World Seniors: Germany and Russia win

by André Schulz
7/5/2016 – After eight of nine rounds Armenia led the World Team Championship 50+ in Radebeul, Dresden, by half-a-point. But this was too narrow a margin because in the last round Armenia won only 2.5-1.5 while Germany 1 won 3.5-0.5. This allowed Germany to catch up with Armenia to become new World Senior Team Champion. In the 65+ event the Russians dominated from beginning to end and convincingly won the title.

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The last round saw an exciting duel of the leading teams. Armenia won 2.5-1.5 against the Emanuel Lasker Gesellschaft while Germany 1 beat Team Thüringen 3.5-0.5. As both teams finished with 16 team points board points had to decide. Here Germany had half-a-point more and thus won gold while Armenia won silver. England 1 finished third.

In the 65+ event Russia had secured the title with one round to go. In the last round they won 3-1 against Moldova to finish the tournament with nine wins in nine matches. Silver went to the team of St. Petersburg which defeated Norway 3-1. Belgium became third after beating Germany 3-1 in the final round.

Russia also won the women's event by a 2-2 draw against Austria in the final round. Second place went to Germany 2.

(Press release, Translation: J. Fischer)


In round 7 Uwe Bönsch, who played on board one for Germany, won a nice game against former top-level player Rafael Vaganjan.

 

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Uwe Bönsch and Arthur Jussupow have a friendly chat before their game.

Alexander Graf who played for the Emanuel Lasker Gesellschaft

Jonathan Speelman

Chess legend Fridrik Olafsson (left) with chief arbiter Gerhard Bertagnolli

Rafael Vaganjan follows the game of Ingrid Lauterbach

Impressions from the winner's ceremony

 

 

Winfried Lehmann, second mayor of Radebeul
 

World Champion 50+: Germany 1

World Team Champion 65+: Russia

The top three teams

Russia also won the women's event

Final standings 50+

Pl. Team ELO Team Pts Board Pts SoBerg
1.   Germany 1   16:2 26.5 260.5
1.   Uwe Bönsch 2545 7.5:1.5 44 35.5
2.   Klaus Bischoff 2500 6.5:2.5 43.5 31.5
3.   Karsten Volke 2478 5:4 46 25
4.   Raj Tischbierek 2439 7:1 43 33
5.   Gernot Gauglitz 2396 0.5:0.5 30.5 3
2.   Armenia   16:2 26 270
1.   Rafael A Vaganian 2577 5.5:3.5 47 25.5
2.   Ashot Anastasian 2532 6.5:2.5 46.5 32.5
3.   Karen Movsziszian 2488 6:3 44.5 29.75
4.   Norayr Kalantaryan 2378 3:0 41 13.5
5.   Sergey Galdunts 2415 5:1 45.5 29.5
3.   England 1   15:3 27.5 274.5
1.   John D M Nunn 2597 6.5:1.5 45 32.25
2.   Jon S Speelman 2523 6:2 42.5 28.5
3.   Mark L Hebden 2510 6.5:1.5 43.5 32
4.   Keith C Arkell 2453 6:1 44 29.5
5.   Glenn C Flear 2450 2.5:2.5 41.5 10.25
4.   Emanuel-Lasker-Gesellschaft   13:5 24 241
1.   Artur Jussupow 2596 4.5:2.5 44.5 22.5
2.   Alexander Graf 2561 6.5:1.5 44.5 32.75
3.   Jakob Meister 2456 5.5:2.5 40.5 24.5
4.   Dr. Gerhard Köhler 2201 4:3 42.5 18.5
5.   Thomas Pähtz 2361 3.5:2.5 45 14.75
5.   Hessische Seniorenmannschaft   13:5 20.5 193.5
1.   Hans-Joachim Clara 2320 5:4 43 23.5
2.   Ulrich Nehmert 2324 3:6 39 11.25
3.   Gerhard Bosbach 2217 5:4 43 23.75
4.   Herbert Kargoll 2185 7.5:1.5 37.5 30
6.   SC Forchheim e.V.   12:6 23.5 196
1.   Manfred Heidrich 2339 7.5:1.5 40.5 33.5
2.   Berthold Bartsch 2270 5:4 40.5 20.5
3.   Dieter Seyb 2265 6:3 35 21.75
4.   Karl-Heinz Kannenberg 2236 5:4 41 21
7.   Iceland   12:6 23 229
1.   Johann Hjartarson 2547 4:4 45 17.5
2.   Helgi Olafsson 2543 5:3 47.5 27
3.   Margeir Petursson 2509 6:2 46.5 33
4.   Jon L Arnason 2490 5:3 43.5 22.25
5.   Fridrik Olafsson 2377 3:1 36.5 11
8.   Thüringen   12:6 22.5 207
1.   Peter Enders 2448 5.5:3.5 43.5 25.5
2.   Thomas Casper 2377 6:3 43 26.5
3.   Joachim Brüggemann 2304 5:4 41 23.5
4.   Gunter Sandner 2267 3:1 36.5 11.5
5.   Lutz Espig 2263 3:2 43.5 14.75
9.   Obuchiw   12:6 19.5 156.5
1.   Vladimir Revuckij 2401 3.5:5.5 36.5 14.25
2.   Viktor Ianov 2324 4.5:4.5 37.5 16
3.   Leonid Kernazhitsky 2285 6.5:2.5 41 28.5
4.   Valeri Semenov 2279 5:4 37 21.25

Results - Round 9

Nr.     ELO       ELO Result
1.   Emanuel-Lasker-Gesellschaft 2494 -   Armenia 2503 1½ : 2½
1.   Artur Jussupow 2596 -   Rafael A Vaganian 2577 ½ : ½
2.   Alexander Graf 2561 -   Ashot Anastasian 2532 0 : 1
3.   Jakob Meister 2456 -   Karen Movsziszian 2488 1 : 0
4.   Thomas Pähtz 2361 -   Sergey Galdunts 2415 0 : 1
2.   Germany 1 2491 -   Thüringen 2348 3½ : ½
1.   Uwe Bönsch 2545 -   Peter Enders 2448 1 : 0
2.   Klaus Bischoff 2500 -   Thomas Casper 2377 ½ : ½
3.   Karsten Volke 2478 -   Joachim Brüggemann 2304 1 : 0
4.   Raj Tischbierek 2439 -   Lutz Espig 2263 1 : 0
3.   Austria 2169 -   Russia Women 2216 2 : 2
1.   Adolf Denk 2256 -   Galina Strutinskaia 2237 1 : 0
2.   Andreas Druckenthaner 2281 -   Svetlana Mednikova 2180 1 : 0
3.   Michael Ernst 2134 -   Valentina Kozlovskaya 2218 0 : 1
4.   Robert Gattermayer 2003 -   Elena Fatalibekova 2227 0 : 1
4.   Post-SV Ulm 2209 -   England 1 2521 0 : 4
1.   Roland Fritz 2324 -   John D M Nunn 2597 0 : 1
2.   Heiko Preuß 2245 -   Jon S Speelman 2523 0 : 1
3.   Dr. Thomas Pieper 2226 -   Mark L Hebden 2510 0 : 1
4.   Christof Habel 2042 -   Keith C Arkell 2453 0 : 1
5.   Hessische Seniorenmannschaft 2262 -   England 2 2223 2½ : 1½
1.   Hans-Joachim Clara 2320 -   H James Plaskett 2445 ½ : ½
2.   Ulrich Nehmert 2324 -   Andrew P Lewis 2269 0 : 1
3.   Gerhard Bosbach 2217 -   Ingrid Lauterbach 2107 1 : 0
4.   Herbert Kargoll 2185 -   Kevin Bowmer 2071 1 : 0
6.   Obuchiw 2322 -   Canada 2351 2½ : 1½
1.   Vladimir Revuckij 2401 -   Jean Hebert 2370 ½ : ½
2.   Viktor Ianov 2324 -   Deen Hergott 2385 ½ : ½
3.   Leonid Kernazhitsky 2285 -   Tom O'Donnell 2354 1 : 0
4.   Valeri Semenov 2279 -   David Ross 2296 ½ : ½
7.   Iceland 2481 -   Scotland 1995 3½ : ½
1.   Johann Hjartarson 2547 -   Philip M Giulian 2127 1 : 0
2.   Margeir Petursson 2509 -   Findlay David John 2132 ½ : ½
3.   Jon L Arnason 2490 -   Rosemary A Giulian 1864 1 : 0
4.   Fridrik Olafsson 2377 -   Richard Jennings 1855 1 : 0

Final standings 65+

Pl. Team ELO Team Pts Board Pts SoBerg
1.   Russia 65+   18:0 27.5 278.5
1.   Evgeny Sveshnikov 2509 6:2 43 28.5
2.   Evgeni Vasiukov 2403 3.5:0.5 43 18.75
3.   Yuri S Balashov 2408 6.5:1.5 43.5 33.75
4.   Vladimir V Zhelnin 2455 6:2 41 26.25
5.   Nikolai Pushkov 2315 5.5:2.5 44 27.25
2.   Sankt-Petersburg   15:3 26 260
1.   Vadim Z Faibisovich 2348 5.5:3.5 45.5 27.25
2.   Nikolai M Mishuchkov 2306 6:3 40 25.5
3.   Vladimir I Karasev 2347 8.5:0.5 39 36
4.   Igor Blechzin 2349 6:3 39.5 28.25
3.   Belgium 1   13:5 22 201
1.   Jan Rooze 2322 8:1 37.5 33.25
2.   Marcel Van Herck 2155 5:4 42.5 23.5
3.   Robert Schuermans 2128 4.5:4.5 46 19.25
4.   Valeer Maes 2084 4.5:4.5 45.5 24.25
4.   England 1   13:5 21 200
1.   Anthony J Stebbings 2292 4:3 41 17.75
2.   Geoffrey H James 2203 3:4 35.5 11.5
3.   Michael Stokes 2187 5:3 45.5 23
4.   John M Quinn 2152 4.5:2.5 45 20.75
5.   Julian T Farrand 2048 4.5:2.5 44.5 25
5.   Germany 2   12:6 20.5 193.5
1.   Jefim Rotstein 2332 3.5:5.5 44 16.75
2.   Boris Khanukov 2323 5:4 46 26.5
3.   Sergej Salov 2198 6:3 42.5 28
4.   Boris Gruzmann 2202 6:3 37.5 24.5

Results - Round 9

Nr.     ELO       ELO Result
1.   Russia 65+ 2444 -   Moldova 2209 3 : 1
1.   Evgeny Sveshnikov 2509 -   Victor Romcovici 2122 ½ : ½
2.   Evgeni Vasiukov 2403 -   Boris M Nevednichy 2122 ½ : ½
3.   Yuri S Balashov 2408 -   Albert Scovitin 2209 1 : 0
4.   Vladimir V Zhelnin 2455 -   Viktor Gyrlea 2384 1 : 0
2.   Sankt-Petersburg 2338 -   Norway 1 2134 3 : 1
1.   Vadim Z Faibisovich 2348 -   Thor Geir Harestad 2192 ½ : ½
2.   Nikolai M Mishuchkov 2306 -   Jarl H Ulrichsen 2187 ½ : ½
3.   Vladimir I Karasev 2347 -   Helge Gundersen 2144 1 : 0
4.   Igor Blechzin 2349 -   Stein Sollid 2014 1 : 0
3.   Germany 1 2286 -   Belgium 1 2172 1 : 3
1.   Clemens Werner 2334 -   Jan Rooze 2322 0 : 1
2.   Dr. Bernd Baum 2237 -   Marcel Van Herck 2155 ½ : ½
3.   Jürgen Haakert 2341 -   Robert Schuermans 2128 ½ : ½
4.   Dr. Matthias Kierzek 2230 -   Valeer Maes 2084 0 : 1
4.   England 1 2170 -   Sweden 1 2193 2½ : 1½
1.   Anthony J Stebbings 2292 -   Nils-Gustaf Renman 2352 ½ : ½
2.   Michael Stokes 2187 -   Bengt Hammar 2164 0 : 1
3.   John M Quinn 2152 -   Ulf Nyberg 2161 1 : 0
4.   Julian T Farrand 2048 -   Felix Nordstrom 2093 1 : 0
5.   Oranje 1 2135 -   Schachfreunde Leipzig 2287 2 : 2
1.   Jaap Vogel 2126 -   Manfred Böhnisch 2302 ½ : ½
2.   Pim Ghijsen 2174 -   Thomas Schubert 2362 ½ : ½
3.   Wim Westerveld 2157 -   Manfred Schöneberg 2245 1 : 0
4.   Arend Van Oosten 2082 -   Dr. Gottfried Braun 2240 0 : 1

 

Games of rounds 1 to 7

 

 

Photos: Organiser (Karsten Wieland)

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scoobeedo scoobeedo 7/5/2016 11:23
To the German team congratulations!

This title was deserved!
scoobeedo scoobeedo 7/5/2016 11:19
It is very nice that we can replay direct here the games.

But I miss something which I think it is very important:

A button to turn the board and see it from blacks side.

I think it is only from the sports point of view fair to have this button ... equal chances for both sides.

If I want to see how winning side of black came to his victory, it would be very helpful to see the board as he saw it.

So, now it is some work for you today, hehe
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