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GM Igor Kovalenko goes for two-peat in Zalakaros Chess Festival

GM Igor Kovalenko

GM Igor Kovalenko

The 34th Zalakaros Chess Festival was held from 14-22nd May, 2015, in Zalakaros, a town in Hungary, famous for its thermal bath.

The event was organized by the Hungarian Chess Federation and Zalakaros city, under the patronage of Dr. Miklós Seszták, President of the Hungarian Chess Federation, and Mr. Ferenc Novák, Mayor of Zalakaros.

Latvian player GM Igor Kovalenko goes for two-peat by winning the 34th Zalakaros Chess Festival.

Kovalenko scored 7/9 points to take the first prize in the amount of 1,400,000 HUF.

Second place was shared in a four-way tie by GM Avital Boruchovsky (Israel), GM Markus Ragger (Austria), GM B. Adhiban (India) and GM Adam Horvath (Hungary), after the whole group finished the event with 6,5 points.

You can see the full standings and replay the games with analysis below.

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Final standings:

1 GM Kovalenko Igor LAT 2650 7
2 GM Boruchovsky Avital ISR 2517 6,5
3 GM Ragger Markus AUT 2668 6,5
4 GM Adhiban B. IND 2636 6,5
5 GM Horvath Adam HUN 2528 6,5
6 GM Papp Gabor HUN 2594 6
7 IM Bluebaum Matthias GER 2594 6
8 GM Berkes Ferenc HUN 2664 6
9 GM Prohaszka Peter HUN 2582 6
10 IM Raznikov Danny ISR 2484 6
11 GM Vajda Levente ROU 2554 6
12 GM Kovchan Alexander UKR 2585 6
13 GM Szabo Gergely-Andras-Gyula ROU 2548 5,5
14 IM Deac Bogdan-Daniel ROU 2437 5,5
15 IM Wagner Dennis GER 2572 5,5
16 GM Melkumyan Hrant ARM 2654 5,5
17 GM Smith Bryan G USA 2467 5,5
18 GM Gonda Laszlo HUN 2553 5,5
19 GM Banusz Tamas HUN 2590 5,5
20 GM Onischuk Vladimir UKR 2669 5,5
21 GM Horvath Csaba HUN 2549 5,5
22 GM Efimenko Zahar UKR 2656 5
23 GM Medvegy Zoltan HUN 2535 5
24 IM Kreisl Robert AUT 2420 5
25 IM Sadzikowski Daniel POL 2494 5
26 GM Ruck Robert HUN 2562 5
27 GM Burmakin Vladimir RUS 2585 5
28 GM Antal Gergely HUN 2511 5
29 IM Donchenko Alexander GER 2570 5
30 FM Csonka Balazs HUN 2433 5
31 IM Sagar Shah IND 2436 5
32 GM Romanishin Oleg M UKR 2466 4,5
33 IM Diermair Andreas AUT 2488 4,5
34 IM Kantor Gergely HUN 2402 4,5
35 IM Vajda Szidonia HUN 2333 4,5
36 IM Gledura Benjamin HUN 2478 4,5
37 GM Czebe Attila HUN 2474 4,5
38 Paszewski Mateusz POL 2200 4,5
39 GM Horvath Jozsef HUN 2538 4,5
40 IM Korpa Bence HUN 2435 4,5
41 FM Gulamali Kazim USA 2309 4,5
42 GM Varga Zoltan HUN 2473 4,5
43 IM Torma Robert HUN 2440 4,5
44 IM Schachinger Mario AUT 2421 4,5
45 IM Nemeth Miklos HUN 2478 4,5
46 FM Kozak Adam HUN 2341 4,5
47 IM Madl Ildiko HUN 2356 4,5
48 Kaczur Florian HUN 2336 4,5
49 Havasi Gergo HUN 2319 4
50 FM Mesaros Florian AUT 2390 4
51 IM Ekdyshman Mikhail RUS 2362 4
52 FM Bagi Mate HUN 2417 4
53 IM Nagy Gabor HUN 2396 4
54 Reznak Attila HUN 2304 4
55 FM Dragnev Valentin AUT 2385 4
56 FM Baskin Robert GER 2333 4
57 WGM Papp Petra HUN 2297 4
58 IM Meszaros Tamas HUN 2421 4
59 WFM Warakomska Anna POL 2260 3,5
60 IM Schreiner Peter AUT 2449 3,5
61 Farkas Richard HUN 2265 3,5
62 FM Juhasz Armin HUN 2303 3,5
63 FM Morrison Graham SCO 2351 3,5
64 IM Vegh Endre HUN 2272 3,5
65 FM Grimm Daniel HUN 2255 3,5
66 Peczely Sebastian Zsombor HUN 2260 3,5
67 FM Marosi Levente HUN 2153 3,5
68 IM Nemeth Zoltan HUN 2306 3,5
69 IM Boguszlavszkij Jevgenyij HUN 2216 3,5
70 Mokal Amruta Sunil IND 2130 3
71 WIM Tantsiura Maria UKR 2262 3
72 WGM Nomin-Erdene Davaademberel MGL 2337 3
73 FM Dankhazi Andras HUN 2223 3
74 Balint Vilmos HUN 2238 2,5
75 Bodi Tibor HUN 2204 2,5
76 Csati Oliver HUN 2189 2,5
77 Laza Szabolcs HUN 2176 2
78 IM Banas Jan SVK 2281 2
79 IM Rigo Janos HUN 2264 2
80 IM Gara Anita HUN 2325 1

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