Isthmia Chess 2012 - GM Dmitry Svetushkin Wins Title on Tiebreak
GM Dmitry Svetushkin has won the International Chess Tournament Isthmia 2012, according to the latest tournament chess news via Chessdom.com. The 2nd International Chess Tournament Isthmia 2012 was held from August 18-25 August at the beautiful Alkyon Resort Hotel in Vrachati Korinthias, Greece.
In the thrilling finale Moldavian GM Dmitry Svetushkin defeated the earlier leader IM Shyam Sundar from India to finish with 7/9 points and claim the winner’s trophy on superior tie-break. The key game for Svetushkin was probably the 8th round encounter when he managed to escape from the grim position against the Dutch talent GM Robin Van Kampen.
The Blitz tournament with 56 players was held on 20-21st August. GM-elect Sahaj Grover took a clear with place with 7.5 points, leaving GM Sethuraman SP and GM Alexandr Fier half a point behind. (Photos courtesy of the official website.)
Final top standings (Group A):
1-3. GM Svetushkin Dmitry MDA 2569, IM Hansen Eric CAN 2472 and IM Shyam Sundar M. IND 2486 – 7.0
4-9. GM Fedorchuk Sergey A. UKR 2639, GM Van Kampen Robin NED 2565, GM Firman Nazar UKR 2535, GM Adhiban B. IND 2553, GM Iordachescu Viorel MDA 2645 and IM Maghalashvili Davit GEO 2482 – 6.5
10-14. IM Miljkovic Miroslav D SRB 2449, IM Georgiadis Ioannis GRE 2445, IM Akshayraj Kore IND 2483, GM Sethuraman S.P. IND 2546 and Filippas Sebastian GRE 2268 – 6.0
15-25. GM Nikolaidis Ioannis GRE 2562, IM Debashis Das IND 2446, IM Grover Sahaj IND 2516, GM Antic Dejan SRB 2506, IM Vishnu Prasanna V IND 2435, IM Perunovic Miodrag SRB 2461, IM Azaladze Shota GEO 2466, Nikolaou Georgios GRE 2224, Markidis Konstantinos GRE 2351, Vafiadis Kleanthis GRE 2317 and Galopoulos Nikolaos GRE 2402 – 5.5 etc
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