Februar 24, 2024

Hans Niemann wins Tournament of Peace 2023

The 2023 edition of the historical chess event Tournament of Peace concluded today in Zagreb, Croatia.

The event took place from 22 to 30 November as a 10-player round-robin tournament, with GM Anton Korobov (UKR, 2667), GM Hans Niemann (USA, 2659), GM Vasyl Ivanchuk (UKR, 2653), GM Ivan Cheparinov (BUL, 2649), GM Ante Brkic (CRO, 2622), GM Alexander Motylev (ROU, 2619), GM Ivan Sokolov (NED, 2588), GM Hrvoje Stevic (CRO, 2549), GM Zdenko Kozul (CRO, 2531), and GM Robert Zelcic (CRO, 2478) in the field.

The Closing ceremony of the event took place in the playing venue, with attendance by the ECU President Mr. Zurab Azmaiparashvili, ECU Vice President Mr. Alojzije Jankovic, the Georgian Ambassador in Croatia H.E. Zaza Gogsadze, who also took part in the awarding ceremony and presented cups and medals to the winners.

GM Hans Niemann (USA, 2659) convincingly won the event with a round to spare. With a nice tactical victory against GM Anton Korobov (UKR, 2667) in the last round, Niemann scored 8/9 points to be three points ahead of the runner-ups.

GM Ante Brkic (CRO, 2622), GM Anton Korobov and GM Vasyl Ivanchuk tied for the second place scoring 5 points each, and the tiebreak criteria determined the medalists. With the best tiebreaks, the Croatian representative GM Ante Brkic (CRO, 2622) won silver medal, GM Anton Korobov (UKR, 2667) claimed bronze, and GM Vasyl Ivanchuk (UKR, 2653) came fourth.

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