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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

GM Aleksandr Lenderman wins International Chess Open on sidelines of Grand Slam Final in Bilbao

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Hello everyone,

Of course the very exciting and strong Grand Slam Chess Masters took attention away from this year's International Chess Open Tournament that is held along with the Final. This year, in Bilbao, the Open was held along side the Final from October 6-11 with 104 players. It was also held at the Alhóndiga de Bilbao. 

Three players shared the first place with 6.5 points each – GM Aleksandr Lenderman, GM Ilmars Starostits and FM Alejandro Ruiz Gomez. Lenderman was declared winner on best tie-break score.

Meanwhile, an interesting trivia chess news that combining a couple of byes, GM Korneev simultaneously competed in two tournaments – Bilbao Open and Oliver Gonzalez Memorial in Madrid.

Top 10-final standings:
1. GM Lenderman Aleksandr USA 2562 – 6.5
2. GM Starostits Ilmars LAT 2480 – 6.5
3. FM Ruiz Gomez Alejandro ESP 2391 – 6.5
4. GM Korneev Oleg RUS 2580 – 6
5. GM Del Rio De Angelis Salvador G ESP 2527 – 6
6. GM Gomez Esteban Juan Mario ESP 2471 – 6
7. GM Conquest Stuart C ENG 2515 – 6
8. IM Zelbel Patrick GER 2408 – 6
9. GM Martinez Duanny Lelys Stanley CUB 2464 – 5.5
10. FM Fernandez Cardoso Alexey CUB 2465 – 5.5

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