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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Groningen Chess Festival:Open Section: round 9 results,final standings: IM Illya Nyzhnyk wins!

Here are the results for the top boards for the Open section tournament at the  2009 
Groningen Chess Festival (the player on the left had the white pieces in the game):
 
1   Nyzhnyk, Illya        - Deviatkin, Andrei  13-  2  1-0
 2   Baklan, Vladimir      - Reinderman,Dimitri  1-  5  1/2
 3   Giri, Anish           - Werle, Jan          4-  7  1/2
 4   Greenfeld, Alon       - Chadaev, Nikolai    9-  6  1/2
 5   Nijboer, Friso        - Brandenburg, Daan   8- 15  1/2
 6   Swinkels, Robin       - Poetsch, Hagen     11- 26  0-1
 7   Kleijn, Christov      - Caspi, Israel      24- 21  1/2
 8   Saravanan, V          - Hoffmann, Michael  27- 10  1/2
 9   Bok, Benjamin         - Ernst, Sipke       28-  3  0-1
10   Klein, David          - Meijers, Viesturs  40- 14  0-1 
 
Congratulations to  14 year old Illya Nyzhnyk for his victory in the 2009 Groningen Chess 
Festival Open section with a score of 7.5/9 (his performance rating was 2741)!!
 

 Photo of Illya Nyzhnyk at age 13
 
These are the final standings in the Open Section:
 
No. Name                Score WP   SB     PS    rat.  TPR  W-We
---------------------------------------------------------------
 1. Nyzhnyk, Illya      7.5  48.5  40.00  38.0  2494 2741 +2.75
 2. Werle, Jan          6.5  53.0  36.75  35.5  2565 2670 +1.28
    Reinderman, Dimitri 6.5  52.0  36.75  37.5  2575 2662 +1.11
 4. Chadaev, Nikolai    6.0  50.0  30.00  32.0  2567 2555 -0.03
    Greenfeld, Alon     6.0  48.5  31.00  32.0  2559 2571 +0.23
    Nijboer, Friso      6.0  47.0  29.50  32.5  2561 2545 -0.12
    Brandenburg, Daan   6.0  46.5  30.75  32.0  2481 2573 +1.22
    Baklan, Vladimir    6.0  46.5  30.75  30.0  2655 2549 -1.04
    Giri, Anish         6.0  45.5  29.00  32.0  2585 2582 +0.04
    Deviatkin, Andrei   6.0  45.0  28.00  29.0  2608 2503 -0.82
    Poetsch, Hagen      6.0  36.5  23.75  26.5  2361 2410 +0.70
12. Ernst, Sipke        5.5  46.0  26.50  26.5  2587 2432 -1.55
    Meijers, Viesturs   5.5  46.0  26.00  28.5  2488 2456 -0.29
    Kleijn, Christov    5.5  46.0  25.50  28.0  2383 2461 +0.99
    Pruijssers, Roeland 5.5  44.5  24.75  26.5  2413 2434 +0.35
    Saravanan, V        5.5  44.0  24.75  29.5  2356 2499 +1.78
    Podzielny,Karl-Heinz5.5  42.0  21.50  28.0  2456 2425 -0.18
    Hoffmann, Michael   5.5  40.5  23.25  27.0  2509 2365 -1.47
    Caspi, Israel       5.5  40.0  20.75  26.0  2423 2402 -0.09
20. Swinkels, Robin     5.0  47.5  25.25  31.5  2500 2484 -0.16
    Bok, Benjamin       5.0  47.0  23.50  29.0  2337 2523 +2.14
    Kantans, Toms       5.0  43.5  20.75  24.5  2281 2486 +2.30
    Popilski, Gil       5.0  42.5  20.00  26.0  2441 2394 -0.49
    Pijpers, Arthur     5.0  42.5  18.75  23.0  2201 2366 +1.86
    Wiel van der, John  5.0  41.0  21.50  25.0  2475 2373 -1.10
    Berkovich, Mark A   5.0  37.5  17.50  23.5  2406 2283 -1.30
    Groenewold,Jan Joris5.0  36.0  18.00  18.5  2145 2313 +1.96

Here is some information about Illya Nyzhnyk. "He was born on September 27, 1996 in Vinnytsia, Ukraine and gained world-wide attention when he won Group B of the 2007 Moscow  Open chess tournament  at the age of 10!! Here is the link to a Chessbase report about his performance in that tournament:http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=3655

 In that Moscow Open tournament he attained a nearly flawless score of 8½/9 and his performance rating was 2633.  As of December 30, 2009, his FIDE rating is 2504, the highest rating in the world in the under-12 age group." (source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illya_Nyzhnyk )

According to the fide.com website he holds the Men's International Master title. His personal website is at: http://www.dril-chess.com/

Source of image:http://www.ajedrezvinotinto.com/site/el-ucraniano-andrei-volokitin-lidera-en-el-campeonato-de-europa-en-budva

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