EUROPEAN AMATEUR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2017 CONCLUDED
European Amateur Chess Championship which took place in Nis, Serbia from 9th-17th June finished yesterday. The Championship consisted from 3 different rating categories: 0-1699, 1700-1999 and 2000-2300.
The winner of the strongest category (2200 – 2300) is Buyukasik Diyap (TUR 2261) with 7.5 points. He is the sole winner and the whole point ahead of Biljanic Ljubomir (SRB 2231) who took the second place with 6.5 points and Livaja Mario (SRB 2254) who took the third place with 6 points in the tiebreak since there were 4 more players with the same score.
The title of European Woman Amateur Championship in the strongest category went to Okuyaz Duru (TUR 2017) who finished the Championship with 5 points.
In category 1700-1999 another Turkish player took the first place. Karaoglan Doruk (TUR 1928) finished sole on the top of the list with 7.5 points. Stojkovic Zoran (SRB 1956) finished second with 7 points, and the third place took Nagy Laszlo (GER 1923) with 6.5 points.
The first woman in this category is Acarbay Algi (TUR 1785) with 6 points.
In category 0-1699 five players tied for the first place all with score of 6.5 points, but according the tiebreak criteria the title of European Amateur Champion went to Ciric Pavle (SRB 1605), second place went to Alumert Orkun Efe (TUR 1454) and the third place took Stevanovic Jovan (SRB 1566).
Two women shared the first place in this category, each with 6 points, but according to the tiebreak criteria, Dimitrijevic Andjela (SRB 1624) finished first and Grabcheva Natalia (ECX 1599) second. The third place went to Mikheeva Galina (RUS 1545) with 5 points.
The Championship was organized in Hotel “Tami Residence” by Chess Federation of City of Nis in association with Serbian Chess Federation and under the auspices of European Chess Union.
Photographs by: Zlatko Necevski