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Serbia wins gold at 15th European Chess Solving Championship 2022

The 15th European Chess Solving Championship 2022 took place on 14-15 May in Riga, Latvia. The event included five categories: Team, Individual, Juniors, Seniors and Women.

Serbian team became the European Team Solving Champion with a total of 205.25 points which were collected by four team members: Ilija Serafimovic, Bojan Vuckovic, Marjan Kovacevic and Srecko Radovic. Serbia clinched the title of European Team Solving Champion for the sixth time, thus becoming the country with the greatest number of gold medals from the European Team Solving Championships. Lithuania scored 203 points to claim silver and Slovakia won bronze with 201 points.

20-year-old Danila Pavlov from Russia became the best individual European Solver, hence getting gold also in the Junior category. Piotr Murdzia who represented Poland won the individual silver and Tomas Peitl from Slovakia came third.

As Danila Pavlov won both Individual and Junior events, the silver medal in the Junior category went to 17-year-old Ilija Serafimovic, a member of the winning Serbian team, while Emils Tabors (Latvia) claimed bronze.

Marek Kolčák (Slovakia) triumphed in the Seniors category, Mark Erenburg (Israel) claimed silver and Michel Caillaud (France) was third.

Marina Putintseva from Russia triumphed in the Women’s category, Laura Rogule (Latvia) won silver medal and Denisa Bucur (Romania) clinched bronze. Read more: Laura Rogule is Latvian Chess Champion 2022

The participants were solving 18 problems through 6 rounds, with three problems per round. Each round had a different type of problems: R1 – twomovers (mate in two), R2 – threemovers (mate in three), R3 – Endgames +/=, R4 – selfmates (s#), R5 – moremovers, R6 – helpmates. See the problems here

Final results can be found on the Official website of the event