Saturday, August 04, 2007

Vlissingen Open 2007

11th Hogeschool Zeeland is being held on 4-11 August in Vlissingen. Prize fund is 6.600 Euros and there are 247 players.

Top rated are: GM Rustam Kasimdzhanov (UZB 2683), GM Michal Kraseknov (POL 2660), GM Sergey Tiviakov (NED 2648), GM Daniel Stellwagen (NED 2631), IM Diego Flores (ARG 2560), GM Vyacheslav Ikonnikov (RUS 2558), GM Fabiano Caruana (ITA 2549), GM Fernando Peralta (ARG 2546), GM Oleg Romanishin (UKR 2546), IM Ralf Appel (GER 2512), WGM Marie Sebag (FRA 2491), Ilja Zaragatski (GER 2480), GM Dibyendu Barua (IND 2462), IM Jop Delemarre (NED 2457), IM Deep Sengupta (IND 2435), IM Sebastian Siebrecht (GER 2431), IM Herman Van Riemsdijk (BRA 2420) etc 247 pl 6.600 eur

Round 4 update:
Young French WGM Marie Sebag, Italian star GM Fabiano Caruana, Politiken Cup winner GM Michal Kraseknov, IM Ralf Appel, IM Jop Delemarre, GM Daniel Stellwagen, GM Fernando Peralta and Ilja Zaragatski are leading with 1005 score after four rounds. Top rated GM Rustam Kasimdzhanov and GM Sergey Tiviakov lost to Marie Sebag and Ilja Zaragatski respectively.

Round 6 update:
Fabiano Caruana beat 2630-rated GM Daniel Stellwagen in round 6 and is now the only player with maximum score, followed by a bulk of others with five points. No time for celebration though, as in round 7 he is playing black pieces against heavy-weight Sergei Tiviakov.

Round 7 update:
Unfortunately, Fabiano Caruana lost to Sergei Tiviakov. The hero of the day was French WGM Marie Sebag, who after beating Rustam Kasimdzhanov in one of the earlier rounds, took the scalp of 2nd rated Michal Krasenkov.

Round 9 update:
Fabiano Caruana still managed to win the trophy, if only on better tiebreak. This 2700 performance will earn him 17 FIDE points. FM Migchiel De Jong, rated 2286, won five consecutive games to tie the first place. He earned IM norm, while IM Ralf Appel scored GM norm.

1-4. IM Fabiano Caruana, GM Sergei Tiviakov, IM Ralf Appel and FM Migchiel De Jong 7.5
5-9. GM Michal Krasenkow, GM Rustam Kasimdzhanov, GM Dibyendu Barua, GM Oleg Romanishin and FM Lorin D'Costa 7.0 etc

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