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12th European Individual Championship Tournament

Radoslaw Wojtaszek8.5/11(+6 -0 =5)[games]
Vladimir Potkin8.5/11(+6 -0 =5)[games]
Judit Polgar8.5/11(+7 -1 =3)[games]
Alexander Moiseenko8.5/11(+7 -1 =3)[games]
Francisco Vallejo Pons8/11(+5 -0 =6)[games]
Markus Ragger8/11(+5 -0 =6)[games]
Rauf Mamedov8/11(+5 -0 =6)[games]
Anton Korobov8/11(+7 -2 =2)[games]
Sergei Zhigalko8/11(+6 -1 =4)[games]
Peter Svidler8/11(+5 -0 =6)[games]
Dmitry Jakovenko8/11(+6 -1 =4)[games]
Daniel Grigoryevich Fridman7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Peter Heine Nielsen7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Nikita Vitiugov7.5/10(+5 -0 =5)[games]
Luke McShane7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Jan Gustafsson7.5/11(+4 -0 =7)[games]
Ivan Ivanisevic7.5/11(+4 -0 =7)[games]
Constantin Lupulescu7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[games]
Sergei Azarov7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Baris Esen7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Yaroslav Zherebukh7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[games]
Baadur Aleksandrovich Jobava7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Ildar Khairullin7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Sergei Vladimirovich Rublevsky7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Namig Guliyev7.5/10(+6 -1 =3)[games]
Mircea-Emilian Parligras7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Ivan Cheparinov7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Viorel Iordachescu7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Ilya Yulyevich Smirin7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
(357 players total; 328 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
12th European Individual Championship (2011)

Previous edition: European Individual Championship (2010). Next: 13th European Individual Championship (2012).

 page 1 of 50; games 1-25 of 1,249  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Svidler vs H Ziska  ½-½19201112th European Individual ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
2. A Y Potapov vs Vitiugov  ½-½82201112th European Individual ChampionshipD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. J Houska vs Dreev  0-170201112th European Individual ChampionshipD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. Jakovenko vs A Smirnov 0-143201112th European Individual ChampionshipE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
5. R Wojtaszek vs K Roser  ½-½41201112th European Individual ChampionshipE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
6. M Erdogdu vs Caruana  0-150201112th European Individual ChampionshipA58 Benko Gambit
7. K Terrieux vs Jobava  ½-½28201112th European Individual ChampionshipB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
8. G Sermier vs I Nepomniachtchi  0-141201112th European Individual ChampionshipA15 English
9. Navara vs V Colin ½-½94201112th European Individual ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
10. F Vallejo Pons vs S Vedmediuc  ½-½44201112th European Individual ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
11. S Zhigalko vs V Nedilko  1-048201112th European Individual ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
12. G Battaglini vs McShane  0-161201112th European Individual ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
13. Fressinet vs B Thorfinnsson  ½-½35201112th European Individual ChampionshipD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. Naiditsch vs M Roeder  1-038201112th European Individual ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
15. H Poetsch vs Judit Polgar  ½-½26201112th European Individual ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
16. V Laznicka vs S Telljohann  ½-½36201112th European Individual ChampionshipA40 Queen's Pawn Game
17. Rublevsky vs E Zude 1-020201112th European Individual ChampionshipB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
18. K G Shirazi vs Motylev  0-126201112th European Individual ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
19. B Zueger vs Sutovsky 0-131201112th European Individual ChampionshipA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
20. C Philippe vs A Riazantsev  ½-½32201112th European Individual ChampionshipD05 Queen's Pawn Game
21. A M Petrisor vs P H Nielsen 0-133201112th European Individual ChampionshipC48 Four Knights
22. R Kreisl vs B Grachev  0-131201112th European Individual ChampionshipE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
23. Akopian vs D Zarkua ½-½27201112th European Individual ChampionshipD23 Queen's Gambit Accepted
24. Bologan vs R Dragomirescu  1-031201112th European Individual ChampionshipC53 Giuoco Piano
25. E Inarkiev vs A Manea  1-064201112th European Individual ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
 page 1 of 50; games 1-25 of 1,249  PGN Download
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  Tabanus: And are playing a Budapest gambit now.
Mar-26-11  allin: Great games Nisipeanu and Parligras.Go Romania!!!!
Mar-26-11  allin: Next tournament for Nisipeanu is Kings Tournament Bazna 2011 with:Carlsen,Ivanchuk,Karjakin,Nakamura,Radjabov- - ,Nisipeanu 11-22 June 2011.
Tournament category XXI - ELO average 2760.Good luck nisi!!!
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  virginmind: yeah, 34.Rxf7 was sweet by nisi. bravo again for parligras for defeating another strong gm. and, to make it three, lupulescu also won today!
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  parmetd: I cannot believe Savchenko played a budapest.... he got crushed like an amateur. What a pathetic showing for a player that was on 4/4.
Mar-26-11  notyetagm: <parmetd: I cannot believe Savchenko played a budapest.... he got crushed like an amateur. What a pathetic showing for a player that was on 4/4.>

Next time he will play a *real* opening in a critical game, not that Budapest crap.

Mar-26-11  notyetagm: <virginmind: yeah, 34.Rxf7 was sweet by nisi. bravo again for parligras for defeating another strong gm. and, to make it three, lupulescu also won today!>

Yes, what a shot that was by Nisipeanu.

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  HeMateMe: Judit one point back at 4/5 with 3 wins and 2 draws.
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  jon01: IM Wirig is holding the French flag high: all wins and a draw with the first seed Svidler.
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  kurtrichards: much chessbucks were won and lost on amber 2011...the question is...would chessgames bookie feature some games for us (chessbookie addicts) to bet on?
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  kurtrichards: i mean EICC 2011 games... :)
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  cadwallon: <notyetagm: Next time he will play a *real* opening in a critical game, not that Budapest crap.> You'd like what Zherebukh is playing against Khairullin:

1.e4 e5 2.♘f3 ♘c6 3. ♘c3 ♘f6 4. ♘d5

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Mar-27-11  znsprdx: check this out!!!

Round: 05

White: Papin, Vasily 2569

Black: Smeets, Jan 2660

Date: Sat Mar 26 2011

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  jon01: Looks like Polgar miscalculated and she is a piece down against Ragger now. However, there could be some counterplay due to Ragger's king safety.
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  polarmis: Sergey Shipov is reporting from the European Championship (where he's acting as a coach). Here are his first impressions:

And then later his comments on Svidler playing 1. g3:

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  virginmind: normally lupulescu(white) should win today:

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and with the draws of nisipeanu(already) and parligras(probably soon)

the romanian trio should be at 5 points each after the 6th round. not bad!

Mar-27-11  AuN1: thanks polarmis.
Mar-27-11  The Rocket: when does the next fide list come out?
Mar-27-11  LDJ: <The Rocket> The next FIDE rating list will be published May 1st.
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  Appaz: Great reads, <polarmis>. You are providing a valuable service for the chess world. Shipov is one few persons making chess the intellectual game it should be, and I could never imagine reading is stuff in written originally in English without his brilliant Russian references.

His defense of 1.g3 from Svidler removes any objections of "disrespecting your opponent" when playing offbeat openings.

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  Landman: On the list of things I never thought I'd ever get to say: "Hmm, looks like Peter Svidler's in 73rd place."
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  beenthere240: Polgar kicked her opponent around the board today. She was playing a full rook down for a while and just poured it on unmercifully.
Mar-28-11  BobCrisp: Sounds kinky.
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  Penguincw: Well Vladimir Potkin springs out and becomes to leader,for now.He should'not feel very comfortable though.There are 18 players within half a point of him.
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  Domdaniel: Are there still people who think 1.g3 is eccentric or weird? Like 1.Nf3, it almost always transposes - to a King's Indian Attack, or Fianchetto Grunfeld, Reti, English, etc. Even a Sicilian, if you swing that way.

When GMs play the Budapest, or anything similar, then those who are not (yet?) GMs might usefully pay attention.

OK. That's my routine rant about people who don't appreciate the finer points of non-mainline openings. Now I'll go back to looking for examples of the French with 3...h6. Or 2.h3 against the Dutch. Anything, really, but the usual tedium.

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