European Senior Chess Championship 2021 concluded today in Budoni, Sardinia/Italy.
After intense fights for the medals till the last round, IM Bellia Fabrizio (ITA, 2431) emerged as the sole Winner of 50+ section with score of 7.5/9 points, after defeating Cafolla Peter in the last round of the event.
GM Bischoff Klaus (GER, 2495) drew the last round against IM Van Der Werf Mark and lost the first place. With a final score of 7 points, Bischoff Klaus took silver medal.
IM Krizsany Laszlo (HUN, 2397) had the same score of 7 points, but tiebreaks criteria decided that he takes the third place and bronze medal.
European Women’s Senior Chess Championship 50+ was merged with Open section, with separate prizes for the Winners. With score of 5.5 points and an overall 7th place, WIM Krasenkova Elena claimed the tile of European Women’s Senior Chess Champion for 50+ section.
IM Birnboim Nathan (ISR, 2375) was the sole leader during the event and maintained the leadership till the end of the Championship. With score of 7/9 points, Birnboim Nathan triumphed the championship and claimed gold.
FM Chapman Terry P D (ENG, 2236) came second with score of 6.5 points, while three players tied for bronze with score of 6 points each: Hammar Bengt (SWE, 2130), IM Renman Nils-Gustaf (SWE, 2311) and Fritsch Rold (GER, 2177).
According to tiebreak criteria, Hammar Bengt won bronze, Renman Nils-Gustaf came fourth, and Fritsch Rolf finished the event as 5th.
WIM Wagner-Michel Annett (GER, 1998) claimed the title of the European Senior Women’s Chess Champion for 65+ section, scoring 5.5 points, and taking the overall 7th place in the event.
WFM Kierzek Mira (GER, 2019) took silver medal with score of 3.5 points, and Ristoja Aulikki (FIN, 1526) was third with 3 points.
The total prize fund of the event was 6.500 EUR. The top 3 players from each category of the European Senior Championship 2021 qualified with personal rights (free board and lodging) to the World Senior Championship 2022 or 2023 according to FIDE decisions.