Izmir International Open Tournament

The 11th Izmir International Open Chess Tournament was held immediately after the Istanbul Chess Olympiad from 12th to 20th September at the Alsancak Municipality Culture Center in Izmir, Turkey. The tournament was dedicated to the memory of Ali Ipek.

188 players competed in the 9-round Swiss event. The total of 10.250 USD was offered as prize fund, with 2000 reserved for the winner.

Ukrainian GM Nazar Firman took the trophy after edging IMs Morchiashvili and Quparadze on tie-break. The three players finished on 7,5 points each.

Final Standings:
1-3. GM Firman Nazar 2542 UKR, IM Morchiashvili Bachana 2363 GEO and IM Quparadze Giga 2478 GEO – 7½
4-12. GM Turov Maxim 2636 RUS, GM Sumets Andrey 2627 UKR, GM Shimanov Aleksandr 2599 RUS, GM Kulaots Kaido 2567 EST, IM Mozharov Mikhail 2505 RUS, IM Maghalashvili Davit 2507 GEO, Javakhadze Zurab 2432 GEO, IM Abdulov Orkhan 2382 AZE and CM Koksal Ege 2179 TUR – 7.0
13-19. GM Popov Ivan 2614 RUS, GM Odeev Handszar 2397 TKM, GM Stupak Kirill 2518 BLR, GM Hasangatin Ramil 2503 RUS, FM Secer Ata 2317 TUR, GM Shanava Konstantine 2564 GEO and IM Kanmazalp Ogulcan 2360 2390 TUR – 6½ etc

Official website

Izmir Open 2012

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