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GM Alexander Donchenko scores outstanding 7/7 at French Top 16

German grandmaster Alexander Donchenko scored incredible 7/7 points playing the first table for Vandoeuvre-Echecs team at the French Top 16 Team Championship. The team finished in 4th place after the pool stage of the event, but attracted lots of attention thanks to the Board 1 team’s leader. Donchenko won seven games playing against five grandmasters and two international masters, beating respectively: GM Andrey Esipenko (2705), IM Ezra Kirk (2457), GM Arturs Neiksans (2590), GM Arjun Erigaisi (2681), GM Clovis Vernay (2520), IM Lucas Di Nicolantinio (2382), and GM Jorden van Foreest (2702). With outstanding performance, he earned 33 elo points. Replay the games here.

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Donchenko’s opponents in 7 rounds of the French Top 16 Championship:

1GM Esipenko, Andrey2705
2IM Kirk, Ezra2457
3GM Neiksans, Arturs2590
4GM Erigaisi Arjun2681
5GM Vernay, Clovis2520
6IM Di Nicolantonio, Lucas2382
7GM Van Foreest, Jorden2702


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