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European Senior Championship Tournament

Viktor Kupreichik7/9(+5 -0 =4)[view games]
Nikolai Pushkov7/9(+6 -1 =2)[view games]
Evgeny V Mochalov7/9(+6 -1 =2)[view games]
Algimantas Butnorius6.5/9(+6 -2 =1)[view games]
Boris Naumovich Gruzman6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[view games]
Valentin Bogdanov6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[view games]
Oleg L Chernikov6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[view games]
Boris Maryasin6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[view games]
Yuri Balashov6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[view games]
Philip Maurice Giulian6/9(+5 -2 =2)[view games]
Moshe Tratatovici6/9(+4 -1 =4)[view games]
Vladimir Karasev6/9(+5 -2 =2)[view games]
Helge Gundersen6/9(+3 -0 =6)[view games]
Nils-Ake Malmdin6/9(+5 -2 =2)[view games]
Reinhard Postler6/9(+5 -2 =2)[view games]
Wolfgang Thormann6/9(+4 -1 =4)[view games]
Evgeny Golcman6/9(+5 -2 =2)[view games]
Kestutis Kaunas6/9(+5 -2 =2)[view games]
Magnus Wahlbom5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[view games]
Hans-Joachim Hecht5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[view games]
Nikolai M Mishuchkov5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[view games]
Gunnar Finnlaugsson5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[view games]
Vladimir Ivanets5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[view games]
Bernt Nordby5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[view games]
Peter Hohler5/9(+5 -4 =0)[view games]
Iosif P Grinberg5/9(+4 -3 =2)[view games]
Vytautas Vaitonis5/8(+4 -2 =2)[view games]
Janis Visockis5/9(+5 -4 =0)[view games]
Aguif Gousseinov5/9(+4 -3 =2)[view games]
(102 players total; 74 players not shown. Click here for longer list.)

 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 353  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. A Zygas vs I Myall 0-115 2012 European Senior ChampionshipC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
2. B Rumiancevas vs E Ibragimov  1-057 2012 European Senior ChampionshipA09 Reti Opening
3. J Lelis vs G Vagner  ½-½42 2012 European Senior ChampionshipE20 Nimzo-Indian
4. P Grabow vs H P Reutimann 1-021 2012 European Senior ChampionshipD06 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. S Strumilo vs G Valenti  ½-½38 2012 European Senior ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
6. A Rosino vs J Janulynas  1-061 2012 European Senior ChampionshipC48 Four Knights
7. G Barsciauskas vs B Tchetchelnitski  0-147 2012 European Senior ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
8. P Hohler vs V Zilbershtein 1-044 2012 European Senior ChampionshipA74 Benoni, Classical, 9...a6, 10.a4
9. R Wicklund-Hansen vs V Ivanets  0-147 2012 European Senior ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
10. I Grinberg vs O Birkestrand  1-022 2012 European Senior ChampionshipA56 Benoni Defense
11. B Nevednichy vs O Johnsen  1-040 2012 European Senior ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
12. A Petrovs vs A Skuja  0-134 2012 European Senior ChampionshipC07 French, Tarrasch
13. J Visockis vs J Pitkanen  1-040 2012 European Senior ChampionshipA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
14. O Bylino vs A Vosu  1-025 2012 European Senior ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
15. J Jeriominas vs A Gorin  0-134 2012 European Senior ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
16. J Hvenekilde vs O I Fystro 1-018 2012 European Senior ChampionshipA56 Benoni Defense
17. J Fain vs B Vager  ½-½32 2012 European Senior ChampionshipC02 French, Advance
18. O Batakovs vs P Tveten  1-058 2012 European Senior ChampionshipC62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
19. T Pintauro vs A Malachi  0-128 2012 European Senior ChampionshipE92 King's Indian
20. B Rositsan vs E Lion  1-032 2012 European Senior ChampionshipC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
21. G Deiana vs V Romcovici  0-129 2012 European Senior ChampionshipA25 English
22. S Zhelesny vs A Keze  1-023 2012 European Senior ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
23. B Johansen vs B Nordby  0-137 2012 European Senior ChampionshipA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
24. J Henrichsen vs H Gundersen  ½-½51 2012 European Senior ChampionshipA90 Dutch
25. W Thormann vs K Nilsen 1-032 2012 European Senior ChampionshipC50 Giuoco Piano
 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 353  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member Official site:

There's a women's section as well, we'll be getting those games shortly.

Aug-21-12  paavoh: Ooh, memories from the 70s: Hecht, Balashov,...
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  HeMateMe: Is this age 60 and above?
Aug-21-12  waustad: Thanks CG. If the rules are the same as in the senior WC, it is 60 for men and 50 for women.
Aug-21-12  Strongest Force: Whatever happened to that German GM named Huebner (I think)? He was elite back in the day. He was a candidate but became an egg-headed PHD.
Aug-22-12  uscfratingmybyear: No Korchnoi?
Aug-22-12  waustad: Huebner has played in the Snowdrops and Old-hands (2011) tournament recently.

Also, since Tatyana Fomina is playing in the women's section, women in their 50s are eligible.

Aug-22-12  waustad: Since Korchnoi is in a wheel chair now, he may not be travelling as much.
Aug-23-12  Troller: Hübner is a character all right, but I don't think he's ever played these senior championships. Karpov could also play now, I guess.

But I seem to recall that new distinctions are going to be made, so there will be 2 different senior age groups in the future?

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  Octavia: Why are only 3 rds shown when they're playing rd7 today?

Also, unfortunately Murey is not playing.

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  mike1: 8 rounds played.
1 IM Bogdanov Valentin UKR 2374 6.5
2 GM Balashov Yuri S RUS 2450 6.0
3 GM Kupreichik Viktor D BLR 2434 6.0
4 GM Pushkov Nikolai RUS 2390 6.0
5 GM Chernikov Oleg L RUS 2411 6.0
6 IM Mochalov Evgeny V BLR 2394 6.0
7 FM Gruzmann Boris RUS 2284 6.0 2420
8 IM Maryasin Boris ISR 2324 6.0 2397
9 FM Malmdin Nils-Ake SWE 2297 6.0
and a lot of payers at 5.5
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  brankat: Isn't this event supposed to over by now? Does anyone know the final standings? Thank You.
Premium Chessgames Member We've learned that Pushkov, Kupreichik, and Mochalov all finished on 7/9. It's unclear if they employ a tiebreak system. The official site still hasn't made the round 9 games available, sorry.
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  cro777: Nikolai Pushkov won the European Senior Chess Champion title in the last round.

Valentin Bogdanov was a leader before the last round. Half a point behind were eight other players, including Pushkov. Bogdanov lost to Mochalov and Pushkov has defeated Mishuchkov, thus winning the tournament.

Final crosstable

The break system

According to tournament regulations, the order of players that finish with the same number of points is determined by application of the following tie-breaking procedures :

(a) Performance Rating
(b) Buchholz cut-1
(c) Buchholz
(d) Number of wins.

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  cro777: European Senior Chess Championship 2012

Round 9 - Games

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  brankat: Thank you <cro777>!
Premium Chessgames Member A weird thing in this tournament, one of the PGNs came to us like this:

[Event "European Senior Championship"]
[Site "Kaunas"]
[Date "2012.08.18"]
[EventDate "2012.08.18"]
[Round "1.15"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[White "Esa Auvinen"]
[Black "Boris Malisov"]
[ECO "D94"]
[WhiteElo "1958"]
[BlackElo "2298"]
[PlyCount "122"]

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. c4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Nf3 Bg7 7. Bf4 O-O 8. Be2 Nc6 9. O-O Bg4 10. c5 Ne4 11. Re1 Rc8 12. Rb1 Qd7 13. Qa4 Rfd8 14. Rbd1 Nxc3 15. bxc3 Nxd4 16. Rxd4 Bxd4 17. Qxd4 f6 18. Bg3 Bxf3 19. Bxf3 e5 20. Qh4 Qf7 21. h3 e4 22. Bd1 Rxc5 23. Bb3 Rxc3 24. Qf4 Kg7 25. Qd2 Rd3 26. Qc2 g5 27. Re3 Rxe3 28. fxe3 Kg6 29. Qd2 h5 30. h4 -- 31. Qa5 Rd7 32. hxg5 fxg5 33. Qxa7 h4 34. Bf2 Qf5 35. Qb6+ Kh5 36. Qb5 Rf7 37. Qe2+ Kh6 38. Qd2 Rf6 39. Qe2 Qe5 40. Qd2 Qf5 41. Qe2 b6 42. Qd2 Kh5 43. Bxd5 g4 44. Bc4 Kg5 45. a4 g3 46. Be1 Qc5 47. Qd5+ Qxd5 48. Bxd5 Kf5 49. Bb4 Rh6 50. Bb7 Rh8 51. Bc3 Rd8 52. Bd4 Rd6 53. Kf1 Rh6 54. Bc8+ Kg5 55. Bb7 Re6 56. Ke2 Re8 57. Bc6 Rf8 58. Bxe4 Rf2+ 59. Ke1 Ra2 60. Bxb6 Rxa4 61. Bf3 Ra1+ 1/2-1/2

Notice Black's move 30 simply "--"? We have to delete the game from our database as we cannot abide illegal chess moves. Perhaps a move would make sense there and the scoresheet was illegible.

Sep-03-12  Shams: <> Black's 30th must be either ...Qd7 or ...Qe6, with the former making more sense.
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  FSR: I hate tiebreaks. They should just declare co-champions.
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