Seven rounds have been already played at the European Amateur Chess Championship 2018 and several players emerged on the top of each category of the event.

Detail from plaing hall 1

In section for the highest rated players, U2300, top seeders suffered many upsets, and the sole leader of the category is Sahin Ozgun (TUR, 2166) with all the victories and only one drawn game, and score of 6.5 points. Iskos Alexandros (GRE, 2152) and Olcum Ahmet (TUR, 2281) tie for the second place, each with same score of 5.5 points. The best women player in the same category is Zherebtspova Alexandra (RUS, 2195) with 4 points and current 8th place on the standing list after 7 rounds.

Standings U2300

The biggest surprise happened in category U2000 where the players with starting rank numbers 27, 28 and 33 came on the top. Ince Safiye Oyku (TUR, 1762) leads the section and is ranked as the best women player with score of 6 points. The runner-ups are Krzysztynska Anna (POL, 1758) and Mihalache Paul-Stelian (ROU, 1732) who tie for the second place, each with 5.5 points.

Standings U2000

Deatil from playing hall 3

In section Open U1700, Ruzic Milos (SLO. 1653) leads with 6 points, while there are 4 players who lag behind for only half a point: Pjesivac Milan (MNE), Dorum Doga Can (TUR, 1609), Mihciyazgan Can (TUR. 1664) and Kanev Evgeny (RUS. 1618), each of them with score of 5.5 points.

Standings Open U1700

In Women’s U1700 category, Meremyanina Kseniya (RUS, 1581) is the sole leader with 6 points, while the second place currently belongs to Koc Azra Ece (TUS. 1508) with 5.5 points. Three players currently tie for the bronze, each with the same score of 5 points.

Standings Women U1700

There are only two rounds to go, and live transmission of the 8th round, which starts today at 16:30 (local time), and 25 games can be watched through the Official website of the event.

Detail from playing hall 2

The Championship is played in 9 rounds, Swiss system, with time control 90 minutes for 40 moves+ 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from the move one.

The total prize fund of the event is 5.000 EUR. Top three players of the each category will be awarded with cups and medals, while Women players will be awarded separately. The Winners of the event will receive the title of the European Amateur Chess Champion for 2018 for the category the player participated.

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