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Ernesto Inarkiev convincing winner of 2016 European Chess Championship

Russian Grandmaster Ernesto Inarkiev won the 2016 European Individual Chess Championship in a convincing fashion, concluding the race with 9 points from 11 rounds.

Inarkiev entered the final round with a full point advantage ahead of the chasing pack and duly drew with black pieces against Kacper Piorun to secure the title.

Igor Kovalenko from Latvia defeated Aleksey Goganov to claim the silver with 8,5 points, while Baadur Jobava took the bronze on tie-break.

Ernesto Inarkiev

Ernesto Inarkiev

According to FIDE regulations and decision of the ECU Board top 23 players qualified for the 2017 World Cup. Full standings below.

Replay games with analysis

The 17th European Individual Chess Championship was held from 12-23rd May in Djakovica, Kosovo*, Serbia.

Final standings:

1. GM Inarkiev Ernesto 2686 – 9
2. GM Kovalenko Igor 2644 – 8.5
3. GM Jobava Baadur 2661 – 8
4. GM Navara David 2735 – 8
5. GM Vallejo Pons Francisco 2700 – 8
6. GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw 2722 – 7.5
7. GM Piorun Kacper 2681 – 7.5
8. GM Fressinet Laurent 2692 – 7.5
9. GM Goganov Aleksey 2600 – 7.5
10. GM Dubov Daniil 2644 – 7.5
11. GM Vitiugov Nikita 2721 – 7.5
12. GM Cheparinov Ivan 2685 – 7.5
13. GM Najer Evgeniy 2681 – 7.5
14. GM Hovhannisyan Robert 2632 – 7.5
15. GM Zhigalko Sergei 2647 – 7.5
16. GM Palac Mladen 2577 – 7.5
17. GM Salgado Lopez Ivan 2618 – 7.5
18. GM Dreev Aleksey 2662 – 7.5
19. GM Anton Guijarro David 2616 – 7.5
20. GM Stupak Kirill 2535 – 7.5
21. GM Nisipeanu Liviu-Dieter 2669 – 7.5
22. GM Tari Aryan 2558 – 7.5
23. GM Demchenko Anton 2589 – 7.5
24. GM Ter-Sahakyan Samvel 2601 – 7.5
25. GM Lupulescu Constantin 2620 – 7.5
26. GM Bortnyk Olexandr 2565 – 7.5
27. GM Saric Ivan 2650 – 7
28. GM Zubov Alexander 2612 – 7
29. GM Donchenko Alexander 2569 – 7
30. GM Andriasian Zaven 2602 – 7
31. GM Duda Jan-Krzysztof 2666 – 7
32. GM Kovalev Vladislav 2562 – 7
33. GM Oparin Grigoriy 2575 – 7
34. GM Pashikian Arman 2612 – 7
35. GM Grandelius Nils 2649 – 7
36. GM Melkumyan Hrant 2646 – 7
37. GM Kryvoruchko Yuriy 2691 – 7
38. GM Romanov Evgeny 2641 – 7
39. GM Sargissian Gabriel 2689 – 7
40. GM Swiercz Dariusz 2656 – 7
41. GM Kravtsiv Martyn 2641 – 7
42. IM Codenotti Marco 2428 – 7
43. GM Gabuzyan Hovhannes 2620 – 7
44. GM Berkes Ferenc 2636 – 6.5
45. GM Ragger Markus 2696 – 6.5
46. GM Ponomariov Ruslan 2715 – 6.5
47. IM Petrosyan Manuel 2480 – 6.5
48. GM Kobalia Mikhail 2646 – 6.5
49. GM Ipatov Alexander 2648 – 6.5
50. GM Hracek Zbynek 2598 – 6.5
51. GM Matlakov Maxim 2693 – 6.5
52. GM Gagunashvili Merab 2569 – 6.5
53. GM Pantsulaia Levan 2613 – 6.5
54. GM Can Emre 2557 – 6.5
55. GM Yilmaz Mustafa 2603 – 6.5
56. GM Kunin Vitaly 2595 – 6.5
57. GM Howell David W L 2671 – 6.5
58. GM Kozul Zdenko 2591 – 6.5
59. GM Oleksiyenko Mykhaylo 2622 – 6.5
60. GM Onischuk Vladimir 2628 – 6.5
61. GM Korobov Anton 2674 – 6.5
62. GM Steingrimsson Hedinn 2574 – 6.5
63. GM Bok Benjamin 2614 – 6.5
64. GM Kulaots Kaido 2566 – 6.5
65. GM Sanikidze Tornike 2537 – 6.5
66. GM Jones Gawain C B 2657 – 6.5
67. GM Antipov Mikhail Al. 2576 – 6.5
68. GM Moiseenko Alexander 2663 – 6.5
69. GM Areshchenko Alexander 2667 – 6.5
70. GM Georgiev Kiril 2640 – 6.5
71. GM Esen Baris 2508 – 6.5
72. GM Beliavsky Alexander G 2624 – 6.5
73. GM Brunello Sabino 2573 – 6.5
74. GM Prohaszka Peter 2593 – 6
75. GM Stocek Jiri 2534 – 6
76. GM Khismatullin Denis 2609 – 6
77. GM Bartel Mateusz 2653 – 6
78. GM Brkic Ante 2584 – 6
79. GM Parligras Mircea-Emilian 2599 – 6
80. GM Haznedaroglu Kivanc 2494 – 6
81. GM Vocaturo Daniele 2574 – 6
82. GM Hammer Jon Ludvig 2689 – 6
83. GM Laznicka Viktor 2668 – 6
84. IM Getz Nicolai 2431 – 6
85. GM Neverov Valeriy 2498 – 6
86. GM Stefansson Hannes 2581 – 6
87. GM Sturua Zurab 2548 – 6
88. IM Sanal Vahap 2465 – 6
89. GM Dvirnyy Danyyil 2552 – 6
90. GM Antal Gergely 2539 – 6
91. IM Studer Noel 2463 – 6
92. IM Druska Juraj 2466 – 6
93. GM Boruchovsky Avital 2542 – 6
94. GM Mastrovasilis Athanasios 2542 – 6
95. IM Petrov Nikita 2475 – 6
96. IM Deac Bogdan-Daniel 2501 – 6
97. GM Godena Michele 2493 – 6
98. GM Volokitin Andrei 2642 – 6
99. FM Moroni Luca Jr 2443 – 6
100. IM Firat Burak 2461 – 6
101. GM Nabaty Tamir 2619 – 6
102. GM Aleksandrov Aleksej 2592 – 6
103. FM Gaehwiler Gabriel 2352 – 6
104. IM Yilmazyerli Mert 2426 – 6
105. GM Saric Ante 2594 – 6
106. GM Sivuk Vitaly 2532 – 6
107. IM Draskovic Luka 2454 – 6
108. IM Kanmazalp Ogulcan 2442 – 6
109. IM Ali Marandi Cemil Can 2476 – 6
110. GM Postny Evgeny 2662 – 6
111. IM Korchmar Vasiliy 2437 – 6
112. IM Agopov Mikael 2442 – 6
113. IM Nakar Eylon 2498 – 6
114. IM Birnboim Nathan 2367 – 6
115. IM Thorfinnsson Bjorn 2410 – 6
116. Berisha Enver 2097 – 6
117. IM Svane Rasmus 2526 – 5.5
118. GM Andersen Mads 2505 – 5.5
119. GM Gasanov Eldar 2496 – 5.5
120. IM Basso Pier Luigi 2454 – 5.5
121. Saraci Nderim 2275 – 5.5
122. GM Blomqvist Erik 2526 – 5.5
123. IM Erdogdu Mert 2439 – 5.5
124. IM Valsecchi Alessio 2494 – 5.5
125. IM Kerigan Demre 2342 – 5.5
126. GM Svetushkin Dmitry 2575 – 5.5
127. Nazarko Shpetim 2292 – 5.5
128. GM Bogner Sebastian 2555 – 5.5
129. IM Schachinger Mario 2443 – 5.5
130. CM Gavrilescu David 2271 – 5.5
131. FM Van Hoolandt Patrick 2209 – 5.5
132. IM Kjartansson Gudmundur 2457 – 5.5
133. FM Veleski Robert 2169 – 5.5
134. Mahmuti Ajet 2056 – 5.5
135. Uruci Besim 0 – 5.5
136. Kelmendi Arsim 0 – 5.5
137. Saiti Eldit 0 – 5.5
138. Cerkini Jeton 0 – 5.5
139. Kollari Sabahudin 0 – 5.5
140. Neziri Reshat 0 – 5.5
141. IM Atakisi Umut 2330 – 5
142. GM Fedoseev Vladimir 2685 – 5
143. IM Dragnev Valentin 2423 – 5
144. FM Tifferet Shaked 2230 – 5
145. Sahitaj Naim 2219 – 5
146. Makolli Perparim 2261 – 5
147. FM Vebic Kasem 2182 – 5
148. FM Fejzullahu Afrim 2319 – 5
149. IM Sadiku Bedri 2196 – 5
150. Kastrati Labinot 1708 – 5
151. Gebigke Martin 2163 – 5
152. FM Xheladini Mahmut 2199 – 5
153. Blakaj Muhamet 0 – 5
154. Gal Moshe 2173 – 5
155. IM Smolin Sergey 2260 – 5
156. Masha Rexhep 1908 – 5
157. FM Ermeni Avni 2280 – 5
158. Rexhaj Imer 0 – 5
159. Zharku Esat 0 – 5
160. Selmanaj Besim 0 – 5
161. Deda Dede 1745 – 5
162. Asllani Muhamet 0 – 5
163. Demiri Ramiz 0 – 5
164. Elshani Sheremet 0 – 5
165. Gashi Shyqri 0 – 5
166. Hyseni Hysen 2003 – 5
167. Rama Bajram 0 – 5
168. Mehaj Driton 2204 – 4.5
169. Agushi Agim 2135 – 4.5
170. Haxhimehmeti Vahedin 2015 – 4.5
171. Henseler Jorgen 2041 – 4.5
172. Lind Jan-Olov 2240 – 4.5
173. Sahiti Jahjush 2121 – 4.5
174. Carani Blerim 0 – 4.5
175. Kasumi Gezim 1899 – 4.5
176. Topalli Ismet 0 – 4.5
177. Uruci Endrit 0 – 4.5
178. Sejdiu Bekim 2166 – 4.5
179. Zenuni Hysen 0 – 4.5
180. Berisha Besim 0 – 4.5
181. Bytyqi Gzim 2010 – 4.5
182. Prokshaj Imer 2031 – 4
183. Qorrolli Fehim 2037 – 4
184. Koka Osman 2173 – 4
185. Tahiri Daut 2112 – 4
186. Hana Arsim 2045 – 4
187. Bregu Riza 2009 – 4
188. Pangjaj Xhemajl 2045 – 4
189. Qorri Fatmir 2038 – 4
190. Murati Ramush 2067 – 4
191. FM Dogan Mire Deniz 1989 – 4
192. Zenuni Hasan 1914 – 4
193. Zenuni Albert 1963 – 4
194. Xheladini Fikri 2094 – 4
195. Bujupi Albert 2009 – 4
196. Shehu Mulaim 0 – 4
197. Qorrolli Qemajl 0 – 4
198. Sutaj Sali 1636 – 4
199. Ajroni Albert 0 – 4
200. Rushiti Halit 0 – 4
201. Krasniqi Avni 0 – 4
202. Zeka Isa 0 – 4
203. Juniku Bashkim 0 – 4
204. Kollari Sulejman 2055 – 3.5
205. Salihu Sami 2212 – 3.5
206. Dushi Burim 2080 – 3.5
207. Frick Renato 2050 – 3.5
208. Hyseni Nuridin 1809 – 3.5
209. Rama Rame 0 – 3.5
210. Bellanica Afrim 0 – 3
211. WCM Shabanaj Eglantina 1945 – 3
212. Vrella Luan 0 – 3
213. Hasi Skender 0 – 3
214. Qorrolli Shpresmir 1688 – 3
215. Thaqi Avdyl 0 – 3
216. Krasniqi Muhamet 0 – 3
217. Krasniqi Daut 0 – 3
218. Bytyqi Arben 1606 – 3
219. Selimi Shaip 0 – 3
220. Bardoniqi Shkelzen 0 – 3
221. Zariqi Latif 0 – 3
222. Maqkavci Rizah 0 – 3
223. Shatri Faik 0 – 2.5
224. Tejeci Zek 0 – 2.5
225. Mulaj Jakup 1862 – 2.5
226. Krasniqi Fatos 0 – 2
227. Beqa Naim 0 – 1.5
228. Zhdrella Ferit 0 – 1
229. Selimi Vesel 2002 – 1
230. Qafleshi Kasam 0 – 1
231. Yzeiraj Diamant 0 – 1

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