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Monday, August 15, 2011

GM Sergei Zhigalko wins Baku Chess Open 2011

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Hello everyone,

While the chess planet was busy in things more 'sublime', Grandmaster Sergei Zhigalko quietly won the Baku Chess Open 2011 with GM Dmitry Andreikin and GM Emil Sutovsky coming in second and third respectively.

This super chess open with a prize fund over 50 000 euros saw GM Sergei Zhigalko take clear first place with 7,0/9 and won one of the strongest opens for this summer. The 7th seeded Zhigalko started with 5,0/5 and then notched up draws to win the title. The top seeded GM Mamedyarov finished with 6,0/9 at 8th position. You can replay games with computer analysis courtesy

Top-10 Final standings

1 GM Zhigalko Sergei BLR 2689 7
2 GM Andreikin Dmitry RUS 2696 6.5
3 GM Sutovsky Emil ISR 2700 6.5
4 GM Bruzon Batista Lazaro CUB 2673 6
5 GM Mchedlishvili Mikheil GEO 2618 6
6 GM Romanov Evgeny RUS 2624 6
7 GM Guliev Sarhan AZE 2500 6
8 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE 2765 6
9 GM Dreev Aleksey RUS 2711 6
10 GM Iordachescu Viorel MDA 2646 6 
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  • At August 15, 2011 at 12:22 PM , Anonymous Symeon, Athens said...

    All I ever connect with Baku is Kasparov. Who says chess is in recession we've got such super opens going around?


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