The European Youth Rapid and Blitz Championships 2019 took place in Tallin in Estonia from 30th November to 4th December 2019. The England team were selected by the English Chess Federation (ECF), and Somerset Junior Chess are proud to have Gabriel Keech selected to play for England in this tournament!

The event consisted of three separate tournaments: European Youth Rapidplay, European Youth Blitz and European Youth Rapidplay Team. Gabriel played in all three, providing plenty of opportunity for chess against tough opposition from across Europe.

 The European Youth Rapidplay consisted of 9 rounds, from which Gabriel started well with 2 wins from his first 3 games, and scored 3.5 total in the Under 10s Boys section. Full Rapidplay results.

The European Youth Blitz also took place over 9 rounds, with Gabriel scoring 2.5 points. See the full Blitz results on chess-results.

Congratulations to Gabriel for this impressive achievement. You can read a report about the tournement from the ECF on their website.