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🏆 15th European Team Championship (2005)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Levon Aronian, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Teimour Radjabov, Sergey Karjakin, Vassily Ivanchuk, Boris Gelfand, Peter Svidler, Pavel Eljanov, Vugar Gashimov, David Navara, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Etienne Bacrot, Evgeny Ilgizovich Bareev, Baadur Aleksandrovich Jobava, Alexander Moiseenko, Zoltan Almasi, Laurent Fressinet, Loek van Wely, Vladimir Eduardovich Akopian, Luke McShane, Ivan Cheparinov, Alexey Dreev, Alexander Beliavsky, Alexander Motylev, Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu, Ferenc Berkes, Ivan Sokolov, Emil Davidovich Sutovsky, Ilya Yulyevich Smirin, Peter Heine Nielsen, Yuri Aleksandrovich Kuzubov, Sergei Tiviakov, Kiril Dimitrov Georgiev, Viktor Korchnoi, Joel Lautier, Christian Bauer, Artyom Timofeev, Jan Timman, Zurab Alekseyevich Azmaiparashvili, Andrei Istratescu, Zoltan Gyimesi, Robert Markus, Csaba Balogh, Boris Avrukh, Gadir Guseinov, Ivan Ivanisevic, Bartosz Socko, Rafael Vaganian, Luka Lenic, Mikhael Mchedlishvili, Constantin Lupulescu, Alexander Yuryevich (Nenashev) Graf, Tomi Nyback, Jan Gustafsson, Ioannis Papaioannou, Eduardas Leovich Rozentalis, Zbynek Hracek, Mircea-Emilian Parligras, Robert Kempinski, Hristos Banikas, Jonathan Speelman, Dragan Solak, Milos Perunovic, Miguel Illescas Cordoba, Zdenko Kozul, Ulf Andersson, Smbat Gariginovich Lputian, Vasilios Kotronias, Hrvoje Stevic, Sergey Erenburg, Tomasz Markowski, Dimitrios Mastrovasilis, Rustem Khazitovich Dautov, Levan Pantsulaia, Emanuel Berg, Branko Damljanovic, Yannick Pelletier, Leonid Kritz, Tiger Hillarp Persson, Mladen Palac, Christopher Lutz, Evgenij Romanovich Agrest, Dusko Pavasovic, Manuel Perez Candelario, Iossif Davidovich Dorfman, Kaido Kulaots, Erik van den Doel, Vlastimil Babula, Josep Manuel Lopez Martinez, Jiri Stocek, Vasil Spas Spasov, Ashot Gamletovich Anastasian, Vladislav Nevednichy, Sune Berg Hansen, Stelios Halkias, Hannes Hlifar Stefansson, Alexander Yevgenyevich Baburin, Sarunas Sulskis, Hans Tikkanen, Robert Zelcic plus 94 more players.

 page 1 of 10; games 1-25 of 226  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Timofeev vs G Dizdar  1-065200515th European Team ChampionshipC07 French, Tarrasch
2. I Ivanisevic vs K Haznedaroglu  1-090200515th European Team ChampionshipD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. M Erdogdu vs M Perunovic  1-053200515th European Team ChampionshipB63 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack
4. D Solak vs Y Erturan  1-044200515th European Team ChampionshipA20 English
5. P H Nielsen vs C McNab  1-031200515th European Team ChampionshipA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
6. L B Hansen vs A Muir  1-036200515th European Team ChampionshipA13 English
7. S Halkias vs S Docx  1-037200515th European Team ChampionshipD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. McShane vs M Bakalarz  1-039200515th European Team ChampionshipC07 French, Tarrasch
9. D Gormally vs C Wagener  1-030200515th European Team ChampionshipD87 Grunfeld, Exchange
10. J Gallagher vs D James  1-044200515th European Team ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
11. Hug vs A Spice 1-036200515th European Team ChampionshipA40 Queen's Pawn Game
12. J Hellsten vs A Antoniou  1-026200515th European Team ChampionshipD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
13. T Hillarp Persson vs T Kyriakidis  1-051200515th European Team ChampionshipE44 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2
14. I Cheparinov vs H Pilaj  1-033200515th European Team ChampionshipC18 French, Winawer
15. P Bobras vs S Collins  1-047200515th European Team ChampionshipB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
16. C Balogh vs R Mogranzini  1-040200515th European Team ChampionshipB41 Sicilian, Kan
17. Sutovsky vs Beliavsky  1-050200515th European Team ChampionshipC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
18. B Avrukh vs Mikhalchishin 1-052200515th European Team ChampionshipE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
19. A Moiseenko vs J M Lopez Martinez  1-022200515th European Team ChampionshipA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
20. M Perez Candelario vs Karjakin  1-073200515th European Team ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
21. Kuzubov vs S Del Rio Angelis  1-042200515th European Team ChampionshipA67 Benoni, Taimanov Variation
22. Lautier vs Kanep  1-024200515th European Team ChampionshipD09 Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 5.g3
23. C Bauer vs T Seeman  1-061200515th European Team ChampionshipE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
24. A Graf vs M Karttunen  1-041200515th European Team ChampionshipD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. G Guseinov vs A Gunnarsson  1-058200515th European Team ChampionshipC77 Ruy Lopez
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Aug-08-05  jperr75108: nice job netherlands, what has happened to russia?
Aug-08-05  jamesmaskell: 711 games....ready kibitzers...on your marks, get set, GO!!!!!
Aug-08-05
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  WannaBe: <jamesmaskell: 711 games ... GO!!!!!> LOL, I'll just post 'First' on everyone of them!!
Aug-08-05  SneechLatke: <WannaBe> Nice! Let's start now and see who can get the most "firsts" hmm?
Aug-08-05  iron maiden: The Ukranian and Israeli teams actually scored more points than the Dutch, who won most of their matches by narrow margins.
Aug-08-05  TruthHurts: Yeah but Ukranians faced far wicker opposition. Actually Holland, France and Azerbaidjian where the teams who face the better teams refferring to the number of points.
Aug-08-05  TruthHurts: As an example
Ukraine opponents total:162
Holland " " :191.5
France " " :184
Aug-08-05  niemzo: great performance by the greek team.4th place .In a few days i will play in an open tourn in which several of them(Kotronias,Mastrovasilis) will take part .I dont think i have much chance to play these GM's but it will be nice see them play.
Aug-08-05
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  WannaBe: <jamesmaskell> Don't forget there are the 15th European Team Championship (Women) (2005) events too!!

"First, First, First, First..." LOL.

Aug-08-05  jamesmaskell: Of course...Get ready...set....oh wait a sec, youve already gone!

England beat Russia in the mens section and England beat Germany in the womens section. I think England did well. The mens England team was certainly not at its strongest in Sweden.

Aug-08-05  percyblakeney: Netherlands won only 9 games in the whole tournament (Ukraine and Israel won 13), but on the other hand this was their only loss: Van Wely vs Kotronias, 2005
Aug-08-05  notyetagm: <percyblakeney: Netherlands won only 9 games in the whole tournament (Ukraine and Israel won 13), but on the other hand this was their only loss: Van Wely vs Kotronias, 2005>

They played like Petrosian in his matches. Winning a match by the minimal one point (2 1/2 to 1 1/2) is still winning the match. Sure it's nice to win matches 4-0 but it's more important not to lose.

Aug-08-05  TruthHurts: <jamesmaskell>, England did not beat Russia in men section, only Netherland, France and Hungary did.
Aug-08-05  TruthHurts: And they did not beat germany in wooman section , maybe you looked at an other team.
Aug-08-05  Shams: I am especially happy for Timman-- this might be the final feather in his cap. He may not be board one but I bet he revels in this win more anyone. As well he should.
Aug-09-05  cade: <England did not beat Russia in men section, only Netherland, France and Hungary did.>

You are WRONG.

13. England
14. Russia

<And they did not beat germany in wooman section , maybe you looked at an other team.>

WRONG WRONG WRONG

13. England
14. Germany

Aug-09-05  TruthHurts: <cade> I was talking about beating them in one game so I am not wrong .
Aug-09-05  TruthHurts: And calm yourself, if you want you can delete your non sense shouting post ("WRONG WRONG", it looks like a child screaming his anger), I will delete this one...

Beating Russia or Germany in a single game, no, finishing ahead of them in the final standings yes .

Aug-09-05  jamesmaskell: cade...its OK. No need to be so abrupt. I wasnt clear about it. I meant the overall table, not individual games...my bad :)
Aug-09-05  cade: I enjoy being abrupt, especially when someone slanders the English team. England would have been one of the favourites to win if our 2 best players (Adams and Short) had bothered to show up.
Aug-09-05  TruthHurts: <CADE> grow up kid. And stop being paranoid, nobody slandered the english team, you're over reacting like a hooligan drunk supporter. You're desapointed that Short and Adams were not here, ok good, but stop being childish. And by the way what about Hungary without Polgar and Leko, or Bulgaria without Topalov, or Russia without Kramnik Morozevich and Grischuk as an example, or even Spain without Shirov and Vallejo. As an example France didn't have the money to pay their best players for the olympiad , England did have for the olympiad and didn't had here, that's life. And this is not at all a reason to react non sense this way like a soccer fanatic blinded supporter, because this has nothing to do with what I've said, keep your frustrations and have a walk. Calm down kid...
Aug-09-05  TruthHurts: And a little statistic for the information:
Here, would have been the start list sorted by average ranking of players, of the european championship, if the 5 better players of each country would have played.

1.Russia
2.Ukraine
3.Hungary
4.France
5.Bulgaria
6.Israel
7.Armenia
8.Netherland
9.<England>
10. ......

So one of the favourites to win, hmm, I would say that at least 8 would have been more :).

Aug-09-05  cade: No need to be racist "kid". I'm not even English so keep your racism to yourself.
Aug-09-05  TruthHurts: "Racism", what are you taking about, there's no relation to the subject, it's irrelevant. Anyway you calmed down kid, great, so that's what counts.
Aug-09-05  kolobok: relax guys you beat team Russia-3 not 1, without kasparov, kramnik, morozevich,this is the reason Russia still #1
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