The Liepajas Rokade rapid tournament just concluded. It took place in Liepaja, Latvia from August 3th to August 6th, 2006. Kiril Georgiev won the top GM rapid section. GM Zurab Azmaiparashvili finished 2nd. American Max Dlugy came in 4th and former world knockout champion Khalifman finished 5th. This is the official website.

Here are the final standings:

1. GEORGIEV, Kiril GM 2685 BUL 9
2. AZMAIPARASHVILI, Zurab GM 2669 GEO 8.5

3. KULAOTS, Kaido GM 2550 EST 8
4. DLUGY, Maxim GM 2518 USA 7.5
5. KHALIFMAN, Alexander GM 2622 RUS 7
6. MALISAUSKAS, Vidmantas GM 2510 LTU 7
7. KANEP, Meelis GM 2510 EST 6.5
8. BERZINSH, Roland IM 2445 LAT 6.5
9. MIEZIS, Normunds GM 2527 LAT 6
10. EHLVEST, Jaan GM 2593 USA 6
11. LUCKANS, Arnolds FM 2469 LAT 5
12. NEIKSANS, Arturs IM 2454 LAT 5
13. RAUSIS, Igors GM 2510 BAN 5
14. ANTOMS, Guntars IM 2414 LAT 4
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