EUROPEAN SCHOOL CHESS CHAMPIONS CROWNED

The European School Chess Championship 2018 finished yesterday in Krakow, Poland, with the participation of more than 300 players from over 20 European federations divided in 6 age categories open and girls: U7, U9, U11, U13, U15 and U17.

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The Closing Ceremony of the event took place yesterday where European School Chess Champions 2018 of each category were crowned.

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In section for the youngest, Open U7, Buyuk Eymen Eren (TUR) convincingly won the Championship with 8.5 points and two points ahead of runner-ups: Bayramli Rafael, who was second with 6.5 points, and Karimli Yusuf who took bronze with 6 points.

In the same age category for girls, after 7 played rounds, the Winner became Levitan Liel (ISR) with 6 points. Ismayilova Salbinaz (AZE) and Lajdamik Kinga (POL) tied for the silver medal, but Ismayilova Salbinaz had better tiebreaks and took the second place, while Lajdamik Kinga was third.

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In the category Open U9, Samunekov Ihor (UKR) triumphed at the event with 8.5 points. Silver medal went to Emir Doruk (TUR) with 8 points, while Zverev Lev (RUS) reached 6.5 points, which was enough for the third place.

In section for Girls U9, Zavivaeva Evelina (RUS) took gold with 7.5 points, while second place went to Natoli Alessia with 7 points and the third place came to Aslan Roza (TUR) with 6.5 points.

Kolesov Gordey (RUS) became the Winner of the Open U11 category. He scored 7.5 points to be ahead of Meers Hubert (POL) and Han Yichen (NED) who according to the tiebreaks took second and third place, respectively, each with 7 points.

In category Girls U11, Mellor Jessica won the event with score of 7.5 points. Silver and bronze medal went to Korovina Yana (RUS) and Kapacikova Lucia (SVK) with 7 and 6.5 points, respectively.

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After 9 played rounds in category Open U13, the Winner was decided by tiebreaks since Efremov Vladislav (RUS) and Ochedzan Tymon (POL) tied for the trophy, each with 7 points. Eventually, Efremov Vladislav finished on the top of the list, while Ochedzan Tymon was second. The third place came to Bicer Atakan Mert (TUR) who scored 6.5 points.

In Girls section U13, Kasaeva Sofia became the sole winner of the Championship with 7 points. Zavivaeva Emilia (RUS) and Tikvesli Cevlin (TUR) tied for the silver medal, each with 6.5 points, but Zavivaeva had better tiebreaks than Tikvesli, and ended the event as second.

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Ozdemir Serhan Berat (TUR) and Dixa Oskar (POL) tied for the top of the list of the category Open U15, each with 6.5 points. The first place came to Ozdemir Serhan and Dixa Oskar finished the event as second. The third place went to Leszko Bence (HUN) with 6 points.

In category Girls U15, there was also a tie for the top after 7 played rounds. Zvereva Margarita won the event thanks to better additional criteria than Celik Eylul, since both had the same score of 5.5 points. Sade Defne (TUR) ended third with 5 points.

Additional criteria also determined the Winner of category Open U17, since two players had the same score of 7 points. Psyk Radoslaw (POL) was the first on the list, Petriashvili Nikoloz (GEO) took silver, while Kesgin Halit Kaan came third with 6 points.

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In Girls section U17, Kaczmarska Joanna (POL) was the sole winner of the event with 8 points. Koridze Lile (GEO) finished the event with silver medal and 7 points, and Kucharska Honorata (POL) was third with 6 points.

All the standing lists, as well as the pairings, results and games can be seen on the Official Website of the Championship or here.

The Championship was played according to the Swiss System in 9 rounds 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 move 1.

The best 3 ranked players of each category were awarded with trophies and medals, while the best six players of each category were awarded with special prizes. The winners of the European Championships 2018 have the right to participate free board and lodging to the World School Championship 2019 in Tunisia. Maloposka Chess Association provided for the new European School Chess Champions of each category free accommodation for the 29th International Chess Festival “Cracovia 2018″ which will be held from 27th December 2018- 4th January 2019 in Krakow, Poland.

Short video presentation of the event

Opening Ceremony video

Official Website of the Championship

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R3 REPORT: EUROPEAN SCHOOL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2018

Three rounds have been played so far at the European School Chess Championship 2018 which is currently ongoing in Krakow, Poland.

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The event is played in 6 age categories (open and girls section): U7, U9, U11, U13, U15 and U17 with participation of more than 300 players from 21 European federations. After only 3 played rounds, there are already a few players who emerged in the top of the several categories.

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In the category for the youngest, Open and Girls section U7, Lajdamik Kinga (POL) is the sole leader of the section G-U7, with the maximum score and 3 points. In the same age category, Open section, the top is led by 3 players, all with the perfect score and 3 points: Buyuk Eymen Eren (TUR), Popzafirov Danail (FID) and Cankurt Arda (TUR).

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The situation on the standing list after 3 rounds is similar in section for Girls U9, where Stefan Iulia-Cristiana (ROU), Chechelashvili Mariam (GEO) and Ozsoy Idil Mira (TUR) tie for the first place, each with 3 points. Unlikely, the top of the list of Open section U9 is crowded with 6 players with all the victories: Zverev Lev (RUS), Emir Doruk (TUR), Yonal Timur (RUS), Wielgus Wojciech (POL), Samunenkov Ihor (UKR) and Kiladze Luka (GEO).

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The same situation is seen in the category U11, where in the girls section Korovina Yana (RUS), Pudelko Magdalena (POL) and Putinceva Marina (RUS) lead with 3 points, and in the Open section U11, 6 boys tie for the top with 3 points each: Han Yichen (NED), Kolesov Gordev (RUS), Kamilov Dmitry (RUS), Ergin Sahin (TUR), Taspinar Yanki (TUR) and Kejna Piotr (POL).

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Three boys and three girls are leading Open U13 and Girls U13 sections, respectively. Kasaeva Sofia (RUS), Hafizoglu Bengi (TUR) and Cherepanova Evita (RUS) are on the top of the category Girls U13, each with 3 points, while Bicer Atakan Mert (TUR), Ochedzan Tymon (POL) and Wnek Filip (POL) are the only ones with maximum result and 3 points in section Open U13.

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Leszko Bence (HUN) is the sole leader of the category Open U15 with 3 points, while in the girls section for the same category, no player reached the maximum score, but the top is lead by Zvereva Margarita (RUS) and Celik Eylul (TUR) who has 2.5 points, each.

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Two players tie for the top in section Open U17, each with score of 2.5 points: Petriashvili Nikoloz (GEO) and Psyk Radoslaw (POL), while three girls with a perfect score tie for the current first place: Kucharska Honorata (POL), Koridze Lile (GEO) and Kaczmarska Joanna (POL).

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All the pairings, standings and results of each category can be seen on the official website of the Championship, or here.

The struggles for the crowns of European School Chess Champion 2018 continue tomorrow when the players will play 2 rounds. The 4th round starts at 9:30 am (local time) while the 5th round will take place in the Galaxy Hotel as the playing venue of the event at 15:30 (local time).

Top boards of each section, and in total 24 games will be live transmitted, and the live broadcast of the games can be followed through the official website of the championship, or here.

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The Championship is played according to the Swiss System in 9 rounds 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 move 1.

The best 3 ranked players of each category will be awarded with trophies and medals, while the best six players of each category will be awarded with special prizes. The winners of the European Championships 2018 have the right to participate free board and lodging to the World School Championship 2019 in Tunisia. Maloposka Chess Association provided for the new European School Chess Champions of each category free accommodation for the 29th International Chess Festival “Cracovia 2018″ which will be held from 27th December 2018- 4th January 2019 in Krakow, Poland.

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Besides the chess activities, all the participants will have the opportunity to enjoy in side events, such as: excursions with professional guides, sports activities and blitz competition, while the Accompanying persons would have a chance to participate the School Chess Teacher seminar.

Official Website of the Championship




EUROPEAN SCHOOL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2018 STARTS

The European School Chess Championship 2018, which will be played in 6 age categories (open and girls): Under 7, Under 9, Under 11, Under 13, Under 15 and Under 17, takes place from 29th June-8th July in Krakow, Poland.

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More than 300 players from 21 European federations have registered for the event.    Starting rank list

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The playing venue of the Championship, as the official hotel of the event, will be 4 stars Galaxy hotel.

The Technical meeting will take place tomorrow in the evening, after which the participants will know the pairings of the first round. On Saturday 30th of June at 11am (local time), is scheduled the Opening Ceremony which will take place in Krakow Opera House. The Opening ceremony of the event will feature performance of professional court and historical dance group “Cracovia Danza” Court Baller, directed by Romana Agnel, a dancer and choreographer. The group will present a ballet-pantomime performance titled “Chess” according to the poem of the eminent Polish poet of the Renaissance era- Jan Kochanowski.

The Championship will be played according to the Swiss System in 9 rounds 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 move 1.

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The best 3 ranked players of each category will be awarded with trophies and medals, while the best six players of each category will be awarded with special prizes. The winners of the European Championships 2018 have the right to participate free board and lodging to the World School Championship 2019 in Tunisia. Maloposka Chess Association provided for the new European School Chess Champions of each category free accommodation for the 29th International Chess Festival “Cracovia 2018″ which will be held from 27th December 2018- 4th January 2019 in Krakow, Poland.

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Besides the chess activities, all the participants will have the opportunity to enjoy in side events, such as: excursions with professional guides, sports activities and blitz competition, while the Accompanying persons would have a chance to participate the School Chess Teacher seminar.

All the pairings, results and standings, can be followed through the official website of the Championship.

Official Website of the Championship

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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.

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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.

Official Website of the Championship




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!

Official Website of the event




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.

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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.

Official Website of Championship




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.

Official Website




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.