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European Blitz Championship Tournament

Dmitry Andreikin22/26(+18 -0 =8)[games]
Rauf Mamedov20.5/26(+18 -3 =5)[games]
Sergei Zhigalko19.5/26(+17 -4 =5)[games]
Maxim Matlakov19.5/26(+17 -4 =5)[games]
Peter Leko19/26(+15 -3 =8)[games]
Zaven Andriasian19/26(+16 -4 =6)[games]
Olexandr Bortnyk19/26(+17 -5 =4)[games]
Victor Bologan19/26(+16 -4 =6)[games]
David Navara19/26(+18 -6 =2)[games]
David Anton Guijarro19/26(+15 -3 =8)[games]
Nikita Vitiugov18.5/26(+15 -4 =7)[games]
Zoran Jovanovic18.5/26(+17 -6 =3)[games]
Radoslaw Wojtaszek18.5/26(+14 -3 =9)[games]
Francisco Vallejo Pons18/26(+13 -3 =10)[games]
Igor Kovalenko18/26(+18 -8 =0)[games]
Pavel Ponkratov18/26(+16 -6 =4)[games]
Nils Grandelius18/26(+15 -5 =6)[games]
Volodymyr Onyshchuk18/26(+15 -5 =6)[games]
Alojzije Jankovic18/26(+17 -7 =2)[games]
Alexander Huzman18/26(+15 -5 =6)[games]
Patrick Zelbel18/26(+15 -5 =6)[games]
Klementy Sychev17.5/26(+15 -6 =5)[games]
Vojtech Plat17.5/26(+16 -7 =3)[games]
Miguel Munoz Pantoja17.5/26(+15 -6 =5)[games]
Antonios Pavlidis17.5/26(+16 -7 =3)[games]
Mateusz Bartel17.5/26(+15 -6 =5)[games]
Kaido Kulaots17.5/26(+16 -7 =3)[games]
Arkadij Naiditsch17.5/26(+16 -7 =3)[games]
Piotr Brodowski17.5/26(+17 -8 =1)[games]
Ruslan Ponomariov17/26(+12 -4 =10)[games]
Sergei Movsesian17/26(+14 -6 =6)[games]
Ivan Saric17/26(+15 -7 =4)[games]
* (178 players total; 146 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
European Blitz Championship (2016)

Played in the Park Inn by Radisson Meriton Conference & Spa Hotel Tallinn, Estonia, 17-18 December 2016. Andreikin won (22/26), ahead of Mamedov (20.5), Zhigalko (19.5) and Matlakov (19.5) (510 participants).

Official site: Final ranking table:

 page 1 of 33; games 1-25 of 825  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Mamedov vs S Zaksaite  1-0312016European Blitz ChampionshipB40 Sicilian
2. O Badelka vs Navara  0-1292016European Blitz ChampionshipA20 English
3. Ponomariov vs E Mierins  1-0372016European Blitz ChampionshipC50 Giuoco Piano
4. Denis Shipulin vs O Bortnyk  0-1312016European Blitz ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
5. V Onyshchuk vs Ivans Kolesnikovs  1-0212016European Blitz ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
6. Fedor Polyakov vs Z Andriasian  0-1182016European Blitz ChampionshipA57 Benko Gambit
7. D Andreikin vs Rene Lumiste  1-0342016European Blitz ChampionshipA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
8. M Yugina vs S Zhigalko  0-1192016European Blitz ChampionshipE12 Queen's Indian
9. Leko vs Artis Auzins  1-0212016European Blitz ChampionshipB10 Caro-Kann
10. M Lupik vs Vitiugov  0-1262016European Blitz ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
11. S Orehek vs M Matlakov  0-1352016European Blitz ChampionshipB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
12. Kovalenko vs Eke Tominga  1-0432016European Blitz ChampionshipC55 Two Knights Defense
13. Girts Tenis vs Wojtaszek  0-1402016European Blitz ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
14. I Saric vs P Gasik  1-0122016European Blitz ChampionshipB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
15. P Kopsa vs E Alekseev  0-1202016European Blitz ChampionshipA63 Benoni, Fianchetto, 9...Nbd7
16. Movsesian vs Tom Eriksson  1-0262016European Blitz ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
17. Margareth Olde vs P Ponkratov  0-1282016European Blitz ChampionshipA15 English
18. M Munoz Pantoja vs Filipp Obolonin  1-0342016European Blitz ChampionshipB20 Sicilian
19. M Gorodetzky vs Z Kozul  0-1362016European Blitz ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
20. F Vallejo Pons vs R Narmontas  1-0202016European Blitz ChampionshipB40 Sicilian
21. A Boytsov vs O Cvitan  0-1502016European Blitz ChampionshipA05 Reti Opening
22. Naiditsch vs Vaidotas Valantiejus  1-0332016European Blitz ChampionshipB50 Sicilian
23. M Kobalia vs Rihards Bekasovs  1-0342016European Blitz ChampionshipC00 French Defense
24. T Narva vs A Pavlidis  0-1222016European Blitz ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
25. Nikolay Shirshov vs V Zakhartsov  0-1392016European Blitz ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-23-16  notyetagm: Andreikin did not lose a single game in the blitz!
Dec-23-16  Eyal: An interview with Andreikin on this tournament:
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Chess-Results has but gives no crosstable for this event. Or I cannot find it.

Perhaps too much, even for them.

Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Anyway, standings list updated for the 45 players with 17 points or more, see European Blitz Championships (2016).

There are many missing games (>500 players! - and not all in CG). Seven wrong game results found (supposed correct result in parentheses): S Orehek vs M Matlakov, 2016 (0-1), O Bortnyk vs M Luch, 2016 (1-0), Bologan vs N Vitiugov, 2016 (0-1), F Fargere vs A Pavlidis, 2016 (1/2), Z Kozul vs A Rakhmanov, 2016 (0-1), M Marin vs Z Kozul, 2016 (0-1) and Alexander Timerkhanov vs M Kobalia, 2016 (0-1). Slips sent on these.

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