Five rounds are played at the 27th European Youth Chess Championship in Mamaia, Romania. Today is the resting day and the leaders in some groups are emerged which is promising the exciting finish of the tournament.


In Open U8 section, Royal Shreyas (ENG, 1700) and Vetokhin Savva (RUS, 1703) tie for the first place with maximum result and 5 points. Svergina Sofya (RUS, 1472) is the sole leader with the same score in Girls section for the same age category. In category Open U10 Maurizzi Marc Andria (FRA, 1947) has defeated all his opponents, and with score of 5/5, he is currently sole first on the standing list. In section for Girls U10 the leader is Shubenkova Veronika (RUS, 1505) with 5 points.


Luczak Filip from Poland leads in the category Open U12 with all the games won while in Girls U12 section the leader is Lomaia Diana (GEO, 1753) with the same score of 5 points. In Open U14 section no one has the maximum score, and the first place is shared between De Boer Elke (NED, 2233), Henderson De La Fuente Lance (ESP, 2408), Kucuksari Kaan (SWE, 2319) and Yeritsyan Aram (RUS, 2264), each with 4.5 points. Berdnyk Mariia (UKR, 2055) is alone on the top of the list with perfect 5 points.


In Open U16 section, IM Hakobyan Aram (ARM, 2472) and Matviishen Viktor (UKR, 2431) are tied for the first place with 4.5 points. WIM Badelka Olga (BLR, 2335) goes on the free day as the sole leader in section for Girls U16 with maximum result and 5 points. In very strong competition of Open section U18,  the first place is currently in hands of Kouskoutis Georgios-Alexandro (GRE, 2314) with 4.5 points and in category for Girls U18, Garcia Martin Marta (ESP, 2360) leads with 4.5 points.


All results, standings and pairings can be found here.

Today is the free day and the 6th round starts tomorrow at 3 pm (local time). 90 games are in the live transmission which can be followed through the Official website of the Championship or through the ECU website, section LIVE.

More information on the Official Website.

The event is organized by Romanian Chess Federation, “Mind Games&Events” Sports Association under the auspices of European Chess Union.

Photographs by: Sport In Imagini/Tudor Alexandru Panait