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Yannick Pelletier wins Swiss Chess Championship

Swiss Open Chess Championship 2017Grandmaster Yannick Pelletier convincingly won the Swiss Open Chess Championship that was held from 13-21st July in Grächen. Pelletier scored 7,5/9 points leaving the nearest followers a full point behind.

This is Pelletier sixth national title, as he previously won in 1995, 2000, 2002, 2010 and 2014.

Silver went to the 61-year-old IM Roland Ekström and bronze to the 15-year-old FM Fabian Bänziger. Fabian Bänziger also became Swiss Junior Champion and scored his first IM norm.

The top three are directly qualified for the closed ten-player men’s title tournament in Lenzerheide.

The women’s title is claimed by the 17-years old WFM Lena Georgescu. The second-placed WFM Camille De Seroux achieved her third WIM norm. WFM Laura Stoeri took the bronze.

Benjamin Huss is the senior champion of Switzerland.

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Yannick Pelletier

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Full standings:

1 GM Pelletier Yannick SUI 2529 – 7.5
2 GM Sokolov Andrei FRA 2510 – 6.5
3 GM Demuth Adrien FRA 2558 – 6.5
4 IM Ekstroem Roland SUI 2376 – 6.5
5 FM Bänziger Fabian SUI 2354 – 6.5
6 GM Gallagher Joseph SUI 2433 – 6.5
7 IM Filipovic Branko SUI 2436 – 6
8 Stijve Theo SUI 2158 – 6
9 FM Arcuti Davide SUI 2342 – 6
10 IM Lötscher Roland SUI 2435 – 6
11 IM Sedina Yelena ITA 2316 – 6
12 IM Borsos Bogdan UKR 2337 – 6
13 FM Aeschbach Philipp SUI 2335 – 6
14 GM Raetsky Alexander RUS 2385 – 6
15 WFM Georgescu Lena SUI 2239 – 6
16 GM Cebalo Miso CRO 2303 – 5.5
17 GM Jenni Florian SUI 2467 – 5.5
18 IM Landenbergue Claude SUI 2338 – 5.5
19 IM Gerber Richard SUI 2312 – 5.5
20 IM Känel Hansjürg SUI 2318 – 5.5
21 IM Buss Ralph SUI 2348 – 5.5
22 FM Simon Ralf-Axel GER 2199 – 5.5
23 Räber Markus SUI 2257 – 5.5
24 IM Huss Andreas SUI 2305 – 5.5
25 IM Kelecevic Nedeljko SUI 2231 – 5.5
26 IM Gähwiler Gabriel SUI 2416 – 5
27 FM Riehle Marco GER 2236 – 5
28 WFM De Seroux Camille SUI 2146 – 5
29 WFM Stoeri Laura SUI 2126 – 5
30 Salzgeber Frank SUI 2215 – 5
31 Bäumer Lars GER 2237 – 5
32 IM Illijin Neboisa ROU 2167 – 5
33 Potterat Marc SUI 2155 – 5
34 Krebs Samuel SUI 2057 – 5
35 Fecker Noah SUI 2099 – 5
36 FM Lustenberger Daniel SUI 2232 – 5
37 FM Hugentobler Patrik SUI 2207 – 5
38 Lo Presti Max SUI 1986 – 5
39 Schwander Lukas SUI 2161 – 5
40 Tamrazyan Gohar SUI 1900 – 5
41 Curien Nicolas SUI 2224 – 4.5
42 Schweighoffer Martin SUI 2062 – 4.5
43 Portmann Daniel SUI 2048 – 4.5
44 Dill Xaver SUI 2093 – 4.5
45 Bischofberger Dario SUI 2153 – 4.5
46 Angst Oliver SUI 1898 – 4.5
47 Deuber Roman SUI 2105 – 4.5
48 Kuhn Thomas SUI 2159 – 4.5
49 Haag Gregor GER 2273 – 4
50 Levrand Roland SUI 2175 – 4
51 Chennaoui Yasin SUI 2001 – 4
52 Bounlom Jannik SUI 1850 – 4
53 Meier Anton SUI 1992 – 4
54 Jenal Jürg SUI 2062 – 4
55 Eschle Hubert GER 1883 – 4
56 Wyss Peter A. SUI 1975 – 4
57 Schlegel Igor SUI 1914 – 4
58 Fleischer Eugen SUI 1951 – 4
59 Selinga Jan SVK 1980 – 4
60 Schafer Ezio SUI 1896 – 4
61 Fecker Jan SUI 1811 – 4
62 Radt Volker SUI 2082 – 3.5
63 Gerber Benjamin SUI 1897 – 3.5
64 Heinatz Maria SUI 2027 – 3.5
65 Arquint Andri SUI 1980 – 3.5
66 Rusconi Benito SUI 2006 – 3.5
67 Thürig Catherine SUI 1995 – 3.5
68 Perréard Nicolas SUI 2009 – 3.5
69 Pellicoro Nathalie SUI 1838 – 3.5
70 Filipovic Irena CRO 1847 – 3.5
71 Limacher Armin SUI 1871 – 3.5
72 Meier Lukas SUI 1978 – 3
73 Brandis Benjamin SUI 1964 – 3
74 Tillmann Marc SUI 1996 – 3
75 Künzi Anton SUI 1884 – 3
76 Barth Can-Elian SUI 1953 – 3
77 Nägelin Lars SUI 1896 – 3
78 Heeb Hanspeter SUI 1994 – 3
79 Burkhardt Wilfried GER 1929 – 3
80 Felder Thomas SUI 1930 – 2.5
81 Hanqi Lu SUI 1937 – 2.5
82 Vifian Heinz SUI 1927 – 2.5
83 Gamsa Loris SUI 1891 – 2.5
84 Urwyler Nikash SUI 1951 – 2
85 Cordey Colin SUI 1870 – 2
86 Lustenberger Josef SUI 1861 – 2

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