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Monday, February 14, 2011

Alexey Dreev wins Cento Chess Open in Italy

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Hi everyone,

Grandmaster Alexey Dreev has won the first Cento Chess Open in Italy on tiebreak edging Grandmaster David Alberto to the second place. Incidentally, GM Alberto had led in much of the tournament and was expected to win. But the top three games finished in draws in the last round and three players shared the first place with 7 points each. So, GM Dreev lived up to his billing as the top seed. GM Roland Salvador won the third place.

Group photo at the closing ceremony of the Cento Chess Open - Sorry not everyone in this group plays chess!

Grandmasters Ivan Sokolov and Michele Godena used the advantage of white pieces to win the last round matches and climb to 6.5 points and shared 4th place. The top 20 finishers, top 7 Italian players and top 5 in each rating group were awarded with money prizes, from the fund that amounted to 26.000 EUR.You can find full crosstables, games and more information on the official website

Final standings:

1-3. GM Dreev Aleksey 2694, GM David Alberto 2580 and GM Salvador Roland 2533 - 7.0
4-8. GM Delchev Aleksander 2629, GM Korneev Oleg 2576, GM Sokolov Ivan 2657, GM Rozentalis Eduardas 2588 and GM Godena Michele 2541 - 6.5
9-19. GM Danielian Elina 2454, GM Romanishin Oleg 2534, IM Manca Federico 2384, IM Piscopo Pierluigi 2406, GM Naumkin Igor 2499, IM Mogranzini Roberto 2425, GM Brunello Sabino 2540, IM Solomon Kenny 2425, IM Ansell Simon 2423, IM Lekic Dusan 2389 and IM Jakovljevic Vlado 2394 - 6.0 etc.

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