Ahmed Adly wins strong Tegernsee Open

by Marco Baldauf
11/10/2017 – The International Open Bavarian Championship in Gmund attracted 484 players, among them a lot of strong grandmasters. GM Ahmed Adly from Egypt started with 6.0/6 and after a dramatic finish won on tie-break with 7½ / 9. IM Marco Baldauf presents highlights and brilliancies. | Photo: Alina l'Ami

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A strong tournament with an exciting finish

The 21st International Bavarian Championship was a nine round open Swiss system tournament in Gmund am Tegernsee, Germany from October 28th to November 5th, 2017. The classical formant gave players 90 minutes for 40 moves, then 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30-second increment starting from move one. The prize fund of €16,300 included a first prize of €3,000.

The town is located on the north shore of the Lake Tegernsee, in the Bavarian Alps.

The lake flows into the Mangfall River, a tributary of the Inn River and therefore of the Danube

Tournament finale

The tournament was decided in the final round. After eight rounds the Estonian Grandmaster Kaido Kulaots was sole leader with 7.0/8 but in the last round he drew a fantastic and exciting game against number one seed Eduardo Iturrizaga Bonelli, and this  allowed his rivals to catch up.

 

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Kaido Kulaots finished second, missing tournament victory by an inch | Photo: Official site

Adly started the tournament with six straight wins which did wonders for his tiebreak points. But in round seven he lost against Kulaots and in round eight he drew against Evgeny Romanov but in the last round he was back to form and won a fighting game and the tournament.

 

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Adly played a couple of fine games in Gmund. Here's an example from round two:

 

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The top seed Iturrizaga finished tenth but he probably played the most brilliant game of the tournament, sacrificing pieces and pawns left, right and center.

 

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Eduardo Iturrizaga Bonelli

Eduardo Iturrizaga Bonelli | Photo: Official site

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Andrey Esipenko and Sebastian Siebrecht

(left) Andrey Esipenko / (right) Tournament director Sebastian Siebrecht | Photo: Official site

Final standings after 9 rounds

Rk. Snr     Name FED Elo Pts.  TB1   TB2 
1 4
 
GM Adly Ahmed EGY 2625 7,5 2448 51,0
2 10
 
GM Kulaots Kaido EST 2573 7,5 2442 52,0
3 13
 
GM Sandipan Chanda IND 2555 7,5 2384 50,0
4 14
 
GM Heberla Bartlomiej POL 2551 7,5 2227 45,0
5 16
 
FM Esipenko Andrey RUS 2551 7,0 2450 52,5
6 17
 
GM Kveinys Aloyzas LTU 2535 7,0 2428 51,0
7 8
 
GM Gopal G.N. IND 2589 7,0 2403 50,0
8 20
 
GM Xu Yinglun CHN 2526 7,0 2378 49,0
9 28
 
IM Li Di CHN 2459 7,0 2371 49,0
10 1
 
GM Iturrizaga Bonelli Eduardo VEN 2665 7,0 2362 49,0
11 24
 
IM Mons Leon GER 2500 7,0 2355 50,0
12 6
 
GM Jumabayev Rinat KAZ 2603 7,0 2326 48,5
13 11
 
GM Postny Evgeny ISR 2569 7,0 2325 48,5
14 23
 
IM Dann Matthias GER 2506 7,0 2324 47,0
15 9
 
GM Fier Alexandr BRA 2573 7,0 2285 48,0
16 5
 
GM Zubov Alexander UKR 2623 7,0 2263 44,0
17 50
 
IM Donchenko Anatoly GER 2301 7,0 2209 45,5
18 29
 
IM Xu Yi CHN 2439 7,0 2173 45,0
19 3
 
GM Romanov Evgeny RUS 2626 6,5 2450 52,5
20 2
 
GM Korobov Anton UKR 2652 6,5 2435 52,5
21 18
 
GM Ruck Robert HUN 2533 6,5 2390 50,5
22 15
 
GM Peralta Fernando ARG 2551 6,5 2362 51,0
23 19
 
GM Antal Gergely HUN 2529 6,5 2346 49,0
24 33
 
  Henderson De La Fuente Lance ESP 2410 6,5 2335 45,5
25 30
 
GM Womacka Mathias GER 2434 6,5 2329 48,0
26 34
 
  Zajogin Alexander BLR 2409 6,5 2321 48,5
27 26
 
IM Baldauf Marco GER 2483 6,5 2301 47,0
28 37
 
IM Zysk Robert GER 2400 6,5 2295 48,0
29 45
 
IM Chu Wei Chao CHN 2340 6,5 2280 47,5
30 7
 
GM Huschenbeth Niclas GER 2596 6,5 2261 45,0
31 41
 
FM Forchert Martin GER 2362 6,5 2233 45,0
32 12
 
GM Nikolov Momchil BUL 2561 6,5 2194 46,0
33 48
 
FM Bezemer Arno NED 2306 6,5 2183 45,0
34 40
 
IM Zude Arno GER 2370 6,5 2180 43,0
35 53
 
IM Köpke Christian GER 2290 6,5 2176 45,0
36 47
 
FM Wacker Peter GER 2323 6,5 2173 46,5
37 43
 
FM Schnepp Gunnar AUT 2349 6,5 2162 44,5
38 42
 
FM Weber Ulrich GER 2357 6,5 2145 44,5
39 80
 
FM Schneider Jana GER 2208 6,5 2139 40,0
40 27
 
GM Hoffmann Michael GER 2462 6,5 2134 41,0
41 115
 
FM Kalugampitiya R S SRI 2138 6,5 2102 41,0
42 49
 
FM Promyshlyanskyy Vitaliy UKR 2303 6,5 2092 39,0
43 67
 
  Fischer André GER 2259 6,0 2351 47,5

...total 484 players


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Marco Baldauf, born 1990, has been playing since he was eight. In 2000 and 2002 he became German Junior Champion, in 2014 he became International Master. He plays for SF Berlin in the Bundesliga.
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libyantiger libyantiger 11/12/2017 09:37
very logical that adly won he is the highest player in the trournment so it is not very suprise....i am so glad that i am arabian as well
algorithmy algorithmy 11/10/2017 10:31
Congratulations, Ahmed. May God be with you.
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