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GM Vitaly Kunin leads Schwarzacher Chess Open 2014 with perfect 5/5 score

Schwarzacher Open 2014 (source: http://salzburgeropen.chess.at/)

Playing Hall (source: Schwarzacher Open official website)

The 29th Schwarzacher Chess Open 2014 is taking place at the Ballroom of the Hotel Post in Schwarzach im Pongau, a market town in the Austrian state of Salzburg on 16-23 August 2014.

The event is a 9-round FIDE Swiss Open with a hefty prize fund in the amount of nearly 13.500 €, organized by  Sport Club Schwarzach - Section Chess under the auspices of Andreas Haitzer – Mayor of Schwarzach, Mag. Gerhard Schmidt – President of ASKOE Salzburg and Ernst Winkler – Chairman of the Tourist Board St. Veit / Schwarzach.

64 players from 13 different countries, including 5 GMs, 14 IMs, 6 FMs, 1 WIM are vying for the first prize of 2.000 €.

The two-time winner GM Vitaly Kunin (Germany) is once again convincing with 5/5 points, a full point ahead of the nearest followers. Kunin lifted the trophy in 2013 and 2012 editions of the tournament.

Official website/ Replay the games with analysis

Standings after 5 rounds:

1 GM Kunin Vitaly GER 2575 5
2 IM Reich Thomas GER 2396 4
3 GM Jovanovic Zoran CRO 2560 4
4 GM Zelcic Robert CRO 2548 4
5 IM Poetsch Hagen GER 2494 3,5
6 GM Krivoborodov Egor RUS 2507 3,5
7 GM Palac Mladen CRO 2563 3,5
8 IM Fedorovsky Michael GER 2431 3,5
9 Leitner Gerald AUT 2189 3,5
10 IM Borsos Bogdan UKR 2194 3,5
11 WIM Dudas Eszter HUN 2162 3,5
12 IM Lapshun Yury USA 2458 3,5
13 FM Deac Bogdan-Daniel ROU 2394 3,5
14 Roeberg Frank GER 2212 3
15 IM Kovacevic Blazimir CRO 2463 3
16 FM Deglmann Ludwig GER 2359 3
17 IM Lizak Peter HUN 2415 3
18 IM Kernazhitsky Leonid UKR 2303 3
19 Gruber Michael AUT 2218 3
20 Egle Stefan GER 2208 3
21 Hofmann Thomas AUT 2162 3
22 IM Smirnov Artem RUS 2462 3
23 IM Krstic Uros CRO 2442 3
24 FM Zambo Zoltan HUN 2398 3
25 IM Videki Sandor HUN 2405 3
26 Brezovar Matjaz SLO 2259 3
27 Ljubic Juro AUT 2226 3
28 FM Fuchs Georg AUT 2257 3
29 IM Danner Georg AUT 2335 2,5
30 Harriott Tyrell USA 2192 2,5
31 Gstach Jakob AUT 2237 2,5
32 Hagemann Sven GER 1950 2,5
33 Seisenberger Georg GER 2049 2,5
34 Blaas Hansjörg AUT 2263 2,5
35 IM Wittmann Walter AUT 2188 2,5
36 FM Rolletschek Heinrich AUT 2243 2,5
37 Ciorica Mihai-Vlad ROU 1944 2
38 Stone Andrew ENG 2204 2
39 Toth Gergely HUN 2210 2
40 Panteleev Petar BUL 2283 2
41 Kwossek Georg GER 2038 2
42 Ventura Sergio ITA 2137 2
43 WFM Bochis Julia GER 2165 2
44 Kravanja Georg AUT 2198 2
45 Lipok Christoph GER 2154 2
46 Binder Moriz AUT 2101 2
47 IM Guido Flavio ITA 2383 2
48 FM Bachofner Andreas AUT 2196 2
49 Streiter Gerhard AUT 2003 2
50 Dappiano Andrea ITA 2190 2
51 Titov Evgeny RUS 1779 2
52 WCM Schnegg Anna-Lena AUT 2086 2
53 Nazarenus Moritz GER 2242 2
54 Holzer Manuel AUT 1849 2
55 MK Wiesinger Robert AUT 2260 1,5
56 Sandner Michael GER 2092 1,5
57 Atzl Florian AUT 1878 1,5
58 Donegani Peter GER 2051 1
59 Risius Philipp GER 1891 1
60 Braguine Victor AUS 1862 1
61 Wieser Rupert AUT 2029 1
62 Usleber Helmut AUT 2045 1
63 Cristiani Cesare ITA 2105 0
64 Niedermeier Thomas GER 2202 0

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