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🏆 7th European Individual Championship (2006)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Vassily Ivanchuk, Vugar Gashimov, Arkadij Naiditsch, Baadur Aleksandrovich Jobava, Ernesto Inarkiev, Alexander Moiseenko, Laurent Fressinet, Rauf Mamedov, Yuri Aleksandrovich Kuzubov, Evgenij Miroshnichenko, Kiril Dimitrov Georgiev, Eltaj Safarli, Mikhail Gurevich, Ivan Saric, Mateusz Bartel, Igor Kurnosov, Predrag Nikolic, Evgeny Postny, Konstantin Rufovich Sakaev, Csaba Balogh, Tigran Levonovich Petrosian, Georg Meier, Aleksander Petkov Delchev, Gadir Guseinov, Maxim Vladimirovich Turov, Sergei Azarov, Giorgi Kacheishvili, Bartosz Socko, Arman Pashikian, Evgeny Romanov, Zviad Izoria, Alexei Dmitriyevich Fedorov, Mikhael Mchedlishvili, Tomi Nyback, Alexander Yuryevich (Nenashev) Graf, Borki Predojevic, Bartlomiej Macieja, Erwin L'Ami, Viorel Iordachescu, Robert Kempinski, Friso Nijboer, Vladimir Belov, Zdenko Kozul, Ulf Andersson, Vasilios Kotronias, Hrvoje Stevic, Sergey Erenburg, Suat Atalik, Vadim Malakhatko, Dimitrios Mastrovasilis, Emanuel Berg, Alexander Galkin, Merab Gagunashvili, Yannick Pelletier, Manuel Perez Candelario, Alberto David, Dmitry Svetushkin, David Baramidze, Artashes Navasardovich Minasian, Tiger Hillarp Persson, Mladen Palac, Christopher Lutz, Evgenij Romanovich Agrest, Falko Bindrich, Erik van den Doel, Pavel Blatny, Nikola Sedlak, Ante Brkic, Vladimir Chuchelov, Josep Manuel Lopez Martinez, Ashot Gamletovich Anastasian, Sebastian Bogner, Emre Can, Vladislav Nevednichy, Thomas Luther, Valentin Dimitrov Iotov, Davor Rogic, Hannes Hlifar Stefansson, Sarunas Sulskis, David Arutinian, Robert Zelcic, Alojzije Jankovic, Konstantine Shanava, Baris Esen, Ognjen Cvitan, Levan Aroshidze, Hedinn Steingrimsson, Tatiana Kosintseva, Tigran Kotanjian, Bartlomiej Heberla, Pawel Czarnota, Nadezhda Kosintseva, Luc Winants, Krunoslav Hulak, Alexei Iljushin, Alexandre Dgebuadze, Michele Godena, Athanasios Mastrovasilis, Helgi Dam Ziska, Marc Narciso Dublan plus 38 more players.

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
7th European Individual Championship (2006)

Previous edition: 6th European Individual Championship (2005). Next: European Individual Championship (2007). See also 7th European Individual Championship: Women (2006).

 page 2 of 30; games 26-50 of 745  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
26. M Turov vs S Yeke  1-03420067th European Individual ChampionshipE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
27. E Can vs E Berg 0-12420067th European Individual ChampionshipC05 French, Tarrasch
28. D Rogic vs Y Yagiz  1-05820067th European Individual ChampionshipB41 Sicilian, Kan
29. O Kurmann vs K Hulak  0-14120067th European Individual ChampionshipB42 Sicilian, Kan
30. Galego vs S Logothetis  1-03220067th European Individual ChampionshipC01 French, Exchange
31. H Ziska vs D Baramidze  0-13220067th European Individual ChampionshipB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
32. Ulf Andersson vs I Simeonidis 1-06120067th European Individual ChampionshipA15 English
33. R Soltanici vs Kuzubov  1-03320067th European Individual ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
34. B Zueger vs C Balogh ½-½1720067th European Individual ChampionshipE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
35. D Mastrovasilis vs F Bindrich  ½-½7320067th European Individual ChampionshipB20 Sicilian
36. M Gurevich vs Iskusnyh  ½-½3320067th European Individual ChampionshipA36 English
37. T Kosintseva vs Z Kozul 0-15220067th European Individual ChampionshipB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
38. B Socko vs S Guliev  ½-½3720067th European Individual ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
39. L Aroshidze vs G Guseinov  ½-½1420067th European Individual ChampionshipB27 Sicilian
40. Fedorov vs Blatny ½-½1120067th European Individual ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
41. B Heberla vs A Galkin  ½-½1620067th European Individual ChampionshipD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
42. S Atalik vs S Sulskis  1-03120067th European Individual ChampionshipE39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
43. M Perez Candelario vs V Gashimov  ½-½1720067th European Individual ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
44. Jobava vs A Jankovic 1-02720067th European Individual ChampionshipA37 English, Symmetrical
45. A Brkic vs Naiditsch ½-½3620067th European Individual ChampionshipC89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
46. A Moiseenko vs R Zelcic  ½-½3720067th European Individual ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
47. O Cvitan vs Ivanchuk ½-½2820067th European Individual ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
48. T Hillarp Persson vs Z Izoria  0-14020067th European Individual ChampionshipD80 Grunfeld
49. M Narciso Dublan vs Delchev  0-11820067th European Individual ChampionshipA10 English
50. Kiril D Georgiev vs I Kurnosov  ½-½5520067th European Individual ChampionshipA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
 page 2 of 30; games 26-50 of 745  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Apr-14-06  notyetagm: <Wannabe> The bookie always wins in the end, baby. :-)
Apr-14-06  OhoBoho: Breaking news: Topalov vs Kramnik in September
Apr-14-06  OhoBoho: http://www.chessbase.com/
Apr-14-06  Ivan23: Last round pairings on top boards:

Kozul (8) - Izoria (7)
Belov (7) - Ivanchuk (7,5)
Inarkiev (7) - Nikolic (7)
Georgiev (7) - Gurevich (6,5)

Apr-14-06  Maroczy: Former European champion Macieja has played some tough draws vs. Jobava, Shanava and Gurevitch. He's having one of his best efforts in a long time.
Apr-14-06  notyetagm: <Ivan23: Last round pairings on top boards:>

I thought this tournament was 13 rounds? This is only rounds 11.

Apr-15-06  Ivan23: <notyetagm> Only 11 rounds will be played. Last round today, tie-breakers in Sunday and closing ceremony and departures in Monday (hence Apr 4 - Apr 17).
Apr-15-06  Ivan23: Kozul-Izoria drawn after 5 minutes and 10 moves played. Ivanchuk needs a win with Black in an Exchange Slav against Belov to share 1st place with Kozul.
Apr-15-06  whatthefat: Well, I decided to give Georgiev one last chance to win me back my chessbucks. Unfortunately, I overlooked the fact that HE'S SOFT AS ANYTHING AND CAN ONLY LAST 9 MOVES AS WHITE!! Ahem... excuse me.. getting all worked up here...

Serenity now.

Apr-15-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: Belov appears to have no objection to a draw, but Ivanchuk seems to be trying to win.

http://www.tsf.org.tr/LIVE/web4/

<whatthefat> LOL. Glancing over Georgiev's games so far, I am sure he was very tired.

Apr-15-06  whatthefat: <keypusher>
Yeah, I know, it's actually a pretty impressive result for him. Just a shame he had to cost me about a grand of imaginary money along the way.
Apr-15-06  Ivan23: Belov-Ivanchuk draw.
It's official now, Kozul is the new champ.
Apr-15-06  notyetagm: ICC claims Ivanchuk won to go to 8.5 and tie Kozul.
Apr-15-06  Ivan23: Official site says draw after 30 moves.
Apr-15-06
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gregor Samsa Mendel: The Belov-Ivanchuk position on the official site sure looks like a draw to me.

This is the first time I've followed the progress of a tournament like this via the internet. I guess short draws are very common in the penultimate round of a tournament. One game in the Women's section lasted all of five moves.

Apr-15-06  TheUnkraut: (Whatthefat) you really missunderstand georgiev: he might have played only 9 moves-but im sure he was giving his very best till the titanic fight was over
Apr-15-06  BIDMONFA: 7th European Individual Championship (2006)

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
Champion - ZDENKO KOZUL
http://www.bidmonfa.com/kozul_zdenk...
Sub-Champion - VASSILY IVANCHUK
http://www.bidmonfa.com/ivanchuk_va...
History Championship
http://www.bidmonfa.com/campionats_...
_

Apr-15-06  Ezzy: Congratulations to Grandmaster Kozul the new European champion!

What an improvement on last year when he scored 5.5/13 and lost 24 rating points in that one tournament.

Apr-16-06  WarmasterKron: According to ChessBase, Kozul's performance rating for the tournament was an impressive 2791.
Apr-16-06  stanleys: Another big success for a Croatian player - about a month ago GM Zelcic became European blitz champion and GM Palac took the third place. Congratulations!
Apr-17-06  Petrosian63: Will Ivanchuk gain any ELO points from the European Individual Championships?
Apr-17-06  AlexandraThess: What a sad championship the legendary Ulf Andersson had hard moments
Apr-18-06  Maroczy: Where is that elusive last round?
Apr-18-06  Maroczy: Thanks.
Apr-19-06  turkishgrandmaster: Sinan Tezok is my friend but he is an amuetor. He just went there for fun
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