Vladislav Artemiev wins European Hybrid Swiss Tiebreaks

European Hybrid Swiss tiebreak took place yesterday as a 9 rounds Swiss tournament, deciding the distribution of 32.000 EUR prize pool.

36 qualifiers for the FIDE World Cup 2021 participated the Finals. After 9 played rounds, two players tied for the top scoring 6.5 points each: Vladislav Artemiev (RUS, 2709) and Aleksandar Indjic (SRB, 2607).

Additional tiebreak criteria decided that European Chess Champion 2019 – Vladislav Artemiev – takes the 1st prize, while Indjic came second.

Pavel Ponkratov (RUS, 2624) earned the third prize as he had better additional criteria than Haik Martirosyan (ARM, 2637). Both players scored 6 points to tie for the third place.

Final rankings can be found here.

During the final day, ECU Live studio with WGM Keti Tsatsalashvili and GM Marcin Tazbir hosted special guests.

Reelected President of the Icelandic Chess Federation and ECU Deputy President Mr. Gunnar Bjornsson joined the studio and spoke about the details and preparations for the upcoming European Chess Championship 2021 in Reykjavik. The invitation will be published this week.

Shortly after, FIDE General Director Mr. Emil Sutovsky joined the live studio of the European Hybrid Qualification Chess Tournament giving valuable information for the World Cup qualifiers.

European Qualification Tournament is over and European Chess Union is thankful to the Arbiters team led by Takis Nikolopoulos.

Besides the central Panel Arbiters and ECU Arbiter Council , who actively participated in the preparations, a total of 82 Arbiters achieved a special condition event with 0 Appeals and no cheating case to be reported. We would like to sincerely thank the Arbiters team, Tornelo Team, the Broadcasting team and ECU officers and National Chess Federations who supported daily the competition.

A total team of 100 persons made the European Hybrid Qualification Tournament possible.