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🏆 7th European Individual Championship (2006)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Vassily Ivanchuk, Vugar Gashimov, Arkadij Naiditsch, Baadur Aleksandrovich Jobava, Ernesto Inarkiev, Alexander Moiseenko, Laurent Fressinet, Rauf Mamedov, Yuri Aleksandrovich Kuzubov, Evgenij Miroshnichenko, Kiril Dimitrov Georgiev, Mikhail Gurevich, Eltaj Safarli, Ivan Saric, Mateusz Bartel, Igor Kurnosov, Predrag Nikolic, Evgeny Postny, Konstantin Rufovich Sakaev, Csaba Balogh, Tigran Levonovich Petrosian, Georg Meier, Aleksander Petkov Delchev, Maxim Vladimirovich Turov, Sergei Azarov, Gadir Guseinov, Giorgi Kacheishvili, Bartosz Socko, Arman Pashikian, Evgeny Romanov, Zviad Izoria, Mikhael Mchedlishvili, Alexei Dmitriyevich Fedorov, Tomi Nyback, Alexander Yuryevich (Nenashev) Graf, Borki Predojevic, Bartlomiej Macieja, Viorel Iordachescu, Erwin L'Ami, Robert Kempinski, Friso Nijboer, Vladimir Belov, Ulf Andersson, Zdenko Kozul, Vasilios Kotronias, Sergey Erenburg, Hrvoje Stevic, Suat Atalik, Vadim Malakhatko, Dimitrios Mastrovasilis, Emanuel Berg, Alexander Galkin, Merab Gagunashvili, Yannick Pelletier, Alberto David, Dmitry Svetushkin, David Baramidze, Artashes Navasardovich Minasian, Mladen Palac, Tiger Hillarp Persson, Christopher Lutz, Evgenij Romanovich Agrest, Manuel Perez Candelario, Falko Bindrich, Erik van den Doel, Pavel Blatny, Nikola Sedlak, Vladimir Chuchelov, Josep Manuel Lopez Martinez, Ante Brkic, Ashot Gamletovich Anastasian, Sebastian Bogner, Emre Can, Vladislav Nevednichy, Thomas Luther, Valentin Iotov, Davor Rogic, Hannes Hlifar Stefansson, Sarunas Sulskis, Robert Zelcic, Alojzije Jankovic, David Arutinian, Baris Esen, Konstantine Shanava, Ognjen Cvitan, Levan Aroshidze, Hedinn Steingrimsson, Tatiana Kosintseva, Bartlomiej Heberla, Tigran Kotanjian, Pawel Czarnota, Nadezhda Kosintseva, Luc Winants, Krunoslav Hulak, Alexei Iljushin, Alexandre Dgebuadze, Michele Godena, Athanasios Mastrovasilis, Helgi Dam Ziska, Marc Narciso Dublan, Ognjen Jovanic, Simon Kim Williams, Luis Galego, Sarhan Guliev, Sergei Vladimirovich Iskusnyh, Alin-Mile Berescu, Mert Erdogdu, Kivanc Haznedaroglu, Ankica Saric, Blazimir Kovacevic, Boris Itkis, Oliver Kurmann, Beat Zueger, Logman Guliev, Christian Weiss, Alexander Gasthofer, Ennio Arlandi, Victor Manuel Vehi Bach, Umut Atakisi, Tarvo Seeman, Federico Manca, Ruslan Soltanici, Faik Aleskerov, Yakup Erturan, Mario Lanzani, Thomas Michalczak, Alexandre Vuilleumier, Perparim Makoli, Yasin Emrah Yagiz, Sotirios Logothetis, Ioannis Simeonidis, Serkan Yeke, Aydin Duman, Richard Almond, Ahmet Karagollu, Cevdet Sinan Tezok, Suleyman Porligil, Hans De Lange

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
7th European Individual Championship (2006)

Previous edition: 6th European Individual Championship (2005). Next: European Individual Championship (2007). See also 7th European Individual Championship: Women (2006).

 page 1 of 30; games 1-25 of 745  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Sakaev vs A Mastrovasilis 1-02520067th European Individual ChampionshipE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
2. S Erenburg vs Y Erturan  ½-½5320067th European Individual ChampionshipC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
3. T Michalczak vs M Bartel 0-14020067th European Individual ChampionshipB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
4. M Gagunashvili vs V Bach  1-02520067th European Individual ChampionshipE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
5. M Lanzani vs V Malakhatko 0-12220067th European Individual ChampionshipC17 French, Winawer, Advance
6. M Palac vs A Vuilleumier  1-05520067th European Individual ChampionshipC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
7. M Erdogdu vs T Nyback  ½-½4020067th European Individual ChampionshipB07 Pirc
8. Sedlak vs L Guliev  0-14320067th European Individual ChampionshipB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
9. I Saric vs L'Ami 0-16520067th European Individual ChampionshipC53 Giuoco Piano
10. B Predojevic vs G Meier  ½-½2420067th European Individual ChampionshipC10 French
11. T Seeman vs M Mchedlishvili  0-14220067th European Individual ChampionshipB40 Sicilian
12. Pelletier vs A Gasthofer  1-04720067th European Individual ChampionshipC07 French, Tarrasch
13. E Safarli vs Agrest  0-13920067th European Individual ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
14. T L Petrosian vs F Manca  1-03520067th European Individual ChampionshipA64 Benoni, Fianchetto, 11...Re8
15. B Esen vs E Postny  1-06220067th European Individual ChampionshipE12 Queen's Indian
16. A Minasian vs U Atakisi 1-03220067th European Individual ChampionshipB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
17. S Bogner vs Anastasian 0-12320067th European Individual ChampionshipB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
18. D Svetushkin vs F Aleskerov 1-02220067th European Individual ChampionshipA44 Old Benoni Defense
19. C Sinan Tezok vs P Czarnota  0-13320067th European Individual ChampionshipB58 Sicilian
20. R Mamedov vs S Porligil  1-04420067th European Individual ChampionshipB50 Sicilian
21. A Karagollu vs Winants  0-14820067th European Individual ChampionshipC54 Giuoco Piano
22. D Arutinian vs H De Lange  1-04220067th European Individual ChampionshipE90 King's Indian
23. R Almond vs Dgebuadze  0-16220067th European Individual ChampionshipE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
24. M Godena vs A Duman 1-02420067th European Individual ChampionshipB27 Sicilian
25. P Makoli vs V Chuchelov  0-13620067th European Individual ChampionshipB42 Sicilian, Kan
 page 1 of 30; games 1-25 of 745  PGN Download
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Apr-14-06  notyetagm: <Wannabe> The bookie always wins in the end, baby. :-)
Apr-14-06  OhoBoho: Breaking news: Topalov vs Kramnik in September
Apr-14-06  OhoBoho: http://www.chessbase.com/
Apr-14-06  Ivan23: Last round pairings on top boards:

Kozul (8) - Izoria (7)
Belov (7) - Ivanchuk (7,5)
Inarkiev (7) - Nikolic (7)
Georgiev (7) - Gurevich (6,5)

Apr-14-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Maroczy: Former European champion Macieja has played some tough draws vs. Jobava, Shanava and Gurevitch. He's having one of his best efforts in a long time.
Apr-14-06  notyetagm: <Ivan23: Last round pairings on top boards:>

I thought this tournament was 13 rounds? This is only rounds 11.

Apr-15-06  Ivan23: <notyetagm> Only 11 rounds will be played. Last round today, tie-breakers in Sunday and closing ceremony and departures in Monday (hence Apr 4 - Apr 17).
Apr-15-06  Ivan23: Kozul-Izoria drawn after 5 minutes and 10 moves played. Ivanchuk needs a win with Black in an Exchange Slav against Belov to share 1st place with Kozul.
Apr-15-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  whatthefat: Well, I decided to give Georgiev one last chance to win me back my chessbucks. Unfortunately, I overlooked the fact that HE'S SOFT AS ANYTHING AND CAN ONLY LAST 9 MOVES AS WHITE!! Ahem... excuse me.. getting all worked up here...

Serenity now.

Apr-15-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: Belov appears to have no objection to a draw, but Ivanchuk seems to be trying to win.

http://www.tsf.org.tr/LIVE/web4/

<whatthefat> LOL. Glancing over Georgiev's games so far, I am sure he was very tired.

Apr-15-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  whatthefat: <keypusher>
Yeah, I know, it's actually a pretty impressive result for him. Just a shame he had to cost me about a grand of imaginary money along the way.
Apr-15-06  Ivan23: Belov-Ivanchuk draw.
It's official now, Kozul is the new champ.
Apr-15-06  notyetagm: ICC claims Ivanchuk won to go to 8.5 and tie Kozul.
Apr-15-06  Ivan23: Official site says draw after 30 moves.
Apr-15-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gregor Samsa Mendel: The Belov-Ivanchuk position on the official site sure looks like a draw to me.

This is the first time I've followed the progress of a tournament like this via the internet. I guess short draws are very common in the penultimate round of a tournament. One game in the Women's section lasted all of five moves.

Apr-15-06  TheUnkraut: (Whatthefat) you really missunderstand georgiev: he might have played only 9 moves-but im sure he was giving his very best till the titanic fight was over
Apr-15-06  BIDMONFA: 7th European Individual Championship (2006)

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
Champion - ZDENKO KOZUL
http://www.bidmonfa.com/kozul_zdenk...
Sub-Champion - VASSILY IVANCHUK
http://www.bidmonfa.com/ivanchuk_va...
History Championship
http://www.bidmonfa.com/campionats_...
_

Apr-15-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Ezzy: Congratulations to Grandmaster Kozul the new European champion!

What an improvement on last year when he scored 5.5/13 and lost 24 rating points in that one tournament.

Apr-16-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  WarmasterKron: According to ChessBase, Kozul's performance rating for the tournament was an impressive 2791.
Apr-16-06  stanleys: Another big success for a Croatian player - about a month ago GM Zelcic became European blitz champion and GM Palac took the third place. Congratulations!
Apr-17-06  Petrosian63: Will Ivanchuk gain any ELO points from the European Individual Championships?
Apr-17-06  AlexandraThess: What a sad championship the legendary Ulf Andersson had hard moments
Apr-18-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Maroczy: Where is that elusive last round?
Apr-18-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Maroczy: Thanks.
Apr-19-06  turkishgrandmaster: Sinan Tezok is my friend but he is an amuetor. He just went there for fun
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