21 November 2015

Galina Strutinskaya Wins World Seniors Championship

The last round of the World Seniors Championship was played on November 21 in Italy.

Famous grandmaster Predrag Nikolic (Bosnia) won the men's 50+ group with 9.5 points in 11 games. Eduardas Rozentalis (Lithuania) finished second with 9 points, Georg Mor (Slovenia) was third with 8.5 points. Russian representative Evgeny Kalegin collected 7.5 points, which was good for the 8th place. 

In the women's 50+ group Galina Strutinskaya (Russia) won the gold with 6 points, surpassing three players due to a better tie-break. 

In the men's 65+ event Vladimir Okhotnik (France) won the gold with 9.5/11. Anatoly Vaisser (France) got the silver, Victor Kupreichik (Belarus) won the bronze.

The legendary Nona Gaprindashvili (Georgia) won the women's 65+ championship with 7 points in 9 games. Tamara Khmiadashvili (Georgia) was second with 6.5 points, Ludmila Tsifanskaya (Israel) finished third with 6 points.