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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]
Bartosz Socko5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Dariusz Swiercz5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Krystian Kuzmicz5/9(+2 -1 =6)[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]
Pawel Jaracz4/9(+3 -4 =2)[games]
Aleksander Mista4/9(+2 -3 =4)[games]
Zbigniew Strzemiecki4/9(+2 -3 =4)[games]
Grzegorz Gajewski4/9(+3 -4 =2)[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]
Mateusz Kolosowski2/9(+2 -7 =0)[games]
Kacper Piorun2/9(+1 -6 =2)[games]

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 109  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. K Bulski vs Z Strzemiecki 1-0442011Polish ChampionshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. A Leniart vs W Moranda  0-1272011Polish ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
3. P Jaracz vs Wojtaszek  0-1412012Polish ChampionshipB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
4. M Bartel vs M Olszewski 1-0602012Polish ChampionshipE12 Queen's Indian
5. K Bulski vs B Socko  ½-½652012Polish ChampionshipC03 French, Tarrasch
6. K Miton vs K Piorun  ½-½332012Polish ChampionshipD86 Grunfeld, Exchange
7. M Sieciechowicz vs Macieja  0-1362012Polish ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
8. G Gajewski vs A Leniart 1-0392012Polish ChampionshipA13 English
9. K Kuzmicz vs T Markowski  ½-½362012Polish ChampionshipB40 Sicilian
10. R Kempinski vs M Kolosowski 0-1492012Polish ChampionshipD72 Neo-Grunfeld,, Main line
11. K Dragun vs A Mista  0-1462012Polish ChampionshipB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
12. Swiercz vs A Hnydiuk 1-0612012Polish ChampionshipA09 Reti Opening
13. Z Strzemiecki vs W Moranda  0-1772012Polish ChampionshipB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
14. J Tomczak vs Duda  0-1452012Polish ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
15. Wojtaszek vs A Mista 1-0462012Polish ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. W Moranda vs M Bartel  0-1762012Polish ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
17. Macieja vs Swiercz  1-0552012Polish ChampionshipA10 English
18. M Kolosowski vs G Gajewski  0-1642012Polish ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
19. Duda vs K Miton  ½-½382012Polish ChampionshipC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
20. B Socko vs K Kuzmicz  ½-½592012Polish ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
21. T Markowski vs K Bulski  ½-½662012Polish ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
22. K Piorun vs R Kempinski 0-1402012Polish ChampionshipD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. A Leniart vs J Tomczak  ½-½362012Polish ChampionshipD85 Grunfeld
24. K Dragun vs P Jaracz  1-0422012Polish ChampionshipB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
25. M Olszewski vs Z Strzemiecki  ½-½452012Polish ChampionshipE12 Queen's Indian
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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:

Feb-24-12  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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