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Six rounds have been played at European Senior Chess Championship 2018 which is getting to its closer in Drammen, Norway.


In category 50+ three players tie for the first place after 6 played rounds: top seeded GM Simen Agdestein (NOR, 2576), Conny Holst (SWE, 2147) and Lars Blomstrom (SWE, 2167), each with 5 points.

Section 50+ standings 

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In Women’s section 50+ WIM Brigitte Burchardt (GER, 2189) emerged as the sole leader with score of 5 points, while WFM Olga Birkholz (GER, 2048)  currently holds the second place with 4 points. WFM Sylvia Johnsen (NOR, 1977) and WGM Svetlana Mednikova (RUS, 2110) tie for the third place, each with 3.5. points.

Women’s Section 50+ standings


GM Leif Ogaard (NOR, 2386) is the sole leader of section 65+ with 5 points, and he is followed by group of 8 eight players who reached the same score of 4.5 points: Anthony J Stebbings (ENG, 2265), Askell O Karason (ISL, 2217), IM Valentin Bogdanov (UKR, 2356), IM Janez Barle (SLO, 2249), IM Nils-Gustaf Renman (SWE, 2348), Gunnar Hedin (SWE, 2179), Clemens Werner (GER, 2258) and GM Vladislav Vorotnikov (RUS, 2445).

38729517_10155563979897793_1880576246874636288_nWomen’s section 65+ is merged with the open section of the same age category, and after 6 played rounds, GM Nona Gaprindashvili (GEO, 2305) reached the best score and holds the first place with 4 points. WGM Elena Fatalibekova (RUS, 2181) and WGM Tamar Khmiadashvili (GEO, 1969) tie for the second place each with 3.5 points.

Section 65+ standings


There is only 3 left to be played and the 7th round is scheduled for today at 15:00 (local time). Live broadcast of the games can be followed through the official website of the Championship.

Official Website of the Championship

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