The competiton was held in Katowice (Poland) from 16th to 17th of December 2017.
In blitz competition 1091 players from 40 countries were participating. Among them 66 GM, 4 WGM and 66 IMs.
The tournament was won by Segei Zhigalko from Belarus, 2nd was Luke McShane from England and 3rd Peter Michalik from Chech Republic.
In rapid competition 1181 players from 41 countries were participating.
The tournament was surprisingly won by IM Vavulin Maxsim from Russia, 2nd was local hero Jan - Krysztof Duda and 3rd Ponkratov Pavel from Russia.
In both competitons GM Adrian Mikhalchishin played fantastic chess and won among Seniors - great achievement!