The FIDE World Senior Team Chess Championship 2014took place on 13-21st July at the Vilnius Town Hall, Didžioji g. 31, LT-01128 Vilnius, Lithuania.

The Championship consisted of two sections:
– Section 1 with 18 teams: Open tournament for teams with players 50+, including women’s teams with players 50+ which have separate ranking and prizes
– Section 2 with 10 teams: Open tournament for teams with players 65+

The tournament format was 9-round Swiss system and each team consisted of 5 players (4 boards + 1 optional reserve).

In the Section 1 (50+) Lithuania took the gold medal in convincing fashion by winning eight matches and allowing only one tie. England is silver with 15 points, while Rositsan ir Maccabi Lithuania won the bronze.

Russia Women finished third in overall standings, on tie-break ahead of Rositsan ir Maccabi Lithuania, to win the gold medal among women’s teams. Georgia Women are silver, while Latvia Women took the bronze.

In the Section 2 (65+) Saint Petersburg-Russia are the champions with 17 points, after leaving the main Russia team one point behind. Latvia took the bronze with 12 match points.

All teams were listed here / Replay games with analysis / Official website

World Senior Team Chess Championship 2014, S65+

Final standings with match points (game points):
1. Saint Petersburg-Russia – 17 (28.5)
2. Russia – 16 (29)
3. Latvia – 12 (18.5)
4. Austria – 11 (19.5)
5. Switzerland – 8 (18.5)
6. Denmark – 8 (14.5)
7. Milsa-Lithuania – 8 (14.5)
8. England II – 5 (13.5)
9. Oranje-Netherlands – 4 (12.5)
10. England – 1 (11)

World Senior Team Chess Championship 2014, S50+

Final standings with match points (tie-break):
1. Lithuania 1 – 17 (272.5)
2. England 1 – 15 (228.5)
3. Russia Women – 12 (196)
4. Rositsan ir Maccabi Lithuania – 12 (150)
5. Logika Lithuania – 11 (179.5)
6. Moldova – 10 (156.5)
7. Georgia Women – 9 (173)
8. Finland – 9 (97)
9. Latvia Women – 9 (95)
10. Latvia – 8 (134.5)
11. Marijampole Lithuania – 8 (124.5)
12. Scotland – 8 (107.5)
13. New Zealand – 8 (100)
14. England 2 – 8 (96.5)
15. Norway – 8 (96)
16. Denmark – 5 (80)
17. Lithuania Women – 3 (72.5)
18. Lithuania 3 – 2 (65.5)

Tie Break: Olympiad-Sonneborn-Berger-Tie-Break without lowest result (Khanty-Mansiysk)

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