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GM Victor Mikhalevsky is new champion of Israel

israel-flagThe Israeli Individual Men Championship 2014 was held from 17th to 26th June, 2014 in Beersheba, a city in Israel, known as national chess center, with more Grandmasters per capita than any other city in the world.

It was exactly player from Beersheba who claimed the title this year. GM Victor Mikhalevski shared first place with GM Alexander Huzman on 6,5/9 points each, but took the gold on superior tie-break score.

Huzman remained second, leaving the nearest contenders half a point behind.

GM Dan Zoler, GM Vitali Golod, GM Michael Roiz and GM Ilia Smirin shared third place on 6 points each.

Replay the games with analysis here/ More information on the official website

Final standings:

1 GM Mikhalevski Victor ISR 2519 6,5
2 GM Huzman Alexander ISR 2573 6,5
3 GM Zoler Dan ISR 2503 6
4 GM Golod Vitali ISR 2559 6
5 GM Roiz Michael ISR 2589 6
6 GM Smirin Ilia ISR 2660 6
7 IM Givon Asaf ISR 2459 5,5
8 GM Baron Tal ISR 2515 5,5
9 FM Kantarji Pinchas ISR 2417 5,5
10 GM Postny Evgeny ISR 2641 5,5
11 FM Ben Artzi Ido ISR 2359 5,5
12 GM Kantsler Boris ISR 2420 5
13 FM Arlinsky Uriel ISR 2314 5
14 Bakalchuk Johnatan ISR 2244 4,5
15 Gurbanov Andrei BLR 2329 4,5
16 IM Birnboim Nathan ISR 2333 4,5
17 Reshef Omer ISR 2266 4,5
18 Poleg Matan ISR 2125 4,5
19 FM Mordechai Hanan ISR 2314 4
20 IM Steinberg Nitzan ISR 2416 4
21 FM Zanan Evgeny ISR 2257 4
22 FM Rinberg Alexander ISR 2321 4
23 Gamayev Oleg ISR 2166 4
24 Lederer Yoav ISR 2298 4
25 IM Nakar Eylon ISR 2442 3,5
26 GM Tseitlin Mark D ISR 2349 3,5
27 Frenkel Ran ISR 2174 3,5
28 FM Axelrod Arie ISR 2305 3
29 FM Iliaguev Kafar ISR 2268 3
30 Horesh Tal ISR 2139 2,5
31 Kraus Yair ISR 2093 2,5
32 Volman Horacio ISR 2203 1,5

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