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Kateryna Lahno and Sergei Tiviakov European Chess Champions!

Kateryna Lahno is the first two time European Champion in history

Kateryna Lahno and Sergei Tiviakov conquered the European Individual chess titles for men and women at the EICC 2008 in Plovdiv. Out of 330 men and 180 women, Lahno (8,5/11) and Tiviakov (8,5/11) came 1/2 point clear ahead of large groups of players that will have to redistribute the rest of the medals.

Kateryna Lahno secured at least a tie break with a draw against compatriot Anna Ushenina. With this title Kateryna lahno became the firts two time European Individual champion for women. The rest of the players will have tibreak games tomorrow to decide the medals and the participants in the World Chess Cup 2008.

Sergei Tiviakov was the only leader to win his game in the last round. This left him on top, ahead of Volkov, Tregubov, Movsesian, L’Ami, Vachier-Lagrave, Grachev, Balkan, Kryvoruchko, and Nyback, all with 8,0/11. 22 players from the men section will go to the World Cup as well and this will be decided in the tiebreaks.

All photos from the event at the EICC photo album (more than 300 photos)

GM Kateryna Lahno

1 WGM Levushkina Elena – GM Kateryna Lahno 0-1

2 GM Kateryna Lahno – WGM Stojanovic Andjelija 1-0

3 IM Mkrtchian Lilit – GM Kateryna Lahno 1/2-1/2

4 GM Kateryna Lahno – WIM Nemcova Katerina 1-0

5 IM Dzagnidze Nana – GM Kateryna Lahno 1/2 – 1/2

6 GM Kateryna Lahno – WGM Zhukova Natalia 1/2 – 1/2

7 WGM Golubenko Valentina – GM Kateryna Lahno 0-1

8 GM Kateryna Lahno – IM Cmilyte Viktorija 1-0

9 GM Cramling Pia – GM Kateryna Lahno 1/2-1/2

10 GM Kateryna Lahno – IM Kovalevskaya Ekaterina 1-0

11 GM Kateryna Lahno – IM Ushenina Anna 1/2-1/2

GM Sergei Tiviakov

1 GM Sergei Tiviakov – GM Tratar Marko 1-0

2 GM Shomoev Anton – GM Sergei Tiviakov 1/2-1/2

3 GM Sergei Tiviakov – GM Nijboer Friso 1-0

4 GM Kozul Zdenko – GM Sergei Tiviakov 0-1

5 GM Sergei Tiviakov – GM Pavasovic Dusko 1/2-1/2

6 GM Kurnosov Igor – GM Sergei Tiviakov 1/2-1/2

7 GM Sergei Tiviakov – GM Popov Ivan 1-0

8 GM Pantsulaia Levan – GM Sergei Tiviakov 1/2-1/2

9 GM Sergei Tiviakov – GM Damljanovic Branko 1-0

10 GM L’Ami Erwin – GM Sergei Tiviakov 1/2-1/2

11 GM Sergei Tiviakov – GM Sutovsky Emil 1-0

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GM Kateryna Lahno

Sergei Tiviakov

GM Sergei Tiviakov (photo courtesy of Martin Chrz)

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