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🏆 17th European Team Championship (2009)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Fabiano Caruana, Levon Aronian, Veselin Topalov, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Teimour Radjabov, Alexander Morozevich, Peter Svidler, Pavel Eljanov, Michael Adams, Vugar Gashimov, Dmitry Jakovenko, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Alexey Shirov, David Navara, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Etienne Bacrot, Arkadij Naiditsch, Baadur Jobava, Zoltan Almasi, Evgeny Alekseev, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Andrei Volokitin, Laurent Fressinet, Yuriy Kryvoruchko, Vladimir Akopian, Ivan Cheparinov, Luke McShane, Alexander Beliavsky, Zahar Efimenko, Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu, Ferenc Berkes, Viktor Laznicka, Emil Sutovsky, Gabriel Sargissian, Romain Edouard, Jon Ludvig Hammer, Markus Ragger, Viktor Korchnoi, Rauf Mamedov, Ivan Saric, Michael Roiz, Andrei Istratescu, Mateusz Bartel, Evgeny Postny, Zoltan Gyimesi, Robert Markus, Csaba Balogh, Tigran Levonovich Petrosian, Georg Meier, Daniel Fridman, Igor Khenkin, Aleksander Petkov Delchev, Jan Smeets, Boris Avrukh, Sebastien Feller, Gadir Guseinov, Ivan Ivanisevic, Arman Pashikian, Bartosz Socko, Luka Lenic, Grzegorz Gajewski, Mikhael Mchedlishvili, Constantin Lupulescu, Tomi Nyback, Bartlomiej Macieja, Ioannis Papaioannou, Jan Gustafsson, Erwin L'Ami, Ivan Salgado Lopez, Zbynek Hracek, Hristos Banikas, Milos Perunovic, Dragan Solak, Zdenko Kozul, Miguel Illescas Cordoba, Daniel Stellwagen, Hrvoje Stevic, Victor Mikhalevski, Dimitrios Mastrovasilis, Igor Miladinovic, Bojan Vuckovic, Levan Pantsulaia, Yuri Drozdovskij, Merab Gagunashvili, Yannick Pelletier, Marin Bosiocic, Tornike Sanikidze, Dusko Pavasovic, Matthieu Cornette, Vlastimil Babula, Josep Manuel Lopez Martinez, Jan Werle, Sipke Ernst, Nikola Sedlak, Vladislav Nevednichy, Valentin Iotov, Sune Berg Hansen, Stelios Halkias, Stuart C Conquest, Sarunas Sulskis, Alojzije Jankovic, Vladimir Georgiev, Baris Esen, Davit Shengelia, Lars Bo Hansen, Stefan E S Kindermann, Robert Ruck, Jure Borisek, Nikola Mitkov, Dejan Pikula, Matej Sebenik, Nikolaus Stanec, Nikola Djukic, Leif Erlend Johannessen, Gergely Szabo, Robert Cvek, Michele Godena, Dragisa Blagojevic, Milan Drasko, Stephen Gordon, Athanasios Mastrovasilis, Dejan Bojkov, Lars Schandorff, Bragi Thorfinnsson, Simon Kim Williams, Florian Jenni, Joseph G Gallagher, Allan Stig Rasmussen, Emir Dizdarevic, Jakob Vang Glud, Viktorija Cmilyte, Vidmantas Malisauskas, Dragan Kosic, Trajce Nedev, Denis Rombaldoni, Slavisa Brenjo, Zvonko Stanojoski, Milos Roganovic, Igor Efimov, Filip Pancevski, Dalibor Stojanovic, Mert Erdogdu, Kivanc Haznedaroglu, Luca Shytaj, Frode Elsness, Carlo D'Amore, Burak Firat, Roland Ekstroem, Stefan Docx, Martin Neubauer plus 33 more players

 page 1 of 27; games 1-25 of 674  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Mastrovasilis vs M Roganovic  1-036200917th European Team ChampionshipD83 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit
2. B Thorfinnsson vs V Babula  0-144200917th European Team ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
3. V Laznicka vs D Arngrimsson 0-124200917th European Team ChampionshipD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. J Gunnarsson vs Navara 0-140200917th European Team ChampionshipB83 Sicilian
5. I Galic vs M Bartel  ½-½33200917th European Team ChampionshipC78 Ruy Lopez
6. Macieja vs Z Bogut  ½-½55200917th European Team ChampionshipD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. Dalibor Stojanovic vs R Wojtaszek  ½-½23200917th European Team ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
8. B Socko vs E Dizdarevic  ½-½30200917th European Team ChampionshipC19 French, Winawer, Advance
9. T Sanikidze vs T Luukkonen  1-034200917th European Team ChampionshipD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. M Agopov vs M Gagunashvili  ½-½34200917th European Team ChampionshipB07 Pirc
11. L Pantsulaia vs M Karttunen  1-059200917th European Team ChampionshipA15 English
12. T Nyback vs Jobava 1-024200917th European Team ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
13. U Atakisi vs R Ruck  0-128200917th European Team ChampionshipB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
14. S Williams vs K Ribbegren  1-035200917th European Team ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
15. B Esen vs C Balogh  0-152200917th European Team ChampionshipD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
16. F Berkes vs K Haznedaroglu 1-026200917th European Team ChampionshipD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
17. S Feller vs J Thomassen  1-043200917th European Team ChampionshipE92 King's Indian
18. R Cvek vs B Thorfinnsson  ½-½33200917th European Team ChampionshipA15 English
19. A Istratescu vs D Saiboulatov  ½-½108200917th European Team ChampionshipC18 French, Winawer
20. E Cekro vs Nisipeanu 0-124200917th European Team ChampionshipA10 English
21. D Pikula vs S Halkias  ½-½23200917th European Team ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
22. H Banikas vs Sedlak 1-034200917th European Team ChampionshipD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. I Miladinovic vs I Papaioannou  ½-½18200917th European Team ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
24. W Iclicki vs S Gordon  0-149200917th European Team ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
25. P Van Hoolandt vs S Conquest 0-138200917th European Team ChampionshipD85 Grunfeld
 page 1 of 27; games 1-25 of 674  PGN Download
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Nov-01-09  Hovik2009: <badest>
hem, maybe, I forgot about that!
but in the level Iran's industry is even if they really wanted(which I really doubt that) to enrich Uranium to weapon's grade, that will take atleast a good ten years.

who know maybe in next ten years our superpowers get a chance to use their aging nuclear stocks on us poor humans!

Nov-01-09  Nietzowitsch: All those non-European players need more chess praxis.
Nov-01-09  badest: <muradov: It looks like 'true' Europeans got tired of getting schooled by Azerbaijan and Armenia repeatedly in team events. What they don't know is that, this is just a beginning :)> I truly admire the team spirit of AZA and ARM! If BG had only 50% of their team-spirit ... :(
Nov-01-09
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  ahmadov: Salam, <muradov>! Sadiq azerkes kimi seni de semimi qelbden tebrik eleyirem!
Nov-01-09
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  ahmadov: <badest> Topalov alone is enough for the Bulgarians to consider themselves as a chess nation... Further victories will definitely come in the future...
Nov-01-09
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  Eyal: <badest> Speaking of team spirit, take a look at the pair of photos I've posted back on p.31 - the members of the Azeri team have been playing together since they were kids...
Nov-01-09  badest: <Eyal: <badest> Speaking of team spirit, see the pair of photos I've posted back on p.31 - the players in the Azeri team have been playing together since they were kids...> Those are great pics! :)

<ahmadov: <badest> Topalov alone is enough for the Bulgarians to consider themselves as a chess nation... > Chess is big in BG (in what other country, except Russia maybe, would you have chess in media on regular basis) and Topalov is of course really well known (even by the "man on the street") ... but when it comes to team events ... hmmmmmmmmm

Nov-01-09
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  ahmadov: <Eyal: <badest> Speaking of team spirit, take a look at the pair of photos I've posted back on p.31 - the members of the Azeri team have been playing together since they were kids...> That is true... At the same time, being of similar age also contributes to their success...
Nov-01-09
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  HeMateMe: It just seems odd having the central asian countries in a 'European' tournament. So--Does France get to compete in the once every 4 years Asian Games? But a good point is made above, allowing Israel the right to compete in Europe events, Isr. sort of being a european nation plopped in the middle east. But--those who be the decendants of Jewish people who resettled there? The native jews, palestinians and other minorities within Israel certainly aren't europeans. But if you allow Israel to compete, then you have to allow other countries with a strong genetic link to Europe.

I guess its a moot point since Azerbaijian won, they clearly put up a strong team every year. And hey--where else can you get multiple Petrosians?

Nov-02-09  muradov: <ahmadov: Salam, <muradov>! Sadiq azerkes kimi seni de semimi qelbden tebrik eleyirem!>

Salam Zahir. Chox sagol. Tebrikler - emeyi kechen hamiya halal olsun! :)

Nov-02-09  Jafar219: Ahmadov və Muradov, bir həmvətənli kimi mən də sizi təbrik edirəm bu qələbə münasibətilə.Amma bu ermənilərin təbriklərini heç cür qəbul edə bilmirəm..
Nov-02-09  Valmy: I disagree with what <HE MATE ME> said about ISRAEL.

If ISRAEL always plays with EUROPE it is for an evident political reason. ISRAEL couldn't safely play against some country around. Imagine a soccer game ISRAEL-IRAN (or LIBAN, or SYRIA or SAUDI ARABIA...), I wouldn't go with my kids at the stadium! Nothing similar with AZERBAIDJAN or ARMENIA.
Meanwhile, I would say it's a good thing these countries play chess with EUROPE because it makes the EUROPEAN championship almost as difficult as the WORLD Championship (only USA, and CHINA are missing among the big teams).

Nov-02-09  badest: <Valmy: If ISRAEL always plays with EUROPE it is for an evident political reason. ISRAEL couldn't safely play against some country around. Imagine a soccer game ISRAEL-IRAN (or LIBAN, or SYRIA or SAUDI ARABIA...)> Why not ... don't equate sports and politics. Maybe one can even understand each other better if one has some common (even just athletic) ground.
Nov-02-09  benjinathan: <badest> I assume those countries would not play israel just like in soccer. That is why israel plays in europe:

For years, Israel competed within the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) because doing so made perfect geographic sense. Israel is, after all, an Asian nation. Eventually, though, Arab states hostile to Israel, starting with Kuwait at the 1974 Asian Games, refused to take the pitch against them. Rather than award forfeit victories to Israel, the AFC capitulated and expelled Israel from Asian football. As a consequence, the Israeli national team was–to borrow the obvious yet fitting metaphor–forced to wander the soccer wilderness for years.

And see:

SALONIKA - NOVEMBER 1988 - Isak Al Mulla of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates lost a game in the International Open Chess Tournament held during the World Chess Olympiad in Thessaloniki, Greece in an unfortunate manner. In this tournament, it happened that the country of the players was not revealed on the official wall chart.

After he had achieved a winning position in the opening against a player named Nagar, Al Mulla casually leaned over and asked his opponent where he was from. He was shocked when his opponent said that he was from Israel.

The United Arab Emirates is one of the many Arab countries which is officially boycotting Israel. For this reason, Al Mulla immediately reported this situation to the head of his delegation, Mr. Awad Ali.

Under normal circumstances, a player from the UAE cannot play an official chess game against anyone from Israel. However, Al Mulla contended that now that the game was in progress and indeed he had achieved a winning position, there was no point in forfeiting the game now. Mr. Awad overruled him, stating that since, when the game started, nobody had any reason to know that the opponent was from Israel, but now they had become aware of this fact, there was no choice but to terminate the game now. Accordingly, Mr. Awad stopped the clock and the game was forfeited.

Nov-02-09
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  strifeknot: It's perfectly sensible to boycott a terrorist nation like Israel. Let them form a colonialist league with the US.
Nov-02-09  benjinathan: Yes. Lets boycott all of the terrorist nations; Sweden, Norway and Costa Rica can compete for world supremacy in chess and all athletics.

Well, maybe not Sweden. Ikea is a form of furniture terrorism which cannot be ignored.

Nov-02-09  Valmy: <Yes. Lets boycott all of the terrorist nations; Sweden, Norway and Costa Rica can compete for world supremacy in chess and all athletics. Well, maybe not Sweden. Ikea is a form of furniture terrorism which cannot be ignored.>

And NORWAY kill whales;-)

Nov-02-09  benjinathan: Costa Rica wins!
Nov-03-09
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  ahmadov: Salam, <Jafar>, netersen? Islerin neter gedir? Tebriklerine gore cox sag ol! Amma bu ermenilerle de sebrli ol, onlar isteyirler ki, biz keskin reaksiya verek, basqalarinin gozunden dusek...
Nov-03-09  Sbetsho: It boggles my mind how primitive mankind is and how childish behavior we still have. Maybe there is hope in the future when we learn to forget the past and understand each other.
Nov-03-09  muradov: <Sbetsho: It boggles my mind how primitive mankind is and how childish behavior we still have. Maybe there is hope in the future when we learn to forget the past and understand each other.>

There is hope. But not for us. - Henry Miller

:)

Nov-03-09  stanleys: The joy of the champions:
http://russiachess.org/images/stori...

http://russiachess.org/images/stori...

Nov-03-09  Thuellin: The guy with the flag is Vugar's older brother, right?
Nov-03-09  MamedyarovFan: <Thuellin: The guy with the flag is Vugar's older brother, right?> Yes, <Thuellin>, he is a brother of Vugar. His name is Sarkhan and he is Vugar's manager. You can learn a little more about him at http://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail...
Nov-12-09  walker: Open letter of GM Kiril Georgiev
Nov 6, 2009

Grandmaster Kiril Georgiev BFSH turned to the chess community and through the pages of Chessdom.bg.

Dear Sirs of BFSH,

The letter I received by Mr VelchevDoes not conform to my question, why then I have second grade in the country and 54th in the world may fall within the top 5 in the country. Your explanation that I played poorly in the Olympics in Dresden in 2008 is inconclusive, because the overall result of every competition I've played more than 65%. Here are my other questions:

1. The extended national team was formed in 2009 and should therefore be taken into account the results and form of players in 2009. If the coach is to take four imalpredvid Dresden from 2008 plus the champion of Bulgaria, why not announce such criteria as early as 2009, but on 13.09.2009? Why do nyamashesreshta between coach and players to make it clear to us how to form a team?

2. Was there pressure exerted I be removed from the team? I can not agree to the governing board of the federation to speak openly against me and to disbelieve my results and grades. I build a life with labor and sweat their success and will not allow lightly to be forgotten as my merit as a player and as a playing coach.

3. And what is most important - here it is not just for me - it comes to national interests - it comes to national interests and image of the country. Only two years ago we played and we were on the European 7th place, now we are 18th. Then we fought for medals in the last round against Russia izagubihme minimal, now fought for 18 place. I hope to make a serious analysis of the results of the team and to take serious and adequate measures for the future development of chess in the country.

Regards,
Kiril Georgiev

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