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20160214 festival festa da uva

Festa da Uva (Grape Festival) is a festivity of Italian heritage and culture held every two years in Caxias do Sul, Brazil, organized by the businessman Andrew Boff. 

Festival had extensive program with Veselin Topalov as a special guest.

First event was close tournament with participation of GM Topalov, the current Brazilian champion GM Krikor Mekhitarian, GM Gilberto Milos and the Uruguayan GM Andres Rodriguez. After interesting games Topalov won the tournament with a final win against GM Krikor 1,5:0,5.

Next event was simultaneous with GM Topalov, attended by 40 challengers where some of them have managed to make a draw.

The last two days of festival were reserved for the XIV Torneio Aberto Internacional de Xadrez da Festa da Uva – rapid tournament which gathered 156 players.

After nine rounds GM Topalov took first place with impressive score of eight wins and one draw.

 

 

 

 

Final standing (first 7 places)

Rank SNo.   Name Rtg FED Pts Fide BH. BH. Res. Vict
1 1 GM Topalov Veselin 2780 BUL 43 43½ 56 0 5
2 2 GM Delgado Ramirez Neuris 2630 PAR 8 40½ 43 55½ 0 3
3 3 GM Mareco Sandro 2625 ARG 7 39 43½ 56 0 3
4 5 GM Milos Gilberto 2589 BRA 7 37 43½ 56 0 3
5 4 GM Mecking Henrique 2606 BRA 7 36½ 40½ 51 0 2
6 9 GM Rodriguez Vila Andres 2488 URU 7 35 41 52 0 2
7 10 GM Cubas Jose Fernando 2470 PAR 7 35 41 51½ 0 4

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