|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: https://web.archive.org/web/2004060...
Playoff results: https://web.archive.org/web/2004062...
Mark Weeks: https://www.mark-weeks.com/chess/zo...
ChessBase 1: https://en.chessbase.com/post/explo...
ChessBase 2: https://en.chessbase.com/post/ivanc...
Tidskrift för Schack, 2004/6, pp. 388-390: https://tfsarkiv.schack.se/pdf/2004...
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|1. B Ersahin vs A Iljushin
|| ||0-1||29||2004||European Championship||B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3|
|2. R Kempinski vs M Bakalarz
|| ||1-0||30||2004||European Championship||D72 Neo-Grunfeld, 5.cd, Main line|
|3. T Yilmaz vs Minasian
|| ||0-1||48||2004||European Championship||B06 Robatsch|
|4. Z Izoria vs E Karadeniz
|| ||1-0||56||2004||European Championship||D61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack|
|5. S Kose vs Naiditsch
||1-0||33||2004||European Championship||B22 Sicilian, Alapin|
|6. Andersson vs Y Bayram
|| ||1-0||54||2004||European Championship||A15 English|
|7. Y Erturan vs Stefansson
|| ||0-1||34||2004||European Championship||B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation|
|8. V Gashimov vs B Esen
|| ||1-0||32||2004||European Championship||B62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer|
|9. H Erdogan vs I Cheparinov
|| ||½-½||42||2004||European Championship||E92 King's Indian|
|10. K Hulak vs A Idrizaj
||1-0||28||2004||European Championship||E18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3|
|11. B Chatalbashev vs T Mamedjarova
|| ||1-0||45||2004||European Championship||D35 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|12. G Guseinov vs P Makoli
|| ||1-0||30||2004||European Championship||B99 Sicilian, Najdorf, 7...Be7 Main line|
|13. B Bente vs T Nyback
|| ||0-1||43||2004||European Championship||A46 Queen's Pawn Game|
|14. T Demirel vs J Stocek
|| ||0-1||46||2004||European Championship||A70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3|
|15. S Halkias vs F Aleskerov
|| ||1-0||19||2004||European Championship||A44 Old Benoni Defense|
|16. D Goksel vs T L Petrosian
|| ||0-1||30||2004||European Championship||D78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6|
|17. J Smeets vs B Yildiz
|| ||1-0||35||2004||European Championship||B46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation|
|18. V Iotov vs A Istratescu
|| ||1-0||64||2004||European Championship||B06 Robatsch|
|19. A Anastasian vs Z Mamedjarova
|| ||½-½||27||2004||European Championship||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|20. U Atakisi vs Miroshnichenko
|| ||½-½||61||2004||European Championship||B60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer|
|21. S Yeke vs M Parligras
|| ||0-1||57||2004||European Championship||B06 Robatsch|
|22. Ivanchuk vs J Radulski
||0-1||29||2004||European Championship||C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|23. A Mastrovasilis vs Milov
|| ||0-1||44||2004||European Championship||A13 English|
|24. M Gurevich vs R Akesson
|| ||½-½||14||2004||European Championship||A15 English|
|25. A Pashikian vs Radjabov
||0-1||44||2004||European Championship||C07 French, Tarrasch|
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