Bulgarian Grandmaster Kiril Georgiev emerged convincing winner of the Alkaloid Rapid Open Tournament that was held on 2nd November at Hotel Kontinental in Skopje.

Georgiev completed the event with 8 points from nine games, leaving the second placed IM Filip Pancevski half a point behind.

135 players participated in the 9-round Swiss open with the prize fund 2000 EUR. The time control was 15′+5”.

Final standings (top 20):

1. GM Georgiev Kiril BUL 2601 – 8

2. IM Pancevski Filip MKD 2468 – 7.5


3. GM Drenchev Petar BUL 2489 – 7
4. GM Nedev Trajko MKD 2515 – 7
5. Danov Lyubomir BUL 2167 – 7


6. IM Stojanovski Dejan MKD 2455 – 6.5
7. GM Bogdanovski Vlatko MKD 2425 – 6.5
8. GM Kutirov Rolando MKD 2317 – 6.5
9. FM Organdziev Oliver MKD 2349 – 6.5
10. GM Jacimovic Dragoljub MKD 2454 – 6.5
11. FM Veleski Robert MKD 2275 – 6.5
12. IM Arnaudov G. Petar BUL 2414 – 6.5
13. IM Dancevski Orce MKD 2388 – 6.5
14. FM Andonovski Ljubisa MKD 2266 – 6.5
15. FM Bogoevski Jani MKD 2223 – 6.5
16. Janev Pavel BUL 2118 – 6.5


17. FM Dinev Dejan MKD 2365 – 6
18. GM Georgiev Vladimir MKD 2561 – 6
19. IM Nikolov Sasho BUL 2368 – 6
20. FM Ristic Nebojsa B SRB 2287 – 6

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