Canadian GM Eric Hansen is winner of Guernsey Open

The 40th Guernsey International Chess Festival took place on 19-25 October 2014 at the Peninsula Hotel, Guernsey.

The Festival consisted of two events – Open and Holiday (U1800 FIDE). Both sections were played over seven rounds of Swiss system.

Grandmaster Eric Hansen from Canada won the main Open tournament with 6,5/7 points, leaving the second placed GM Tiger Hillarp-Persson of Sweden half a point behind.

Hansen earned £1,200 for the effort. 76 players competed in the Open.

The Holiday tournament had 43 players. Denis O’Connell (Ireland 1628) is the sole wnner with 5,5/7 points.

Eric Hansen

Eric Hansen

Open tournament final standings:
1. GM Hansen Eric Canada 2574 – 6,5
2. GM Hillarp-Persson Tiger Sweden 2555 – 6,0
3-6. IM Hambleton Aman Canada 2456, FM Mack Wolfgang Germany 2219, IM Tjiam Dharma Netherlands 2386 and Wustefeld Carl Netherlands 2256 – 5,0
7-16. FM de Haan Eric Netherlands 2282, Dilleigh Stephen England 2128, Heppell Ian England 2087, FM Jackson Oliver England 2142, Johnsen Gunnar Norway 2140, Maloberti David France 2063, CM Rosen Daniel England 2068, Spanton Timothy England 1975, van der Wal Robert Netherlands 2133 and Wager John England 2088 – 4,5 etc

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