April 16, 2024

Marcin Tazbir triumphs at IBCA World Championship

Marcin Tazbir is the new IBCA World Champion. The Polish GM completed the World Championship for Blind and Visually Impaired undefeated with an excellent score of 8 points in 9 games. Congratulations!

The defending champion, IM Predrag Nikac (Montenegro), took second place with 7.5 points, while bronze went to FM Alexey Streltsov (Israel) after a six-person tiebreak.

The nine-round Swiss tournament featured 82 players from 29 countries. Among them were one GM, five IMs and three FMs, making it one of the strongest IBCA World Championships ever.

Final standings:

1

GM

Tazbir, Marcin

POL

2499

8

2

IM

Nikac, Predrag

MNE

2283

3

FM

Streltsov, Alexey

ISR

2343

4

 

Djakashov, Kuralbay

UZB

2133

5

 

Kolpakov, Vladyslav

UKR

2238

6

CM

Jandric, Damjan

SRB

2090

7

 

Bibikov, Yuriy

KAZ

2050

8

 

Adiyaman, Rene

GER

2122

9

IM

Stachanczyk, Jacek

POL

2066

6

10

IM

Dukaczewski, Piotr

POL

2088

6

Complete results

The closing ceremony of the event turned into a great night with the prize awards to the winners and a spectacular show of traditional Greek music with local singers and dancers.

The cups and medals to the winners were presented by the Deputy Mayor of Rhodes, Konstantinos Taraslias, the President of the Aegean Consumers Association, Georgios Avgerinos and the newly elected President of IBCA, Jörgen Magnusson.

Everyone is already looking forward to the next IBCA World Championship in 2025!

Photo highlights of the event:
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IBCA official website: ibca-info.org