The (open) European Blitz for Lysyj and Rapid to Sargissian

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12/7/2019 – In the Estonian capital Tallinn, the European Championships in Rapid and Blitz Chess were held from Thursday to Saturday. The new Rapid European Champion with 10½/13 was Armenian Gabriel Sargissian (pictured) ahead of Rauf Mamedov (Azerbaijan) and Alexander Riazantsev (Russia) on tiebreak. The European Blitz Championship went to Igor Lysyj (Russia) with 17.0/22 on tiebreak ahead of the tied Zaven Adriasian (Armenia) and Andrey Esipenko (Russia). | Photos: ECU / Alon Shulman

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Rapid

The European Rapid Chess Championship were played on the 5th and 6th of December.

GMs Gabriel Sargissian (2716) topped the starting list for the rapid, and finished where he started.

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Final standings (Top 20)

Rk. Name Pts.  TB1 
1 Sargissian Gabriel 10,5 0,0
2 Mamedov Rauf 10,5 0,0
3 Riazantsev Alexander 10,5 0,0
4 Motylev Alexander 10,0 0,0
5 Esipenko Andrey 10,0 0,0
6 Turov Maxim 10,0 0,0
7 Guseinov Gadir 10,0 0,0
8 Kulaots Kaido 9,5 0,0
9 Sebenik Matej 9,5 0,0
10 Saric Ante 9,5 0,0
11 Lysyj Igor 9,5 0,0
12 Usmanov Vasily 9,5 0,0
13 Andriasian Zaven 9,5 0,0
14 Sipila Vilka 9,5 0,0
15 Dordzhieva Dinara 9,5 0,0
16 Aleksandrov Aleksej 9,5 0,0
17 Sanz Wawer Daniel 9,5 0,0
18 Postny Evgeny 9,5 0,0
19 Mickevicius Juras 9,5 0,0
20 Nguyen Thai Dai Van 9,0 0,0

Rapid winners

Top three (L-to-R): Mamedov, Sargissian, Riazantsev | Photo: ECU / Alon Shulman

Blitz

Blitz was played on December 7th — all 22 rounds! Igor Lysyj (Russia) was the top scorer. Players received 3 minutes for the entire game, plus a 2-second bonus per move starting from move one.

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Final standings (top 20)

Rk. Name Pts.  TB1 
1 Lysyj Igor 17,0 0,0
2 Andriasian Zaven 17,0 0,0
3 Esipenko Andrey 17,0 0,0
4 Morozevich Alexander 16,5 0,0
5 Stupak Kirill 16,5 0,0
6 Guseinov Gadir 16,0 0,0
7 Turov Maxim 16,0 0,0
8 Motylev Alexander 16,0 0,0
9 Ruck Robert 16,0 0,0
10 Demidov Mikhail 15,5 0,0
11 Mamedov Rauf 15,5 0,0
12 Sanal Vahap 15,5 0,0
13 Lintchevski Daniil 15,5 0,0
14 Popov Valerij 15,5 0,0
15 Sebenik Matej 15,5 0,0
16 Ziska Helgi Dam 15,5 0,0
17 Shubin Kirill 15,5 0,0
18 Sargissian Gabriel 15,0 0,0
19 Galopoulos Nikolaos 15,0 0,0
20 Nguyen Thai Dai Van 15,0 0,0

Blitz winners

Igor Lysyj (middle), left Adriasian, right Esipenko | Photos: ECU / Alon Shulman

The venue was the Sokos Hotel Viru

Rapid starting rank (Top 20)

No. Name Rtg
1 Sargissian Gabriel 2716
2 Guseinov Gadir 2705
3 Motylev Alexander 2670
4 Mamedov Rauf 2661
5 Ziska Helgi Dam 2646
6 Postny Evgeny 2644
7 Turov Maxim 2640
8 Andriasian Zaven 2633
9 Bernadskiy Vitaliy 2633
10 Popov Valerij 2625
11 Esipenko Andrey 2623
12 Alekseev Evgeny 2619
13 Stupak Kirill 2617
14 Demidov Mikhail 2614
15 Riazantsev Alexander 2599
16 Sanal Vahap 2597
17 Lysyj Igor 2588
18 Aleksandrov Aleksej 2577
19 Khalifman Alexander 2577
20 Potapov Pavel 2565

...470 Players

Zaven Andriasian (2766), also from Armenia, leads the blitz rankings.

Blitz starting list (Top 20)

No. Name Rtg
1 Andriasian Zaven 2766
2 Sargissian Gabriel 2676
3 Postny Evgeny 2644
4 Demidov Mikhail 2637
5 Mamedov Rauf 2635
6 Lysyj Igor 2628
7 Ziska Helgi Dam 2614
8 Alekseev Evgeny 2613
9 Babula Vlastimil 2605
10 Riazantsev Alexander 2604
11 Motylev Alexander 2594
12 Guseinov Gadir 2593
13 Esipenko Andrey 2582
14 Saric Ante 2577
15 Sanal Vahap 2563
16 Kulaots Kaido 2562
17 Hjartarson Johann 2559
18 Lintchevski Daniil 2553
19 Yuffa Daniil 2548
20 Ruck Robert 2537

...460 Players

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