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WINNERS OF THE EUROPEAN YOUTH RAPID CHAMPIONSHIP 2016

The 16th European Youth Rapid Chess Championship 2016 finished yesterday in Novi Sad/Serbia.

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On December 27th and 28th the Rapid event took place, followed by the Rapid Superfinal. The winners are shown below:

Open U8 – Bialiauski Artsiom (Belarus) 7.5 points

Open U10 – Aslanov Umid (Azerbaijan) 8.5 points

Open U12 – Subelj Jan (Slovenia) 7.5 points

Open U14 – Aliyev Ravan (Azerbaijan) 8 points

Open U16 – Livaic Leon (Croatia) 8points

Open U18 – Plenca Jadranko (Croatia) 7.5 points

Girls U8 – Shvedova Alexandra (Russia) 7.5 points

Girls U10 – Gaal Zsoka (Hungary) 8 points

Girls U12 – Marcinczyk Monika (Poland) 7.5points

Girls U14 – Badelka Olga (Belarus) 8.5 points

Girls U16 – Balajayeva Khanim (Azerbaijan) 8.5 points

Girls U18 – Ilyuchyk Yana (Belarus) 7.5 points

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Almost 300 players from 21 countries participated in the Rapid competition. The best federations were Azerbaijan and Belarus, with 3 gold medals, 1 silver and 1 bronze, 5 medals in total. Third was Croatia with 2 gold medals, followed by Russia with total 7 medals, of which 1 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze, and Hungary with total 4 medals: 1 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals.

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Austrian IM Dragnev Valentin became the winner of the Rapid Superfinal, Open category, while Diakonova Ekaterina (Russia) triumphed in the Girl’s category.

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Today the Rapid Team tournament is on schedule, as well as the European Championship in Solving Chess,while the Blitz event will be held tomorrow.

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Congratulations to all the winners and good luck for the upcoming events!

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