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Melkumyan wins European Blitz in Warsaw

Hrant Melkumyan
The European Blitz and Rapid Championships are taking place in Warsaw, Poland. The new European Blitz Champion is Hrant Melkumyan, which is something of a surprise result, as the Armenian was only the 28th seed. Aleksey Dreev took silver and Radoslaw Wojtaszek bronze.

Here are the top twenty:

Rank Player Country Elo Points Tie-break 1 Tie-break 2
1 Dreev, Aleksey Silver RUS 2710 20.0 191.00 223.00
2 Wojtaszek, Radoslaw Bronze POL 2705 20.0 190.50 224.00
3 Melkumyan, Hrant Gold ARM 2615 20.0 182.50 215.00
4 Socko, Bartosz POL 2635 19.5 189.00 223.00
5 Korobov, Anton UKR 2660 19.0 186.00 218.00
6 Polgar, Judit HUN 2710 19.0 182.50 211.50
7 Riazantsev, Alexander RUS 2710 19.0 181.00 210.50
8 Moranda, Wojciech POL 2568 19.0 175.00 205.50
9 Jaracz, Pawel POL 2542 18.5 177.00 209.00
10 Volokitin, Andrei UKR 2695 18.0 177.50 208.50
11 Shimanov, Aleksandr RUS 2549 18.0 176.00 207.50
12 Timofeev, Artyom RUS 2659 18.0 175.50 203.00
13 Gajewski, Grzegorz POL 2616 18.0 174.00 206.00
14 Kravtsiv, Martyn UKR 2601 18.0 166.00 196.00
15 Movsesian, Sergei ARM 2710 17.5 190.00 222.00
16 Bologan, Viktor MDA 2665 17.5 184.50 216.50
17 Bacrot, Etienne FRA 2714 17.5 183.50 213.00
18 Jones, Gawain C B ENG 2635 17.5 180.50 212.50
19 Swiercz, Dariusz POL 2584 17.5 179.50 212.50
20 Ruck, Robert HUN 2579 17.5 178.00 209.50

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