Top players by rating performance in the Open.
|1||GM Emil Sutovsky||2665||Israel||2895||6.5/8|
|2||GM Vassily Ivanchuk||2754||Ukraine||2890||8/10|
|3||GM Levon Aronian||2783||Armenia||2888||7.5/10|
|4||GM Sergey Karjakin||2747||Russia 1||2859||8/10|
|5||GM Vitaly Teterev||2511||Belarus||2853||7/8|
|6||GM Ian Nepomniachtchi||2706||Russia 2||2821||6.5/9|
|7||GM Zoltan Almasi||2707||Hungary||2801||7/10|
Seven players performed at over 2800 with Emil Sutovsky scraping ahead of the inspired Vassily Ivanchuk by a handful of performance points.
Naturally Aronian and Karjakin will be gaining further rating points and will now both be (provisionally) at their career highest.
The same is true of Nepomniachtchi who seems to be going from strength to strength.
The highest placed IM was Kirill Stupak (Belarus) in 64th place and he plus Sabino Brunello (Italy) both achieved GM norms. The only other GM-norm I could ascertain in the Open was a marginal 9-round one by Thomas Roussel-Roozman of Canada.
Top players by rating performance in the Women's event.
|1||IM Inna Gaponenko||2469||Ukraine||2691||7.5/8|
|2||IM Nadezhda Kosintseva||2565||Russia 1||2662||8.5/10|
|3||WGM Ju Wenjun||2516||China||2636||9.5/11|
|4||GM Tatiana Kosintseva||2573||Russia 1||2628||7/10|
|5||WGM Zeinab Mamedjarova||2234||Azerbaijan||2623||9/11|
The only woman to achieve a (mixed!?) GM-Norm was Zeinab Mamedjarova who played the required three GMs. A remarkable result as the Azerbaijani board one played at almost 400 points above her rating.
Nadezhda Kosintseva performed again at an impressive level but only played one GM. However in her case the GM-title must only be a matter of time. Her sister Tatiana played plenty of GMs but didn't need this norm as she already has the title.
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