The winner of the Gold Cup 2015 is FM Volker Seifert! He got 7,5 points and was followed by FM Peter Kargoll with 6,5. Martin Harsch from Switzerland and Hans-Uwe Kock from Liechtenstein came third and forth with 6 points.
Report from 2014: The 42. Gold Cup ist finished: The winner is Claudio Popa! With equal points Martin Harsch und H.Neumann shared 1.-3. place.
The tournament was fought until the last round. Hans-Uwe Kock won against Sergej Perman, so a draw was enough for Claudio Popa to clinch the victory. Timothy Spanton (Hastings) took 6. place. 14-years old Denis Perman, who is training with Artur Jussupow, reached the 11. place.
The old town of Meran has been attracting tourists for more than a hundred years. The merchants streets called "Lauben" and the famous "Promenade" at the borders of river Passer and the newly built Therme are a few of many attractions of Meran.
The spring will have arrived already when the chess tournament is here. Apple trees are in full blossom and show an exceptionnal scenery.
The tournament 2013:
The winner of the Gold-Cup 2013 was Frank Fleischer from Ulm.
9 rounds Swiss System, 40 moves in 2 hours and 30 minutes extra time to the end.
The image shows the Kurhaus in the center of Meran, few minutes walk to the exquisite district Obermais with its traditional hotelery.
By car: the fastest way is with the Brenner-Autobahn via Bozen, exit Bozen-Süd in Meran. Alternatively you can drive the Reschenpass, but even there you might have to pay Maut for a small section of Austrian motorway.
Bavaria and das Hotel Palma .
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