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🏆 European Team Championship (2001)

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Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Teimour Radjabov, Vasyl Ivanchuk, Boris Gelfand, Michael Adams, Vugar Gashimov, Alexey Shirov, David Navara, Etienne Bacrot, Baadur Jobava, Andrei Volokitin, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Laurent Fressinet, Loek van Wely, Luke McShane, Ivan Cheparinov, Nigel Short, Alexander G Beliavsky, Vadim Milov, Emil Sutovsky, Ilia Smirin, Sergei Tiviakov, Joel Lautier, Christian Bauer, Michal Krasenkow, Jeroen Piket, Aleksander Delchev, Boris Avrukh, Sergei Azarov, Giorgi Kacheishvili, Ivan Ivanisevic, Bartosz Socko, Mikheil Mchedlishvili, Alexei Fedorov, Vladimir Baklan, Ioannis Papaioannou, Robert Kempinski, Hristos Banikas, Rainer Buhmann, Jonathan Speelman, Friso Nijboer, Miguel Illescas Cordoba, Robert Huebner, Zdenko Kozul, Ulf Andersson, Vadim Malakhatko, Tomasz Markowski, Bojan Vuckovic, Igor Miladinovic, Vasilios Kotronias, Branko Damljanovic, Yannick Pelletier, Alberto David, Lubomir Ftacnik, Erik van den Doel, Christopher Lutz, Evgenij Agrest, Aleksandar Kovacevic, Oleg Romanishin, Gerald Hertneck, Dusko Pavasovic, Josep Manuel Lopez Martinez, Vasil Spasov, Atanas Kolev, Jan Markos, Jean-Marc Degraeve, Stelios Halkias, Stuart C Conquest, Hannes Stefansson, Zurab Sturua, Normunds Miezis, Drazen Sermek, Robert Zelcic, Alon Greenfeld, Edvins Kengis, Jonny Hector, Viacheslav Dydyshko, Ognjen Cvitan, Erald Dervishi, Julen Luis Arizmendi Martinez, Andrei Kovalev, Igor Stohl, Nikola Mitkov, Pablo San Segundo Carrillo, Jan Votava, Klaus Bischoff, Rasul Ibrahimov, Ioannis Nikolaidis, Michele Godena, Zlatko Ilincic, Salvador del Rio de Angelis, Tomas Oral, Gennadij Timoscenko, Marc Narciso Dublan, Bragi Thorfinnsson, Joseph G Gallagher, Florian Jenni, Adrian Mikhalchishin, Luis Galego, Trajce Nedev plus 70 more players. Chess Event Description
European Team Championship (2001)

The 13th European Team Championship was contested between 35 national teams at the Pabellón Municipal de Deportes in León, Spain, 6-15 November 2001, as a 9-round Swiss system tournament. It was organized by the Spanish Chess Federation and the European Chess Union (ECU). Rest day: 12 November (after Round 6). Russia, Armenia and Hungary did not participate. Time control: 120 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 60 additional minutes for the next 20 moves, then 30 extra minutes to finish the game. Rounds 1-8 started at 3 pm local time, Round 9 at 9 am. Tournament director: D. Marcelino Sión Castro. Chief arbiter: Jesus Mena. Number of games played: 612.

The Netherlands (Van Wely, Piket, Tiviakov, Van den Doel, Nijboer) won with 24.5/36 game points, ahead of France (23/36) and Germany (22/36). Board 1 gold medal: Michael Adams (6.5/9).

pos team pts MP S-B --- 1 NED 24.5 17.0 164.75 2 FRA 23.0 11.0 105.75 3 GER 22.0 12.0 116.75 4 ENG 21.5 13.0 128.50 5 SLO 21.5 13.0 126.50 6 ISR 20.5 10.0 92.75 7 ESP 20.0 11.0 101.75 8 GRE 20.0 10.0 92.50 9 BUL 19.5 10.0 84.50 10 BLR 19.5 9.0 81.50 11 ESP2 19.0 12.0 101.50 12 UKR 19.0 11.0 98.50 13 CZE 19.0 10.0 96.50 14 POL 19.0 10.0 91.25 15 SWE 19.0 9.0 83.75 16 SUI 19.0 9.0 81.50 17 GEO 19.0 9.0 80.75 18 YUG 19.0 9.0 69.50 19 FIN 18.5 12.0 97.00 20 SVK 18.5 9.0 83.00 21 ISL 18.0 9.0 75.50 22 LAT 18.0 8.0 65.00 23 AZE 17.5 7.0 68.00 24 CRO 17.5 7.0 55.00 25 ALB 16.5 8.0 40.25 26 IRL 16.0 9.0 46.25 27 POR 16.0 8.0 38.00 28 ITA 15.5 8.0 38.00 29 MKD 15.0 8.0 65.00 30 AUT 15.0 8.0 38.00 31 SCO 15.0 5.0 35.25 32 LUX 13.5 7.0 32.50 33 CYP 13.0 6.0 27.25 34 TUR 11.5 5.0 21.25 35 WLS 11.0 5.0 18.00

Official site:
Tidskrift för Schack, 2001/10, pp. 610-624:
Lubomir Kavalek in The Washington Post, 19 November 2001:

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 page 1 of 25; games 1-25 of 611  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. T Oral vs Smirin  0-1222001European Team ChampionshipB40 Sicilian
2. Sutovsky vs Navara  0-1392001European Team ChampionshipB23 Sicilian, Closed
3. J Votava vs Avrukh  1-0592001European Team ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
4. A Greenfeld vs M Vokac  ½-½322001European Team ChampionshipA40 Queen's Pawn Game
5. Adams vs E Kengis 1-0432001European Team ChampionshipB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
6. N Miezis vs Short  0-1352001European Team ChampionshipC01 French, Exchange
7. S Conquest vs M Krakops  0-1412001European Team ChampionshipE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
8. G Antoms vs McShane  0-1282001European Team ChampionshipB23 Sicilian, Closed
9. Ftacnik vs Van Wely  ½-½402001European Team ChampionshipD92 Grunfeld, 5.Bf4
10. Piket vs I Stohl  ½-½492001European Team ChampionshipE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
11. G Timoscenko vs Tiviakov  ½-½132001European Team ChampionshipE12 Queen's Indian
12. E van den Doel vs J Markos  ½-½412001European Team ChampionshipB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
13. Lautier vs J Moreno Carnero  1-0282001European Team ChampionshipE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
14. J Arizmendi Martinez vs C Bauer  ½-½362001European Team ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
15. J Degraeve vs S del Rio de Angelis  1-0432001European Team ChampionshipC01 French, Exchange
16. J M Lopez Martinez vs Fressinet  0-1402001European Team ChampionshipD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. V Bogdanovski vs Ivanchuk  ½-½352001European Team ChampionshipA48 King's Indian
18. Romanishin vs N Mitkov  1-0372001European Team ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
19. T Nedev vs V Malakhatko  ½-½612001European Team ChampionshipB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
20. A Volokitin vs D Jacimovic  1-0452001European Team ChampionshipC12 French, McCutcheon
21. F Vallejo Pons vs Radjabov  ½-½242001European Team ChampionshipC11 French
22. V Gashimov vs Illescas Cordoba  ½-½602001European Team ChampionshipC42 Petrov Defense
23. P San Segundo Carrillo vs Mamedyarov  0-1322001European Team ChampionshipD85 Grunfeld
24. R Ibrahimov vs M Narciso Dublan  1-0532001European Team ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
25. M Godena vs C Lutz  0-1602001European Team ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
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  Tabanus: Rejected by CG:

[Event "European Team Championship"]
[Site "Leon ESP"]
[Date "2001.11.06"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Pavasovic, Dusko"]
[Black "Norri, Joose"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2526"]
[BlackElo "2418"]
[EventDate "2001.11.06"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 1-0

Nov-21-21  ndg2: Black fell dead from the chair? I know, the Scots can frighten people to death...
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  TheAlchemist: I'd have to dig out contemporary magazines to be sure, but I think it said Black simply left the playing hall and never returned, leaving everyone puzzled (teammates included).

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