Martyn-Kravtsiv

The 2016 Riga Technical University Open was organized by the Latvian Chess Federation and Riga Technical University from 8-14th August at the International Exhibition Centre “Kipsala” in Riga, Latvia.

The Festival consisted of five tournaments: Grandmaster Open A, Baltic Law Offices Open B (9 rounds, for players rated U2300), Weekend Amateur Open C (7 rounds, U2200), Weekend Amateur Open D (U1800), and Blitz Open E.

The Open A attracted 184 players from 31 countries, including 21 Grandmasters and 49 International Masters.

After nine rounds of play Grandmasters Martyn Kravtsiv (UKR), Hrant Melkumyan (ARM), Arturs Neiksans (LAT),Aleksey Goganov (RUS) and Jiri Stocek (CZE) shared the first place with 7,0/9 points each. Kravtsiv took the winner’s trophy on best tie-break.

The total prize fund was 18,600 EUR. Full standings of all tournaments below.

Official website

Open A Final standings:

1. GM Kravtsiv Martyn UKR 2631 – 7/9
2. GM Melkumyan Hrant ARM 2650 – 7
3. GM Neiksans Arturs LAT 2620 – 7
4. GM Goganov Aleksey RUS 2627 – 7
5. GM Stocek Jiri CZE 2550 – 7
6. IM Chigaev Maksim RUS 2550 – 6.5
7. GM Naroditsky Daniel USA 2646 – 6.5
8. GM Fridman Daniel GER 2620 – 6.5
9. IM Ly Moulthun AUS 2501 – 6.5
10. IM Ladva Ottomar EST 2453 – 6.5
11. IM Yuffa Daniil RUS 2507 – 6.5
12. IM Kantans Toms LAT 2482 – 6.5
13. GM Mastrovasilis Athanasios GRE 2555 – 6.5
14. IM Dastan Muhammed Batuhan TUR 2490 – 6
15. FM Krupenski Juri EST 2409 – 6
16. GM Kovalev Vladislav BLR 2608 – 6
17. GM Hovhannisyan Robert ARM 2634 – 6
18. GM Miezis Normunds LAT 2506 – 6
19. GM Bernadskiy Vitaliy UKR 2549 – 6
20. FM Popov Mikhail RUS 2280 – 6
21. IM Petrov Nikita RUS 2490 – 6
22. IM Kollars Dmitrij GER 2483 – 6
23. IM Korchmar Vasiliy RUS 2410 – 6
24. IM Kriebel Tadeas CZE 2462 – 6
25. IM Moiseenko Vadim RUS 2533 – 6
26. IM Smirnov Anton AUS 2486 – 6
27. IM Aryan Chopra IND 2485 – 6
28. Uksini Bardhyl AUT 2277 – 6
29. GM Kveinys Aloyzas LTU 2509 – 6
30. WGM Soumya Swaminathan IND 2370 – 6

 

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