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The Estonian Sports Association Kalev organized the 26th Paul Keres Memorial – Dedicated to Paul Keres 101 from 14-15th January at the Original Sokos Hotel Viru in Tallinn, Estonia.

The 11-round Swiss event with 102 participants was played with the rapid time control 15′+5”.

Five Grandmasters shared the first place with 8,5 points each: Igor Kovalenko, Alexei Shirov (Latvia), Daniel Fridman (Germany), Vladimir Potkin (Russia) and Aloyzas Kveinys (Lithuania). Igor Kovalenko was declared winner on best tie-break.

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Final standings (top 20):

1. GM Kovalenko Igor LAT 2701 – 8.5
2. GM Fridman Daniel GER 2644 – 8.5
3. GM Potkin Vladimir RUS 2625 – 8.5
4. GM Shirov Alexei LAT 2727 – 8.5
5. GM Kveinys Aloyzas LTU 2489 – 8.5
6. GM Maiorov Nikita BLR 2521 – 8
7. GM Alekseev Evgeny RUS 2643 – 7.5
8. WGM Rogule Laura LAT 2333 – 7.5
9. IM Berzinsh Roland LAT 2389 – 7.5
10. Tokranovs Dmitrijs LAT 2243 – 7.5
11. IM Sveshnikov Vladimir LAT 2429 – 7.5
12. IM Smirnov Artem RUS 2360 – 7.5
13. GM Ehlvest Jaan USA 2603 – 7.5
14. Chukavin Kirill EST 2182 – 7
15. GM Neiksans Arturs LAT 2638 – 7
16. Kukk Sander EST 2341 – 7
17. Vorobjov Pavel EST 2267 – 7
18. GM Sveshnikov Evgeny RUS 2468 – 7
19. Garanin Aleksei EST 1868 – 7
20. GM Shvyrjov Igor EST 2246 – 7

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