Shirov Wins 2012 Keres Memorial

Shirov Wins 2012 Keres Memorial

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jan 11, 2012, 12:41 PM |
10 | Chess Event Coverage

paul keres cropped.jpgThe Estonian Grandmaster Paul Keres (1916-1975) is widely regarded as one of the greatest chess players never to attained the title of World Champion.

There is an annual memorial chess tournament held every year in Tallinn, and this year Alexei Shirov repeated his success in the 2011 competition

Since 1 January 2012, Alexei Shirov is representing Latvia once again after representing Spain for many years.

Held from 6-8 January, the event consisted of a preliminary qualifying Swiss, from which the four best finishers qualified to join another four invited players for a round-robin finale.

Games were played at a time control of 15 minutes plus a 10 second increment.

The final standings in the round-robin:


Name Nat Elo Pts
1 Shirov Alexei LAT 2710 5.0
2 Fedoseev Vladimir RUS 2525 5.0
3 Ehlvest Jaan USA 2594 4.0
4 Kalifman Alexander RUS 2632 3.5
5 Nybäck Tomi FIN 2634 3.5
6 Volodin Aleksandr EST 2491 3.0
7 Külaots Kaido EST 2581 2.5
8 Seeman Tarvo EST 2399 1.5

 

The top finishers in the prelims:


Name Nat Elo Pts
1 Seeman Tarvo EST 2399 6.0
2 Fedoseev Vladimir RUS 2525 6.0
3 Khalifman Alexander RUS 2632 5.5
4 Volodin Aleksandr EST 2491 5.5
5 Shvõrjov Igor EST 2470 5.5
6 Gabovits Ilia EST 1882 5.5
7 Kovaljov Denis EST 2274 5.5
8 Rauk Tõnu EST 2205 5.5
9 Westerinen Heikki M J FIN 2318 5.0
10 Ryzhkov Vjacheslav RUS 2140 5.0
11 Vovk Ilja EST 2233 5.0
12 Daulyte Deimante LTU 2223 5.0
13 Agopov Mikael FIN 2448 4.5
14 Shishkov Andrei EST 2380 4.5
15 Valner Uku EST 2197 4.5
16 Hartikainen Markku FIN 2334 4.5
17 Holvason Juri EST 2122 4.5
18 Paakkonen Timo FIN 2282 4.5
19 Remmel Anto EST 2263 4.5
20 Tusa Tuukka FIN 2173 4.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

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