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🏆 European Club Cup (2021)

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Magnus Carlsen, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Alexander Grischuk, Peter Svidler, Pentala Harikrishna, Alexey Shirov, David Navara, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Maxim Matlakov, Vladimir Fedoseev, Ernesto Inarkiev, Vladimir Malakhov, Sam Shankland, Evgeny Alekseev, Anton Korobov, Krishnan Sasikiran, Kirill Alekseenko, Yuriy Kryvoruchko, Aleksey Dreev, Maxim Rodshtein, Rauf Mamedov, Sergei Rublevsky, Ferenc Berkes, David Anton Guijarro, Markus Ragger, Daniil Dubov, Tamir Nabaty, Vadim Zvjaginsev, Alexandr Predke, Andrey Esipenko, Michael Roiz, Anton Demchenko, Mateusz Bartel, Evgeny Postny, Konstantin Sakaev, Aleksander Delchev, Ivan Ivanisevic, Nijat Abasov, Eduardas Rozentalis, Alexander Donchenko, Aleksandar Indjic, Milos Perunovic, Tamas Banusz, Alexey Goganov, Aryan Tari, Andreas Heimann, Victor Mikhalevski, Pavel Ponkratov, Igor Miladinovic, Mikhail Antipov, Imre Hera Jr, Matthieu Cornette, Gabor Papp, Boris Chatalbashev, Johan-Sebastian Christiansen, Alexander Huzman, Vladislav Nevednichy, Kirill Shevchenko, Vitaly Kunin, Jesper Sondergaard Thybo, Ognjen Cvitan, Alexei Kornev, Jaime Santos Latasa, Anatoly Vaisser, Klementy Sychev, Vugar Asadli, Frode Olav Olsen Urkedal, Dommaraju Gukesh, Jonathan Westerberg, Margeir Petursson, Alvar Alonso Rosell, Nitzan Steinberg, Semyon Lomasov, Manuel Bosboom, Henrik Danielsen, Adrian Mikhalchishin, Gudmundur Kjartansson, Georg Mohr, Christopher Noe, Filip Pancevski, Axel Smith, Oleksandr Sulypa, Andreas Diermair, Aydin Suleymanli, Miroslav D Miljkovic, Frode Elsness, Valery Atlas, Ulvi Sadikhov, Lance Henderson de La Fuente, Tapani Sammalvuo, Dennis Breder, Peter Schreiner, Nicolas Brunner, Drasko Boskovic, Matthias Roeder, Milos Stankovic, Yuri Boidman, Boris Markoja, Benjamin Haldorsen, Jung Min Seo plus 162 more players. Chess Event Description
European Club Cup (2021)

The 36th European Club Cup was held from 18-24 September 2019 at Hotel Izgrev in Struga, North Macedonia. It was a 7-round Swiss team event, with the time control of 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 more minutes till the end of the game, with 30 seconds added per move from move 1. Standings were determined by match points (2-1-0). Each match was played on six boards, and each team could have two reserve players. There were 38 teams and 262 players (15 reserve players did not play). Tournament director: Petr Pisk. Chief organizer: Zoran Stojcevski. Chief arbiter: Tomasz Delega. Number of games played: 797 (out of 798 possible).

Mednyi Vsadnik from Russia (Svidler, Esipenko, Fedoseev, Alekseenko, Matlakov, Ponkratov, Sakaev, Goganov) won with 13/14, ahead of AVE Novy Bor with 12/14 and Vugar Gashimov with 11/14.

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Previous: European Club Cup (2019). Women's section: European Club Cup (Women) (2021)

 page 1 of 30; games 1-25 of 746  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Mamedyarov vs A Smith  1-0382021European Club CupD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. B Ahlander vs Shankland  0-1352021European Club CupE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
3. Kryvoruchko vs D Dragicevic  1-0232021European Club CupB56 Sicilian
4. M Jogstad vs E Inarkiev  0-1452021European Club CupA46 Queen's Pawn Game
5. A Predke vs I Storme  1-0222021European Club CupE47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
6. Alexander Nord vs F Pancevski  1-0312021European Club CupA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
7. E Llobel Cortell vs A Esipenko  0-1622021European Club CupB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
8. V Fedoseev vs E Sos Andreu  1-0412021European Club CupD85 Grunfeld
9. J V Pallardo Lozoya vs K Alekseenko  0-1362021European Club CupA07 King's Indian Attack
10. M Matlakov vs J Ibanez Aullana  ½-½372021European Club CupB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
11. J Torres Sanchez vs P Ponkratov  ½-½392021European Club CupA04 Reti Opening
12. A Goganov vs R Gimeno Hugueras  1-0372021European Club CupE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
13. Wojtaszek vs G Kjartansson  ½-½452021European Club CupD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. Sulypa vs Navara  0-1462021European Club CupE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
15. M Ragger vs Petursson  1-0332021European Club CupB27 Sicilian
16. I Johannesson vs D Anton Guijarro  0-1492021European Club CupA25 English
17. Sasikiran vs A O Mai  ½-½202021European Club CupB57 Sicilian
18. G P Jonsson vs M Bartel  0-1572021European Club CupB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
19. F Godart vs Grischuk  0-1242021European Club CupC34 King's Gambit Accepted
20. V Malakhov vs S Dishman  1-0522021European Club CupA06 Reti Opening
21. S J Filipovic vs Zvjaginsev  0-1272021European Club CupA21 English
22. Rublevsky vs Michael Schwerteck  1-0222021European Club CupC77 Ruy Lopez
23. R Visintin vs E Alekseev  ½-½682021European Club CupA45 Queen's Pawn Game
24. K Sychev vs Matthew Dishman  1-0282021European Club CupB42 Sicilian, Kan
25. A Korobov vs T Sammalvuo  1-0432021European Club CupE12 Queen's Indian
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  Messiah: May the boy go wrong today.
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  Messiah: Today we'll have a Fathead-Justin clash. Hopefully both players will lose somehow.
Sep-22-21  fabelhaft: Carlsen plays the KID against Mamedyarov so probably not looking for a draw.
Sep-22-21  fabelhaft: Given that Carlsen’s team isn’t one of the top ranked I guess his job is to try to win such games as this one, but not easy to beat Mamedyarov with black. The only decisive game between the two in classical over the last six years with Mamedyarov as white was won by Mamedyarov.
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  Messiah: <fabelhaft: Carlsen plays the KID against Mamedyarov so probably not looking for a draw.>

I don't watch this particular game.

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  Messiah: May Justin fail to hold the endgame.
Sep-22-21  fabelhaft: Carlsen has probably gone a bit too far trying to unbalance things, even if it would work it wouldn’t help much when the team is going 0-5 on the other boards. As it is 6-0 looks rather likely.
Sep-22-21  fabelhaft: Carlsen blitzed out a few precise moves and things look holdable.

Svidler lost and is down to 2695 and is no longer in the top dozen in Russia. That can’t have happened the last 25 years.

Sep-24-21  fabelhaft: Looks like Carlsen lost interest a bit after the match when all the other players in the team lost their games, and he didn't play the last matches.
Sep-24-21  fisayo123: <fabelhaft>

No, he was supposed to play only a handful of games not the full 7 rounds.

Sep-24-21  fabelhaft: <fisayo123> Ah, ok. I thought it was strange that he played at all, just three days after winning the tournament in Norway.
Sep-24-21  fabelhaft: So I see that this Champions Chess Tour final thing has the opening ceremony today in Norway and Carlsen will be there IRL playing his games. With only a week between Norway Chess and this event also in Norway, he still bothered to sneak off to Macedonia to play some rounds of the European Club Cup :-)
Sep-24-21  nok: <Carlsen will be there IRL playing his games>

Omg omg omg

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  Tabanus: 276 games are missing. Six games from rd. 1, 49 games from rounds 1-5, and all the 227 games from rounds 6-7.


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  Tabanus: Now only 51 games missing, apparently mostly short GM draws.

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