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Krikor Sevag Mekhitarian convincing in Varna Open

Brazilian Grandmaster Krikor Sevag Mekhitarian convincingly won the open tournament in Varna, Bulgaria, after concluding the event with 7,5 points from nine games, leaving the chasing pack a full point behind.

The 7th International Chess Tournament Varna Open was held on 19-27th June. The tournament was organized by the Chess Club “Veselin Topalov”.

89 players from 11 countries competed, including 13 Grandmasters and 12 International Masters.

Krikor Sevag Mekhitarian

GM Krikor Sevag Mekhitarian

Final standings:

1. GM Mekhitarian Krikor Sevag BRA 2544 – 7.5
2. GM Shyam Sundar M. IND 2502 – 6.5
3. GM Rusev Krasimir BUL 2556 – 6.5
4. IM Dimitrov Radoslav BUL 2429 – 6.5
5. IM Arnaudov G. Petar BUL 2490 – 6.5
6. GM Janev Evgeni BUL 2444 – 6.5
7. IM Swapnil S. Dhopade IND 2469 – 6.5
8. GM Mareco Sandro ARG 2557 – 6.5
9. IM Molina Roberto Junio Brito BRA 2423 – 6.5
10. IM Ashwin Jayaram IND 2472 – 6.5
11. GM Spasov Vasil BUL 2565 – 6
12. GM Nikolov Momchil BUL 2538 – 6
13. IM Filip Lucian ROU 2458 – 6
14. FM Lilov Valeri BUL 2434 – 6
15. IM Vedmediuc Serghei MDA 2460 – 6
16. GM Drenchev Petar BUL 2485 – 5.5
17. Sagar Shah IND 2359 – 5.5
18. GM Chatalbashev Boris BUL 2560 – 5.5
19. GM Popchev Milko BUL 2433 – 5.5
20. FM Vachev Vladimir BUL 2155 – 5.5
21. IM Kukov Velislav BUL 2396 – 5.5
22. IM Belov Igor RUS 2418 – 5.5
23. Ivelinov Hristo BUL 2180 – 5.5
24. Bizovi Mihai MDA 2137 – 5.5
25. GM Spiridonov Nikola BUL 2248 – 5.5
26. Gurvich Vitaly RUS 1935 – 5.5
27. FM Abdalla Luiz Guilherme Aurell BRA 2288 – 5
28. Banov Boil BUL 2165 – 5
29. IM Gagarin Vasilij RUS 2329 – 5
30. IM Panbukchian Valentin BUL 2331 – 5
31. GM Spassov Liuben BUL 2335 – 5
32. Georgiev Biser BUL 2271 – 5
33. WFM Raghavi N. IND 2113 – 5
34. Kostadinov Teodosi BUL 2174 – 5
35. Karaivanov Alexander BUL 1894 – 5
36. Hristov Petar BUL 1999 – 5
37. Ljangov Petar BUL 2049 – 5
38. Ivanov Ivan Petkov BUL 0 – 5
39. Tishova Svetlana RUS 1702 – 5
40. Petrov Vladimir Sergeev BUL 2038 – 5
41. FM Vavric Pavel MDA 2239 – 4.5
42. Borzov Dmitri UKR 2133 – 4.5
43. Krasovskiy Kirill RUS 2045 – 4.5
44. Petkov Hristo BUL 2054 – 4.5
45. Talmaci Alexandru MDA 2006 – 4.5
46. Petrov Martin BUL 1990 – 4.5
47. Sagaipov Timur RUS 0 – 4.5
48. Nikolov Todor BUL 0 – 4.5
49. Georgiev Konstantin BUL 1952 – 4.5
50. Ilic Slobodan S SRB 2135 – 4
51. Dimov Danail BUL 1905 – 4
52. Karadzhov Iliyan BUL 0 – 4
53. Gidicov Artiom MDA 2037 – 4
54. Apostolov Teodor BUL 0 – 4
55. Koleva Aleksandrina BUL 1654 – 4
56. Gagarin Vasily RUS 1883 – 4
57. Yordanov Lachezar BUL 1614 – 4
58. Zhivkov Georgi BUL 2132 – 4
59. Yanev Bogdan BUL 1779 – 4
60. Zhelyazkov Iliya BUL 0 – 4
61. Yordanov Adrian Daniel BUL 1576 – 4
62. Velikov Neno BUL 0 – 4
63. Hristov Boris BUL 1695 – 4
64. Getov Borislav BUL 1773 – 4
65. Kirkov Mihail BUL 1623 – 4
66. Mitev Valentin BUL 1514 – 3.5
67. Tachev Kamen BUL 1617 – 3.5
68. Talmaci Alexandru MDA 1581 – 3.5
69. Petkova Nadezhda BUL 1606 – 3.5
70. Zharavin Kiril RUS 0 – 3.5
71. Kovachev Radoslav BUL 1572 – 3.5
72. Dimitrov Dejan BUL 2029 – 3
73. Radionov Deni RUS 0 – 3
74. Malinina Alina RUS 1520 – 3
75. Surkova Sofya RUS 0 – 3
76. Tolovikov Ivan RUS 0 – 3
77. Genov Ivaylo BUL 1556 – 3
78. Sarbu Adela ROU 1307 – 3
79. IM Nikolov Sasho BUL 2419 – 2.5
80. Sarbu Zeno-Iulius ROU 1460 – 2.5
81. Pukhov Maksim RUS 0 – 2.5
82. Lupascu Diana-Elena ROU 1341 – 2.5
83. Vinogradov Jevgenij RUS 0 – 2.5
84. Chobanov Ivan BUL 1615 – 2.5
85. Talmaci Chiril MDA 0 – 2.5
86. GM Nabaty Tamir ISR 2579 – 1.5
87. Malov Dmitrij RUS 0 – 1.5
88. Wang Shujuan CHN 0 – 1.5
89. Gramatik Maxim RUS 0 – 1

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