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European Rapid Chess Championship

15-16th December in Warsaw, Poland

European Rapid Chess Championship 2007 will take place December 15-16 in Warsaw, Poland. A total of 582 players will participate in the event as 41 of them are 2500+. The field is led by GM Vugar Gashimov. He comes acompanied by GM Guseinov and GM Guliyev. The Polish are bringing their best players for the championship – GM Bartosz Socko, GM Kamil Milton, GM Wojtaszek, GM Macieja, GM Bartel, etc. Hungary is bringing our good friend GM Csaba Balogh and Greece will be represented by GM Hristos Banikas and GM Mastrovasilis among others.

Here is a list of the top participants.

1 GM Gashimov, Vugar AZE

2 GM Socko, Bartosz POL

3 GM Moiseenko, Alexander UKR

4 GM Wojtaszek, Radoslaw POL

5 GM MitoĊ„, Kamil POL

6 GM Aleksandrov, Aleksej BLR

7 GM Guseinov, Gadir AZE

8 GM Bartel, Mateusz POL

9 GM Macieja, Bartlomiej POL

10 GM Kempinski, Robert POL

11 GM Sandipan, Chanda IND

12 GM Banikas, Hristos GRE

13 GM Kogan, Artur ISR

14 GM Ganguly, Surya Shekhar IND

15 GM Markowski, Tomasz POL

16 GM Jussupow, Artur GER

17 GM Savchenko, Boris RUS

18 GM Rozentalis, Eduardas LTU

19 GM Gajewski, Grzegorz POL

20 GM Drozdovskij, Yuri UKR

21 IM Flores, Diego ARG

22 GM Balogh, Csaba HUN

23 IM Vovk, Yuri UKR

24 GM Guliyev, Namig AZE

25 GM Mastrovasilis, Dimitrios GRE

26 GM Peralta, Fernando ARG

27 GM Mista, Aleksander POL

28 GM Felgaer, Ruben ARG

29 GM Dziuba, Marcin POL

30 IM Moranda, Wojciech POL

31 IM Steingrimsson, Hedinn ISL

32 GM Sumets, Andrey UKR

33 GM Sulskis, Sarunas LTU

34 GM Vysochin, Spartak UKR

35 GM Tukhaev, Adam UKR

36 GM Bindrich, Falko GER

37 IM Starostits, Ilmars LAT

38 GM Sergeev, Vladimir UKR

39 GM Zinchenko, Yaroslav UKR

40 IM Kiselev, Vitaliy RUS

41 GM Gdanski, Jacek POL

42 GM Zubarev, Alexander UKR

43 IM Kravtsiv, Martyn UKR

44 IM Warakomski, Tomasz POL

45 GM Barua, Dibyendu IND

46 IM Bromberger, Stefan GER

47 IM Lafuente, Pablo ARG

48 IM Urban, Klaudiusz POL

49 IM Szelag, Marcin POL

50 IM Vovk, Andrey UKR

51 WGM Socko, Monika POL

52 GM Akesson, Ralf SWE

53 GM Grabarczyk, Miroslaw POL

54 IM Jakubowski, Krzysztof POL

55 GM Zezulkin, Jurij BLR

56 IM Tomczak, Jacek POL

Balogh Csaba 1

GM Csaba Balogh is the hidden favorite of the European Rapid Chess Championship

Arthur Yussupov

The strongest veteran of the field, GM Artur Jussupow

ETCC 2007 Round 5 M12 GRE-ITA

The Greek team against Italy at the ETCC
with GM Banikas and GM Mastrovasilis

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