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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]
Volodymyr Onyshchuk9/11(+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 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 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]
Valery Kazakouski8/11(+8 -3 =0)[games]
Robert Ruck8/11(+6 -1 =4)[games]
Olexandr Bortnyk8/11(+7 -2 =2)[games]
Vadim Zvjaginsev8/11(+7 -2 =2)[games]
Alexander Huzman8/11(+5 -0 =6)[games]
Zoran Jovanovic8/11(+8 -3 =0)[games]
* (217 players total; 185 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)

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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. D Andreikin vs Robert Shin  1-0282016European Rapid ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
2. Georgy Sakhvadze vs Navara  0-1332016European Rapid ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
3. S Zhigalko vs Artis Auzins  1-0432016European Rapid ChampionshipB53 Sicilian
4. I Hartio vs Wojtaszek  0-1392016European Rapid ChampionshipA33 English, Symmetrical
5. V Onyshchuk vs M Rozhko  1-0362016European Rapid ChampionshipB07 Pirc
6. Svetlana Tishova vs Movsesian  0-1292016European Rapid ChampionshipB40 Sicilian
7. Ponomariov vs R Narva  1-0352016European Rapid ChampionshipB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
8. A Boytsov vs Kovalenko  0-1252016European Rapid ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
9. Leko vs Aleksandrs Jazdanovs  1-0232016European Rapid ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
10. Juri Kuusik vs F Vallejo Pons  0-1252016European Rapid ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
11. Naiditsch vs F B Olsen  1-0322016European Rapid ChampionshipB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
12. Ago Tominga vs A Neiksans  0-1302016European Rapid ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
13. A Riazantsev vs Romualdo Vitale  1-0282016European Rapid ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
14. Arturs Feldmanis vs R Mamedov  0-1332016European Rapid ChampionshipA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
15. E Najer vs T Narva  1-0292016European Rapid ChampionshipC41 Philidor Defense
16. D Bondarenko vs E Alekseev  0-1522016European Rapid ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
17. M Matlakov vs Tonu Heinmets  1-0222016European Rapid ChampionshipB07 Pirc
18. Jeremiasz Konopka vs Shirov 0-1332016European Rapid ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
19. Motylev vs H Ruotanen  1-0212016European Rapid ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
20. Andrei Timoshin vs S Halkias  0-1482016European Rapid ChampionshipC47 Four Knights
21. Vitiugov vs J Fargere  1-0172016European Rapid ChampionshipB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
22. G Dudin vs M Bartel  0-1422016European Rapid ChampionshipE16 Queen's Indian
23. Fridman vs Arijus Ketlerius  1-0362016European Rapid ChampionshipA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
24. Alena Zavgorodniaya vs Turov  0-1522016European Rapid ChampionshipB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
25. A Rakhmanov vs T Penttila  1-0242016European Rapid ChampionshipA20 English
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-23-16  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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