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Final Day Report (Round 11)
Michael Wiedenkeller
IM Michael Wiedenkeller from Luxembourg is the winner of the inaugural European Small Nations Individual Championship! In a thrilling last round, his crucial game against Olaf Berg was, fittingly, the last to finish, and the victory scored clinched him first place on tie-break, the winner's cup and a spot in the next World Cup. Naturally, congratulations are in order to a deserved winner!

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Day Seven Report (Round 10)
A dream scenario for spectators and chess fans alike was played out during the penultimate round of the European Individual Championship for Small Nations, that is about to be concluded in the beautiful seaside town of Larnaka, Cyprus. Constant tournament leader Oscar De la Riva had to surrender yet another half point, thus allowing two other players to catch up with him in the standings. With a three-way tie for first place going into the last round, and tough match-ups for most of the leaders, a more exciting finish to the tournament could not have been expected!
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Day Six Report (Rounds 8 & 9)
10257413 677749845617037 3319297169551447336 oThe last double round in the tournament schedule, right before the finishing straight, was widely expected to help clarify things at the top of the standings in the inaugural European Individual Championship for Small Nations, but instead only served to complicate the situation further. As the clash of the leaders ended without a winner, and with three other players remaining in close pursuit and strengthening their challenge with positive results, the fight for tournament victory and a place in the next World Cup is as tense as ever, promising lots of excitement in the last two rounds.
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Day Five Report (Round 7)
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As the finishing line of the inaugural European Individual Championship for Small Nations is slowly approaching, with medals, money prizes, norms and a coveted qualification spot for the World Cup at stake, the games are heating up and every point counts. Thus it was not surprising that the seventh round (of eleven), played after the free day, would be extremely combative.
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Day Four Report (Rounds 5 & 6)

The fourth day of the European Individual Championship for Small Nations was pretty demanding on the players, with the tournament’s second double round. With fatigue accumulating as a result of the relatively heavy schedule, it could be expected of the players not to expend too much energy, but the prospect of the upcoming free day seemed to eliminate any such reservations and the day was once again full of combative chess and decisive results.
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