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GM Li Chao claims Heusenstammer Schloss-Open 2014

The 2014 edition of Heusenstammer Schloss-Open was held on 20-23rd November 2014 at the Culture and Sports Center Mart Insee, in Heusenstamm, a town in Germany.

The event was organized under the patronage of Heusenstamm’s Mayor Peter Jakobya in a 7-round Swiss format with prize fund in the amount of 5.500 €.

Chinese GM Li Chao emerged a clear winner on 6/7 points and grabbed the first prize in the amount of 1.000 €.

Second place was shared in an eight-way tie by GM Vladislav Borovikov, GM Andrey Sumets, GM Igor Rausis, GM Eckhard Schmittdiel, FM Igor Zuyev, IM Stefan Solonar and FM Hans-Jorg Cordes on 5.5 points each.

However, Borovikov took the silver on superior tie-break score, while Rausis remained third. You can see the top standings and replay the games with analysis below.

GM Rausis, GM Smittdiel, GM Sumets, GM Inkiov, GM Li, GM Borovikov, FM Zuyev, IM Solonar, FM Cordes, GM Danin and Dr. Benninger (from left to right)

GM Rausis, GM Smittdiel, GM Sumets, GM Inkiov, GM Li, GM Borovikov, FM Zuyev, IM Solonar, FM Cordes, GM Danin and Dr. Benninger (from left to right)

GM Li Chao is the 2014 champion

GM Li Chao is the 2014 HSO champion

The secret of success

The secret of success

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Top standings:

1. GM Li Chao b 2724 2284 6,0
2. GM Borovikov,Vladislav 2525 2291 5,5
3. GM Andrey Sumets 2544 2224 5,5
4. GM Danin,Alexandre 2557 2233 5,5
5. GM Igor Rausis Dr. 2562 2261 5,5
6. GM Schmittdiel,Eckhard 2447 2155 5,5
7. FM Zuyev,Igor 2415 2207 5,5
8. IM Solonar,Stefan 2324 2148 5,5
9. FM Cordes,Hans-Jörg,Dr. 2167 2072 5,5
10. GM Inkiov,Ventzislav 2435 2195 5,0
11. Baskin,Robert 2176 2145 5,0
12. FM Carow,Johannes 2386 2028 5,0
13. GM Pap,Misa 2459 2030 5,0
14. IM Klundt,Klaus 2266 2114 5,0
15. Heider,Martin 2112 2048 5,0
16. FM Alber,Horst 2220 1998 5,0
17. Schupp,Tobias 2128 1913 5,0
18. von Rahden,Arvid 2142 1939 5,0
19. Benninger,Rudolf,Dr. 1951 1893 5,0
20. IM Sadzikowski,Daniel 2412 2218 4,5
21. GM Skembris,Spyridon 2380 2220 4,5
22. Dorst,Johannes 2223 2087 4,5
23. Kreiling,Carsten 2021 1895 4,5
24. Rosenberger,Frank 2003 1830 4,5
25. Junker,Christian 1926 1846 4,5
26. Klyszcz,Michael 1923 1662 4,5
27. Foermes,Alexander 1963 1844 4,5
28. Keller,Alexander 1786 1593 4,5
29. Stock,Jürgen 1873 1748 4,5
30. Syed,Tareq 1955 1860 4,5
31. Schulte,Marius 2035 2027 4,0
32. Kolker,Vladislav 1906 2011 4,0
33. Carow,Annelen 2017 1951 4,0
34. Simon,Eric 2057 1939 4,0
35. Eichner,Christian 1932 1981 4,0
36. IM Werner,Dimo 1980 1846 4,0
37. De Silva,Joel Niels 1990 1914 4,0
38. Maar,Samuel 1815 1763 4,0
39. Hoti,Safet 2034 1829 4,0
40. Nixdorf,André 1914 1805 4,0
41. Römer,Torsten 1990 1891 4,0
42. Held,Carsten,Dr. 1985 1895 4,0
43. Lotz,Ralf 1882 1671 4,0
44. Wolff,Peter 1848 1816 3,0
45. Kropp,Volker 1884 1799 4,0
46. Schneider,Johannes 1877 1803 4,0
47. Zweschper,Erich 1989 1862 4,0
48. Diez,Gerhard 1930 1714 4,0
49. Foskanyan,Serzhik 1693 1630 4,0
50. Eg,Karlheinz 1754 1924 4,0

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