2016

IM Kanan Izzat triumphs in the 2016 Australian Chess Championship

Australia flagIM Kanan Izzat from Azerbaijan wins it all in the 2016 Australian Chess Championship, staying half a point ahead of all other competitors. Third seed Izzat accumulated 8.5 points in the 11 round Swiss tournament. Silver is for IM Bobby Cheng from Australia; GM Karl Zelesco, also a native, secures the bronze medal.

GM Max Illingworth, the 2014 Australian Champion and top seed for the 2016 edition placed only 15th with 5.5 points. Other top seeds GM Darryl Johansen (2464) and GM Vasily Papin (2536) placed 10th and 8th respectively.

The Australian Chess Championship 2016 was held in the Fitzroy Town Hall, Melbourne, from the 2nd of January to the 12th of January. 34 players battled it out for a prize fund of $14000.

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Final Standings

Rank Name FED Rtg Pts
1 IM Izzat Kanan AZE 2480 8.5
2 IM Cheng Bobby AUS 2417 8
3 FM Zelesco Karl AUS 2278 7.5
4 IM Smirnov Anton AUS 2465 7
IM Tan Justin AUS 2446 7
IM Morris James AUS 2422 7
IM Ikeda Junta AUS 2390 7
8 GM Papin Vasily RUS 2480 6.5
FM Chow Samuel AUS 2301 6.5
10 GM Johansen Darryl AUS 2404 6
IM McClymont Brodie AUS 2347 6
FM Li Luke NZL 2311 6
IM Dale Ari AUS 2310 6
FM Loh Zachary AUS 2220 6
15 IM Illingworth Max AUS 2517 5.5
IM Solomon Stephen AUS 2386 5.5
FM Schon Eugene AUS 2332 5.5
FM Canfell Gregory AUS 2323 5.5
FM Puccini Jack AUS 2192 5.5
FM Jordan William AUS 2184 5.5
21 FM Wallis Christopher AUS 2327 5
FM Nakauchi Gene AUS 2265 5
Choong Yita AUS 2219 5
FM Dragicevic Domagoj AUS 2197 5
Gorka Carl ENG 2149 5
CM Hu Jason AUS 2121 5
27 IM Rujevic Mirko AUS 2252 4.5
FM Stojic Dusan AUS 2181 4.5
29 FM Levi Eddy AUS 2191 4
FM Hacche David AUS 2040 4
Pyke Malcolm AUS 2034 4
32 Nemeth John AUS 2099 3
33 IM Brown Andrew AUS 2271 2.5
Maguire Tom AUS 1983 2.5

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