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European Blitz Championships Tournament

Dmitry Andreikin22/26(+18 -0 =8)[games]
Rauf Mamedov20.5/26(+18 -3 =5)[games]
Sergei Zhigalko19.5/26(+17 -4 =5)[games]
Maxim Matlakov19.5/26(+17 -4 =5)[games]
Peter Leko19/26(+15 -3 =8)[games]
Zaven Andriasian19/26(+16 -4 =6)[games]
Olexandr Bortnyk19/26(+17 -5 =4)[games]
Viktor Antonovich Bologan19/26(+16 -4 =6)[games]
David Navara19/26(+18 -6 =2)[games]
David Anton Guijarro19/26(+15 -3 =8)[games]
Nikita Kirillovich Vitiugov18.5/26(+15 -4 =7)[games]
Zoran Jovanovic18.5/26(+17 -6 =3)[games]
Radoslaw Wojtaszek18.5/26(+14 -3 =9)[games]
Francisco Vallejo Pons18/26(+13 -3 =10)[games]
Igor Viktorovich Kovalenko18/26(+18 -8 =0)[games]
Pavel Ponkratov18/26(+16 -6 =4)[games]
Nils Grandelius18/26(+15 -5 =6)[games]
Vladimir Onischuk18/26(+15 -5 =6)[games]
Alojzije Jankovic18/26(+17 -7 =2)[games]
Alexander Huzman18/26(+15 -5 =6)[games]
Patrick Zelbel18/26(+15 -5 =6)[games]
Klementy Sychev17.5/26(+15 -6 =5)[games]
Vojtech Plat17.5/26(+16 -7 =3)[games]
Miguel Munoz Pantoja17.5/26(+15 -6 =5)[games]
Antonios Pavlidis17.5/26(+16 -7 =3)[games]
Mateusz Bartel17.5/26(+15 -6 =5)[games]
Kaido Kulaots17.5/26(+16 -7 =3)[games]
Arkadij Naiditsch17.5/26(+16 -7 =3)[games]
Piotr Brodowski17.5/26(+17 -8 =1)[games]
* (178 players total; 149 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
European Blitz Championships (2016)

Played in the Park Inn by Radisson Meriton Conference & Spa Hotel Tallinn, Estonia, 17-18 December 2016. Andreikin won (22/26), ahead of Mamedov (20.5), Zhigalko (19.5) and Matlakov (19.5) (510 participants).

Official site: Final ranking table:

 page 1 of 33; games 1-25 of 825  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Kulaots vs A Riazantsev  ½-½682016European Blitz ChampionshipsB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
2. O Cvitan vs Z Tomazini  1-0302016European Blitz ChampionshipsE91 King's Indian
3. A Jankovic vs A Bernotas  1-0242016European Blitz ChampionshipsE15 Queen's Indian
4. D Andreikin vs R Mamedov  ½-½362016European Blitz ChampionshipsE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
5. Leko vs Navara 0-1542016European Blitz ChampionshipsB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
6. Z Andriasian vs Ponomariov  0-1582016European Blitz ChampionshipsA07 King's Indian Attack
7. D Anton Guijarro vs N Vitiugov  0-1532016European Blitz ChampionshipsD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. I V Kovalenko vs Z Jovanovic  1-0762016European Blitz ChampionshipsA10 English
9. M Munoz Pantoja vs A Neiksans  1-0402016European Blitz ChampionshipsB20 Sicilian
10. S Halkias vs Z Kozul  0-1482016European Blitz ChampionshipsE92 King's Indian
11. I Saric vs A Rakhmanov  0-1412016European Blitz ChampionshipsB29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
12. Bologan vs O Bortnyk  1-0342016European Blitz ChampionshipsB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
13. A Riazantsev vs M Marin  ½-½572016European Blitz ChampionshipsD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. R Castellanos Rodriguez vs Movsesian  0-1752016European Blitz ChampionshipsA07 King's Indian Attack
15. F Vallejo Pons vs J Zorko  1-0642016European Blitz ChampionshipsE01 Catalan, Closed
16. T Kantans vs N Grandelius  1-0422016European Blitz ChampionshipsB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
17. A Rigopoulos-Tsigkos vs S Zhigalko  0-1402016European Blitz ChampionshipsB30 Sicilian
18. Bologan vs A Cherepov  1-0282016European Blitz ChampionshipsB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
19. N Grandelius vs R Lovkov  1-0362016European Blitz ChampionshipsA45 Queen's Pawn Game
20. M Bartel vs I V Kovalenko  0-1612016European Blitz ChampionshipsC18 French, Winawer
21. Potkin vs R Wojtaszek  1-0612016European Blitz ChampionshipsD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. I Saric vs Yusupov  1-0312016European Blitz ChampionshipsC16 French, Winawer
23. K Sychev vs E Alekseev  0-1492016European Blitz ChampionshipsC11 French
24. N Meskovs vs Movsesian  ½-½522016European Blitz ChampionshipsE53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
25. M Munoz Pantoja vs A Zubritskiy  1-0372016European Blitz ChampionshipsB20 Sicilian
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  notyetagm: Andreikin did not lose a single game in the blitz!
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  Eyal: An interview with Andreikin on this tournament:
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  Tabanus: Chess-Results has but gives no crosstable for this event. Or I cannot find it.

Perhaps too much, even for them.

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  Tabanus: Anyway, standings list updated for the 45 players with 17 points or more, see European Blitz Championships (2016).

There are many missing games (>500 players! - and not all in CG). Seven wrong game results found (supposed correct result in parentheses): S Orehek vs M Matlakov, 2016 (0-1), O Bortnyk vs M Luch, 2016 (1-0), Bologan vs N Vitiugov, 2016 (0-1), F Fargere vs A Pavlidis, 2016 (1/2), Z Kozul vs A Rakhmanov, 2016 (0-1), M Marin vs Z Kozul, 2016 (0-1) and Alexander Timerkhanov vs M Kobalia, 2016 (0-1). Slips sent on these.

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