Efimov and Berezovska new Monaco Chess Champions

Grandmaster Igor Efimov (ELO 2390) has won the 2015 Monaco Chess Championship, which was held at the Monaco Chess Club, from 20-25th February.

Efimov scored 5,5 points, the same as Karl Ribbegren (ELO 2202), but thanks to better tie-break, Efimov took the title. GM Algimantas Butnorius (ELO 2377) came clear third with 5 points.

Svetlana Berezovska (ELO 1849) became the Women Champion.

Monaco Chess Championship 2015

Players who qualified for the European Small Nations Championship 2015 to be held in Guernsey (Championships 2014 + 2015) are: GM Igor Efimov, GM Algimantas Butnorius, Karl Ribbegren, FM Pierre Villegas and FM Patrick Van Hoolandt. The substitute is Jean Fran├žois Nelis.

The Championship was played according to the Swiss System in 7 rounds.

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