58th Rubinstein Memorial GM

Surname, Name Rating Pts
1. Donchenko, Alexander 2630 +6 6.0
2. Mastrovasilis, Dimitrios 2597 +11 6.0
3. Nasuta, Grzegorz 2500 +19 5.5
4. Plat, Vojtech 2556 +11 5.5
5. Bernadskiy, Vitaliy 2598 -5 4.5
6. Teclaf, Paweł 2550 -3 4.0
7. Tomczak, Jacek 2596 -14 3.5
8. Tazbir, Marcin 2511 -3 3.5
9. Kempiński, Robert 2558 -9 3.5
10. Sumets, Andrey 2547 -13 3.0

The  Greek GM Mastrovasilis D finished equal first scoring 6/9 at the 58th Rubinstein Memorial returning to good results !

Nepo strikes back ! Candidates Madrid 2022

Nepo proved better and wiser in the 2nd Candidates event he participated and managed to win it with a dominating lead (1,5 point ahead of the field) .Could he improve his chances in his second WCH match if there will be one ?

In case the World Champion Magnus Carlsen refuses to defend his title ( unlike to happen in my opinion) Ding will get a golden ticket to fight for the title ! Thus his 2nd place in the event has a great value .

Good perf for Nakamura ,who lost the 2nd place on the very last round vs Ding  and good perf as well for Radjabov .

It seems experience proved more valuable than youth ,since Rapport Firouzja and Duda performed under their stregth in the long and demanding event !

Rk. Name Rtg. Nt. Pts. n
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
TB Perf.
1
GM
2773
9.5
14
1 ½
1 1
1 ½
1 ½
62.00
2909
2
GM
2806
8.0
14
0 ½
½ 0
½ 1
½ 1
½ 1
½ 1
52.00
2822
3
GM
2753
7.5
14
½ 1
0 1
0 ½
½ 1
52.00
2808
4
GM
2760
7.5
14
½ 0
1 0
0 1
½ 1
½ 1
50.25
2807
5
GM
2786
6.5
14
½ 0
1 ½
1 0
1 0
½ 0
46.50
2746
6
GM
2804
6.0
14
0 0
½ 0
0 1
½ 1
39.50
2722
7
GM
2750
5.5
14
0 ½
½ 0
½ 0
½ 1
½ 0
38.50
2700
8
GM
2776
5.5
14
0 ½
½ 0
½ 0
½ 0
½ 1
37.75
2696

Corsica Porticcio 2022

Another successful event finished in the Corsican Chess Course .

At beautiful seaside  Porticcio the Corsican Course started with ideal conditions for this summer.

The final ranking was

here 

Winner of the event Corsican GM Maurizzi M A will represent the French National team in the forthcoming chess Olympiad at Chennai India !

Congratulations to the organiser and president Akkha Vilaisarn for another successful event and  his efforts to spread chess all over Corsica . The next event at Bastia is under way !

 

photos –  IA Stephane Escafre and GM Mastrovasilis A , Trivella Maria

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