Metz Open 2016

The 34th Open International d’echecs de Metz was held from 10-16th April, 2016, at the Complexe Saint-Symphorien Longeville-Les-Metz in Metz, France.

The playing format was 9-round Swiss and there were two sections: Open A for players rated above 1900 and Open B for players rated under 2000.

The total prize fund was 8200 EUR with 2500 EUR reserved for the winner. The organizer was the chess club Metz Alekhine.

The main section had 34 participants. Grandmasters Mikhail Brodsky, Marius Manolache and Vladimir Onischuk shared the first place with 6,5/9 points each. Brodsky is declared winner on best tie-break.

Open B had 39 players. Denis Steininger 1853 and Luc Francois 1866 (both France) shared the first place with 7,0/9 points each.


Open A final standings:

1-3. GM BRODSKY Michail UKR 2530, GM MANOLACHE Marius ROU 2492 and GM ONISCHUK Vladimir UKR 2620 – 6½

4-7. GM NABATY Tamir ISR 2613, GM KUNIN Vitaly GER 2592, GM DONCHENKO Alexander GER 2573 and GM EPISHIN Vladimir RUS 2560 – 6,0

8. GM BAUER Christian FRA 2631 – 5½

9-16. GM FELLER Sebastien FRA 2623, GM ISTRATESCU Andrei FRA 2596, IM NAKAR Eylon ISR 2503, GM MAIOROV Nikita BLR 2547, GM NEELOTPAL Das IND 2457, ERERDEM Gani Eren TUR 2142, WILD Achim GER 2214 and WGM DOLUHANOVA Evgeniya UKR 2238 – 5,0 etc

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