13th IBCA World Chess Championships 2014 Katerini Greece
The 13th IBCA World Chess Championships were held in the hotel Mediterranean village Katerini
Greece from May 5th till 14th 2014.
Players from 31 countries were present which is the highest nation representation at the championships in its history.
With the defending Champion Yuri Meshkov present, as well as other top Russians such as the Junior World Champion Barbarykin, The standard of competition was very high indeed.
This made for an exciting competition that was not decided until the last round.
The worthy winner as Jacek Stachanczyk of Poland who displayed an outstanding degree of consistency throughout the tournament. In the final round he draw a very hard fought game with Oliver Mueller of Germany to win the title.
Rustam Kasimov of Russia won the Bronze Medal with a win over Sergey Wassin of the Ukraine.
1st Jacek Stachanzyk Poland 7.5 points
2nd Oliver Mueller Germany 7 points
3rd Rustam Kasimov Russia 7 points
The IBCA would like to thank the owners and staff of the Mediterranean Village hotel for wonderful hospitality and for an excellent venue to play chess.
Nikos Kalesis and his team of arbiters for their very efficient work throughout the tournament.
The Greek Federation of Sport for those with disabilities for hosting this event.
(Stephen Hilton General Secretary IBCA)