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Loek van Wely grabbed clear first place at Sydney

Dutch GM Loek van Wely grabbed the winner’s trophy at the Sydney International Open 2013 which took place on 2nd – 7th April at the Parramatta Town Hall in the Australian city.

Van Wely obtained 7.5/9 points to edge Doeberl Cup winner Li Chao by half a point. Hungarian GM Attila Czebe and Czech GM Jiri Stocek both got 6.5 points, but Czebe finished third on tiebreaks.

Arif Hassani won the Challengers event with the same 7.5 score obtained by van Wely.

The event is one of the biggest chess tournaments in Australia. It attracts beginners to grandmasters from all parts of Australia and from several other countries around the world.

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Loek Van Wely

GM Loek Van Wely

Final Standings:

1 GM Van Wely Loek NED 2684 7.5
2 GM Li Chao B CHN 2686 7.0
3 GM Horvath Adam HUN 2509 6.5
4 GM Stocek Jiri CZE 2544 6.5
5 GM Sethuraman S.P. IND 2541 6.0
6 GM Vajda Levente ROU 2632 6.0
7 GM Czebe Attila HUN 2479 6.0
8 GM Zhao Zong-Yuan AUS 2537 6.0
9 IM Solomon Stephen J. AUS 2387 6.0
10 IM Lane Gary W. AUS 2412 6.0
11 Smirnov Anton AUS 2194 6.0
12 IM Akshat Khamparia IND 2393 6.0
13 GM Johansen Darryl K. AUS 2430 5.5
14 GM Varga Zoltan HUN 2472 5.5
15 IM Palit Somak IND 2449 5.5
16 FM Cheng Bobby AUS 2425 5.5
17 Rishi Sardana IND 2232 5.5
18 Lei Tingjie CHN 2232 5.5
19 Li Zuhao Luke NZL 2287 5.5
20 FM Nakauchi Gene AUS 2221 5.5
21 GM Heberla Bartlomiej POL 2562 5.0
22 FM Bjelobrk Igor AUS 2329 5.0
23 Tan Justin AUS 2249 5.0
24 IM Stany G.A. IND 2432 5.0
25 Hu Xi CHN 2280 5.0
26 WFM Otgonjargal Sengeravdan MGL 2171 5.0
27 Ayvazyan Armen AUS 2211 5.0
28 Ferozkohi Ihsan GER 2107 5.0
29 GM Laxman R.R. IND 2429 4.5
30 Kuan Julian HKG 1948 4.5
31 Charles Gareth AUS 2156 4.5
32 Lee Kah Meng Elgin MAS 2068 4.5
33 Wei Michael AUS 2104 4.5
34 Castor David AUS 2116 4.5
35 Zheng Shucheng AUS 1852 4.5
36 Puccini Jack AUS 1891 4.0
37 Nazari Sattar IRI 2163 4.0
38 Setiawan A. INA 2160 4.0
39 Dale Ari AUS 2222 4.0
40 Fuatai Fuatai NZL 2021 4.0
41 Yermolenko Taras UKR 1816 4.0
42 Mallari Donato AUS 1978 4.0
43 Spuler David AUS 1987 4.0
44 Lester George E AUS 2012 4.0
45 Abbott Peter AUS 1975 4.0
46 Selnes Hamish AUS 1886 4.0
47 Cabilin Jeff AUS 1950 4.0
48 Press Harry AUS 1845 4.0
49 Wan Dennis AUS 1798 3.5
50 Davis Tony J AUS 1922 3.5
51 Hagist Fred M AUS 1944 3.5
52 Marner Gavin NZL 1995 3.5
53 Camer Angelito AUS 2054 3.5
54 Ilic Ilija AUS 1981 3.5
55 Dibley Shane E AUS 1671 3.5
56 Willathgamuwa Kevin AUS 1729 3.0
57 Bellingham John AUS 1729 3.0
58 Lam Ross AUS 1661 3.0
59 Buciu Aurel-John AUS 1783 3.0
60 Brockman Roland AUS 1708 3.0
61 William Lee Kah Howe MAS 1759 2.5
62 Willathgamuwa Rowan AUS 1683 2.5
63 Myers Stephen P AUS 1777 2.5
64 Kuan Ying Fatt HKG 1781 2.5
65 Broekhuyse Paul AUS 2076 2.0
66 Sewell Bob AUS 1472 1.0
67 Christensen Joshua AUS 1859 0.0
68 Rad Farzin IRI 1989 0.0

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