The European Chess Union has published the second edition of the monthly Newsletter, with a brand new design. In the October 2014 edition you will find: 24th European Youth Chess Championship 2014 in Batumi – report about the EYCC; the report about the ECU Board and ECU Extraordinary General Assembly in Batumi; 8th International Aquaprofit - Polgar Chess Festival - report about the chess festival in Budapest; International Conference Chess In Schools in Armenia; Fun Zone; Upcoming events in November – announcement about the important ECU and European tournaments; The ECU Newsletter October 2014 can be downloaded below or at this linkhttp://www.ecuonline.net/com/resources/single/7.htmlRead more
The 24th European Youth Chess Championship 2014 finished today and Europe got 12 new Youth Champions for 2014.In the Open group U18 GM Avital Boruchovsky (ISR) 2501 became the Champion with 7.5 points. IM Daniil Yuffa (RUS) 2449 with 7.0 points. Four players with 6.5 points tied for the 3rd place, but bronze medal went to Valerii Iovcov (ELO 2224) from Moldova thanks to the best tie-break.In the group U16 IM Ali Marandi Cemil Can from Turkey (ELO 2413) won the Championship with 7.5 points. Georgian FM Giorgi Sibashvili (ELO 2350) and Mikolaj Tomczak from Poland (ELO 2132) tied for the second place with 7 points, but Sibashvili had better tie-break and won silver medal, while bronze went to Polish player.Timur Fakhrutdinov from Russia (ELO 2290) won the group U14 on tie-break. He gained 7.5 points, the same as FM Aram Hakobyan (ELO 2245) from Armenia, who won silver. Bronze went to Parviz Gasimov (ELO 1949) from Azerbaijan with 7 points.Ukrainian FM Viktor Matviishen (ELO 2404) triumphed in the group U12 with a score of 8 points out of 9. Five players with 7 points tied for the second place, but according to the tie-breaks Russian Semen Lomasov (ELO 2259) grabbed silver, while FM Viachaslau Zarubitski (ELO 2188) from Belarus took bronze.Final standings in the group U10 are very interesting, as three players tied for the 1st place, and tie-breaks had to decide the Champion. According to Buchholz, the title went to Mamikon Gharibyan (ELO 1902) from Armenia, silver went to Uzumcu Ahmet Utku (ELO 1932) from Turkey and bronze went to Nikolozi Kacharava (ELO 1814) from Georgia, all with 7.5 points.In the youngest age group in the Open section Russian player Ilya Makoveev (ELO 1805) finished the tournament with amazing 9 out of 9! He achieved the maximum score which made him the best competitor of the Championship. Silver medal went to Italian Claudio Paduano (ELO 1610) with 7.5 points, and Semen Mitusov from Ukraine won bronze with 7 points.In the oldest Girls section WFM Ulviyya Fataliyeva (ELO 2117) from Azerbaijan won the Championship with 8 points and very solid play. Silver went to WFM Nato Imnadze (ELO 2175) from Georgia, and bronze went to Russian WIM Anna Styazhkina (ELO 2205) with 7 points.Mai Narva (ELO 2123) from Estonia won the group U16 with 7.5 points. Geogrian WFM Nino Khomeriki (ELO 2168) won silver medal with 7 points, and Aydan Hojjatova (ELO 2104) from Azerbaijan won bronze, aslo with 7 points.Two Greek players climbed the winners\' pedestal in the group U14. WFM Anastasia Avramidou (ELO 2120) won gold with an excellent result of 8.5 points, while WFM Stavroula Tsolakidou (ELO 2305) won silver with 7 points. WFM Polina Shuvalova (ELO 2142) from Russia took bronze with 6.5 points.Ekaterina Goltseva (ELO 2030) from Russia became the Champion U12 with 8.0 points. Govhar Beydullayeva (ELO 1671) from Azerbaijan took silver medal with 7 points, while bronze went to Aleksandra Maltsevskaya (ELO 1991) from Russia also with 7 points.In the group U10 Malak Ismayil from Azerbaijan won with 7.5 points. Mariam Mkrtchyan from Armenia and Anastassia Sinitsina from Estonia tied for the 2nd place with 7 points, but due to the better tie-break silver went to the Armenian.The youngest girls group was dominated by the Russians, as all three medals went to the Russian players. Emilia Zavivaeva scored 7.5 points, the same as her fellow compatriot Margarita Zvereva, but she had better tie-break and won gold. Bronze went to Olga Melenchuk who gained 7 points.Full final standings can be seen at Chess-ResultsRussian players are the most successful in the tournament with 4 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze medals – 11 in total.The Championship was held in Georgian town Batumi and gathered 989 young chess players from 45 European countries, divided in 12 categories: U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 and U18, boys and girls separately.More information at the Official website of the ChampionshipRead more
Today the 7th round of the European Youth Chess Championship 2014 in Batumi finished. The first seed in the youngest Open group Ilya Makoveev from Russia is the only player who managed to win all 7 games in the tournament.In the youngest girls group three players with 6 points are in the lead - Melenchuk Olga (RUS), Zavivaeva Emilia (RUS) and Nadzamova Viktoria (SVK).In the Open group U10 Armenian Gharibyan Mamikon leads with 6.5 points, while in the same age group in girls section Tereshechkina Taisiya from Russia and Sinitsina Anastassia from Estonia lead with 6 points.Ukrainian FM Viktor Matviishen tops the group Open U12 with 6.5 points, and Goltseva Ekaterina is in the sole lead in Girls U12 with 6.5 points.Three players tie for the first plce in the group Open U14 – two Armenians FM Martirosyan Haik M. and FM Hakobyan Aram and Fakhrutdinov Timur from Russia, all with 6 points. Greek WFM Avramidou Anastasia is in the sole lead with 6.5 points in the girls section U14.In the Open group U16 Spanish FM Suarez Gomez Julio leads with 6 points, while Ghukasyan Siranush from Armenia leads in girls group U16 with 6.5 points.The first seed in the Open group U18 and the only GM in the tournament Avital Boruchovsky from Israel recovered from the loss from the 3rd round and now leads along with IM Yuffa Daniil from Russia. In the oldest girls group WFM Fataliyeva Ulviyya continues the winning row and leads with 6.5 points.The Championship will be decided in the remaining two games, after which Europe will get 12 youth champions for 2014. Follow the games live and visit the official website of the Championship http://www.e2e4.ge/ for more information.Read more
The 24th European Youth Chess Championship 2014 is afoot in Georgian coastal town Batumi. After 5 rounds we already have the leaders in their age groups.In the group Boys U18 Valerii Iovcov (MDA) and FM Melih Yurtseven (TUR) are in the lead with 4.5 points. U16 IM Maksim Vavulin (RUS) and Andreas Kelires (CYP) top also with 4.5 points. In the group U14 FM Ariel Erenberg from Israel is in the sole lead with 5 points.In the group U12 5 players are in the lead with 4.5 points: FM Adam Kozak (HUN), Sargsyan Shant (ARM), FM Andrey Esipenko (RUS), FM Viktor Matviishen (UKR) and Kanan Karayev (AZE).Turkish player Uzumcu Ahmet Utku is in the sole lead with maximum score in the group U10, while in the youngest Open group Russian Ilya Makoveev leads also with the perfect score.In the oldest Girls section U18 WFM Ulviyya Fataliyeva is the only player with maximum score after 5 rounds. Three players lead in the group U16 with 4.5 points: Irina Drogovoz (RUS), Mai Narva (EST) and Ghukasyan Siranush (ARM).Greek WFM Anastasia Avramidou is in the sole elad in the group U14 with maximum score, while in the younger age group U12 three players tie for the first place with 4.5 points - Ekaterina Goltseva (RUS), Zuzana Gresova (CZE) and WFM Nurgyul Salimova (BUL).U12 Romanian Lehaci Miruna-Daria tops with perfect score, and Russian Olga Melenchuk leads in the youngest group with 5/5.Half of the tournament is over, and the competition is getting more interesting towards the end.Top games are broadcast live daily at 3.00 pm (local time). More information on the Official websiteRead more
The European Chess Union has published the second edition of the monthly Newsletter, with a brand new design.
The 24th European Youth Chess Championship 2014 finished today and Europe got 12 new Youth Champions for 2014.
Today the 7th round of the European Youth Chess Championship 2014 in Batumi finished.
The 24th European Youth Chess Championship 2014 is afoot in Georgian coastal town Batumi. After 5 rounds we already have the leaders in their age groups.