European Rapid/Blitz Chess Champs

European Rapid/Blitz Chess Champs

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Dec 19, 2011, 1:11 PM |
25 | Chess Event Coverage

The 2011 European Rapid and Blitz Championships took place in Warsaw, Poland from 16-18 December.

The separate rapid and blitz events were both 13-round Swiss competitions (double rounds with alternating colours for the blitz), and both attracted hundreds of hopefuls!

The games in the rapid event were played at 15 minutes plus 10 second increment, the blitz games at 3 minutes plus 2 second increment.

GM Baadur Jobava (pictured) from Georgia won the rapid competition with 11/13, and GM Hrant Melkumyan of Armenia took the blitz title with 20/26 after a 3-way playoff.

The best rapid scores:


Name Nat Elo Pts
1 Jobava, Baadur GEO 2678 11.0
2 Sjugirov, Sanan RUS 2622 10.5
3 Kempinski, Robert POL 2603 10.5
4 Korobov, Anton UKR 2660 10.5
5 Erdos, Viktor HUN 2623 10.5
6 Movsesian, Sergei ARM 2710 10.5
7 Olszewski, Michal POL 2539 10.5
8 Mista, Aleksander POL 2587 10.5
9 Volokitin, Andrei UKR 2695 10.0
10 Shirov, Alexei ESP 2705 10.0
11 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw POL 2705 10.0
12 Bacrot, Etienne FRA 2714 10.0
13 Tomczak, Jacek POL 2544 10.0
14 Nepomniachtchi, Ian RUS 2730 9.5
15 Polgar, Judit HUN 2710 9.5
16 Bartel, Mateusz POL 2653 9.5
17 Bryzgalin, Kirill RUS 2467 9.5
18 Azarov, Sergei BLR 2667 9.5
19 Jaracz, Pawel POL 2542 9.5
20 Andriasian, Zaven ARM 2619 9.5
21 Bologan, Viktor MDA 2665 9.5
22 Zhigalko, Sergei BLR 2651 9.5
23 Naiditsch, Arkadij GER 2712 9.5
24 Timofeev, Artyom RUS 2659 9.5
25 Howell, David W L ENG 2633 9.5

 

The best blitz scores:


Name Nat Elo Pts
1 Melkumyan, Hrant ARM 2615 20.0
2 Dreev, Aleksey RUS 2710 20.0
3 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw POL 2705 20.0
4 Socko, Bartosz POL 2635 19.5
5 Korobov, Anton UKR 2660 19.0
6 Polgar, Judit HUN 2710 19.0
7 Riazantsev, Alexander RUS 2710 19.0
8 Moranda, Wojciech POL 2568 19.0
9 Jaracz, Pawel POL 2542 18.5
10 Volokitin, Andrei UKR 2695 18.0
11 Shimanov, Aleksandr RUS 2549 18.0
12 Timofeev, Artyom RUS 2659 18.0
13 Gajewski, Grzegorz POL 2616 18.0
14 Kravtsiv, Martyn UKR 2601 18.0
15 Movsesian, Sergei ARM 2710 17.5
16 Bologan, Viktor MDA 2665 17.5
17 Bacrot, Etienne FRA 2714 17.5
18 Jones, Gawain C B ENG 2635 17.5
19 Swiercz, Dariusz POL 2584 17.5
20 Ruck, Robert HUN 2579 17.5

 

 

 

GM Judit Polgar was among the competitors

Judit Polgar_Euro_RapidChesschamps2011.jpg

 

 

The playing area in the Palace of Culture and Science

playing hall eurorapidchesshamps2011.jpg

 

Photos from the official tournament website.

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