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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.   Name FED Rtg Pts. 
1 GM Artemiev Vladislav  RUS 2709 6.5
2 GM Indjic Aleksandar  SRB 2607 6.5
3 GM Ponkratov Pavel  RUS 2624 6
4 GM Martirosyan Haik M.  ARM 2637 6
5 GM Esipenko Andrey  RUS 2701 5.5
6 GM Matlakov Maxim  RUS 2688 5.5
7 GM Fedoseev Vladimir  RUS 2687 5.5
8 GM Tomashevsky Evgeny  RUS 2706 5.5
9 GM Kozak Adam  HUN 2518 5.5
10 GM Jobava Baadur  GEO 2603 5
11 GM Alekseev Evgeny  RUS 2617 5
12 GM Deac Bogdan-Daniel  ROU 2627 5
13 GM Nguyen Thai Dai Van  CZE 2577 5
14 GM Sargsyan Shant  ARM 2618 5
15 GM Oparin Grigoriy  RUS 2652 5
16 GM Predke Alexandr  RUS 2690 5
17 GM Motylev Alexander  RUS 2641 5
18 GM Brkic Ante  CRO 2592 5
19 GM Sjugirov Sanan  RUS 2663 4.5
20 GM Ivanisevic Ivan  SRB 2606 4.5
21 GM Svane Rasmus  GER 2615 4.5
22 GM Zvjaginsev Vadim  RUS 2614 4.5
  GM Savchenko Boris  RUS 2538 4.5
24 GM Gabuzyan Hovhannes  ARM 2590 4
25 GM Yilmaz Mustafa  TUR 2630 3.5
26 GM Lupulescu Constantin  ROU 2656 3.5
27 IM Teclaf Pawel  POL 2502 3.5
28 GM Cheparinov Ivan  BUL 2667 3.5
29 GM Krasenkow Michal  POL 2597 3.5
30 GM Can Emre  TUR 2569 3.5
31 GM Anton Guijarro David  ESP 2673 3.5
32 GM Martinovic Sasa  CRO 2548 3.5
33 GM Laznicka Viktor  CZE 2647 2.5
34 GM Afanasiev Nikita  RUS 2522 2.5
35 GM Braun Arik  GER 2609 2.5
36 GM Paichadze Luka  GEO 2565 2.5

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:

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