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Vaisser is World Senior Champion!

Arco in Italy was the venue for the World Senior Championships, with the event taking place from the 26th of October to the 6th of November.
Anatoly Vaisser of France won with Black against Vitaly Tsheshkovsky in the final round and, with other results going his way, became champion on tie-break.

The final table below shows just how tight it was in an event that featured 49 nationalities and 224 players, including 21 competing for the veteran women's title. Last year's winner Miso Cebalo of Croatia finished only 11th. Several other great players of yester-year were present with Jansa, Dydyshko and Kaufman all on 8.5 points in a keenly contested championship.

RkTitle Name FED Rtg PtsTie-Break
1GM Vaisser Anatoly FRA 2507 8.5 55
2GM Jansa Vlastimil CZE 2499 8.5 54
3GMDydyshko Viacheslav BLR 2547 8.5 54
4GM Kaufman Larry C USA 2413 8.5 49.5
5IM Shvedchikov Anatoli I RUS2421 851.5
6GM Timoscenko Gennadij SVK 2499 851.5
7IM Rukavina Josip CRO 2423 851
8IM Filipenko Alexander VRUS2327 850.5
9GM Pushkov Nikolai RUS 2466 8 50
10IMVan Riemsdijk Herman C BRA 2390849
11GMCebalo Miso CRO 2493 8 47

In the Women's (9-round) contest the former World Champion was surprisingly denied by one of her own countrywomen.

1WGMKhmiadashvili Tamar GEO 2162737.5
2GMGaprindashvili Nona GEO 2363 7 34
3WIM Fomina Tatyana EST 2256 7 34

The 11 Swiss had the typical time control of 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an incremental 30 seconds throughout.

The prizes in the main competition:

1° € 2.000 (Gold medal)

2° € 1.700 (Silver medal)

3° € 1.400 (Bronze medal)

4° € 1.000

5° € 700

6° € 500

7° € 400

8° € 300

9° € 200

10° € 200

11° € 200

12° € 200

Women's prizes:

1° € 600 (Gold medal)

2° € 500 (Silver medal)

3° € 400 (Bronze medal)

4° € 200

For more information go to the Official site


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