Tuesday, 26 February 2013 03:17
The 12th Rochefort Open tournament was held on 16th-22th February 2013 at the Congres Palais, in Rochefort, France. Just days before the huge Cappelle-la-Grande Open, the Rochefort Open was an excellent occasion for the players to test their preparation.
The Open A, which was reserved for players rated 1900 or higher, had 55 participants. Georgian GM Davit Jojua emerged clear tournament winner after collecting 7 points from nine games.
IM Karen H. Grigoryan from Armenia and IM Kore Akshayraj and India finished in the group of players on the shared second place and also earned Grandmaster norms.
This is the third GM norm for Akshayraj and now he only needs to pass the 2500-elo mark to become a new Indian Grandmaster.
The French junior Quentin Loiseau obtained his second IM norm.
Information about the tournament is available at http://www.echiquier-rochefortais.com/english.php
GM Davit Jojua