Winners of the Rapid Championship!

After 2 days full of special moments, great atmosphere and amazing chess the event has come to an end. During the closing ceremony, held in the impressive sporting arena Spodek, the new European Champion and European Women Champion in rapid were crowned.

In both events nothing was clear till the very end – experienced grandmasters and young talents fought equally for the biggest part of the tournament. However, at the end experience won and all medal winners are famous world-known players.

The 2022 European Champion in rapid is Jaime Santos Latasa from Spain. Before the last round there were 7 players sharing the top spot, but the Spaniard was the only one who managed to win the game and clinch the championship.

The 2022 European Women Champion in rapid is Aleksandra Maltsevskaya, who represents Poland, who scored an impressive 2.5/3 in the last rounds against very strong opposition and thus took the gold. It is worth noting that Aleksandra is only 20 years old.

Three players achieved an amazing feat of winning medals in both blitz and rapid – Alexandra Kosteniuk, Aleksandra Maltsevskaya and David Navara.

Congratulations to all the winners!