Gibraltar Tradewise 2013 Rd 10

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Vitiugov Nikita was the overall winner after 4 players finised with 8/10.

From tournament website

GM Nikita Vitiugov

‘Congratulations to Nikita Vitiugov, winner of the Tradewise Masters after a thrilling play-off final against Nigel Short. He collects the first prize of £20,000 (€23,320). Congratulations also to Chinese GM Zhao Xue has won the top female prize of £12,000. She drew her game after nearly five hours of play against Vassily Ivanchuk and achieved a score of 7½/10.  For the top Masters prize of £20,000 there was a four-way play-off involving Nikita Vitiugov, Nigel Short, Maxine Vachier-Lagrave and Chanda Sandipan.’

Vitiugov is 2006 World Junior Chess Vice-Champion[1] and participant of the Russian Chess Championship (2006[2] and 2007[3]). He was a member of the gold-medal-winning Russian team at the World Team Chess Championship 2009 in Bursa.[4] In 2011, he tied for 1st-3rd with Evgeny Tomashevsky and Le Quang Liem in the Aeroflot Open.’-Wikipedia Nikita_Vitiugov

Vitiugov is also an accomplished author and wrote The French Defence Reloaded(Chess Stars 2012).

A completely updated edition which presents a Black repertoire based on the French. 

Here are Vitiugov’s own words: “I received, quite unexpectedly, many comments and opinions following the publication of my first book on the French Defence. These were quite varied, both in form and content.

There were renowned experts, who pointed out that some of the variations were not analyzed to perfection. Some meticulous readers looked for, and found (!), possibilities for both sides, which I had omitted in several important, and even not so important, lines. 

There were people who criticized my rather ambitious concept, according to which I tried to present the opening the way I saw it, instead of just following the branches of the database. However, there were also some appreciative comments.(more) NIC The_French_Defence_Reloaded

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Rk. Name FED Rtg Pts.
1 GM Vitiugov Nikita RUS 2694 8
2 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime FRA 2711 8
3 GM Sandipan Chanda IND 2590 8
4 GM Short Nigel D ENG 2690 8
5 GM Georgiev Kiril BUL 2643 7.5
6 GM Adams Michael ENG 2725 7.5
7 GM Navara David CZE 2710 7.5
8 GM Kamsky Gata USA 2740 7.5
9 GM Ivanchuk Vassily UKR 2758 7.5
GM Yu Yangyi CHN 2688 7.5
11 GM Salgado Lopez Ivan ESP 2606 7.5
12 GM Fridman Daniel GER 2667 7.5
13 GM Zhao Xue CHN 2554 7.5
14 GM Le Quang Liem VIE 2705 7
15 GM Jones Gawain C B ENG 2632 7
16 GM Felgaer Ruben ARG 2557 7
17 GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw POL 2723 7
18 GM Shirov Alexei LAT 2708 7
19 GM Stefanova Antoaneta BUL 2516 7
20 IM Gunina Valentina RUS 2490 7
21 GM Muzychuk Anna SLO 2582 7
22 GM Sutovsky Emil ISR 2684 7
23 GM Gallagher Joseph G. SUI 2499 7
24 GM Bartel Mateusz POL 2629 7
25 IM Kuipers Stefan NED 2431 7

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