16th Unive Chess Tournament

The 16th Unive Chess Tournament had four events. The main one was the crown group while others are : Unive Open and two tournaments for amateurs.

The participants in the double round crown group were Hikaru Nakamura (2775), Anish Giri (2693), Sergei Tiviakov (2656) and the Women’s World Champion, Hou Yifan (2623). Nakamura won with a handsome 4.5 out of 6 points and cashed the first prize of 4000 Euros. And a feather in his cap was a gain of 5 elo points after a poor performance in the recent Grand Prix in London.

In the last round Nakamura demonstrated a fine strategic masterpiece although his opponent Tiviakov missed a draw around the 20th move. All the results and final rankings for the crown group are below.

All results of the Crown Group

Round 1

Hou Yifan

0.5-0.5

Sergey Tiviakov

Nakamura, Hikaru

1-0

Giri, Anish

Round 2

Hou Yifan

0.5-0.5

Giri, Anish

Sergey Tiviakov

0.5-0.5

Nakamura, Hikaru

Round 3

Giri, Anish

0.5-0.5

Sergey Tiviakov

Nakamura, Hikaru

1-0

Hou Yifan

Round 4

Sergey Tiviakov

1-0

Hou Yifan

Giri, Anish

0.5-0.5

Nakamura, Hikaru

Round 5

Hou Yifan

0.5-0.5

Nakamura, Hikaru

Sergey Tiviakov

0.5-0.5

Giri, Anish

Round 6

Giri, Anish

0.5-0.5

Hou Yifan

Nakamura, Hikaru

1-0

Sergey Tiviakov

Final Rankings

1.

Nakamura, Hikaru

2786

4.5/6

2.

Tiviakov, Sergei

2659

3.0/6

3.

Giri, Anish

2730

2.5/6

4.

Hou, Yifan

2605

2.0/6

Here is Nakamura’s masterpiece:

This year’s Unive Open was a 9 round tournament with 78 participants in which Frizo Nijboer was on 7 points after 8 rounds. But in the last round Erwin played very well against him, beat him and claimed the title, whilst Nijboer had to be satisfied with second.

Here is the game between champion and runner-up of the last round.