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Rogule and Sveshnikov are 2016 Latvian Chess Champions

The 2016 Latvia Chess Championships for men and women were held from 30th April to 6th May in Riga.

The men’s section was 9-round Swiss with 29 participants and women’s section was 7-round Swiss with 17 players.

IM Vladimir Sveshnikov won the men’s championship with 7,0 points. IM Nikita Meskovs is second with 6,5 points, and last year champion GM Arturs Neiksans took the bronze with the same score but weaker tie-break.

In the women’s championship WGM Laura Rogule took the trophy with 5,5 points. This is her 9th national title, an amazing achievement.

WGM Inguna Erneste is silver with 5 points, and WGM Ilze Berzina is third with 4,5 points. Latvian Minister for Finance WGM Dana Reizniece-Ozola is fourth also with 4,5 points.

Full standings below.

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Vladimir Sveshnikov

Vladimir Sveshnikov

Laura Rogule

Laura Rogule

Final standings (women):

1 WGM Rogule Laura 2289 Riga – 5.5
2 WGM Erneste Inguna 2130 Riga – 5
3 WGM Berzina Ilze 2206 Riga – 4.5
4 WGM Reizniece-Ozola Dana 2241 Ventspils – 4.5
5 MK Krumina Linda 2083 Riga – 4
6 WFM Ungure Liga 1939 Riga – 4
7 MK Harlinska Sandra 1819 Sigulda – 4
8 MK Otikova Elina 2006 Riga – 4
9 MK Parhomenko Margarita 1828 Riga – 4
10 MK Limanovska Elizabete 1958 Daugavpils – 4
11 MK Maklakova Nellija 1979 Riga – 3.5
12 I Osobskaja Zinaida 1565 Riga – 3.5
13 I Parhomenko Anastasija 1526 Riga – 3
14 MK Zalcmane Vija 1603 Riga – 2.5
15 I Nikolajeva Marija 1581 Daugavpils – 2.5
16 I Dombrovska Stefanija 1682 Daugavpils – 2
17 I Petrovska Arina 1429 Riga – 2

Final standings (men):

1 IM Sveshnikov Vladimir 2366 Riga – 7
2 IM Meskovs Nikita 2459 Riga – 6.5
3 GM Neiksans Arturs 2622 Riga – 6.5
4 IM Berzinsh Roland 2394 Ropazi – 6
5 IM Krivonosov Oleg 2464 Daugavpils – 6
6 GM Miezis Normunds 2506 Olaine – 5.5
7 NM Klimakovs Sergejs 2244 Riga – 5.5
8 IM Kantans Toms 2496 Garkalne – 5.5
9 MK Stepins Edgars 2223 Jelgava – 5.5
10 NM Tokranovs Dmitrijs 2195 Riga – 5
11 FM Mustaps Matiss 2309 Riga – 4.5
12 FM Bernotas Arturs 2329 Riga – 4.5
13 NM Jankovskis Guntis 2296 Jekabpils – 4.5
14 NM Kretainis Kristaps 2203 Riga – 4.5
15 MK Stabulnieks Klavs 2043 Riga – 4.5
16 MK Petrovskis Olegs 2132 Riga – 4.5
17 MK Skuja Aivars 2179 Salacgriva – 4
18 MK Rasa Gints 2129 Ogre – 4
19 MK Kalnins Toms 2034 Riga – 4
20 NM Daudzvardis Janis 2145 Ogre – 4
21 MK Mierins Eriks 2149 Baldone – 4
22 MK Semjonovs Ilja 2095 Riga – 3.5
23 MK Bolsakovs Vadims 2168 Riga – 3.5
24 FM Krustkalns Kristaps 2195 Carnikava – 3.5
25 MK Jazdanovs Aleksandrs 1858 Riga – 3.5
26 I Lindermans Pavels 1820 Riga – 3.5
27 NM Visockis Janis 2076 Riga – 2
28 I Blinovs Artjoms 1889 Jelgava – 1
29 FM Lavendelis Egons 2313 Riga – 0

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