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Boris Grachev Wins Basel Chess Festival

  • SonofPearl
  • on 08/01/13 11:19.

The 2012 Basel Chess Festival took place from 1-5 January 2013 in northwest Switzerland.

The main event was a 7 round Swiss Open with a strong field of 89 players competing.  The 26 year-old Russian Boris Grachev claimed victory by a superior tie-break score after four players finished tied for first with 5½/7 points. Levente Vajda of Romania took second place and Robin van Kampen of the Netherlands came third.

Boris Grachev started with 4 straight wins and drew his last 3 games for the overall victory. He is currently ranked #14 in Russia and #63 in the world.

Top seed Maxime Vachier-Lagrave could only finish in fifth place.

The medalists (left to right): Levente Vajda, Boris Grachev, Robin Van Kampen

Basel 2013 Chess Festival medalists Levente Vajda, Boris Grachev, Robin Van Kampen.jpg

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The top finishers in the 2012 Basel Masters Open

# Name Fed Elo W L D Pts TB
1 Grachev, Boris RUS 2688 4 0 3 25
2 Vajda, Levente ROU 2603 5 1 1 23½
3 Van Kampen, Robin NED 2581 4 0 3 23
4 Istratescu, Andrej FRA 2654 4 0 3 22½
5 Vachier-Lagrave, M FRA 2711 3 0 4 5 22½
6 Fier, Alexandr BRA 2573 3 0 4 5 22
7 Melkumyan, Hrant ARM 2656 4 1 2 5 21
8 Edouard, Romain FRA 2686 3 0 4 5 21
9 Ghaem Maghami, Ehs IRI 2572 3 0 4 5 20½
10 Pelletier, Yannick SUI 2604 3 0 4 5 20
11 Vorotnikov, Vladis RUS 2464 4 1 2 5 20
12 Bartel, Mateusz POL 2629 4 1 2 5 19½

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Swiss #2 Yannick Pelletier finished in 10th place

Yannick Pelletier 2012.jpg

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The playing area at the Basel Hilton

Basel 2013 Chess Festival playing hall.jpg

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No tournament is complete without a chess bookstall!

Basel 2013 Chess Festival bookstall.jpg

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Photos from the official website. Games via TWIC.

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  • 20 mesi fa

    WatchYourKingChess

    awsome

  • 20 mesi fa

    AkshitaGorti

    Congrats to Grachev

  • 20 mesi fa

    FM VPA

    Congrats to Grachev as he played like a champ & produced some thrilling & entertaining gamesKiss

  • 20 mesi fa

    PiPPoI

    The colums seem fine to me. D = draw = 1/2 point. L = lose = 0 points. They all add up.

  • 20 mesi fa

    ChocolateTeapot

    I think the L and D columns are the wrong way round.

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