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Katowice World University Championship – Round 8 Video

WUC Katowice 2014The 13th World University Chess Championship 2014 is in progress in the splendid city of Katowice, center of science, culture, industry, business, trade fair/exhibitions and transportation in the Upper Silesia region and southern Poland.

The 16th most economically powerful city by GDP in the European Union holds the prestigious World University Chess Championship from 18th to 24th August 2014 at the Conference Center (6th floor) of the Park Hotel Diament Katowice.

Six players are on top of the Men’s Tournament after 7 rounds: GM Ivan Bukavshin (Russia), GM Ruiyuan Yu (China), GM Karen Grigoryan (Armenia), GM Jan Bernasek (Czech Republic), GM Aleksandr Shimanov (Russia) and GM Jacek Tomczak (Poland) on 5 points each. They will play in-between each other in the eighth round. Follow the encounters Yu-Shimanov, Bukavshin-Tomczak and Grigoryan-Bernasek LIVE at the Chess Arena

WIM Klaudia Kulon is storming through the Women’s Section. The 22-year-old girl, part of the Polish Olympic Team, is just unstoppable. She has an amazing 7/7 score, adding 62 (!) ELO points to her rating. Klaudia outplayed her main rivals Chinese WGM Yixin Ding (2449) and Mongolian IM Batkhuyag Munguntuul (2410), playing at performance 3055!

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Enjoy the picturesque report and Round 8 LIVE VIDEO below! Special thanks to the Deputy President Mr. Łukasz Turlej for providing photo and video materials!

WIM Klaudia Kulon has 7 consecutive victories!

WIM Klaudia Kulon has 7 consecutive victories!

WGM Marta Bartel

WGM Marta Bartel, another member of the Polish Olympic Team, is doing just fine with 4,5/7

Aleksandra Lach

19-year-old Aleksandra Lach from Poland

IM Batkhuyag Munguntuul

IM Batkhuyag Munguntuul is clearly second with 5,5 points

WIM Lidiya Tomnikova

WIM Lidiya Tomnikova represents Russia

WIM Jovana Eric is the only Serbian player in the Women's Section

WIM Jovana Eric is the only Serbian player in the Women’s Section

GM Daniel Swiercz

Polish star GM Daniel Swiercz is half a point behind the leaders

GM Sanan Sugjirov

and so is Russian GM Sanan Sugjirov

Maciek Klekowski

Polish player Maciek Klekowski is doing well sharing seventh place on 4,5 points

GM Kacper Piorun

Polish GM Kacper Piorun

Lukasz Turlej

Deputy President Lukasz Turlej

Katowice Kids Challenge

Katowice Kids Challenge

Men standings after 7 rounds:

1 GM BUKAVSHIN Ivan RUS 2603 5
2 GM YU Ruiyuan CHN 2534 5
3 GM GRIGORYAN Karen H. ARM 2595 5
4 GM BERNASEK Jan CZE 2536 5
5 GM SHIMANOV Aleksandr RUS 2625 5
6 GM TOMCZAK Jacek POL 2562 5
7 GM SWIERCZ Dariusz POL 2611 4,5
8 GM SJUGIROV Sanan RUS 2658 4,5
9 GM BATCHULUUN Tsegmed MGL 2513 4,5
10 KLEKOWSKI Maciej POL 2383 4,5
11 GM ANDRIASIAN Zaven ARM 2628 4,5
12 GM OLSZEWSKI Michal POL 2555 4,5
13 IM NENEZIC Marko SRB 2430 4,5
14 IM LOU Yiping CHN 2466 4
15 GM KREJCI Jan CZE 2531 4
16 CHEN Peng CHN 2198 4
17 FM SPALIR Jernej SLO 2243 4
18 GM BELOUS Vladimir RUS 2584 4
19 STANKOVIC Milos SRB 2416 4
20 FM NURI Kambez SUI 2322 4
21 FM PETROSYAN Tigran S. ARM 2421 4
22 FM WYSS Jonas SUI 2276 4
23 FM TOMAZINI Zan SLO 2371 3,5
24 IM BARBOSA Evandro Amorim BRA 2446 3,5
25 GM PIORUN Kacper POL 2560 3,5
26 FM GRANDADAM Nicolas SUI 2307 3,5
27 FM GAEHLER Marco SUI 2315 3,5
28 GALMANDAKH Badrakh MGL 2264 3,5
29 IM MUNKHGAL Gombosuren MGL 2418 3
30 FM GARCIA GUERRERO Isaac Antonio MEX 2300 3
31 CARLOS ARRIAGA Jesus Roberto MEX 2118 3
32 IM GERGACZ Attila HUN 2374 3
33 FM GLOOR Roger SUI 2364 3
34 TANAKA Toshiki JPN 1848 3
35 OLIVEIRA Fernando Henrique BRA 2178 2,5
36 CHETTIAR Evasan RSA 1869 2,5
37 MAFANYA Kulasande RSA 1847 2,5
38 KOBAYASHI Atsuhiko JPN 2089 2,5
39 CM AYALA PENA Eduardo Azael MEX 2190 2,5
40 BORNHEIM Darren RSA 1792 2,5
41 SIKIVOU Taione FIJ 1817 2,5
42 KATSUTA Yuki JPN 1917 2
43 KISHIKAWA Kazuma JPN 0 2
44 MALGIE Avikaar SUR 1829 1,5
45 HARDWARSINGH Vishay SUR 1596 1
46 FRIJDE Joel SUR 1696 0,5

Women standings after 7 rounds:

1 WIM KULON Klaudia POL 2301 7
2 IM MUNGUNTUUL Batkhuyag MGL 2410 5,5
3 WIM GASIK Anna POL 2229 4,5
4 WGM DING Yixin CHN 2449 4,5
5 WFM GEVORGYAN Maria ARM 2130 4,5
6 WGM BARTEL Marta POL 2359 4,5
7 WIM TOMNIKOVA Lidia RUS 2216 4
8 WFM DOGODKINA Julia RUS 2210 4
9 WIM FOMINYKH Maria RUS 2296 4
10 WFM LACH Aleksandra POL 2190 4
11 SUN Xinyue CHN 2042 4
12 WGM ZHANG Xiaowen CHN 2375 4
13 WFM KHLICHKOVA Tatiana RUS 2232 3,5
14 WIM TERAO Juliana Sayumi BRA 2222 3,5
15 ROTHEBARTH Ana Vitoria De Pau BRA 2042 3,5
16 WCM ROSAS RODRIGUEZ Carmen Meliss MEX 1807 3,5
17 WIM ERIC Jovana SRB 2201 3
18 WIM ENKHTUUL Altan-Ulzii MGL 2300 3
19 WFM MARECKOVA Martina CZE 2107 3
20 HEINATZ Maria SUI 1889 3
21 OREHEK Spela SLO 2035 2,5
22 SHIBATA Misaki JPN 1592 2,5
23 TLALE Seadion RSA 0 2,5
24 WIM GARCIA MORALES Ivette Ale MEX 2113 2
25 FUKUYA Natsumi JPN 0 1
26 ARAI Yuki JPN 0 0

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