European Rapid Championship, 20-21st December
The 8th Amplico AIG Life Tournament is taking place on 20-21st December in Warsaw. This event is at the same time European Rapid Championship. There are 650 players participating with 15″ + 10 sec per move time control. Rules and regulations.
After 8 rounds, two Polish players are leading – Radoslaw Wojtaszek and Michal Krasenkow with 7,5. Seven players with 7.0 points are following, and among them is terrific Natalia Zdebskaja from Ukraine who have already beaten Macieja, Shirov and Malaniuk!
Elo favourite – Alexei Shirov – is currently sharing 10-26th with 6.5 points.
Round 8 standings:
1-2. GM Krasenkow, Michal POL 2624 and GM Wojtaszek, Radosław POL 2599 – 7.5
3-9. GM Popov, Valerij RUS 2542, WGM Zdebskaja, Natalia UKR 2419, GM Fridman, Daniel GER 2630, GM Drozdovskij, Yuri UKR 2587, GM Jussupow, Artur GER 2570, GM Cyborowski, Lukasz POL 2504 and IM Moranda, Wojciech POL 2536 – 7.0
10-26. GM Miśta, Aleksander POL 2559, GM Aleksandrov, Aleksej BLR 2617, GM Jaracz, Pawel POL 2513, GM Gustafsson, Jan GER 2634, GM Shirov, Alexei ESP 2726, GM Fedorchuk, Sergey A. UKR 2603, GM Mastrovasilis, Dimitrios GRE 2572, GM Azarov, Sergei BLR 2613, GM Zhigalko, Andrey BLR 2568, GM Sumets, Andrey UKR 2545, GM Sulskis, Sarunas LTU 2572, GM Gajewski, Grzegorz POL 2577, FM Piorun, Kacper POL 2472, GM Lenic, Luka SLO 2569, IM Jakubowski, Krzysztof POL 2507, IM Saric, Ivan CRO 2516 and GM Gritsak, Orest UKR 2519 – 6.5 etc
The remaining five rounds are being played on Sunday.
News by GM Mateusz Bartel