Richard Rapport Wins The Neckar Open

Richard Rapport Wins The Neckar Open

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phpHfluAd.jpegThe 2013 Neckar Open took place from  28 March -1 April in Deizisau, Germany. The main tournament was a 9 round Swiss Open with well over 300 players taking part.

The result was extremely close, finishing on a huge tie with 13 players scoring 7/9. It was the young Hungarian GM Richard Rapport (pictured below) who emerged from the mathematical calculations with the best score to take first place.

French GM Etienne Bacrot and Ukrainian GM Yuri Solodovnichenko finished second and third respectively. Top seed Arkadij Naiditsch was fourth.

The time control was 40 moves in 2 hours, followed by 30 minutes to finish. The official website with more information is here.

The winner, Richard Rapport (photo by Georgios Souleidis)

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The top 20 standings in the 17th Neckar Open

# Name Fed Elo W L D Pts
1 Rapport, Richard HUN 2673 5 0 4 7.0
2 Bacrot, Etienne FRA 2705 5 0 4 7.0
3 Solodovnichenko, Yuri UKR 2559 5 0 4 7.0
4 Naiditsch, Arkadij GER 2706 5 0 4 7.0
5 Saric, Ivan CRO 2616 5 0 4 7.0
6 Istratescu, Andrei FRA 2651 6 1 2 7.0
7 Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter ROU 2677 6 1 2 7.0
8 Edouard, Romain FRA 2680 5 0 4 7.0
9 Wirig, Anthony FRA 2490 5 0 4 7.0
10 Neuman, Petr CZE 2465 5 0 4 7.0
11 Anton Guijarro, David ESP 2546 6 1 2 7.0
12 Piorun, Kacper POL 2529 6 1 2 7.0
13 Zaragatski, Ilja GER 2467 6 1 2 7.0
14 Erdos, Viktor HUN 2636 4 0 5 6.5
15 Kotainy, Jens GER 2413 6 2 1 6.5
16 Korotkjevich, Stanislav UKR 2389 5 1 3 6.5
17 Gajewski, Grzegorz POL 2650 6 2 1 6.5
18 Bluebaum, Matthias GER 2480 5 1 3 6.5
19 Wagner, Dennis GER 2474 5 1 3 6.5
20 Burg, Twan NED 2478 5 1 3 6.5

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Games via TWIC.

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