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GM Viktor Kupreichik Wins European Seniors’ Individual Rapid Championship

7-9th April 2010 at the Grand Hotel Palace in Thessaloniki

European Seniors’ Individual Rapid Championship was held on 7-9th April 2010 at the Grand Hotel Palace in Thessaloniki. GM Viktor Kupreichik emerged winner by collecting 7.0 points from nine games, but only after the leader GM Algimantas Butnorius suffered a defeat in the final round.

Butnorius, together with GM Vitaly Tseshkovsky and GM Nikolai Pushkov, remained half a point behind the champion. The best placed woman was former world champion GM Nona Gaprindashvili with 5.5 points.

European Seniors’ Individual Championship is starting on Saturday, at the same venue, and goes until 18th April. Official website.

Viktor Kupreichik

GM Viktor Kupreichik

Algimantas Butnorius

GM Algimantas Butnorius

European Senior Chess Rapid 2010 Final standings:

1 GM Kupreichik Viktor D BLR 2439 – 7

2 GM Butnorius Algimantas LTU 2437 – 6.5

3 GM Tseshkovsky Vitaly RUS 2549 – 6.5

4 GM Pushkov Nikolai RUS 2487 – 6.5

5 FM Mishuchkov Nikolai M RUS 2392 – 6

6 GM Timoscenko Gennadij SVK 2495 – 5.5

7 IM Shvedchikov Anatoli I RUS 2416 – 5.5

8 Vrhovnik Damir CRO 2099 – 5.5

9 GM Gaprindashvili Nona GEO 2360 – 5.5

10 FM Turikov Viktor RUS 2329 – 5.5

11 WGM Fatalibekova Elena RUS 2259 – 5

12 Auth Robert GER 1975 – 5

13 FM Gruzmann Boris RUS 2259 – 4.5

14 WIM Titorenko Natalia I RUS 2148 – 4.5

15 WGM Saunina Ludmila RUS 2288 – 4.5

16 FM Kulago Alexander RUS 2102 – 4.5

17 IM Arkhangelsky Boris RUS 2261 – 4

18 Grinberg Iosif P RUS 2268 – 4

19 WGM Khmiadashvili Tamar GEO 2162 – 4

20 WIM Sorokina Tamara RUS 2165 – 4

21 FM Zhelesny Stanislav RUS 2163 – 4

22 WFM Kuznetsova Luba RUS 2108 – 4

23 IM Chubar Vladimir UKR 2124 – 4

24 Belokopyt Boris RUS 2033 – 4

25 Sevenyuk Alexey BLR 1939 – 3.5

26 Kabanova Irina RUS 2016 – 3.5

27 Ulyanovskaya Tamara RUS – 3.5

28 Savinova Yulia RUS 1786 – 3

29 Efkarpidis Stylianos GRE 1661 – 3

30 WFM Miednikova Swietlana RUS 2177 – 2.5

31 Lakakis Ioannis GRE 1849 – 2.5

32 Chernyak Nataliya RUS 1785 – 2.5

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