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Ziska crowned European Small Nations Champion 2018

Faroese chess grandmaster Helgi Dam Ziska has been crowned as ”European Small Nations Individual Chess Champion 2018”, reports Faroese news website VP.fo.

27-year-old Ziska won – and thus, retained – the championship convincingly with 8.5 points out of 9 points, 1.5 points ahead of grandmaster Igor Efimov from Monaco, whom he drew with on Sunday.

This year´s edition of the European Small Nations Individual Chess Championship – the 3rd Individual tournament arranged by ESNA – was held in Klaksvík, Faroe Islands.

Ziska was a big favorite to win the competition and did not fail to deliver.

Small nations 2018, Final table:
1 GM Helgi Dam Ziska 2549 (Faroe Islands) 8.5
2 GM Igor Efimov 2407 (Monaco) 7
3 IM Fred Berend 2357 (Luxembourg) 6.5
4 IM Aloma Vidal 2440 (Andorra) 6
5 Paris Kleridis 2183 (Cyprus) 4.5
6 Olaf Berg 2235 (Faroe Islands) 4
7 Krysztof Belzo 2103 (Jersey) 2.5
8 Peter Kirby 1985 (Guernsey) 2
9 Stelios Theocharous 2099 (Cyprus) 2
10 Renato Frick 2062 (Liechteinstein) 2

Image credits: VP.fo