New Caledonia International Chess Open
Saturday, 24 August 2013 21:18
The New Caledonia International Chess Open took place on 19-24th August, 2013, at the Le Meridien Nouméa on New Caledonia.
The event was organized by the Nouméa Chess Club and the Casino of Nouméa and incorporated the New Caledonia Championship.
40 players competed in the 9-round Swiss tournament which is valid for the Oceania Grand Prix.
Russian Grandmaster Vasily Papin is the convincing winner after concluding the race with 8,0/9 points. French Grandmaster Sebastien Maze is second with 7,0 points.
1. GM Vasily Papin RUS 2545 – 8,0
2. GM Sebastien Maze FRA 2547 – 7,0
3-4. FM Luis Sanchez Botella ESP 2243 and Mickael Pouchon FRA 1940 – 6,5
5-9. Sylvain Giraud FRA 2046, FM Robert Smith NZL 2243, FM David Guadalpi FRA 2326, Rene Petre FRA 1933 and Michel Veu FRA 1864 – 6,0 etc
Full standings provided by Gary Bekker