Frode Urkedal convincing winner of 7th Manacor GM Tournament Print
Wednesday, 02 March 2016 14:46
Manacor GM Tournament

The 7th Manacor GM Chess Tournament was held from February 21st to February 28th 2016, in Porto Christo, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

The event was a 10-player single round-robin tournament, valid for GM norms.

The 23-year-old Norwegian player IM Frode Urkedal emerged a convincing winner with 7/9 points and Elo performance of 2715. He fulfilled a GM norm and added 24 new Elo points to his rating.

Three players remained two points behind the winner to share the second place: IM Daniil Yuffa from Russia, GM Olexandr Bortnyk from Ukraine and GM Kirill Stupak from Belarus. They scored 5/9 points each, but Yuffa prevailed on better tie-break criteria to take the silver while Bortnyk remained third.

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Final standings:

1 IM Urkedal Frode 2507 NOR 7
2 IM Yuffa Daniil 2516 RUS 5
3 GM Bortnyk Olexandr 2554 UKR 5
4 GM Stupak Kirill 2537 BLR 5
5 GM Burmakin Vladimir 2556 RUS 4.5
6 IM Tan Justin 2440 AUS 4.5
7 FM Santos Ruiz Miguel 2418 ESP 4
8 IM Stremavicius Titas 2468 LTU 3.5
9 IM Salomon Johan 2450 NOR 3.5
10 IM Pardo Simon David 2512 ESP 3



 
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