New Correspondence Chess World Champion!

With just five results to come there is a new correspondence chess world champion from the 17 player World Championship 28 Final.  GM Ing. Leonardo Ljubicic (ICCF 2604) from Croatia leads with an unassailable 10 / 17 (4 wins, 12 draws and 0 losses).

The average ICCF rating of the 17 players was 2582. Second and third places are likely to be between GM Horácio Neto (2617) of Portugal, SIM Petr Boukal (2473) of the Czech Republic and Dr Hans-Dieter Wunderlich (2629) of Germany depending on final results.

You can view the finished games at www.iccf.com/event?id=37632 .  He is one of his shorter wins with attacks on opposite wings: –

John Rhodes