MAR 6
73 BERTIT ABDERRAHIM 0 MAR 6
74 BEL HADJ Noureddine 0 MAR 6
75 IBRAHIMI Khadija 0 MAR 6
76 EL HADDAD Oussama 0 MAR 6
77 SIDAH Mohamed 0 MAR 6
78 BOUZIDI Aziz 0 MAR 6
79 MAHDADE Mounir 0 MAR 6
80 ABBAZI Yassine 0 MAR 6
81 EL ASRI Med Youssef 0 MAR 6
82 EL BOUANANI Siham 0 MAR 6
83 ALAOUI BELGHITI Chaimaa 0 MAR 6
84 EL FEZZARI Walid 0 MAR 6
85 NEBKHOUT Zaid 0 MAR 6
86 MAJDOULINE Saif 0 MAR 6
87 RAHMOUNI Omar 0 MAR 6
88 ABOUASSAL Nabil 1374 MAR 5,5
89 ZIADI ABDULLAH 1200 MAR 5,5
90 GUEMAN Nasser 0 MAR 5,5
91 AZZOUZ Mouad 0 MAR 5,5
92 JDIYOU Mohamed 0 MAR 5
93 RIAN M’hamed 0 MAR 5
94 BALHATI Samah 0 MAR 5
95 EL KHCHINE Abdellah 0 MAR 5
96 BENSAADA Ziad 0 MAR 5
97 CHOULI Safia 0 MAR 5
98 EL HAMDOUNI Yasser 0 MAR 5
99 AZZOUZ Soulaimane 0 MAR 5
100 EL OUARAGLI Sami 0 MAR 5
101 AZZOUZ Othmane 0 MAR 5
102 MEFTAH Amine 0 MAR 5
103 BEN KHAJJOUN Hassan 0 MAR 5
104 MHAZIM Aymane 0 MAR 5
105 EL GOUMRI Aymane 0 MAR 5
106 AL AMINE ALALAMI BADR 0 MAR 4,5
107 FAKHREDDINE HICHAM 1900 MAR 4
108 BEN CHBTIT Israe 0 MAR 4
109 MOUISSOU Mohamed 0 MAR 4
110 RAHMOUNI Ayoub 0 MAR 4
111 MEFTAH Sahar 0 MAR 4
112 ALAOUI BELGHITI Aya 0 MAR 4
113 EL HADDAD Rachid 0 MAR 4
114 JDIYOU Adam 0 MAR 4
115 MEFTAH Mahmoud 0 MAR 4
116 SEMMAR Ibrahim 0 MAR 4
117 BEN KHAJJOUN Mahmoud 0 MAR 4
118 BAKKALI Kawtar 0 MAR 4
119 MRABET Jamal 0 MAR 3,5
120 BENSAADA Ijlal 0 MAR 3
121 EL AMARTI Yassine 0 MAR 2
122 KHARCHICHI Mehdi 0 MAR 2
123 EL OUARAGLI Tasnim 0 MAR 2
124 EL OUAHABI Hiba 0 MAR 2
125 SBAI Yasmina 0 MAR 0
126 WAICH Meryem 0 MAR 0
127 ZARKIK Abdesslam 1874 MAR 0
128 ABUNNCHAT Mohamed 0 MAR 0

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