Jan Werle Wins EU Open Championships

Jan Werle Wins EU Open Championships

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Sep 19, 2008, 2:38 PM |
15 | Chess Event Coverage

The 2008 EU Individual Chess Championship in Liverpool has ended with Jan Werle of the Netherlands (pictured) winning with a score of 8/10.

Werle finished ahead of British players Mickey Adams and Nigel Short, and the French players Etienne Bacrot and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave among many others to take the title.  It's the 24 year-old law student's best chess result and earned him the princely sum of £6,000.

Werle's girlfriend Iozefina Paulet rated 2275 Elo also played (see picture below), but the joint winners of the women's event were Jovanka Houska, Yelena Dembo and Keti Arakhamia-Grant.

Werle and Paulet (picture from Chessvibes)

Houska, Dembo and Grant (picture from Chessvibes)

See Werle accept his prize in the video below from the official site.

Here is the game from the penultimate round which helped Werle to take the title.

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