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Friday, December 20, 2013

Richard Rapport wins European Rapid Chess Championship 2013

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Hello everyone,

Hungarian Grandmaster Richard Rapport won the European Rapid Chess Championship 2013 that was held on 14-15th December at The Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw, Poland.

A total of 736 players from 29 European federations (FIDE Zones 1.1 to 1.10) competed in the 11-round Swiss event with the time control G-15′+10”. The field included 47 Grandmasters and 125 international title holders.

Eventually three players shared the first place with 9,5 points each: Richard Rapport, Vladimir Malakhov and Tigran L Petrosian.

Rapport had the best tie-break score and is declared Champion. Malakhov took the silver medal, Petrosian is awarded with bronze.

Final top standings:
1-3. GM Rapport Richard HUN R 2661, GM Malakhov Vladimir RUS R 2756 and GM Petrosian Tigran L. ARM R 2637 – 9,5
4-10. GM Moiseenko Alexander UKR R 2678, GM Korobov Anton UKR R 2752, GM Jobava Baadur GEO R 2678, GM Socko Bartosz POL R 2661, GM Salgado Lopez Ivan ESP R 2620, GM Lysyj Igor RUS R 2640 and GM Krasenkow MichalPOL R 2609 – 9,0
11-28. GM Cheparinov Ivan BUL R 2710, GM Sargissian Gabriel ARM R 2647, GM Ragger Markus AUT R 2689, GM Dubov Daniil RUS R 2602, GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw POL R 2713, GM Tkachiev Vladislav FRA R 2675, IM Pakleza Zbigniew POL R 2471, GM Ivanisevic Ivan SRB R 2638, GM Tregubov Pavel V. RUS R 2570, GM Bryzgalin Kirill RUS R 2584, GM Neiksans Arturs LAT R 2591, GM Dragun Kamil POL R 2497, GM Azarov Sergei BLR R 2666, GM Stupak Kirill BLR R 2542, IM Kuźmicz Krystian POL R 2446, GM Andriasian Zaven ARM R 2592, IM Plat Vojtech CZE R 2560 and FM Minko Vladimir RUS R 2180 – 8,5

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