Vladimir-Sveshnikov

The 2016 Latvia Chess Championships for men and women were held from 30th April to 6th May in Riga.

The men’s section was 9-round Swiss with 29 participants and women’s section was 7-round Swiss with 17 players.

IM Vladimir Sveshnikov won the men’s championship with 7,0 points. IM Nikita Meskovs is second with 6,5 points, and last year champion GM Arturs Neiksans took the bronze with the same score but weaker tie-break.

In the women’s championship WGM Laura Rogule took the trophy with 5,5 points. This is her 9th national title, an amazing achievement.

WGM Inguna Erneste is silver with 5 points, and WGM Ilze Berzina is third with 4,5 points. Latvian Minister for Finance WGM Dana Reizniece-Ozola is fourth also with 4,5 points.

Full standings below.

Official website

Final standings (women):

1 WGM Rogule Laura 2289 Riga – 5.5
2 WGM Erneste Inguna 2130 Riga – 5
3 WGM Berzina Ilze 2206 Riga – 4.5
4 WGM Reizniece-Ozola Dana 2241 Ventspils – 4.5
5 MK Krumina Linda 2083 Riga – 4
6 WFM Ungure Liga 1939 Riga – 4
7 MK Harlinska Sandra 1819 Sigulda – 4
8 MK Otikova Elina 2006 Riga – 4
9 MK Parhomenko Margarita 1828 Riga – 4
10 MK Limanovska Elizabete 1958 Daugavpils – 4

Final standings (men):

1 IM Sveshnikov Vladimir 2366 Riga – 7
2 IM Meskovs Nikita 2459 Riga – 6.5
3 GM Neiksans Arturs 2622 Riga – 6.5
4 IM Berzinsh Roland 2394 Ropazi – 6
5 IM Krivonosov Oleg 2464 Daugavpils – 6
6 GM Miezis Normunds 2506 Olaine – 5.5
7 NM Klimakovs Sergejs 2244 Riga – 5.5
8 IM Kantans Toms 2496 Garkalne – 5.5
9 MK Stepins Edgars 2223 Jelgava – 5.5
10 NM Tokranovs Dmitrijs 2195 Riga – 5

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