Polish Championships: Double victory for married couple

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6/1/2024 – Radosław Wojtaszek and Alina Kashlinskaya, who are husband and wife, won the 2024 edition of the Polish Championships, in the open and the women’s section respectively. Wojtaszek won his sixth national title and is now just one tournament victory short of Wlodzimierz Schmidt’s record. kashlinskaya, on her part, claimed her maiden gold in this prestigious event. | Photo: Michal Walusza

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Wojtaszek and Kashlinskaya triumph

Press release by FIDE

Radosław Wojtaszek and Alina Kashlinskaya are the new Polish Champions. A rare feat by a married couple! Radosław won his sixth title and is now just one victory short of Wlodzimierz Schmidt’s record (7 titles). Alina claimed her maiden gold in this prestigious event. In addition to the titles, the new Polish champions will receive cash prizes: 25,000 PLN (approximately USD 6,350) each.

The PGNiG TERMIKA Individual Polish Chess Championship and the Dr Irena Eris Cosmetics Individual Polish Women’s Chess Championship took place from May 22 to 30 in Rzeszow, the largest city in southeastern Poland. Unlike the last three editions, the tournaments were played in the same format: as 10-player round-robins.

In the open event, Radosław Wojtaszek confirmed his status as pre-tournament favourite. The top seed turned in an excellent performance, scoring 7/9 points and finishing the event with three straight victories.

Jacek Tomczak and Mateusz Bartel netted 5½/9 and tied for second place, with the former claiming silver thanks to a superior tiebreak score. Wojtaszek and Tomczak became the only unbeaten participants in the event.

Polish Chess Championship

The playing hall | Photo: Polish Chess Federation

Final standings

Name Rtg. Pts.
1. Wojtaszek, Radosław 2671 7
2. Tomczak, Jacek 2584
3. Bartel, Mateusz 2645
4. Moranda, Wojciech 2554 5
5. Soćko, Bartosz 2556
6. Piorun, Kacper 2611
7. Gumularz, Szymon 2593
8. Kosakowski, Jakub 2476 4
9. Psyk, Radosław 2478 3
10. Koziorowicz, Michał 2324

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The women’s competition was a much closer affair, one that came down to the wire. Aleksandra Maltsevskaya led most of the tournament but stumbled in the penultimate round, allowing Alina Kashlinskaya to catch up. Both contenders won their last-round games to finish on 7/9 and share first place. The second seed, Monica Socko, finished third with 6½ points.

A rapid tie-breaker was played to determine the champion. After drawing the first game, Alina won the second one with the white pieces and captured the title.

Alina Kashlinskaya, Aleksandra Maltsevskaya

Alina Kashlinskaya and Aleksandra Maltsevskaya | Photo: Polish Chess Federation

Final standings

Name Rtg. Pts.
1. Kashlinskaya, Alina 2468 7
2. Maltsevskaya, Aleksandra 2392 7
3. Soćko, Monika 2431
4. Kiolbasa, Oliwia 2387
5. Antolak, Julia 2309 5
6. Śliwicka, Alicja 2329 4
7. Siekańska, Maria 2181 3
8. Jarocka, Liwia 2234 3
9. Rudzińska, Michalina 2315
10. Barwińska, Ewa 2106

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