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GM Matthias Bluebaum is 2015 FOA World Junior Blitz Champion

FOA JuniorsThe final stage of the The FIDE Online Juniors World Blitz Championship Semifinal was held on 22nd October, at 13:00 GMT/UTC, on the official FIDE Online platform.

The event was a 16 player round-robin tournament with a total prize fund in the amount of US$ 4,250 and US$ 1,000 reserved for the winner.

The Championship consisted of 8 qualifier tournaments, a semifinal and a final tournament and World #16 junior GM Matthias Bluebaum stormed through all stages to be crowned FOA juniors blitz champion.

The German star collected 12/15 points, leaving the nearest followers 1.5 points behind.

Francesco Claudio Agnello from Italy and FM Marko Sokac from Croatia tied for the second place with 10.5 points. Agnello took the silver medal on a superior tie-break score, while Sokac remained third.

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Final standings:

1 GM Matthias Bluebaum 2467 Germany 12.0
2 Francesco Claudio Agnello 2022 Italy 10.5
3 FM Marko Sokac 2313 Croatia 10.5
4 IM Daniel Fernandez 2474 England 10.5
5 GM Mikhail Antipov 2544 Russian Federation 10.5
6 FM David Gorodetzky 2480 Israel 10.0
7 FM Ruifeng Li 2348 United States 8.5
8 Antonio Ruperez Benito 2210 Spain 8.5
9 Artem Sadovsky 2401 Russian Federation 7.5
10 Paulius Pultinevicius 2016 Lithuania 6.5
11 Zachary Tanenbaum 2133 United States 6.0
12 Anatole Vlachos 2032 Greece 5.0
13 FM Qing Aun Lee 2083 Singapore 5.0
14 Vincenzo Angelo Lombardi 2034 Italy 4.5
15 FM Saikrishna Gottipati 2422 India 4.5
16 WFM Tea Gueci 2357 Italy 0.0

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