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🏆 European Individual Championship (2007)

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Sergey Karjakin, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Pavel Eljanov, Vugar Gashimov, Dmitry Jakovenko, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Sergei Movsesian, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Nikita Vitiugov, Arkadij Naiditsch, Dmitry Andreikin, Viktor Antonovich Bologan, Baadur Aleksandrovich Jobava, Vladimir Malakhov, Zoltan Almasi, Alexander Moiseenko, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Andrei Volokitin, Alexander Riazantsev, Alexander Areshchenko, Denis Khismatullin, Loek van Wely, Ivan Cheparinov, David Howell, Sergei Zhigalko, Alexey Dreev, Alexander Beliavsky, Maxim Rodshtein, Alexander Motylev, Zahar Efimenko, Evgeny Najer, Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu, Viktor Laznicka, Emil Davidovich Sutovsky, Alexander Khalifman, Gabriel Sargissian, Markus Ragger, Peter Heine Nielsen, Yuri Aleksandrovich Kuzubov, Sergei Tiviakov, Evgenij Miroshnichenko, Sergey Volkov, Kiril Dimitrov Georgiev, Mikhail Gurevich, Eltaj Safarli, Ivan Saric, Vladimir Potkin, Christian Bauer, Artyom Timofeev, Michael Roiz, Artur Yusupov, Mikhail Kobalia, Zurab Alekseyevich Azmaiparashvili, Aleksej Gennadyevich Aleksandrov, Konstantin Yuryevich Landa, Mateusz Bartel, Igor Kurnosov, Gawain Jones, Vladimir Viktorovich Epishin, Evgeny Postny, Robert Markus, Vladislav Ivanovich Tkachiev, Konstantin Rufovich Sakaev, Csaba Balogh, Tigran Levonovich Petrosian, Oleg Korneev, Georg Meier, Igor Khenkin, Jan Smeets, Boris Avrukh, Sergei Azarov, Gadir Guseinov, Giorgi Kacheishvili, Bartosz Socko, Arman Pashikian, Ildar Khairullin, Rafael Vaganian, Evgeny Romanov, Grzegorz Gajewski, Alexei Dmitriyevich Fedorov, Mikhael Mchedlishvili, Viktor Erdos, Constantin Lupulescu, Andrei Vasilyevich Kharlov, Alexander Yuryevich (Nenashev) Graf, Tomi Nyback, Boris Savchenko, Borki Predojevic, Jan Gustafsson, Viorel Iordachescu, Mircea-Emilian Parligras, Zbynek Hracek, Dmitry Bocharov, Robert Kempinski, Karen Asrian, Rainer Buhmann, Zaven Andriasian, Mikhailo Oleksienko, Yaroslav Zherebukh, Friso Nijboer, Pavel Smirnov, Dragan Solak, Zdenko Kozul, Tamas Banusz, Ulf Andersson, Suat Atalik, Vasif Durarbayli, Tomasz Markowski, Dimitrios Mastrovasilis, Sebastien Maze, Yuri Drozdovskij, Alexander Galkin, Branko Damljanovic, Leonid Kritz, Alberto David, Imre Hera Jr, David Baramidze, Artashes Navasardovich Minasian, Matthieu Cornette, Mladen Palac, Tiger Hillarp Persson, Lubomir Ftacnik, Aleksander Mista, Tornike Sanikidze, Evgenij Romanovich Agrest, Dmitry Frolyanov, Oleg Romanishin, Dusko Pavasovic, Falko Bindrich, Marcin Dziuba, Erik van den Doel, Kaido Kulaots, Nikola Sedlak, Vlastimil Babula, Josep Manuel Lopez Martinez, Alexander Huzman, Jan Werle, Vladimir Chuchelov, Ante Brkic, Sergey Grigoriants, Jiri Stocek, Vitali Matveyevich Golod, Ashot Gamletovich Anastasian, Sebastian Bogner, Emre Can, Thomas Luther, Sasa Martinovic, Vladislav Nevednichy, Igor Alexandre Nataf, Valentin Iotov, Stelios Halkias, Niclas Huschenbeth, Hannes Hlifar Stefansson, Yuri Rafailovich Yakovich, Maxim Ilyich Sorokin, Sarunas Sulskis, Valerij Sergeyevich Popov, Alojzije Jankovic, Robert Zelcic, David Arutinian, Vitaly Kunin, Vladimir Georgiev, Frank Holzke, Zoran Jovanovic, Baris Esen, Konstantine Shanava, Vlad-Cristian Jianu, Davit Shengelia, Ognjen Cvitan, Alexander Berelowitsch, Anton Shomoev, Robert Ruck, Piotr Bobras, Tigran Kotanjian, Bartlomiej Heberla, Krzysztof Jakubowski, Jure Skoberne, Pawel Jaracz, Luc Winants, Nicholas Pert, Artem Iljin, Michael Prusikin, Valery Konstantinovich Neverov, Aleksandr Karpatchev, Alexander Naumann, Jakov Geller, Alexander Evdokimov, Stanislav Novikov, Goran Dizdar, Krisztian Szabo, Alexei Iljushin, Alexandre Dgebuadze, Dorian Rogozenco, Michele Godena, Marius Manolache, Roman Ovetchkin, Sang Cao, Roman Slobodjan, Athanasios Mastrovasilis, Stefan Bromberger, Stephen Gordon, Florian Handke, Helgi Dam Ziska, Rene Stern, Tomas Polak, Daniel Alsina Leal, Marc Narciso Dublan, Florian Jenni, Joseph G Gallagher, Simon Kim Williams, Roman Nechepurenko, Peter K Wells, Tomas Petrik, Andrey Orlov, Tanguy Ringoir, Meelis Kanep, Robin Swinkels, Sergei Vladimirovich Iskusnyh, Andrei Murariu, Alexander Yuryevich Potapov, Lev Gutman, Zvonko Stanojoski, Jens-Uwe Maiwald, Ilya Khmelniker, Alin-Mile Berescu, Nikolas Lubbe, Thomas Paehtz Sr, Davit Lobzhanidze, Michael Richter, Pavel Simacek, Mert Erdogdu, Denes Boros, Karel van der Weide, Ilmars Starostits, Edward Porper, Ilja Zaragatski, Sebastian Siebrecht, Pavel Potapov, Mathias Womacka, Ioannis Georgiadis, Ralf Akesson, Cyril Marzolo, Felix Graf, Karsten Volke, Klaudiusz Urban, Robert Zysk, Beat Zueger, Mihai-Lucian Grunberg, Logman Guliev, Alexander Gasthofer, Antonio Fernandes, Richard G Pert, Adam Hunt, Sasha Kaplan, Stefan Loeffler, Martin Borriss, Till Wippermann, Patrick Zelbel, Lutz Espig, Jiri Jirka, Anatoly Georgievich Donchenko, Claude Landenbergue, Christophe Philippe, Elmir Guseinov, Ilie Vladimir Danilov, Frank Zeller, Gunter Spiess, Raoul Strohhaeker, Victor Manuel Vehi Bach, Robert Ris, Dieter Pirrot, Algimantas Ionovich Butnorius, Alin Ardeleanu, Umut Atakisi, Klaus Berg, Evgeny Degtiarev, Atila Gajo Figura, Amadeus Eisenbeiser, Federico Manca, Sergio Rocha, Robert G Hartoch, Erik Zude, Ilja Brener, Julian Jorczik, Mieczyslaw Bakalarz, Gregory Pitl, Cliff Wichmann, Yakup Erturan, Stefan Fruebing, Oleg Yaksin, Jakov Loxine, Martin Alexander Becker, Christian Koepke, Julian Geske, Maximilian Meinhardt, Herman Grooten, Sergio Estremera Panos, Roger Moor, Raul Schmidt, Stephan Buchal, Vytautas Vaznonis, Sebastian Eichner, Oliver Brendel, Stefan Sievers, Florian Dinger, Guenter Kuba, Thomas Michalczak, Peter John Sowray, Michael Roos, Leonid Sobolevsky, Airidas Savickas, Alexandre Vuilleumier, Yvalin Bruned, Christoph Natsidis, Uwe Kersten, Matthias Bach, Thomas Paehtz Jr, Wolfgang Pajeken, Michael Becker, Marlon Schlawin, Gerhard Lorscheid, Gernod Beckhuis, Guenther Jahnel, Frank Mayer, Frederik Beck, Henrikas Asauskas, Perparim Makoli, Stephan Giemsa, Robert Glantz, Peter Rahls, Felix Stips, Felix Hindermann, Christian Srienz, Sotirios Logothetis, Florian Armbrust, Daniel Siedentopf, Ludwig Zesch, Mark Lyell, Bjoern Bente, Gerald Loew, Sigitas Kalvaitis, Sven Bakker, Eric Peterson, Michael Schulz, Jonathan I M Grant, Werner Wilke, Patrick van Hoolandt, Bernhard Nagel, Frank Nagatz, Vlastimil Sejkora, Peter Luechtemeier, Lukas Boettger, Stepan Pick, Konstantinos Klokas, Bernard Leiber, Vladimir Startsev, Thomas Lochte, Felix Kayser, Bernhard Czap, Boris Bruned, Alan D Chapman, Jens Windelband, Sven Perlitz, Erich Zweschper, Stephan Kaphle, Zdenek Janda, Paul Johansen, Reinhard Jaenig, Juergen Kleinert, Sebastian Kaphle, Jan Kregelin, Hans I Kongevold, Ekkehard Schnoor, Richard Almond, Evaggelos Kostopoulos, Dragos-Olivar Minescu, Johannes Sondermann, Christian Kuehner, Soeren Baer, Hendrik Kues, Torsten Gnirk, Meri Grigoryan, Leander Fink, Norman Hutchinson, Veit Godoj, Gregoire Marville, Johannes Magar, Michel Roos, Daniel Kottwitz, Bernd Salewski, Ray Schiefner, Dennis Calder, Manfred Grosse, Guy Ringoir, Hans-Bernd Muehle, Karlheinz Hesselbarth, Nicolas Katte, Vianney Bruned, Andreas Kirsch, Henno Hanemann, Dan Ariell David

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
European Individual Championship (2007)

Previous edition: 7th European Individual Championship (2006). Next: European Individual Championship (2008). See also European Individual Championship (Women) (2007).

 page 87 of 87; games 2151-2154 of 2,154  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
2151. D Calder vs N Katte 1-0182007European Individual ChampionshipA43 Old Benoni
2152. H Hanemann vs R Glantz  0-1452007European Individual ChampionshipB57 Sicilian
2153. S Pick vs A Kirsch  1-0282007European Individual ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
2154. R Schiefner vs K Hesselbarth  ½-½272007European Individual ChampionshipC56 Two Knights
 page 87 of 87; games 2151-2154 of 2,154  PGN Download
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Apr-16-07  Rolfo: <Gladiator> You made it, organiser ought to hire you next year..:) Do you think Khalifman were disappointed for some reason?
Apr-16-07  Ragh: Vlad Tkachiev's interview by Frederic Friedel, 4 years ago, highlights some interesting shades of his flamboyant personality.. http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...
Apr-16-07  Rolfo: <Ragh> What about this one: "As Tal said it was always too difficult for women to play chess because during the games they are forced to keep silent. Now the games are much quicker and it has become easier to shut up during the games [laughs uproariously]."
Apr-16-07  sitzkrieg: yeah its a good player and he has humor..Rare quality for a chessplayer (of all levels)..
Apr-16-07  slomarko: <As Tal said> it was Smyslow who said that not Tal.
Apr-16-07  Rolfo: Well, the evangelist Paul may have said it, reformer Martin Luther may also have said it, so why not Smyslov or Tal:)
Apr-16-07  slomarko: why would evangelist Paul or Martin Luther said such a thing?
Apr-16-07  Rolfo: I was recollecting some of my lessons at school about these gentlemen's view on women.. (to be silent and to stay at the kitchen, wasn't it?) :)
Apr-17-07  slomarko: they were dumb..
Apr-17-07  Ragh: <Rolfo> May be V.T. actually meant it, even though it was said to be in jest ;) The topic of "why men perform better than women in chess" was debated at length last week at European Individual Championships (Women) (2007) forum (some interesting medical theories there..)

<slomarko> hmm.. Never knew you had a soft spot for the fairer gender.

Apr-17-07  Rolfo: <Ragh> Will take a look, it's a little sensibel theme may be.. Btw, i learnt that Einstein's wife had a great influence on his early work..
Apr-17-07  TheGladiator: <Rolfo> You might want to look up the difference between "sensitive" and "sensible" ... ;)
Apr-17-07  Rolfo: Right, trying to express oneself on a foreign language, there is many traps. I think i leave Smyslov's joke where it belongs , something said long ago..
Apr-17-07  Troglodyte: I'm sure he said it with humor.
Apr-17-07  TheGladiator: Another update on WCC qualification:

Like I posted earlier, 7 places went to the 8 point finishers (29-7 = 22 places left), the next 10 places went to those with best tie-break scores (median BH, BH, wins, progressive) and the remaing 24 players played tie-break matches for the 12 remaining places. But wait - there weren't 34 players at 7,5 points, but 37...

Enter Euro Champs 2006:

1 GM Kozul Zdenko CRO 2606 8,5
2 GM Ivanchuk Vassily UKR 2731 8,0
3 GM Georgiev Kiril BUL 2677 7,5 (3)
4 GM Naiditsch Arkadij GER 2664 7,5 (4)
5 GM Izoria Zviad GEO 2647 7,5 (5)
6 GM Inarkiev Ernesto RUS 2602 7,5 (6)
7 GM Nikolic Predrag BIH 2596 7,5 (7)
8 GM Belov Vladimir RUS 2599 7,5 (8)
9 GM Macieja Bartlomiej POL 2584 7,5 (9)
10 GM Baramidze David GER 2545 7,5 (10)
11 GM Jobava Baadur GEO 2646 7,0
12 GM Miroshnichenko Evgenij UKR 2608 7,0
13 GM Mamedov Rauf AZE 2538 7,0
14 GM Nijboer Friso NED 2584 7,0
15 GM Fressinet Laurent FRA 2633 7,0
16 GM Palac Mladen CRO 2561 7,0
17 GM Balogh Csaba HUN 2576 7,0
18 IM Czarnota Pawel POL 2529 7,0
19 GM Gurevich Mikhail TUR 2643 7,0
20 GM Socko Bartosz POL 2606 7,0
21 GM Berg Emanuel SWE 2539 7,0
22 GM Sakaev Konstantin RUS 2637 7,0
23 GM Gagunashvili Merab GEO 2560 7,0
24 GM Zelcic Robert CRO 2525 7,0

The numbers in parantheses indicate placement after tie-beak matches for the podium - or bronze medal, actually (just like number 1-7 was for the podium this year).

The Euro 2006 also served as qualification for this year's WCC, see http://www.eurochess.org/content/vi...

"16 Men and 12 women will be qualified for the next chain of World Cup."

[Complete regulations here: http://www.tsf.org.tr/images/storie...

There were 14 players finishing with 7 points, of which supposedly 6 should qualify to the WCC. However, the home page of the tournament is gone, the WaybackMachine only had incomplete results, and I haven't found the results of the tie-breaks of 2006 for the WCC anywhere else. However, my search _did_ establish that Gurevich qualified from Euro 2006.

The 2006 tie-break results were supposed to be found here: http://euro2006.tsf.org.tr/en/tiebr...

I used the WaybackMachine and found them here: http://web.archive.org/web/20060426...

And so the following qualified from Euro 2006:
* Finishers 1-10 above
* Gurevich by beating Nijboer 1,5-0,5
* Fressinet by beating Czarnota 1,5-0,5
* Balogh by beating Palac 1,5-0,5
* Gagunashvili by beating Sakaev and Jobava by 1,5-0,5

* Berg OR Miroshnichenko 1-1, no further results, Berg initially beat Zelzic 3-1

* Mamedov OR Socko 1-1, no further results

Apr-17-07  TheGladiator: From the general rules for the WCC from FIDE, we have that Europe has 46 places from continental qualifiers (see http://www.fide.com/official/handbo...). The initial 33 qualifying spots, added to the previous 16 already given out, would give 49 places, which Europe at no point has had the right to (so, ECU were wrong in their initial invitation). Alas, the number had to go down, at least to 30 for the Euro 2007...

So, 44 - 7 players on 8 points = 37 - Gurevich - Naiditsch = 35, but there were only 34 non-prequalified players at 7,5 points, and who else of those placed number 18-44 did NOT play tie-break matches? The answer is Sergei Zhigalko - who also apparently is pre-qualified to the WCC 2007. Zhigalko is in because ... (I eventually realized) ... he won BU18 in the 2006 European Youth Championship! Therefore there could be only 29 qualifiers: 16 + 29 + 1 = 46 qualifiers from Europe.

So, the only thing remaining now about continental qualifiers from Europe, is who qualified of Berg/Miroshnichenko and Mamedov/Socko. The rest of the regulations of WCC 2007 is nowhere to be seen, though. What happens to the remaining candidates (Malakhov and Gurevich have qualified)? What happens to the "unsuccessful" Mexico contestants? It's anybody's guess, really...

Apr-17-07  TheGladiator: The FIDE handbook link above got truncated in an editing step, it was meant to say http://www.fide.com/official/handbo... in the first paragraph above.
Apr-17-07  fromoort: Why were players from Israel allowed to participate in the European Championships? It doesn't make any sense.
Apr-18-07  petrovalovski: <fromoort> political reasons, I suppose.
Apr-18-07  sitzkrieg: Prolly has to do with the underdeveloped countries surrounding Israel and the fact that no Israeli would be safe playing in the Middle East-championships, unless it was held in Israel itself. Since israel is by far more civilized (as in the civilized west) then its neighbours it is regulary invited for European sporting and cultural events..
Apr-18-07  fromoort: So it is possible (although it didn't happen this time) that a citizen of a country on another continent (!) becomes European Champion! As I said, this is nonsense. Safety of players, etc. is beside the point.
Apr-18-07  nikolajewitsch: As a matter of fact, Israel is not the only country that regularily sends players or teams to European competitions. Just have a look at the teams playing in the qualification round for the European Football Championship; it includes states definitely not situated in Europe such as Kazakhstan.

http://www.uefa.com/competitions/eu...

Apr-18-07  Troglodyte: Don't Russians always play at the U.S. Championship?
Apr-19-07  fromoort: <nikolajewitsch>: I wouldn't have a problem with Israelis playing in European <competitions>; it is only the European Championship that I have a problem with. Regarding the football situation, I agree, to me it's the same thing. The Kazakhstan team in the European Championship?! Ridiculous.

<Troglodyte>They are ethnic Russians, it is true, but they are citizens of the U.S. now. The citizenship is the issue, not the ethnicity.

If Magnus Carlsen suddenly took Bangladeshi citizenship, then it would make sense if he took part in that nation's championship, otherwise this situation of Israeli players in the European Championship makes as much sense as Magnus playing in the Bangladeshi Championship.

Apr-21-07  percyblakeney: The difference in opponents between the top players was huge. Sakaev's strongest opponent was ranked 94th in the field (Ftacnik, with a 2573 rating), while Pavasovic's last nine opponents all were top 60 and 2600 rated... Cheparinov's strongest opponent was ranked 74th, while Iljin played eight top 70 players.
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