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Rajlich, Vajda and Gara tie for the first at the Women Spring Festival

The Hungarian Chess Federation organized the International Women Spring Chess Festival from 7-15th April, 2015, in Budapest, the capital of Hungary and one of the largest cities in Central Europe.

The event was a 9-round Swiss tournament, exclusively for women. The tempo of play was 90′/ 40 + 30′ + 30″.

The first place was split in a three-way tie by Polish player IM Iweta Rajlich and Hungarians IM Szidonia Vajda and WGM Ticia Gara after the whole group finished the event with 6,5/9 points.

However, Rajlich prevailed on a superior tie-break score and took the gold, while Vajda remained second.

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

Official website

The winners WGM Ticia Gara, IM Iweta Rajlich and IM Szidonia Vajda

The winners WGM Ticia Gara, IM Iweta Rajlich and IM Szidonia Vajda (photo courtesy: WGM Adriana Nikolova)

WGM Adriana Nikolova

WGM Adriana Nikolova

Photo courtesy: WGM Adriana Nikolova

Photo courtesy: WGM Adriana Nikolova

Final standings:

1 IM Rajlich Iweta POL 2406 6,5
2 IM Vajda Szidonia HUN 2323 6,5
3 WGM Gara Ticia HUN 2282 6,5
4 WGM Nikolova Adriana BUL 2329 6
5 IM Sedina Elena ITA 2305 6
6 Havanecz Bianka HUN 2244 5,5
7 IM Gara Anita HUN 2331 5
8 WFM Terbe Julianna HUN 2236 5
9 WFM Juhasz Barbara HUN 2139 4,5
10 WFM Nomin-Erdene Davaademberel MGL 2371 4,5
11 WIM Dave Dhyani IND 2157 4,5
12 Erdos Boglarka HUN 2176 4,5
13 Erseki Tamara HUN 1861 4,5
14 WIM Varga Klara HUN 2192 4
15 WFM Terbe Zsuzsanna HUN 2129 4
16 WIM Dudas Eszter HUN 2187 4
17 Papp Andrea HUN 1556 4
18 Majoros Rozsa HUN 1699 3,5
19 Palocz Katalin HUN 1366 3,5
20 Jurak Miklosne HUN 1666 2,5
21 Pilmayer Katalin Viola HUN 1513 2,5
22 Demeter Dorina HUN 1662 1,5

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