Luke McShane wins Young Masters

9/24/2003 – The fourth Lausanne Young Masters, a knockout event which was held from September 17 to 22 in Lausanne, Switzerland, was won by Luke McShane. The young British GM beat French Champion Etienne Bacrot in the final. We bring you all the results and games.

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The Young Masters in Lausamme was a double-round knockout. The participants were Etienne Bacrot (20, France), Luke McShane (19, England), Shakhriyar Mamediyarov (18, Azerbaijan), Arkadij Naiditsch (18, Germany), Sergey Karjakin (13, Ukraine), Alexandra Kosteniuk (18, Russia), Elisabeth Pähtz (18, Germany), Severin Papa (19, Switzerland).


The winner: Luke McShane (England) beat Etienne Bacrot (France) in the final

Final results
Round 1 (September 17-18, 2003)
McShane, Luke J Paehtz, Elisabeth 1/2 1-0
Naiditsch, Arkadij Karjakin, Sergey 1-0 1-0
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyaz Kosteniuk, Alexandra 1-0 1-0
Bacrot, Etienne Papa, Severin 1-0 1/2

Minor Placings (September 19, 2003)
Kosteniuk, Alexandra Paehtz, Elisabeth 1-0
Karjakin, Sergey Papa, Severin 1-0

Round 2 (September 19, 2003)
McShane, Luke J Mamedyarov, Shakhriyaz 1/2 1/2 2-0
Bacrot, Etienne Naiditsch, Arkadij 1-0 1/2

Final (September 21-22, 2003)
McShane, Luke J Etienne Bacrot 1/2 1-0


Six young masters: Severin Papa, Sergey Karjakin, Luke McShane, Etienne Bacrot, Elisabeth Pähtz, Alexandra Kosteniuk.


Live transmission on the Playchess.com server (a.k.a. Schach.de)


Chief organiser of the Young Masters: Rene Kesselring




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