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European Team Chess Championships (2007)

Player: Levon Aronian

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Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Aronian vs Svidler  ½-½32 2007 European Team Chess ChampionshipsD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. M Ragger vs Aronian ½-½26 2007 European Team Chess ChampionshipsC67 Ruy Lopez
3. Aronian vs P H Nielsen ½-½52 2007 European Team Chess ChampionshipsB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
4. M Gurevich vs Aronian  ½-½24 2007 European Team Chess ChampionshipsA15 English
5. Z Almasi vs Aronian  ½-½24 2007 European Team Chess ChampionshipsC53 Giuoco Piano
6. Aronian vs Beliavsky  ½-½49 2007 European Team Chess ChampionshipsE05 Catalan, Open, Classical line
7. Mamedyarov vs Aronian ½-½18 2007 European Team Chess ChampionshipsD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
8. Aronian vs Sutovsky 1-037 2007 European Team Chess ChampionshipsA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
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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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