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Nona Gaprindashvili and Mihai Suba are European Senior Champions

6-14 April 2011, in Courmayeur, Aosta Valley, Italy

The European Chess Union, Italian chess Federation and Comité Valdôtain d’Echecs organized the 11th European Senior Chess Championship on 6-14 April 2011, in Courmayeur, Aosta Valley – Italy.

A total of 101 players participated, men and women all together, because the great part of women preferred to play in one single tournament. The Championship was played over 9 rounds following the Swiss System.

Grandmaster Mihai Suba from Romania became the European Senior Champion after taking a clear first place with 7.5 points. Crucial was his victory against GM Miso Cebalo in the penultimate round. GM Viktor Kupreichik was in position to catch Suba with a win against FM Malkiel Peretz, but he actually lost.

Senior Suba Timoscenko

Mihai Suba and Gennadij Timoscenko in the last round

Silver medal goes to IM Vladimir Okhotnik (FRA), thanks to the superior tiebreak score, while GM Gennadij Timoscenko earned the bronze.

Women Senior Champion is legendary GM Nona Gaprindashvili, despite the last round defeat versus the Italian Antonio Rosino. Rosino thus claims his 5th national senior title. Gaprindashvili takes the gold only after edging WIM Galina Strutinskaya on the second tiebreak criteria. Strutinskaya wins the silver, while WGM Tamar Khmiadashvili takes the bronze.

The European Senior Chess Rapid 2011 took place a bit earlier, on 4-5 April 2011, in the same playing venue. GM Viktor Kupreichik was the winner.

Senior Suba Gaprindashvili

Mihai Suba and Nona Gaprindashvili

Senior Rosino, Suba, Gaprindashvili, Scalfi

Antonio Rosino, Mihai Suba, Nona Gaprindashvili and the organizer Agostino Scalfi

Senior Gaprindashvili Rosino

Nona Gaprindashvili and Antonio Rosino

Final standings:

1 GM Suba Mihai ROU 2465 – 7.5

2 IM Okhotnik Vladimir FRA 2458 – 7

3 GM Timoscenko Gennadij SVK 2502 – 7

4 FM Peretz Malkiel ISR 2255 – 7

5 GM Butnorius Algimantas LTU 2388 – 6.5

6 GM Kupreichik Viktor D BLR 2431 – 6.5

7 GM Tseitlin Mark D ISR 2420 – 6.5

8 FM Rosino Antonio ITA 2233 – 6.5

9 GM Plachetka Jan SVK 2355 – 6

10 GM Cebalo Miso CRO 2486 – 6

11 FM Vikulov Alexander RUS 2316 – 6

12 FM Werner Clemens GER 2353 – 6

13 FM Rooze Jan BEL 2315 – 6

14 GM Chernikov Oleg L RUS 2438 – 6

15 IM Lederman Leon ISR 2266 – 6

16 FM Mishuchkov Nikolai M RUS 2408 – 6

17 Kierzek Matthias Dr GER 2135 – 6

18 GM Gaprindashvili Nona GEO 2362 – 5.5

19 WIM Strutinskaya Galina N RUS 2269 – 5.5

20 FM Gruzmann Boris RUS 2281 – 5.5

21 CM Norman Kenneth I ENG 2172 – 5.5

22 WGM Khmiadashvili Tamar GEO 2194 – 5.5

23 FM Hohler Peter SUI 2144 – 5.5

24 Kratschmer Heinz AUT 2161 – 5.5

25 FM Valenti Giuseppe ITA 2143 – 5.5

26 WGM Fatalibekova Elena RUS 2282 – 5.5

27 Nickl Klaus AUT 2140 – 5.5

28 Sinelnikov Igor RUS 2190 – 5.5

29 Iudicello Giovanni ITA 2180 – 5.5

30 Ossipov Viktor RUS 2179 – 5.5

31 FM Barlocco Carlo ITA 2162 – 5.5

32 FM Zhelesny Stanislav RUS 2172 – 5.5

33 Estrada Martinez Cesar ESP 2193 – 5

34 WFM Miednikova Swietlana RUS 2169 – 5

35 Laco Giuseppe ITA 2128 – 5

36 Jackson Oliver A ENG 2186 – 5

37 Van Oosten Arend NED 2170 – 5

38 Bisignano Giuseppe ITA 1938 – 5

39 Weisenburger Horst GER 2179 – 5

40 Gousseinov Aguif FRA 1979 – 5

41 Capece Adolivio ITA 2049 – 5

42 Catalfamo Santo ITA 1918 – 5

43 FM Serra Olives Tomas ESP 2208 – 4.5

44 Thieme Hans GER 2101 – 4.5

45 Bayer Wolfgang Dr GER 2073 – 4.5

46 WFM Kierzek Mira MKD 2044 – 4.5

47 Colombo Paolo ITA 2130 – 4.5

48 Theting Helge E NOR 2016 – 4.5

49 Bondick Karl-Heinz GER 2155 – 4.5

50 Vrhovnik Damir CRO 2063 – 4.5

51 Levinsky Gregory ISR 2026 – 4.5

52 Kayaman Metin TUR 1973 – 4.5

53 Muratoglu Salih TUR 2076 – 4.5

54 Gardi Giuseppe ITA 2061 – 4.5

55 Frank Albert BEL 1909 – 4.5

56 Quagliarella Sabino Remo ITA 1889 – 4.5

57 WCM Norman Dinah M ENG 1924 – 4.5

58 Guillaumat Jean-Pierre FRA 1890 – 4.5

59 Papa Angelo ITA 1866 – 4.5

60 IM Elfert Aleksandr V RUS 2039 – 4.5

61 Belokopyt Boris RUS 2066 – 4.5

62 Renzini Lorenzo ITA 1747 – 4.5

63 Antonelli Fabrizio ITA 2100 – 4

64 Beltrami Nerio ITA 1956 – 4

65 Pipitone Antonio ITA 2012 – 4

66 Sevenyuk Alexey BLR 1932 – 4

67 D Aulisa Francesco ITA 1768 – 4

68 Diaz Begonte Manuel ESP 1778 – 4

69 Ortega Morales Pedro ESP 1848 – 4

70 Carboni Giancarlo ITA 1827 – 4

71 Acunzo Domenico ITA 1769 – 4

72 Chireykina Natalia RUS 1831 – 3.5

73 Cavatorta Fosco ITA 1914 – 3.5

74 Squarci Franco ITA 1777 – 3.5

75 Giani Franco ITA 1960 – 3.5

76 Topaloglu Hayati TUR 1881 – 3.5

77 Smits Oswald GER 1870 – 3.5

78 Gonzalo Gonzalez Francisco ESP 1740 – 3.5

79 Deiana Giacomo ITA 1689 – 3.5

80 Weyand Fernand FRA 1845 – 3.5

81 Schiappacasse Marcello ITA 1896 – 3.5

82 De Polzer Manfredi ITA 1697 – 3.5

83 Castiglioni Nando ITA 1651 – 3.5

84 Breidenbach Heinz ITA 1548 – 3.5

85 Gulinelli Euro ITA 1658 – 3

86 Pintauro Tonino ITA 1616 – 3

87 Benito Alba Eladio ESP 1775 – 3

88 Bardin Christian FRA 1765 – 3

89 Hlinschi Mihai ROU 1702 – 3

90 Jeanrenaud Antonia ITA 0 – 3

91 Bonino Silvano ITA 1465 – 3

92 Schwertel Johann GER 2026 – 2.5

93 Centofante Maria Rosa ITA 1619 – 2.5

94 Maestri Roberto ITA 1766 – 2.5

95 Luebbers Doris Dr GER 1602 – 2.5

96 Ivanov Michail RUS 1935 – 2.5

97 Bogatto Mario ITA 1446 – 2.5

98 Cesati Cassin Giorgio ITA 1595 – 2.5

99 Lisandri Luigi ITA 1448 – 2

100 Brugnolo Paolo ITA 1498 – 2

101 Maspero Alfio ITA 1417 – 1

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