European Championship Concludes

European Championship Concludes

| 4 | Chess Event Coverage

The 11th European Individual Chess Championships in Rijeka, Croatia have ended with clear winner in both the men's and women's events.

In an exciting final round, 19 year-old Ian Nepomniachtchi (pictured) of Russia beat Vladimir Akopian to take the men's title, and the experienced Pia Cramling (pictured below) of Sweden beat Viktorija Cmilyte to claim the women's crown.

It was a bitter pill for Cmilyte to swallow, after she had led for much of the event.

The European Championship also serves as a qualifier for the World Cup, and playoffs for places are taking place today (Thursday).  Games can be followed live at the official website.

The top finishers in the men's championship:

Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS 2656 9.0
Jobava, Baadur GEO 2695 8.5
Timofeev, Artyom RUS 2655 8.5
Efimenko, Zahar UKR 2640 8.0
Tomashevsky, Evgeny RUS 2701 8.0
Almasi, Zoltan HUN 2720 8.0
Lysyj, Igor RUS 2615 8.0
Salgado Lopez, Ivan ESP 2592 8.0
Rodshtein, Maxim ISR 2609 8.0
Pashikian, Arman ARM 2652 8.0

Pia Cramling won the women's event


The top finishers in the women's championship:

Cramling, Pia SWE 2523 9.0
Cmilyte, Viktorija LTU 2485 8.5
Kosintseva, Tatiana RUS 2524 8.0
Socko, Monika POL 2465 8.0
Sebag, Marie FRA 2503 8.0
Zhukova, Natalia UKR 2491 8.0
Dembo, Yelena GRE 2457 8.0


The full final standings for the men can be found here, and for the women here.



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