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IM Kore Akshayraj won the main event at the Cannes Chess Festival 2013

Indian IM Kore Akshayraj finished sole first at the 27th International Chess Winter Open at Cannes, which took place from February 25th to March 3rd at the playing venue Lerins.

Akshayraj obtained 7.5/9 points to finish half a point ahead of his two closest followers. Argentine GM Ruben Felgaer edged Eltaj Safarli in tiebreaks to keep the second place.

The Indian IM had an impressive 2743 rating performance, achieving his fourth GM norm. This is his second norm in the last two weeks, as he got another one at the Rochefort Open.

The winners

This event is known for being a good opportunity to make norms, and this year it was not an exception. Besides Akshayraj, Manuel Valles obtained his first IM norm, Gary Giroyan got his third (obtaining the IM title), and the young Romanian Adeline Uta grabbed her second FM norm.

317 players participated in the three sections. The organization hopes to break the 2003 record of 323 participants during next year’s edition.

Last year winner was GM Evgeny Romanov

Official website

Final Standings:

1 m AKSHAYRAJ Kore 2455 F
2 g FELGAER Ruben 2557 F 7
3 g SAFARLI Eltaj 2638 F 7
4 m ROMBALDONI Axel 2472 F
5 g IORDACHESCU Viorel 2610 F
6 g DOBROV Vladimir 2537 F 6
7 m DONCHENKO Alexander 2412 F 6
8 m MOGRANZINI Roberto 2507 F 6
9 g GODENA Michele 2516 F 6
10 g SANCHEZ Joseph 2533 F 6
11 g TKACHIEV Vladislav 2650 F
12 g FLEAR Glenn C 2471 F
13 GIROYAN Gary 2366 F
14 f CODENOTTI Marco 2396 F
15 f FAVAREL Antoine 2345 F
16 m LEKIC Dusan 2411 F
17 m PRASANNA RAGHURAM RA 2425 F 5
18 m BEJTOVIC Jasmin 2382 F 5
19 VALLES Manuel 2226 F 5
20 m SAVINA Anastasia 2339 F 5
21 m BATTAGLINI Gabriel 2440 F 5
22 FORMENTO Paolo 2200 F 5
23 m BORGO Giulio 2379 F 5
24 f LAMARD Guillaume 2257 F 5
25 g DEGRAEVE Jean-Marc 2591 F 5
26 f DE FILOMENO Simone 2332 F 5
27 VILLEGAS Pierre 2253 F 5
28 m FIERRO BAQUERO Martha L. 2364 F
29 MIDOUX Sebastien 2316 F
30 m PHILIPPE Christophe 2391 F
31 SORCINELLI Francesco 2187 F
32 ABELLO Sebastien 2348 F
33 f VELTEN Paul 2391 F 4
34 LEMEAUX David 2285 F 4
35 f LYELL Mark 2200 F 4
36 ff UTA Adeline-Ramona 2047 F 4
37 f ROBIN Samy 2250 F 4
38 f SORM Daniel 2317 F 4
39 f KHOURI Ibrahim Mohamed 2252 F 4
40 f DIMITROV Christo 2294 F 4
41 PERNIGOTTI Carlo 2195 F 4
42 FRICK Christoph 2250 F 4
43 SARDO Gabriele 2190 F 4
44 CAYLA Jonathan 2036 F 4
45 BEKKER-JENSEN David 2274 F
46 f LASINSKAS Povilas 2196 F
47 f BRESSAC Stephane 2283 F
48 f WEERAMANTRY Sunil 2118 F
49 MALEKI Nicolas 2120 F
50 mf SIROTKINA Nina 2224 F 3
51 PESCE Gabriele 2219 F 3
52 GALLUCCI Alessio 2225 F 3
53 IAGAR Razvan-Gabriel 2175 F 3
54 MALKA Samuel 2192 F 3
55 GELAS Christophe 2216 F
56 mf FLEAR Christine 2157 F
57 MURATET Lucas 2133 F
58 MAYER Philippe 2164 F 2
59 m DEBRAY Christopher 2360 F
60 f WEILL Roland 2183 F
61 BRETHES Francois 2256 F 1
62 GERTOSIO Franck 2181 F 0
63 g ORATOVSKY Michael 2510 F 0

 

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