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Polish Championship Tournament

Mateusz Bartel8/10(+7 -1 =2)[games]
Bartlomiej Macieja7/10(+5 -1 =4)[games]
Kamil Miton6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Radoslaw Wojtaszek6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Wojciech Moranda5.5/9(+5 -3 =1)[games]
Robert Kempinski5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Krzysztof Bulski5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Krystian Kuzmicz5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Dariusz Swiercz5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Bartosz Socko5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Kamil Dragun4.5/9(+3 -3 =3)[games]
Aleksander Hnydiuk4.5/9(+4 -4 =1)[games]
Tomasz Markowski4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Jan-Krzysztof Duda4/9(+2 -3 =4)[games]
Grzegorz Gajewski4/9(+3 -4 =2)[games]
Aleksander Mista4/9(+2 -3 =4)[games]
Pawel Jaracz4/9(+3 -4 =2)[games]
Zbigniew Strzemiecki4/9(+2 -3 =4)[games]
Michal Olszewski3.5/9(+2 -4 =3)[games]
Jacek Tomczak3.5/9(+2 -4 =3)[games]
Arkadiusz Leniart3.5/9(+2 -4 =3)[games]
Marcin Sieciechowicz3/9(+1 -4 =4)[games]
Kacper Piorun2/9(+1 -6 =2)[games]
Mateusz Kolosowski2/9(+2 -7 =0)[games]

 page 3 of 5; games 51-75 of 109  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
51. K Dragun vs M Sieciechowicz  ½-½482012Polish ChampionshipD91 Grunfeld, 5.Bg5
52. J Tomczak vs M Olszewski  1-0362012Polish ChampionshipB42 Sicilian, Kan
53. P Jaracz vs J Duda 1-0602012Polish ChampionshipA14 English
54. K Piorun vs M Kolosowski  0-1572012Polish ChampionshipC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
55. A Hnydiuk vs T Markowski  0-1432012Polish ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
56. K Kuzmicz vs A Mista  ½-½522012Polish ChampionshipA20 English
57. G Gajewski vs B Socko 0-1312012Polish ChampionshipE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
58. D Swiercz vs R Wojtaszek  0-1382012Polish ChampionshipB96 Sicilian, Najdorf
59. R Kempinski vs Macieja  ½-½212012Polish ChampionshipD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
60. M Bartel vs K Miton  0-1552012Polish ChampionshipB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
61. Z Strzemiecki vs J Tomczak 0-1322012Polish ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
62. M Kolosowski vs A Hnydiuk  0-1522012Polish ChampionshipB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
63. M Sieciechowicz vs A Leniart  ½-½492012Polish ChampionshipD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
64. J Duda vs K Dragun  ½-½632012Polish ChampionshipC70 Ruy Lopez
65. M Olszewski vs K Piorun  ½-½482012Polish ChampionshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
66. P Jaracz vs D Swiercz  1-0492012Polish ChampionshipE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
67. W Moranda vs G Gajewski  1-0612012Polish ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
68. K Kuzmicz vs R Kempinski  ½-½752012Polish ChampionshipA10 English
69. T Markowski vs A Mista  ½-½142012Polish ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
70. B Socko vs M Bartel 0-1392012Polish ChampionshipC55 Two Knights Defense
71. R Wojtaszek vs K Bulski  ½-½872012Polish ChampionshipA20 English
72. K Miton vs Macieja  ½-½312012Polish ChampionshipD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
73. G Gajewski vs A Hnydiuk  1-0402012Polish ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
74. J Duda vs M Olszewski  ½-½722012Polish ChampionshipB42 Sicilian, Kan
75. A Leniart vs Z Strzemiecki  ½-½782012Polish ChampionshipC11 French
 page 3 of 5; games 51-75 of 109  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  Penguincw: Awesome. Thanks <cg>. Note: You can bet on Rd.8 games.

Polish Championship Rd 8: Kempinski-Bartel

Polish Championship Rd 8: Socko-Miton

Polish Championship Rd 8: Wojtaszek-Macieja

Interesting that all the games involve the top 7. Also, top seed Radoslaw Wojtaszek has slim chances of winning.

Feb-24-12  waustad: I'm glad to see these. This one of the few tournaments going now. Tomorrow the Bundesliga should probably have some games live.
Feb-24-12  messachess: I am proposing a new contest in honor of this championship. I call it: The Most Unpronounceable Polish Name By English Speaking People Contest.

The first candidate name is: "Sieciechowicz." Go ahead, try to pronounce it. Now, you may want to enter this contest. First prize is a date with Miss Bydgoszcz 2011. Here's a few pictures:

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  ajile: No Polish openings? What's going on here??
Feb-25-12  masterwojtek: Pronounce this one:

"Blaszczec" or if you prefer with polish letters, which by the way add to the difficulty as they give "new sounds" to the letters try this:


Feb-25-12  Riverbeast: What does a Polish girl get on her wedding night, that's long and hard?

Her new last name

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  HeMateMe: Q: How do four Poles please a woman?

A: Three begin foreplay; the fourth reads the instruction book.

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  Penguincw: Leaders Bartel and Macieja both drew their black games today. Entering this round, Miton was half a point back and held Socko to a draw. Wojtaszek and Kempinski both drew, while Moranda lost in the hands of Bulski.

And the unoffical top standings

1.Bartel 6/8
1.Macieja 6/8
3.Miton 5.5/8
4.Bulski 5/8
4.Kempinski 5/8
4.Wojtaszek 5/8

I hope I got that right!

One game remains.

Markowski vs. Tomczak

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White is up two pawns, and should win. The Endgame Explorer says this is a win 70% of the time.

Endgame Explorer: RNPP vs RN

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  Penguincw: Now white is trying to win the knight. That would be a win 96% of the time, but if the bishop falls as well, it would be just under 80%.
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  Penguincw: It's an epic game all right.

Markowski vs. Tomczak

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Black putting up some tough defense. But time is short.

White has 0:06:49
Black has 0:00:08

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  Penguincw: And black resigns! Finally.

Markowski vs. Tomczak
104.♖e3+ 1-0

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And finally.


♔♖♗♙♙ vs. ♔♖♘

Superior (White): 77.1%
Draw: Happens 22.5%
Inferior (Black): 0.4%

Endgame Explorer: RBPP vs RN

Feb-25-12  kia0708: So Bartel did it again, first winning the Aeroflot Tournament in Russia and now winning the Polish Open. Not bad.

By the way, how old is he ?

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  Penguincw: < kia0708: So Bartel did it again, first winning the Aeroflot Tournament in Russia and now winning the Polish Open. Not bad.

By the way, how old is he ? >

Oh, so the tournament is over and he won the tourney in tiebreaks? I don't think so. has 9 rounds played.

BTW: He is 27.

Feb-26-12  jon01: Can anyone find out what's Bartel's live rating at the moment? Isn't he close to 2700 already.
Feb-26-12  King Death: If Bartel's close to 2700, that makes him almost a human being. Who in hell cares if he makes it this tournament or not? He can play and that's what matters. All of this obsessing about 2700 like it really means anything is pointless.
Feb-26-12  polarmis: I think they'll play a tiebreak if Macieja also wins, which looks likely.
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  Penguincw: Bartel and Maiceja did drew their Rd.3 encounter.
M Bartel vs Macieja, 2012

< jon01: Can anyone find out what's Bartel's live rating at the moment? Isn't he close to 2700 already. >

Since it's not there, I guess you have to do it by hand using the I probably made some errors along the way, but he gained about 35 points, making his unofficial rating, 2693. That's close.

Feb-26-12  siamesedream: 2012 Polish Chess Champions: WGM Iweta Rajlich and GM Mateusz Bartel.


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  Penguincw: Congratulations to those two! Bartel is trying to be as successful as Caruana!
Feb-28-12  shogirules: Where are the women's championship games?
Feb-28-12  polarmis: I don't know if they're up at Chessgames, but here's where they are at the official website:
Feb-28-12  shogirules: Thanks! Downloaded and playing ...
Aug-23-12  waustad: I'm impressed by how young most of these players are. I got back here by looking at Duda games, but several others have been near the top of their age groups too. It looks like Polish chess is on the rise.
Aug-24-12  torrefan: Again. Poland I think had won gold during the early years of the Olympiad.
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