World Senior Chess Champions - Zurab Sturua, Anatoly Vaisser and Svetlana Mednikova, Nona Gaprindashvili
GMs Zurab Sturua (Georgia) and Anatoly Vaisser (France) are the new World Chess Champions for the senior categories 50+ and 65+ respectively while WIM Svetlana Mednikova (Russia) and the legendary GM Nona Gaprindashvili (Georgia) are the new World Champions for the senior women categories 50+ and 65+ respectively.
In the Seniors 50+, GM Zurab Sturua tied with GM Keith Arkell by scoring 8.5 points in 11 rounds and had better tie-breaks.
In the Seniors 65+, GM Anatoly Vassier scored 8 points and also had better tie-breaks over the other three tied players (GM Yuri Balashov, GM Viktor Kupreichik, IM Herman Van Riemsdijk).
In the women categories 50+ and 65+, both WIM Svetlana Mednikova (8.5 points) and GM Nona Gaprindashvili (8 points) won clearly their world titles.
The 24th FIDE World Senior Championships took place at the Olympus Riviera of Katerini in Greece, with the participation of 163 players from 40 countries and a prize fund of €20.000 for the winners. Next year's senior world chess championships wll be held in Acqui Terme, Italy!
The 24th FIDE World Senior Chess Championships at the Olympus Riviera of Katerini in Greece began with the participation of 163 players from 40 countries and a prize fund of €20.000 for the winners!
The event was held under excellent playing conditions in the conference center of the 5-star "Mediterranean Village" resort hotel. Top names playing included famous GMs such as John Nunn (ENG), Nona Gaprindashvili (GEO), Mark Hebden (ENG), Anatoly Vaisser (FRA), Zurab Sturua (GEO), Klaus Bischoff (GER), Karen Movsziszian (ARM), Keith Arkell (ENG), Evgeny Vasiukov (RUS), Yuri Balashov (RUS), Viktor Kupreichik (BLR), Mihai Suba (ROU), Jens Kristiansen (DEN) and many others.
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