Four-way tie in Bad Wiessee

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Bad WiesseeThis year's Bavaria Championship in Bad Wiessee ended in a four-way tie between Viorel Iordachescu, Vitaly Kunin, Abhijeet Gupta and Gerald Hertneck. The four grandmasters ended on 7.5; Iordachescu had the best tiebreak.

In the photo we see GMs Gupta, Kunin and Iordachescu with their trophies

The 13th Open Bavaria Chess Championship took place October 31-November 8 in Bad Wiessee, Germany, about 50 km south of Munich. It was a 9-round Swiss with a time control of 40 moves in 90 minutes followed by 30 minutes + 30 seconds per move to finish the game.

Bad Wiessee

Viorel Iordachescu: 1st on tiebreak



This year's top seeds were Igor Khenkin (2613), Viorel Iordachescu (2607) and Eduardas Rozentalis (2603). Only Iordachescu indeed managed to finish on first place; after starting with 5 out of 5 he finished with 2.5/4, which was just enough.

It almost when wrong when Iordachescu lost to Gupta in the penultimate round, but all is well that ends well: a nice win against Krivoborodov in the last round. The Moldavian grandmaster shared the total of € 7,000 (the sum of 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th prize) with GMs Vitaly Kunin, Abhijeet Gupta and Gerald Hertneck.

Below you can find a number of games from rounds 6-9. Earlier games can be replayed in our previous report.

Bad Wiessee 2009 | Final Standings (top 30)
Bad Wiessee 2009


Selection of games rounds 6-9



Game viewer by ChessTempo
Photos courtesy of the tournament website

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