EUROPEAN AMATEUR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2018 CONCLUDED

European Amateur Chess Championship 2018, which took place from 13th-21st June in Niksic, Montenegro, was concluded on the Closing ceremony of the event where the best players of each category were crowned.

DSC_4637In category U2300, Sahin Ozgun (TUR, 2166), 15th on the starting rank list, made a big surprise and became the European Amateur Chess Champion 2018 for section U2300 with score of 8 points. Second place went to top seeded Olcum Ahmet (TUR, 2281), while the third place came to Iskos Alexandros (GRE, 2152) with 6.5 points.

The best women player in the same category was WFM Zherebtsova Alexandra (RUS, 2195) who reached 6 points and 9th place to be crowned as the European Women Amateur Chess Champion 2018. Acarbay Algi (TUR, 1892) took silver medal with 4.5 points and Koljevic Nikolina (MNE, 1832) took bronze with 4 points.

Final ranking U2300

The throne of the category U2000 was conquered by two young women players. 17 years old Krzysztynska Anna (POL, 1752) and 13 years old Ince Safiye Oyku (TUR, 1762) tied for the first place, but according to the tiebreaks, Krzysztynska Anna won the Championship and also was the best ranked women player. Ince Safiye Oyky took the double silver and Bozinovic Boban (AUT, 1930) was third with 6.5 points.

Besides the girls who won the Open event, the best ranked women players were: Fransson Pia (SWE, 1486) with 4 points, Ruzic Pia Marie (SLO. 1737) and Rakic Tijana (MNE, 1554) with 3.5 points each.

Final ranking U2000

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In Open section U1700, after tough struggles for the top, the Winner was decided according to the tiebreak criteria. Ruzic Milos (SLO, 1653), Mihciyazgan Can (TUR, 1664) and Kanev Evgeny (RUS, 1618) tied for the first place, each with 7 points. Eventually, gold went to Ruzic Milos, second place to Mihciyazgan Can and the third place came to Kanev Evgeny.

Final ranking U1700

In Women section U1700, Meremyanina Kseniya (RUS, 1581) triumphed the event with 7.5 points. Koc Azra Ece (TUR, 1508) ended second with 7 points and Grishina Zhanna (RUS, 1585) finished the event with bronze medal and 6.5 points.

Final ranking Women U1700

The European Amateur Chess Championship 2018 participated 180 players, from 18 countries which was a new event record. The Championship was be played in 9 rounds, Swiss system, with time control 90 minutes for 40 moves+ 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from the move one.

The total prize fund of the event was 5.000 EUR. Top three players of the each category were awarded with cups and medals, while Women players were  awarded separately.

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R7 REPORT: EUROPEAN AMATEUR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2018

Seven rounds have been already played at the European Amateur Chess Championship 2018 and several players emerged on the top of each category of the event.

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In section for the highest rated players, U2300, top seeders suffered many upsets, and the sole leader of the category is Sahin Ozgun (TUR, 2166) with all the victories and only one drawn game, and score of 6.5 points. Iskos Alexandros (GRE, 2152) and Olcum Ahmet (TUR, 2281) tie for the second place, each with same score of 5.5 points. The best women player in the same category is Zherebtspova Alexandra (RUS, 2195) with 4 points and current 8th place on the standing list after 7 rounds.

Standings U2300

The biggest surprise happened in category U2000 where the players with starting rank numbers 27, 28 and 33 came on the top. Ince Safiye Oyku (TUR, 1762) leads the section and is ranked as the best women player with score of 6 points. The runner-ups are Krzysztynska Anna (POL, 1758) and Mihalache Paul-Stelian (ROU, 1732) who tie for the second place, each with 5.5 points.

Standings U2000

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In section Open U1700, Ruzic Milos (SLO. 1653) leads with 6 points, while there are 4 players who lag behind for only half a point: Pjesivac Milan (MNE), Dorum Doga Can (TUR, 1609), Mihciyazgan Can (TUR. 1664) and Kanev Evgeny (RUS. 1618), each of them with score of 5.5 points.

Standings Open U1700

In Women’s U1700 category, Meremyanina Kseniya (RUS, 1581) is the sole leader with 6 points, while the second place currently belongs to Koc Azra Ece (TUS. 1508) with 5.5 points. Three players currently tie for the bronze, each with the same score of 5 points.

Standings Women U1700

There are only two rounds to go, and live transmission of the 8th round, which starts today at 16:30 (local time), and 25 games can be watched through the Official website of the event.

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The Championship is played in 9 rounds, Swiss system, with time control 90 minutes for 40 moves+ 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from the move one.

The total prize fund of the event is 5.000 EUR. Top three players of the each category will be awarded with cups and medals, while Women players will be awarded separately. The Winners of the event will receive the title of the European Amateur Chess Champion for 2018 for the category the player participated.

Official Website of Championship

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EUROPEAN SENIOR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2018

The 18th edition of European Senior Chess Championship will take place from 3rd-13th August, in Drammen, Norway.

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Till now, 100 players from 18 countries have registered for the event, which will be played in two age categories: 50+ (for players born in 1968 or earlier) and 65+ (for players born in 1953 and earlier).

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At the moment, the top seeded player of the 50+ category is Grandmaster Simen Adgestein (NOR, 2581) who has represented his country at the Chess Olympiads for many years, while the top seeders in section 65+ are: GM Leif Ogaard (NOR, 2405), 5 time winners of Norwegian national Championship (1974, 1975, 1979, 1985 and 1993), Ukrainian International master and chess books author, Valentin Bogdanov (UKR, 2356) and European Senior Chess Champion for section 65+ in 2017, IM Nils-Gustaf Renman (SWE, 2343).

Top women player in section 65+ is WGM Elena Fatalibekova (RUS, 2195), three-time winner of the Women’s World Senior Chess Championship (2000, 2001, 2004)and two-time winner of the Women’s European Senior Chess Championship (2007, 2008), while the battlefield in section for women 50+ is led by WIM Annett Wagner Michel (GER, 2119) and WGM Svetlana Mednikova (RUS, 2110).

Starting rank list

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The Championship will be played in 9 rounds, Swiss system, with time control 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from move one.

Total prize fund of the event will be 10.000 EUR. Top three players of each category will be awarded with cups and medals.

Registrations are open!

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EUROPEAN AMATEUR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2018 HAS STARTED

Two rounds have already been played at the European Amateur Chess Championship 2018, which takes place from 14th-21st June in Niksic, Montenegro with participation of 180 players from 18 European federations, which is the new record of the event.

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The Opening Ceremony of the event, which was attended by Manager of the Municipality of Niksic, Mr. Zivko Kecojevic and the President of Montenegro Chess Federation, Mr. Grba Radojica, took place before the start of the first round. After the performance of the local dance group, the Manαger of the Municipality of Niksic addressed all players and guests, wished them luck and officially opened the event.

Zivko Kecojevic open the tournament

The Championship is played in 3 different rating categories: U2300, U2000, U1700. The separate competition for Women players is established for section U1700, while the Women competitions in other sections are merged with the Open sections, with separate prizes.

In the category U2300, a few players suffered upsets in the first rounds of the event, and after two played rounds, 7 players tie for the first place with a maximum result and score of 2 points. In section U2000 only 5 players emerged on the top with maximum 2/2, while in the section U1700 11 players have the same score of 2 points. In Women U1700 section there are 6 players with the same score and maximum result of 2 points. The third round, which will be played today at 10:00(local time) will clarify the situation on the top of the lists of each category.

Pairings, results and standings of each category are available here.

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The live transmission of 25 games can be watched through the official website of the championship or here.

The Championship is played in 9 rounds, Swiss system, with time control 90 minutes for 40 moves+ 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from the move one.

The total prize fund of the event is 5.000 EUR. Top three players of the each category will be awarded with cups and medals, while Women players will be awarded separately. The Winners of the event will receive the title of the European Amateur Chess Champion for 2018 for the category the player participated.

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EUROPEAN AMATEUR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2018 STARTS

The European Amateur Chess Championship 2018 starts in two days and will be played from 14th-21st June, in Niksic, Montenegro. Montenegro Chess Federation has announced at the Press conference that the European Amateur Chess Championship 2018 will participate more than 180 players, from 18 countries which is a new event record.

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The event which will be played in hotel Onogost, the official venue and hotel of the Championship, will be held in 4 groups: Under-1700, Under-2000 and Under-2300, while the women will play separately only in Under 1700 rating group. In each other rating section, women event will be merged with  the open section.

52 players from 11 different European federations registered for the strongest section of the event, U2300, and the battlefield is led by Olcum Ahmet (TUR, 2281), Lestyan Ervin-Iosif (ROU, 2262) and Djukanovic Sreten (MNE, 2254). Section U2000 will participate 52 players from 10 federations, while 55 players from 8 federations will compete in the Open U1700 section and 28 players from 5 federations will compete for title of European Amateur Women U1700 Chess Championship 2018.

Starting lists 

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The Championship will be played in 9 rounds, Swiss system, with time control 90 minutes for 40 moves+ 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from the move one.

The total prize fund of the event is 5.000 EUR. Top three players of the each category will be awarded with cups and medals, while Women players will be awarded separately. The Winners of the event will receive the title of the European Amateur Chess Champion for 2018 for the category the player participated.

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SHEVCHENKO KIRILL WINS EUROPEAN YOUTH GRAND PRIX 2017/2018

After the 3rd and the last stage of European Youth Grand Prix Series 2017/2018, Shevchenko Kirill (UKR, 2569) was crowned as the Winner of series of three tournaments which gathered the best young and talented youth players from Europe.

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The final Grand-Prix standings consist of the results of each of the European Youth Grand Prix event. Young Ukrainian Grandmaster and the Winner of the 2nd leg of European Youth Grand Prix tournament, Shevchenko Kirill, came on the top by reaching 270 points. GM Hakobyan Aram (ARM, 2542) took the second place with 250 points, while the third place went to FM Shubin Kirill (RUS, 2317) with 220 points.

The final leg of the European Youth Gran Prix Series took place from 14th-26th May, in Kirishi, Russia, under the name “World Youth Stars” dedicated to the memory of Vanya Somov.

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The Winner of the final tournament was decided according to the tiebreak system, since three players reached the same score of 8 points after 11 played rounds. On the tiebreak basis, Hakobyan Aram took gold, which wasn’t enough for leaping on the top of the final list since Shevchenko Kirill was silver, while the bronze came to Sargsyan Shant (ARM, 2489).

Final list of the last stage of European Youth Grand Prix 2017/2018

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The European Youth Grand Prix is a series of three tournaments held over two calendar years 2017 and 2018, which were played as a 12-player single Round Robin events, with the time control of 90 minutes for the end of the game for each player plus 30 seconds per move starting from move one. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of each competition were awarded with diplomas and prizes.

The 1st Series took place in Kirishi, Russia from 16th to 28th May 2017, under the name XV World’s Youth Stars – Vanya Somov’s Memorial, the 2nd series took place in Dzermuk, Armenia in October 2017, and the 3rd took place again in Kirishi from 14th-26th May.

All the games, pairings and results are available on the official website of the events.

Official Website of the last stage of European Youth Gran Prix Series 2017/2017

 

 




LAST STAGE OF EUROPEAN YOUTH GRAND PRIX 2017/2018

The last stage of European Youth Grand Prix Series of tournaments, 2017 and 2018, starts today and takes place from 14th-26th May, in Kirishi, Russia.

The Opening Ceremony of the final leg of the European Youth Grand Prix Series under the name “World Youth Stars” dedicated to the memory of Vanya Somov took place yesterday with various performances of local dance groups and with the draw of lots for the participants starting numbers.

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The event is played as 12 players Robin-Round event, with the participation of many of the world strongest and talented young chess players,.Time control is: 1 hour and 30 minutes (plus 30 seconds for each move made) until the end of the game.

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The list of players is as followed:

  • IM Lobanov Sergei (RUS, 2515)
  • FM Kacharava Nikolozi (GEO, 2392)
  • FM Shubin Kirill (RUS, 2317)
  • GM Shevchenko Kirill (UKR, 2569)
  • IM Pultinevicius Paulius (LTU, 2402)
  • IM Zarubitski Viachaslau (BLR, 2435)
  • GM Hakobyan Aram (ARM, 2542)
  • IM Sargsyan Shant (ARM, 2489)
  • Kuznetsov Dmitriy (10 years old boy from Russia)
  • FM Murzin Volodar(RUS, 2006)
  • Nesterov Arseniy (RUS, 2395)
  • FM Gharibyan Mamikon (ARM, 2269)

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The playing venue is KINEF Palace of Culture, and all the information, pairings, results and games will be available on the Official Website of the Championship.

The total prize fund of the event is 7200 euros.

Official Website of Championship

The European Youth Grand Prix is a series of three tournaments hold over two calendar years 2017 and 2018. The event is held under the patronage of the ECU and gathers the best young and talented youth players within Europe.




EUROPEAN UNION YOUTH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2018- Regulations

The 16th European Union Youth Chess Championship, which will be played in 4 age categories U8, U10, U12 and U14, will take place from 6th-15th August 2018 in Kouty nad Desnou, Czech Republic.

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The event is open only to players based in the European Union member countries. Each Federation listed as the EU member can register one player, a boy or a girl in each of the categories: U8, U10, U12 or U14. There is no limit for additional (extra) players per federation.

The event will be played in 4 age categories, with girls section merged with open section. By the end of the event, scores of the girls who participated the event will be separated and the best will be crowned as winners of the European Youth Chess Championship 2018 in the appropriate category.

Registrations shall be done online by filling the registration form and sending it back to the organizing committee on the following e-mail address: zdenek.fiala@chess.cz. Registration deadline is June 30th 2018.

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The event will take place in a 3* Hotel Dlouhe Strane in Kouty nad Desnou, and all the participants and accompanying persons are obliged to stay in the official hotel of the event, which will be also the official playing venue of the Championship.

European Union Youth Chess Championship 2018 will be played in 9 categories, Swiss system, with time control 90 min for the whole game + 30 second of increment for each move played.

The first three players of each category will be rewarded with trophies, medals and diplomas, together with valuable prizes, while every player of each category will receive commemorative championship medal and a diploma. Girls of each category will be rewarded separately from boys.

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The event is organized by Czech Chess Federation under the auspices of European Chess Union.

Official Regulations of the event can be downloaded bellow or here.

European Union Youth Chess Championship 2018- Official Regulations

Contact information:

Ing. Zdenek Fiala, director of the tournament
Pesinky 1125, 582 91 Svetla n. S., Czech Republic
E-mail: zdenek.fiala@chess.cz
www.chess-svetla.cz




ITALY AND RUSSIA EUROPEAN SENIOR TEAM CHESS CHAMPIONS

Teams of Italy and Russia triumphed at the European Senior Team Chess Championship 2018, in categories 50+ and 65+, respectively.

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In section 50+, top seeded Italy dominated at the event and stood on the throne with perfect result, and 9 consecutive victories. Even though draw in the last round was enough for reserving the first place, Italy stayed invincible until the end of the Championship. Members of the winning team are:

GM Godena Michele (ITA, 2507)

GM Garcia Palermo Carlos (ITA, 2404)

GM Mariotti Sergio (ITA, 2288)

IM Belia Fabrizio (ITA, 2443)

IM Bruno Fabio (ITA, 2439)

Silver went to Russian Women team, who suffered only one lost, in the very intense match played against Winners, while Belgium VCF team took the third place with 13 match points.

Final Standings- Section 50+

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The Champion of the 65+ category wasn’t questioned in the last round, since Russian team secured the gold with a round to spare. Russians finished the event unattainable with all the triumphs and perfect 18 match points. Members of the team of Russia are:

GM Balashov Yuri S (RUS, 2421)

IM Zhelnin Vladimir V (RUS, 2458)

GM Tunik Gennady (RUS, 2351)

GM Pushkov Nikolai (RUS, 2304)

IM Lisenko Alexander V (RUS, 2368)

Germany ended second with 15 match points, while bronze came to the first team of Sweden with 12 match points.

Final Standings- Section 65+

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Top 3 winning teams of each category were awarded with trophies and medals, while the best individual board players were rewarded with additional prizes.

European Senior Team Chess Championship 2018 took place from 13th-23rd April 2018, in Wałbrzych, Poland.

The Championship was played in two age categories: 50+ and 65+ , in 9 rounds, Swiss system, with time control 90 min for 40 moves + 30 min for the rest of the game + 30 sec increment for every move played starting from the move one, with the total prize fund of 8.000 EUR.

The event was organized by Adolf Anderssen Foundation (Fundacja im. Adolfa Anderssena) under the auspices of the European Chess Union.

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ZISKA HELGI DAM WINS EUROPEAN SMALL NATIONS INDIVIDUAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP

Grandmaster Ziska Helgi Dam (FAI, 2549) became the Winner of the 3rd European Small Nations Individual Chess Championship, which took place from 13th-23rd April, in Klaksvik, Faroe Islands.

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Ziska Helgi Dam reached an impressive result of 8.5 points and convincingly won the Championship before the last round with perfect 8/8. In the last round of the event, Ziska Helgi Dam drew against GM Efimov Igor (MNC, 2407), which was more than enough to take gold.

For GM Efimov Igor, draw in the 9th round was enough for taking the silver medal with score of 7 points. Third place went to IM Berend Fred (LUX, 2357) with 6.5 points.

Final Standings

The event was played as a Robin-round event in 9 rounds, with participation of 10 players, with time control of the event: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move from move one.

The total prize fund of the event was 4.500 EUR, with 2.000 EUR reserved for the Winner of the Championship.

The Winner of the European Small Nations Blitz Chess Championship became Paris Klerides (CYP, 2183).

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