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European Youth Championship: the winners

9/26/2005 – This very popular tournament was organised by the Serbia & Montenegro Chess Federation and held in Herceg Novi, a small tourist town in Montenegro, very close to Croatian border. 643 players from 42 different countries took part, playing in ten groups, from Under 18 to Under 10, boys and girls. We bring you top results, games and pictures.
 

European Youth Chess Championships
Herceg Novi, Serbia and Montenegro
September 13-28th, 2005

"Chess makes kids smarter," says IM Jovan Petronic, a FIDE representative at the European Youth Chess Championships 2005. "The brightest chess minds of Europe gathered in Herceg Novi to challenge each others IQ’s, to challenge the preparations of many coaches and trainers. Serbia and Montenegro is one of the European countries with the highest level of chess culture. There, almost everyone knows, and more importantly, values highly our beloved game of chess! Trust me, I was born there."


The center of Herceg Novi has ancient fortresses like Kanli Kula, built in 1483


European under 18 champion Pawel Czarnota of Poland

The title of the Champion in boy’s category under 18 belongs to Pavel Czarnota from Poland, who beat Boban Bogosavljevic in the final round to catch up with Nikita Vitiugov of Russia and win on tie-break. There were 66 competitors in this category.


Nikita Vitiugov of Russia

WGM Salome Melia from Georgia is the European Champion in the group under 18. She finished half a point ahead of Maka Purtseladze, also of Georgia, Bronze went to the Elo favourite Baira Kovanova of Russia.


Salome Melia, GEO, winner of the U18 championship


Maka Purtseladze, GEO

Top results from all groups are given at the bottom of this page.


The girl's Under 18 section


Chess girls with local Montenegro kitten


Games under way, whith an interested audience


Markus Ragger, AUT


Boy's Under 16 champion Zaven Andriasian, ARM


Vesna Rozic, SLO


Iva Videnova, BUL


Illya Nyzhnyk, UKR, with 6.5/9 in the Boy's Under 10


Eva Baekelant, BEL, Under 10 group


The closing ceremony and prize giving

All photos provided by Josip Asik


Final results

Boys U18

 1-2  Czarnota, Pawel         POL   7  
      Vitiugov, Nikita        RUS   7  
 3-5  Laznicka, Viktor        CZE   6.5
      Tukhaev, Adam           UKR   6.5
      Ragger, Markus          AUT   6.5
6-10  Rodshtein, Maxim        ISR   6  
      Pashikian, Arman        ARM   6  
      Lanin, Alexsei          RUS   6  
      Erdos, Viktor           HUN   6  
      Pavlov, Sergey          UKR   6  
11-18 Nepomniachtchi, Ian     RUS   5.5
      Azaladze, Shota         GEO   5.5
      Lovkov, Roman           RUS   5.5
      Moranda, Wojciech       POL   5.5
      Nechepurenko, Roman V.  RUS   5.5
      Llaneza Vega, Marcos    ESP   5.5
      Vass, Frantisek         SVK   5.5
      Broekmeulen, Jasper     NED   5.5

Boys U16

 1-2  Andriasian, Zaven       ARM   7  
      Jojua, Davit            GEO   7  
 3-7  Trofimov, Sergey P.     RUS   6.5
      Rakhmanov, Aleksandr    RUS   6.5
      Monsieux, Cyril         FRA   6.5
      Warakomski, Tomasz      POL   6.5
      Spoelman, Wouter        NED   6.5
8-14  Nakhapetiane, Pogos     RUS   6  
      Potapov, Pavel          RUS   6  
      Edouard, Romain         FRA   6  
      Margvelashvili, Giorgi  GEO   6  
      Levin, Evgeny A.        RUS   6  
      Lintchevski, Daniil     RUS   6  
      Nestorovic, D. Nikola   SCG   6  

Boys U14

  1   Benidze, Davit          GEO   7.5
 2-3  Recuero Guerra, David   ESP   7  
      Kulakov, Viacheslav     RUS   7  
 4-7  Matlakov, Maxim         RUS   6.5
      Kharchenko, Boris       UKR   6.5
      Bregadze, Levan         GEO   6.5
      Narmontas, Matas        LTU   6.5
8-15  Pap, Gyula              HUN   6  
      Salgado Lopez, Ivan     ESP   6  
      Feller, Sebastien       FRA   6  
      Martinovic, Sasa        CRO   6  
      Golichenko, Ilija       UKR   6  
      Lilov, Valeri           BUL   6  
      Tokarski, Lukasz        POL   6  
      Ponizil, Cyril          CZE   6  

Boys U12

 1    Sjugirov, Sanan         RUS   8
 2    Bogdanovich, Stanislav  UKR   7.5
3-4   Tamazyan, Haik          ARM   7
      Lortkipanidze, Nodar    GEO   7  
5-7 Strzemiecki, Zbigniew POL 6.5
Graf, Felix GER 6.5
Ter Sahakyan, Samvel ARM 6.5
8-13 Popilski, Gil ISR 6
Smirnov, Artyom RUS 6
Galopoulos, Nikolaos GRE 6
Kanarek, Marcel POL 6
Rzayev, Bahruz AZE 6
Kovalev, Vladislav BLR 6

Boys U10

 1-3  Nikologorskiy, Konst.   RUS   7.5
      Bajarani, Ulvi          AZE   7.5
      Berbatov, Kiprian       BUL   7.5
  4   Gabrielyan, Rafael      ARM   7  
 5-6  Chernyavskiy, Alexander RUS   6.5
      Nyzhnyk, Illya          UKR   6.5
7-14  Tomsia, Kamil           POL   6  
      Yudin, Ivan             RUS   6  
      Medvedev, Oleg          BLR   6  
      Abasov, Nijat Azad      AZE   6  
      Kazakos, Emmanouil      GRE   6  
      Bukavshin, Ivan         RUS   6  
      Benidze, Gigla          GEO   6  
      Savitskiy, Sergey       RUS   6  

Girls U18

  1   Melia, Salome           GEO   7.5
  2   Purtseladze, Maka       GEO   7  
 3-5  Kovanova, Baira         RUS   6.5
      Rozic, Vesna            SLO   6.5
      Dolzhikova, Kateryna    UKR   6.5
 6-8  Lupik, Marina           RUS   6  
      Guichard, Pauline       FRA   6  
      Raeva, Elitsa           BUL   6  
9-14  Rogule, Laura           LAT   5.5
      Vasiliev, Olga          ISR   5.5
      Burtasova, Anna         RUS   5.5
      Czarnota, Dorota        POL   5.5
      Batsiashvili, Nino      GEO   5.5
      Lomako, Anna            RUS   5.5

Girls U16

 1-2  Ivakhinova, Inna        RUS   7  
      Benmesbah, Natacha      FRA   7  
 3-7  Daulyte, Deimante       LTU   6.5
      Severiukhina, Zoja      RUS   6.5
      Kublashvili, Etery      RUS   6.5
      Rakic, Marija           SCG   6.5
      Leks, Hanna             POL   6.5
8-11  Paulet, Iosefina        ROM   6  
      Ignacz, Maria           HUN   6  
      Foisor, Sabina          ROM   6  
      Congiu, Mathilde        FRA   6  

Girls U14

  1   Repina, Varvara         RUS   7.5
 2-3  Tairova, Elena          RUS   7  
      Uta, Adeline-Ramona     ROM   7  
  4   Erdos, Boglarka         HUN   6.5
 5-9  Girya, Olga             RUS   6  
      Kulon, Klaudia          POL   6  
      Khazhomia, Salome       GEO   6  
      Savina, Anastasia       RUS   6  
      Kiss, Kinga             HUN   6  
10-15 Guadamuro Torrente, Ana ESP   5.5
      Ni, Viktorija           LAT   5.5
      Vojinovic, Jovana       SCG   5.5
      Bryla, Lidia            POL   5.5
      Braggaar, Leonore       NED   5.5
      Vince, Viola            HUN   5.5

Girls U12

  1   Paikidze, Nazi          GEO   7.5
 2-4  Arabidze, Meri          GEO   7  
      Anakidze, Nino          GEO   7  
      Efremova, Daria         RUS   7  
  5   Kashlinskaya, Alina     RUS   6.5
6-10  Bulmaga, Irina          MDA   6  
      Butuc, Maria            MDA   6  
      Purgar, Ivona           CRO   6  
      Adamowicz, Katarzyna    POL   6  
      Sokolova, Vera          RUS   6  
11-15 Pavlidou, Ekaterini     GRE   5.5
      Lysenko, Maria          RUS   5.5
      Vince, Andrea           SCG   5.5
      Jalabadze, Natia        GEO   5.5
      Olsarova, Karolina      CZE   5.5

Girls U10

  1   Mestnikova, Varvara     RUS   8  
  2   Ibrahimova, Sabina      AZE   7.5
  3   Lach, Aleksandra        POL   7  
 4-6  Galunova, Tsveta        BUL   6.5
      Ziazulkina, Nastassia   BLR   6.5
      Severina, Maria         RUS   6.5
7-10  Kusenkova, Natallia     BLR   6  
      Baekelant, Eva          BEL   6  
      Baraeva, Marina         RUS   6  
      Gaboyan, Susanna        ARM   6  
11-15 Efroimski, Marsel       ISR   5.5
      Iwanow, Anna            POL   5.5
      Aflalo, Sophie          FRA   5.5
      Osmanodja, Filiz        GER   5.5
      Ivekovic, Tihana        CRO   5.5

Links

  • Previous ChessBase report by Ali Nihat Yazici

  • Main tournament site, with regulations, results, games and standings. There are also games and results from the European Rapid Team Championship, the Rapid European Youth Chess Championship, and the 4th European Junior Chess Solving Championship. The site has a large number of captioned pictures. There are round-by-round reports in PDF, results, games and standings., as well as a complete games download file (zipped PGN) at the bottom of the page, which is not in the greatest condition.

  • The games have been collected and carefully edited by Reinhold Goldau, who works for the youth department in ChessBase. Reinhold has provided the games in CBV format, which can be opened by Fritz, ChessBase or any compatible program.

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