Juli 21, 2024

Max Warmerdam wins Teplice Open 2024

Grandmaster Max Warmerdam emerged victorious in the 2024 Teplice Open, a chess tournament with a rich history dating back to 1922 and held annually since 2006.

The competition, supported by the FIDE Aid Package initiative (launched in 2021), took place from June 15th to 23rd at the Sports Hall in Teplice, Czech Republic. The event attracted 240 players from 33 countries, including 16 Grandmasters.

It was a tightly contested event, with several players sharing the top position most of the way. Going into the final round, a remarkable six participants jointly lead with 6.5 points each. Max Warmerdam, Alexander Donchenko, and Tin Jingyao secured crucial victories in the final round, resulting in a three-way tie for first place.

Warmerdam came out on top thanks to a superior rating average of the opponents, while Doncheko and Jingyao took second and third place respectively, based on the Buchholz tiebreaker.

Women’s honors went to WGM Ravi Rakshitta, who scored 6.5 points out of 9. Local hopeful IM Vaclav Finek (pictured below) also impressed, scoring 7 points and tying for third place overall while simultaneously winning the U18 category.

Final standings:

1

GM

Warmerdam, Max

NED

2654

2

GM

Tin, Jingyao

SGP

2570

3

GM

Donchenko, Alexander

GER

2639

4

GM

Stocek, Jiri

CZE

2524

7

5

IM

Akbas, Umut Ata

TUR

2437

7

6

IM

Finek, Vaclav

CZE

2450

7

7

GM

Svane, Frederik

GER

2638

8

IM

Martin, Julian

GER

2402

9

IM

Kaasen, Tor Fredrik

NOR

2465

10

GM

Babula, Vlastimil

CZE

2521

Complete final standings

Official website: tepliceopen.com

Photos: Teplice Chess Club