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Bartłomiej Macieja Wins Poland Chess Championship

Radosław Wojtaszek shared first but lost to Macieja in the rapid tiebreak

The 66th Polish Chess Championship took place from 26th January to 8th February in the small village of Chotowa in south-eastern Poland. In spite of the serious setback when a number of leading national players canceled participation, the championship was still strong with a field of average rating 2540 FIDE.

The tournament was interesting until the very last round when former European Champion Bartłomiej Macieja caught the current European Rapid Champion Radosław Wojtaszek on the first place tie. According to the tournament propositions, an additional 2-game rapid match was to to be played in order to determinate the sole winner. Macieja pulled 1.5-0.5 and claimed his second title of Poland’s champion (previous on 2004).

Final standings:

1. GM Macieja Bartłomiej 2607 – 7.5

2. GM Wojtaszek Radosław 2608 – 7.5

3. GM Miśta Aleksander 2560 – 7.0

4. GM Bartel Mateusz 2594 – 7.0

5. GM Mitoń Kamil 2595 – 6.5

6. GM Gajewski Grzegorz 2581 – 6.0

7. IM Olszewski Michał 2518 – 5.5

8. IM Piorun Kacper 2464 – 5.0

9. IM Świercz Dariusz 2472 – 5.0

10. GM Dziuba Marcin 2556 – 4.0

11. FM Kanarek Marcel 2453 – 2.5

12. IM Tomczak Jacek 2465 – 2.5

More information on this website (Polish language)


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