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Estonian Chess Championships 2012

The Estonian Chess Championships for men and women were held concurrently on 1-7th May in Tallinn. Both groups were round robin events.

Mark Lapidus, the lowest rated participant in the men’s section, is the surprising winner of the Championship having collected 6.5/9 points and leaving the opposition full point behind.

Most of the Estonian top players boycotted the tournament.

In the women’s event WIM Tatyana Fomina emerged champion after edging the second-placed WCM Triin Narva by half a point.

Final standings (Men):

1. Lapidus Mark 2075 – 6.5
2-4. Kukk Sander 2139, Ezov Roman 2162 and IM Seeman Tarvo 2398 – 5.5
5-6. IM Sepp Olav 2474 and FM Vovk Ilja 2233 – 4.5
7. Ladva Ottomar 2143 – 4
8. Koop Vyacheslav 2201 – 3.5
9. Vorobjov Pavel 2167 – 3
10. Krupenski Juri 2294 – 2.5

Final standings (Women):

1. WIM Fomina Tatyana 2203 – 6
2. WCM Narva Triin 1991 – 5.5
3. WFM Vahtra Tuuli 2009 – 5
4. WIM Tsiganova Monika 2181 – 4.5
5. WFM Narva Regina R 2059 – 4
6-7. Narva Mai 1741 and WIM Piarnpuu Leili 2109 – 3.5
8-9. WFM Sagadijeva Anna 1900 and Kruusiauk Heda 1951 – 2

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