International Blitz tournament on the occasion of the 150th birthday of Emanuel Lasker

Das Blitzturnier aus Anlass des 150. Geburtstags von Dr. Emanuel Lasker war ein voller Erfolg.

Blitzturnier

International Blitz tournament on the occasion of the 150th birthday of E. Lasker

The blitz tournament on the occasion of the 150th birthday of Dr. Emanuel Lasker was a complete success. Lasker, who was expelled from Germany by the Nazis in 1933, was the only German player to win the title of World Champion. No player before and after him held this title for 27 years (1894-1921).

Blitzturnier
285 players from 20 countries, including a large number of grandmasters, ensured that the number of participants was appropriate to the event. About 200 chess enthusiasts watched the spectacle in the Berlin hall of the Hotel Maritim.

The tournament started with a Swiss system over eight double rounds, i.e. 16 games. The pace at the top was high. One bad double round and the chances for one of the coveted four semi-final places were lost. The Berlin blitz king Robert Rabiega was caught in the seventh double round. Two defeats against the later winner Evgeny Tomashevsky (Russia) cost him a top spot. But also other luminaries like the former vice world champion Alexei Shirov did not make it into the first four. Jorden van Foreest (Netherlands), Evgeny Postny (Israel) and Rainer Buhmann (Germany) completed the semi-finals.

Van Foreest won 2-0 against Postny. Buhmann and Tomashevsky made it exciting. After two racks it was 1-1 and so it was an Armageddon match where Buhmann would have drawn with black. However, Tomashevsky won and entered the final against van Foreest, who won 2-0 against Postny.

The first final game saw a highly exciting Caro-Kann opening. The young Dutchman sacrificed material with white, but the promising attack didn’t make it through. He could not make up for this deficit in the second game. Postny won the game for third place with 1.5-0.5 against Buhmann.

Final
Tomashevsky, Evgeny – van Foreest, Jorden 1:0
van Foreest, Jorden – Tomashevsky, Evgeny 0:1

Game for 3rd & 4th place
Postny, Evgeny – Buhmann, Rainer Remis
Buhmann, Rainer – Postny, Evgeny 0:1

Semifinal
Tomashevsky, Evgeny – Buhmann, Rainer 0:1
Buhmann, Rainer – Tomashevsky, Evgeny 0:1
Tomashevsky, Evgeny – Buhmann, Rainer 1:0 Armageddon

van Foreest, Jorden – Postny, Evgeny 1:0
Postny, Evgeny – van Foreest, Jorden 0:1

 

Final score after 16 laps
chess-results.com

Rg.NameLandEloVerein/OrtWtg1Wtg2
1GMTomashevsky EvgenyRUS2640SV Hockenheim14,0163,0
2GMVan Foreest JordenNED2599DJK Aufwaerts Aachen13,5165,0
3GMPostny EvgenyISR2612SK Schwaebisch Hall13,0162,0
4GMBuhmann RainerGER2618SV Hockenheim13,0155,0
5IMVogel RovenGER2343USV TU Dresden12,5154,0
6GMTomczak JacekPOL2595SF Berlin 190312,5153,5
7GMHuschenbeth NiclasGER2571Hamburger SK12,5146,0
8GMVolokitin AndreiUKR2606SV 1920 Hofheim12,0161,0
9GMBok BenjaminNED2610SG Solingen12,0150,5
10GMMeskovs NikitaLAT2507SG Speyer-Schwegenheim11,5160,5
11GMEdouard RomainFRA2618SV Werder Bremen11,5160,5
12GMShirov AlexeiLAT2656OSG Baden-Baden11,5156,0
13GMPiorun KacperPOL2653SF Berlin 190311,5155,0
14GMSvane RasmusGER2515Hamburger SK11,5152,5
15GMFridman DanielGER2623SV Muelheim Nord11,5152,0
16GMGrandelius Nils Dr.SWE2593Hamburger SK11,5149,5
17GMKollars DmitrijGER2512Hamburger SK11,5144,0
18GMGinsburg GennadiGER2328SV 1920 Hofheim11,5141,5
19GMBischoff KlausGER2575FC Bayern Muenchen11,5141,0
20IMKeymer VincentGER2261SF Deizisau11,5140,0
21GMSmeets JanNED2605SG Solingen11,5139,5
22GMRabiega RobertGER2583SK Koenig Tegel 194911,0159,5
23GMBindrich FalkoGER2624DJK Aufwaerts Aachen11,0158,0
24GMBluebaum MatthiasGER2522SF Deizisau11,0156,0
25GMMeier GeorgGER2591SF Deizisau11,0152,5
26GMNeiksans ArtursLAT2526SG Speyer-Schwegenheim11,0151,0
27GMSchroeder Jan-ChristianGER2502SV 1920 Hofheim11,0149,5
28GMLanda KonstantinRUS2525Schachverein Muelheim-Nord 193111,0144,5
29Hampel FelixGER2309HSK Lister Turm11,0141,5
30IMVan Foreest LucasNED2487DJK Aufwaerts Aachen11,0141,5
31GMMoiseenko AlexanderUKR2585SV Hockenheim11,0140,5
32FMSawlin LeonidGER2365Tus Makkabi Berlin11,0139,0
33GMVan Wely LoekNED2585SG Solingen10,5165,0
34IMYankelevich LevGER2384SG Speyer-Schwegenheim10,5160,5
35GMDonchenko AlexanderGER2575DJK Aufwaerts Aachen10,5158,0
36GMLagarde MaximeFRA2659SF Deizisau10,5155,0
37IMMargolin BorisGER2386SV Hofheim10,5150,5
38GMMons LeonGER2542MSA Zugzwang 8210,5144,5
39GMOleksiyenko MykhayloUKR2528SG Speyer-Schwegenheim10,5144,5
40IMSchneider IljaGER2547SF Berlin 190310,5138,0
41FMRezasade AmirGER2374Schachverein Muelheim-Nord 193110,5137,5
42IMMoreno Tejera EmilioESP2431SK Koenig Tegel 194910,5132,5
43IMSchreiner PeterAUT2508SF Berlin 190310,0151,0
44GMBraun ArikGER2588SV Hockenheim10,0146,5
45IMNeef MaximilianGER2389USV TU Dresden10,0146,0
46IMDragnev ValentinAUT2428FC Bayern Muenchen10,0145,0
47FMParvanyan AshotARM2061SK Norderstedt von 197510,0144,5
48Engel LuisGER2380Hamburger SK10,0144,5
49IMZelbel PatrickGER2471SV Muelheim Nord10,0144,0
50IMCarlstedt JonathanGER2387Hamburger SK10,0143,0
51IMRaykhman AlexanderGER2400SK Schwaebisch Hall10,0143,0
52GMStern ReneGER2479SK Koenig Tegel 194910,0142,0
53GMKantans TomsLAT2463SG Speyer-Schwegenheim10,0141,0
54Papakonstantinou DimitriosGRE2286SA Moudania10,0139,5
55IMKopylov MichaelUKR2382SK Norderstedt von 197510,0139,0
56GMOlszewski MichalPOL2477SK Norderstedt von 197510,0139,0
57GMMuse MladenCRO2407SK Koenig Tegel 194910,0138,5
58FMLundin JanSWE2257SF Berlin 190310,0136,0
59FMBurkart PatrickGER2367SV 1920 Hofheim10,0133,5
60FMVoege TobiasGER2171HSK Lister Turm10,0129,0
61Jacobs FlorianNED2110Zukertort Amstelveen10,0128,0
62FMPfrommer ChristophGER2364Karlsruher SF 185310,0127,0
63Schwarz FrankGER2231Preetzer TSV10,0124,5
64Kopylov DanielGER2064TuRa Harksheide10,0122,0
65GMJakubowski KrzysztofPOL2505SF Berlin 19039,5157,5
66IMSeyb AlexanderGER2395SF Berlin 19039,5150,5
67IMBeerdsen ThomasNED2449Schachverein Muelheim-Nord 19319,5149,5
68IMAbel DennesGER2466SF Berlin 19039,5144,0
69IMOstrovskiy AndreyUKR2485SK Norderstedt von 19759,5142,5
70FMChatzidakis Mihail Dr.GRE2332SF Berlin 19039,5141,5
71FMHoeffer DavidGER2293Delmenhorster SK9,5141,0
72GMMista AleksanderPOL2512SF Berlin 19039,5141,0
73FMMoehn HansGER2382USV TU Dresden9,5141,0
74FMBach MatthiasGER2233Hamburger SK9,5140,0
75GMStuder NoelSUI2324FC Bayern Muenchen9,5137,0
76FMTomczak RainerGER2271SK Koenig Tegel 19499,5137,0
77GMHertneck GeraldGER2487MSA Zugzwang 829,5137,0
78IMPerske ThoreGER2285SV 1920 Hofheim9,5136,0
79IMKrause BenedictGER2384SK Norderstedt von 19759,5135,5
80FMGlantz RobertGER2296SC Kreuzberg9,5135,0
81Petkidis AnthonyGER2431HSK Lister Turm9,5134,0
82Dobrev NaydenFID2333vereinslos9,5132,5
83IMTrent LawrenceENG2526SK Norderstedt von 19759,5132,0
84Jovalekic OliverGER2158SG Turm Albstadt9,5131,5
85Schnabel RalfGER2230ESV Nickelhuette Aue9,5128,5
86IMBerger SteveGER2388SK Koenig Tegel 19499,5126,5
87Powierski EmilGER2223SK Norderstedt von 19759,5121,0
88Kotyk MichaelGER1914Hamburger SK9,5120,5
89FMNatsidis ChristophGER2279Schachgemeinschaft Leipzig9,5120,0
90Grigorian SpartakGER2307SV Werder Bremen9,0152,0
91IMBaldauf MarcoGER2426SF Berlin 19039,0150,5
92FMKahlert ThomasGER2235SK Norderstedt von 19759,0149,5
93FMBruedigam MartinGER2316SK Koenig Tegel 19499,0143,0
94FMJahncke GisoGER2321FC St. Pauli9,0139,5
95WIMOsmanodja FilizGER2218USV TU Dresden9,0137,0
96FMRoesemann RainerGER2275Schachgemeinschaft Leipzig9,0134,0
97Sankalp GuptaIND2214vereinslos9,0132,5
98Hansch StephanGER2003Stendaler SK9,0132,5
99Commercon SimonGER2247SG Speyer-Schwegenheim9,0130,0
100Godzwon IwoPOL1925Korona Gdansk9,0129,0
101Colbow CollinGER2162SK Bremen-Nord9,0129,0
102FMMeyer FalkoGER2246SK Norderstedt von 19759,0129,0
103Mcgowan DanielSCO2151SF Berlin 19039,0123,5
104Schildt ReneGER2112SC Zugzwang 959,0122,0
105Rath AlinaGER2136SK Koenig Tegel 19499,0121,0
106Junge KaiGER2215Preetzer TSV9,0117,0
107Lindam IngoGER1990Koelner SK Lasker 18619,0114,5
108Prill DanielGER2113SC Heitersheim9,0114,0
109FMJahnel GuentherGER2212ASP Hoyerswerda9,0111,0
110Pfreundt JakobGER2198Koenigsspringer Hamburg8,5141,0
111Schoewel MatthiasGER2292TSG Oberschoeneweide8,5141,0
112FMBuchenau FrankGER2313HSK Lister Turm8,5137,0
113IMLauber ArndGER2418SF Berlin 19038,5134,5
114Tyrtania MaximilianGER2249SG Bund8,5132,5
115Kuehn BerndGER2014SK Frankenthal8,5132,0
116IMFeuerstack AljoschaGER2475FC St. Pauli8,5131,0
117Wierzbicki JirawatGER2156SK Koenig Tegel 19498,5130,5
118IMMuse DrazenCRO2368SK Koenig Tegel 19498,5129,0
119IMTomaszewski RomanPOL2226SK Sodingen8,5128,5
120GMTischbierek RajGER2458USV TU Dresden8,5128,0
121Braeunlin HerbertGER2169Deutsche Bahn/BSW8,5127,5
122Sawatzki JoergGER2207SC Friesen Lichtenberg8,5126,5
123CMGallien FabianGER2114SC Schwarz-Weiss Lichtenrade8,5125,0
124Kunz AndreGER2067BSV 63 Chemie Weissensee8,5119,0
125Delling ThomasGER1927ASP Hoyerswerda8,5115,0
126Nohr JonasGER2111SV Koenigsjaeger Sued-West8,5112,5
127FMSchmidek EmilGER1993SF Berlin 19038,5111,5
128Martin StefanGER2152SC Viernheim 19348,5111,5
129Held PeterGER2180SC Kreuzberg8,5109,5
130GMWagner DennisGER2470SV Hockenheim8,0149,0
131IMSouleidis GeorgiosGRE2460Hamburger SK8,0145,0
132van Hasselt FrankHKG2229Kraemer Schach 4f8,0132,5
133IMLoeffler StefanGER2362FC Bayern Muenchen8,0130,0
134FMBarath MIND1917SC Zugzwang 958,0129,0
135FMHoffmann LukasGER2244HSK Lister Turm8,0128,5
136Berndt MatthiasGER2113SC Fulda8,0128,5
137FMJahnz FabianGER2240SK Koenig Tegel 19498,0128,0
138FMWintzer Joachim Dr.GER2260SF Berlin 19038,0127,5
139Drill FrankGER2024SF Neuberg8,0127,5
140Major VitalijGER2135SC Zugzwang 958,0124,0
141Jesse TimoGER2040ESV Eberswalde8,0123,0
142Bittorf UweGER1940TSG Oberschoeneweide8,0122,0
143Wiebe PatrickGER2254SK Nordhorn-Blanke8,0122,0
144Daverkausen BerndGER2132TSV Mariendorf 18978,0122,0
145Stelmaszyk NicoGER1875SK Lehrte8,0120,5
146Kather YannickGER1973SC Weisse Dame8,0120,0
147Hartmann JakobGER2165SV Koenigsjaeger Sued-West8,0119,0
148Fanin ErikGER1899SK Koenig Tegel 19498,0118,0
149Bartolomaeus ChristianGER2214Greifswalder SV8,0118,0
150Rupp MichaelGER2145SV Ebersbach8,0117,5