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European Blitz Chess Championship 2014: David Navara convincing winner

Grandmaster David Navara won the European Blitz Chess Championship 2014 that was held on 19th December at the Centennial Hall in Wroclaw, Poland.

616 players from 31 European federations (FIDE Zones 1.1 to 1.10), including 176 International title holders, competed in the 11 double-round Swiss event with the time control G-3′+2”.

David Navara finished clear first with 19/22 points, leaving the nearest followers full two points behind. The Czech won ten mini-matches and tied only against GM Marin Bosiocic.

Six players shared the second place with 17/22 points each. According to the additional criteria GM Jan-Krzysztof Duda from Poland claimed the silver medal, while GM Ivan Salgado from Spain took the bronze.

David Navara

David Navara

Final standings:

1. GM NAVARA David CZE B 2705 – 19,0

2-7. GM DUDA Jan-Krzysztof POL B 2525, GM SALGADO Lopez Ivan ESP B 2522, GM SAVCHENKO Boris RUS B 2733, GM ALEKSEEV Evgeny RUS B 2624, GM ANTON Guijarro David ESP B 2664 and GM EFIMENKO Zahar UKR B 2640 – 17,0

8-13. IM BORTNYK Olexandr UKR B 2679, GM KOROBOV Anton UKR B 2752, GM KOVALENKO Igor LAT B 2682, GM VITIUGOV Nikita RUS B 2695, GM LYSYJ Igor RUS B 2577 and GM BOLOGAN Viktor MDA B 2601 – 16,5

14-19. GM BARTEL Mateusz POL B 2585, GM MATLAKOV Maxim RUS B 2683, IM DOURERASSOU Jonathan FRA B 2523, GM KEMPINSKI Robert POL B 2637, IM GEORGIADIS Nico SUI 2465 and GM GAJEWSKI Grzegorz POL B 2560 – 16,0

20-31. GM MITON Kamil POL B 2621, GM CYBOROWSKI Lukasz POL B 2560, GM KOVALEV Vladislav BLR B 2541, GM SOCKO Bartosz POL B 2632, GM BELOUS Vladimir RUS B 2632, GM KULAOTS Kaido EST B 2560, GM MOISEENKO Alexander UKR B 2607, IM NAGY Gabor HUN B 2472, GM AZAROV Sergei BLR B 2602, GM EDOUARD Romain FRA B 2686, GM BINDRICH Falko GER B 2595 and PUTKA Verners LAT B 2416 – 15,5 etc

David Navara ECU

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