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Jake Darmanin wins August Open Rapid

On Saturday 12th August an Open Rapid was held at the Swieqi Chess Club. It was a full house with 46 players playing, including three > 2000 players fighting for top spots. Thanks to Peter Sammut Briffa and Ronald Sammut for acting in todays tournaments as arbiters, could not have managed without them, thank you both.

Jake Darmanin, ex Malta Champion, won the event ahead of top seed FM Reinhold Mueller (rated at 2317). List of prizes:

1st Place - Jake Darmanin

2nd Place - Reinhold Mueller

3rd Place - Jacob Zammit

Best U1500 rated player - Andri Dobbin

Best Unrated player - Joe Gauci

Best Female player - Elena Ghitza

Best Junior U16 player - Tomas Bernardo Freitas

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