French Grandmaster Andrei Istratescu demolished the opposition in the 9th Dieppe Open to convincingly take the first place with 8,5/9 points.
Istratescu won eight games and conceded only one draw to the similarly inspired GM Simen Agdestein of Norway. Agdestein “allowed” one draw too many and finished clear second with 8,0/9, point and a half ahead of the next group of players on shared third place.
The 9th International Chess Festival Dieppe Open was held on 25-31st August at the Salle des Congres, Boulevard de Verdun, in Dieppe, France.
The tournament format was 9-round Swiss and the total prize fund amounted to 5000 EUR. 133 players competed.
1. GM ISTRATESCU Andrei FRA 2646 – 8,5
2. GM AGDESTEIN Simen NOR 2567 – 8,0
3-11. IM MILCHEV Nikolay BUL 2436, IM RINGOIR Tanguy BEL 2480, IM HAUB Thorsten Michael GER 2471, IM SOCHACKI Christophe FRA 2436, IM NAVROTESCU Catalin FRA 2363, IM SHIRAZI Kamran FRA 2406, IM JEREZ PEREZ Alfonso ESP 2377, IM MLADENOV Plamen BUL 2385 and FM VALUET Bertrand FRA 2293 – 6,5
12-20. GM RAUSIS Igor CZE 2552, GM SOLOZHENKIN Evgeniy RUS 2476, IM GIFFARD Nicolas FRA 2337, IM PAYEN Arnaud FRA 2318, WGM KOSTIUK Tatiana UKR 2319, EDEN James FRA 2232, FM GUEDON Stephane FRA 2202, MORINIAUX Colin FRA 1875 and LENAERTS Lennert BEL 2127 – 6,0 etc