The Champions of Latvia Ilze Berzina and Vitalijs Samolins Will Play for the National Teams At the Olympiad

Время публикации: 07.05.2012 19:46 | Последнее обновление: 07.05.2012 20:16

IM Vitalijs Samolins and WGM Ilze Berzina, who recently won men's and women's Latvian Championship, won the right to play for the country at the Olympiad. 

Samolins repeated his success of 2009. In a 9 round Swiss he overtook GMs Evgeny Sveshnikov and Ilmars Starostits. The Champion noted that he mostly managed to achieve success thanks to the changed opening reportoire, which turned out to be unexpected for his rivals.

Winnig the title for the third time Berzina won by half a point ahead of Laura Rogule and a point ahead of other three participants.

Except Samolins the Latvian national team will consist of: Alexei Shirov, Normunds Miezis and Artur Neiksanswhile women's team will gather Laura Rogule, Dana Reizniece-Ozola and Inguna Erneste, reports (in Russian).



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