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Grandmaster David Shengelia Winner in Graz Open

The 18th Graz International Open took place from 27th August to 4th September in Graz, Austria. The organizer is Landesverband Steiermark des Österreichischen Schachbundes and the playing venue is Brauhaus Puntigam.

The tournament was played over 9 rounds of Swiss pairings and in two rating groups.

The Group A had 63 players and six Grandmasters in the field. Top seeded Vyacheslav Ikonnikov (2553) from Russia. Group B had 52 participants.

The local Grandmaster David Shengelia took a clear first place with 7.5 points. Half a point behind is top Austrian woman IM Eva Moser. GM Zdenko Kozul, who was in joint lead after round 7, suffered two losses in the remaining games and slipped down to shared 5th place.

Raimund Lipp won the Group B with 7.5 points. Full standings bellow.

Tournament website

Group A Final Standings:

1. GM Shengelia David AUT 2513 – 7.5
2. IM Moser Eva AUT 2432 – 7
3. GM Farago Ivan HUN 2485 – 6.5
4. GM Tratar Marko SLO 2491 – 6.5
5. GM Kozul Zdenko CRO 2541 – 6
6. IM Sakelsek Tadej SLO 2407 – 6
7. FM Schreiner Peter AUT 2326 – 6
8. FM Poetz Florian AUT 2416 – 6
9. IM Krumpacnik Domen SLO 2360 – 6
10. IM Basagic Zlatko SLO 2325 – 6
11. Handler Lukas AUT 2301 – 6
12. IM Diermair Andreas AUT 2432 – 5.5
13. GM Ikonnikov Vyacheslav RUS 2553 – 5.5
14. Tomazini Zan SLO 2288 – 5.5
15. FM Fahrner Kurt AUT 2319 – 5.5
16. Spalir Jernej SLO 2155 – 5.5
17. GM Lanka Zigurds LAT 2469 – 5
18. FM Aschenbrenner Robert AUT 2270 – 5
19. Maurer Jochen GER 2264 – 5
20. Markoja Boris SLO 1944 – 5
21. IM Zakharchenko Arnold Dr UKR 2202 – 5
22. FM Singer Richard AUT 2260 – 5
23. FM Neuschmied Siegfried AUT 2327 – 5
24. Schink Barbara AUT 2040 – 5
25. FM Schnider Gert AUT 2375 – 5
26. Juergens Klaus GER 2155 – 5
27. FM Perhinig Robert Mag. AUT 2238 – 4.5
28. FM Dietmayer-Kraeutler Marco AUT 2222 – 4.5
29. NM Schein Karl-Heinz Mag. AUT 2206 – 4.5
30. Tomazini Aljosa SLO 2304 – 4.5
31. IM Wittmann Walter Dr. AUT 2295 – 4.5
32. Goessler Markus AUT 0 – 4.5
33. Wieser Andreas Mag. AUT 2086 – 4.5
34. MK Toefferl Heimo AUT 2102 – 4.5
35. NM Spindelboeck Gernot MMag AUT 2235 – 4.5
36. Kravanja Georg AUT 2104 – 4.5
37. Staufenberger Bernd GER 2067 – 4.5
38. CM Kranewitter Norbert AUT 2111 – 4
39. Schriebl Alexander AUT 2080 – 4
40. Almer Gerald AUT 2116 – 4
41. Horvath Reka HUN 1968 – 4
42. Rattinger Friedrich AUT 2072 – 4
43. Kreiner Stefan AUT 1937 – 4
44. Hrenic Misa SLO 2044 – 4
45. MK Pfaffel Thomas DI. AUT 2199 – 4
46. Spelec Darko SLO 2024 – 4
47. MK Jetzl Joerg Dr. AUT 2203 – 3.5
48. MK Mitkovski Zarko MKD 2151 – 3.5
49. NM Zoebisch Herbert AUT 2148 – 3.5
50. Wagner Oliver AUT 2111 – 3.5
51. Neubauer Anton AUT 1923 – 3.5
52. Wenger Klaus Dr. AUT 0 – 3.5
53. Gatterer Matthias AUT 2076 – 3
54. FM Wegerer Fred Ing. AUT 2142 – 3
55. NM Loebler Heimo Mag. AUT 2153 – 3
56. Matosec Thomas AUT 2070 – 3
57. Hocevar Nikola SLO 2028 – 3
58. Pretterhofer Kiaras AUT 1986 – 3
59. Schwarz Oliver GER 1960 – 3
60. Gaug Herbert AUT 1865 – 2
61. Boehmer Ernst DI. AUT 2122 – 1.5
62. Koscak Jan SLO 1783 – 1.5
63. Stagl Marco AUT 2124 – 1.5

Group B Final Standings:

1. Lipp Raimund AUT 1858 – 7.5
2. Janzekovic Klemen SLO 1901 – 7
3. Lamp Manfred AUT 0 – 6.5
4. Uksini Bardhyl AUT 1680 – 6.5
5. Reiter Armin AUT 0 – 6
6. Schreiner Gregor AUT 0 – 6
7. Scherr Johann AUT 0 – 6
8. Dimitriadis Pavlos GER 1760 – 6
9. Penz Florian AUT 1666 – 6
10. Höllen Daniel Dipl.-Min. GER 0 – 5.5
11. Ofner Maximilian AUT 0 – 5.5
12. Ramadani Sarah SLO 1640 – 5.5
13. Bauer Valentina AUT 1759 – 5.5
14. Radicevic Mirko AUT 1906 – 5.5
15. Reischer Gerhard DI AUT 0 – 5.5
16. Fischer Andreas GER 0 – 5
17. Nikic Miroslav SLO 0 – 5
18. Schuetz Christian AUT 1976 – 4.5
19. Softic Edin DI. AUT 0 – 4.5
20. Reibenbacher Manfred AUT 0 – 4.5
21. Schlick Horst AUT 0 – 4.5
22. Pudmich Guenter Dr. AUT 0 – 4.5
23. Wolfmajer Wolfgang AUT 1976 – 4.5
24. Hapke Ralf GER 1951 – 4.5
25. Ramadani Edvin SLO 0 – 4.5
26. Kaufmann Gunther GER 1839 – 4.5
27. WMK Schmidbauer Andrea Mag. AUT 0 – 4.5
28. Kapus Florian AUT 0 – 4.5
29. Schnider Manuel AUT 1649 – 4
30. Bortolas Stefan AUT 0 – 4
31. Griesbeck Magnus GER 0 – 4
32. Bastian Dennis GER 1761 – 4
33. Cretnik Urban SLO 1722 – 4
34. Czvitkovics Helmut AUT 1739 – 4
35. Schranz Martin AUT 0 – 4
36. Wiener Alexander AUT 0 – 3.5
37. Nikic Saso SLO 1547 – 3.5
38. Hribernig Adolf AUT 0 – 3.5
39. Vogel Doris AUT 0 – 3.5
40. Höher Horst AUT 0 – 3.5
41. König Josef AUT 0 – 3.5
42. Stallinger Vanessa AUT 0 – 3
43. Lammer Michael AUT 0 – 3
44. Schnider Alexander AUT 0 – 3
45. Schloffer Jasmin-Denise AUT 0 – 3
46. Koeberl Christian AUT 0 – 2.5
47. Fridrin Gertrude AUT 0 – 2.5
48. Fridrin Martin AUT 0 – 2
49. Taucher Franz AUT 0 – 1.5
50. Hellinger Manfred AUT 0 – 1.5
51. Gojer Maximilian AUT 0 – 1
52. Mulaj Jakup AUT 0 – 0

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