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Vladislav Artemiev wins European Hybrid Swiss Tiebreaks

European Hybrid Swiss tiebreak took place yesterday as a 9 rounds Swiss tournament, deciding the distribution of 32.000 EUR prize pool.

36 qualifiers for the FIDE World Cup 2021 participated the Finals. After 9 played rounds, two players tied for the top scoring 6.5 points each: Vladislav Artemiev (RUS, 2709) and Aleksandar Indjic (SRB, 2607).

Additional tiebreak criteria decided that European Chess Champion 2019 – Vladislav Artemiev – takes the 1st prize, while Indjic came second.

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Pavel Ponkratov (RUS, 2624) earned the third prize as he had better additional criteria than Haik Martirosyan (ARM, 2637). Both players scored 6 points to tie for the third place.

Final standings:

Rk. NameFEDRtgPts. 
1GMArtemiev Vladislav RUS27096.5
2GMIndjic Aleksandar SRB26076.5
3GMPonkratov Pavel RUS26246
4GMMartirosyan Haik M. ARM26376
5GMEsipenko Andrey RUS27015.5
6GMMatlakov Maxim RUS26885.5
7GMFedoseev Vladimir RUS26875.5
8GMTomashevsky Evgeny RUS27065.5
9GMKozak Adam HUN25185.5
10GMJobava Baadur GEO26035
11GMAlekseev Evgeny RUS26175
12GMDeac Bogdan-Daniel ROU26275
13GMNguyen Thai Dai Van CZE25775
14GMSargsyan Shant ARM26185
15GMOparin Grigoriy RUS26525
16GMPredke Alexandr RUS26905
17GMMotylev Alexander RUS26415
18GMBrkic Ante CRO25925
19GMSjugirov Sanan RUS26634.5
20GMIvanisevic Ivan SRB26064.5
21GMSvane Rasmus GER26154.5
22GMZvjaginsev Vadim RUS26144.5
 GMSavchenko Boris RUS25384.5
24GMGabuzyan Hovhannes ARM25904
25GMYilmaz Mustafa TUR26303.5
26GMLupulescu Constantin ROU26563.5
27IMTeclaf Pawel POL25023.5
28GMCheparinov Ivan BUL26673.5
29GMKrasenkow Michal POL25973.5
30GMCan Emre TUR25693.5
31GMAnton Guijarro David ESP26733.5
32GMMartinovic Sasa CRO25483.5
33GMLaznicka Viktor CZE26472.5
34GMAfanasiev Nikita RUS25222.5
35GMBraun Arik GER26092.5
36GMPaichadze Luka GEO25652.5

In accordance with the ECU Board decision made in February, ECU announced names of 10 additional qualifiers for the FIDE World Cup 2021.

During the final day of the Hybrid Qualification Tournament, ECU Live studio with WGM Keti Tsatsalashvili and GM Marcin Tazbir hosted special guests.

Reelected President of the Icelandic Chess Federation and ECU Deputy President Mr. Gunnar Bjornsson joined the studio and spoke about the details and preparations for the upcoming European Chess Championship 2021 in Reykjavik. The invitation will be published this week.

Shortly after, FIDE General Director Mr. Emil Sutovsky joined the live studio of the European Hybrid Qualification ChessTournament giving valuable information for the World Cup qualifiers.

European Qualification Tournament is over and European Chess Union is thankful to the Arbiters team led by Takis Nikolopoulos.

“Besides the central Panel Arbiters and ECU Arbiter Council , who actively participated in the preparations, a total of 82 Arbiters achieved a special condition event with 0 Appeals and no cheating case to be reported. We would like to sincerely thank the Arbiters team, Tornelo Team, the Broadcasting team and ECU officers and National Chess Federations who supported daily the competition.
A total team of 100 persons made the European Hybrid Qualification Tournament possible.”

European Hybrid Qualification Tournament details:

European Hybrid Qualification Chess Tournament 2021 – information and participants / European Hybrid Qualification Chess Tournament 2021 – pairings / European Hybrid Qualification Chess Tournament – Photo gallery of the venues / 36 European players qualified for FIDE World Chess Cup 2021 / Fair play at its best #TweetOftheDay / European Hybrid Qualification Tournament with Over-the-Board games /

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