Grandmaster Kacper Piorun emerged clear winner of the Open A of Metlife Najdorf Chess Festival that was held from 8-17th July at the Warsaw Sports and Recreation Centre in Warsaw, Poland.
The Open A, reserved for the players rated above 2200, had 145 participants. Piorun scored 7,0/9 points, leaving a group of eleven players half a point behind, to claim the top prize of 5000 EUR.
The Festival also had Open B (1600-2199), Open C (under 1600) and Open D for children born 2007 and later.
The Festival was organized by the gen. Kazimierz Sosnkowski Chess Foundation, in co-operation with MetLife and the Polish Chess Federation.
The event was supported by Ministry of Sports and Tourism, Municipality of the Warsaw Central District, Warsaw Sports and Recreation Centre, Marshal’s Office of the Mazovian Voivodeship. The total prize fund was 30000 Euros.
Open A final standings:
1. GM Piorun Kacper 2632 – 7.0
2-12. IM Sadzikowski Daniel 2563, GM Fridman Daniel 2635, GM Czarnota Paweł 2557, GM Dragun Kamil 2621, GM Kanarek Marcel 2509, GM Jumabayev Rinat 2620, GM Miśta Aleksander 2599, GM Sengupta Deep 2596, GM Dziuba Marcin 2561, GM Cheparinov Ivan 2703 and GM Aleksandrov Aleksej 2581 – 6.5
13-24. GM Warakomski Tomasz 2518, GM Tomczak Jacek 2596, GM Edouard Romain 2622, GM Kveinys Aloyzas 2542, GM Indjic Aleksandar 2575, GM Kovalev Vladislav 2639, GM Efimenko Zahar 2643, GM Jakubowski Krzysztof 2518, GM Heberla Bartłomiej 2577, IM Jarmuła Łukasz 2444, WGM Shvayger Yuliya 2434 and GM Lalith Babu M R 2530 – 6.0 etc