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Jonas Welticke 6d Wins Grand Slam Tournament

The seventh edition of the Grand Slam took place in Niš, Serbia, on December 1–4. The sixteen strongest European players gathered to struggle in a knockout for the largest winner’s prize money in the West – €10,000.

Jonas Welticke 6d made a sensation and won this year’s Grand Slam tournament, defeating Artem Kachanovskyi 2p in the semi-final and Pavol Lisy 2p in the final.

Fredrik Blomback 6d demonstrated great performance as well, beating Mateusz Surma 2p in the quarter-final and Artem Kachanovskyi 2p in the match for third place. It’s worth noting that Fredrik took third place in this year’s European Championship, too.

Final standings, top four:

  1. Jonas Welticke 6d
  2. Pavol Lisy 2p
  3. Fredrik Blomback 6d
  4. Artem Kachanovskyi 2p