Vladimir Potkin of Russia achieved his best result till date and won the 2011 European Championship. After 11 rounds, he scored 8.5 points with a Rating performance of 2822. Radoslaw Wojtaszek of Poland was second and Judit Polgar of Hungary was third in this Championship.
The 2011 European Individual Championship was held in Aix-Les-Bains, France from March 21st to April 3rd. The tournament was a Swiss league with 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for rest of the game (also 30 seconds per move increment starting first move). The top 23 finishers would also qualify for the 2011 World Cup.