It’s quite a long time since my last post but as I expected I was very busy with my studies… it goes rather well, but it’s very time consuming.

In last time I played only YMCA tournament in Warsaw (one round per week) – I’ll write report about my final results soon.

But this weekend there’s great fun to play in European Rapid Chess Championship in Warsaw (The Palace of Culture and Science, Plac Defilad 1). On the starting list there’re registered nearly 800 chess players including 9 players above 2700! and plenty of other very strong GrandMasters (see: My current rating 2364 makes my starting number around place 100. The prize for the first place is equal to 4000 euros, not so easy to grab, but there’re many other prizes which are worth fighting for. Great fun!

The tournament is also called Gawlikowski Memorial (it became European Rapid Champ. in 2005 if my memory doesn’t fail me). I have played there since year 2001 when I won prize for the best player under age 10 😀 it was big positive shock to me that time. Later I had different results but I was always happy to play there. The conditions are just great comparing other events.

Today there was blitz tournament (European Blitz Chess Championship) with almost 400 participants, but I’haven’t played because I had some laboratories at my university plus I never treat blitz seriously enough.

All the information needed can be found here:

Keep fingers crossed for me! I’haven’t been training for a long time but still hope to have some nice games 😉