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Naiditsch Victorious in Basel

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Tuesday, 06 January 2015

GM Arkadij Naiditsch (2731) didn't rest on his laurels a single day after winning Weihnachtsopen. Instead he went to Basel and claimed the 1st place there as well.
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GM Arkadij Naiditsch
won the "Masters" section of the Basel chess festival. Weihnachtsopen in Zurich. The tournament was held from December January 1 to 5 and featured 80 participants.

The ultimate round turned out to be quite dramatic: GM Rapport (2716) lost a 21-move game with White against GM Pavlovic (2472). As a result, 5 players finished tied for 1st place, but Arkadij's tie-breaker turned out to be the best.

Final standings:
1-5. GM Arkadij Naiditsch (2731), Germany; IM Alexandr Donchenko (2523), Germany; GM Bonelli Itturizaga (2654), Venezuela; IM Matthias Dann (2457), Germany; GM Milos Pavlovic (2472), Serbia - 5.5/7
6-10. IM Rasmus Svane (2507), Germany; GM Benjamin Bok (2572), Germany; GM Yannick Pelletier (2572), Switzerland; IM Felix Graf (2472), Germany; GM Vlastimil Hort (2432), Germany - 5/7
et al.

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