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Troy Open Chess Tournament Concluded

The 20th International Troy Open Chess Tournament was held on 6th-10th August 2012 at the Anafartalar Sport Hall in Canakkale, Turkey.

The 9-round Swiss event was organized by the Turkish Chess Federation and arranged in three playing groups: Category A (Over 1800 ELO), Category B (Under 1800 ELO) and Category Women.

Female players were able to choose to participate in the Category A or Category B, according to elo.

The Category A had 162 participants. Four players, including three Georgians, shared the first place with 7,5 points each, but it was the Turkish Grandmaster Kivanc Haznedaroglu who was declared winner on best tie-break. Few months ago Haznedaroglu won the Alexander the Great Open in Greece.

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The playing hall in Canakkale

The Category B had an even better response with 274 players competing. Serkan Guder and Muhammed Taskaya (both Turkey) shared the first place with 8 points each.

The Women event saw 45 participants. Mariam Choladze (Georgia), Cagla Yaren Aslan and Sinem Cagla Gundogan (both Turkey) all finished with 7/9 points.

Category A final standings:
1-4. GM Kivanc Haznedaroglu 2435 TUR, Zurab Javakhadze 2406 GEO, IM Iveri Chighladze 2355 GEO and IM Davit Zarkua 2456 GEO – 7½
5-9. FM Mert Yilmazyerli 2316 TUR, Orkhan Eminov 2231 TUR, Aydin Duman 2217 TUR, IM Bachana Morchiashvili 2342 GEO and IM Meilis Annaberdiev 2437 TKM – 7.0
10-12. IM Giga Quparadze 2475 GEO, Kazbek Primbetov 2209 KAZ and Necmettin Korkmaz 2167 TUR – 6½ etc

The total prize fund was 13.500 TL (6000 EUR).

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