European Schools Chess - Four Players Secure Gold with a Round to Go
We have the latest chess news update from the European Schools Chess via Chessdom. Four players have secured the gold a round before the end of the championships. With more than 1 point advantage ahead of competition, we have the first winners of the groups, from France (1), Russia (1), and Turkey (2).
Impressive performance by Wassel Bousmaha (France, U7) and Andrey Esipenko (Russia, U11 open) guarantees them gold medals with perfect 8,0/8 in the respective groups.
Defne Sade (Turkey, U9 girls) also secures a gold medal a round before the end with 6,5/8, which is 1,5 points ahead of competition. CM Cankut Emiroglu (Turkey, U17 open) with 7,5/8 is also 1,5 points ahead of the chasing pack, getting the gold medal of the championship.
Round 9 is to be played tomorrow, see the full results at the official website.
Standings U17 Open
Standings U15 Open
Standings U13 Open
Standings U11 Girls
Standings U11 Open
Standings U9 Girls
Standings U9 Open
Standings U7 Open
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