Saric Ivan won the European Individual Championship 2018.
The Croatian grand-master Ivan Šarić won the European Chess Championships in Batumi, Georgia on March 28, 2018. Congratulations!
(Photo: Croatian Chess Federation)
The European Individual Chess Championships was held between 16-29 March in 11 rounds according to the Swiss system, following the European Chess Union and World Chess Federation Tournament Rules. The time control was 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move. The competition featured 302 competitors from 34 countries.
This years edition of the prestigious race offered a lot of interesting battles. 2 rounds before the end of the European Individual Chess Championship 2018 there were four leading players - Wojtaszek Radoslav (POL), Jones Gawain CB (ENG), Korobov Anton (UKR) and Matlakov Maxim (RUS) each with 7 points. 15 other players with 6.5 points stood tight behind the leaders.
In the last round the 27-year-old Šarić defeated David Navara of the Czech Republic and took the title with 8.5 points from 11 games at the championship. With the golden title Ivan Šaric took 20,000 euros prize and was qualified for the upcoming chess World Cup. Wojtaszek Radoslaw (POL) took the second place and Sjugirov Sanan (RUS) is third.
The best women player of the European Individual Championship 2018 is Antoaneta Stefanova, who took 6.5 points. The second women player is Goryachkina Aleksandra (RUS) with 6 points. Congratulations!
Watch back at the the games of the European Individual Championship 2018 with computer analysis on ChessBomb