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European Championship Tournament

Vassily Ivanchuk9/13(+6 -1 =6)[games]
Predrag Nikolic9/13(+6 -1 =6)[games]
Levon Aronian8.5/13(+5 -1 =7)[games]
Andrei Istratescu8.5/13(+6 -2 =5)[games]
Evgenij Miroshnichenko8.5/13(+6 -2 =5)[games]
David Navara8.5/13(+6 -2 =5)[games]
Mikhail Gurevich8.5/13(+4 -0 =9)[games]
Robert Kempinski8/13(+4 -1 =8)[games]
Arkadij Naiditsch8/13(+5 -2 =6)[games]
Evgenij Agrest8/13(+5 -2 =6)[games]
Vadim Milov8/13(+5 -2 =6)[games]
Karen Asrian8/13(+4 -1 =8)[games]
Michal Krasenkow8/13(+5 -2 =6)[games]
Vugar Gashimov8/13(+7 -4 =2)[games]
Bartlomiej Macieja8/13(+5 -2 =6)[games]
Gabriel Sargissian8/13(+5 -2 =6)[games]
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov7.5/13(+5 -3 =5)[games]
Teimour Radjabov7.5/13(+2 -0 =11)[games]
Gadir Guseinov7.5/13(+4 -2 =7)[games]
Ulf Andersson7.5/13(+2 -0 =11)[games]
Mircea-Emilian Parligras7.5/13(+5 -3 =5)[games]
Hannes Hlifar Stefansson7.5/13(+5 -3 =5)[games]
Alexei Iljushin7.5/13(+4 -2 =7)[games]
Jiri Stocek7.5/13(+6 -4 =3)[games]
Tomi Nyback7/13(+4 -3 =6)[games]
Zviad Izoria7/13(+3 -2 =8)[games]
Ashot Anastasian7/13(+4 -3 =6)[games]
Baadur Jobava7/13(+5 -4 =4)[games]
Boris Chatalbashev7/13(+5 -4 =4)[games]
* (74 players total; 45 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
European Championship (2004)

The 5th European Championship was a 13-round Swiss tournament held in Antalya Province, Turkey, 15-30 May 2004, with rest days on 19 and 26 May and a day for playoffs on 30 May. The venue was supposed to be Nautilus Hotel in Beldibi (Kemer district), but after a power supply incident on the night before play began it was moved to Justiniano Hotel in Belek (Serik district) on the other side of Antalya City. Only 74 players (36 GMs & 17 IMs) took part, as for some time it had not been clear whether the event would collide with other events such as the World Championship tournament in Libya. The top 12 players (apparently excl. Ivanchuk) would qualify for the 2005/06 World Championship cycle. Time control: 90 minutes for the whole game, with 30 seconds added per move from move 1. Prize fund: 45,000 euros. First prize 8,000, 2nd prize 5,000, 3rd prize 4,000 euros. Chief arbiter: Werner Stubenvoll. Play began each day at 3 pm. N games played: 480 Classical + 25 Rapid = 505.

Vassily Ivanchuk won the event after beating Nikolic in two Rapid (15 min + 10 sec) playoff games (Ivanchuk vs P Nikolic, 2004 and P Nikolic vs Ivanchuk, 2004). Aronian won the playoff for 3rd place, and Naiditsch, Agrest, Milov and Asrian won their matches for WC qualification - in which Kempinski did not take part - see 5th EU-ch playoff (2004).


Official site:
Playoff results:
Mark Weeks:
ChessBase 1:
ChessBase 2:
Tidskrift för Schack, 2004/6, pp. 388-390:

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 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 482  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Ersahin vs A Iljushin  0-1292004European ChampionshipB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
2. R Kempinski vs M Bakalarz  1-0302004European ChampionshipD72 Neo-Grunfeld,, Main line
3. T Yilmaz vs Minasian  0-1482004European ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
4. Z Izoria vs E Karadeniz  1-0562004European ChampionshipD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
5. S Kose vs Naiditsch 1-0332004European ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
6. Andersson vs Y Bayram  1-0542004European ChampionshipA15 English
7. Y Erturan vs Stefansson  0-1342004European ChampionshipB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
8. V Gashimov vs B Esen  1-0322004European ChampionshipB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
9. H Erdogan vs I Cheparinov  ½-½422004European ChampionshipE92 King's Indian
10. K Hulak vs A Idrizaj 1-0282004European ChampionshipE18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3
11. B Chatalbashev vs T Mamedjarova  1-0452004European ChampionshipD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. G Guseinov vs P Makoli  1-0302004European ChampionshipB99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line
13. B Bente vs T Nyback  0-1432004European ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
14. T Demirel vs J Stocek  0-1462004European ChampionshipA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
15. S Halkias vs F Aleskerov  1-0192004European ChampionshipA44 Old Benoni Defense
16. D Goksel vs T L Petrosian  0-1302004European ChampionshipD78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6
17. J Smeets vs B Yildiz  1-0352004European ChampionshipB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
18. V Iotov vs A Istratescu  1-0642004European ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
19. A Anastasian vs Z Mamedjarova  ½-½272004European ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
20. U Atakisi vs Miroshnichenko  ½-½612004European ChampionshipB60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
21. S Yeke vs M Parligras  0-1572004European ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
22. Ivanchuk vs J Radulski 0-1292004European ChampionshipC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
23. A Mastrovasilis vs Milov  0-1442004European ChampionshipA13 English
24. M Gurevich vs R Akesson  ½-½142004European ChampionshipA15 English
25. A Pashikian vs Radjabov 0-1442004European ChampionshipC07 French, Tarrasch
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member We now have the games from the 5th IECC. Nice showing by Ivanchuck; you can see his games here 5th Individual European Chess Championship (2004)/Vassily Ivanchuk.
Jun-15-04  siggemannen: Good job chessgames... I wish you hadn't changed the opening explorer though...
Apr-06-09  notyetagm: < We now have the games from the 5th IECC. Nice showing by Ivanchuck; you can see his games here 5th Individual European Chess Championship (2004)/Vassily Ivanchuk.>

Also a great showing by Aronian, =2nd (5th Individual European Chess Championship (2004)/Levon Aronian).

Checkout 29 ♖g2-g5!! in Aronian vs Stefansson, 2004.

29 ♖g2-g5!!

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Dec-01-19  Chesgambit: haznedaroglu kıvanc vs Iotov
9....b5 varition is more better

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