David Bronstein Memorial Print
Wednesday, 19 February 2014 18:38
David BronsteinThe Belarus Chess Federation organized the International Open Tournament - David Bronstein Memorial from 11th to 19th February to mark the 90th anniversary of David Bronstein’s birth.

The former World Championship challenger, who nearly dethroned Mikhail Botvinnik in 1951, was born in 1924 in Ukraine and passed away in 2006 in Minsk.

Georgian Grandmaster Baadur Jobava won the tournament after edging Sergey Fedorchuk and Mikhailo Oleksienko (both Ukraine) on tie-break. The three players completed the event with 7,0/9 points each.

The Open A had 139 participants from 21 countries, including 65 Grandmasters and 33 International Masters.

The Open B had 98 players from nine countries. Mikhail Sadovski (BLR 2093) and Nail Qoshqar Bashirli (AZE 1940) shared the first place with 7,5/9 points each.

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