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Grandmasters Bacrot and Malakhatko share first in Genève Open

The 29th Genève International Chess Open was held on 26-30th December at the Maison des Associations, Salle Gandhi, 15 Rue des Savoises, CH – 1205 Genève, Switzerland.

The Masters Tournament (elo above 1800) had 50 participants and was played over 7 rounds of Swiss format.

Top seed Etienne Bacrot and Vadim Malakhatko shared the first place with 5,5 points each. The two Grandmasters drew each other in the final round.

Etienne Bacrot

Etienne Bacrot

The General Tournament (U1800) had 42 participants. French player Khaled Cherrad took clear first place with 6,0/7 points.

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Masters Tournament final standings:

1 GM Bacrot Etienne FRA 2703 – 5.5
2 GM Malakhatko Vadim BEL 2559 – 5.5
3 GM Maze Sebastien FRA 2546 – 5
4 GM Kovacevic Aleksandar SRB 2560 – 5
5 GM Guliyev Namig AZE 2545 – 5
6 GM Murariu Andrei ROU 2529 – 5
7 GM Libiszewski Fabien FRA 2503 – 5
8 FM Colmenares Aurelio SUI 2226 – 5
9 IM Huss Andreas SUI 2326 – 5
10 IM Vuilleumier Alexandre SUI 2304 – 4.5
11 IM Gerber Richard SUI 2419 – 4.5
12 FM Burnier David SUI 2334 – 4.5
13 IM Zozulia Anna BEL 2351 – 4.5
14 Terraz Christian SUI 2098 – 4.5
15 FM Rambaldi Francesco ITA 2308 – 4
16 GM Suba Mihai ROU 2420 – 4
17 Berset Philippe SUI 2111 – 4
18 FM Preissmann Emmanuel SUI 2230 – 4
19 Steenhuis Jan SUI 2149 – 4
20 Bacrot Nathalie FRA 2094 – 4
21 Cesareo Fabio SUI 2152 – 4
22 Kovacevic Vladimir SRB 2198 – 3.5
23 Cadei Frederic SUI 2130 – 3.5
24 Gautier Anand FRA 1885 – 3.5
25 Gautier Selvan FRA 1981 – 3.5
26 De La Rosa Damian SUI 2045 – 3.5
27 Murati Shkelzen SUI 2089 – 3.5
28 Anusca Madalina-Maria ROU 2073 – 3.5
29 Bagri Jaspaul SUI 2178 – 3.5
30 Gurtner Daniel SUI 2153 – 3.5
31 Vianin Pascal SUI 2196 – 3
32 Graells Ricardo SUI 2163 – 3
33 De Abreu Orlando FRA 2034 – 3
34 Noyer Olivier SUI 2026 – 3
35 Fritz Axel GER 1946 – 3
36 Pleininger Rudolf SUI 1997 – 3
37 Prunescu Daniel ESP 2025 – 3
38 De Kalbermatten Adrien SUI 1802 – 3
39 Hofer Nataniel SUI 1798 – 2.5
40 Frauchiger Thomas SUI 1816 – 2.5
41 Catsiapis Yiannis SUI 1838 – 2
42 Rubinstein Michel FRA 1755 – 2
43 Miralles Loic FRA 1728 – 2
44 Nawrocki Bronislaw SUI 1738 – 2
45 Vernet Solene FRA 1723 – 2
46 Walter Peter M. SUI 1877 – 2
47 Jaquier Daniel SUI 1861 – 2
48 Duruz Noe SUI 1954 – 1.5
49 Hofmann Colin SUI 1722 – 1.5
50 Ljatifi Nasser SUI 0 – 1

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