The 29th Genève International Chess Open was held on 26-30th December at the Maison des Associations, Salle Gandhi, 15 Rue des Savoises, CH – 1205 Genève, Switzerland. 

The Masters Tournament (elo above 1800) had 50 participants and was played over 7 rounds of Swiss format.

Top seed Etienne Bacrot and Vadim Malakhatko shared the first place with 5,5 points each. The two Grandmasters drew each other in the final round.

The General Tournament (U1800) had 42 participants. French player Khaled Cherrad took clear first place with 6,0/7 points.

Masters Tournament final standings:

1 GM Bacrot Etienne FRA 2703 – 5.5
2 GM Malakhatko Vadim BEL 2559 – 5.5
3 GM Maze Sebastien FRA 2546 – 5
4 GM Kovacevic Aleksandar SRB 2560 – 5
5 GM Guliyev Namig AZE 2545 – 5
6 GM Murariu Andrei ROU 2529 – 5
7 GM Libiszewski Fabien FRA 2503 – 5
8 FM Colmenares Aurelio SUI 2226 – 5
9 IM Huss Andreas SUI 2326 – 5

Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
Tags: , ,
Share: 0