Nikolas Stanec dominates 1st Arberia Open 2019
GM Nikolaus Stanec of Austria scored 6.0/7, remained undefeated to win 1st Arberia Open 2019. He received a beautiful trophy and €400 for his efforts. Stanec finished a half point ahead of the remaining podium finishers. Both FM Konstantin Peyrer and Johannes Steindl scored 5.5/7 and they were placed second and third respectively according to their tie-break score. The Blitz event was won by untitled Leopold F Wagner of Germany by scoring 8.5/11. Konstantin Peyrer also scored 8.5/11, however Leopold clinched the title based on his tie-break score. Total 57 players in open and 51 players in blitz participated form thirteen different nations. Photo: Arberia Open 2019
Top seed Stanec reigns supreme
Top seed of the tournament GM Nikolaus Stanec of Austria scored an unbeaten 6.0/7 to win 1st Arberia Open 2019. Stanec finished a half point ahead of the runner-up FM Konstantin Peyrer. Johannes Steindl also finished at 5.5/7. Due to a lower tie-break score he was placed third.
The inauguration ceremony of the tournament was carried out by Anton Marku, Secretary of the Association Arberia. The Ambassador of the Republic of Albania in Austria, Mr. Roland Bimo, spoke in his welcome speech with great admiration of the achievements of the association Arberia. "Far away from the dynamics and stress of everyday life, you spend your free time having fun together. I am very happy to see female participants and enthusiastic children, and I wish them all the best of luck during this sporting week ". The President of the Vienna Chess Federation, Johannes Pöcksteiner, also participated in the opening of the tournament. The Chief Arbiter of the tournament was IA Gregor Neff.
Untitled Leopold Franziskus Wagner (GER, 2107) scored 8.5/11 to win the Blitz event. FM Konstantin Peyer (AUT, 2245) also scored 8.5/11, however due to a lower tie-break score, he was placed the runner-up. Three players finished at 8.0/11, Nathanael Poysti (GER) secured third position according to his tie-break score.
Arberia Chess Club in cooperation with Vienna Chess Federation organized 1st Arberia Open 2019 from 21st to 27th October 2019 in Vienna, Austria. Total 57 players in open 51 in blitz from 13 different nations took part in the tournament. The club strives to make this event a traditional event, since since the first tournament, the interest and participation of chess lovers is great. The tournament was supported by the Coordination Council of Albanian clubs in Austria and the Union of Albanian Companies in Austria.
Final Standings in Open
|5||10||Wagner Leopold Franziskus||GER||2098||5,0||24,5||27,5||2041|
Final Standings in Blitz
|1||10||Wagner Leopold Franziskus||GER||2107||8,5||62,5||75,0||2185|
|9||14||Monschein Wolfgang Dr.||AUT||2050||7,0||58,0||70,0||1976|