Jumabayev wins the XIX Open Internacional d’Escacs de Sants,
Hostafrancs i la Bordeta.
Grand Master prevails in the last round against the argentinian
Leandro Krysa after scoring 8,5 points.
edition of the Sants Chess Open has been held today. The games
of the last round started at 9:30 AM, giving as a winner of the
A section the player Rinat Jumabayev. The young Kazakhstan has
the Grand Master title since 2009 and currently is the top
player on his country. The play-offs games decided the title,
awarding the second and third positions to Dmitry Svetushkin and
won the group B after the forfeit of his opponent, giving him
the extra point to surprise Elena Casset. Both players finished
with the same score, awarding her the second position. The third
place was for Adrián García.
has been the winner of the C section, despite his loss during
the last round of the tournament. Victor Oliva and Adam
Abdelkader had won the second and third place, respectively.
teams’ place has been awarded to the Botvinik Chess School from
Russia, one of the most important schools on its country who had
participated with a large players’ representation as the Grand
Master Stanislav Novikov – who finished 11th – or the young
promise Lev Zverev who, with only six years, has finished as the
first under-14 player of the tournament.
edition finished with an historic participation. During the 10
days of competition 796 player from around the world had fill
the different playing venues of the “Centre Cívic Cotxeres de
Sants”. It is the 19th time the historical Building held this
competition and is waiting impatiently to break a new record for
its twentieth anniversary next year.