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MT-Bielecki Top Players

MT-Bielecki Top Players update as of 01.01.2012

Polish CC Federation organized Witold Bielecki Memorial at category 16 (average rating 2639,15), where 13 top players (see below list of participants) are invited. This is server event with rate of play 10 moves in 50 days (with duplication after 20 days is used). The tournament will start on 01.03.2012 with no end date.

This is the strongest tournament in the world since 2002 (ICCF 50-y Jubilee Elite Grandmasters Tournament – 50JEGMT) and the third in cc history. See Top ICCF Tournaments.

International arbiter (IA) Carlos Flores Gutiérrez from Spain kindly agreed to direct this event. He performed TD duties for Hermann Heemsoth Memorial (GER), tournament only 6,33 points below current one.

Short biographical notes and some statistics for MT-Bielecki participants were updated on 01.01.2012.


List of participants (Lista uczestników):

N Title Name, First Name Nat Rating 2012/1
1 GM Papenin, Nikolai UKR 2729
2 GM Langeveld, Ron A. H. NED 2681
3 GM Voss, Maximilian GER 2657
4 GM Wunderlich, Dr. Hans-Dieter GER 2655
5 GM (OTB) Tischbierek, Ray GER 2648
6 GM Lafarga Santorromán, David ESP 2643
7 GM Nickel, Arno GER 2643
8 GM Hall, Richard V. M. ENG 2640
9 GM Hoeven, David A. van der NED 2629
10 SIM Starke, Dr. René-Reiner GER 2620
11 GM Busemann, Dr. Stephan GER 2606
12 SIM Wilczek, Tadeusz POL 2597
13 GM Szczepański, Zbigniew POL 2561

Average rating: 2639 => 16 cat

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