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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Korobov wins European Blitz Chess Championship 2013


Grandmaster Anton Korobov won the European Blitz Chess Championship 2013 that was held on 13th December at The Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw, Poland.

437 players from 28 European federations (FIDE Zones 1.1 to 1.10), including 104 International title holders, competed in the 11 double-round Swiss event with the time control G-3′+2”.

Anton Korobov finished clear first with 18,5/22 points, leaving the nearest followers point and a half behind. The Ukrainian won eight mini-matches, tied two, and lost only against Radosław Wojtaszek.

Vladislav Tkachiev improved on the last year bronze to this time win the silver medal after edging the Polish champion Bartosz Socko on tie-break. Socko is awarded with the bronze.

Final standings:

1. GM Korobov Anton UKR B 2753 – 18.5

2-3. GM Tkachiev Vladislav FRA B 2688 and GM Socko Bartosz POL B 2618 – 17.0

4-7. GM Rapport Richard HUN B 2598, GM Dubov Daniil RUS B 2683, GM Sargissian Gabriel ARM B 2702 and GM Andriasian Zaven ARM B 2679 – 16.5

8-12. GM Wojtaszek Radosław POL 2711, GM Petrosian Tigran L. ARM B 2613, GM Grigoryan Karen H. ARM B 2543, GM Cheparinov Ivan BUL B 2668 and GM Kulaots Kaido EST B 2564 – 16.0 etc

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