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🏆 European Club Cup (2003)

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Magnus Carlsen, Garry Kasparov, Alexander Grischuk, Alexander Morozevich, Vassily Ivanchuk, Boris Gelfand, Peter Svidler, Michael Adams, Alexey Shirov, Sergei Movsesian, David Navara, Etienne Bacrot, Evgeny Ilgizovich Bareev, Arkadij Naiditsch, Viktor Antonovich Bologan, Baadur Aleksandrovich Jobava, Vladimir Malakhov, Zoltan Almasi, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Alexander Areshchenko, Laurent Fressinet, Rustam Kasimdzhanov, Loek van Wely, Luke McShane, Vladimir Eduardovich Akopian, Sergei Zhigalko, Alexey Dreev, Zahar Efimenko, Evgeny Najer, Ivan Sokolov, Sergei Vladimirovich Rublevsky, Emil Davidovich Sutovsky, Alexander Khalifman, Ilya Yulyevich Smirin, Alexander Onischuk, Yuri Aleksandrovich Kuzubov, Sergey Volkov, Viktor Korchnoi, Kiril Dimitrov Georgiev, Vadim Zvjaginsev, Joel Lautier, Christian Bauer, Artyom Timofeev, Michael Roiz, Zurab Alekseyevich Azmaiparashvili, Mikhail Kobalia, Aleksej Gennadyevich Aleksandrov, Konstantin Yuryevich Landa, Predrag Nikolic, Michal Vladimirovich Krasenkow, Konstantin Rufovich Sakaev, Vladislav Ivanovich Tkachiev, Boris Avrukh, Sergei Azarov, Giorgi Kacheishvili, Bartosz Socko, Zviad Izoria, Mikhael Mchedlishvili, Alexei Dmitriyevich Fedorov, Pavel Tregubov, Andrei Vasilyevich 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 Anisimovich Pigusov, Gyula Sax, Vlastimil Babula, Vladimir Chuchelov, Alexander Huzman, Peter Acs, Vitali Matveyevich 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 Vladimirovich Ivanov, Luc Winants, Gennadi Kuzmin, Jozsef Horvath plus 192 more players.

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Dreev vs Sutovsky  ½-½512003European Club CupD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
2. M Mchedlishvili vs P Nikolic  ½-½312003European Club CupA25 English
3. Fedorov vs Z Izoria  ½-½402003European Club CupB12 Caro-Kann Defense
4. L Pantsulaia vs M Palac 1-0282003European Club CupA30 English, Symmetrical
5. Acs vs Ivanchuk  ½-½632003European Club CupB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
6. Gelfand vs L Cyborowski 1-0282003European Club CupD85 Grunfeld
7. K Miton vs Macieja  ½-½222003European Club CupE15 Queen's Indian
8. T Markowski vs M Grabarczyk  ½-½522003European Club CupA00 Uncommon Opening
9. B Heberla vs Krasenkow 1-0242003European Club CupB06 Robatsch
10. B Socko vs I Rajlich  1-0302003European Club CupB27 Sicilian
11. Van Wely vs D Zoler  ½-½402003European Club CupE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
12. A G Aleksandrov vs M Gagunashvili  ½-½372003European Club CupD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
13. G Kacheishvili vs Z Almasi  ½-½232003European Club CupE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
14. Movsesian vs A Galkin  ½-½292003European Club CupB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
15. Ftacnik vs Onischuk  ½-½172003European Club CupE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
16. V Zvjaginsev vs I Stohl ½-½292003European Club CupC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
17. G Timoshchenko vs E Najer  0-1422003European Club CupD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
18. R Polzin vs Khalifman  ½-½342003European Club CupB12 Caro-Kann Defense
19. Morozevich vs S Berndt 1-0402003European Club CupB20 Sicilian
20. M Borriss vs M Kobalia  ½-½602003European Club CupB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
21. A Belozerov vs D Poldauf 1-0372003European Club CupE76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
22. L Thiede vs Filippov  0-1552003European Club CupA36 English
23. Landa vs H Rudolf  1-0222003European Club CupB07 Pirc
24. B Kantsler vs P Tregubov 0-1352003European Club CupB22 Sicilian, Alapin
25. C Bauer vs I Bitensky  0-1702003European Club CupC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member 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 (, does anyone know if it's in this database?
Premium Chessgames Member 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 . 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:

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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