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European Rapid Championships Tournament

Alexander Riazantsev9.5/11(+8 -0 =3)[view games]
Maxim Matlakov9.5/11(+9 -1 =1)[view games]
Radoslaw Wojtaszek9/11(+8 -1 =2)[view games]
Vladimir Onischuk9/11(+9 -2 =0)[view games]
Rauf Mamedov9/11(+8 -1 =2)[view games]
Mikhail Kobalia8.5/11(+7 -1 =3)[view games]
Mateusz Bartel8.5/11(+7 -1 =3)[view games]
Peter Leko8.5/11(+6 -0 =5)[view games]
Evgeny Alekseev8.5/11(+6 -0 =5)[view games]
Sergei Zhigalko8.5/11(+7 -1 =3)[view games]
Alexey Shirov8.5/11(+8 -2 =1)[view games]
David Anton Guijarro8.5/11(+7 -1 =3)[view games]
Dmitry Andreikin8/11(+7 -2 =2)[view games]
Nils Grandelius8/11(+6 -1 =4)[view games]
Vadim Zvjaginsev8/11(+7 -2 =2)[view games]
Stanislav Novikov8/11(+8 -3 =0)[view games]
Pavel Ponkratov8/11(+7 -2 =2)[view games]
Daniel Fridman8/11(+7 -2 =2)[view games]
Aleksandr Rakhmanov7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[view games]
Nikita Vitiugov7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[view games]
Francisco Vallejo Pons7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[view games]
Arkadij Naiditsch7.5/11(+7 -3 =1)[view games]
Vladimir Potkin7.5/10(+5 -0 =5)[view games]
Zaven Andriasian7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[view games]
Igor Kovalenko7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[view games]
Ruslan Ponomariov7.5/10(+7 -2 =1)[view games]
Stelios Halkias7.5/11(+7 -3 =1)[view games]
Alexander Huzman7/10(+4 -0 =6)[view games]
Olexandr Bortnyk7/10(+6 -2 =2)[view games]
* (217 players total; 189 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
European Rapid Championships (2016)

The 2016 European Individual Rapid Championship is taking place in the Park Inn by Radisson Meriton Conference & Spa Hotel in Tallinn, Estonia from 15-16 December. The 11-round Swiss tournament features almost 600 players, with Teimour Radjabov the top seed.

The prize fund is 20,000, with 4,000 for 1st place. Players have 15 minutes for all moves, with a 10-second increment starting from move 1. The tournament also marks the centenary of Estonian chess legend Paul Keres. (1)

Official site:

(1) chess24: European Rapid Championship

 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 440  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. R Castellanos Rodriguez vs M Munoz Pantoja  0-129 2016 European Rapid ChampionshipsA37 English, Symmetrical
2. Grigoriants vs R Mamedov  0-133 2016 European Rapid ChampionshipsB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
3. Ponomariov vs S Novikov  1-053 2016 European Rapid ChampionshipsB40 Sicilian
4. M Kobalia vs R Wojtaszek  ½-½67 2016 European Rapid ChampionshipsB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
5. D Andreikin vs D Anton Guijarro  ½-½43 2016 European Rapid ChampionshipsC78 Ruy Lopez
6. Fedor Polyakov vs A Jankovic  0-154 2016 European Rapid ChampionshipsA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
7. Z Kozul vs V Chernyak  1-076 2016 European Rapid ChampionshipsE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
8. T Luukkonen vs J Stocek  0-119 2016 European Rapid ChampionshipsE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
9. P Potapov vs R Picard  1-056 2016 European Rapid ChampionshipsC41 Philidor Defense
10. L Rogule vs N Meskovs  0-146 2016 European Rapid ChampionshipsE17 Queen's Indian
11. A Zubritskiy vs Khalifman  0-139 2016 European Rapid ChampionshipsA40 Queen's Pawn Game
12. M Boe vs M Chigaev  ½-½67 2016 European Rapid ChampionshipsA46 Queen's Pawn Game
13. N Grandelius vs M Mustaps  ½-½51 2016 European Rapid ChampionshipsB50 Sicilian
14. A Bernotas vs Potkin  0-164 2016 European Rapid ChampionshipsA07 King's Indian Attack
15. K Sychev vs Shirov  0-129 2016 European Rapid ChampionshipsC78 Ruy Lopez
16. V Zakhartsov vs S Halkias  ½-½31 2016 European Rapid ChampionshipsC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
17. Khalifman vs M Narmontas  ½-½50 2016 European Rapid ChampionshipsA90 Dutch
18. A Pavlidis vs D Zagorskis  ½-½87 2016 European Rapid ChampionshipsC41 Philidor Defense
19. Potkin vs Kanep  ½-½57 2016 European Rapid ChampionshipsE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
20. P Ponkratov vs Z Kozul  1-064 2016 European Rapid ChampionshipsA15 English
21. Paulius Pultinevicius vs M Bartel  0-147 2016 European Rapid ChampionshipsA07 King's Indian Attack
22. A Jankovic vs E Alekseev  ½-½35 2016 European Rapid ChampionshipsD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
23. J Stocek vs F Vallejo Pons  0-126 2016 European Rapid ChampionshipsC16 French, Winawer
24. Leko vs P Potapov  1-045 2016 European Rapid ChampionshipsB01 Scandinavian
25. N Meskovs vs I Kovalenko  ½-½137 2016 European Rapid ChampionshipsE15 Queen's Indian
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  Sokrates: If I am right Wojtaszek rated # 18 is the highest ranking player, so the winner can hardly be regarded as the European champion. Regardless, there are some very strong GMs in this tournament.
Dec-24-16  siggemannen: Nice to see Rjazantsev getting back to form after a few non-years
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