Paleochora

The 8th Paleochora Open Chess tournament was held from 17-24th July 2015, in Paleochora town, part of the Mediterranean island of Crete.

The event was organized by the Municipality of Kantanos – Selino and Chania Chess Academy, in collaboration with the Region of Chania and Greek Chess Federation.

215 players from 27 different countries took part in the 9-round Swiss tournament.

Ukrainian GM Vladislav Borovikov emerged a clear winner with 7,5/9 points, leaving the nearest followers half a point behind. He grabbed the trophy and the first prize of € 1,800.

The second place was shared in an eight-way tie by GM Alexandr Kharitonov (Russia), GM Alexander Kovchan(Ukraine), GM Viacheslav Zakhartsov (Russia), IM Burak Firat (Turkey), GM Aleksander Delchev (Bulgaria), GM Alberto David (Italy), GM Jacek Stopa (Poland) and GM Timur Gareyev (USA), after the whole group finished the event at 7 points.

The best female player is WGM Emilia Djingarova from Bulgaria. She scored 6 points.

Tournament website/Games with analysis

Final standings (top 30):

1 GM Borovikov Vladislav UKR 2562 7,5
2 GM Kharitonov Alexandr RUS 2536 7
3 GM Kovchan Alexander UKR 2591 7
4 GM Zakhartsov Viacheslav V. RUS 2548 7
5 IM Firat Burak TUR 2467 7
6 GM Delchev Aleksander BUL 2606 7
7 GM David Alberto ITA 2575 7
8 GM Stopa Jacek POL 2541 7
9 GM Gareev Timur USA 2579 7
10 GM Nabaty Tamir ISR 2604 6,5
11 GM Rychagov Andrey RUS 2556 6,5
12 FM Dijkhuis Tycho NED 2313 6,5
13 GM Werle Jan NED 2532 6,5
14 GM Banikas Hristos GRE 2628 6,5
15 IM Zakhartsov Vladimir RUS 2450 6,5
16 GM Ernst Sipke NED 2545 6,5
17 FM Stathopoulos Ioannis GRE 2311 6,5
18 GM Colovic Aleksandar MKD 2458 6,5
19 IM Maki-Uuro Miikka FIN 2329 6,5
20 Naoum Spyridon GRE 2194 6,5
21 Fossum Oystein Boyum NOR 2182 6,5
22 IM Kerigan Demre TUR 2403 6
23 Theodorou Nikolas GRE 2338 6
24 WGM Djingarova Emilia BUL 2270 6
25 GM Skembris Spyridon GRE 2422 6
26 Gouloutis Nikolaos GRE 2218 6
27 Papadopoulos Georgios GRE 2267 6
28 Sandalakis Angelos GRE 2403 6
29 Papadimitriou Athanasios GRE 2277 6
30 WGM Paulet Iozefina NED 2197 6

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