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Loek van Wely Wins Sydney International

  • SonofPearl
  • on 4/12/13, 11:22 AM.

phplBSI8K.jpegThe Netherlands Grandmaster Loek van Wely took first place at the Sydney International Open, held from 2-7 April.

Van Wely scored 7½/9 points to finish half a point ahead of top seed Li Chao of China, whom he beat in round 8.

The competition featured 12 Grandmasters in a total field of 68 players.

The time control used was 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game, plus a 30 second increment from the start.

"Lucky" Loek won the first prize of $4,000 for his efforts, from a total prize fund of more than $14,000. Full results here.

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The top standings in Sydney 2013

# Name Elo Fed Pts
1 Van Wely Loek  2684 NED 7.5
2 Li Chao B  2686 CHN 7.0
3 Horvath Adam  2509 HUN 6.5
4 Stocek Jiri  2544 CZE 6.5
5 Sethuraman S.P.  2541 IND 6.0
6 Vajda Levente  2632 ROU 6.0
7 Czebe Attila  2479 HUN 6.0
8 Zhao Zong-Yuan  2537 AUS 6.0
9 Solomon Stephen J.  2387 AUS 6.0
10 Lane Gary W.  2412 AUS 6.0
11 Smirnov Anton  2194 AUS 6.0
12 Akshat Khamparia  2393 IND 6.0
13 Johansen Darryl K.  2430 AUS 5.5
14 Varga Zoltan  2472 HUN 5.5
15 Palit Somak  2449 IND 5.5
16 Cheng Bobby  2425 AUS 5.5
17 Rishi Sardana  2232 IND 5.5
18 Lei Tingjie  2232 CHN 5.5
19 Li Zuhao Luke  2287 NZL 5.5
20 Nakauchi Gene  2221 AUS 5.5

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  • 12 months ago

    mischa84

    I care

  • 12 months ago

    mattyL

    hey, where was this? I live in Sydney, would love to have seen this...

  • 12 months ago

    Dekker

    @albatrosses: I do :)

  • 12 months ago

    Ricardoruben

    Interesting, a shame I can never understand why the game is over!!! :/

  • 12 months ago

    albatrosses

    Who cares?

  • 12 months ago

    mc4ever

    leeeekkkk

  • 12 months ago

    fiac

    Sweet games.

  • 12 months ago

    AkshitaGorti

    Congrats Loek!

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