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Polish Championships Tournament

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

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 109  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. A Leniart vs W Moranda  0-127 2011 Polish ChampionshipsB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
2. K Bulski vs Z Strzemiecki 1-044 2011 Polish ChampionshipsD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. P Jaracz vs R Wojtaszek  0-141 2012 Polish ChampionshipsB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
4. J Tomczak vs J Duda  0-145 2012 Polish ChampionshipsC45 Scotch Game
5. Z Strzemiecki vs W Moranda  0-177 2012 Polish ChampionshipsB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
6. D Swiercz vs A Hnydiuk 1-061 2012 Polish ChampionshipsA09 Reti Opening
7. K Dragun vs A Mista  0-146 2012 Polish ChampionshipsB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
8. R Kempinski vs M Kolosowski  0-149 2012 Polish ChampionshipsD72 Neo-Grunfeld,, Main line
9. K Kuzmicz vs T Markowski  ½-½36 2012 Polish ChampionshipsB40 Sicilian
10. M Bartel vs M Olszewski 1-060 2012 Polish ChampionshipsE12 Queen's Indian
11. K Bulski vs B Socko  ½-½65 2012 Polish ChampionshipsC03 French, Tarrasch
12. K Miton vs K Piorun  ½-½33 2012 Polish ChampionshipsD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
13. M Sieciechowicz vs Macieja  0-136 2012 Polish ChampionshipsE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
14. G Gajewski vs A Leniart 1-039 2012 Polish ChampionshipsA13 English
15. A Hnydiuk vs M Sieciechowicz  1-031 2012 Polish ChampionshipsD85 Grunfeld
16. M Olszewski vs Z Strzemiecki  ½-½45 2012 Polish ChampionshipsE12 Queen's Indian
17. K Dragun vs P Jaracz  1-042 2012 Polish ChampionshipsB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
18. A Leniart vs J Tomczak  ½-½36 2012 Polish ChampionshipsD85 Grunfeld
19. K Piorun vs R Kempinski 0-140 2012 Polish ChampionshipsD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. T Markowski vs K Bulski  ½-½66 2012 Polish ChampionshipsA00 Uncommon Opening
21. R Wojtaszek vs A Mista 1-046 2012 Polish ChampionshipsD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. W Moranda vs M Bartel  0-176 2012 Polish ChampionshipsE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
23. Macieja vs D Swiercz  1-055 2012 Polish ChampionshipsA10 English
24. M Kolosowski vs G Gajewski  0-164 2012 Polish ChampionshipsB22 Sicilian, Alapin
25. J Duda vs K Miton  ½-½38 2012 Polish ChampionshipsC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
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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.

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  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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