This event begins today. There are 2 players above 2700 and 64 above 2600. Here is the top-20 from the starting list. The defending champion is Sergey Tiviakov (NED).

European Championship
Budva, Montenegro

1.Francisco Vallejo Pons ESP 2702
2.Vladimir Akopian ARM 2700
3.Arkadij Naiditsch GER 2693
4.Vladimir Malakhov RUS 2692
5.Alexey Dreev RUS 2688
6.Viktor Bologan MDA 2687
7.Nikita Vitiugov RUS 2687
8.Sergei Tiviakov NED 2685
9.Ivan Cheparinov BUL 2679
10. Alexander Motylev RUS 2676
11. Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu ROU 2675
12. Alexander Areshchenko UKR 2673
13. Artyom Timofeev RUS 2671
14. Andrei Volokitin UKR 2671
15. Baadur Jobava GEO 2669
16. Laurent Fressinet FRA 2666
17. Evgeny Tomashevsky RUS 2664
18. Gadir Guseinov AZE 2661
19. Ivan Sokolov NED 2657
20. Ernesto Inarkiev RUS 2656

Source: ChessToday.net

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