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Qualifications results

Today was the first day of the European Online Blitz Chess Championship 2020. The tournament started with the welcoming words from the President of the 
European Chess Union - M
r. Zurab Azmaiparashvili. In its first stage – Qualifications, 353 players from 40 European federations participated, among them 134 Grandmasters and 100 International Masters.
The Swiss Qualification tournament (11 rounds) started at 6pm CET, with the rate of play 3’+2”. The best 16 players (after the anti-cheating check is completed) qualify for the TOP16 Play-off which will take place tomorrow (19th Dec) starting from 8pm CET. Five players scored 9 points out of 11 –
1. GM 
Radek Wojtaszek 

2. GM Hovhannisyan Robert
3. GM Pantsulaia Levan
4. GM Onischuk Vladimir
5. GM Aleksandar Indjic
followed by
6. GM Navara David
7. GM 
Gawain Jones

8. GM Demidov Mikhail
9. GM Alexei Shirov
10. GM Deac Bogdan-Daniel
11. GM Safarli Eltaj with 8½ points
12. IM Ozen Deniz
13. GM Matthias Bluebaum
14. GM Yilmaz Mustafa
15. GM Petrosyan Manuel
16. GM Meier Georg
with 8 points out of 11.
Best female player is GM Antoaneta Stefanova
) with 7 points, followed by WGM Sargsyan Anna M.  - 6½ points and GM Monika Socko 6 points.
Apart from the women prizes (200 EUR each), special prizes are considered for the best 3 senior players and for boys and girls U18 and U20. Among the seniors the best player is GM Bykhovsky Avigdor with 5½ points, followed by GM Efimov Igor and IM Mazi Leon – with 5 points and they receive an invitation for the OTB European Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship 2021. In junior category, GM Deac Bogdan-Daniel IM Garayev Kanan, IM Kacharava Nikolozi  and WGM Sargsyan Anna M. secured their invitation for 2021.
Chess enthusiasts and the chess community have the opportunity to follow the games live with English commentary provided by WGM 
Keti Tsatsalashvili, 
GM Marcin Tazo and WFM Maria Leks on https://www.twitch.tv/tvp_sport and Polish commentary provided by 
on https://www.twitch.tv/infoszach.
Provisional standings: click here

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