Naiditsch wins second Swiss at Basel 12. Rapport, Richard

Naiditsch wins second Swiss at Basel 12. Rapport, Richard

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The king calleth the pawn black

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The Masters section as the players wait for the round to start

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In this seven round swiss, the tournament saw a five-way tie at the top with 5.5/7 points where top seed German GM Arkadij Naiditsch took first place on tiebreak.

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This was the second straight victory in Switzerland for the German as he had won the Zurich Christmas Open just a week before

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16-year-old German-born IM Alexander Donchenko (2523 FIDE) was second on tiebreak

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16-year-old German-born IM Alexander Donchenko (2523 FIDE) was second on tiebreak

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Hungarian GM Richard Rapport (2716), the World no.1 Junior, had a forgettable tournament scoring 4.5/7 to finish twelfth

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Fourteen-year-old Dutch talent IM Jorden Van Foreest (2467) also scored 4.5/7

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Swiss GM Yannick Pelletier (2588) scored 5.0/7 to finish eighth

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German IM Felix Graf (2472) had a good tournament, finishing ninth with 5.0/7

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Serbian GM Milos Pavlovic (2472) bounced back from a shaky start to finish fifth

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Legendary GM Vlastimil Hort showed that age is not a factor and scored a commendable 5.0/7 to finish tenth

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The top three prizewinners of the Masters section

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In the amateurs section held alongside the Masters’ main event, the winner was Natal Vorotnikova of Russia, beating out all other challengers

Final standings

Rk

Name

Ti.

Rtg

Fed

Pts

TB

1.

Naiditsch, Arkadij

GM

2731

GER

5.5

25.0

2.

Donchenko, Alexander

IM

2523

GER

5.5

23.5

3.

Iturrizaga Bonell

GM

2654

VEN

5.5

22.5

4.

Dann, Matthias

IM

2457

GER

5.5

21.5

5.

Pavlovic, Milos

GM

2472

SRB

5.5

18.0

6.

Svane, Rasmus

IM

2507

GER

5.0

22.0

7.

Bok, Benjamin

GM

2572

NED

5.0

21.5

8.

Pelletier, Yannick

GM

2588

SUI

5.0

20.5

9.

Graf, Felix

IM

2472

GER

5.0

20.0

10.

Hort, Vlastimil

GM

2432

GER

5.0

19.5

11.

Van Foreest, Jorden

IM

2467

NED

4.5

23.5

12.

Rapport, Richard

GM

2716

HUN

4.5

22.5

13.

Toth, Bela

IM

2346

ITA

4.5

20.0

14.

Dourerassou, Jonat

IM

2469

FRA

4.5

19.0

15.

Fedorovsky, Michael

IM

2443

GER

4.5

19.0

16.

Loetscher, Roland

IM

2447

SUI

4.5

19.0

17.

Delchev, Aleksander

GM

2627

BUL

4.5

19.0

18.

Guttulsrud, Odd Ma

CM

2180

NOR

4.5

17.0

19.

Djingarova, Emilia

WGM

2235

BUL

4.0

19.5

20.

Lerch, Patrice

IM

2383

FRA

4.0

19.0

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