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Six players share the lead at the Polish Championships

The 70th Polish Chess Championship 2013 and the 65th Polish Chess Championship for women 2013 are taking place on 13th-21st April at Sztygarka, Poland.

After five rounds have passed, six players share the lead on 3.5/5 points in the main event. This rather low leading score shows how evenly strong is this year’s field.

Rating favorite GM Grzegorz Gajewski fell on the first round against IM Jan-Krzysztof Duda, but was able to recover with three straight wins and a draw. He will play against 2011 Junior World Champion GM Dariusz Swiercz in the sixth round.

Gajewski is joined on the top by GM Kamil Miton, GM Kacper Piorun, GM Dariusz Swiercz, IM Kamil Dragun and three times champion GM Mateusz Bartel.

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Mateusz Bartel

Mateusz Bartel

Standings after 5 rounds:

1 GM Mitoń, Kamil 2628 3,5
2 GM Świercz, Dariusz 2622 3,5
3 GM Piorun, Kacper 2529 3,5
4 GM Bartel, Mateusz 2619 3,5
5 IM Dragun, Kamil 2492 3,5
6 GM Gajewski, Grzegorz 2653 3,5
7 GM Tomczak, Jacek 2564 3
8 GM Kempinski, Robert 2599 3
9 GM Socko, Bartosz 2651 3
10 IM Tazbir, Marcin 2555 3
11 GM Markowski, Tomasz 2558 3
12 GM Grabarczyk, Miroslaw 2452 2,5
13 IM Hnydiuk, Aleksander 2400 2,5
14 GM Bulski, Krzysztof 2549 2,5
15 IM Pakleza, Zbigniew 2486 2,5
16 GM Jaracz, Pawel 2548 2,5
17 IM Duda, Jan-Krzysztof 2497 2
18 GM Macieja, Bartłomiej 2608 2
19 IM Kanarek, Marcel 2482 2
20 IM Szeląg, Marcin 2484 2
21 IM Urban, Klaudiusz 2467 2
22 IM Drozdowski, Kacper 2432 1,5
23 k Gajek, Radosław 2303 1,5
24 IM Czakon, Jakub 2485 1,5
25 IM Orzech, Dominik 2379 1
26 FM Licznerski, Łukasz 2338 1

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