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3rd Pfalz Open in Germany

sparkasseThe 3rd Pfalz Open took place from 17th to 21st February 2012 at the Berufsbildende Schule, Robert-Stolz-Strasse 30 in Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Germany.

The Open consisted of two events: A-tournament for players rated over 1800 and B-tournament for players rated up to 1900.

Five players shared the first place in the Open A but GM Andrey Sumets from Ukraine took the trophy on superior tie-break.

The organizers have secured the prize fund in amount of 10.000 EUR
A-Tournament: 1.500,-; 1.000,-; 500,-; 400,-; 250,-
B-Tournament: 300,-; 200,-; 150,-; 100,-; 50,-

In addition, there were special prizes for Seniors and various elo groups: to 1450, to 1600 to 2000, to 2200 to 2400.

Open A final standings (154 players):
1-5. GM Sumets Andrey 2569 UKR, IM Gschnitzer Oswald 2466 GER, IM Heimann Andreas 2459 GER, GM Malakhatko Vadim 2524 BEL and GM Korneev Oleg 2584 RUS – 7.0
6-11. GM Dgebuadze Alexand 2551 BEL, GM Borovikov Vladisl 2586 UKR, IM Stark Lars 2426 GER, IM Zozulia Anna 2357 BEL, IM Solomunovic Igor 2421 GER and Svane Rasmus 2358 GER – 6.5 etc

Full list on the official website

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