Lugano Open

Mark Crowther reports

Sinisa Joksic reports on the "La Perla Open" which was the 2nd Lugano International Tournament on the Swiss Chess Tour. The winner of the event was Stefan Djuric, the 45 year old Yugoslav grandmaster, who now lives in Montecatini Terme (Italia). Djuric won the final against IM Renzo Mantovani (37). In the match for third place GM Csaba Horvath (32) won his second game against Germany's Dennis Drollingen. The event was slightly unusual in that the four highest placed players after 5 rounds played a knock-out system event and the others continued with the Swiss systemevet . There were a lot of unexpected results. (GM's Farago and Horvath etc) There were 74 players. First 10 players got money prizes, another 10 nature prizes and special prizes were distributed to WG Elena Sedina (UKR, 7th-5.0)the first Lady, Gianpiero Rossi (ITA, 17th-4.5) best senior, IM Hansjuerg Kaenel (SUI, 5th-5.5) best Swiss, Claudio Boschetti (SUI, 22nd-4.0) the best Ticino player, Giorgi Berni (ITA, 30th-4.0) best junior and Lara Stock (GER, 63rd-2.5) best pupil.

Results of the knock-out games:
Semi-final:   Djuric, Stefan       - Horvath, Csaba      1/2  1:0
              Mantovani, Renzo     - Drollingen, Dennis  1:0
Final:        Djuric, Stefan       - Mantovani, Renzo    1:0
              Drollingen, Dennis   - Horvath, Csaba      1/2  0:1

   Final standing:

 1. Djuric Stefan     GM   2491    YUG
 2. Mantovani Renzo   IM   2415    ITA
 3. Horvath Csaba     GM   2519    HUN
 4. Drollinger Dennis      2226    GER

 5. Kaenel Hansjuerg  IM   2434    SUI    5.5    26.5
 6. Jurkovic Ante     FM   2326    CRO    5.5    25.5
 7. Sedina Elena     WGM   2419    UKR    5.0    28.0  153.5
 8. Farago Ivan       GM   2467    HUN    5.0    28.0  152.0
 9. Trescher Manfred       2210    GER    5.0    26.5
10. Horvath Joszef    GM   2557    HUN    5.5    25.5
11. Raupp Thomas      FM   2330    GER    5.5    25.0
12. Wenner Tobias          2160    GER    5.0    19.0
      ....  74 players

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