As I’ve announced I played European Rapid Chess Championship this weekend. The quality of my games wasn’t great plus results weren’t satisfactory too…

I won 3 first games but later I lost to GM Mista playing without a plan… then I won 5th round and in the 6th round faced GM Miton where I managed to get some advantage with Black but generally the game was messy and at some point I played such a terrible move and just lost… I was very irritated what was one of the reasons I lost two next games scoring very bad result after first day of Gawlikowski Memorial (I checked that in years 2006-2010 I had more points after 8 rounds but I think the score in 2005 as well as 2004, 2003 might have been even better!). Next day was of course much better, there were 5 rounds so I won 4 games and in the last game I had to play GM Potkin (again I got Black pieces vs. GM!). I lost this game without putting big resistance even though position wasn’t that clear. All in all I must say I wasn’t in a best shape this time… Maybe next time will be better 😀

The tournament was won by GM Baadur Jobaava, second was GM Sanan Sjugirov and third was GM Robert Kempinski. Full results: http://www.poloniachess.pl/amplico2011/rapid/final_standings&13.html

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