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Sabino Brunello wins Durban Open Grandmasters Tournament

International Convention Centre, Durban

International Convention Centre, Durban

Chess South Africa held the 1st Durban Open Grandmasters Chess Tournament at the International Convention Centre in Durban, South Africa from 20 to 29 September 2014.

The 11-round Swiss event with 84 participants took place concurrently with the FIDE World Youth Chess Championships.

Grandmasters Sabino Brunello from Italy and Sahaj Grover from India shared the first place with 9,0/11 points each. Brunello took the winner’s trophy on better tie-break, but the money prizes were split equally, 1750 EUR to each.

Replay games with analysis

Web site: http://www.2014wycc.co.za/Durban_Open.html

Final standings:

1. GM Brunello Sabino ITA 2552 – 9
2. GM Grover Sahaj IND 2492 – 9
3. GM Gupta Abhijeet IND 2642 – 8.5
4. GM Bui Vinh VIE 2411 – 7.5
5. GM Solozhenkin Evgeniy RUS 2448 – 7.5
6. GM Hansen Eric CAN 2593 – 7.5
7. GM Popilski Gil ISR 2493 – 7.5
8. GM Bhat Vinay S. USA 2511 – 7.5
9. Van Rensburg Ryan Pierre RSA 2175 – 7
10. Nel Andre RSA 1889 – 7
11. IM Noritsyn Nikolay CAN 2449 – 7
12. GM Khatanbaatar Bazar MGL 2376 – 7
13. Rubery Mark RSA 2238 – 7
14. GM Hernandez Guerrero Gilberto MEX 2531 – 7
15. IM Annaberdiev Meilis TKM 2439 – 7
16. GM Bakre Tejas IND 2452 – 7
17. IM Cawdery Daniel RSA 2432 – 7
18. GM Rombaldoni Axel ITA 2502 – 7
19. Pesa Mofoka A. RSA 1940 – 6.5
20. GM Mareco Sandro ARG 2585 – 6.5
21. WGM Toma Katarzyna POL 2314 – 6.5
22. FM Thakur Akash IND 2295 – 6.5
23. FM Oberholzer Francois RSA 1907 – 6.5
24. Davies Jason S. RSA 2126 – 6.5
25. Klaver Cornelis RSA 2075 – 6.5
26. Al Taher Tarek Ali UAE 1857 – 6.5
27. IM Erdogdu Mert TUR 2416 – 6.5
28. Odendaal Frederick RSA 2018 – 6.5
29. Goswami Vedant IND 2183 – 6.5
30. Mwale Joseph MAW 2023 – 6
31. WGM Mona Khaled EGY 2173 – 6
32. FM Peredun Andrew CAN 2257 – 6
33. Patil Pratik IND 2231 – 6
34. Borges Guilherme Deola BRA 2097 – 6
35. Skosana Stephen K. RSA 2057 – 6
36. Aura Kristian FIN 1978 – 6
37. Kander Kavidhen RSA 0 – 6
38. Lappi Esa FIN 0 – 6
39. Kromhout Ewan RSA 2065 – 5.5
40. More Felix RSA 0 – 5.5
41. CM Mbedza Richard MAW 2014 – 5.5
42. Subke Jason James RSA 0 – 5.5
43. Pandey Divya USA 0 – 5.5
44. Longano Michael RSA 0 – 5.5
45. Lekalakalae Malusi RSA 0 – 5.5
46. Sadie Johan Jacobus Hendrik RSA 1702 – 5.5
47. Qobo Lulama T. RSA 0 – 5
48. Ntagasigumwami Deo BDI 1736 – 5
49. Mashope Mpho D. RSA 1700 – 5
50. De Koster Dirk RSA 0 – 5
51. Tavagwisa Lawrence ZIM 0 – 5
52. Collen Benjamin C. RSA 1671 – 5
53. Xulu Lindokuhle RSA 0 – 5
54. Zuma Mbusiswa RSA 0 – 5
55. Nene Themba RSA 1933 – 5
56. Dayaram Kshanik RSA 0 – 5
57. Danisa Cyril T. RSA 0 – 5
58. Ramgoon Sachin Eric RSA 0 – 4.5
59. Fitton Ruben RSA 0 – 4.5
60. Odendaal Ruben Lourens RSA 0 – 4.5
61. Booyens Keegan RSA 0 – 4.5
60. Pillay Gesaven RSA 0 – 4.5
63. Daniel Angelo RSA 0 – 4.5
64. Marais Dawid Jacobus RSA 0 – 4.5
65. Tshabalala Joost RSA 0 – 4
66. Moodley Karmishta RSA 0 – 4
67. Chandraduth Sridhar RSA 0 – 4
68. Birrell James RSA 0 – 4
69. Pather Sachen RSA 0 – 4
70. Goyal Rajat RSA 0 – 3.5
71. Pather Cayden RSA 0 – 3.5
72. Dheda Khellan RSA 0 – 3.5
73. CM Goosen Anton RSA 2043 – 3.5
74. Pillay Joshua RSA 0 – 3.5
75. Pillay Kuvam RSA 0 – 3.5
76. Mundhree Vivegan RSA 0 – 3
77. Dayaram Rohan RSA 0 – 3
78. Hauptfleisch Heinz RSA 0 – 3
79. Bhana Sonal RSA 0 – 3
80. IM Van Delft Merijn NED 2417 – 2
81. FM Klaasen Calvin Jong RSA 2143 – 1.5
82. Lee Kyle RSA 0 – 1.5
83. Khoa Goodwill NAM 1993 – 1
84. Al Neyadi Mohammed UAE 0 – 1

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