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22/07/2022

21st European Youth Rapid & Blitz Championships

 

The 21st European Youth Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships were held in the Conference Hall of the Lazart Hotel, Thessaloniki (Thessalonica), Greece, from 19th to 23rd July 2022.  The aged categories involved were under 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 years, each with separate Open (boys and girls) and Girls’ sections.  The only Yorkshire player participating in the event seems to have been Maksym Kryshtafor of Ukraine and York, who played in the 9-round Under-8 Rapidplay event on 20th & 21st July, and in the 9‑round (2 games per round) Under-8 Blitz event on 22nd July.

 

In the Under-8 Open Rapid event, Maksym was clear first with 8 points out of 9, which was ˝ a point ahead of 2nd-placed fellow Ukrainian Pavlo Uzun who beat Maksym but lost to 4th-placed George Chan of England and drew with 3rd-placed Balazs Kovacs of Roumania.  Maksym on the other hand won all his other 8 games.  That was just the warm-up of course.

 

In the Blitz, where two games were played in each round, reversing colours for the second, Maksym finished clear first with an amazing 100% score of 18 points out of 18!!  George Chan of England came second, which was a creditable success for England, but he was trailing 4˝ points behind the winner!

 

A special mention (and sympathy) is deserved perhaps by local player Emmanouil Diamantis who played all his 27 games despite losing every one apart from a full-point bye.

 

Round-by-round results of the two events were as follows.

 

Rapid

(15 minutes for the game with 10-second increment per move from move 1)

No

Name

Rating

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

1

Maksym Kryshtafor

1302

1

B

11

1

W

5

1

B

4

1

B

3

0

W

2

1

W

9

1

B

12

1

W

6

1

B

10

 

Ukraine (& York)

 

 

1

 

 

2

 

 

3

 

 

4

 

 

4

 

 

5

 

 

6

 

 

7

 

 

8

 

2

Pavlo Uzun

1140

0

B

4

1

W

11

1

B

10

1

W

6

1

B

1

1

W

8

˝

B

3

1

W

7

1

B

9

 

Ukraine

 

 

0

 

 

1

 

 

2

 

 

3

 

 

4

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Balazs Kovacs

1360

1

B

15

1

W

9

1

B

6

0

W

1

0

B

4

1

W

5

˝

W

2

1

B

10

1

W

12

 

Roumania

 

 

1

 

 

2

 

 

3

 

 

3

 

 

3

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

George Chen

1519

1

W

2

1

B

7

0

W

1

1

B

12

1

W

3

1

B

6

1

W

9

0

B

5

0

B

8

 

England

 

 

1

 

 

2

 

 

2

 

 

3

 

 

4

 

 

5

 

 

6

 

 

6

 

 

6

 

5

Yevhen Yavorskyi

1198

1

W

10

0

B

1

1

W

8

˝

B

7

0

W

6

0

B

3

1

-

bye

1

W

4

1

B

14

 

Ukraine

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

Rares-Stefan Apostu

1326

1

W

12

1

B

8

0

W

3

0

B

2

1

B

5

0

W

4

1

W

13

0

B

1

1

W

15

 

Roumania

 

 

1

 

 

2

 

 

2

 

 

2

 

 

3

 

 

3

 

 

4

 

 

4

 

 

5

 

7

Kushagra Rohatgi

1235

1

B

14

0

W

4

1

B

13

˝

W

5

0

B

9

˝

W

12

1

B

8

0

B

2

1

-

bye

 

Germany

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

4

 

 

4

 

 

5

 

8

Jindrich Trejbal

0

1

-

bye

0

W

6

0

B

5

1

W

13

1

B

10

0

B

2

0

W

7

1

B

15

1

W

4

 

Czechia

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

2

 

 

3

 

 

3

 

 

3

 

 

4

 

 

5

 

9

Vasil Antonov

1250

1

W

13

0

B

3

˝

W

12

1

B

11

1

W

7

0

B

1

0

B

4

1

W

14

0

W

2

 

Bulgaria

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

Dionysios Eleftherios Skodras

0

0

B

5

1

-

bye

0

W

2

1

B

14

0

W

8

˝

B

11

1

W

15

1

B

13

0

W

1

 

Greece

 

 

0

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

2

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

Oscar Durham

0

0

W

1

0

B

2

1

B

15

0

W

9

1

-

bye

˝

W

10

1

B

14

0

W

3

1

B

13

 

England

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

Marios Diamantopoulos

0

0

B

6

1

W

14

˝

B

9

0

W

4

1

W

15

˝

B

7

0

W

1

1

-

bye

0

B

3

 

Greece

 

 

0

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

3

 

 

4

 

 

4

 

13

Faust Kovac

0

0

B

9

1

W

15

0

W

7

0

B

8

1

W

14

1

-

bye

0

B

6

0

W

11

0

W

11

 

Croatia

 

 

0

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

2

 

 

3

 

 

3

 

 

3

 

 

3

 

14

Ioannis Siskos

0

0

W

7

0

B

12

1

-

bye

0

W

10

0

B

13

1

B

15

0

W

11

0

B

9

0

W

5

 

Greece

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

2

 

 

2

 

 

2

 

 

2

 

15

Emmanouil Diamantis

0

0

W

3

0

B

13

0

W

11

1

-

bye

0

B

12

0

W

14

0

B

10

0

W

8

0

B

6

 

Greece

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

Blitz

(3 minutes for the game with 2-second increment per move from move 1)

No

Name

Rating

1

a

1

b

2

a

2

b

3

a

3

b

4

a

4

b

5

a

1

Maksym Kryshtafor

1420

1

W

14

1

B

14

1

B

3

1

W

3

1

W

2

1

B

2

1

B

4

1

W

4

1

W

6

 

Ukraine (& York)

 

 

1

 

 

2

 

 

3

 

 

4

 

 

5

 

 

6

 

 

7

 

 

8

 

 

9

 

2

George Chen

1454

1

B

5

1

W

5

1

W

10

1

B

10

0

B

1

0

W

1

1

W

8

˝

B

8

1

W

3

 

England

 

 

1

 

 

2

 

 

3

 

 

4

 

 

4

 

 

4

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

3

Rares-Stefan Apostu

1247

1

W

9

1

B

9

0

W

1

0

B

1

1

W

7

1

B

7

˝

B

5

1

W

5

0

B

2

 

Roumania

 

 

1

 

 

2

 

 

2

 

 

2

 

 

3

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Balazs Kovacs

1193

0

W

11

1

B

11

1

B

12

1

W

12

0

B

8

1

W

8

0

W

1

0

B

1

1

W

9

 

Roumania

 

 

0

 

 

1

 

 

2

 

 

3

 

 

3

 

 

4

 

 

4

 

 

4

 

 

5

 

5

Pavlo Uzun

1127

0

W

2

0

B

2

1

B

11

1

W

11

1

B

9

1

W

9

˝

W

3

0

B

3

1

B

8

 

Ukraine

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

1

 

 

2

 

 

3

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

Jindrich Trejbal

1138

1

B

7

1

W

7

0

W

8

˝

B

8

0

B

10

1

W

10

1

W

11

1

B

11

0

B

1

 

Czechia

 

 

1

 

 

2

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

Yevhen Yavorskyi

0

0

W

6

0

B

6

1

W

13

1

B

13

0

B

3

0

W

3

1

B

10

1

W

10

1

B

12

 

Ukraine

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

1

 

 

2

 

 

2

 

 

2

 

 

3

 

 

4

 

 

5

 

8

Kushagra Rohatgi

1235

˝

B

12

1

W

12

1

B

6

˝

W

6

1

W

4

0

B

4

0

B

2

˝

W

2

0

W

5

 

Germany

 

 

˝

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

4

 

 

4

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

9

Oscar Durham

0

0

B

3

0

W

3

1

B

14

1

W

14

0

W

5

0

B

5

1

W

13

1

B

13

0

B

4

 

Englan

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

1

 

 

2

 

 

2

 

 

2

 

 

3

 

 

4

 

 

4

 

10

Vasil Antonov

1268

1

B

13

1

W

13

0

B

2

0

W

2

1

W

6

0

B

6

0

W

7

0

B

7

1

B

14

 

Bulgaria

 

 

1

 

 

2

 

 

2

 

 

2

 

 

3

 

 

3

 

 

3

 

 

3

 

 

4

 

11

Dionysios Eleftherios Skodra

0

1

B

4

0

W

4

0

W

5

0

B

5

1

W

12

˝

B

12

0

B

6

0

W

6

0

B

13

 

Greece

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

Faust Kovac

0

˝

W

8

0

B

8

0

W

4

0

B

4

0

B

11

˝

W

11

1

B

14

1

W

14

0

W

7

 

CRO

 

 

˝

 

 

˝

 

 

˝

 

 

˝

 

 

˝

 

 

1

 

 

2

 

 

3

 

 

3

 

13

Marios Diamantopoulos

0

0

W

10

0

B

10

0

B

7

0

W

7

1

W

14

1

B

14

0

B

9

0

W

9

1

W

11

 

Greece

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

1

 

 

2

 

 

2

 

 

2

 

 

3

 

14

Emmanouil Diamantis

0

0

B

1

0

W

1

0

W

9

0

B

9

0

B

13

0

W

13

0

W

12

0

B

12

0

W

10

 

Greece

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

No

Name

Rating

5

b

6

a

6

b

7

a

7

b

8

a

8

b

9

a

9

b

1

Maksym Kryshtafor

1420

1

B

6

1

B

5

1

W

5

1

B

8

1

W

8

1

W

7

1

B

7

1

W

9

1

B

9

 

Ukraine (& York)

 

 

10

 

 

11

 

 

12

 

 

13

 

 

14

 

 

15

 

 

16

 

 

17

 

 

18

 

2

George Chen

1454

0

B

3

1

B

7

1

W

7

1

B

4

˝

W

4

˝

W

6

1

B

6

1

B

12

1

W

12

 

England

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

 

 

10˝

 

 

11˝

 

 

12˝

 

 

13˝

 

3

Rares-Stefan Apostu

1247

1

W

2

1

W

4

0

B

4

1

B

6

˝

W

6

1

W

13

1

B

13

1

B

8

1

W

8

 

Roumania

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

10

 

 

11

 

 

12

 

 

13

 

4

Balazs Kovacs

1193

1

B

9

0

B

3

1

W

3

0

W

2

˝

B

2

1

B

5

1

W

5

1

W

10

1

B

10

 

Roumania

 

 

6

 

 

6

 

 

7

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10˝

 

 

11˝

 

5

Pavlo Uzun

1127

1

W

8

0

W

1

0

B

1

1

B

13

1

W

13

0

W

4

0

B

4

1

B

14

1

W

14

 

Ukraine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10˝

 

6

Jindrich Trejbal

1138

0

W

1

1

W

9

˝

B

9

0

W

3

˝

B

3

˝

B

2

0

W

2

1

B

13

1

W

13

 

Czechia

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

8

 

 

9

 

 

10

 

7

Yevhen Yavorskyi

0

1

W

12

0

W

2

0

B

2

1

B

14

1

W

14

0

B

1

0

W

1

1

W

11

1

B

11

 

Ukraine

 

 

6

 

 

6

 

 

6

 

 

7

 

 

8

 

 

8

 

 

8

 

 

9

 

 

10

 

8

Kushagra Rohatgi

1235

0

B

5

1

B

10

1

W

10

0

W

1

0

B

1

1

W

14

1

B

14

0

W

3

0

B

3

 

Germany

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

Oscar Durham

0

0

W

4

0

B

6

˝

W

6

1

W

12

1

B

12

1

W

11

1

B

11

0

B

1

0

W

1

 

England

 

 

4

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

Vasil Antonov

1268

1

W

14

0

W

8

0

B

8

1

B

11

1

W

11

0

W

12

1

B

12

0

B

4

0

W

4

 

Bulgaria

 

 

5

 

 

5

 

 

5

 

 

6

 

 

7

 

 

7

 

 

8

 

 

8

 

 

8

 

11

Dionysios Eleftherios Skodras

0

1

W

13

1

W

14

1

B

14

0

W

10

0

B

10

0

B

9

0

W

9

0

B

7

0

W

7

 

Greece

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

Faust Kovac

0

0

B

7

1

W

13

0

B

13

0

B

9

0

W

9

1

B

10

0

W

10

0

W

2

0

B

2

 

Croatia

 

 

3

 

 

4

 

 

4

 

 

4

 

 

4

 

 

5

 

 

5

 

 

5

 

 

5

 

13

Marios Diamantopoulos

0

0

B

11

0

B

12

1

W

12

0

W

5

0

B

5

0

B

3

0

W

3

0

W

6

0

B

6

 

Greece

 

 

3

 

 

3

 

 

4

 

 

4

 

 

4

 

 

4

 

 

4

 

 

4

 

 

4

 

14

Emmanouil Diamantis

0

0

B

10

0

B

11

0

W

11

0

W

7

0

B

7

0

B

8

0

W

8

0

W

5

0

B

5

 

Greece

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

0