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Bogner wins Swiss Championship 2018

SEM-2018-Siegerquattro_web2The Swiss Championship was a 10-player round-robin tournament which took place from 12-20 July 2018 in Lenzerheide.
In the same place were held few other tournaments.

The winner is GM Sebastian Bogner with 7,5 points out of 9 .
Second and third with 5 points are GM Nico Georgiadis and GM Florian Jenny.

Replay the games here

Final standings

1 GM Bogner Sebastian 7½
2 GM Georgiadis Nico 5
3 GM Jenni Florian 5
4 GM Pelletier Yannick 4½
5 GM Gallagher Joseph 4½
6 IM Gähwiler Gabriel 4½
7 IM Ekstroem Roland 4
8 GM Studer Noël 4
9 IM Kurmann Oliver 3½
10 FM Bänziger Fabian 2½

Main tournament I (76 participants / 9 rounds). Final ranking after 9 rounds (top 6): 1. Henrichs 7½ (49½). 2. Stojanovic 7½ (46½). 3. Fisherman 6½ (43½). 4. Eric Sommerhalder (# 25 in the starting list) 6½ (41). 5. Cebalo 6½ (40½). 6. Klauser 6.

It remained exciting until the end at the ladies, where WIM Gundula Heinatz (Trubschachen) with a win in the last round WFM Lena Georgescu (Moosseedorf), who played a draw, could overtake by half a point. The third place goes to non-titled Kirstin Achatz (D / Riehen). Nathalie Pellicoro (Bern) becomes the third best Swiss and takes the bronze medal.
Top 6 women’s ranking
1. WIM Gundula Heinatz (Trubschachen) 6. 2. WFM Lena Georgescu 5½. 3. Kirstin Achatz (D). 4. Nathalie Pellicoro (Berne) 4½. 5. WFM Laura Stoeri (Payerne) 4. 6. Olga Kurapova (Gonzen) 3.

Top 6 ranking of the juniors
1. FM Daniel Fischer (Zurich) 6½. 2. Theo Stijve (Payerne) 6 (45½). 3. FM Davide Arcuti (Lucerne) 6 (45). 4th Noah Fecker (St. Gallen) 5½ (45). 5. Lena Georgescu (Moosseedorf) 5½ (43). 6. Dario Bischofberger (Chur) 5½ (42).

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