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Igor Kovalenko wins Baltic Zonal – Tallinn Stage

Estonia flagThe Baltic Zonal -Tallinn Stage was a 9-round Swiss tournament which took place from 14-20 May 2018 in Tallinn, Estonia. This is the first of three Baltic Zonal tournaments and the overall winner qualifies for the 2019 Chess World Cup.
In a total of three stages, each participant will have 24 competitors (8 from each of the Baltic States), and the winner of the overall calculation will have access to the 2019 World Cup.

The winner is GM Igor Kovalenko with 7 points out of 9. Second is IM Tomas Laurusas with 6 points and third is GM Arturs Neiksans with 5,5 points and best tie-break.

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Final standings

1 Kovalenko Igor 7
2 Laurusas Tomas 6
3 Neiksans Arturs 5,5
4 Starostits Ilmars 5,5
5 Sulskis Sarunas 5,5
6 Miezis Normunds 5,5
7 Kanep Meelis 5,5
8 Meshkovs Nikita 5
9 Rozentalis Eduardas 5
10 Kantans Toms 5
11 Kulaots Kaido 5
12 Sarakauskas Gediminas 5
13 Seeman Tarvo 5
14 Narva Mai 4,5
15 Ladva Ottomar 4
16 Stremavicius Titas 4
17 Beinoras Mindaugas 4
18 Vorobjov Pavel 4
19 Chukavin Kirill 3,5
20 Tokranovs Dmitrijs 3
21 Haavamae Henrik 3
22 Berzina Ilze 3
23 Vicas Marijus 2,5
24 Kalvaitis Sigitas 2

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