Almost 1100 players coming from 46 European federations have already played three rounds in an excellent tournament hall at the European Youth Chess Championship 2018, which takes place in Riga, Latvia.

IMG_7458-1021x580After three played rounds, a number of players of the each category emerged on the top with maximum score of 3 points. In section Open U8, Russian foursome tie for the first place, each with 3 points: Yonal Timur, Gordeev Denis, Averin Nikolay and Uskov Artem. In the same age category, but in Girls section, leaders are: Litcanu Daria-Tiana (ROU), Borowik Monika (POL), Preobrazhenskaya Diana (RUS) and Mqeladze Kesaria (GEO), each with score of 3 points.

Standings Open-U8, Standings Girls-U8


In Open section U10, ten players have emerged on the top with perfect score: Cnejev Vladimir-Alexandru (ROU, 1831), Ehatte Nishchal (ENG, 1739), Nemsadze Daviti (GEO, 1710), Kuhn Clement (FRA, 2023), Pashikvan Rudolf (ARM, 1489), Orujov Farid (AZE, 1692), Pingin Artem (RUS, 2040), Turkmen Yusuf Cagan (TUR, 1820), Medvedev Matvev (RUS, 1763) and Kolesov Gordey (RUS, 1819).

Standings Open-U10


Six players lead the Girls section U10, also with perfect 3 points: Sidorenja Milena (BLR), Svergina Sofya (RUS, 1657), Helliesen Lykke-Merlot (NOR, 1482), Shvedova Alexandra (RUS, 1758), Guid Taja (SLO, 1259) and Shukhman Anna (RUS, 1577).

Standings Girls-U10


Nine players emerged with 3 points in Open section U12: Murzin Volodar (RUS, 2306), Grebnev Aleksey (RUS, 2143), Makoveev Ilya (RUS, 2249), Mitusov Semen (UKR, 2140), Sokolovsky Yahli (ISR, 2062), Razafindratsima Timothe (FRA, 1978), Siniauski Artsiom (BLR, 2081), Silich Yahor (BLR, 2043) and Safin Robert (RUS, 2156).

Standings Open-U12


In Girls section for the same age, Shubenkova Veronika (RUS, 1700), Alekseenko Mariya (RUS, 1750), Anacoglu Cisel (TUR, 1734), Gaal Zsoka (HUN, 2008), Karmanova Olga Dm. (RUS, 1730), Bashvlina Luisa (GER, 1817), Mikheeva Galina (RUS, 1776) and Tsirekidze Barbare (GEO, 1413) tie on the top of the list, each with 3 points.

Standings Girls-U12


Eight players also emerged on the top of Open U14 category: Morgunov Marc (AUT, 2373), Pogosyan Stefan (RUS, 2331), Tsoi Dmitry (RUS, 2393), Malynovskyi Rostyslav (UKR, 1979), Bjerre Jonas Buhl (DEN, 2423), Czopor Maciej (POL, 2220), Trifan Andrei Ioan (GER, 2308), Kachareva Nikolozi (GEO, 2361), each with 3 points.

Standings Open-U14


Girls section U14 is leaded by: Kirchei Viktoriia (RUS, 1987), Krasteva Beloslava (ECU, 2086), Allahverdiyeva Ayan (AZE, 2046), Wikar Martyna (POL, 1974), Kuhar Larisa (SLO, 1877) and Mkrtchyan Mariam (ARM, 1881) who all have the same score of 3 points.

Standings Girls-U14


Five players tie for the current first place in Open section U16: Oboladze Luka (GEO, 2349), Stefansson Vignir Vatnar (ISL, 2260), Lisnyak Vladislav (UKR, 2198), Salemgareev Tagir (RUS, 2375) and Remizov Yaroslav (RUS, 2317).

Standings Open-U16


Three girls are the leaders of Girls U14 category, each with 3 points: Antova Gabriela (ECU, 2293), Beydullayeva Govhar (AZE, 2184) and Bulatova Kamaliya (RUS, 2043).

Standings Girls-U16


In Open section U18 only two players reached the maximum score: Livaic Leon (CRO, 2495) and Ioannidis Evgenios (GRE, 2343), while six players tie for the current third place.

Standings Open-U18


Four girls stand on the top of the list of category for Girls U18 with perfect 3 points: Sliwicka Alicja (POL, 2293), Afonasieva Anna (RUS, 2193), Dimitrova Aleksandra (RUS, 2166) and Redondo Benavente Ana (ESP, 2102).

Standings Girls-U18


Among 1100 young and talented players who will fight for the title of European Champion, there are 1 Grandmaster, 10 International masters, 79 FIDE masters, 6 Women International masters, 42 Women FIDE masters and in total 198 titled players!


The 4th round of the Championship is scheduled for today and starts at 15:00 (local time). The live transmission of the top boards of each category, together with live commentary given by WIM Anna Kantane and GM Toms Kantans can be followed through the Official website of the Championship.

The event is played in 9 rounds by Swiss system in accordance with the ECU Tournament Rules and FIDE Rules of Chess. The time control is 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.

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