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🏆 European Club Cup (2016)

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Levon Aronian, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Vladimir Kramnik, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Ding Liren, Alexander Grischuk, Anish Giri, Teimour Radjabov, Alexander Morozevich, Vassily Ivanchuk, Boris Gelfand, Peter Svidler, Leinier Dominguez Perez, Pentala Harikrishna, Pavel Eljanov, Peter Leko, Gata Kamsky, Yu Yangyi, Dmitry Jakovenko, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Li Chao, Alexey Shirov, Wang Hao, Richard Rapport, David Navara, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Etienne Bacrot, Nikita Vitiugov, Maxim Matlakov, Arkadij Naiditsch, Dmitry Andreikin, Vladimir Fedoseev, Ernesto Inarkiev, Vladimir Malakhov, Bu Xiangzhi, Alexander Moiseenko, Andrei Volokitin, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Anton Korobov, Krishnan Sasikiran, Loek van Wely, Yuriy Kryvoruchko, David Howell, Maxim Rodshtein, Rauf Mamedov, Evgeny Najer, Sergei Vladimirovich Rublevsky, Boris Grachev, Viktor Laznicka, Emil Davidovich Sutovsky, Vladislav Artemiev, Romain Edouard, Ilya Yulyevich Smirin, Markus Ragger, Daniil Dubov, Kiril Dimitrov Georgiev, Eltaj Safarli, Vadim Zvjaginsev, Christian Bauer, Artyom Timofeev, Michael Roiz, Mateusz Bartel, Sanan Sjugirov, Evgeny Postny, Robert Markus, Gadir Guseinov, Ivan Ivanisevic, Evgeny Romanov, Ildar Khairullin, Ivan Popov, Sethuraman P Sethuraman, Viktor Erdos, Constantin Lupulescu, Borki Predojevic, Mircea-Emilian Parligras, Eduardas Leovich Rozentalis, Dmitry Bocharov, Matthias Bluebaum, Milos Perunovic, Friso Nijboer, Jorden van Foreest, Vasif Durarbayli, Victor Markovich Mikhalevski, Levente Vajda, Bojan Vuckovic, Marin Bosiocic, Grigoriy Oparin, Yannick Pelletier, Nijat Abasov, Alberto David, Dmitry Frolyanov, Daniele Vocaturo, Aryan Tari, Gabor Papp, Alexandr Predke, Aleksandar Indjic, Vlastimil Babula, Jan Werle, Alexander Huzman, Vitali Matveyevich Golod plus 327 more players. Chess Event Description
European Club Cup (2016)

The 32nd European Chess Club Cup was a 7-round Swiss team tournament taking place in Hotel Park, Novi Sad, Serbia from 6-12 November 2016. Over 60 clubs were taking part, with defending champions Siberia (Grischuk, Kramnik, Giri, et al.) the top seed. Each match was played over six boards, with two points for a team win and one point for a draw. The time control was 90 minutes for 40 moves, then 30 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1. No draw offers before move 30. (1)

Alkaloid won with 12/14. report: Crosstable:

Previous event: European Club Cup (2015). Next: European Club Cup (2017). See also European Club Cup (Women) (2016)

(1) Chess24: 32nd European Club Cup,

 page 1 of 52; games 1-25 of 1,300  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. N Getz vs Grischuk ½-½262016European Club CupB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
2. Tomashevsky vs L O Hauge  ½-½612016European Club CupE90 King's Indian
3. S Mihajlov vs Li Chao  0-1432016European Club CupA84 Dutch
4. A Korobov vs D Kovachev  1-0342016European Club CupD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. M Persson vs Rublevsky  0-1442016European Club CupD02 Queen's Pawn Game
6. D Bocharov vs O A Stubberud  1-0312016European Club CupE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
7. Ding Liren vs A Lauber  1-0452016European Club CupE15 Queen's Indian
8. M Baldauf vs D Andreikin 0-1342016European Club CupA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
9. Jakovenko vs R Polzin  ½-½352016European Club CupE90 King's Indian
10. J Wendt vs Yu Yangyi  0-1302016European Club CupA13 English
11. Y Kryvoruchko vs J Lundin  ½-½412016European Club CupB12 Caro-Kann Defense
12. Felix Noetzel vs F Pancevski 0-1452016European Club CupC41 Philidor Defense
13. Nijboer vs Gelfand  0-1362016European Club CupB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. Leko vs H Vedder  1-0292016European Club CupC11 French
15. Zhaoqin Peng vs Bacrot  0-1402016European Club CupE15 Queen's Indian
16. D Vocaturo vs J van de Griendt  1-0702016European Club CupC18 French, Winawer
17. R Vedder vs A David  0-1312016European Club CupB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
18. D Dvirnyy vs D de Graaf  ½-½692016European Club CupE15 Queen's Indian
19. Vitiugov vs M Feygin  1-0472016European Club CupC11 French
20. M Coenen vs Bu Xiangzhi  0-1572016European Club CupB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
21. M Matlakov vs F Klein  1-0312016European Club CupD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. R Meessen vs M Rodshtein  0-1542016European Club CupA45 Queen's Pawn Game
23. V Fedoseev vs M Ahn  1-0332016European Club CupE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
24. N Coenen vs I Khairullin ½-½652016European Club CupB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
25. Nikita Petrov vs R Wojtaszek  ½-½322016European Club CupA15 English
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-05-16  braimondi: First!
Nov-06-16  positionalgenius: Does anyone know of a bracket for team pairings?

Every year this competition brings us some great games.

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  PhilFeeley: Team and board pairings here:

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  PhilFeeley: Games on now:

Nov-07-16  Catfriend: Does Kramnik participate? It seems he doesn't, and this page should be updated.
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  PhilFeeley: Many lopsided scores first round. A few upsets in individual matches:

IM Kazakovskiy, Valeriy 2416 - GM Howell, David W L 2655, 1 - 0

GM Papp, Gabor 2587 - GM Hansen, Torbjorn Ringdal 2448, 0 - 1

IM Pilgaard, Kim 2384 - GM Werle, Jan 2551, 1 - 0

FM Berry, Neil 2299 - IM Pijpers, Arthur 2465, 1 - 0

Li, Henry 2113 - IM Zelbel, Patrick 2457, 1 - 0

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  Annie K.: <Catfriend> You will just about never see Kramnik playing in the first round or two in these events, haven't you noticed that yet? :)

He's on the player list, and should show up in his own good time, when his team gets paired against an opponent who may not be quite so far beneath his dignity. ;)

Kramnik: The *REAL* pampered goldfish! :p

Nov-07-16  Catfriend: <Annie K.> Hey!

2700chess removed him from the list, and has Syberia without Board 1, so I wasn't sure. I suppose you're right as usual and those lists will be updated.

Nov-07-16  waustad: <positionalgenius> It's a Swiss, so brackets don't really happen.
Nov-07-16  marcodpt: Very happy to see Moro playing again
Nov-08-16  ealvarez: Kramnik played and won today ;)
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  sonia91: <marcodpt> I think this is his first classical event this year.
Nov-09-16  Harvestman: Every year Wales sends its top two teams from the previous year to this event, and most years they are battling to avoid last place, but at least they support the event. Between this year's teams we have three 2300 rated FMs. We won't win, but just for a chance to play top players this is a great experience for them.
Nov-11-16  devere: <Annie K.: <Catfriend> You will just about never see Kramnik playing in the first round or two in these events, haven't you noticed that yet? :)

He's on the player list, and should show up in his own good time, when his team gets paired against an opponent who may not be quite so far beneath his dignity. ;)

Kramnik: The *REAL* pampered goldfish! :p>

Kramnik has a chronic health issue, and plays extremely well anyway when he is able to play. But sometimes he needs to take time off to attend to his health.

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  sonia91: Team Alkaloid from Skopje, Macedonia won gold. Silver went to Mednyi Vsadnik (St. Petersburg, Russia), reigning Russian team champion (Russian Team Championship (2016)). Bronze to SHSM Legacy Square Moscow. Defending champions Siberia only finished 6th.

Ivanchuk won the gold medal on the top board.

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  messachess: Shirov here.
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