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IM Andrei Obodchuk claims 21st IPCA World Chess Championship

Russian International Master Andrei Obodchuk won the 21st IPCA World Individual Chess Championship which concluded today in Ashdod, Israel. Obodchuk stroke back after a loss in the fifth round and scored 7.5/9 points to be the sole Winner of the event. Replay the games here

Andrei Obodchuk, photo by: Mark Livshitz

IM Stanislav Mikheev was second with 7 points and Yaacov Zilberman clinched bronze thanks to better tiebreak criteria than IM Andrei Gurbanov who had the same score of 6.5 points.

WFM Svetlana Gerasimova was the best ranked Women player as she scored 4.5 points and finished 12th on the overall rankings. WFM Aleksandra Aleksandrova was just behind with the same score but lower tiebreaks and 13th place.

WFM Svetlana Gerasimova, photo by Mark Livshitz

The total prize fund of the event was 5.500e and the winner among men, women, and players in wheelchairs will obtain the right to participate in the IPCA team at the FIDE World Chess Olympiad 2022All information about the 21st IPCA World Individual Chess Championship

Final standings – 21st IPCA World Individual Chess Championship:

Rk. NameFEDRtgPts. TB1TB2
1IMObodchuk Andrei FID23067.53849
2IMMikheev Stanislav SRB233373849
3GMZilberman Yaacov ISR23236.53951
 IMGurbanov Andrei ISR23016.53951
5IMYarmonov Igor UKR239463951
6IMCampos Eugenio ANG224753849
7FMLipilin Ilia FID217453648
8 Srimskov Elishar ISR199253341
9 Shapiro Benny ISR189953343
10FMVit Vaclav Valenta CZE199953342
11 Babanov Aleksandr FID19184.53646
12WFMGerasimova Svetlana FID19064.53544
13WFMAleksandrova Aleksandra ISR17024.53138
14 Alperovich Asher ISR186543343
15 Cosic Radoslav CRO199743039
16 Mekus Manuela GER164442635
17 Oliel Yehonatan ISR153542632
18 Vardi Moshe ISR163142533
19 Pilimon Zbigniew POL162042531
20 Frumin Rebecca ISR13193.52835
21 Shchukina Ekaterina FID149332632
22 Klein Djimmy FRA14092.52530
23 Freiberg Doron ISR124122631
24 Volodarsky Michael ISR140012734


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