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20/12/2020

European On-Line Blitz Chess Championship

 

Yorkshire-born and resident Gawain Jones won the European On-line Blitz Chess Championship which ran from 18th to 20th December 2020.

 

A field of 350 played an 11-round qualifying event to produce 16 finalists.  Gawain then whittled the opposition down, ultimately beating Alexei Shirov by 2- in the final, which is pretty impressive.  See result details below.

 

He is due to play in the British On-Line Blitz Championship on 30/12/2020.

 

The event started with an 11-round qualifying Swiss contested by 323 players, the top 16 of whom qualified for the final, knock-out section.  Only two players from the British Isles participated, both from England, with not even a Scottish player participating.

 

The top 16 in the 11-round 323-player Swiss were:

 

Final

Place

Initial

Ranking

 

Name

FED

Rtg

Pts.

 TB1 

 TB2 

 TB3 

 TB4 

1

3

GM

Radoslaw Wojtaszek

POL

2705

9

74.5

79.5

5

6

2

35

GM

Robert Hovhannisyan

ARM

2642

9

73.5

78.0

6

7

3

142

GM

Levan Pantsulaia

GEO

2553

9

72.5

77.0

5

8

4

63

GM

Vladimir Onischuk

UKR

2622

9

69.5

73.5

6

7

5

87

GM

Aleksandar Indjic

SRB

2604

9

66.5

71.5

5

8

6

6

GM

David Navara

CZE

2697

8

74.5

80.0

5

7

7

14

GM

Gawain C B Jones

ENG

2670

8

74.5

79.0

6

8

8

171

GM

Mikhail Demidov

RUS

2523

8

74.5

78.5

6

7

9

22

GM

Alexei Shirov

ESP

2662

8

68.5

73.0

5

6

10

55

GM

Bogdan-Daniel Deac

ROU

2625

8

67.5

73.0

5

8

11

103

GM

Eltaj Safarli

AZE

2598

8

65.5

69.5

5

8

12

49

IM

Deniz Ozen

TUR

2397

8

81.5

88.0

5

6

13

11

GM

Matthias Bluebaum

GER

2670

8

76.0

80.0

5

7

14

50

GM

Mustafa Yilmaz

TUR

2630

8

71.5

74.5

6

7

15

54

GM

Manuel Petrosyan

ARM

2628

8

71.0

76.5

6

7

16

51

GM

Georg Meier

GER

2628

8

71.0

75.0

5

5

The only other UK player was:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

213

238

GM

Daniel H Fernandez

ENG

2466

4.0

 

 

 

 

out of 323

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There were 15 players on 8 out of 11, and the top 5 on tie-break qualified for the final 16.

 

Eighth-Finals 19/12/2020 at 20.00

Rtg

Name

Score

Name

Rtg

2705

Radoslaw Wojtaszek

2-3

Meier Georg

2628

2628

Manuel Petrosyan

3-2

Hovhannisyan Robert

2642

2553

Levan Pantsulaia

3-2

Yilmaz Mustafa

2630

2670

Matthias Bluebaum

2‑

Onischuk Vladimir

2622

2604

Aleksandar Indjic

3-0

Ozen Deniz

2397

2598

Eltaj Safarli

1-3

Navara David

2697

2670

Gawain Jones

2‑1

Deac Bogdan-Daniel

2625

2662

Alexei Shirov

3-2

Demidov Mikhail

2523

Curiously, none of the 5 players with the highest score of 9 points in the 11-round Swiss got through this first K-O round!

 

Quarter-Finals 19/12/2020 at 21.32

Rtg

Name

Score

Name

Rtg

2628

Georg Meier

1-3

Alexei Shirov

2662

2670

Matthias Bluebaum

3-1

Aleksandar Indjic

2604

2697

David Navara

2‑

Levan Pantsulaia

2553

2628

Manuel Petrosyan

2-3

Gawain Jones

2670

 

Semi-Finals 20/12/2020 at 20.00

Rtg

Name

Score

Name

Rtg

2662

Alexei Shirov

3-2

Matthias Bluebaum

2670

2697

David Navara

2-3

Gawain Jones

2670

 

Final 20/12/2020

Rtg

Name

Score

Name

Rtg

2662

Alexei Shirov

‑2

Gawain Jones

2670