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Belarus Chess Championship 2016 Finals

belarus-flagBelarus Chess Championships are now under way and continues through till January 19th. With the fourth round’s conclusion, IM Vitaly Meribanov and GM Vladislav Kovalev are in the lead, with 3 points each. They have also achieved 2 victories and two ties so far, giving them the best tiebreakers in the group. All other players are at least half a point behind the two leaders.

The Belarus Chess Championship Men Finals for 2016 feature 14 of Belarus’s best playing in the capital city of Minsk. The top seed is GM Sergei Zhigalko (2655). The tournament is a Round Robin format with 13 rounds.

Rank after Round 4 (men)
Rk.   Name Rtg Pts. 
1 IM Meribanov Vitaly 2398 3.0
2 GM Kovalev Vladislav 2538 3.0
3 GM Stupak Kirill 2529 2.5
4 GM Aleksandrov Aleksej 2596 2.5
5 GM Maiorov Nikita 2572 2.5
Kocheev Aleksandr 2358 2.5
7 GM Zhigalko Sergei 2655 2.0
8 GM Fedorov Alexei 2563 2.0
9 Savitski Andrei 2185 2.0
10 Harshkou Mikita 2303 2.0
11 GM Zhigalko Andrey 2598 1.5
12 Terzi Alexei 2311 1.5
13 FM Stetsko Lanita 2285 0.5
Nikitenko Mihail 2396 0.5

 

The women section has also begun. The first round is over and Nastassia Ziaziulkina, Ekaterina Kasperovich and Ekaterina Bogdan are the leaders, scoring a victory. The female tournament is also a Round Robin event, but with 9 rounds.

Rank after Round 1
Rk.   Name Rtg Pts. 
1 IM Ziaziulkina Nastassia 2405 1.0
Kasperovich Ekaterina 2000 1.0
Bogdan Ekaterina 2065 1.0
4 Kusenkova Natallia 2164 0.5
Badelka Olga 2067 0.5
Kaliadzich Maryia 2113 0.5
Prakapuk Vera 1897 0.5
8 Revo Tatiana 2043 0.0
WFM Beinenson Katsiaryna 1996 0.0
Uzlavataya Anhelina 2092 0.0

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