This year’s European Championship was held online on the OGS and concluded on December 5. Ilya Shikshin 4p won this competition for the eighth time, reaching the record of Jürgen Mattern who succeeded an equal number of times in a timeframe of 1965–1979.
Ilya’s opponent in the final was Artem Kachanovskyi 2p. The semi-finals and the final were best-of-three, and Ilya defeated Artem with a score of 2-0 in the final. At the end of the article, you can see a record of the second and final game of the match.
The third place went to Ali Jabarin 2p who defeated Pavol Lisy 2p with a score of 2-1 in the match for the third place.
Last year Ilya also won the online European Championship. That time his opponent in the final was Ali Jabarin 2p; the score in the final was 2-1 in favor of Ilya.
For more information, visit the web page of European Championship 2021.
Report by Artem