6 November 2023

Galina Strutinskaia Becomes World Women's 65+ Senior Champion

She finished second in the overall standings.

The FIDE World Senior Championships finished in Terrasini (Sicily, Italy).
In the women's competition, Monica Calzetta Ruiz (Spain) took first place with 8.5 out of 11 points. Galina Strutinskaia of Russia became the silver medalist: our national champion has 8 points. Masha Klinova (Israel) finished third with 7 points, having better additional tiebreakers than her three competitors. Tatiana Bogumil of Russia is ninth (6.5 points), Irina Mikhaylova and Larisa Khropova (6 points each) are 11th and 12th, respectively. 
Galina Strutinskaia also won gold in the women's 65+ category, and Tatiana Bogumil took third place.
The World Champion in the 50+ category is Michael Adams (England), who has scored 8.5 points to take over Suat Atalik (Serbia) by additional tiebreakers. Third place belongs to Maxim Novik (Lithuania), who surpassed Michele Godena (Italy) in the share of places. Both have scored 8 points. Russian Nikolai Vlassov finished 16th (7 points).
In the 65+ tournament, John Nunn (England) and Lubomir Ftacnik (Slovakia) have 8.5 points. The superior additional tiebreakers brought gold medal to the English grandmaster. Nikolay Legky (France) took third place with 8 points, ahead of four competitors. Yuri Balashov is 14th (7.5 points), Boris Furman - 23rd (7 points), and Alexander Yakimenko - 39th (6.5 points). 
We congratulate Galina Strutinskaia on her successful performance at the World Senior Championship and wish her many more victories to come! 
Tournament on Chess-Results 

Photos by Patricia Claros Aguilar