European Championship: Strong juniors | ChessBase

The second round of the Individual European Championship at Terme Catez has been played. Nearly 320 players participate. The Ukrainian authorities have not only allowed their players to leave the country, they may even have an interest in displaying the colors of their country here. In general, men between the ages of 18 and 60 are not allowed to leave Ukraine due to general mobilization after the Russian invasion, but 35 Ukrainians participate in the European Championships and Anton Korobov is the number seed two behind David Navara. Players from Russia or Belarus do not participate in the European Championships.

The place of play

Among Ukrainian chess players is former world-class player and world championship contender Alexander Beliavsky, who, however, has been playing under the Slovenian flag since the mid-1990s. The 68-year-old was born in Lviv.

Alexander Beliavsky

With few exceptions, the top players had started the tournament with first-round wins, including David Navara, Anton Korobov, Croatian Ivan Saric and Andrei Volokitin as the second-best Ukrainian grandmaster on the court and fifth in headers. series.

It was 15-year-old Aydin Suleymanli who caused the biggest upset in the second round by beating co-favorite Anton Korobov. In February 2020, Suleymanli had already attracted attention by winning the Aeroflot Open and he will probably play a role at this European Championship.

Two other young players who belong to the big group of players with 2.0/2 are Luka Budisavlevic from Serbia, who won against Bogdan-Daniel Deac in the second round, and Olexiy Bilych from Ukraine, who beat Szymon Gumularz.

For late-game friends, Karsten Müller picked out some tricky endgames from the first two rounds.

Ranking after two rounds


1 Suleymanli Aydin 2.0 2695
2 Budisavljevic Luka 2.0 2679
3 Bilych Olexy 2.0 2626
4 Gadimbayli Abdulla 2.0 2597
5 Kjartansson Gudmundur 2.0 2590
6 Petenyi Tamas 2.0 2587
7 Navarre David 2.0 2524
8 Volokitin Andrei 2.0 2520
9 Alexander Areshchenko 2.0 2518
ten Sargsyan Gabriel 2.0 2518
11 Sarkissian’s Shant 2.0 2507
12 Svan Rasmus 2.0 2504
13 Kollars Dmitrij 2.0 2487
14 Ter-Sahakyan Samvel 2.0 2480
15 Jules Moussard 2.0 2477
16 Kozul Zdenko 2.0 2474
17 Bartel Mateusz 2.0 2461
18 Ivic Velimir 2.0 2460
19 Ivanisevic Ivan 2.0 2458
20 Indjic Aleksandar 2.0 2455
Iturrizaga Bonelli Eduardo 2.0 2455
22 Bjerre Jonas Buhl 2.0 2453
23 Safarli Eltaj 2.0 2452
24 Kantor Gergely 2.0 2445
Mchedlishvili Mikheil 2.0 2445
26 Michael Peter 2.0 2442
27 Iskandarov Misratdin 2.0 2439
28 Wagner Denis 2.0 2432
Gagunashvili Merab 2.0 2432
30 Can Emre 2.0 2429

…320 players

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