Russian Players Lead Most of Groups at European Online Youth Championship
Three decisive rounds are ahead.
Rounds 4-6 of the European Online Youth Individual and Team Chess Championship among boys and girls under 12, 14, 16, and 18 years old were played on September 19.
The Ukrainians Svyatoslav Bazakutsa and Ihor Samusenkov are leading the race in the U12 open group with 5.5 points out of 6. The Russian Artem Pingin is half a point behind. The Russian Yana Zhapova won all the games in the U12 girls' category.
Volodar Murzin is heading the pack in the U14 open event with 5.5 points. The same age group among girls is lead by Mariya Manko (Ukraine) and Agnesa Stepania Ter-Avetisjana (Latvia), who have scored 5.5 points. Margarita Zvereva from Russia is trailing by 1 point.
Having got 5.5 points, the Russians Gleb Dudin and Rudik Makarian became the leaders in the U16 open tournament. Alisa Nur-Mukhametova has a perfect score in the U16 girls' group.
Andrey Esipenko and Casper Schoppen (Netherlands) have got 5.5 points in the U18 open event. Elizaveta Solozhenkina won all the games in the U18 category among girls.
The Russian participants are playing from the arranged and approved venues in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Kazan, and Nizhny Novgorod. The venue in Moscow is the Central Chess Club.
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Photos by Ekaterina Murzina