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European Rapid Championship Tournament

Alexander Riazantsev9.5/11(+8 -0 =3)[games]
Maxim Matlakov9.5/11(+9 -1 =1)[games]
Rauf Mamedov9/11(+8 -1 =2)[games]
Vladimir Onischuk9/11(+9 -2 =0)[games]
Radoslaw Wojtaszek9/11(+8 -1 =2)[games]
David Anton Guijarro8.5/11(+7 -1 =3)[games]
Alexey Shirov8.5/11(+8 -2 =1)[games]
Ruslan Ponomariov8.5/11(+8 -2 =1)[games]
Peter Leko8.5/11(+6 -0 =5)[games]
Sergei Zhigalko8.5/11(+7 -1 =3)[games]
Evgeny Alekseev8.5/11(+6 -0 =5)[games]
Mikhail Kobalia8.5/11(+7 -1 =3)[games]
Vladimir Potkin8.5/11(+6 -0 =5)[games]
Igor Viktorovich Kovalenko8.5/11(+7 -1 =3)[games]
Mateusz Bartel8.5/11(+7 -1 =3)[games]
Alexander Motylev8.5/11(+7 -1 =3)[games]
Nikita Vitiugov8.5/11(+7 -1 =3)[games]
Pavel Ponkratov8/11(+7 -2 =2)[games]
Dmitry Andreikin8/11(+7 -2 =2)[games]
Daniel Grigoryevich Fridman8/11(+7 -2 =2)[games]
Arkadij Naiditsch8/11(+8 -3 =0)[games]
Nils Grandelius8/11(+6 -1 =4)[games]
Kacper Piorun8/11(+7 -2 =2)[games]
Stanislav Novikov8/11(+8 -3 =0)[games]
Pavel Tregubov8/11(+7 -2 =2)[games]
Sergei Movsesian8/11(+6 -1 =4)[games]
Valeriy Kazakovskiy8/11(+8 -3 =0)[games]
Robert Ruck8/11(+6 -1 =4)[games]
Olexandr Bortnyk8/11(+7 -2 =2)[games]
* (217 players total; 188 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
European Rapid Championship (2016)

The 2016 European Individual Rapid Championship took place in the Park Inn by Radisson Meriton Conference & Spa Hotel in Tallinn, Estonia from 15-16 December. The 11-round Swiss tournament featured almost 600 players, with Teimour Radjabov the top seed. The prize fund was �20,000, with �4,000 for 1st place. Players had 15 minutes for all moves, with a 10-second increment starting from move 1. The tournament also marked the centenary of Estonian chess legend Paul Keres. (1)

Official site: Crosstable:

Next edition: European Rapid Championship (2017)

(1) chess24: European Rapid Championship

 page 1 of 18; games 1-25 of 440  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Castellanos Rodriguez vs M Munoz Pantoja  0-1292016European Rapid ChampionshipA37 English, Symmetrical
2. Grigoriants vs R Mamedov  0-1332016European Rapid ChampionshipB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
3. Ponomariov vs S Novikov  1-0532016European Rapid ChampionshipB40 Sicilian
4. M Kobalia vs R Wojtaszek  ½-½672016European Rapid ChampionshipB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
5. D Andreikin vs D Anton Guijarro  ½-½432016European Rapid ChampionshipC78 Ruy Lopez
6. Fedor Polyakov vs A Jankovic  0-1542016European Rapid ChampionshipA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
7. Z Kozul vs V Chernyak  1-0762016European Rapid ChampionshipE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
8. T Luukkonen vs J Stocek  0-1192016European Rapid ChampionshipE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
9. P Potapov vs R Picard  1-0562016European Rapid ChampionshipC41 Philidor Defense
10. L Rogule vs N Meskovs  0-1462016European Rapid ChampionshipE17 Queen's Indian
11. A Zubritskiy vs Khalifman  0-1392016European Rapid ChampionshipA40 Queen's Pawn Game
12. M Boe vs M Chigaev  ½-½672016European Rapid ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
13. N Grandelius vs M Mustaps  ½-½512016European Rapid ChampionshipB50 Sicilian
14. A Bernotas vs Potkin  0-1642016European Rapid ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
15. K Sychev vs Shirov  0-1292016European Rapid ChampionshipC78 Ruy Lopez
16. V Zakhartsov vs S Halkias  ½-½312016European Rapid ChampionshipC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
17. Khalifman vs M Narmontas  ½-½502016European Rapid ChampionshipA90 Dutch
18. A Pavlidis vs D Zagorskis  ½-½872016European Rapid ChampionshipC41 Philidor Defense
19. Potkin vs Kanep  ½-½572016European Rapid ChampionshipE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
20. P Ponkratov vs Z Kozul  1-0642016European Rapid ChampionshipA15 English
21. Paulius Pultinevicius vs M Bartel  0-1472016European Rapid ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
22. A Jankovic vs E Alekseev  ½-½352016European Rapid ChampionshipD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
23. J Stocek vs F Vallejo Pons  0-1262016European Rapid ChampionshipC16 French, Winawer
24. Leko vs P Potapov  1-0452016European Rapid ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
25. N Meskovs vs I V Kovalenko  ½-½1372016European Rapid ChampionshipE15 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
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Two wrong game results have been duly corrected. There are some missing games by the 30 best placed players, incl. Smolin - Matlakov 0-1 (rd. 4), Jovanovic - Ponomariov 0-1 (rd. 4), Potkin - Ovod 1-0 (rd. 3), Wege - Kovalenko 0-1 (rd. 3), two games by Motylev, etc.
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