European Online Blitz Championship: Live!

by ChessBase
12/20/2020 – The European Blitz Championship is taking place online on December 18-20. An 11-round Swiss tournament, played on Friday, served as a qualifier for the knockout to be played on Saturday and Sunday — 16 players from the Swiss event will get a spot in the knockout. The action kicks off at 17:00 UTC (18:00 CET, 13:00 ET).

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The order of the players in the play-off is determined by the final standing in the qualification stage. The pairings for the first round are 1-16, 2-15, 3-14, 4-13, 5-12, 6-11, 7-10 and 8-9. Players will compete in four-game matches.

  • TOP16 - Saturday 19th of December - 20:00 - 22:00 CET - Players 2300+ promoted from the swiss tournament, rate of play 3’+2”, play-off, four-game matches + Armageddon (5’ vs 4’ with no increment).
  • TOP4 - Sunday 20th of December - 20:00 - 22:00 CET - Semifinals, final, 3rd place match, rate of play 3’+2”, play-off, four games match + Armageddon (5’ vs 4’ with no increment).


  • Alexei Shirov vs. Georg Meier
  • Matthias Bluebaum vs. Aleksandar Indjic
  • David Navara vs. Levan Pantsulaia
  • Manuel Petrosyan vs. Gawain Jones

Semifinals (Sunday at 20:00 CET)

  • Alexei Shirov vs. Matthias Bluebaum
  • David Navara vs. Gawain Jones

See full info in our preview article.

Live games



The qualifier is an 11-round Swiss tournament. The best 16 players qualify for the TOP16 play-off. The time control is 3 minutes for the whole game with 2-second increments from the start.


  • Buchholz Cut 1
  • Buchholz
  • The greater number of games played with black
  • The greater number of wins

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