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🏆 European Championship (2021) Chess Event Description
The 21st European Individual Championship (and 35th Reykjavik Open) was an 11-round Swiss tournament held at Hotel Natura in Reykjavik, Iceland, from 26 August to 5 September 2021. It was organised by the Iceland Chess Federation, under the auspices of the European Chess Union (ECU). The event was open to all players representing a federation of the European Chess Union, regardless of title or rating. A total of 180 players participated, including 70 GMs and 28 IMs. The first 23 players would qualify for th ... [more]

Player: Luka Paichadze

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Karlsson vs L Paichadze  0-1252021European ChampionshipA20 English
2. L Paichadze vs R G Koellner  1-0612021European ChampionshipC41 Philidor Defense
3. K Piorun vs L Paichadze  1-0392021European ChampionshipE00 Queen's Pawn Game
4. L Paichadze vs Yahli Sokolovsky  1-0302021European ChampionshipB23 Sicilian, Closed
5. T Banusz vs L Paichadze  ½-½582021European ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
6. L Paichadze vs I Saric  ½-½292021European ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
7. L Paichadze vs A Sarana  0-1402021European ChampionshipB23 Sicilian, Closed
8. V Stefansson vs L Paichadze  0-1582021European ChampionshipA14 English
9. L Paichadze vs A Donchenko  ½-½232021European ChampionshipB23 Sicilian, Closed
10. Jan Subelj vs L Paichadze  0-1452021European ChampionshipB10 Caro-Kann
11. L Paichadze vs R Hovhannisyan  1-0652021European ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  Troller: Relatively mediocre field this year, normally there are a couple of 2700+ guys. Maybe the remote location in Reykjav√≠k has something to do with it?

Favourites could be Saric (he already won it in 2018), Sarana, Bluebaum, Gradelius, Nisi - but as usual, so many 2650+ players that the number of potential winners is huge. As of round 4, Hovhannisyan is the only player with 100%. He is playing black against Mamedov today.

Aug-30-21  siggemannen: Probably most 2700 haven't had time to vaccinate, busy playing hyper blitz or streaming on twitch. But these events are usually super-competitive nontheless, gonna be some nice games to check out
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  0ZeR0: <Troller>

I would probably add Navara to your list of favorites. But your right, really could be anyone's tournament.

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  Troller: <siggemannen: Probably most 2700 haven't had time to vaccinate, busy playing hyper blitz or streaming on twitch.>

A possibility indeed. This event has most of its importance as a qualifier for the World Cup though, and here 2700 players are qualified by rating. That said, in 2017 and 2019 the event was won by Matlakov and Artemiev respectively, both entering the tournament with 2700+.

<0ZeR0: <Troller>

I would probably add Navara to your list of favorites.>

Today Navara has the white pieces against my compatriot, the talented Jonas Buhl Bjerre. For sure, a game I will be looking at later.

Sep-04-21  Albertan: European Championship:Round 8 report:

Sep-04-21  Albertan: Anton Demchenko pulls ahead at European Championship:

Sep-05-21  virginmind: If he wins today, Deac will finish at least equal first in Reykjavik. Good luck!
Sep-05-21  Albertan: European Championship round 10:Demenchenko sole leader:

Sep-06-21  Albertan: Anton Demchenko is the 2021 European champion:

Congratulations GM Demchenko!

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  HeMateMe: the games aren't of high quality, a lot of mistakes in tactics. Looks more like 30 minute chess than longer controls.
Sep-07-21  AdolfoAugusto: I was disappointed with Rauf Mamedov (and Mamedov is supposed to be a popular player player, and is somehow a idol of mine) play (about rounds 7 to 9) when instead of going all in to play for first he tried to stay close with short draws until Deac defeated him.
Sep-21-21  fisayo123: This was a sham of a European Individual championship.

Compare 2019 to 2021

In 2019 : 137 players over 2500

In 2021 : 65 players over 2500

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  MissScarlett: I will assume your use of the word <sham> is due to your ignorance of the language.

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