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🏆 European Rapid Championship (2017)

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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: ... [more]

Player: Igor Viktorovich Kovalenko

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. H Kruusiauk vs I V Kovalenko  0-1422017European Rapid ChampionshipE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
2. Andrius Brazdzionis vs I V Kovalenko  0-1562017European Rapid ChampionshipE09 Catalan, Closed
3. Mikhalchishin vs I V Kovalenko  0-1222017European Rapid ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
4. I V Kovalenko vs Vaidotas Valantiejus  1-0322017European Rapid ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
5. I V Kovalenko vs O Wieczorek  1-0662017European Rapid ChampionshipA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
6. I V Kovalenko vs Fressinet 1-0602017European Rapid ChampionshipC48 Four Knights
7. W Moranda vs I V Kovalenko  1-0522017European Rapid ChampionshipE15 Queen's Indian
8. I V Kovalenko vs Potkin  1-0542017European Rapid ChampionshipB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
9. I V Kovalenko vs M Demidov  ½-½612017European Rapid ChampionshipD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. I V Kovalenko vs R Castellanos Rodriguez  1-0382017European Rapid ChampionshipB41 Sicilian, Kan
11. J K Duda vs I V Kovalenko  1-0312017European Rapid ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-17-17  et1: The winner is a Russian IM teenager !
Dec-20-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  JonathanJ: swiss gambit ftw :)
Dec-22-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  WorstPlayerEver: <Sokrates>

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

Dec-22-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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