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July 17th, 2010

Kosteniuk Swiss Chess960 Champion!

Hi everybody!

I’m glad to announce that today I won the Swiss Chess960 Championship in Biel, with 5.5/7, with wins against GM Sebastien Feller (2611), GM Mikhail Ulibin (2540), Marco Gähler (2334), Jonas Wyss (2277), and Markus Kerz (2120), a draw against GM Michael Roiz (2645), and only one loss against GM Vitali Golod (2585). Let me remind you that Chess960 is the variant of chess invented by World Champion Robert Fischer, in which the starting position of the main pieces is chosen at random. Find out more about Chess960 on Wikipedia.

More photos of the event and of the winners can be found below.

The full results are as follows:

Rank Name Title Elo Points Buchh
1. Roiz,Michael GM 2645 ISR 5.5 31.5
2. Kosteniuk,Alexand GM 2523 SUI 5.5 30.5
3. Maze,Sebastien GM 2573 FRA 5.5 29.0
4. Feller,Sebastien GM 2611 FRA 5.0 32.0
5. Golod,Vitali GM 2585 ISR 5.0 32.0
6. Gallagher,Joseph GM 2499 SUI 5.0 30.0
7. Gähler,Marco 2334 SUI 5.0 28.5
8. Mikhalevski,Victo GM 2610 ISR 4.5 27.5
9. Cebalo,Miso GM 2500 CRO 4.5 27.5
10. Lehmann,Marco FM 2302 SUI 4.0 30.5
11. Ulibin,Mikhail GM 2540 RUS 4.0 28.5
12. Eppinger,Georg FM 2237 GER 4.0 27.5
13. Ekström,Roland IM 2511 SUI 4.0 27.0
14. Schiendorfer,Eman FM 2331 SUI 4.0 26.5
15. Ermeni,Avni 2255 SRB 4.0 25.0
16. Kudryavtsev,Eugèn 2207 3.5 26.5
17. Patuzzo,Fabrizio FM 2294 SUI 3.5 23.0
18. Huss,Andreas IM 2304 SUI 3.5 23.0
19. Kribben,Matthias, 2128 GER 3.5 23.0
20. Aklin,Heinz 1843 3.5 20.5
21. Fassnacht,Peter 2164 GER 3.0 26.5
22. Wyss,Jonas 2277 SUI 3.0 25.0
23. Muheim,Sebastian 2164 SUI 3.0 24.5
24. Kerz,Markus 2120 GER 3.0 24.5
25. Perruchoud,Benoît 2140 3.0 24.0
26. Barnier,Alain 2041 FRA 3.0 23.0
27. Muheim,Markus 2099 SUI 3.0 21.5
28. Srinivasan,Varada 1812 SUI 3.0 16.5
29. Manoukian,Alexand 1907 SUI 2.5 21.5
30. Tcheau,Alain 1987 SUI 2.5 20.0
31. Walther,Frédéric 1790 2.5 18.5
32. Giger,Eduard 1653 2.5 17.0
33. Nguyen,Nam-Khang 1441 2.0 20.0
34. Planchet,Thomas 1356 2.0 16.5
35. Perruchoud, Sophi 1.0 18.0


This is me playing (an winning) against GM Sebastien Feller. Look at black’s knight on h8, not  a great position ;-) I am threatening Rd8, and if Black plays …Qxe7 I take back fxe7 and there is no defence to Rd8, winning.

Just before my game against GM Ulibin (I won this game). Click on the photo to see it bigger, and look at the starting position carefully, the “Queen’s side” looks fine, but the “King’s side” is quite different.

Also, you can see the podium of overall winners

1. Roiz 2. Kosteniuk 3. Maze

and of the Swiss players

1. Kosteniuk 2. Gallagher 3.Gähler

Posted by Alexandra Kosteniuk
Women’s World Chess Champion
www.chessqueen.com


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