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🏆 European Club Cup (2004)

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Garry Kasparov, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Alexander Grischuk, Teimour Radjabov, Vassily Ivanchuk, Boris Gelfand, Michael Adams, Dmitry Jakovenko, Alexey Shirov, Sergei Movsesian, Etienne Bacrot, Arkadij Naiditsch, Victor Bologan, Ernesto Inarkiev, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Laurent Fressinet, Nigel Short, Sergei Zhigalko, Alexander Motylev, Alexander Beliavsky, Sergei Rublevsky, Ivan Sokolov, Alexander Khalifman, Kiril Dimitrov Georgiev, Joel Lautier, Artyom Timofeev, Michael Roiz, Aleksej Aleksandrov, Michal Krasenkow, Konstantin Sakaev, Csaba Balogh, Boris Avrukh, Sergei Azarov, Bartosz Socko, Rafael Vaganian, Andrei Vasilyevich Kharlov, Borki Predojevic, Bartlomiej Macieja, Dmitry Bocharov, Robert Kempinski, Pavel Smirnov, Zdenko Kozul, Valerij Filippov, Suat Atalik, Tomasz Markowski, Andrey Zhigalko, Alexander Rustemov, David Baramidze, Tornike Sanikidze, Semen I Dvoirys, Iossif Dorfman, Gyula Sax, Alexander Huzman, Vitali Golod, Emre Can, Igor Alexandre Nataf, Igor V Glek, Jozsef Pinter, Andrey Shariyazdanov, Alon Greenfeld, Baris Esen, Konstantine Shanava, Alexander Goloshchapov, Bojan Kurajica, Giorgi Margvelashvili, Levan Aroshidze, Julen Luis Arizmendi Martinez, Igor Stohl, Artem Iljin, Mikhail Golubev, Michael Feygin, Jozsef Horvath, Csaba Horvath, Daniel Hugo Campora, Leif Erlend Johannessen, Attila Groszpeter, Arkadij Yefimovich Rotstein, Andrei Belozerov, Emir Dizdarevic, Adam Horvath, Anthony C Kosten, Jurij Tihonov, Trajce Nedev, Gerhard Schebler, Giorgi Bagaturov, Olivier Renet, Zvonko Stanojoski, Valeri Yandemirov, Igor Efimov, David Marciano, Milan Vukic, Aleksandar Colovic, Ramil Hasangatin, Alexandre Qashashvili, Anthony Wirig, Mert Erdogdu, Jouni Yrjola, Kivanc Haznedaroglu, Ernesto Fernandez Romero, Shojaat Ghane plus 136 more players. Chess Event Description
European Club Cup (2004)

The 20th European Club Cup was a 7-round Swiss team tournament held at the Altin Yunus Hotel in Cesme, Izmir Province, Turkey, 3-9 October 2004, with the participation of 36 clubs from 22 countries, including defending champions NAO Chess Club of Paris, which mustered Adams, Grischuk, Bacrot, Pons, Lautier, Radjabov, Fressinet, and Nataf. Of the 264 players, 86 were GMs. The matches were played over six boards, with 2 points for a team win and 1 point for a draw. Time control: 90 minutes for the whole game, with 30 seconds added per move from move one. Chief organizer: European Chess Union. Chief arbiter: Dirk de Ridder.

NAO Chess Club won again with 12/14, ahead of Bosna Sarajevo (Shirov, Short, Sokolov, Bologan, Movsesian, Kozul, Atalik, Predojevic), Ladya Kazan (Rublevsky, Yandemirov, Timofeev, Filippov, et al.) and Max Ven Ekaterinburg (Kasparov, Vaganian, et al.), all three with 11/14.

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 page 1 of 24; games 1-25 of 588  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Miralles vs J Lindfeldt  1-0592004European Club CupB06 Robatsch
2. A Barthel vs E F Romero  0-1812004European Club CupC18 French, Winawer
3. J Bruch vs Naiditsch  0-1462004European Club CupA07 King's Indian Attack
4. D H Campora vs H J Koch 1-0252004European Club CupC10 French
5. C Jeitz vs J Candela Perez  0-1412004European Club CupC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
6. E Rodriguez Guerrero vs P Gengler  ½-½472004European Club CupB33 Sicilian
7. I Teran Alvarez vs R Mauquoi  1-0302004European Club CupA07 King's Indian Attack
8. S Azarov vs C Cobb  1-0702004European Club CupC03 French, Tarrasch
9. Peter L Davies vs M Ginzburg  0-1312004European Club CupC93 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense
10. P Schapotschnikov vs A Zhigalko 0-1962004European Club CupA03 Bird's Opening
11. J Tihonov vs M Adams  1-0312004European Club CupE12 Queen's Indian
12. G Schebler vs B Guner ½-½1052004European Club CupA05 Reti Opening
13. O Kinsiz vs Y Boidman  ½-½552004European Club CupB01 Scandinavian
14. A Goloshchapov vs U Atakisi  ½-½422004European Club CupA34 English, Symmetrical
15. J Mortensen vs Kosten  0-1392004European Club CupC48 Four Knights
16. A Colovic vs A Ulker  ½-½672004European Club CupB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
17. B Esen vs D Stojanovski  1-0412004European Club CupA57 Benko Gambit
18. S Ghane vs Nedev  0-1282004European Club CupE99 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov
19. D Jacimovic vs A I Dogantug  ½-½312004European Club CupE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
20. T Meric vs V Bogdanovski  1-0372004European Club CupA40 Queen's Pawn Game
21. Z Stanojoski vs D Reyhan  1-0372004European Club CupA16 English
22. S Citak vs C Gulbas  1-0442004European Club CupE12 Queen's Indian
23. N Coenen vs E Bolcan 1-0292004European Club CupB01 Scandinavian
24. H Erdogan vs D Baramidze  0-1372004European Club CupE25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
25. J Trevelyan vs A Maljush  ½-½542004European Club CupA40 Queen's Pawn Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member We now have some of the games from the Euro Club Cup.
Oct-12-04  Knight13: Wow! That's a lot of people playing in this Euro Club Cup!

<> I have a question. Who won in this championship?

Oct-12-04  acirce: <Knight13> It was a team event. NAO Chess Club was the team that won. They had Michael Adams on their top board.
Oct-12-04  Knight13: <acirce> Oh, okay. Team battles. Thanks for the answer.
Oct-12-04  admiralnemo: Thanks,, hopefully more will be on the way. Some great games here.
Oct-12-04  Knight13: Wich team was Garry Kasparov on?
Oct-12-04  Knight13: <admirolnemo: Some great games here.> True. I've found lots of great games and added them to my game collection.
Oct-12-04  iron maiden: What's incredible is that NAO Chess Club won without dropping a single game.
Oct-13-04  apple head: First of all Kasparov got served by Rublevsky, but beisdes that he was on the duffoses team :-)
Oct-13-04  apple head: I think that Kasparov will lose lots of points.
Oct-13-04  ruylopez900: Does have the standings for all of the clubs? They might but right now all I see is the rather long list of players who participated.
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: I found them all here: along with all the games. A great great site!
Oct-13-04  Knight13: These games are Great! I am really enjoying it! Thanks, for posting these great games.
Oct-14-04  percyblakeney: Chessbase report on the event:
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eggman: Does anyone know what the time control was for this event? Can someone at least tell me if this was classical chess?
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: <Eggman> "90 Minuten + 30 Sekunden pro Zug" according to Chess-Results.

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