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Ni Hua First, Zoltan Almasi Second in Reggio Emilia

Final round played this morning

Even if the overall winner was already decided yesterday, the last round of the 51st Reggio Emilia Chess Tournament was spiced with more fighting chess and another four decided games. Ni Hua confirmed excellent shape by beating Mihail Marin in Romanian’s beloved Open Ruy Lopez and Zoltan Almasi quickly demolished Luca Shytaj’s King’s Gambit to claim clear second place.

Alexey Dreev, who played very strong in the recent months, overpressed against his compatriot Konstantin Landa and lost with White for the final 50% score. Landa, Gustafsson and Marin are on tied 3rd-5th.

Ni Hua

Ni Hua

Zoltan Almasi square

Zoltan Almasi

Round 9 results:

IM Luca Shytaj (IM 2472) – GM Zoltan Almasi (HUN 2663) 0-1

GM Ni Hua (CHN 2710) – GM Mihail Marin (ROM 2556) 1-0

GM Jan Gustafsson (GER 2634) – GM Miso Cebalo (CRO 2493) 1-0

GM Manuel Leon Hoyos (MEX 2535) – IM Niccolo Ronchetti (ITA 2414) draw

GM Alexey Dreev (RUS 2670) – GM Konstantin Landa (RUS 2613) 0-1

Final standings:

1. GM Ni Hua (CHN 2710) – 7.5

2. GM Zoltan Almasi (HUN 2663) – 6.0

3-5. GM Mihail Marin (ROM 2556), GM Jan Gustafsson (GER 2634) and GM Konstantin Landa (RUS 2613) – 5.0

6-7. GM Alexey Dreev (RUS 2670) and GM Manuel Leon Hoyos (MEX 2535) – 4.5

8. IM Niccolo Ronchetti (ITA 2414) – 3.0

9. IM Luca Shytaj (IM 2472) and – 2.5

10. GM Miso Cebalo (CRO 2493) – 2.0

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