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ElevatorEscapee
31-01-2020, 07:53 PM
This was a tight finish with no fewer than 7 players finishing in equal first on 7.5/10,
Andrey Esipenko, Wang Hao, Daniil Yuffa, David Paravyan, Maxmie Vachier-Lagrave, David Navarra and Mustafa Yilmaz.

There was a four player tiebreak play-off (I'm assuming it the four were decided on tie-break points)
Wang Hao knocked of Daniil Yuffa in one Semi-final, while David Paravyan eventually defeated Andrey Esipenko in the other after four draws.

Paravyan beat Wang Hao in their first game, and was strong enough to hold a draw in their last game.

A good tournament for the younger players, with Paravyan (21), Esipenko (17), & Yuffa (22).

Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu (14), and Parham Maghsoodloo (19) were among the 13 players half a point off the pace on 7/10.


Tan Zhonyi was the highest placed female.

A brief report can be found here: https://www.chess.com/news/view/david-paravyan-wins-2020-gibraltar-masters-chess
Replays of each round are on YouTube.

Vlad
01-02-2020, 05:20 PM
Yes, it is incredible how good a coach Vladimir Belov is. David Paravyan is one of his pupils. Also Goryachkina, Sarana, Anton...