GM Kivanc Haznedaroglu wins the Alexander the Great Open

In the last round of the Alexander the Great Open the top two boards were drawn and eventually four Grandmasters shared the first place with 6.5 points each – Kivanc Haznedaroglu from Turkey, Dejan Antic from Serbia, Athanasios Mastrovasilis from Greece and Petar Drenchev from Bulgaria.

Haznedaroglu, who held the sole lead until the 8th round loss to Antic, took the winner’s trophy on best tie-break, but the money prizes were split equally.

Antic has another great reason to celebrate as his student Haralambos Tsakiris won the FIDE World Amateur Chess Championship 2012.

IM Rasmus Skytte from Denmark won in the last round and emerged clear 5th with 6.0 points.

Results round 9 / Final standings

GM Kivanc Haznedaroglu

GM Kivanc Haznedaroglu

Dejan Antic

GM Dejan Antic

Petar Drenchev

GM Petar Drenchev