Chinese Grandmaster Zhou Weiqi has won the Premier section of the 2015 Doeberl Cup after concluding the event with 7,5/9 points. He could even afford a last round loss, having amassed a big lead earlier in the tournament.

The 2015 O2C Doeberl Cup took take place from 2-6th April at the University House, 1 Balmain Cres, in Canberra, Australia.

The Doeberl Cup is the longest running weekend chess event in Australia, taking place every year since 1963.



GM Zhou Weiqi
The event consisted of four sections: Premier, Major, Minor and Games Capital U1200s.The main Premier section had 70 players from nine countries, including 8 Grandmasters and 13 International Masters. Chief Arbiter was IA Shaun Press.

Replay games with analysis

Premier section final standings (top finishers):

1 GM Zhou Weiqi CHN 2627 – 7.5
2 GM Johansen Darryl K AUS 2409 – 7
3 GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar IND 2619 – 7
4 GM Van Wely Loek NED 2663 – 6.5
5 GM Heberla Bartlomiej POL 2556 – 6.5
6 IM Bjelobrk Igor AUS 2366 – 6.5
7 IM Smirnov Anton AUS 2410 – 6
8 Zelesco Karl AUS 2252 – 6
9 GM Zhao Zong-Yuan AUS 2558 – 6
10 IM Lane Gary W. AUS 2350 – 6
11 IM Ikeda Junta AUS 2403 – 6
12 IM Izzat Kanan AZE 2434 – 6
13 GM Ramesh R.B. IND 2472 – 5.5
14 FM Tan Justin AUS 2407 – 5.5
15 IM Cheng Bobby AUS 2430 – 5.5

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