44-year-old Alexei Dreev won the Indonesia Open with the fine score of 8.5/11, a point better than a group of nine players including Alexander Moiseenko and Nigel Short. The "secret" of Dreev's success? Scoring 1.5/2 against Moiseenko. In round 6 Moiseenko overslept their morning game and was forfeited, but because they didn't actually play they wound up getting paired again in round 9. Moiseenko came close to winning, but couldn't squeeze a win out of the rook ending.
The Entrefaros tournament was won by 46-year-old Julio Granda Zuniga, who was one of the surprise heroes of the World Cup. He scored 5.5/8 in the double-round robin, half a point better than Ivan Cheparinov. Richard Rapport finished with an even score, while Lazaro Bruzon Batista finished with 3.5 and Ivan Salgado Lopez took last with 2.
Who knows, maybe a player in his 40s will win a major event in November?