Kazakhstani GM Kotsur tops Cup of Akim Pavlodar 2015

cup_akim_PO_1422257910The Cup of Akim Pavlodar 2015 took place from 28th to 30th January, 2015, in the city of Pavlodar, Kazakhstan.

The event was a 9-round rapid round-robin tournament with the special participation of 10 players from 4 different continents – Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe.

Kazakhstani players GM Pavel Kotsur and GM Petr Kostenko tied for the first with 6.5 points each, but Kotsur prevailed on a superior tie-break score and took the gold.

The only African participant, GM Ahmed Adly, finished third with 6 points, leaving the nearest followers half a point behind.

Meanwhile, the former World champion Khalifman and the champions of Egypt and Australia, Adly and Ly delivered simultaneous exhibitions in the “Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools”.


You can see the full standings and replay the games below.

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Final standings:

1. GM Kotsur, Pavel (2548) KAZ – 6,5
2. GM Kostenko, Petr (2455) KAZ – 6,5
3. GM Adly, Ahmed, (2684) EGY – 6
4. GM Vladimirov, Yevgeniy (2589) KAZ – 5,5
5. IM Ly, Moulthun (2460) AUS – 5
6. GM  Khalifman, Alexander (2588) RUS – 4
7. GM Jumabayev, Rinat (2591) KAZ – 4
8. GM Granda Zuniga, Julio E (2679) PER – 3
9. GM Aleksandrov, Aleksej (2564) BLR – 3
10. GM Ismagambetov, Anuar (2563) KAZ – 1,5

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