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🏆 European Individual Championship (2008)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Fabiano Caruana, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Sergei Movsesian, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Nikita Vitiugov, Dmitry Andreikin, Viktor Antonovich Bologan, Zoltan Almasi, Alexander Moiseenko, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Andrei Volokitin, Laurent Fressinet, Alexander Areshchenko, Alexander Riazantsev, Yuriy Kryvoruchko, Denis Khismatullin, Vladimir Eduardovich Akopian, Sergei Zhigalko, Alexander Motylev, Alexander Beliavsky, Maxim Rodshtein, Rauf Mamedov, Zahar Efimenko, Evgeny Najer, Boris Grachev, Viktor Laznicka, Emil Davidovich Sutovsky, Gabriel Sargissian, Alexander Khalifman, Ilya Yulyevich Smirin, Peter Heine Nielsen, Igor Lysyj, Sergei Tiviakov, Yuri Aleksandrovich Kuzubov, Sergey Volkov, Evgenij Miroshnichenko, Davit Maghalashvili, Kiril Dimitrov Georgiev, Eltaj Safarli, Mikhail Gurevich, Ivan Saric, Vladimir Potkin, Artyom Timofeev, Michael Roiz, Mikhail Kobalia, Aleksej Gennadyevich Aleksandrov, Andrei Istratescu, Mateusz Bartel, Igor Kurnosov, Gawain Jones, Predrag Nikolic, Sergey Fedorchuk, Robert Markus, Konstantin Rufovich Sakaev, Csaba Balogh, Tigran Levonovich Petrosian, Georg Meier, Daniel Grigoryevich Fridman, Vasily Papin, Aleksander Petkov Delchev, Gadir Guseinov, Sergei Azarov, Ivan Ivanisevic, Dariusz Swiercz, Bartosz Socko, Ildar Khairullin, Evgeny Romanov, Ivan Popov, Luka Lenic, Mikhael Mchedlishvili, Alexei Dmitriyevich Fedorov, Grzegorz Gajewski, Viktor Erdos, Pavel Tregubov, Constantin Lupulescu, Tomi Nyback, Vladimir Olegovich Baklan, Kamil Miton, Boris Savchenko, Borki Predojevic, Bartlomiej Macieja, Jan Gustafsson, Ioannis Papaioannou, Erwin L'Ami, Viorel Iordachescu, Dmitry Kokarev, Mircea-Emilian Parligras, Zbynek Hracek, Dmitry Bocharov, Robert Kempinski, Hristos Banikas, Karen Asrian, Andrei Sokolov, Rainer Buhmann, Yaroslav Zherebukh, Dragan Solak, Vladimir Belov, Friso Nijboer plus 223 more players. Chess Event Description
European Individual Championship (2008)

Previous edition: European Individual Championship (2007). Next: 10th European Individual Championship (2009). See also European Individual Championship (Women) (2008).

 page 1 of 70; games 1-25 of 1,743  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Movsesian vs K Rusev  1-0362008European Individual ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
2. A Volokitin vs C Nanu  1-0332008European Individual ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
3. J Radulski vs Z Almasi 0-1322008European Individual ChampionshipB83 Sicilian
4. P Nikolic vs F Bindrich  1-0502008European Individual ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
5. P Carlsson vs Akopian  ½-½412008European Individual ChampionshipE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
6. S Fedorchuk vs A Czebe  ½-½522008European Individual ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
7. A Tukhaev vs Motylev ½-½182008European Individual ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
8. Bologan vs B Heberla 1-0282008European Individual ChampionshipC53 Giuoco Piano
9. M Narciso Dublan vs Kiril D Georgiev  ½-½402008European Individual ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
10. K Szabo vs Efimenko  0-1642008European Individual ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
11. M Roiz vs Z Stanojoski  ½-½492008European Individual ChampionshipA15 English
12. A Saric vs Tomashevsky  ½-½502008European Individual ChampionshipE15 Queen's Indian
13. Fressinet vs G Mateuta  1-0272008European Individual ChampionshipA50 Queen's Pawn Game
14. M Bosiocic vs B Predojevic 1-0362008European Individual ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
15. Areshchenko vs M Sebenik 1-0422008European Individual ChampionshipC41 Philidor Defense
16. S Vokarev vs A Moiseenko  ½-½302008European Individual ChampionshipB33 Sicilian
17. I Ivanisevic vs D Kosic  ½-½412008European Individual ChampionshipE20 Nimzo-Indian
18. I Saric vs Sakaev 1-0382008European Individual ChampionshipC50 Giuoco Piano
19. Baklan vs A Colovic  ½-½482008European Individual ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
20. D Bojkov vs B Socko  ½-½212008European Individual ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
21. G Sargissian vs J Skoberne 1-0362008European Individual ChampionshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. M Sulashvili vs Miroshnichenko  0-1412008European Individual ChampionshipE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
23. M Nikolov vs D G Fridman  ½-½202008European Individual ChampionshipD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
24. Delchev vs K Rasmussen 1-0252008European Individual ChampionshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. M Mchedlishvili vs V Papin  1-0532008European Individual ChampionshipD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
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May-04-08  cannibal: Oh, look what happened.

"Sometimes, <>, like love or music, has the power to make people happy."

(Would have been even better though, if the post where he brags about being such a popular kibitzer would have been left here just for fun...)

May-04-08  cannibal: Btw, I'm gonna try (in vain, most likely) to turn this back into a chess page by noticing, hey, Gustafsson qualified for the World Cup once again. Congratulations!

Very good result also for Marie Sebag (6.5/11). She lost against Galkin in the last round, when another win would have brought her in the race for World Cup tie-breakers, and most likely also a GM norm.

May-04-08  slomarko: <MichAdams> now i remember you, you are the guy who produced this piece of garbage on another page: <MichAdams: I was about to use the expression 'cheating Arab' when I remembered that ethnic Iranians are not Arabs. See:
Even so, Iran can be considered a typically Middle Eastern low-trust society where to cheat kafirs wouldn't be particularly frowned upon>
May-04-08  Alphastar: <MichAdams: I was only responding in kind to the idiotic notion that Sutovsky be allowed to compete in the European Championship, because of the Bible. Better come up with a better legal defence than that.>

Saying something is an idiotic notion and then dismissing it is not a valid argumentation. Better come up with something better than that.

May-04-08  MichAdams: <<MichAdams> racists/chauvinists are generaly known to respond ad hominem, as they lack the usual insight for a normal discussion. also they completely lack sense of humour.>

I mentioned it before, but you conveniently ignored it, so let's try again. Do you have a problem with a nation that officially discriminates between Jews and non-Jews?

May-04-08  MichAdams: <<MichAdams> now i remember you, you are the guy who produced this piece of garbage on another page...>

Truth is, you never forgot me. So you'll, no doubt, also recall that my evidence that Iran is a low-trust high-corruption society went completely unchallenged by you.

May-04-08  hitman84: <MichAdams>Have you watched the movie Patch Adams? Please do watch it.
May-04-08  slomarko: <Truth is, you never forgot me.> actually the only thing i remember about you is that you connected a case of cheating by an Iranian guy with corruptions in some countries and crap like that.
May-04-08  MichAdams:
May-04-08  cannibal: I think he's asking you out on a date, <slo>.
May-05-08  hovik2003: By the way Armenians are chosen people not the Jews or anybody else!

This is not from Bible so you have a excuse to delete my bitter but enlightening posts, ask any DNA specialist who worked with different racial groups and he will reveal you the hidden truth.

May-05-08  Strongest Force: ALL people are from the SAME source and that makes EVERYONE the chosen people.
May-05-08  notyetagm: <Strongest Force: ALL people are from the SAME source and that makes EVERYONE the chosen people.>

All religion is just complete @#$%ing nonsense. All it does is divide people, into the "chosen" and the "non-chosen".

May-05-08  capatal: Perhaps organized religion in every country, comes from our subconscious desire for life everlasting. Mixed in for some, with large portions of guilt.

"A spirit is manifest in the laws of the universe."-
Albert Einstein

May-05-08  MichAdams: Alternative solutions to the Israel-Palestinian conflict suggested by fellow <> members = 0.

But that's hardly unexpected when the two sides and the international community have been negotiating on and off for over 30 years with little more to show for it.

Face it, my plan is the only viable option.

May-05-08  Alphastar: Congratulations, MichAdams. When will you present your oh so viable option to the world?
May-05-08  cannibal: <MichAdams: Alternative solutions to the Israel-Palestinian conflict suggested by fellow <> members = 0.>

I guess it's time to be a little clear here:
I can't speak for other members, but for me the reason why I'm not even starting to present counter-arguments against your rants is that - "in my very honest and possibly wrong opinion" - they are so obviously baseless, historically ridiculous and naive, that no sober person could ever take them serious, full stop.

Now if you say to me, prove it, well I won't. That's cheap, I know. You can interpret that in any way you want. Feel free to call yourself the winner of the discussion, no problem.

But PLEASE, oh please, do it for yourself. Cause it should have occurred to you by now that people here aren't exactly taking all this repetitive noise very serious.

(And really, I never really assumed that you're actually racist, anti-semite or whatever. But it feels a little odd by now, that this, although completely off-topic, is so important to you)

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  keypusher: <MichAdams: I'm referring to the supposition that Israel is not a nation within the bounds of the geographical region known as Europe. Which would consequently invalidate his right to participate in said event.>

"Europe" is a fluid concept, apparently. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization finds itself on the Asian steppes. Besides, Israel's enemies are fond of referring to the Zionist Entity as an imperialist outpost of the Western hegemon, which would seem to entitle it to membership in Europe. Like Outremer of Crusader days.

As for solving the problems of the Middle East, well, wishing them out of existence is one way to do it. But some might consider that cheating.

May-05-08  hovik2003: Wow, what a feed back, I was just kidding with who deleted my post.

I always said this and nobody could argue with me I bet, that first step in ladder love to the mankind is love of yourself(whoever says he doesn't like himself is either lying or he is menthally sick), then comes the strong love to your family, inbetween step here is love of friends and neighborhood you like to live in, then is love of nation and the race that you belong to, if you fell you lack one of these tense feelings in your heart, Then you will never love people and human kind in general!!

May-05-08  hovik2003: By the way leave these little countries like Armenia, Israel, Georgia and many more alone! and let them be!!

some nations like Indians and Chinese already passed the billion mark, Russians(Slavs) and Anglo-Saxsons are about midway to that mark!

So what the hell is problem with human race and world geopolitics that you can't tolerate nations with overall population of the most 5 or 10 millions!!

May-05-08  MichAdams: <Besides, Israel's enemies are fond of referring to the Zionist Entity as an imperialist outpost of the Western hegemon, which would seem to entitle it to membership in Europe.>

Well, Israel can indeed be considered as Europe's last colonial experiment. In which case, one must concede that it's been a failure and that it's long term future is unviable. Time to concentrate on internal security threats.

May-05-08  slomarko: <MichAdams> interestingly you don't suggest Gibraltarians of british origin to return where they came from.
May-05-08  Youjoin: <MichAdams> Get a life
May-14-08  ste10987: it doesn't show whos winning weird
Jun-10-13  siggemannen: <ste10987>:
try European Individual Championship (2008)
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