The Estonian Chess Federation organized the Paul Keres Memorial Festival 2014 on 10-16th January to celebrate the 98th birth anniversary of Grandmaster Paul Keres who was elected the Estonian Sportsman of the 20th century.

67 players from 13 federations competed in the 9-round Swiss event. Russian Grandmaster Alexandre Danin emerged clear winner with 7,0 points.

The Festival was organized by the Estonian Chess Federation in cooperation with the Council of Gambling Tax, the Estonian Ministry of Culture, the Tallinn City Sports and Youth Department, the Cultural Endowment of Estonia.

Concurrently, the Estonian Sports Association Kalev held its own 23rd International Rapid Chess Tournament Paul Keres Memorial on 10-12th January.

Tournament website

Final standings:

1 GM Danin Alexandre RUS 2602 – 7
2 IM Smirnov Artem RUS 2418 – 6.5
3 GM Yemelin Vasily RUS 2558 – 6.5
4 GM Malakhatko Vadim BEL 2549 – 6.5
5 GM Iordachescu Viorel MDA 2611 – 6.5
6 GM Gleizerov Evgeny RUS 2534 – 6.5
7 IM Agopov Mikael FIN 2413 – 6
8 IM Beinoras Mindaugas LTU 2404 – 6
9 GM Miezis Normunds LAT 2555 – 6
10 GM Azarov Sergei BLR 2616 – 6
11 GM Kveinys Aloyzas LTU 2540 – 6
12 GM Lintchevski Daniil RUS 2541 – 6
13 FM Ladva Ottomar EST 2337 – 5.5
14 FM Kantans Toms LAT 2412 – 5.5
15 GM Chatalbashev Boris BUL 2533 – 5.5
16 IM Gorbatov Alexej RUS 2359 – 5.5
17 Koop Vyacheslav EST 2199 – 5.5
18 Tokranovs Dmitrijs LAT 2238 – 5.5
19 FM Vovk Ilja EST 2299 – 5
20 Dubrovin Robert EST 2216 – 5
21 IM Shalamberidze Akaki GEO 2372 – 5
22 FM Koykka Pekka FIN 2294 – 5
23 GM Meijers Viesturs LAT 2464 – 5
24 FM Krupenski Juri EST 2300 – 5
25 Bernotas Arturs LAT 2267 – 5

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