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Tamir Nabaty and Olga Vasiliev are the new Israeli chess champions

The Israeli Chess Championships 2013 for men and women took place on 6th-14th April at the Palm Beach Hotel in Acre, Israel.

In the main event, GM Tamir Nabaty took the winner’s trophy after showing a great 2681 rating performance and getting 6.5 points in the 9-round Swiss. He was undefeated and finished the event with two straight wins.

Three players tied at 6/9. Veteran GM Ilia Smirin and GM Viktor Mikhalevski finished second and third, respectively.

Among the women, WIM Olga Vasiliev stood out and got clear first place with 7/9 points, leaving her closest follower a whole point behind.

The event counted with the support of the National Lottery, which donated 500.000 New Shekels to the Israeli Chess Federation recently.

Tournament website

The winners receiving their trophies

Final Standings – Men:

1 GM Nabaty Tamir 2564 6.5
2 GM Smirin Ilia 2663 6.0
3 GM Mikhalevski Victor 2530 6.0
4 GM Avrukh Boris 2572 6.0
5 GM Postny Evgeny 2635 5.5
6 GM Rodshtein Maxim 2639 5.5
7 GM Golod Vitali 2573 5.5
8 GM Roiz Michael 2623 5.5
9 IM Raznikov Danny 2488 5.0
10 GM Soffer Ram 2516 5.0
11 GM Kantsler Boris 2427 5.0
12 GM Zoler Dan 2553 5.0
13 FM Axelrod Arie 2328 5.0
14 GM Greenfeld Alon 2545 4.5
15 GM Gofshtein Leonid 2457 4.5
16 Judkovsky Yair 2355 4.5
17 IM Berkovich Mark 2364 4.5
18 IM Boruchovsky Avital 2445 4.5
19 FM Givon Asaf 2407 4.5
20 GM Baron Tal 2473 4.5
21 GM Popilski Gil 2523 4.0
22 IM Nakar Eylon 2389 4.0
23 Steinberg Nitzan 2425 4.0
24 IM Caspi Israel 2461 4.0
25 FM Shachar Ehud 2357 4.0
26 GM Gruenfeld Yehuda 2434 3.5
27 FM Arlinsky Uriel 2318 3.5
28 WFM Shvayger Yuliya 2273 3.5
29 Svoisky Daniel 2227 3.0
30 IM Birnboim Nathan 2370 3.0
31 FM Zalkind Konstantin 2254 3.0
32 Katzir Moshe 2201 1.5

Final Standings – Women:

1 WIM Vasiliev Olga 2243 7.0
2 WIM Tsifanskaya Ludmila 2085 6.0
3 WGM Borsuk Angela 2256 5.0
4 WGM Klinova Masha 2330 5.0
5 Len Irina 2091 4.5
6 WFM Dotan Valeria 2056 3.0
7 Vardi Shlomit 2003 2.5
8 Bejashvili Irma 1876 2.0
9 Lian Marina 1874 1.0

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