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🏆 European Team Championship (2021)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Alexander Grischuk, Anish Giri, Teimour Radjabov, Michael Adams, Alexey Shirov, Jan-Krzysztof Duda, David Navara, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Etienne Bacrot, Baadur Jobava, Vladislav Artemiev, Alireza Firouzja, Andrei Volokitin, Anton Korobov, Kirill Alekseenko, Luke McShane, David Howell, Rauf Mamedov, Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu, Ferenc Berkes, David Anton Guijarro, Ilia Smirin, Gabriel Sargissian, Markus Ragger, Daniil Dubov, Yuriy Kuzubov, Tamir Nabaty, Ivan Saric, Andrey Esipenko, Jorden van Foreest, Nils Grandelius, Gawain Jones, Evgeny Postny, Robert Markus, Volodymyr Onyshchuk, Gadir Guseinov, Kacper Piorun, Ivan Ivanisevic, Nijat Abasov, Luka Lenic, Viktor Erdos, Maxime Lagarde, Constantin Lupulescu, Ivan Salgado Lopez, Alexander Donchenko, Mircea-Emilian Parligras, Benjamin Gledura, Matthias Bluebaum, Hristos Banikas, Aleksandar Indjic, Robert Hovhannisyan, Milos Perunovic, Tamas Banusz, Samvel Ter-Sahakyan, Mustafa Yilmaz, Johann Hjartarson, Hrvoje Stevic, Victor Mikhalevski, Dimitrios Mastrovasilis, Levan Pantsulaia, Marin Bosiocic, Jules Moussard, Bogdan-Daniel Deac, Yannick Pelletier, Hovhannes Gabuzyan, Tiger Hillarp Persson, Daniele Vocaturo, Haik M Martirosyan, Tornike Sanikidze, Rasmus Svane, Johan-Sebastian Christiansen, Erik van den Doel, Ante Brkic, Mads Andersen, Wojciech Moranda, Sebastian Bogner, Emre Can, Sasa Martinovic, Sune Berg Hansen, Hannes Hlifar Stefansson, Kirill Shevchenko, Jure Borisek, Jesper Sondergaard Thybo, Vlad-Cristian Jianu, David Shengelia, Miguel Santos Ruiz, Jan Krejci, Luka Paichadze, Jaime Santos Latasa, Vahap Sanal, Hjorvar Steinn Gretarsson, Muhammed Batuhan Dastan, Jure Skoberne, Erik Blomqvist, Matej Sebenik, Frode Olav Olsen Urkedal, Vojtech Plat, Thai Dai Van Nguyen plus 91 more players.

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
European Team Championship (2021)

The 23rd European Team Championship was a 9-round Swiss system tournament held at Hotel Toplice (of the Terme Catez Spa Complex) in Brezice, Slovenia, 12-21 November 2021. It was organized by the Slovenian Chess Federation and European Chess Union (ECU). Rest day: 17 November (after Round 5). Thirty-nine national teams competed with four players each (plus one reserve). The players received 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 30 more minutes to the end of the game, with 30 seconds added per move starting from move 1. No draw offers allowed before move 31. Tournament director: Nina Rob. Chief arbiter: Panagiotis Nikolopoulos. Number of games played: 684.

Ukraine (Korobov, Volokitin, Kuzubov, Shevchenko, Onyshchuk) won on tiebreak ahead of France, both with 14/18 match points. Poland was 3rd on tiebreak over Spain, both with 13/18 match points. Alireza Firouzja scored 8/9 on Board 1 and achieved a rating of 2804.

Official site: https://www.euroteamchess2021.eu/
Regulations: https://www.euroteamchess2021.eu/wp...
Chess-Results: https://chess-results.com/tnr583987...
Chess.com: https://www.chess.com/news/view/ukr...
ChessBase: https://en.chessbase.com/post/europ...
chess24 1: https://chess24.com/en/read/news/al...
chess24 2: https://chess24.com/no/watch/live-t...
TWIC: https://theweekinchess.com/chessnew...
ECU: https://www.europechess.org/europea...
FIDE: https://ratings.fide.com/tournament...

Previous: European Team Championship (2019). Women's section: European Team Championship (Women) (2021)

 page 1 of 28; games 1-25 of 684  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. D Mastrovasilis vs Grischuk  ½-½312021European Team ChampionshipC47 Four Knights
2. K Alekseenko vs H Banikas  1-0442021European Team ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
3. S Kourkoulos-Arditis vs V Artemiev  ½-½482021European Team ChampionshipD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. A Esipenko vs Andreas Kelires  1-0302021European Team ChampionshipB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
5. Mamedyarov vs Vocaturo  1-0652021European Team ChampionshipE49 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Botvinnik System
6. L Moroni Jr vs R Mamedov  0-1472021European Team ChampionshipB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
7. G Guseinov vs A Valsecchi  1-0332021European Team ChampionshipB10 Caro-Kann
8. Francesco Sonis vs N Abasov  0-1352021European Team ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. M Ragger vs Firouzja 0-1592021European Team ChampionshipB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
10. Vachier-Lagrave vs Dragnev  1-0422021European Team ChampionshipB50 Sicilian
11. Felix Blohberger vs M Lagarde  ½-½142021European Team ChampionshipC63 Ruy Lopez, Schliemann Defense
12. J Moussard vs Shengelia  ½-½662021European Team ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
13. Duda vs T Hillarp Persson  1-0322021European Team ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. E Blomqvist vs K Piorun  0-1382021European Team ChampionshipB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
15. W Moranda vs L Johansson  1-0422021European Team ChampionshipE15 Queen's Indian
16. Jung Min Seo vs Pawel Teclaf  ½-½302021European Team ChampionshipE15 Queen's Indian
17. J Christiansen vs McShane  1-0352021European Team ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
18. G Jones vs Urkedal  1-0512021European Team ChampionshipC58 Two Knights
19. L O Hauge vs D Howell  1-0642021European Team ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
20. R Haria vs B Arvola Notkevich  ½-½662021European Team ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
21. Giri vs Jobava 1-0312021European Team ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
22. T Sanikidze vs J van Foreest  0-1572021European Team ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
23. Max Warmerdam vs L Paichadze  0-1402021European Team ChampionshipB10 Caro-Kann
24. L Pantsulaia vs E van den Doel  1-0492021European Team ChampionshipA09 Reti Opening
25. S Bogner vs A Korobov  0-1452021European Team ChampionshipB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
 page 1 of 28; games 1-25 of 684  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Nov-21-21  nok: Tense final between Azeris and France
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Nov-21-21  thebully99: The future belongs to Firouzja, it's just a matter of when he'll take it. Only the worst possible luck will prevent him from becoming world champion in this decade.

And of course while Firouzja went on a dominating streak, Timid Teimour drew all of his games......

Nov-21-21  ndg2: Mamedyarov blundered in a rook endgame. Alireza now with 2803 ELO and #2 spot in FIDE next month. He also played a tremendous tournament of course with 8 out 9 points.
Nov-21-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chess for life: What are the tiebreaks?
Nov-21-21  nok: France could win the whole thing thanks to Ali.

Supercomputers sorting out the TBs rn

Nov-21-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chess for life: Looking at https://chess-results.com/tnr583987... Looks like France wins because the first tie-break is 164.5 vs 154.0, looks like some kind of sum of board points.
Nov-21-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chess for life: That's the tie-break going into the final round, i.e., before today's results.
Nov-21-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chess for life: This has the details: https://www.euroteamchess2021.eu/wp...

First tie-break is: "By the sum of Sonneborn–Berger points, which is calculated as follows: match points of each match, excluding the opponent who scored the lowest number of match points, multiplied by the number of board points scored against each opponent respectively. The highest number wins; in case of two or more opponents with the same total of match points the lowest results of multiplication shall be excluded"

Nov-21-21  macer75: <fabelhaft: It’s amazing how Radjabov manages to line up game after game where it never seems anything else than certain draw on every move. But it works for Azerbaijan, first place with two matches left.>

If Radjabov had been paired against Firouzja and Mamedyarov against MVL, Azerbaijan might have tied France and won the tournament.

Nov-21-21  macer75: <thebully99: The future belongs to Firouzja, it's just a matter of when he'll take it. Only the worst possible luck will prevent him from becoming world champion in this decade.>

That, or Carlsen continuing to play like Carlsen.

Nov-21-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  fabelhaft: Ukraine won some strong team events in the past, but never the European Team Championship, and they did have players like Ivanchuk, Ponomariov and Karjakin. Now they won it with Korobov as the strongest player, and he is 2684.
Nov-21-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  fabelhaft: Strong finish by France, beating the top ranked teams Russia and Azerbaijan, and it was almost enough for first place. Still four of the five French players underperformed and lost rating points. The fifth did fairly well though.
Nov-21-21  macer75: <fabelhaft: Ukraine won some strong team events in the past, but never the European Team Championship, and they did have players like Ivanchuk, Ponomariov and Karjakin. Now they won it with Korobov as the strongest player, and he is 2684.>

Speaking of Karjakin, why didn't he play?

Nov-22-21  shakh.i.shekh: Following up on a previous comment, Ukraine won 2 GOLD medals at Chess Olympiads in 2004 and 2010. Unfortunately, Ukraine no longer has any players that are invited to top tier tournaments. It has no 2700 rated player. Perhaps Kirill Shevchenko now 19 can rise to chess elite. He has the right last name to represent Ukraine.
Nov-22-21  macer75: <shakh.i.shekh: It has no 2700 rated player. Perhaps Kirill Shevchenko now 19 can rise to chess elite. He has the right last name to represent Ukraine.>

As opposed to who?

Nov-22-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  fabelhaft: <Speaking of Karjakin, why didn't he play?>

Probably busy preparing with Nepo.

Nov-22-21  metatron2: That's why Tari and Hammer didn't play for Norway?
Nov-22-21  macer75: <metatron2: That's why Tari and Hammer didn't play for Norway?>

Damn, Tari and Hammer didn't play for Norway either? Who else do they have? Did they just get 5 guys off the street?

Nov-22-21  Albertan: Ukraine take gold:

https://en.chessbase.com/post/europ...

https://chess24.com/en/read/news/al...

https://www.chess.com/news/view/ukr...

Nov-23-21  metatron2: <macer75: Damn, Tari and Hammer didn't play for Norway either?>

Yup, but it seems like fabelhaft doesn't want to disclose details about Carlsen's team for the match, so I don't know whether it is because they are in that team (or at least one of them).

Nov-23-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  fabelhaft: <it seems like fabelhaft doesn't want to disclose details about Carlsen's team for the match>

It was supposed to be a secret, but it is Tari, Giri, Hari and Garry.

Nov-23-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  moronovich: Garry Christmas, Everyone !
Nov-23-21  metatron2: <it is Tari, Giri, Hari and Garry>

:) For a moment there I was wondering whether you are serious or not, but with Giri on the list it just couldn't be.

I still think that you know the team, or at the very least got rumors about most of Carlsen's seconds..

Nov-23-21  Albertan: Ukraine,Russia winners at 2021 European Team Chess Championships:

https://www.chess.com/news/view/ukr...

Nov-24-21  shakh.i.shekh: You can find Russian language analysis of the Ukraine-Armenia and France-Azerbaijan matches at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xiu...
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