2016

GM Vladimir Epishin claims 21st HIT Open 2016

HITThe 21st HIT Open 2016 was taking place from January 29 to February 4, in Nova Gorica, Slovenia.

The event was organized by Chess Club Nova Gorica in a 9-round Swiss FIDE format with prize fund in total of 6,000 EUR.

GM Vladimir Epishin from Russia emerged a solo winner with 7.5/9 points, leaving the nearest followers half a point behind.

GM Dragisa Blagojevic from Montenegro and GM Sinisa Drazic from Serbia ties for the second place with 7 points, but Blagojevic prevailed on a better tie-break score to take the silver.

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Final top standings:

1 Epishin,Vladimir GM RUS 2549 7.5
2 Blagojevic,Dragisa GM MNE 2488 7
3 Drazic,Sinisa GM SRB 2425 2425 7
4 Dastan,Muhammed Batuh IM TUR 2474 6.5
5 Banusz,Tamas GM HUN 2612 6.5
6 Tratar,Marko GM SLO 2476 2429 ŠK Branik Maribor 6.5
7 Mencinger,Vojko IM SLO 2352 2294 ŠD Gorenjka Lesce 6.5
8 Sonis,Francesco FM ITA 2352 2352 6.5
9 Lerch,Philipp FM GER 2310 2310 6
10 Bodiroga,Predrag IM SRB 2325 6
11 Unuk,Laura WIM SLO 2246 2099 ŠK Komenda 6
12 Beletič,Danijel FM SLO 2325 2229 ŠK Rimex Ilirska Bistrica 6
13 Manca,Federico IM ITA 2402 6
14 Jelen,Igor IM SLO 2402 2338 ŠK Ig 6
15 Bharadwaj,Dhanush IND 1942 1942 6
16 Mazi,Leon IM SLO 2411 2351 ŠS TZ Prevodi Dvojka 6
17 Dušak,Aljaž II SLO 1993 1881 Slovenska vojska 6

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