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🏆 European Team Chess Championships (2007)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, Levon Aronian, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Veselin Topalov, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Alexander Grischuk, Teimour Radjabov, Sergey Karjakin, Alexander Morozevich, Vassily Ivanchuk, Peter Svidler, Vugar Gashimov, Michael Adams, Dmitry Jakovenko, Alexey Shirov, David Navara, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Etienne Bacrot, Arkadij Naiditsch, Baadur Jobava, Zoltan Almasi, Alexander Moiseenko, Evgeny Alekseev, Andrei Volokitin, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Alexander Areshchenko, Laurent Fressinet, Vladimir Akopian, Ivan Cheparinov, Alexander Beliavsky, Maxim Rodshtein, Ferenc Berkes, Ivan Sokolov, Viktor Laznicka, Emil Sutovsky, Ilya Smirin, Gabriel Sargissian, Jon Ludvig Hammer, Peter Heine Nielsen, Markus Ragger, Sergei Tiviakov, Kiril Dimitrov Georgiev, Mikhail Gurevich, Rauf Mamedov, Christian Bauer, Michael Roiz, Mateusz Bartel, Gawain Jones, Zoltan Gyimesi, Robert Markus, Csaba Balogh, Vladislav Tkachiev, Aleksander Petkov Delchev, Boris Avrukh, Gadir Guseinov, Ivan Ivanisevic, Bartosz Socko, Luka Lenic, Grzegorz Gajewski, Constantin Lupulescu, Tomi Nyback, Kamil Miton, Jan Gustafsson, Ioannis Papaioannou, Erwin L'Ami, Eduardas Rozentalis, Zbynek Hracek, Karen Asrian, Hristos Banikas, Rainer Buhmann, Miguel Illescas Cordoba, Zdenko Kozul, Smbat Gariginovich Lputian, Vasilios Kotronias, Daniel Stellwagen, Suat Atalik, Dimitrios Mastrovasilis, Igor Miladinovic, Levan Pantsulaia, Emanuel Berg, Branko Damljanovic, Merab Gagunashvili, Yannick Pelletier, Leonid Kritz, Tamaz Gelashvili, David Baramidze, Tiger Hillarp Persson, Mladen Palac, Sabino Brunello, Evgenij Agrest, Dusko Pavasovic, Boris Chatalbashev, Erik van den Doel, Kaido Kulaots, Vlastimil Babula, Ante Brkic, Nikola Sedlak, Vladislav Nevednichy, Ibragim S Khamrakulov, Sune Berg Hansen, Stelios Halkias, Stuart C Conquest, Hannes Stefansson, Sarunas Sulskis, Robert Zelcic, David Arutinian, Alojzije Jankovic, Vladimir Georgiev, Baris Esen, Vlad-Cristian Jianu, Lars Bo Hansen, Mark Hebden, Robert Ruck, Hedinn Steingrimsson, Jure Borisek, Slavko Cicak, Nikola Mitkov, Nicholas Pert, Luc Winants, Nikola Djukic, Kjetil A Lie, Michele Godena, Milan Drasko, Dragisa Blagojevic, Marc Narciso Dublan, Tomas Polak, Lars Schandorff, Florian Jenni, Joseph G Gallagher, Aloyzas Kveinys, Henrik Danielsen, Vidmantas Malisauskas, Dragan Kosic, Trajce Nedev, Bozidar Ivanovic, Andrei Murariu, Pontus Carlsson, Zvonko Stanojoski, Igor Efimov, Ilija Balinov, Darius Zagorskis, Marko Tratar, Aleksandar Colovic, Alin-Mile Berescu, Mert Erdogdu, Kivanc Haznedaroglu, Karsten Rasmussen, Carlo D'Amore, Valery Atlas plus 41 more players

 page 1 of 28; games 1-25 of 684  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. K Rasmussen vs D Kassinopoullos  1-0382007European Team Chess ChampionshipsD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
2. C Gulbas vs D Baramidze  0-1292007European Team Chess ChampionshipsB65 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...Be7 Defense, 9...Nxd4
3. R Buhmann vs B Laurent  1-0252007European Team Chess ChampionshipsE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
4. M Dutreeuw vs L Kritz 0-1322007European Team Chess ChampionshipsB33 Sicilian
5. J Gustafsson vs Winants  1-0552007European Team Chess ChampionshipsE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
6. Sedlak vs S Keskinen  1-0342007European Team Chess ChampionshipsB07 Pirc
7. H Westerinen vs R Markus  ½-½332007European Team Chess ChampionshipsB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
8. I Miladinovic vs M Karttunen  1-0262007European Team Chess ChampionshipsD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. M Agopov vs I Ivanisevic  ½-½642007European Team Chess ChampionshipsC41 Philidor Defense
10. R Liiva vs T Polak  ½-½482007European Team Chess ChampionshipsB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
11. V Babula vs U Lauk  1-0452007European Team Chess ChampionshipsA58 Benko Gambit
12. O Sepp vs Hracek 0-1262007European Team Chess ChampionshipsB23 Sicilian, Closed
13. Navara vs Kulaots 1-0382007European Team Chess ChampionshipsE46 Nimzo-Indian
14. F Berkes vs M Neubauer 1-0262007European Team Chess ChampionshipsD97 Grunfeld, Russian
15. C Weiss vs C Balogh  0-1402007European Team Chess ChampionshipsA45 Queen's Pawn Game
16. Z Gyimesi vs V Atlas  ½-½212007European Team Chess ChampionshipsA56 Benoni Defense
17. M Ragger vs Z Almasi  ½-½152007European Team Chess ChampionshipsB01 Scandinavian
18. T Thorhallsson vs D Arutinian  0-1452007European Team Chess ChampionshipsB89 Sicilian
19. A Muir vs G Jones  0-1232007European Team Chess ChampionshipsE81 King's Indian, Samisch
20. N Pert vs K Ruxton 1-0172007European Team Chess ChampionshipsE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
21. V Aristotelous vs L Schandorff  0-1272007European Team Chess ChampionshipsC44 King's Pawn Game
22. S B Hansen vs A Antoniou  ½-½502007European Team Chess ChampionshipsC53 Giuoco Piano
23. P Savva vs L B Hansen  0-1392007European Team Chess ChampionshipsD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. J M Rapaire vs J Borisek  0-1272007European Team Chess ChampionshipsB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
25. L Lenic vs W Iclicki 1-0202007European Team Chess ChampionshipsD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
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Nov-06-07  ifatkullin: <DCP23 Now what do you mean by that <especially for Svidler!> remark?>

Just that I'd never expect such a "bloodthirsty calculated demolishion" to be executed by Peter ;-)Always thought of him as a "teddy bear" kind of guy...

Nov-06-07  yogi1986: Some of the younger people here should check out Peter's games from when he was winning Russian championships. He was renowned as one of the most ferocious up and coming players on the circuit along with Judith and Morozevich
Nov-06-07  Riverbeast: <Israel would have been much stronger with Gelfand, but Sutovsky on board 1 was over his head.>

Sutovsky is a strong player who can play with anyone...He scored about 50% on board one, so I wouldn't say he was in 'over his head'. Having him on board 2, with everyone else moving down a board, would have made the Israelis much stronger, of course.

Nov-06-07  DUS: <khursh: <And a photo from the "Border War", Azerbaijan-Armenia. Mamedyarov and Aronian seem to be sitting as far apart from each other as possible>

:))) very good photo. As I know in real life they have good relations and very good character. So in chess let them be "at war" - it is good for chess community!>

<khursh> thanks for nice posting. I also think they have good relations. In one interview Mamedyarov's father has mentioned that Levon Aronian calls his son Sharik. (Perhaps Mamedyarov calls Aronian simply Levik.)

This was nice chess championship. As many others I am also glad for the medal of Azerbaijan team and hope we will see more nice games in particular in performance of Mamedyarov and Radjabov.

Nov-06-07  khursh: <In one interview Mamedyarov's father has mentioned that Levon Aronian calls his son Sharik. (Perhaps Mamedyarov calls Aronian simply Levik.)> Hi Dus
I am not sure about your Russian, but I don't beleive that Levon call's him in that way. In Russiaí calling someone in that way is a bit offensive; or you should be too close to call in that way. Probably it was "shark" or "shah". Were was the interview published?
Nov-06-07  DCP23: <su24: DCP23: Kak ti tak bisto ELO podschitivaesh? :)>

Praktika ;)

<Kstati, esli on chessbase ti pod tem zhe handle'om, to mi ne raz igrali blitz i rapid ;)>

Da, ya tam tozhe DCP23. A ty tam kto?

Nov-06-07  Goran: Match Armenia-Azerbaijan was very emotional. It appears like nobody was happy with 2-2, but after Radjabov won, the entire delegation jumped to hug him. Rauf Mamedov was on the edge of crying, even if he drew the game. Later he told me he was probably winning in the final position, but I didn't see the game.

Btw, Jobava, Mamedov and Mamedyarov were rocking in the karaoke party. I have some "compromising" photos ;)

Roiz is fantastic player, he won Valjevo Gorenje and I'm sure we will hear much more about him.

Nov-06-07  DUS: Hi <khursh>, I won't necessarily connect that word with its other possible meanings. Also, indeed they are friends. They know each other 10-15 years, a long time... Perhaps this is not exactly that interview, but still...

"... или Шарик, как зовет его Левон Аронян"

http://www.chesspro.ru/events2/wijk...

Nov-06-07
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  acirce: <It appears like nobody was happy with 2-2, but after Radjabov won, the entire delegation jumped to hug him.>

Glad to hear! Too bad Azerbaijan could not manage to win. I agree Mamedov (with Black) had great winning chances in the final position:


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26..cxb5 and it would have been hard for White to deal with Black's majority.

Nov-06-07  DUS: <26..cxb5 and it would have been hard for White to deal with Black's majority.>

Strange. Why then the black agreed for a draw just before the move 26..cxb5 of blacks? Either you are confusing something very simple or you are much better chess player than GM Mamedov.

Nov-06-07  Davolni: It's not news that a lot of members in this website are a lot "stronger" than the 2500-2600+ GM's. And to prove a GM wrong is piece of cake for them!

(keeping in mind that GM's too DO make mistakes sometimes, but for sure members know a lot better then the GM's...)

Nov-06-07
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  acirce: You mean that those who disagree with Mamedov that he was probably winning in the final position must be much better than him?
Nov-07-07  Manic: I wonder why Mamedov did agree to a draw. It does look good for black and surely black is in no danger of losing. Maybe he was afraid of 26...cxb5 27.Rd5 when probably black is best to take the rook with 27...Rxd5 28.exd5 when white's passed pawn is annoying but should be able to be dealt with.
Nov-07-07
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  ahmadov: <I wonder why Mamedov did agree to a draw. It does look good for black and surely black is in no danger of losing.> Yes, he could win and things could develop differently for the Azeri team...

Anyway, I will kill him when I meet him next time :)

Nov-07-07
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  ahmadov: Still I congratulate our guys for the third place... They have done a good job in general!

Is this not the best performance our team have ever shown in team championships?

Nov-07-07
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  ahmadov: It is a shame Slovenia could not earn a medal... I was rooting for them as well...
Nov-07-07  ArmeniaNL: <ahmadov: s this not the best performance our team have ever shown > you are right, it is the best performance of the azeri team so far, not a bad start
Nov-07-07  ArmeniaNL: the performance of the armenian team was somehow strange, considering first rounds our guy did not do anything special the same is true for the last rounds, but in the end they got 2nd place.

I think Armenian team always has very interesting tactic in team championships (look all the recent major tourn.) and we always mamange to get 1st, 2nd, 3rd. Probably something to do with the coarch

Nov-07-07  hovik2003: I am in Armenia again, so I am gonna drink to Armenia for this wonderful occasion where our men and women teams together brought medals backhome for first time.

God Bless Armenia!

Nov-07-07  arsen387: <ArmeniaNL: the performance of the armenian team was somehow strange, considering first rounds our guy did not do anything special the same is true for the last rounds, but in the end they got 2nd place> yeah and that's the most important. And this time our girls also performed very good - sharing 2nd and 3rd places with Poland. Good results for us.

And now let's look forward to World Team Championship and hope that our guys will defend their title of World Champions. Viva Armenia!!!

Nov-07-07  DCP23: What is most amazing about Svidler's play is the incredible VARIETY of it.

Take his 5 wins in this event: from the insanely tactical, explosive demolishion of Cheparinov to the clear-cut, Capablanca-style positional brilliance against Mamedyarov, to the highest-caliber endgame finesse against Navara and Sutovsky.

If you look at the games, you would never guess that all of them were played by the same man.

Nov-07-07  adair10: <I think Armenian team always has very interesting tactic in team championships (look all the recent major tourn.) and we always mamange to get 1st, 2nd, 3rd. Probably something to do with the coarch>

Interesting observation. Individually, they performed even below their averages with Aronian and probably Akopian being out of form, yet managed to finish second. I agree, coach has a lot to do with it, but also team spirit,whatever it means. As a team they outperformed (ranked 4 came 2nd), Russia and Azerbaijan came to the finish according to their rating average and Ukraine badly underperformed. Hope Aronian's last win over Sutovsky signals the begining of good form for him...

Nov-08-07  badest: <DCP23: Take his 5 wins in this event: from the insanely tactical, explosive demolishion of Cheparinov ...> Obviously, all it takes is a queen-sac and Chepa goes down in flames... (that boy should watch out for "poisoned" queens :)

Seriously, I have not seen Svidler so inspired in a long time (if ever).

Dec-23-07
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  notyetagm: <chessmoron: I guess Svidler doesn't like Greek food and finally he focused on his games a bit. The results shows. An amazing 2989+ performance. His win against Mamedyarov is very special.>

Yes, Svidler's win over Mamedyarov gets my vote for the <BEST PLAYED GAME> of 2007. Not the most -brilliant- game, mind you, but rather the best played game.

I think a close second in this category of 2007's <BEST PLAYED GAME> is Kramnik's Corus win over Anand. I just find the Svidler win to be instructive almost beyond words. Svidler plays like Capablanca or Nimzowitsch in that game.

Dec-23-07
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  notyetagm: <DCP23: What is most amazing about Svidler's play is the incredible VARIETY of it. Take his 5 wins in this event: from the insanely tactical, explosive demolishion of Cheparinov to the clear-cut, Capablanca-style positional brilliance against Mamedyarov, to the highest-caliber endgame finesse against Navara and Sutovsky.

If you look at the games, you would never guess that all of them were played by the same man.>

Yes, outstanding tournament by Svidler, excelling in the many different aspects that is chess.

Svidler's performance at the 2007 ETCC is the greatest TPR of the year, is it not?

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