The 14th NordWest-Cup was held from 26th to 29th January in the "Wandelhalle" Bad Zwischenahns. The 7-round Swiss event was organized by the SK Union Oldenburg and SC Schwarzer Springer Bad Zwischenahn.
A total of 325 players competed in the Main and U1800 Groups. Among them were 10 Grandmasters with GM Yuri Solodovnichenko being the top seeded.
The prize fund is 5000 EUR with 1000 EUR reserved for the champion.
Final standings Group A:
1-5. GM Epishin Vladimir 2561, Svane Rasmus 2358, GM Teske Henrik 2550, GM Fish Gennadij 2477 and GM Meijers Viesturs 2477 - 6.0
6-13. IM Stern René 2498, IM Meins Gerlef 2490, GM Solodovnichenko Yuri 2634, FM Boe Mads 2347, GM Karpatchev Alexander 2466, Rupp Markus 2289, GM Gutman Lev 2462 and IM Berg Klaus 2421 - 5.5 etc (214 players)
Zotin Vladimir and Brinkmann Fabian shared the first place with 6.0 points each in the Group B with 109 players.