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Zürich: Nijat Abasov with best tie-break

1/9/2017 – 116 players took part in the Masters Tournament of the traditional Christmas Open in Zürich. After seven rounds six players shared first place with 5.5/7 each. Nijat Abasov from Azerbaijan had the best tie-break and won the tournament. Chess legend Vlastimil Hort scored 4.0/7.
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Nijat Abasov - first on tie-break

Final standings after 7 rounds

Rg. Name Pts.  TB1 
1 Abasov Nijat 5,5 32,5
2 Laznicka Viktor 5,5 31,0
3 Wagner Dennis 5,5 30,5
4 Bauer Christian 5,5 29,5
5 Bartel Mateusz 5,5 29,5
6 Michalik Peter 5,5 27,5
7 Vorobiov Evgeny E. 5,0 31,0
8 Kunin Vitaly 5,0 30,5
9 Pikula Dejan 5,0 30,5
10 Gonda Laszlo 5,0 27,0
11 Lomasov Semen 5,0 25,0
12 Moussard Jules 4,5 32,5
13 Safarli Eltai 4,5 32,0
14 Brkic Ante 4,5 30,0
15 Stojanovic Mihajlo 4,5 29,5
16 Schröder Jan-Christian 4,5 29,0
17 Valsecchi Alessio 4,5 29,0
18 Burmakin Vladimir 4,5 28,0
19 Zude Arno 4,5 27,5
20 Borgo Giulio 4,5 27,5
21 Benkovic Petar 4,5 26,5
22 Donchenko Alexander 4,5 26,5
23 Jenni Florian 4,5 26,5
24 Derakhshani Dorsa 4,5 26,0
25 Prusikin Michael 4,5 26,0
26 Moroni Luca Jr 4,5 25,5
27 Catsiapis Yiannis 4,5 24,5

... 116 players

One of the grandmasters who took part in Zürich was Chess legend Vlastimil Hort. On January 12, Hort will celebrate his 72nd birthday but he is still playing tournaments. In Zürich he scored 4.0/7 and finished as 32nd. In the following game he showed his positional understanding and his huge experience.


Vlastimil Hort

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ulyssesganesh ulyssesganesh 1/13/2017 01:01
arkady naidisch is missing!