Lublin Grandmaster Tournament

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The Lublin Grandmaster Tournament (in full Międzynarodowy Arcymistrzowski Turniej Szachowy im. Unii Lubelskiej meaning International Grandmasters' Tournament the Lublin Union Memorial) is an annual chess tournament, set up primarily as part of the city's bid to become the 2016 European Capital of Culture, which eventually went to Wroclaw instead.[1] The venue is the Crown Tribunal in Lublin.

Lublin Union Memorial 2009[edit]

The 2009 tournament was a ten-player single round robin held between 29th May and 6th June. Boris Grachev won the event, half a point ahead of Roiz and Wojtaszek.[2]

Position Participant Points
1.  Boris Grachev (RUS) 6
2.-3.  Michael Roiz (ISR) 5.5
2.-3.  Radosław Wojtaszek (POL) 5.5
4.  Bartosz Soćko (POL) 5
5.  Sergei Zhigalko (BLR) 4.5
6.-9.  Mateusz Bartel (POL) 4
6.-9.  Marcin Dziuba (POL) 4
6.-9.  Grzegorz Gajewski (POL) 4
6.-9.  Igor Khenkin (GER) 4
10.  Vadim Malakhatko (BEL) 2.5

Lublin Union Memorial 2010[edit]

The 2010 edition was held again as a ten-player round robin and took place from 9 to 18 May.[3][4][5] The tournament was won on Sonnenborn-Berger tiebreak by Bartłomiej Macieja, ahead of defending champion Grachev and Mateusz Bartel.

Player Country Rating Points
1. Bartłomiej Macieja Poland Poland 2618 5,5
2. Boris Grachev Russia Russia 2667 5,5
3. Mateusz Bartel Poland Poland 2618 5,5
4. Bartosz Soćko Poland Poland 2644 5
5. Georg Meier Germany Germany 2638 5
6. Marcin Dziuba Poland Poland 2576 4,5
7. Vladimir Baklan Ukraine Ukraine 2633 4,5
8. Sergei Tiviakov Netherlands Netherlands 2634 4
9. Igor Kurnosov Russia Russia 2680 3,5
10. Dariusz Swiercz Poland Poland 2501 2

Lublin Union Memorial 2011[edit]

The format changed slightly for the third edition, held between 15–21 May 2011. While still held as a single round robin, the field was shrunk to eight players from ten in the last edition. Top seed Shirov won, half a point ahead of Grachev and Zhigalko.[6]

Player Country Rating Points
1. Alexei Shirov Spain Spain 2709 5
2. Boris Grachev Russia Russia 2669 4.5
3. Sergei Zhigalko Belarus Belarus 2679 4.5
4. Michael Roiz Israel Israel 2660 4
5. Krishnan Sasikiran India India 2676 4
6. Bartosz Socko Poland Poland 2654 2
7. Radoslav Wojtaszek Poland Poland 2721 2
8. Evgeny Alekseev Russia Russia 2673 2

Lublin Union Memorial 2012[edit]

For the fourth edition, the format was changed to a double Scheveningen match between Ukraine and Poland, where each member of one team plays twice against all members of the other team, one round being standard time control and the second being rapid games.[7] The Ukraine team won both 15.5-10.5 in the standard time control and 13.5-11.5 in the rapid.[8][9] A two game regular blitz match was held between the teams after the rapid section.[10]

Classical time control: Ukraine 15.5 - Poland 10.5

No. Player Rating U1 U2 U3 U4 U5 P1 P2 P3 P4 P5 Total
U1 Zahar Efimenko 2689 X X X X X 0 0.5 0.5 1 1 3
U2 Anton Korobov 2678 X X X X X 1 1 1 0 0 3
U3 Yuriy Kryvoruchko 2676 X X X X X 1 0.5 0.5 0.5 0 2.5
U4 Sergey Fedorchuk 2634 X X X X X 0.5 1 0.5 1 1 4
U5 Yaroslav Zherebukh 2632 X X X X X 1 0.5 0.5 0 0 2
P1 Mateusz Bartel 2677 1 0 0 0.5 0 X X X X X 1.5
P2 Bartosz Soćko 2635 0.5 0 0.5 0 0.5 X X X X X 1.5
P3 Kamil Mitoń 2622 0.5 0 0.5 0.5 0.5 X X X X X 2
P4 Bartłomiej Macieja 2614 0 1 0.5 0 1 X X X X X 2.5
P5 Dariusz Świercz 2585 0 1 1 0 1 X X X X X 3

Rapid time control: Ukraine 13.5 - Poland 11.5

No. Player Rating U1 U2 U3 U4 U5 P1 P2 P3 P4 P5 Total
U1 Zahar Efimenko 2689 X X X X X 0.5 1 0 0.5 0.5 2.5
U2 Anton Korobov 2678 X X X X X 1 0.5 1 0.5 1 4
U3 Yuriy Kryvoruchko 2676 X X X X X 05 1 0.5 0 0.5 2.5
U4 Sergey Fedorchuk 2634 X X X X X 0.5 1 0 0.5 0 2
U5 Yaroslav Zherebukh 2632 X X X X X 05 0 1 1 0 2.5
P1 Mateusz Bartel 2677 0.5 0 0.5 0.5 0.5 X X X X X 2
P2 Bartosz Soćko 2635 0 0.5 0 0 1 X X X X X 1.5
P3 Kamil Mitoń 2622 1 0 0.5 1 0 X X X X X 2.5
P4 Bartłomiej Macieja 2614 0.5 0.5 1 0.5 0 X X X X X 2.5
P5 Dariusz Świercz 2585 0.5 0 0.5 1 1 X X X X X 3

Blitz match: Ukraine 5.5 - Poland 4.5

Ukraine Score Poland
Zahar Efimenko 0.5 - 1.5 Mateusz Bartel
Anton Korobov 1.5 - 0.5 Bartosz Socko
Yuriy Kryvoruchko 1.5 - 0.5 Kamil Miton
Sergey Fedorchuk 1.5 - 0.5 Bartlomiej Macieja
Yaroslav Zherebukh 0.5 - 1.5 Dariusz Swiercz

Lublin Union Memorial 2013[edit]

The fifth edition returned to a ten-player round robin format and was held on 15–23 June 2013 at the Crown Tribunal. Draws before 40 moves were banned.[11]

Player Country Rating 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Points
1 Kirill Stupak Belarus Belarus 2510 XX 0.5 0.5 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 6
2 Kamil Dragun Poland Poland 2523 0.5 XX 0 0.5 0.5 1 1 1 1 0.5 6
3 Daniel Semcesen Sweden Sweden 2431 0.5 1 XX 0.5 0.5 0.5 0 1 0.5 1 5,5
4 Kacper Drozdowdki Poland Poland 2441 0 0.5 0.5 XX 0.5 0.5 0.5 1 1 1 5.5
5 Daniel Sadzikowski Poland Poland 2448 0 0.5 0.5 0.5 XX 1 1 0 1 0.5 5
6 Jan-Krzysztof Duda Poland Poland 2539 1 0 0.5 0.5 0 XX 1 0.5 0.5 1 5
7 Oleg Romanishin Ukraine Ukraine 2503 0 0 1 0.5 0 0 XX 1 0.5 1 4
8 Jolanta Zawadzka Poland Poland 2391 1 0 0 0 1 0.5 0 XX 0.5 0.5 3.5
9 Oleksandr Sulypa Ukraine Ukraine 2508 0 0 0.5 0 0 0.5 0.5 0.5 XX 0.5 2.5
10 Monika Soćko Poland Poland 2458 0 0.5 0 0 0.5 0 0 0.5 0.5 XX 2

Lublin Union Memorial 2014[edit]

The format was similar to the 2012 format with four players per team with one round classical and one round rapid (no blitz match) on 6-11 May 2014.[12] Again Ukraine and Poland competed, Ukraine dominating the classical round 12.5-3.5 but Poland convincingly won the rapid 10-6.

Classical match: Ukraine 12.5 - Poland 3.5

No. Player Rating U1 U2 U3 U4 P1 P2 P3 P4 Total
U1 Alexander Moiseenko 2707 X X X X 1 1 1 0.5 3.5
U2 Alexander Areshchenko 2701 X X X X 1 0.5 1 1 3.5
U3 Zahar Efimenko 2648 X X X X 0 1 0.5 0.5 2
U4 Mikhailo Oleksienko 2618 X X X X 1 1 1 0.5 3.5
P1 Radoslaw Wojtaszek 2724 0 0 1 0 X X X X 1
P2 Grzegorz Gajewski 2641 0 0.5 0 0 X X X X 0.5
P3 Dariusz Swiercz 2608 0 0 0.5 0 X X X X 0.5
P4 Jan-Krzysztof Duda 2587 0.5 0 0.5 0.5 X X X X 1.5

Rapid match: Ukraine 6 - 10 Poland

No. Player Rating U1 U2 U3 U4 P1 P2 P3 P4 Total
U1 Alexander Moiseenko 2699 X X X X 0.5 0 0 0.5 1
U2 Alexander Areshchenko 2684 X X X X 0.5 0 0 0 0.5
U3 Zahar Efimenko 2677 X X X X 0.5 1 0.5 0.5 2.5
U4 Mikhailo Oleksienko 2578 X X X X 0.5 1 0 0.5 2
P1 Radoslaw Wojtaszek 2710 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 X X X X 2
P2 Grzegorz Gajewski 2633 1 1 0 0 X X X X 2
P3 Dariusz Swiercz 2609 1 1 0.5 1 X X X X 3.5
P4 Jan-Krzysztof Duda 2467 0.5 1 0.5 0.5 X X X X 2.5

Lublin Union Memorial 2015[edit]

Similar to the previous edition it was held as a match format with Lublin facing Lviv, Ukraine. A two round classical match was followed by a seven round rapid contest between all twelve players and the addition of Polish player Marcin Maka. A round-robin blitz event completed the programme but with Ukrainian Roman Korman substituting Maka.

Lublin convincingly won the Classical match,[13] Marcin Dziuba won the rapid and Pawel Stoma won the blitz.[14][15]

Classical match

C1 Lviv Rtg Res. Lublin Rtg
1 Andriy Shankovsky 2302 1-0 Marcin Dziuba 2564
2 Vsevolod Rytenko 2243 0-1 Pawel Stoma 2359
3 Taras Panchyshyn 2143 0-1 Zbigniew Ksieski 2348
4 Roman Davymuka 2140 1-0 Piotr Polkowski 2129
5 Julia Savchuk 1864 0-1 Agata Topolan 1746
6 Andriy Prydun 1678 0-1 Weronika Frazcek 1711
C2 Lublin Rtg Res. Lviv Rtg
1 Marcin Dziuba 2564 1-0 Andriy Shankovsky 2302
2 Pawel Stoma 2359 0-1 Vsevolod Rytenko 2243
3 Zbigniew Ksieski 2348 0.5-0.5 Taras Panchyshyn 2143
4 Piotr Polkowski 2129 1-0 Roman Davymuka 2140
5 Agata Topolan 1746 1-0 Julia Savchuk 1864
6 Weronika Fraczek 1711 1-0 Andriy Prydun 1678

Rapid tournament: 7 rounds

Player Country Rating Score
1 Marcin Dziuba POL 2570 6.5
2 Andriy Shankovski UKR 2302 5
3 Vsevolod Rytenko UKR 2217 4.5
4 Zbigniew Ksieski POL 2328 4
5 Taras Panchyshyn UKR 2134 4
6 Pawel Stoma POL 2363 4
7 Marcin Maka POL 2098 4
8 Roman Davymuka UKR 2080 4
9 Piotr Polkowski POL 2297 3.5
10 Andriy Prydun UKR 1706 3
11 Julia Savchuk UKR 1837 3
12 Agata Topolan POL 1707 2
13 Weronika Fraczek POL 1676 1.5

Blitz section

B Player Country Rating Score
1 Pawel Stoma POL 2363 11.5
2 Marcin Dziuba POL 2557 11
3 Taras Panchyshyn UKR 2124 8
4 Roman Davymuka UKR 2100 8
5 Piotr Polkowski POL 2239 7
6 Zbigniew Ksieski POL 2328 7
7 Agata Topolan POL 1804 6.5
8 Vsevolod Rytenko UKR 2217 6.5
9 Olexandr Prohorov UKR 2127 4
10 Weronika Fraczek POL 1639 3
11 Andriy Prydun UKR 1825 2.5
12 Julia Savchuk UKR 1888 2
13 Roman Korman UKR 1952 1

Lublin Union Memorial 2016[edit]

The format was adjusted from previous editions, being held as a six-player Scheveningen match between Poland and a Europe team under classical time control.[16] The Europe team won the six round event 7-5 in match points.[17][18]

No Player Fed. Rating E1 E2 E3 P1 P2 P3 Total
E1 David Navara Czech Republic Czech Rep. 2744 X X X 1.5 1.5 2 5
E2 Martyn Kravtsiv Ukraine Ukraine 2634 X X X 1 0.5 1.5 3
E3 Dimitrios Mastrovasilis Greece Greece 2606 X X X 0 1 0.5 1.5
P1 Kacper Piorun Poland Poland 2676 0.5 1 2 X X X 3.5
P2 Mateusz Bartel Poland Poland 2640 0.5 1.5 1 X X X 3
P3 Jacek Tomczak Poland Poland 2588 0 0.5 1.5 X X X 2

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