Senior World Chess Champions 2013: Congrats to Yelena Ankudinova and Anatoly Vaisser
The Women's Section had 25 players competing over nine rounds of Swiss system. The surprising winner is WFM Yelena Ankudinova from Kazakhstan (rated 2121) who edged the former champions Nona Gaprindashvili, Tamar Khmiadashvili, Elena Fatalibekova and Galina Strutinskaya. Ankudinova will be awarded with WGM title.
The Open Section had 200 participants from 40 countries, including 10 Grandmasters and 25 International Masters. The playing format was 11-round Swiss.
The 2010 World Senior Champion GM Anatoly Vaisser from France and the 2012 World Senior Champion GM Jens Kristiansen from Denmark shared the first place with 8,5/11 points each. Vaisser took his second title thanks to the superior tie-break.
The 23rd World Senior Chess Championships for men and women were open to all players representing the FIDE Chess Federations, regardless of their title or rating, providing that the men are older than 60 (born in 1953 or earlier) and women are older than 50 years of age (born in 1963 or earlier).
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