GM Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu (Germany) and GM Levente Vajda (Romania) share first place in Doeberl Cup 2014 with 7.5/9 points, leaving the nearest contenders half a point behind.

GM Hrant Melkumyan (Armenia) and Ke Mu (China) share the third place with 7/9 each. The latter achieved an IM norm, as well.

The 52nd edition of Doeberl Cup took place from 17th to 21st April, 2014 in Canberra, Australia. The event was a 9-round Swiss Open.

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Standings after 9 rounds (top finishers):

1. GM Nisipeanu,Liviu-Dieter 2686 GER 7.5
2. GM Vajda,Levente 2597 ROU 7.5
3. GM Melkumyan,Hrant 2633 ARM 7.0
4. Mu,Ke 2325 CHN 7.0
5. IM Solomon,Stephen J. 2369 AUS 6.5
6. IM Brown,Andrew 2252 AUS 6.5
7. IM Ly,Moulthun 2440 AUS
8. GM Zhao,Zong-Yuan 2573 AUS 6.0
9. IM Cheng,Bobby 2438 AUS 6.0
10. IM Morris,James 2377 AUS 6.0
11. FM Ikeda,Junta 2338 AUS 6.0
12. IM Lane,Gary W. 2362 AUS 6.0
13. Morris,Michael 2156 AUS 6.0
14. GM Van Wely,Loek 2685 NED 5.5
15. FM Li,Zuhao Luke 2326 NZL 5.5
16. IM Illingworth,Max 2447 AUS 5.5
17. FM Smirnov,Anton 2344 AUS 5.5
18. FM Van Ruitenburg,Joost 2326 NED 5.5
19. WIM Zhai,Mo 2243 CHN 5.5
20. GM Johansen,Darryl K. 2400 AUS 5.5

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