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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
European Individual Championship Tournament

Alexey Dreev8/11(+5 -0 =6)[games]
Evgeny Alekseev8/11(+5 -0 =6)[games]
Alexander Moiseenko8/11(+6 -1 =4)[games]
Constantin Lupulescu8/11(+5 -0 =6)[games]
Francisco Vallejo Pons8/11(+5 -0 =6)[games]
Ian Nepomniachtchi8/11(+5 -0 =6)[games]
Evgeny Romanov8/11(+6 -1 =4)[games]
Hrant Melkumyan8/11(+6 -1 =4)[games]
Alexander Beliavsky8/11(+5 -0 =6)[games]
Vadim Zvjaginsev7.5/11(+4 -0 =7)[games]
Pavel Eljanov7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Alexander Areshchenko7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Daniil Dubov7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[games]
Igor Lysyj7.5/11(+4 -0 =7)[games]
Ivan Popov7.5/11(+4 -0 =7)[games]
Martyn Kravtsiv7.5/11(+4 -0 =7)[games]
Andrei Istratescu7.5/11(+4 -0 =7)[games]
Sergey Fedorchuk7.5/11(+7 -3 =1)[games]
Markus Ragger7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Sabino Brunello7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[games]
Sergei Movsesian7.5/10(+5 -0 =5)[games]
Evgeny Postny7.5/11(+7 -3 =1)[games]
Eltaj Safarli7.5/11(+4 -0 =7)[games]
Aleksandr Shimanov7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Anton Korobov7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Nidjat Mamedov7/11(+6 -3 =2)[games]
Luka Lenic7/11(+3 -0 =8)[games]
Erwin L'Ami7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Tigran Levonovich Petrosian7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
(280 players total; 251 players not shown. Click here for longer list.)

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
European Individual Championship (2013)

Previous edition: 13th European Individual Championship (2012). Next: European Individual Championship (2014). See also European Individual Women's Championship (2013).

 page 1 of 56; games 1-25 of 1,378  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. J K Duda vs Jakovenko ½-½582013European Individual ChampionshipB83 Sicilian
2. Tomashevsky vs B Michiels  1-0322013European Individual ChampionshipE47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
3. Romanishin vs M Vachier-Lagrave  0-1442013European Individual ChampionshipD73 Neo-Grunfeld, 5.Nf3
4. I Nepomniachtchi vs Holzke  1-0372013European Individual ChampionshipA33 English, Symmetrical
5. Y Ajrapetjan vs Areshchenko  0-1392013European Individual ChampionshipD80 Grunfeld
6. Akopian vs M Tratar  ½-½412013European Individual ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
7. P Simacek vs A Korobov  0-1402013European Individual ChampionshipB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
8. Eljanov vs A Predke  1-0402013European Individual ChampionshipE17 Queen's Indian
9. N Matinian vs Jobava  0-1352013European Individual ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
10. R Wojtaszek vs V K Neverov  ½-½502013European Individual ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. D Wagner vs E Alekseev  0-1442013European Individual ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
12. I Cheparinov vs S Matsenko  1-0562013European Individual ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
13. M Muzychuk vs Navara ½-½462013European Individual ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
14. Z Almasi vs A Pavlidis  1-0322013European Individual ChampionshipC78 Ruy Lopez
15. E Danielian vs F Vallejo Pons  0-1372013European Individual ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
16. Movsesian vs L Cernousek  1-0502013European Individual ChampionshipA16 English
17. T Fodor Jr vs F Berkes  ½-½322013European Individual ChampionshipD85 Grunfeld
18. B Grachev vs M Kanarek  1-0562013European Individual ChampionshipE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
19. E Can vs V Laznicka  ½-½402013European Individual ChampionshipD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. Nisipeanu vs M Pacher 0-1272013European Individual ChampionshipC02 French, Advance
21. K Stachowiak vs Efimenko  ½-½412013European Individual ChampionshipA40 Queen's Pawn Game
22. Sutovsky vs M Antipov  ½-½602013European Individual ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
23. R Ekstroem vs Motylev  0-1602013European Individual ChampionshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. G Sargissian vs T Petenyi  1-0662013European Individual ChampionshipA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
25. A Donchenko vs Potkin  ½-½292013European Individual ChampionshipA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
 page 1 of 56; games 1-25 of 1,378  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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May-11-13  waustad: Thanks for the link. I'm still amazed by Kreisl. He's 2380 and +2 against all 2600+ opponents. No wonder some Austrians have lower local ratings than FIDE.
May-11-13  Prugno: The legendary Alexander Beliavsky, who will turn 60 this year, is not only tied for second with 5/6, but yesterday showed great determination in winning a difficult 88-move endgame with Q+P vs. Q.

It would be very nice if he manages to keep enough strength to qualify for the World Cup. However, since he is a player who usually dislikes quick draws and puts in the maximum effort in every game (not a very wise strategy when most opponents are less than half your age!) this is by no means certain.

May-11-13  virginmind: In the seventh round the only Romanian present at the higher positions is Lupulescu, who's got 5 points (now playing against Vallejo-Pons, board 2, probably a draw), while Parligras (4 points) and Nisipeanu (3.5 points) are at much lower boards. Nisi couldn't but draw today with white against Grandelius.

Still, Ardeleanu and Jianu managed draws against much better rated Cheparinov and Nepomniachtchi respectively.

May-11-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eyal: After 7 rounds, Moiseenko is stil sole leader with 6 points (+5), followed by 7 players with 5.5 (Alekseev, Romanov, Vallejo Pons, Lysyj, Beliavski, Lupulescu & Fedorchuk), and 35 players with 5 (this group includes MVL, Areshchenko & Wojtaszek - all the 8 remaining +2700 players [according to the 1st May list] have less than 5 points).

http://chess-results.com/tnr95789.a...

May-11-13  jamesmaskell: After checking out Efimenko's fifth round loss against Butkiewicz, I can understand why he withdrew. A tournament to forget for him with a 26 ELO drop.
May-11-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Efimenko might as well fold up his tent and call it a career after this unfortunate event-if he were one of the very top players, there would be a bevy of kibitzers telling the world how terrible a player he is.

Happens to even the finest players, and Efimenko will get back on the beam another day.

May-12-13  Ezzy: <David Shengelia: "Now You Can't Defeat a 2700+ Player Without Being Accused of Cheating"

Saturday, 11.05.2013

One of the EICC participants David Shengelia, who represents Austria, joined us live on Chess-News radio today. It turned out something else than a lost game against Moiseenko on the first board made him upset, “This is a very important thing to mention. Today’s lost game didn’t upset me as much as my opponent’s – I don’t even know how to call it – silly, stupid commentary after the game. My rival said that he suspected me of using the computer during the game. That’s just beyond all limits. […] I beat Areschenko yesterday, so my today’s rival suspected that I could be cheating. So, you can’t defeat a 2700+ player without being accused of cheating. That’s just not nice. Especially after winning a game – telling that your opponent could be cheating in the previous game… It’s really upsetting that such kind of, perhaps, narrow-minded people are in chess world…”

This is how Shengelia found out he has been suspected of cheating, “I got to know that in the lobby after the game. He [Moiseenko] was talking to Areschenko as I remember. I approached them and asked something about the position. Well, just usual conversation between the players after the game. What I got in response was that another Austrian player Robert Kreisl (who beat Cheparinov) and I were suspected of cheating by Moiseenko. Well, that happens when a person plays well – he wins...”>

http://chess-news.ru/en/node/12012

May-12-13  BUNA: <...I beat Areschenko yesterday, so my today’s rival suspected that I could be cheating. So, you can’t defeat a 2700+ player without being accused of cheating...>

I don't know why Shengelia put it that way. I'm quite sure that Moiseenko became suspicious not because of one game, but because of Shengelia's (2546) unusually high performance. He had beaten Gajewski (2659), Postny (2637), Areshchenko (2709) and drawn against V-L (2719) with black.

I'm certainly not saying that Shengelia has been cheating. But apparently the nervousness is growing as long as there are no serious anti-cheating measures implemented.

May-12-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  PhilFeeley: I don't know why a 2500 player can't beat a 2700 player. Statistically, it should happen once in a while. Why not at an important event where the 2500 player is keen to show himself?
May-13-13  Harvestman: <PhilFeeley: I don't know why a 2500 player can't beat a 2700 player. Statistically, it should happen once in a while. Why not at an important event where the 2500 player is keen to show himself?>

Exactly. My best grade was a little over 1600, but I have beaten a player graded 2098 in a competitive game, and drawn with players graded higher still. Not often, and I usually lose against such players, but it does happen.

May-13-13  virginmind: Lupulescu has won today against Fedorchuk and after 8 rounds he is clear second, half a point behind Moiseenko.
May-13-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eyal: Maxime Vachier-Lagrave was beaten by Maxim Rodshtein in the derby of the Maxim(e)s.
May-13-13  Shams: <Eyal> Uncompromising fighting game. I guess you could say both players are maximalists.
May-14-13  paavoh: It is going to be an exciting finish for those 23 World Cup spots, 8.5/11 should do it for sure and some 8/11 may make it.
May-15-13  twinlark: I suspect that until the exact means by which Borislav Ivanov allegedly cheated is discovered and remedied, any and all unexpectedly high results will attract immediate suspicions of computer cheating.

This is becoming a toxic issue across the world of chess and needs to be fixed as a matter of great urgency, otherwise the poison will contaminate all elite levels of chess very quickly. The PCA has written to FIDE about convening a committee to investigate and remedy the problem of computer cheating but it doesn't appear that FIDE has stirred.

May-15-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  SugarDom: It's easy to cheat. All you need is a gizmo in your body that gives you signal. Signals like chess moves. Of course, he works with somebody that feeds the game to the computer. That somebody might be at home using a computer with a chess engine running, he could be watching the live game at chessbomb, then he's texting the best engine moves to Ivanov. And that gizmo, could be a modified cellphone, vibrates in his body. Of course, they got a code worked out for the chess move notation..
May-15-13  twinlark: Probably most cheating could be overcome by making delayed webcasts mandatory.
May-16-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  PhilFeeley: <<Eyal: > <alexmagnus: <though actually the game lasted 33 moves, 6 more than Moiseenko's win against a 2574 player in the second round>>>

That still doesn't explain why an almost 2700 player was paired against a 1500 player. I would never expect that to happen.

May-16-13  paavoh: Now 22 players stand at 7/10 or better before the final round. I expect to see many draws on the upper boards and some desperate attempts to win among those with 6.5 points, to qualify for the World Cup.
May-16-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eyal: As far as I understand, the first tiebreak is the average rating of the players' opponents (not including that of the lowest-rated); so, on the upper boards, at least the 7 points guys who have a relatively weak tiebreak should have an incentive to play for a win, otherwise some of the 6.5 guys could finish ahead of them.
May-16-13  paavoh: Check out Melkumyan-Balogh in the last round, Black Queen trapped.
May-16-13  waustad: Congrats to Kreisl on the GM norm.
May-16-13  niemzo: There is a 4 queen endgame right now at the top board in the final round in Nepo-Moiseenko.
May-16-13  mistreaver: Wow what a finish, Ian Nepomniatchi beat Moiseenko and now we have 7 players with 8 points. What is going to happen now?
May-16-13  niemzo: It didn't last long. Black had some checks but with the extra knight defending there was really no way to reach a perpetual. Excellent game by Nepo which allowed him to tie for first in the tournament. There is a massive tie for first place, so we have to wait to learn who won on tiebreaks.
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