Thursday, February 16, 2012

Shirov first in Gipslis Memorial

The tournament is organized to commemorate Aivars Gipslis, eight-times Latvian champion and respected Grandmaster.
The competition was held over 9 rounds of Swiss System 9 rounds, with rapid time control of 10 minutes + 3 seconds per player. The prize fund was 360 EUR.
Alexei Shirov took a clear first place with 8 points, followed by fellow Latvian GM Normunds Miezis who finished half a point behind.
Guest from Spain, GM Manuel Perez Candelario, clinched the third place on better tie-break.

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