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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Congratulations to world senior chess champion IM Vladimir Okhotnik and senior women's world chess champion WIM Galina Strutinskaya

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Hello everyone,

Here is nice chess news from the World Senior Chess Championship that just concluded in Opatija, Croatia. 

Congratulations to the new world senior chess champion IM Vladimir Okhotnik and new senior women's world chess champion WIM Galina Strutinskaya.

The 2011 world senior chess champions

WGM Tamar Khmiadashvili (four times World Senior Champion) and GM Anatoly Vaisser came back to defend their 2010 titles. The 2009 Champions GM Miso Cebalo and GM Nona Gaprindashvili (former World Champion and twice World Senior Champion), and reigning European Senior Champion GM Mihai Suba also competed. You can access the official website at this link.

Final top-10 standings (open)
1. IM Okhotnik Vladimir FRA 2427 9.0
2. GM Komljenovic Davorin CRO 2451 8.5
3. GM Timoscenko Gennadij SVK 2483 8.5
4. GM Vaisser Anatoly FRA 2555 8.0
5. GM Kurajica Bojan BIH 2532 8.0
6. GM Cebalo Miso CRO 2446 8.0
7. GM Rajkovic Dusan SRB 2416 8.0
8. GM Balashov Yuri S RUS 2443 8.0
9. GM Hulak Krunoslav CRO 2480 7.5
10. GM Kovacevic Vlatko CRO 2482 7.5
Full standings are here.

Final top-10 standings (women)

1. IM Strutinskaya Galina N RUS 2277 8.5
2. WFM Melashvili Nino GEO 2106 8.0
3. WGM Saunina Ludmila RUS 2274 8.0
4. GM Gaprindashvili Nona GEO 2360 7.5
5. WIM Thipsay Bagyashree Sathe IND 2152 7.5
6. WGM Fatalibekova Elena RUS 2285 6.5
7. WGM Khmiadashvili Tamar GEO 2166 6.5
8. WIM Miednikova Swietlana RUS 2165 6.5
9. WIM Bilunova Rimma I RUS 2151 6.5
10. WFM Lopatin Olga GER 2091 6.5
Full standings are here.

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  • At November 28, 2011 at 1:38 AM , Anonymous alexis cochran, nz said...

    hope to play myself when i retire from my business. my congrats to the champions.

  • At November 28, 2011 at 8:51 AM , Anonymous Amrit Puri, Knights Chess Club, New Delhi said...

    Congratulations to WIM Bhagyashree for representing India and a good place. Congratulations to the champions.


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