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Friday, November 9, 2012

GM Mikhailo Oleksienko of Ukraine wins 12th Sautron Chess Open

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Hi everyone,

GM Mikhailo Oleksienko of Ukraine has won the 12th Sautron International Chess Open that was held from October 27 to November 3 at the Phelippes Beaulieux Center in Sautron, France. A total of 165 players competed in the 9-round Swiss event that was rated with FIDE and FFE. The prize fund was 7000 euros. GM Mikhailo Oleksienko from Ukraine took a clear first place with 7,5 points Grandmasters Alexander Zubarev and Aleksandr Karpatchev were joint second half a point behind. Maxime Lagarde shared the 4th place and earned his second GM norm.

Final standings:1. GM OLEKSIENKO Mikhailo 2539 UKR – 7,5
2-3. GM ZUBAREV Alexander 2583 UKR and GM KARPATCHEV Aleksandr 2458 RUS – 7,0
4-11. GM LE ROUX Jean-Pierre 2563 FRA, IM LAGARDE Maxime 2501 FRA, IM PANCEVSKI Filip 2482 MKD, IM KOZIAK Vitali 2503 UKR, IM RIFF Jean-Noel 2473 FRA, GM ULIBIN Mikhail 2529 RUS, GM RUSEV Krasimir 2549 BUL and IM BEDOUIN Xavier 2414 FRA – 6,5 etc.

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