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Vyacheslav Ikonnikov winner of Metz Open 2017

The 35th International Metz Open was held from 8-14th April at the Complexe Sportif St Symphorien in Metz, France.

Russian Grandmaster Vyacheslav Ikonnikov emerged clear winner ahead of Sergey Fedorchuk and Namig Guliyev.

73 participants competed in the 9-round Swiss tournament, organized by the chess club Metz Alekhine. The total prize fund was 10,000 EUR, with 3000 EUR reserved for the winner.

GM Vyacheslav Ikonnikov

GM Vyacheslav Ikonnikov

Final standings:

1. GM IKONNIKOV Vyacheslav RUS 2538 – 7½
2-3. GM FEDORCHUK Sergey UKR 2620 and GM GULIYEV Namig AZE 2564 – 7,0
4-7. GM SHCHEKACHEV Andrei FRA 2536, IM GOLUBKA Petro UKR 2421, GM SULAVA Nenad CRO 2465 and GM HAUB Thorsten Michael GER 2394 – 6½
8-10. GM SIVUK Vitaly UKR 2517, GM KOVCHAN Alexander UKR 2577 and GM GLEK Igor GER 2408 – 6,0
11-23. IM COLLAS Silvia FRA 2306, IM COLLAS Didier FRA 2382, DA SILVA Quentin FRA 2111, FM PUCHER Sebastien FRA 2346, FM DEVALLEE Jeremie FRA 2254, UHODA Philippe GER 2105, FM LE QUANG Kim GER 2304, LOIRET Stanislas FRA 2210, MARIMOUTOU Loic FRA 2135, KELLER Christophe FRA 2103, WGM PARTAC Elena MDA 2115, RONCE Nathan FRA 2147 and LARKIN Vladislav UKR 2128 – 5½ etc

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