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European Individual Championship Tournament

Alexander Motylev9/11(+7 -0 =4)[games]
David Anton Guijarro8/11(+7 -2 =2)[games]
Vladimir Fedoseev8/11(+6 -1 =4)[games]
Dragan Solak8/11(+5 -0 =6)[games]
Pavel Eljanov8/11(+6 -1 =4)[games]
Constantin Lupulescu8/11(+6 -1 =4)[games]
David Navara8/11(+6 -1 =4)[games]
Ivan Saric8/11(+6 -1 =4)[games]
Igor Lysyj8/11(+5 -0 =6)[games]
Hrant Melkumyan7.5/11(+4 -0 =7)[games]
Radoslaw Wojtaszek7.5/11(+4 -0 =7)[games]
Dmitry Jakovenko7.5/11(+4 -0 =7)[games]
Vladislav Artemiev7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Ilya Yulyevich Smirin7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[games]
Laurent Fressinet7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Gabriel Sargissian7.5/11(+4 -0 =7)[games]
Alexander Areshchenko7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Milos Perunovic7.5/11(+7 -3 =1)[games]
Ivan Cheparinov7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[games]
Viorel Iordachescu7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[games]
Sergei Zhigalko7.5/11(+4 -0 =7)[games]
Samvel Ter-Sahakyan7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Csaba Balogh7.5/11(+4 -0 =7)[games]
Grigoriy Oparin7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[games]
Evgeny Najer7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Arman Pashikian7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
Sergey Grigoriants7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Yuriy Kryvoruchko7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
Viktor Laznicka7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
* (257 players total; 228 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
European Individual Championship (2014)

Played in Yerevan, Armenia 3-14 March 2014. Crosstable:

Previous edition: European Individual Championship (2013). Next: European Individual Championship (2015). See also European Individual Women's Championship (2014).

 page 1 of 53; games 1-25 of 1,306  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. T Petenyi vs Bacrot 0-1522014European Individual ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
2. Eljanov vs E Danielian  1-0722014European Individual ChampionshipA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
3. L Mkrtchian vs Jakovenko ½-½542014European Individual ChampionshipE52 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6
4. A Korobov vs K Alekseenko 0-1462014European Individual ChampionshipA21 English
5. H Hayrapetyan vs V Malakhov  0-1672014European Individual ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
6. Jobava vs V Sipila 1-0622014European Individual ChampionshipA35 English, Symmetrical
7. P Schreiner vs D Khismatullin  0-1402014European Individual ChampionshipA13 English
8. R Wojtaszek vs S Melia 1-0432014European Individual ChampionshipD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. A Givon vs A Moiseenko  ½-½482014European Individual ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
10. Tomashevsky vs A Chibukhchian  1-0452014European Individual ChampionshipE14 Queen's Indian
11. R Kreisl vs Fressinet  0-1272014European Individual ChampionshipD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
12. Y Kryvoruchko vs A Minasian  1-0392014European Individual ChampionshipC19 French, Winawer, Advance
13. D Petrosian vs Areshchenko  0-1412014European Individual ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. Z Almasi vs S Grishchenko  1-0642014European Individual ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
15. T Simonian vs Navara 0-1352014European Individual ChampionshipE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
16. E Inarkiev vs T S Petrosyan 1-0552014European Individual ChampionshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. A Tari vs M Matlakov  ½-½392014European Individual ChampionshipA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
18. Judit Polgar vs A Goryachkina 1-0482014European Individual ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
19. D Paravyan vs E Alekseev  0-1682014European Individual ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. M Rodshtein vs T Harutyunian  1-0352014European Individual ChampionshipE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
21. M Berchtenbreiter vs A Riazantsev 0-1122014European Individual ChampionshipC13 French
22. Akopian vs M B Dastan  ½-½792014European Individual ChampionshipA06 Reti Opening
23. E Kanter vs I Cheparinov  0-1312014European Individual ChampionshipE92 King's Indian
24. V Laznicka vs V Meribanov  ½-½642014European Individual ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
25. E Nakar vs Dreev  0-1612014European Individual ChampionshipB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Mar-07-14  waustad: The two Norewgian GMs drew, but it was fought down to bare kings.
Mar-07-14  waustad: Tomas Oral held on in a very long game against Emil Sutovsky today. The latter kept on trying to win with a rook against a bishop and an advanced central pawn.
Mar-07-14  Octavia: thanks <Troller> for the link.

Could you tell me how to do chess puzzle diagrams?

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  perfidious: <Octavia> Simple stuff once you learn; herein I will produce an ending with very little material remaining:

First step is to count from Black's side of the board, and the number <must> always come to eight, viz, 8/xxx denotes that Black's first rank is empty, with / the end of a rank. Black pieces are always in lower case, while White's are upper case.

Now we shall visit an oft-drawn ending, that of R+BP+RP vs R. When using Forsythe, remember to use the hyphens contained with slashes.


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Mar-07-14  notyetagm: <perfidious: <Octavia> Simple stuff once you learn; herein I will produce an ending with very little material remaining:>

FEN ->

Mar-07-14  notyetagm: European Individual Championships (2014)

Damn, <RUSSIAN GMS> occupy the top 3(!) spots after 5 rounds:


<1 21 <<<GM Riazantsev Alexander RUS>>> 2689 4.5 2603 13.5 15.5 4 2932 5 4.5 3.31 1.19 10 11.9

2 33 <<<GM Motylev Alexander RUS>>> 2656 4.5 2538 11.5 13.5 4 2872 5 4.5 3.46 1.04 10 10.4

3 48 <<<GM Fedoseev Vladimir RUS>>> 2641 4.0 2616 12.5 14.5 3 2803 5 4 2.98 1.02 10 10.2 >

Mar-07-14  nok: <Tomas Oral held on in a very long game against Emil Sutovsky today. The latter kept on trying to win with a rook against a bishop and an advanced central pawn.> Wikipedia's take on the game:
Mar-07-14  Octavia:

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Mar-07-14  Octavia: thanks perfidious! got it!

its black to move - any ideas?

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  PhilFeeley: <Octavia> Take the knight, then queen a pawn with f4. It should be pretty easy. (are there white pieces missing?)
Mar-08-14  nok: In other news, someone's strategy seems to be catching on:
Mar-08-14  Octavia: sorry i got it wrong. There's a wh r on d8 :(
Mar-08-14  Strongest Force: I see 6-time US champ Walter Browne still has it at age 65. He is playing in the other tournament: Reykjavic. In rd 6 Grandelius plays Browne's favorite defense against him: Naijdorf.
Mar-08-14  RedShield: <European chess championship hacked heavily. What is going on? >

Mar-08-14  Octavia: why is a Euro tournament held in Asia?
Mar-08-14  RedShield: Caucasia. Armenia, being historically a Christian country, is considered as being on the boundary of Christendom. In Belloc's phrase: <Europe is the faith and the faith is Europe>.
Mar-08-14  nok: Used to be. Now the faith's been outsourced to Americas and Filipinos.
Mar-08-14  Octavia: <the faith's been outsourced to Americas and Filipinos> the faith meaning Catholic - it's ridiculous anyway
Mar-08-14  RedShield: It's ridiculous that you can't read a map properly.
Mar-09-14  Billy Vaughan: "Europe" has more to do with political and cultural connections than with geography.
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  PhilFeeley: <BV> Yes. That's why a lot of Israeli players compete in the EICC.
Mar-10-14  david ne: PhilFeeley, I agree, come on CG wake up and correct!
Mar-10-14  Troller: 7th round is on:

Not sure all games are working; that would mean Sjugirov has spent more than 15 minutes as Black here:

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Mar-10-14  waustad: If J L Hammer wants to get into the next World Cup, he'll need to pick it up a bit. At this point he is dead last in tiebreaks at 5 points, so he can't allow more draws with lower rated players.
Mar-10-14  Jason Frost: <PhilFeeley> Unless something has changed from previous event, my guess the following rule still applies

<The European Individual Chess Championship is open to all players representing Chess Federations which comprise the European Chess Union (FIDE zones 1.1 to 1.10) regardless of their title or rating.> (

So according to official FIDE regulations Armenia is part of the European Chess Union, as is Azerbaijan, Turkey, Israel, etc... (

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