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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave wins Unive Chess Tournament in Hoogeveen

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Hello Everyone,

Maxime Vachier Lagrave has won the Unive Chess Tournament (Crown Group) tournament was held in Hoogeveen, Netherlands from Octobver 22-30, 2010.

The Crown Group included GM Alexei Shirov of Spain (currently the 12th highest-rated player in the World with an elo of 2749), GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France (currently the 25th highest-rated player in the World with an elo of 2721) , GM Anish Giri of the Netherlands (currently the 61st-highest-rated player in the World with an elo of 2677) and GM Sergei Tiviakov of the Netherlands, (currently the 108th-highest-rated chess player in the World with an elo of 2673).

World Junior Champion 2009, Maxime won the tournament a full point ahead of the Alexei Shirov. He had beaten Shirov in the fourth round and that seemed to have contributed to the final results.

There were special prizes that included the Chess creativity 'Beauty Contest' prize going to Shirov in the Crown Group. The rating prize went to Evie Warmelink, in the Open Section, who scored 5 out of 9. You can check the official website here.

Final standings:

1. Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime
2. Shirov, Alexei
3. Giri, Anish 3
4. Tiviakov, Sergei 1

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  • At October 31, 2010 at 10:38 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Yes this Lagrave kid is improving lately. I like Giri too. However, I was predicting that Shirov would win. That speaks volumes for how these youngsters are moving up with chess. Cool .


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