Wojtaszek wins European Rapid Championship Print
Monday, 22 December 2008 13:03

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Radoslaw Wojtaszek Superior at the European Rapid Championship
8th Amplico AIG Life Tournament, 20-21st December
Report by Chessdom.com

The winner of the 8th Amplico AIG Life tournament and new European Rapid Champion is Poland's star Radoslaw Wojtaszek, with incredible score of 11,5 points out of 13 games. Wojtaszek, Vishy Anand's second, made only 3 draws and won all remaining games.

Shared on 2-5th were Valery Popov (Russia), Alexey Aleksandrov (Belarus), Nikita Vitiugov (Russia) and Luka Lenic (Slovenia) with 10,5.

Best female player was Anna Muzychuk (Slovenia) and she finished 18th with 9,5. Natalia Zdebskaja, who performed very well on Saturday, finished on 32nd place.

Final standings:

1. GM Wojtaszek, Radosław POL 2599 - 11.5

2-5. GM Popov, Valerij RUS 2542, GM Aleksandrov, Aleksej BLR 2617, GM Vitiugov, Nikita RUS 2638 and GM Lenic, Luka SLO 2569 - 10.5

6-16. GM Krasenkow, Michal POL 2624, GM Azarov, Sergei BLR 2613, GM Fridman, Daniel GER 2630, GM Jussupow, Artur GER 2570, GM Fedorchuk, Sergey A. UKR 2603, GM Gritsak, Orest UKR 2519, GM Shirov, Alexei ESP 2726, GM Zhigalko, Sergei BLR 2592, GM Macieja, Bartlomiej POL 2600, GM Mastrovasilis, Dimitrios GRE 2572 and GM Markowski, Tomasz POL 2605 - 10.0

17-31. GM Drozdovskij, Yuri UKR 2587, IM Muzychuk, Anna SLO 2508, GM Gajewski, Grzegorz POL 2577, GM Miśta, Aleksander POL 2559, GM Zhigalko, Andrey BLR 2568, GM Sulskis, Sarunas LTU 2572, GM Mitoń, Kamil POL 2604, GM Cyborowski, Lukasz POL 2504, GM Gustafsson, Jan GER 2634, IM Tomczak, Jacek POL 2461, GM Zinchenko, Yaroslav UKR 2536, GM Malisauskas, Vidmantas LTU 2479, IM Lipka, Juraj SVK 2426, IM Ipatov, Alexander UKR 2472 and GM Malakhatko, Vadim BEL 2633 - 9.5 etc.

News by GM Mateusz Bartel

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