Legendary Georgian chess players win World Senior Chess Championship 2016
01 December, 2016
 Legendary Georgian chess players win World Senior Chess Championship 2016
The 26-th World Senior Chess Championship among veterans ended in Czech Republic where six representatives of Georgia took part. Four of them have earned medals.

The 5-time world champion Nona Gaprindashvili participated in the tournament among the players above 65 years of age. She defeated the Romanian Dorina Florea in the 9th round and became the winner with 8 points. The representative of Russia, Elena Fatalibekova accumulated 7.5 points and took the second place and the bronze went to another
Georgian, Tamar Khmiadashvili, who earned 6.5 points.

Among the players above 50 years of age, Giorgi Bagaturov defeated Alexander Reprincev from Ukraine and won the tournament with 9.5 points. The second and third places went to Reprincev and Zurab Sturua. Another Georgian Varlam Vepkhishvili took 48th place with 6.5 points.

One more Georgian sportsman Tsiala Kasoshvili took part in the same age category and took the third place together with 5 other players.

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