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Belarus Chess Champions 2021 crowned

Belarus Open and Women’s Chess Championships 2021 simultaneously took place from 8-16 May in Minsk.

Both events were played within 9 rounds, swiss system, with 23 players in Open section and 12 players in Women’s section.

GM Stupak Kirill convincingly claimed the title of the National Champion scoring 7/9 points, despite the bad start and a loss in the first round! GM Fedorov Alexei and FM Siniauski Artsiom tied for the second place with 6 points, each. According to tiebreak criteria Fedorov took silver and Siniauski came third.

Replay the top games from the Belarus Chess Championship 2021

GM Kirill Stupak at Mohamed Slama Memorial

Final rankings Open section:

Rk. NameRtgPts. 
1GMStupak Kirill 24827
2GMFedorov Alexei 25386
3FMSiniauski Artsiom 22696
4FMTsaruk Maksim 23015,5
5IMLazavik Denis 24395,5
6GMLutsko Igor 22915,5
7GMMaiorov Nikita 24775,5
8 Galkin Gleb 22125,5
9IMNikitenko Mihail 24805
10FMStribuk Artiom 22565
11GMAleksandrov Aleksej 25525
12IMZarubitski Viachaslau 24445
13CMNavumenka Mikhei ч21494,5
14 Vashchilov Sergey ч21344,5
15 Kirilin Dmitrij ч20934,5
16 Klachkou Platon ч19114,5
17FMTrifonov Denis 21934
18 Vainerchuk Barys ч20554
19IMLomako Pavel 22784
20 Sarbay Aleksandr 21073,5
21 Oblamski Vladimir 21083
22 Kavaleu Andrei ч19663
23 Tashtimirov Farid ч16172

WFM Aliaksandra Tarasenka at the age of 15 earned the title of Belarus Women Champion for the second time in her career! Tarasenka repeated the success from 2019 when she won the National championship as a 13 year old girl!

Aliaksandra Tarasenka and WFM Yana Ilyuchyk tied at the top with 7 points, each. Due to lower tiebreak criteria, Ilyuchyk came second, while Poliakova Varvara claimed bronze with 6.5 points.

Final rankings Women’s section:

Rk. NameRtgPts. 
1WFMTarasenka Aliaksandra 20337
2WFMIlyuchyk Yana 20847
3 Poliakova Varvara 19086,5
4 Stashis Anna 19165,5
5WFMZeliantsova Kseniya ч19775,5
6 Shaban Aliaksandra ч15725
7 Norman Kseniya 18965
8 Astapchyk Darya ч15204
9WFMBeinenson Katsiaryna 20093,5
10 Melnikava Natallia ч14743
11 Kulagina Svetlana ч20881,5
12 Khomich Maryna ч15530,5

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