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Ivan Cheparinov wins Tradewise Gibraltar Masters

The 2014 Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival took place from Monday 27th January to Thursday 6th February at Caleta Hotel in Gibraltar.

The Festival consisted of five events: Masters, Challengers Wk1 (U2250), Challengers Wk2 (U2250), Amateurs Wk1 (U1900) and Amateurs Wk2 (U1900).

The Masters section attracted 256 players from 48 countries, including 76 Grandmasters and 10 players rated above 2700 FIDE.

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After 10 rounds of play, Grandmasters Vassily Ivanchuk, Ivan Cheparinov and last year winner Nikita Vitiugov shared the first place with 8,0 points each.

According to the tournament regulations, a tie-break had to settle the overall winner. After drawing of lots, Cheparinov was seeded into the final, while Ivanchuk and Vitiugov played the first match.

The two rapid games were drawn, but Vitiugov won both blitz games to progress to the final.

In the final Cheparinov came on the top with 1,5-0,5 to win the tournament and top prize of 20,000£.

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Ivan Cheparinov

Ivan Cheparinov

Final standings (10 rounds):

1 GM Ivanchuk Vassily UKR 2739 – 8
2 GM Vitiugov Nikita RUS 2737 – 8
3 GM Cheparinov Ivan BUL 2672 – 8
4 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime FRA 2745 – 7.5
5 GM Rodshtein Maxim ISR 2682 – 7.5
6 GM Li Chao B CHN 2680 – 7.5
7 GM Adhiban B. IND 2590 – 7.5
8 GM Dreev Aleksey RUS 2673 – 7.5
9 GM Al-Sayed Mohammed QAT 2476 – 7.5
10 GM Adams Michael ENG 2754 – 7
11 GM Rapport Richard HUN 2691 – 7
12 GM Harikrishna P. IND 2706 – 7
13 GM Kamsky Gata USA 2709 – 7
14 GM Hansen Eric CAN 2559 – 7
15 GM Edouard Romain FRA 2658 – 7
16 GM Navara David CZE 2702 – 7
17 GM Tomashevsky Evgeny RUS 2715 – 7
18 GM Movsesian Sergei ARM 2677 – 7
19 IM Muzychuk Mariya UKR 2503 – 7
20 GM Wei Yi CHN 2607 – 7
21 GM Salgado Lopez Ivan ESP 2597 – 7
22 GM Agdestein Simen NOR 2627 – 7
23 GM Salem A.R. Saleh UAE 2564 – 7
24 IM Henrichs Thomas GER 2477 – 7
25 GM Zhao Xue CHN 2567 – 7
26 GM Zhukova Natalia UKR 2449 – 7
27 GM Mareco Sandro ARG 2582 – 6.5
28 GM Spraggett Kevin CAN 2544 – 6.5
29 GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar IND 2619 – 6.5
30 GM Xu Jun CHN 2510 – 6.5
31 GM Fier Alexandr BRA 2572 – 6.5
32 GM Eljanov Pavel UKR 2733 – 6.5
33 GM Gopal G.N. IND 2550 – 6.5
34 IM Javakhishvili Lela GEO 2430 – 6.5
35 GM Short Nigel D ENG 2683 – 6.5
36 IM Dvirnyy Danyyil ITA 2574 – 6.5
37 GM Oparin Grigoriy RUS 2517 – 6.5
38 IM Raznikov Danny ISR 2479 – 6.5
39 GM Libiszewski Fabien FRA 2533 – 6.5
40 GM Vocaturo Daniele ITA 2582 – 6.5
41 GM Dubov Daniil RUS 2614 – 6.5
42 GM Bologan Viktor MDA 2661 – 6.5
43 GM Cmilyte Viktorija LTU 2515 – 6.5
44 GM Hoang Thanh Trang HUN 2511 – 6.5
45 GM Antipov Mikhail Al. RUS 2511 – 6.5
46 GM Flear Glenn C ENG 2471 – 6.5
47 GM Lenderman Aleksandr USA 2562 – 6
48 WGM Tan Zhongyi CHN 2483 – 6
49 GM Debashis Das IND 2494 – 6
50 GM Vallejo Pons Francisco ESP 2707 – 6
51 GM Anton Guijarro David ESP 2557 – 6
52 GM Maze Sebastien FRA 2536 – 6
53 WGM Guo Qi CHN 2450 – 6
54 IM Trent Lawrence ENG 2424 – 6
55 GM Sutovsky Emil ISR 2663 – 6
56 IM Docx Stefan BEL 2458 – 6
57 GM Van Kampen Robin NED 2602 – 6
58 Martinez Reyes Pedro Ramon VEN 2246 – 6
59 GM Sandipan Chanda IND 2609 – 6
60 IM Georgiadis Nico SUI 2436 – 6
61 Salomon Johan NOR 2308 – 6
62 Deac Bogdan-Daniel ROU 2289 – 6
63 GM Mekhitarian Krikor Sevag BRA 2566 – 6
64 GM Khotenashvili Bela GEO 2527 – 6
65 GM Andersson Ulf SWE 2545 – 6
66 GM Cramling Pia SWE 2525 – 6
67 IM Ashwin Jayaram IND 2473 – 6
68 IM Porper Edward CAN 2446 – 6
69 GM El Debs Felipe De Cresce BRA 2520 – 6
70 IM Welling Gerard NED 2326 – 6
71 GM Gordon Stephen J ENG 2516 – 6
72 GM Sebag Marie FRA 2501 – 6
73 IM Zude Arno GER 2400 – 6
74 Kaczmarczyk Dennis GER 2358 – 6
75 WIM Fuchs Judith GER 2315 – 6
76 IM Kohlweyer Bernd GER 2437 – 6
77 Sos Andreu Eric ESP 2285 – 6
78 IM Kuipers Stefan NED 2399 – 6
79 IM Nezad Husein Aziz QAT 2372 – 6
80 WGM Pogonina Natalija RUS 2495 – 5.5
81 IM Tari Aryan NOR 2408 – 5.5
82 GM Bellon Lopez Juan Manuel ESP 2382 – 5.5
83 IM Pardo Simon David ESP 2450 – 5.5
84 IM Nakar Eylon ISR 2398 – 5.5
85 IM Paehtz Elisabeth GER 2458 – 5.5
86 FM Tate Alan SCO 2321 – 5.5
87 IM Milliet Sophie FRA 2390 – 5.5
88 IM Mikkelsen Nikolaj DEN 2423 – 5.5
89 WIM Abdumalik Zhansaya KAZ 2344 – 5.5
90 GM Popilski Gil ISR 2492 – 5.5
91 FM Gaehwiler Gabriel SUI 2332 – 5.5
92 IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag MGL 2438 – 5.5
93 GM Stefanova Antoaneta BUL 2486 – 5.5
94 FM Kobo Ori ISR 2298 – 5.5
95 GM Georgiev Kiril BUL 2653 – 5.5
96 IM Haugli Petter NOR 2278 – 5.5
97 FM Ben Artzi Ido ISR 2344 – 5.5
98 IM Roeder Matthias GER 2423 – 5.5
99 GM Muzychuk Anna SLO 2566 – 5.5
100 Lampert Jonas GER 2358 – 5.5
101 FM Proudian Armen BRA 2273 – 5.5
102 IM Valsecchi Alessio ITA 2418 – 5.5
103 FM De Haan Eric NED 2303 – 5.5
104 GM Akesson Ralf SWE 2447 – 5
105 GM Rahman Ziaur BAN 2499 – 5
106 IM Lejlic Samir SWE 2345 – 5
107 IM Wemmers Xander NED 2348 – 5
108 IM Sanchez Castillo Sarai Caroli VEN 2219 – 5
109 Gukhvat Peter ISR 2268 – 5
110 FM Aharon Ofir ISR 2304 – 5
111 Lombaers Peter NED 2255 – 5
112 WGM Vojinovic Jovana SRB 2335 – 5
113 Galmandakh Badrakh MGL 2225 – 5
114 WGM Hoolt Sarah GER 2331 – 5
115 Spence David J ENG 2216 – 5
116 IM Bellin Robert ENG 2337 – 5
117 IM Savina Anastasia RUS 2402 – 5
118 GM Tseitlin Mark D ISR 2389 – 5
119 IM Solomon Kenny RSA 2351 – 5
120 IM Houska Jovanka ENG 2415 – 5
121 Gandrud Vegar Koi NOR 2242 – 5
122 WGM Kochetkova Julia SVK 2351 – 5
123 FM Studer Noel SUI 2337 – 5
124 CM Rowe Duane JAM 2218 – 5
125 Hommerson Paul NED 2255 – 5
126 Vea Odin Blikra NOR 2217 – 5
127 IM Tania Sachdev IND 2442 – 5
128 Mihajlov Sebastian NOR 2185 – 5
129 Stenzel Thomas GER 2216 – 5
130 Bar Aviv ISR 2148 – 5
131 Wahlbom Magnus SWE 2297 – 5
132 Hagesather Arne NOR 2126 – 5
133 FM Quintin Navarro Alberto ESP 2320 – 5
134 Agbabishvili Lali CAN 1941 – 5
135 Tscharotschkin Michael GER 2201 – 5
136 FM Chapman Terry P D ENG 2304 – 5
137 FM Mueller Leonhard NAM 2191 – 5
138 FM Buchal Stephan GER 2324 – 5
139 WGM Dolzhikova Olga NOR 2203 – 5
140 Gikas Andreas Basilius GER 2189 – 5
141 Iagar Razvan-Gabriel ROU 2171 – 5
142 Lercel Michal POL 2150 – 5
143 CM Walton Alan J ENG 2083 – 5
144 Verneuil Pascal FRA 2065 – 5
145 FM Berry Neil SCO 2227 – 5
146 Byron Alan M ENG 2147 – 5
147 Nwoye Nnamdi NGR 0 – 5
148 Omoifo Osemekhian I USA 2076 – 5
149 GM Galego Luis POR 2465 – 4.5
150 FM Sanchez Botella Luis Javier ESP 2241 – 4.5
151 GM Zhu Chen QAT 2481 – 4.5
152 FM Scharrer Patrick ITA 2220 – 4.5
153 IM Hambleton Aman CAN 2481 – 4.5
154 GM Larino Nieto David ESP 2465 – 4.5
155 Burrows Martin P ENG 2126 – 4.5
156 WGM Maisuradze Nino FRA 2279 – 4.5
157 Gajic Mladen SWE 2246 – 4.5
158 FM Sanchez Jerez Emilio Miguel ESP 2287 – 4.5
159 Stewart Ashley ENG 2038 – 4.5
160 IM Lederman Leon ISR 2257 – 4.5
161 CM Osuna Vega Enrique ESP 2141 – 4.5
162 Kenney Jason CAN 2112 – 4.5
163 FM Valenti Giuseppe ITA 2172 – 4.5
164 Duff Rufus ENG 2113 – 4.5
165 Heer Stephan SUI 2106 – 4.5
166 Kvisla Johannes Luangtep NOR 2154 – 4.5
167 Zvarik Martin SVK 2216 – 4.5
168 Samu Sorin-Mihai ROU 2131 – 4.5
169 Marttala Thomas SWE 2200 – 4.5
170 FM Baert Andy BEL 2104 – 4.5
171 IM Aloma Vidal Robert ESP 2416 – 4
172 Amgalanbaatar Ravdanlkhumbuu MGL 2137 – 4
173 CM Urbina Perez Juan Antonio ESP 2183 – 4
174 Semprun Martinez Fernando ESP 2227 – 4
175 Rindlisbacher Jan SUI 2250 – 4
176 WIM Nicolas Zapata Irene ESP 2249 – 4
177 Mihajlov Svetoslav NOR 2112 – 4
178 Allor Chukwuka NGR 2138 – 4
179 Nyland Thomas NOR 2047 – 4
180 Van Den Bersselaar Jeroen NED 2146 – 4
181 Freuler Roman SUI 2048 – 4
182 Biegel Thomas GER 2059 – 4
183 Veltkamp Gerben NED 2202 – 4
184 Vinas Guerrero Carlos A. ESP 2153 – 4
185 Weichelt Jens GER 2116 – 4
186 Weinstein Shaul ISR 2025 – 4
187 Khachatourian Yerazik NOR 1955 – 4
188 Al-Tamimi Hamad QAT 2211 – 4
189 Dasaolu Rotimi NGR 2077 – 4
190 Suez-Panama Gilles FRA 2071 – 4
191 FM Kandic Milan SRB 2080 – 4
192 Nordstrom Hakon N NOR 1835 – 4
193 Goncalves Jose Antonio Silvei BRA 1999 – 4
194 Perdomo Araujo Angel Eduardo VEN 2018 – 4
195 Compton Alistair NZL 2105 – 4
196 Knudsen Jes West DEN 1874 – 4
197 Lobersli Henrik Oie NOR 1862 – 4
198 Jorgensen Line Jin NOR 1925 – 4
199 Machlik Jon NOR 1891 – 4
200 Bucknell Malcolm Gordon ENG 1947 – 4
201 Becham Khalid MAR 2122 – 4
202 Hamer Martyn ENG 2017 – 4
203 Holleland Sigve NOR 1812 – 4
204 Henrichsen Jens DEN 1946 – 4
205 Magnusdottir Veronika Steinun ISL 1561 – 4
206 Mehringer Joerg GER 1961 – 4
207 IM Teran Alvarez Ismael ESP 2412 – 3.5
208 GM Gallagher Joseph G. SUI 2495 – 3.5
209 Reppen Ellisiv NOR 1995 – 3.5
210 Nejanky Maisa ARG 2040 – 3.5
211 Hughes Roy ENG 2027 – 3.5
212 Nilsen Martin NOR 1878 – 3.5
213 Skutta Bernd Dr. GER 2048 – 3.5
214 Steenbergen Pepijn NED 1772 – 3.5
215 Krokay Urszula POL 1926 – 3.5
216 Zachariassen John DEN 1894 – 3.5
217 Bajer Renato GER 1914 – 3.5
218 Dennis Nigel W ENG 1848 – 3.5
219 Bjorn Lasse E NOR 1879 – 3.5
220 FM Andersen Daniel DEN 1941 – 3.5
221 Pabalan Rocky PHI 2103 – 3
222 Cruz Fiallos Hamilton Tarley VEN 1844 – 3
223 Othman Mustapha NGR 1905 – 3
224 George Lolomari Erekosima NGR 1853 – 3
225 Whatley Stephen A J ENG 1864 – 3
226 Gravett Alan D ENG 1872 – 3
227 Spanton Tim R ENG 1995 – 3
228 Mqami Ibrahim MAR 0 – 3
229 Jacobsen Fredrik Beer NOR 1991 – 3
230 Christophe-Hayot Romain FRA 1842 – 3
231 Roser Ludwig GER 1882 – 3
232 Kristinsson Magnus ISL 1741 – 3
233 Edakina Anastasia NOR 1756 – 3
234 Lochte Szilvia HUN 1951 – 3
235 Nielsen Peter DEN 1759 – 3
236 Hermes Geoff R ENG 1998 – 3
237 FM Malmdin Nils-Ake SWE 2175 – 2.5
238 FM Fenollar Jorda Manuel ESP 2419 – 2.5
239 Barrenechea Bahamonde Gustavo ESP 2208 – 2.5
240 CM Reuben Stewart ENG 2066 – 2.5
241 Rygg Snorre NOR 1840 – 2.5
242 Villa Armenta Enrique ESP 1718 – 2.5
243 D`haluin Wim BEL 0 – 2.5
244 Kenney David CAN 1999 – 2.5
245 Beadle John R ENG 0 – 2.5
246 Densing Gerd GER 1875 – 2.5
247 Kuenitz Klaus GER 1525 – 2.5
248 Ladokun Kolawole Akinyemi NGR 0 – 2
249 Olsen Miriam F DEN 1997 – 2
250 Bauer Dieter GER 1727 – 2
251 Lerider Anny-Laure FRA 0 – 2
252 Bakkejord Odd Vidar NOR 0 – 1.5
253 Neumanova Monika CZE 1719 – 1
254 IM Rudd Jack ENG 2206 – 1
255 IM Lund Silas DEN 2410 – 0.5
256 Eman Lennart SWE 1998 – 0

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