Final report for the 23rd World Senior Chess Championship for men and women

Chess club Rijeka has, under the sponsorship of the City of Opatija, City of Rijeka, Mountain litoral county, and tourist boards of Opatija and Kvarner, finished organizing the 23rd World Senior Chess Championship for men and women in Opatija.

In the senior's competition there were 201 participants from 40 countries out of which 10 grandmasters 25 international master and 33 Fide masters.

After 11 played rounds, the first place was taken by Anatoly Vaisser with 8.5 points(without a loss) which landed him the title for the second time after 2010.

The second place was taken by the last year's winner Jens Kristiansen with the same amount of points but due to the weaker additional criteria he was not the winner.

Croatian grandmaster Krunoslav Hulak ended on third place with 8 points.

There were 11 croatian participants and among the prize winners were the following: Branko Rogulj on 6th and Josip Rukavina on 12th place both with 7.5 points.

In the women's tournament there were 25 players from 9 countries and the first name of the tournament was the former world champion and male grandmaster Nona Gaprindashvili(Georgia).

Surprisingly the title was won by the women's Fide master Yelena Ankudinova/(Kazakhstan) with 7.5 points who, by winning this title, became a women's grandmaster.

Second place was taken by Nona Gaprindashvili (Georgia) with 6.5 points and third by Tamar Khmidashvili(Georgia) with 6 points.

Last year's winner Galina Strutinskaya ended the tournament on 6th place with 6 points.

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Last Updated on Thursday, 28 November 2013 14:46

Anatoly Vaisser - Senior World Chess Champion 2013

Read more...The senior world chess champion for 2013 is Anatoly Vaisser! Last year's winner Jens Kristiansen took second place while our local player Krunoslav Hulak took third! Congratulations to the winners and we hope to see you in Opatija in the future!

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Round 11 results & PGN files

Round 11 of the 23. World Senior Chess Championship has finished and the results have been published!

 

Round 11 Full Games PGN file and live viewer:

 

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Round 11 Results

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Final Standings

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Last Updated on Sunday, 24 November 2013 20:41

Round 10 results & PGN files

Round 10 for seniors has been completed and the results are available!

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Last Updated on Sunday, 24 November 2013 14:44
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