27th NATO Chess Championship 2016

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Location: UK Defence Academy, Shrivenham, Wiltshire
Time-Period: August 21 - 27, 2016
Modus: 7 rounds Swiss system, (team/single score)
Teamscore: Best 4 players of 6 players team
Organisation Committee: Tournament Director: Lt Cdr David Ross RN
Head Arbiter: Luc Cornet (BEL) IA, IO
Arbiter: Kevin J Thurlow (ENG) FA
Patronage: United Kingdom Combined Services' Chess Association
External Links of interest: UK Defence Academy Shrivenham
Windsor Castle
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Reports: Chessbase (English)
Chessbase (Germany)
Chessbase (Spanish)
US Chess Federation
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Photos Jan Cheung:
Opening Ceremony
Round 1
Round 2
Round 3
Round 4
Round 5
Round 6
Round 7

Chess Education: Some NATO Chess 2016 Highlights
The Berlin Wall in NATO Chess


Final Ranking after 7 Rounds:

Team Ranking Individual Ranking
Rank Country Points Rank Player Country Points
1. Poland
20,5 (125,0 Buch)
1. Finn Pedersen Denmark
6,5 (33,5 Buch)
2. Germany
20,5 (114,0 Buch)
2. Mark Helbig Germany
6,0 (32,0 Buch)
3. Denmark
20,0 (108,0 Buch)
3. Rafal Przedmojski Poland
5,5 (32,5 Buch)
4. USA
17,5 (119,0 Buch)
4. Fabrice Wantiez Belgium
5,5 (32,0 Buch)
5. Netherlands
16,5 (110,5 Buch)
5. Dariusz Sycz Poland
5,0 (31,5 Buch)
6. Hungary
16,0 (100,0 Buch)
6. Mateusz Sypien Poland
5,0 (31,0 Buch)
7. Romania
15,5 (113,5 Buch)
7. Ovidiu-Jean Lupu Romania
5,0 (31,0 Buch)
8. United Kingdom
15,5 (105,5 Buch)
8. Slawomir Krainski Poland
5,0 (30,0 Buch)
9. Belgium
15,0 (104,5 Buch)
9. Dharim Bacus USA
5,0 (28,5 Buch)
10. NATO2
15,0 (102,5 Buch)
10. Hans-Christoph Andersen Germany
5,0 (27,5 Buch)
11. Slovenia
14,0 (102,0 Buch)
11. Marcin Pietruszewski Poland
5,0 (27,0 Buch)
12. NATO1
14,0 (099,0 Buch)
12. Alexander Rosenkilde Denmark
5,0 (26,5 Buch)
13. Veterans
13,5 (092,0 Buch)
13. Marko Sauer Germany
5,0 (23,5 Buch)
14. Latvia
13,5 (088,0 Buch)
14. Chase Miles Watters USA
4,5 (31,5 Buch)
15. Lithuania
11,0 (095,0 Buch)
15. Ulrich Bohn Germany
4,5 (31,0 Buch)
16. Canada
11,0 (085,5 Buch)
16. Diederick Casteleijn The Netherlands
4,5 (30,0 Buch)
17. Estonia
10,0 (081,0 Buch)
17. Akos Papista Hungary
4,5 (30,0 Buch)
18. France (2 players)
08,5 (052,0 Buch)
18. Arie Werksma The Netherlands
4,5 (28,0 Buch)
19. Luxemburg (1 player)
02,5 (021,0 Buch)
19. Christian Marquardt Germany
4,5 (27,0 Buch)


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Individual Results and Ranking:
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Team Result
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Results 27th NATO Chess Blitz Tournament


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