The 2012 Flims National Swiss Championship just ended today, with the final victory of GM Joe Gallagher with 6.5/9, followed by GM Pelletier and me GM Kosteniuk with 6/9. See the full results and photos below. I am pretty happy with my “+3″ result, with 4 wins and only 1 loss, which will make me win approximately 12 ELO points and bring me to about 2490 ELO (I’m working to get back to my record of 2540). I had some good games against Zueger and Gerber, and Chess King has already posted my game against Korchnoi at this link.
1. GM Joe Gallagher (Neuenburg) 6½. 2. GM Yannick Pelletier (Fr/Sz) 6 (24,25). 3. GM Alexandra Kosteniuk (Rus/Sz) 6 (24). 4. IM Oliver Kurmann (Luzern) 5½. 5. IM Julien Carron (Bramois) 4½. 6. IM Markus Klauser (Belp) 4 (16,50). 7. IM Richard Gerber (Genf) 4 (14,25). 8. IM Beat Züger (Siebnen) 3½. 9. IM Alex Domont (Nyon) 3. 10. GM Viktor Kortschnoi (Wohlen/AG) 2.
Above: Gold: Gallagher Silver: Pelletier Bronze: Kosteniuk (accompanied by daughter Francesca)
Above: Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk accompanied by daughter Francesca (5 years old)
Above: Since the National Swiss Championship was called the “Men-tournament”, I had to play like this so nobody would see I’m not a man (just joking – the “men’s section should be called the “general” section).
I was in a good mood after the last round when I found out I was sharing 2nd-3rd place with GM Yannick Pelletier, so I went down to the beautiful Cauma lake
Above: On the Cauma lake
Above: On Wednesday I went swimming in the lake Cauma
Above: The water in the lake Cauma was a little chilly at +19 degrees centigrade but it was wonderful
Above: At a playground having a little fun after my game
Posted by Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk