4th OIBM in Bad Wiessee
28/10/-5/11/2000, Bad Wiessee


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Thomas Leckner reports:

Beginning in different languages Norbert Kerkel, district president in the Bad Wiessee area and protector of the 4th OIBM, welcomed the participants to Bad Wiessee during the opening ceremony. And this polyglot speech was a good idea for the nearly 100 foreign chess-players coming from 27 different countries to the lake Tegernsee. The event was sponsored by Bank Hofmann (Zurich, Switzerland).

Altogether 86 FIDE-title-holders competed to become the successor to Alexander Shabalov, the winner of last year's event. Some grandmasters had to cancel their participation in Bad Wiessee, because of the chess-olympiad in Istanbul, which was held at the same time. Nevertheless Bad Wiessee had a high-quality field with 26 grandmasters and two female grandmasters. And the number of participants was greater than ever before: 495 chess-players took part in Bad Wiessee 2000, 116 more than last year and the organisers had a lot of work due to the huge field. But again the chess-club of Tegernsee, lead by Horst and Thomas Leckner succeeded in holding a perfect tournament. All participants got a very good environment so they had an opportunity to play their best chess. The 4th OIBM was the largest open chess-tournament in Germany and also one of the largest in Europe.

The ELO-favorite was GM Alexander Nenashev (ELO: 2645) who got his German passport only some weeks ago. In round 3 Nenashev had to accept a draw against IM Martin Senff (ELO: 2369). There was even worse news for GM Igor Khenkin, he lost his game in round 3 against Janusch Koscielski (ELO: 2376). GM Lev Gutman (ELO: 2519) got off to a good start in the early rounds. He won one game after another and was the only grandmaster with 6/6. Even after round 7 he was leading the tournament after a draw against the Israeli GM Vitali Golod (ELO: 2590). But in round 8 Gutman had to play against GM Konstantin Lerner (ELO: 2574) from the Ukraine. Early in the game Lerner sacrificed the exchange for two pawns and so it was clear, that Lerner would not be satisfied with draw. And indeed he ground down Gutman in an interesting game. At the same time GM Gerald Hertneck (ELO: 2541) succeeded in winning a fantastic game against Vitali Golod. And also Nenashev was up again, after some lucky wins against GM Viktor Gavrikov (ELO: 2535) and IM Pawel Jaracz (ELO: 2496). So three grandmasters had 7 points going into the last round. Everything was unclear, especially as there were also 12 players with 6 points. So the spectators were really surprised, when in the last round Lerner made a quick draw against Nenashev.

But Nenashev was lucky again. Hertneck could not win against Khenkin and as a result again a chess-player named Alexander won the event: Alexander Nenashev with only a half buchholz point advantage over the rest of the field.

Also the fight for the prize of best female was very interesting. WGM Maia Lomineishvili (ELO: 2412) from Georgia had to compete against WIM Nora Medvegy (ELO: 2339) from Hungary and against the German WGM Oksana Sarana (ELO: 2237). Only Sarana made a mistake in the last round, but Lomineishvili and Medvegy reached 6 points. The prize for the best senior was given to Werner Szenetra (ELO: 2193).

Actually FM Fabian Doettling (ELO: 2475) was the best youth-player U20. But of course he preferred getting the prize for 6th place! So IM Dimitrij Bunzmann (ELO: 2484) got the trophy for the best youth-player. The only 14 year old IM Andrei Volokitin (ELO: 2488, Ukraine) also scored 7 points. Rating-prizes were given to Martin Senff (rating<2400), Aleksandar Kaminik (rating<2200), Moritz Richter (rating<2000), Georg Meier (rating<1800) und Marco Baldauf (rating<1600).

At the closing ceremony on November 5th Egidio Parigi from Bank Hofmann presented the trophies. Before he thanked the chess-club of Tegernsee for the good organisation. His special thank was to Leckner family who managed to organise this great event again. Mr. Parigi was not sure, if Bank Hofmann will sponsor again next year but he pointed out, that the tournament is something very special in his eyes. And he made clear, that this tournament should be held again next year.

 
Final Standings 4th Offene Internationale Bayerische
Schach Meisterschaft
Bad Wiessee, 28 October 2000-05th November 2000

Pl Name                      ELO  Ti  NAT Pt  BH G
 1 Nenashev,Alexander        2645 GM  UZB 7  51,0
 2 Hertneck,Gerald           2541 GM  GER 7  50,5
 3 Lerner,Konstantin         2574 GM  UKR 7  50,0
 3 Ekstroem,Roland           2487 IM  SUI 7  50,0
 5 Golod,Vitali              2590 GM  ISR 7   52,5
 5 Dfttling,Fabian           2475 FM  GER 7   52,5
 7 Gutman,Lev                2519 GM  GER 7   52,0
 8 Kindermann,Stefan         2519 GM  GER 7   51,5
 9 Landa,Konstantin          2610 GM  RUS 7   50,5
 9 Epishin,Vladimir          2559 GM  GER 7   50,5
11 Ibragimov,Ildar           2559 GM  RUS 7   50,0
11 Gavrikov,Viktor           2535 GM  LTU 7   50,0
13 Gyimesi,Zoltan            2539 GM  HUN 7   49,0
13 Kalinitschew,Sergey       2495 GM  GER 7   49,0
15 Glek,Igor                 2553 GM  GER 7   48,5
15 Naumann,Alexander         2492 IM  GER 7   48,5
15 Rabiega,Robert            2486 IM  GER 7   48,5
15 Bunzmann,Dimitrij         2484 IM  GER 7   48,5
19 Khenkin,Igor              2633 GM  GER 7   48,0
19 Rozentalis,Eduardas       2593 GM  LTU 7   48,0
21 Beim,Valeri               2528 GM  ISR 7   47,5
22 Volokitin,Andrei          2488 IM  UKR 7   46,5
23 Agdestein,Simen           2588 GM  NOR 7   46,0
24 Farago,Ivan               2493 GM  HUN 7   43,5
25 Grund,Holger              2475     GER 6  50,5
26 Jaracz,Pawel              2496 IM  POL 6  50,0
27 Mikhalevski,Victor        2532 GM  ISR 6  49,0
27 Meduna,Eduard             2485 GM  CZE 6  49,0
27 Frfhlich,Peter            2439 FM  GER 6  49,0
30 Senff,Martin              2369 IM  GER 6  47,5
31 Lau,Ralf                  2513 GM  GER 6  47,0
31 Schlecht,Daniel           2348     GER 6  47,0
31 Reu?,Andreas              2268     GER 6  47,0
34 Spiess,Gunter             2398 FM  GER 6  46,0
34 Lomineishvili,Maia        2412 WGM GEO 6  46,0
36 Gawehns,Klaus             2370 FM  GER 6  45,0
37 Reefschldger,Helmut,Dr.   2357 IM  GER 6  44,5
37 Medvegy,Nora              2339 WIM HUN 6  44,5
39 Muse,Mladen               2476 IM  GER 6  43,5
40 Klundt,Klaus              2363 IM  GER 6  43,0
40 Menacher,Manfred          2318 FM  GER 6  43,0
42 Kummerow,Heiko            2313 FM  GER 6  42,0
42 Sch?tte,Manfred           2265     GER 6  42,0
44 Forchert,Martin           2336 FM  GER 6  41,5
45 Prusikin,Michael          2460 IM  GER 6   51,0
46 Schmidt,Bodo              2368 FM  GER 6   49,0
47 Renner,Christoph          2429 IM  GER 6   48,5
48 Buchal,Stephan            2335 FM  GER 6   48,0
48 Wippermann,Till           2306     GER 6   48,0
50 Pezerovic,Edin            2426 FM  BIH 6   47,0