Rafail Antoniou wins Bravo Youth Rapid Masters

by Mark Bryan

by Mark Bryan

FIDE Instructor | FIDE Arbiter | ECU Certified School Chess Teacher

Fourty six young chess players from all towns in Cyprus participated in the Mouflon Chess Tour 2020 – Bravo Youth Rapid Masters. The tournament took place at the Bravo Intellect School. Rafail Antoniou took first place with 6.5/7. In the under 6 category we had a tie between Kirill Veselov and Aida Paunescu at the top with 5/6.

Playing Venue

Mouflon Chess Tour 2020 - Bravo Youth Rapid Masters

The Mouflon Chess Tour 2020 – Bravo Youth Rapid Masters was held at the Bravo Intellect School on the 16th of February. Rafail Antoniou took first place with 6.5/7. Stepan Polyakov took second with 6/7, and in third place with 5.5/7 was Matvei Lavrishchev.

Rafail is a 12-year-old upcoming young star from Criton Tornaritis Chess Club. He is currently the highest-rated U12 player in Cyprus. Rafail is also the defending U12 Cyprus Youth Chess Champion. 

Rafail Antoniou

The Under 6 tournament saw 4 players compete in a double round robin. Kirill Veselov and Aida Paunescu ended after six rounds with 5 points. They had to play a tiebreak match which also ended in 1-1 and in the Armageddon Match Kirill won the game and thus the tournament. Georgios Dimidov took third place with 2 out of 6.

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April 2020

Giorgos Georgiou Memorial

The Giorgos Georgiou Memorial will take place on 5 April in Larnca from 9 AM until 12 PM. There will be two tournaments. A 8 player double round-robin invitational tournament and an open 13-round tournament. The time control will be 5 minutes for the whole game.

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