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GM Vladimir Petkov storms through 2014 Montigny Masters

2. Masters MontignyThe 2nd Montigny Masters Chess Tournament 2014 was organized by La Dame Noire (Black Queen) Chess Club on 18-26th October 2014 in Martigny, France.

The event was a 10-player round-robin tournament, including 2 GMs, 1 IM and 6 FMs.

Bulgarian GM Vladimir Petkov stormed through the tournament, scoring 8/9 points and leaving the nearest followers full 3 (!) points behind. He drew only two games and deservedly lifted the trophy.

Second place was shared in a four-way tie by French FM Yannick Kambrath, Russian IM Anastasia Savina, French FM Sebastien Joie and Bulgarian GM Nikolai Ninov on 5 points each.

Meanwhile, the 13th edition of the traditional Montigny Autumn Tournament gathered another ten players to compete in a round-robin system.

French player Marc Plantet prevailed with 6.5/9 points, followed by his compatriots Cyrille Fruchard, Nicolas Forissier and Cyprien Veron on 6 points each. You can see the full standings below.

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2014 Montigny Masters final standings:

1 GM Vladimir PETKOV BUL 2528 8
2 FM Yannick KAMBRATH FRA 2267 5
3 IM Anastasia SAVINA RUS 2395 5
4 FM Sebastien JOIE FRA 2398 5
5 GM Nikolai NINOV BUL 2440 5
6 FM Patrick VAN DONGEN FRA 2312 4
7 FM Stephen JESSEL IRL 2342 4
8 FM Damian JUSTO ARG 2353 3½
9 FM Julien SAADA FRA 2331 3½
10 Jonathan ETROG FRA 2255 2

2014 Montigny Autumn final standings:

1 Marc PLANTET FRA 1858 6½
2 Cyrille FRUCHARD FRA 2011 6
3 Nicolas FORISSIER FRA 1929 6
4 Cyprien VERON FRA 2031 6
5 Ludwig RETTORE ITA 2135 5½
6 Robert IASONI FRA 2137 4½
7 Joel KOENIG FRA 1829 4
8 Frederic RENOUX FRA 1884 4
9 Frederic DAVID FRA 2043 1½
10 Jean DE LAGONTRIE FRA 1870 1

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