Wojtaszek Wins György Marx Memorial

Wojtaszek Wins György Marx Memorial

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jul 2, 2011, 12:21 AM |
1 | Chess Event Coverage

The 9th György Marx Memorial took place from 16 - 27 June in Paks, Hungary. 

The main event was a 6-player double round robin tournament which was convincingly won by the Polish GM Radoslaw Wojtaszek with a score of 8/10. Wojtaszek worked as one of Vishy Anand's seconds for his world championship matches in 2008 (against Kramnik) and 2010 (against Topalov).

The win will be a welcome boost for Wojtaszek who lost a huge 38 points on the July rating list, but with this excellent result regains 18 points to top 2700 Elo again on the unofficial live list.

A separate women's event in the same format was won by Alina Kashlinskaya of Russia with a score of 6½/10.

The winners! Radoslaw Wojtaszek and Alina Kashlinskaya

Radoslaw Wojtaszek and Alina Kashlinskaya.jpg

 

The men's final standings:

 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw  POL 2721 * * ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 8
 Smirin, Ilia  ISR 2661 ½ ½ * * ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½
 Berkes, Ferenc  HUN 2693 0 ½ ½ ½ * * 1 1 1 ½ 1 ½
 Salgado Lopez, Ivan  ESP 2623 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 * * 0 1 ½ 1
 Bologan, Viktor  MDA 2678 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 0 * * 1 ½
 Acs, Peter  HUN 2606 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ * * 2

 

 

 

 

 

The women's final standings:

 Kashlinskaya, Alina  RUS 2360 * * 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 0 1 1 ½ 1
 Madl, Ildiko  HUN 2405 1 ½ * * 0 1 ½ ½ 0 1 ½ 1 6
 Mkrtchian, Lilit  ARM 2468 0 ½ 1 0 * * ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 6
 Rudolf, Anna  HUN 2355 0 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ * * ½ 0 1 ½ 5
 Dudas, Eszter  HUN 2194 0 0 1 0 0 0 ½ 1 * * 0 1
 Sharevich, Anna  BLR 2378 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 1 0 * * 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picture from the official website.

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