29 November 2018
World Senior Championships Finish in Bled
Russians win five medals.
Photo: Official website
The World Senior Championships in the age categories "50+" and "65+" are concluded in Bled, Slovenia. Men and women played separately.
Karen Movsziszian (Armenia) won the "50+" World Senior Championship having scored 8.5 points out of 11 and edged out Giorgi Bagaturov. Zurab Sturua (both from Georgia) took the third place with 8 points.
Elvira Berend (Luxembourg) won the "50+" Women's World Senior Championship with 8.5 points. Tatiana Grabuzova (2nd place) and Galina Strutinskaia (3rd place, both from Russia) are half a point behind.
Vlastimil Jansa (Czech Republic) and Yuri Balashov (Russia) shared the 1st place in the "65+" tournament with 9.5 points. The Czech grandmaster became the champion thanks to his superior tie-break. Nukhim Rashkovsky (Russia) won the bronze medal with 8.5 points.
The 5th Women's World Champion Nona Gaprindashvili (Georgia) became the winner of the "65+ World Senior Championship among women having scored 8.5 points. Valentina Kozlovskaya (Russia) is half a point behind. Ludmila Tsifanskaya (3rd place, Israel) and Natalia Titorenko (4th place, Russia) have got 7.5 points both.
Tournament on Chess-Results
Our congratulations to the Russian chess players on showing successful performance at the World Senior Championships!