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European Clubs Cup (Men) (2003)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Magnus Carlsen, Garry Kasparov, Alexander Grischuk, Alexander Morozevich, Vassily Ivanchuk, Boris Gelfand, Peter Svidler, Michael Adams, Alexey Shirov, David Navara, Sergei Movsesian, Etienne Bacrot, Evgeny Bareev, Arkadij Naiditsch, Viktor Bologan, Baadur Jobava, Vladimir Malakhov, Zoltan Almasi, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Alexander Areshchenko, Laurent Fressinet, Rustam Kasimdzhanov, Loek van Wely, Luke McShane, Vladimir Akopian, Sergei Zhigalko, Alexey Dreev, Zahar Efimenko, Ivan Sokolov, Sergei Rublevsky, Emil Sutovsky, Alexander Khalifman, Ilya Smirin, Alexander Onischuk, Sergey Volkov, Viktor Korchnoi, Kiril Dimitrov Georgiev, Vadim Zvjaginsev, Joel Lautier, Evgeny Najer, Christian Bauer, Artyom Timofeev, Michael Roiz, Zurab Azmaiparashvili, Mikhail Kobalia, Aleksej Aleksandrov, Konstantin Landa, Predrag Nikolic, Michal Krasenkow, Konstantin Sakaev, Yuri Kuzubov, Vladislav Tkachiev, Boris Avrukh, Sergei Azarov, Giorgi Kacheishvili, Bartosz Socko, Zviad Izoria, Mikhael Mchedlishvili, Alexei Fedorov, Pavel Tregubov, Andrei Kharlov, Kamil Miton, Lajos Portisch, Bartlomiej Macieja, Zbynek Hracek, Robert Kempinski, Pavel Smirnov, Zdenko Kozul, Valerij Filippov, Tomasz Markowski, Levan Pantsulaia, Andrey Zhigalko, Alexander Galkin, Merab Gagunashvili, Sergey Dolmatov, Lubomir Ftacnik, Mladen Palac, Evgeny Pigusov, Gyula Sax, Vlastimil Babula, Vladimir Chuchelov, Alexander Huzman, Peter Acs, Vitali Golod, Jean-Marc Degraeve, Stuart C Conquest, Igor V Glek, Vasily Yemelin, Johan Hellsten, Alon Greenfeld, Alexander Goloshchapov, Bojan Kurajica, Lukasz Cyborowski, Bartlomiej Heberla, Slavko Cicak, Igor Stohl, Sergey Ivanov, Luc Winants, Gennadi Kuzmin, Jozsef Horvath, Ioannis Nikolaidis, Csaba Horvath, Rainer F A Knaak, Alexei Lugovoi, Sergey Ionov, Dan Zoler, Kateryna Lahno, Gennadi Timoshchenko, Manuel Apicella, Attila Groszpeter, Andrei Belozerov, Boris Kantsler, Jonathan F Parker, Evgeny Solozhenkin, Helgi Ass Gretarsson, Adam Horvath, Jurij Tihonov, Vitaly Teterev, Trajce Nedev, Veljko Jeremic, Karsten Mueller, Zvonko Stanojoski, Alexander Finkel, Rainer Polzin, Miroslav Grabarczyk, Vitezslav Rasik, Ramil Hasangatin, Thomas Paehtz Sr, Efstratios Grivas, Mark Danilovich Tseitlin, Lars Thiede, Stellan Brynell, Karsten Rasmussen, Gerlef Meins, Dragan Jacimovic, Berge Ostenstad, Brian Kelly, Eloi Relange, Elisabeth Paehtz, Jonathan David Tisdall, Stephan Berndt, Sven Joachim, Kalle Kiik, Matthias Roeder, Mika Karttunen, Iweta Radziewicz Rajlich, Martin Borriss, Vlatko Bogdanovski, Yuri Boidman, Andreas Tzermiadianos plus 142 more players

 page 1 of 27; games 1-25 of 665  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Dreev vs Sutovsky  ½-½51 2003 European Clubs Cup (Men)D93 Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3
2. M Mchedlishvili vs P Nikolic  ½-½31 2003 European Clubs Cup (Men)A25 English
3. Fedorov vs Z Izoria  ½-½40 2003 European Clubs Cup (Men)B12 Caro-Kann Defense
4. L Pantsulaia vs M Palac 1-028 2003 European Clubs Cup (Men)A30 English, Symmetrical
5. Acs vs Ivanchuk  ½-½63 2003 European Clubs Cup (Men)B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
6. Gelfand vs L Cyborowski 1-028 2003 European Clubs Cup (Men)D85 Grunfeld
7. K Miton vs Macieja  ½-½22 2003 European Clubs Cup (Men)E15 Queen's Indian
8. T Markowski vs M Grabarczyk  ½-½52 2003 European Clubs Cup (Men)A00 Uncommon Opening
9. B Heberla vs M Krasenkow 1-024 2003 European Clubs Cup (Men)B06 Robatsch
10. B Socko vs I Rajlich  1-030 2003 European Clubs Cup (Men)B35 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Modern Variation with Bc4
11. Van Wely vs D Zoler  ½-½40 2003 European Clubs Cup (Men)E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
12. A Aleksandrov vs M Gagunashvili  ½-½37 2003 European Clubs Cup (Men)D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
13. G Kacheishvili vs Z Almasi  ½-½23 2003 European Clubs Cup (Men)E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
14. Movsesian vs A Galkin  ½-½29 2003 European Clubs Cup (Men)B17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
15. Ftacnik vs Onischuk  ½-½17 2003 European Clubs Cup (Men)E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
16. V Zvjaginsev vs I Stohl ½-½29 2003 European Clubs Cup (Men)C43 Petrov, Modern Attack
17. G Timoshchenko vs E Najer  0-142 2003 European Clubs Cup (Men)D13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
18. R Polzin vs Khalifman  ½-½34 2003 European Clubs Cup (Men)B12 Caro-Kann Defense
19. Morozevich vs S Berndt 1-040 2003 European Clubs Cup (Men)B20 Sicilian
20. M Borriss vs M Kobalia  ½-½60 2003 European Clubs Cup (Men)B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
21. A Belozerov vs D Poldauf 1-037 2003 European Clubs Cup (Men)E76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
22. L Thiede vs Filippov  0-155 2003 European Clubs Cup (Men)A36 English
23. K Landa vs H Rudolf  1-022 2003 European Clubs Cup (Men)B07 Pirc
24. B Kantsler vs P Tregubov 0-135 2003 European Clubs Cup (Men)B22 Sicilian, Alapin
25. C Bauer vs I Bitensky  0-170 2003 European Clubs Cup (Men)C88 Ruy Lopez
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-03-03
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  chessgames.com: Euro Club Cup games are now online. Here's the one that everybody's talking about: Huzman vs Kasparov, 2003
Oct-03-03  uponthehill: Go Polonia!

Interesting that e.q. Irish clubs has players whose rankings are below 1800. I can create a team among my friends which would be able to destroy such clubs. Strange thing that they are allowed to compete with such clubs as NAO, Polonia or Ładia.

Oct-03-03  zorro: It's only annoying that one of the most beautiful country the world over, which I so proudly have the honour to live in, be not represented in this club championship, I say! ;-)
Oct-05-03  uponthehill: Polonia, pride of Poland, gained the silver beating Kasparov's Ladia Kazan! Vindalooo!!!
Oct-06-03  Maroczy: uponthehill: Us Poles are always shortchanged by the media, I wonder who is " behind " that?
Oct-06-03  uponthehill: Yes I've noticed it. There are some reasons, but I do not want to discuss them on forum.

(generalnie chodzi o to, ze Zydzi amerykanscy nas niestety nie lubia a spora czesc spoleczenstw zachodu nie za bardzo kojarzy fakt, ze Polska to kraj odrebny od Rosji. Pozdrawiam)

Oct-06-03  Maroczy: uponthehill: Czy Pan moze diskutowac dalej o ten temat? Dam Panu moj e-mail adres.
Oct-06-03  Shadout Mapes: An interesting Kasparov game from this event is mentioned here (http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...), does anyone know if it's in this database?
Oct-07-03
Premium Chessgames Member
  chessgames.com: We now have several hundred more games from this tournament, including the Kasparov game mentioned above.

Garry Kasparov plays for Ladia-Kazan; other players include Sergei Rublevsky, Ilia Smirin, Viktor Bologan and Alisa Galliamova. You can see Kasaparov's performance here: European Clubs Cup (Men) (2003)

The French NAO Chess Club of Paris won this event. Their team includes Alexander Grischuk, Peter Svidler, Michael Adams, Joel Lautler, Vallejo Pons Francisco, Etienne Bacrot, and Laurent Fressinet.

Oct-07-03  uponthehill: Maroczy: oczywiscie. prosze pisac na sz.g@pro.wp.pl . pozdrawiam
Oct-08-03  seoulmama: uponthehill, no offence, but how can u create such a team when u are rated only 1400??
Oct-08-03  uponthehill: seoulmama: Of course I didn't want to say, that I would be playing in such a team. I meant that I know many people, which I had often an opportunity to play with, who have higher ranking than 2000. Many of them visits ofetnly our city chess club in which we meet every wedensday.

Players who have 2000-2200 rankings are not so rare, and I know plenty of them. So, strange thing for me is that players with worse rankings than them are allowed to play with Kasparov, Shirov, Vallejo Pons and co. at the international event.

Imagine that your local highschool team would be playing in the same tournament as Manchester United, and a good city playground kicker would play against David Beckhham.

Oct-08-03  drukenknight: You ought to first examine the rating system closely.
Oct-08-03  uponthehill: Maybe there are some ranking differences but see the results of those clubs:

http://venizelia.4t.com/ecc2003/men...

For me that is obvious that in that tournament the amateurs were allowed to play with professionals, and that's strange for me.

Sep-07-05  petroman: your side is super !!!!! greetings hasan kutlu petroman!
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