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GM Yannick Pelletier is a five-time Swiss champion

The Master of Bern (from left): GM Yannick Pelletier, WIM Gundula Heinatz, FM Vjekoslav Vulević (photo credit: Swiss Chess Federation)

The Master of Bern (from left): GM Yannick Pelletier, WIM Gundula Heinatz, FM Vjekoslav Vulević (photo credit: Swiss Chess Federation)

The 114 Individual Swiss Chess Championship took place from 27th September to 10th October 2014 in Bern, the capital of Switzerland ranked among the world’s top ten cities for the best quality of life.

GM Yannick Pelletier won the event with 7/9 points and lifted the trophy for  fifth time after winning the Swiss Championships in 1995, 2000, 2002 and 2010.

Second place was split by IM Roland Loetscher and GM Vadim Milov on 6,5 points, but Loetscher prevailed on a better tie-break score. The silver medalist fulfilled his first GM norm playing at ELO performance 2630 and adding 26 ELO points to his rating.

The former World champion for women GM Alexandra Kosteniuk took clear fourth place with 5,5 points, followed  IM Nico Georgadis (4,5/9), IM Martin Balamnn (4/9), IM Markus Klauser (3/9), IM Oliver Kurmann (3/9), IM Beat Zueger (3/9)  and IM Andreas Huss (2/9).

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Final standings:

1 GM Pelletier Yannick SUI 2571 Zürich Sg 7
2 IM Lötscher Roland SUI 2421 Luzern Sk 6,5
3 GM Milov Vadim SUI 2650 Riehen Schachgesellschaft 6,5
4 GM Kosteniuk Alexandra SUI 2543 Trubschachen 5,5
5 IM Georgiadis Nico SUI 2462 Winterthur Sg 4,5
6 IM Ballmann Martin SUI 2396 Winterthur Sg 4
7 IM Klauser Markus SUI 2390 Bern Schwarz-Weiss 3
8 IM Kurmann Oliver SUI 2449 Luzern Sk 3
9 IM Züger Beat SUI 2399 Luzern Sk 3
10 IM Huss Andreas SUI 2401 Winterthur Sg 2

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