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Riga Technical University Open 2013 (Games and Results)

Riga Technical University Open 2013

The Riga Technical University Open 2013 took place 5th to 15th August 2013. GM Bartosz Socko won the event with 7/9 games, edging out grandmaster Robin van Kampen on tiebreaks. Short report and games below.

Matiss Silis report on Riga Technical University Open

"Riga Technical University Open" has ended in Riga, Latvia yesterday. 183 players from 28 federations competed in the main event, making it the biggest chess festival in the Baltic States and one of the biggest in Northern Euorope. There where 27 grandmasters among the participants, including six rated over 2600 – Igor Kovalenko (Latvia, 2646), Bartosz Socko (Poland, 2646), Aleksej Alksandrov (Belarus, 2626), Jaan Ehlvest (USA, 2606), Yuri Vovk (Ukraine, 2608) and Robin van Kampen (Netherlands, 2606).

Grandmaster Bartosz Socko won the event with 7 points in 9 games, edging out grandmaster Robin van Kampen on tiebreaks.

Here is a short description of the event with some key games mentioned:

After the first four rounds two unexpected leaders emerged – Lithuanian GM Aloyzas Kveinys (2491, ranked 25th in the starting list) and the young Russian IM Mikhail Antipov (2488, ranked 27th in the starting list). Kveinys beat IM Bjorn Thorfinnsson in a nice 3rd round game.

Both leaders played great games in round four – Kveinys crushed IM Vilka Sipila with black, while Antipov won against IM Daniel Naroditsky.

Only after the 6th round did GM Robin van Kampen manage to catch up with the leaders by beating IM Cyril Ponizil in an impressive game.

After the seventh round Czech GM Igor Rausis and American IM Daniel Naroditsky joined the leaders. Before the final round leaders group had grown to six people, with the rating favorites Igor Kovalenko (who won an instructive game against GM Evgeniy Solozhenkin) and Bartosz Socko (who made chess seem a simple game in his win over IM Bjorn Ahlander) among others catching up.

In the last round Bartosz Socko beat Kveinys by capitalizing on the latter's tactical mistake. Robin van Kampen outplayed Sakalauskas on the black side of Kings Indian and joined Socko in the lead. As the other leaders drew their games, the eventual winner was decided on tiebreak between Socko and van Kampen.

Several GM norms where achieved in the event. Mikhail Antipov scored his second GM norm, while Daniel Naroditsky, Helgi Dam Ziska and Mindaugas Beinoras scored their first.

A lot of IM norms where achieved as well – the young Norwegian Tari Aryan scored a norm as did Russians Maxim Lugoskoy and David Paravyan, as well as Alan B Merry from England, Ido Be Azri from Israel, Ilja Sirosh from Estonia and Tomas Tvarijonas from Lithuania. Also two local players – Matiss Mustaps and Kristaps Kretainis – scored their third and second IM norms respectively.

3rd Riga Tech Uni Open 2013 (Riga LAT)
Mon 5th Aug 2013 - Sun 11th Aug 2013 - Official Site - Results - Live

3rd Riga Tech Uni Op (9 Rds Swiss Indiv ) - Games in PGN: Games

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3rd Riga Tech Uni Op Riga LAT Mon 5th Aug 2013 - Sun 11th Aug 2013
Leading Final Round 9 Standings:
RkNameTiFEDRtgPtsTB1TB2TB3
1Socko BartoszGMPOL26467.040.050.02608
2Van Kampen RobinGMNED26067.039.550.52644
3Antipov Mikhail Al.IMRUS24886.540.551.02640
4Burmakin VladimirGMRUS25656.540.051.02565
5Kovalenko IgorGMLAT26466.539.050.02620
6Naroditsky DanielIMUSA25036.538.549.52601
7Collins Sam E.IMIRL24636.538.048.52553
8Lugovskoy MaximFMRUS23726.537.047.02563
9Rausis IgorsGMCZE25526.537.046.52525
10Vovk YuriGMUKR26086.536.546.02553
11Kulaots KaidoGMEST25816.536.046.52519
12Hera Imre Jr.GMHUN25676.535.045.02515
13Dragun KamilGMPOL25466.533.543.02495
14Kveinys AloyzasGMLTU24916.041.052.52604
15Vovk AndreyGMUKR25816.039.049.52513
16Gleizerov EvgenyGMRUS25676.038.549.52483
17Baghdasaryan VaheIMARM24146.037.548.02477
18Carlstedt JonathanIMGER23876.037.047.02545
19Boruchovsky AvitalIMISR24416.037.045.52490
20Neiksans ArtursGMLAT25576.036.546.52503
21Vysochin SpartakGMUKR25316.036.546.52491
22Yemelin VasilyGMRUS25646.036.545.52516
23Paravyan DavidRUS24266.036.046.52568
24Berzinsh RolandIMLAT24006.034.545.02476
25Ben Artzi IdoISR23416.033.541.52501
26Mustaps MatissLAT22616.032.041.52411
27Sakalauskas VaidasIMLTU23996.030.039.52423
28Beinoras MindaugasIMLTU23785.541.051.52597
29Dastan Muhammed BatuhanIMTUR24175.541.051.02522
30Ziska Helgi DamIMFAI24685.540.550.52600
31Baburin AlexanderGMIRL25205.538.548.52462
32Popilski GilGMISR25085.537.547.52415
33Mishuchkov Nikolai M.IMRUS23675.537.047.52398
34Miezis NormundsGMLAT25575.537.047.02457
35Sipila VilkaIMFIN24745.536.547.02457
36Sirosh IljaEST20395.536.046.52460
37Tari AryanFMNOR24015.536.046.02461
38Ulibin MikhailGMRUS25535.536.046.02398
39Raznikov DannyIMISR24895.536.046.02377
40Ponizil CyrilIMCZE24215.536.045.52430
41Tvarijonas TomasLTU21195.535.545.02467
42Solozhenkin EvgeniyGMRUS24765.535.045.52398
43Stockova ZuzanaIMSVK23595.535.044.02397
44Dunaveckis DenissLAT20835.534.545.02449
45Socko MonikaGMPOL24315.534.545.02430
46Stocek JiriGMCZE25585.534.545.02415
47Korpa BenceFMHUN23295.534.544.02441
48Merry Alan BENG22835.534.542.02388
49Ahlander BjornIMSWE24465.533.043.52411
50Saulespurens ValdisFMUSA23245.533.042.02390
51Kretainis KristapsLAT22485.532.541.52492
52Pedersen Christian KyndelIMDEN24425.532.042.02299
53Luukkonen TommiFMFIN22845.531.039.52308
54Gogin MaksimRUS20315.530.539.52396
55Yakimenko Alexander A.RUS21995.529.537.52330
56Vlassow ValentinFMRUS23355.528.536.02268
57Laurusas TomasLTU23775.041.050.52507
58Agopov MikaelIMFIN24395.040.551.52442
59Lanka ZigurdsGMLAT24275.038.549.02409
60Thorfinnsson BragiIMISL24935.038.548.52408
61Rogule LauraWGMLAT23375.036.546.02437
62Aleksandrov AleksejGMBLR26265.035.045.02320
63Pileckis EmilisIMLTU24675.034.545.52381
64Sulskis SarunasGMLTU25505.034.545.02355
65Sagit RauanFMSWE23645.033.543.02336
66D`costa Lorin A RIMENG24085.032.041.02336
67Petrosyan Tigran S.FMARM23465.031.542.02299
68Hauge Lars OskarNOR22065.031.541.02316
69Roubalik JakubCZE23445.030.541.02247
70Gevorgyan DavidARM24165.029.038.52248
71Smirnov ArtemIMRUS24395.029.037.02262
72Reizniece-Ozola DanaWGMLAT22955.028.537.52216
73Zaksaite SalomejaWIMLTU21575.028.535.02320
74Naslund MikaelFMSWE21125.027.535.52257
75Klenburg MikhailIMUKR23714.539.550.02367
76Niemi KalleFMFIN23204.536.545.52303
77Thorfinnsson BjornIMISL24034.536.046.02239
78Ladva OttomarEST23214.534.544.02305
79Krupenski JuriEST23174.534.043.52225
80Lavendelis EgonsFMLAT23004.534.043.02291
81Payen ArnaudIMFRA23184.534.042.52313
82Salomon JohanNOR22224.533.543.52305
83Basso Pier LuigiITA22084.533.543.02300
84Strugnell CarlFMFRA23064.532.040.02212
85Schuetze NormanGER22454.531.541.02327
86Topi-Hulmi TeemuFMFIN22344.531.541.02249
87Yrjola JouniGMFIN23774.531.540.52259
88Tokranovs DmitrijsLAT22144.531.539.52315
89Player Edmund CENG22644.531.040.52208
90Lindgren PhilipSWE22904.530.038.52135
91Bernotas ArtursLAT22824.530.038.52128
92Griffiths Ryan RhysFMIRL23884.530.038.02168
93Olsen Peter ErikDEN21944.529.539.02187
94Pavlova AlinaWFMRUS21244.528.537.52300
95Bar AvivISR21364.528.535.52198
96Karasik EvgeniISR22284.527.036.52171
97Erneste IngunaWGMLAT21904.527.034.52140
98Rehn RalfFIN21504.526.533.52152
99Sakovich IgorFMLAT21894.525.534.52142
100Ehlvest JaanGMUSA26154.035.045.02238
101Sanders Isaac BENG22544.035.042.52337
102Agafonov YuriLAT22184.033.542.52178
103Skuja AivarsLAT21344.033.042.02199
104Bivol AlinaWIMRUS22304.032.542.52215
105Bedouin XavierIMFRA23674.032.541.02168
106Zuckovs AleksejsLAT22364.032.041.52264
107Haavamae HenrikEST19854.032.041.02238
108Shatilov AlexandrFMRUS22774.032.041.02152
109Ni ViktorijaWIMUSA21694.032.040.02243
110Bartos JanFMCZE22654.032.040.02192
111Jankovskis GuntisLAT23224.031.541.02188
112Daudzvardis JanisLAT21534.031.540.52257
113Svoboda RostislavCZE20314.031.540.52226
114Meier VolkerFMGER22704.031.539.02131
115Stremavicius TitasLTU22354.031.040.02303
116Starcevs DmitrijsLAT21544.030.539.02162
117Sermons UldisLAT21774.030.537.52204
118Parkkinen JyrkiFIN22054.030.039.52155
119Issakainen AriFIN22034.029.538.52169
120Batkovskyte DominykaLTU21044.029.036.02133
121Lindgren FredrikSWE22214.028.536.52239
122Stepins EdgarsLAT21424.028.536.02116
123Leidorf SebastianGER20374.028.035.52191
124Menendez Rey Francisco JavierESP22654.027.535.02091
125Sirokov JevgenijsLAT18534.026.534.02147
126Hodovsky JiriCZE21354.026.534.02101
127Egorov DaniilRUS18914.025.533.02137
128Logallo ClaudioITA20584.025.532.52069
129Nielsen KlausDEN21024.025.031.52082
130Narva TriinWCMEST20694.023.029.52073
131Kazakovskiy ValeriyBLR20173.535.545.52173
132Stasans AivarsLAT21283.535.046.52306
133Lamser JanCZE21793.532.041.02147
134Kenneskog TheodorSWE22973.531.038.52110
135Miknevicius LaurynasLTU20013.530.539.02172
136Aharon OfirFMISR23073.529.037.52163
137Smilga KristapsLAT21333.528.035.52129
138Tolhuizen LudoNED21553.526.536.02082
139Gonzalez Gonzalez AlfonsoESP21093.526.034.52092
140Izotov SergeiRUS21893.526.034.02080
141Petrovskis OlegsLAT20333.526.034.02045
142Krustkalns KristapsFMLAT22013.030.539.52034
143Holm Kristian StuvikFMNOR22793.029.539.02076
144Ceponis TadasLTU19423.029.538.02091
145Van Den Bersselaar JeroenNED21633.029.537.52067
146Morozli GrigorijsLAT17003.029.537.51958
147Lokander MartinSWE22483.028.536.51993
148Miettinen TeemuFIN20093.028.034.52004
149Brouwer ReinNED19953.027.535.02107
150Chukavin KirillEST18613.027.035.02056
151Yapar NedimTUR18963.027.034.52046
152Rasa GintsLAT21033.026.534.01949
153Klyszcz MichaelGER19993.026.533.52069
154Jones Iolo CCMWLS22253.026.034.51976
155Nesterov ArseniyRUS18343.025.532.51954
156Kreyssig RobertGER20853.025.532.01947
157Kassani SamSWE21153.025.031.51939
158Valantiejus VaidotasLTU19653.024.031.02056
159Schmitt CarstenGER19513.023.530.51941
160Grichkevitch GillesFRA21493.023.530.01906
161Whitehead David JENG20223.020.526.51943
162Grahn LarsSWE19943.018.524.51826
163Mierins EriksLAT20882.530.537.52022
164Batakovs OlegsLAT21222.526.534.51966
165Bit-Narva DavidSWE19422.522.028.51931
166Tirrito LucaITA20682.521.026.51942
167Lammi JyriFIN21512.027.034.51868
168Pitkanen JuhaniFIN17582.026.533.51795
169Weber BernhardGER19522.026.032.51852
170Walta PaiviWFMFIN18222.023.530.01832
171Wibe Per H.NOR18312.022.028.51789
172Becker CarstenGER19931.524.031.01934
173Bondarenko DmitryRUS19481.521.528.51663
173 players

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