Maxim Matlakov was the champion of Europe on chess

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Mackinderite in photobackpack Matlakov in a chess tournament. Archival photoMaxim Matlakov was the champion of Europe on chess© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Mackinderite the image Bank

Russian Maxim Matlakov won the European championship on chess which passed in Minsk.

Matlakov on Saturday in the final 11th round black played a draw with Georgian Baadur Jobava. Rivals, together in the lead after the 10th round, scored 8.5 points, but at the expense of additional indicators the winner of the tournament was Matlakov. Third place went to another representative of Russia Vladimir Fedoseyev, whose assets also has 8.5 points. In his match of the 11th round Fedoseev white beat compatriot Dmitry Jakovenko.

Participation in the tournament was attended by about 400 participants from 38 countries, including 104 of the Russians. The participants spent 11 rounds Swiss system.

The first 22 players will automatically qualify for the next world Cup. After Fedoseyev located Daniel Fridman (Germany, 4th place), Ivan Cheparinov (performed under the flag of the European chess Union, 5), Alexander Motylev (Russia, 6), David Navara (Czechia, 7), Jan-Krzysztof Duda (Poland, 8), David Howell (England, 9), Martyn Kravtsiv (Ukraine, 10), Alexander Areshchenko (Ukraine, 11), Matthias Blobaum (Germany, 12), Boris Grachev (Russia, 13), Vitaly Kunin (Germany, 14), Etienne Bacrot (France, 15), Hrant Melkumyan (Armenia, 16), Gawain Jones (England, 17), Vladislav Artemiev (Russia, 18), Daniil Dubov (Russia, 19), Max Rothstein (Israel, 20th), Sergey Zhigalko (Belarus, 21), Evgeny Tomashevsky (Russia, 22).