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29 July 2019, 12:38

Ufa native Alexander Georgiev won World Cup in International Draughts

UFA, 29 July 2019. /Bashinform News Agency/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.
The 9-time world champion, player of the Central Draughts Club “Bashkortostan”, Alexander Georgiev won the International Draughts World Cup Riga Open 2019. This was announced by the press secretary of the club Rustam Shayakhmetov.
Due to the victory in Latvia, Alexander Georgiev took the lead in the overall World Cup standings: he had 525 points, the former number one Jan Grundandek (Netherlands) - 508, and Guntis Valneris (Latvia) - 490.
The second place in the Riga stage went to Alexander Schwartzman from the Moscow region, the third to Vadim Virny (Germany). The highly experienced Anatoly Tatarenko (Ishimbay), who took 12th place ahead of 12 international grandmasters, and 15-year-old high school student Tamerlan Akhmerov (Ufa), 27th, competed brilliantly. Ainur Shaibakov was 24th.
In the women's standings, the top three leaders of the World Cup did not change: the world vice-champion Aigul Idrisova (13th place at the stage) with 457 points was first, 6-time world champion Tamara Tansykkuzhina (skipped stage) – with 447 points was second, Natalia Sadowski (Poland) was third with 443 points. Her compatriot Arleta Flisikowska sensationally and deservedly won the Riga stage and finished in 10th place in the overall World Cup (+165 points). Aliya Aminova reached the 19th place in the overall standings with 172 points (16th place in the stage). The tournament was held at the highest level and had five stars marking for a good reason.
24 grandmasters out of 81 players took part in the men's tournament, 9 grandmasters out of 41 participants in the women's tournament.
A junior tournament was held in parallel to the World Cup stage, where Ufa master Daniil Ilyin took the lead.
On July 29, the individual and team events in a blitz program will start in Riga.
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