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Ivan Radulov and Ruzhka Genova are European Senior Rapid champions

The European Senior Rapid Championships for men and women took place on 20-21st March 2013 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria after the European Senior Individual Championships finished one day earlier.

This time, the hosts of Bulgaria took both gold medals. GM Ivan Radulov and WGM Ruzhka Genova were the winners of the men’s and women’s section, respectively.

Radulov edged GM Evgeny Sveshnikov, who also finished second in the main tournament. Both players scored 7/9 points leaving four players half a point behind.

On the other hand, Genova’s 7/9 was enough to get sole first place in the women’s section. GM Nona Gaprindashvili finished second thanks to her tiebreak score.

Official website

The playing hall in Plovdiv

Final Standings – Men:

1 GM Radulov Ivan BUL 2291 7.0
2 GM Sveshnikov Evgeny LAT 2538 7.0
3 GM Okhotnik Vladimir FRA 2458 6.5
4 IM Shvedchikov Anatoli I. RUS 2422 6.5
5 IM Lederman Leon ISR 2243 6.5
6 GM Abramovic Bosko SRB 2471 6.5
7 FM Vujacic Borivoje SRB 2293 6.0
8 IM Pritchett Craig W SCO 2352 6.0
9 GM Ermenkov Evgenij BUL 2423 6.0
10 GM Pushkov Nikolai RUS 2350 5.5
11 Gasik Piotr POL 2080 5.5
12 GM Vasiukov Evgeni RUS 2438 5.5
13 IM Karasev Vladimir I RUS 2391 5.0
14 IM Angelov Kosta BUL 2199 5.0
15 GM Butnorius Algimantas LTU 2361 5.0
16 FM Iliushkin Evgeny RUS 2274 5.0
17 IM Cvetkovic Srdjan SRB 2399 5.0
18 FM Gruzmann Boris RUS 2193 5.0
19 FM Zhelesny Stanislav RUS 2164 5.0
20 IM Nevednichy Boris M MDA 2218 5.0
21 FM Giulian Philip M SCO 2264 5.0
22 GM Velikov Petar BUL 2417 5.0
23 Bojarinov Victor A RUS 2373 5.0
24 Ilchev Plamen BUL 2112 5.0
25 Khazankin Moisei UKR 2100 5.0
26 Grabow Pouelsten Holm DEN 2170 4.5
27 Grinberg Iosif P. RUS 2175 4.5
28 IM Archangelsky Mikhail RUS 2177 4.5
29 Patola Eero FIN 1920 4.5
30 Kaminik Aleksandar ISR 2164 4.0
31 Ljangov Petar BUL 2109 4.0
32 Dumitrascu Cornel ROU 2145 4.0
33 Dolmadjan Arshak BUL 2198 4.0
34 Socolov Victor MDA 0 4.0
35 Gerchikov Pavel ISR 2035 4.0
36 Auvinen Esa FIN 1981 4.0
37 Pelitov Dimitar BUL 2074 3.5
38 IM Romcovici Victor MDA 2086 3.5
39 Cernea Radu-Gheorghe ROU 1969 3.5
40 Yakovlev Yuri S. RUS 2012 3.5
41 Degtiarev Viktor RUS 1827 3.5
42 Atanasov Borislav BUL 0 3.0
43 Keze Arnis RUS 1736 3.0
44 Urbanc Vinko SLO 1894 2.5
45 FM Vagner Grigorij RUS 2036 2.5
46 Kovachev Radoslav BUL 1592 2.0
47 Zilbershtein Victor ISR 1857 2.0
48 IM Maryasin Boris ISR 2338 1.5
49 Nenchev Georgi BUL 1526 1.5
50 Golcman Evgeny RUS 2248 0.0
Egorov Valentin RUS 2060 0.0
Pavlov Igor RUS 2033 0.0

Final Standings – Women:

1 WIM Genova Ruzhka BUL 2211 7.0
2 GM Gaprindashvili Nona GEO 2256 6.5
3 WGM Strutinskaya Galina N RUS 2254 6.5
4 WGM Voiska Margarita BUL 2289 6.5
5 WIM Miednikova Swietlana RUS 2145 5.0
6 WIM Fomina Tatyana EST 2233 5.0
7 Tandashvili Margalita GEO 2025 5.0
8 Baliuniene Margarita LTU 2012 5.0
9 WGM Khmiadashvili Tamar GEO 2095 5.0
10 WIM Tsifanskaya Ludmila A ISR 2095 4.5
11 WFM Khropova Larisa RUS 1976 4.5
12 Draganova Petranka BUL 1999 3.5
13 WFM Kuznetsova Luba RUS 2038 3.5
14 WIM Sorokina Tamara RUS 2104 3.5
15 Milashevskaja Valentina RUS 1787 1.0
16 Sapareva Magdalena BUL 1637 0.0

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