Gajewski Wins Capelle-la-Grande

Gajewski Wins Capelle-la-Grande

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Mar 6, 2011, 11:22 AM |
4 | Chess Event Coverage

img_1311.jpgThe 2011 Capelle-la-Grande Open featured more than 550 players, and after nine hard fought rounds it was 21st seed Grzegorz Gajewski of Poland (pictured receiving his award) who took clear first with an excellent score of 7.5 points.

Gajewski's crucial final round final round win is shown below, along with two other memorable tactical encounters that occurred during this huge Open Swiss event.

Evgeny Sharapov and Yuri Vovk of Ukraine, and Alexander Ipatov representing Spain finished half a point behind the winner, while top seed Krishnan Sasikiran was another half a point back among a large pack with 6.5 points.

The videos at the official website offer a nice impression of the event; a typical example is shown below (with interviews in French).

 

 

 

 

The top finishers:


Name Nat Elo Pts TB1 TB2
1 GAJEWSKI Grzegorz POL 2569 7.5 40.5 50.0
2 SHARAPOV Evgeny UKR 2468 7.0 44.5 53.5
3 IPATOV Alexander ESP 2512 7.0 44.0 54.0
4 VOVK Yuri UKR 2539 7.0 41.5 51.5
5 JANKOVIC Alojzije CRO 2564 6.5 46.5 58.0
6 HARIKRISHNA Pentala IND 2667 6.5 44.0 55.0
7 SHNEIDER Aleksandr UKR 2518 6.5 44.0 55.5
8 CORNETTE Matthieu FRA 2544 6.5 43.0 53.0
9 ZHIGALKO Sergei BLR 2671 6.5 42.5 52.0
10 PETROV Marijan BUL 2535 6.5 42.5 53.0
11 KRYVORUCHKO Yuriy UKR 2640 6.5 42.0 52.5
12 SPASOV Vasil BUL 2590 6.5 42.0 52.5
13 SASIKIRAN Krishnan IND 2690 6.5 42.0 52.0
14 VOROBIOV Evgeny E. RUS 2556 6.5 42.0 53.0
15 PANTSULAIA Levan GEO 2610 6.5 41.5 52.0
16 BRODSKY Michail UKR 2554 6.5 41.5 51.0
17 TIKKANEN Hans SWE 2550 6.5 41.0 51.0
18 PROHASZKA Peter HUN 2542 6.5 41.0 50.5
19 NYZHNYK Illya UKR 2530 6.5 41.0 51.0
20 APICELLA Manuel FRA 2531 6.5 41.0 50.0
21 TESKE Henrik GER 2520 6.5 41.0 51.5
22 GUREVICH Mikhail TUR 2613 6.5 40.5 51.0
23 SOLOMON Kenny RSA 2425 6.5 40.5 50.0
24 DELCHEV Aleksander BUL 2629 6.5 40.0 49.5
25 ARUTINIAN David GEO 2578 6.5 40.0 50.0
26 SANDULEAC Vasile MDA 2442 6.5 40.0 49.0
27 HOUSIEAUX David FRA 2423 6.5 39.5 48.5
28 ZHEREBUKH Yaroslav UKR 2565 6.5 39.0 49.0
29 BURMAKIN Vladimir RUS 2603 6.5 39.0 48.5
30 MEKHITARIAN Krikor Sevag BRA 2528 6.5 38.0 48.0
31 GEORGIEV Vladimir MKD 2579 6.5 37.5 46.5

 

Picture and video from the official website.

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