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European Rapid Chess Championship 2014: Jan-Krzysztof Duda is the winner

European Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship 2014The 16-years old Polish Grandmaster Jan-Krzysztof Duda won the European Rapid Chess Championship 2014 that was held on 20-21st December at the Centennial Hall in Wroclaw, Poland.

783 players from 32 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 73 Grandmasters and 192 international title holders.

Eventually four players shared the first place with 9,5 points each: Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Andrei Volokitin, Grzegorz Gajewski and Vladislav Kovalev.

Duda had the best tie-break score and is declared Champion. Volokitin took the silver medal, Gajewski is awarded with bronze.

Monika Socko is the best placed woman, while GM Wlodzimierz Schmidt is top senior.

Final standings:

1-4. GM DUDA Jan-Krzysztof POL R 2467, GM VOLOKITIN Andrei UKR R 2643, GM GAJEWSKI Grzegorz POL R 2633 and GM KOVALEV Vladislav BLR R 2618 – 9,5

5-9. GM WOJTASZEK Radoslaw POL R 2684, IM WARAKOMSKI Tomasz POL R 2491, GM KOROBOV Anton UKR R 2673, GM LYSYJ Igor RUS R 2613 and GM NEIKSANS Arturs LAT R 2581 – 9,0

10-29. IM BORTNYK Olexandr UKR R 2559, GM KOVALENKO Igor LAT R 2721, GM VALLEJO PONS Francisco ESP R 2689, GM MOISEENKO Alexander UKR R 2670, FM ALEKSEENKO Kirill RUS R 2520, GM INARKIEV Ernesto RUS R 2653, GM FEDORCHUK Sergey A. UKR R 2664, GM NAVARA David CZE R 2633, GM DEVIATKIN Andrei RUS R 2587, GM MATLAKOV Maxim RUS R 2684, GM BARTEL Mateusz POL R 2674, GM SWIERCZ Dariusz POL R 2609, GM KEMPINSKI Robert POL R 2584, GM SOCKO Monika POL R 2441, GM KANEP Meelis EST R 2464, IM BERZINSH Roland LAT R 2470, GM AZAROV Sergei BLR R 2611, IM KANTANS Toms LAT R 2477, GM BINDRICH Falko GER 2610 and GM KRASENKOW Michal POL R 2559 – 8,5 etc

Earlier GM David Navara won the European Blitz Chess Championship 2014

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