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European Rapid Championship Tournament

Maksim Vavulin10/11(+10 -1 =0)[games]
Jan-Krzysztof Duda9.5/11(+9 -1 =1)[games]
Pavel Ponkratov9.5/11(+9 -1 =1)[games]
Sergei Zhigalko9.5/11(+8 -0 =3)[games]
Wojciech Moranda9.5/11(+8 -0 =3)[games]
Sergey A Fedorchuk9.5/11(+9 -1 =1)[games]
Radoslaw Wojtaszek9/11(+7 -0 =4)[games]
Viktor Gazik9/11(+8 -1 =2)[games]
Laurent Fressinet9/11(+9 -2 =0)[games]
Mikhail Demidov9/11(+7 -0 =4)[games]
Evgeny Alekseev9/11(+8 -1 =2)[games]
Zaven Andriasian9/11(+8 -1 =2)[games]
Jacek Tomczak9/11(+8 -1 =2)[games]
Sabino Brunello9/11(+7 -0 =4)[games]
Michal Krasenkow9/11(+8 -1 =2)[games]
Maciej Klekowski9/11(+9 -2 =0)[games]
Kiril Georgiev9/11(+8 -1 =2)[games]
Igor Kovalenko8.5/11(+8 -2 =1)[games]
Daniel Fridman8.5/11(+8 -2 =1)[games]
Ruslan Ponomariov8.5/11(+7 -1 =3)[games]
David Navara8.5/11(+8 -2 =1)[games]
Ernesto Inarkiev8.5/11(+7 -1 =3)[games]
Vladimir Potkin8.5/11(+8 -2 =1)[games]
Antonios Pavlidis8.5/11(+8 -2 =1)[games]
Maxim Rodshtein8.5/11(+8 -2 =1)[games]
Pavel Tregubov8.5/11(+8 -2 =1)[games]
Vojtech Zwardon8.5/11(+8 -2 =1)[games]
Vladislav Kovalev8.5/11(+7 -1 =3)[games]
Piotr Goluch8.5/11(+8 -2 =1)[games]
Grzegorz Gajewski8.5/11(+8 -2 =1)[games]
Normunds Miezis8.5/11(+8 -2 =1)[games]
Tomas Laurusas8.5/11(+8 -2 =1)[games]
* (509 players total; 477 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
European Rapid Championship (2017)

The 2017 European Rapid Championship was held in Katowice (Poland) on December 16 and December 17 as an 11-round Swiss System open tournament. The time control was 15 minutes per player with a 10-second increment per move. Chief arbiter: Tomasz Delega. The top seed was Ernesto Inarkiev.

19-year-old IM Maksim Vavulin, seeded 68th before the tournament, won with 10/11 after upsetting early leader Jan-Krzysztof Duda in the final round. Five players finished with 9.5/11; Duda took silver and Pavel Ponkratov bronze, while the only player to defeat Vavulin, blitz section champion Sergei Zhigalko, placed just outside the medals in fourth.

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Blitz section: European Blitz Championship (2017)
Previous edition: European Rapid Championships (2016)

 page 1 of 44; games 1-25 of 1,095  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Inarkiev vs M Parhomenko  1-0282017European Rapid ChampionshipA84 Dutch
2. Lidia Czarnecka vs Navara  0-1602017European Rapid ChampionshipB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
3. Ponomariov vs Artjoms Luscenkovs  1-0272017European Rapid ChampionshipB42 Sicilian, Kan
4. H Kruusiauk vs Kovalenko  0-1422017European Rapid ChampionshipE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
5. S Zhigalko vs Arkadiusz Biegalski  1-0262017European Rapid ChampionshipB53 Sicilian
6. Nicolas Skettos vs McShane  0-1272017European Rapid ChampionshipC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
7. Fedorchuk vs Emilia Kmiecik  1-0382017European Rapid ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
8. M Kozlowski vs Wojtaszek  0-1632017European Rapid ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
9. E Alekseev vs D Korcz  1-0382017European Rapid ChampionshipC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
10. Dana Vambute vs Duda  0-1322017European Rapid ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
11. P Ponkratov vs Przemyslaw Laszczak  1-0612017European Rapid ChampionshipA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
12. Michal Pazdzior vs M Bartel  0-1482017European Rapid ChampionshipA10 English
13. Fridman vs Marcin Skowron  1-0382017European Rapid ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
14. A Tyurin vs K Georgiev 0-1352017European Rapid ChampionshipB98 Sicilian, Najdorf
15. Bartlomiej Niedbala vs M Rodshtein  0-1312017European Rapid ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
16. K Miton vs Ryszard Gajzner 1-0362017European Rapid ChampionshipA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
17. Stanislaw Drozniak vs Brunello  0-1302017European Rapid ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
18. M Chigaev vs Jan Wojdak  1-0432017European Rapid ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
19. Jakub Martinka vs M Ragger 0-1452017European Rapid ChampionshipC35 King's Gambit Accepted, Cunningham
20. A Neiksans vs Dominik Ocko  1-0292017European Rapid ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
21. Tomasz Goreczny vs Buhmann  0-1342017European Rapid ChampionshipC34 King's Gambit Accepted
22. K Piorun vs Marcel Butyrowski  1-0362017European Rapid ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
23. Zenon Kurzok vs Z Andriasian  0-1282017European Rapid ChampionshipB20 Sicilian
24. Fressinet vs Areta Jaskunaite  1-0342017European Rapid ChampionshipC53 Giuoco Piano
25. Michal Fiedorek vs M Demidov  0-1592017European Rapid ChampionshipC03 French, Tarrasch
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-17-17  et1: The winner is a Russian IM teenager !
Dec-20-17  JonathanJ: swiss gambit ftw :)
Dec-22-17  Sokrates: Never heard of Maksim Vavulin before. +10 -1 =0 is a Fischer-like result - very impressive in this lot of strong competitors. I assume we shall learn more about this young genius in future.
Dec-22-17  WorstPlayerEver: <Sokrates>

I guess he's studying something, otherwise I can't explain why he plays so little.

Dec-22-17  Sokrates: A good guess, <WorstPlayerEver>, and I hope he studies "something" and only plays chess occasionally. But he sure plays some very entertaining chess - the games are a joy to play through.
Dec-22-17  fisayo123: He's a promising Russian talent. I don't know if he has his 3 GM norms now but he's been known to be one of the highest rated IM's in the world.

Duda was leading the way all through but Vavulin crushed him in the last round.

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