2015

Belarus Chess Championships 2015

belarus-flagThe 81st Belarusian Men’s Championship and 59th Belarusian Women’s Championship were held from 12-22nd January, 2015, at the RCOP, Minsk.

The men’s event started as a 12-player round robin, but Aleksandr Kocheev dropped out after four games. The women’s event was a 10-player round robin.

Grandmasters Kirill Stupak and Aleksej Aleksandrov shared the first place in men’s section with 8,5/11 points each. Stupak is crowned new national champion thanks to the better Koya tie-break.

WIM Lanita Stetsko became the new women’s champion after concluding the race with 7,0/9 points. Full standings below.

Pavel Smolich scored an IM-norm. Olga Badelka and Ekaterina Bogdan completed the national master norms.

Replay games with analysis

Final standings (men):

1-2. GM Stupak Kirill 2557 and GM Aleksandrov Aleksej 2596 – 8.5
3. GM Zhigalko Sergei 2681 – 8
4-6. GM Maiorov Nikita 2596, Smolich Pavel 2252 and GM Zhigalko Andrey 2584 – 6.5
7-8. IM Ziaziulkina Nastassia 2429 and GM Kovalev Vladislav 2548 – 5.5
9. Harshkou Mikita 2238 – 4
10. FM Katashuk Vladislav 2191 – 3.5
11. Filipets Egor 2240 – 3
12. Kocheev Aleksandr 2374 – 0

Final standings (women):

1. WIM Stetsko Lanita 2297 – 7
2. Badelka Olga 2048 – 6.5
3-4. Bogdan Ekaterina 2016 and Revo Tatiana 2044 – 6
5. Kaliadzich Maryia 2085 – 5
6. Nevioselaya Maria 2042 – 4
7. Ilyuchyk Yana 1844 – 3.5
8. Uzlavataya Anhelina 1979 – 3
9. WFM Beinenson Katsiaryna 1973 – 2.5
10. Prakapuk Vera 1974 – 1.5

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