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The 11th Gazi-Heraklion Open 2015 took place from July 25 to August 1, at the Apollonia Beach & SPA Hotel*****, at the Greek island of Crete.

The event was a 9-round Swiss tournament, open for players with Elo rating over 1500.

Grandmasters Andrey Rychagov (Russia), Alberto David (Italy), Aleksander Delchev (Bulgaria) and Alexander Kovchan (Ukraine) emerged joint winners at 7/9 points each. Rychagov clinched the title on a superior tie-break score, David came out second, while Delchev remained third.

WFM Hanne Goossens of Belgium was the best female player with 5,5 points, while IM Andreas Kelires of Cyprus took the first prize for Boys U20 with 6 points.

Tournament website

Final standings (top 15):

1 GM Rychagov Andrey RUS 2556 7
2 GM David Alberto ITA 2575 7
3 GM Delchev Aleksander BUL 2606 7
4 GM Kovchan Alexander UKR 2591 7
5 GM Stojanovic Mihajlo SRB 2553 6,5
6 GM Borovikov Vladislav UKR 2562 6,5
7 FM Goumas Georgios GRE 2361 6,5
8 IM Lekic Dusan MNE 2425 6,5
9 GM Antic Dejan SRB 2502 6
10 IM Kelires Andreas CYP 2426 6
11 Theodorou Nikolas GRE 2338 6
12 GM Kharitonov Alexandr RUS 2536 6
13 IM Kerigan Demre TUR 2403 6
14 Markidis Konstantinos GRE 2378 6
15 FM Kuprijanov Anatoly RUS 2305 6

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