IM Andrei Obodchuk wins 2014 IPCA World Championship

IM Andrei Obodchuk wins 2014 IPCA World Championship

The 14th Individual IPCA World Chess Championship was held on 15-24th September 2014 in Banja Junakovic – Apatin, in Serbia.

Vojvodina Chess Federation (SSV)and International Physically Disabled Chess Association (IPCA) organized the event in a 9-round Swiss format with a time control 90′ + 30″.

IM Andrei Obodchuk (Russia) emerged a clear winner on 7,5/9 points, leaving the runner-up half point behind.

IM Igor Yarmonov (Ukraine) finished second with 7 points, while Karthik Krishna Venkata (India) and IM Stanislav Mikheev (Russia) shared third place, but the Indian player took the bronze on superior tie-break score.

Final standings (top finishers):

1 IM Obodchuk Andrei RUS 2370 7,5
2 IM Yarmonov Igor UKR 2361 7
3 Venkata Krishna Karthik K IND 1967 6,5
4 IM Mikheev Stanislav RUS 2195 6,5
5 FM Valenta Vit CZE 2134 6