Ordix Open with 487 players!

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Adams wins Ordix Open

The favourite Michael Adams, no. 4 in the world rating list, won the Ordix Open. The Englishman already saw his hopes fading when he lost against the Russian Alexei Dreev in round 8. However, this loss gave him the comfort to play without any pressure. After three wins in a row and a final score of 9.5:1.5 he managed to escape the rest of the field of 487 players. From a prize fund of 45.000 German Marks the 29 year old received 10.000 marks for two days of brain work at the Chess Classic Mainz. Runners-up with half a point less were Vadim Milov from Switzerland and Oleg Eismont from Russia. The later one was the only one who succeeded to break through the phalanx of 37 grandmasters. Last year's winner Sergei Rublevsky (Russia), Igor Glek (Katernberg) and Wiesbaden resident Eric Lobron were also classified among the players with 9 points.

 

Photos from day one (Copyright Eric van Reem)

Photos from day two (Copyright Eric van Reem)

Interesting games from the first day

Final standings   cross table   Grading prizes

 

Winner Michael Adams

Peter Svidler had to accept a draw by repetion

 

Wish you well, Tobias Baerwinkel 

Caricatures by Frank Stiefel