Baku, December 19, AZERTAC
Azerbaijani grandmaster Rauf Mammadov has become the new European Blitz Champion by defeating Russian Vladimir Belous with 2-0 in the final round.
Mammadov scored 18 points, the same as Russian grandmaster Boris Savchenko, who defeated Sergey Zhigalko with the same result, but thanks to better tie-break gold went to Mammadov. The bronze medal went to Alexander Riazantsev from Russia with 17 points.
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