After Anna Ushenina winning the European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2016, another European title goes to Ukraine, as Anatoly Borodavkin became the European Amateur Champion!


The Ukrainian player made a victory in the final round and with 8/9 triumphed at the European Amateur Chess Championship 2016, which finished yesterday in Ruzomberok, Slovakia.

Silver medal went to Marek Pniaczek (POL 1870) with 7.5 points, while there was a tie for the third place, as six players scored 6.5 points.

Eventually, thanks to better tie-break bronze medal went to Vladimir Zahradnik (SVK 1920).

The Best ranked female player was Stella Sankova (SVK 1792) with 5.5 points.

Final Standings

The Championship was played as Swiss System in 9 rounds 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.

The event took place from 5th to 12th June 2016 in Hotel Kultura. It was organized by Chess Club Prievidza, Chess Club Ruzomberok, Ruzomberok City, under the auspices of the European Chess Union.

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Photo courtesy of Irisha Kasimova