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🏆 European Club Cup (2005)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Levon Aronian, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Vladimir Kramnik, Alexander Grischuk, Teimour Radjabov, Sergey Karjakin, Vassily Ivanchuk, Boris Gelfand, Pavel Eljanov, Vugar Gashimov, Dmitry Jakovenko, Etienne Bacrot, Arkadij Naiditsch, Victor Bologan, Ernesto Inarkiev, Alexander Moiseenko, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Laurent Fressinet, Luke McShane, Vladimir Akopian, Aleksey Dreev, Sergei Zhigalko, Alexander Motylev, Rauf Mamedov, Zahar Efimenko, Evgeny Najer, Sergei Rublevsky, Emil Sutovsky, Ilia Smirin, Jon Ludvig Hammer, Sergey Volkov, Kiril Georgiev, Mikhail Gurevich, Joel Lautier, Artyom Timofeev, Michael Roiz, Aleksej Aleksandrov, Zurab Azmaiparashvili, Michal Krasenkow, Zoltan Gyimesi, Konstantin Sakaev, Vladislav Tkachiev, Igor Khenkin, Boris Avrukh, Sergei Azarov, Bartosz Socko, Rafael Vaganian, Zviad Izoria, Mikhael Mchedlishvili, Tomi Nyback, Andrei Kharlov, Lajos Portisch, Bartlomiej Macieja, Zbynek Hracek, Robert Kempinski, Andrei Sokolov, Pavel Smirnov, Valerij Filippov, Tomasz Markowski, Zoltan Ribli, Levan Pantsulaia, Andrey Zhigalko, Merab Gagunashvili, Lubomir Ftacnik, Sabino Brunello, Daniele Vocaturo, Semen I Dvoirys, Gerald Hertneck, Giorgi Giorgadze, Gyula Sax, Kaido Kulaots, Vlastimil Babula, Alexander Huzman, Vitali Golod, Petr Kiriakov, Igor V Glek, Hannes Hlifar Stefansson, Valerij Popov, Jozsef Pinter, Dimitri Komarov, Andrey Shariyazdanov, Andrei Shchekachev, Robert Zelcic, Vasily Yemelin, Alon Greenfeld, Baris Esen, Alexander Goloshchapov, Bojan Kurajica, Ognjen Cvitan, Robert Ruck, Andrei Kovalev, Henrik Teske, Uwe Boensch, Sergey Ivanov, Luc Winants, Artem Iljin, Ibro Saric, Klaus Bischoff, Nikolaus Stanec, Jozsef Horvath plus 229 more players.

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
European Club Cup (2005)

The 21st European Club Cup was a 7-round Swiss team tournament held at the Palais Saint-Vincent in Saint-Vincent, Aosta Valley region, Italy, 18-24 September 2005, with the participation of 48 clubs from 28 countries, including defending champions NAO Chess Club of Paris, which mustered Kramnik, Bacrot, Grischuk, Radjabov, Lautier, Pons, Karjakin and Fressinet. Of the 350 players, 122 were GMs. Each match was played over six boards, with 2 points for a team win and 1 point for a draw. Time control: 90 minutes for 40 moves, then 15 more minutes till the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move one. Chief organizer: European Chess Union. Tournament director: Agostino Scalfi. Chief arbiter: Dirk de Ridder.

Tomsk-400 (Aronian, Bologan, Jakovenko, Tkachiev, Smirnov, Inarkiev, Belozerov) won on tiebreak ahead of Polonia Plus GSM (Gelfand, Ivanchuk, Krasenkow, Kempinski, Socko, Macieja, Markowski) and NAO Chess Club, all three with 12/14.

Official site: http://web.archive.org/web/20060112...
OlimpBase: http://www.olimpbase.org/2005c/2005...
Chess-Results: http://chess-results.com/tnr2617.as...
ChessBase 1: https://en.chessbase.com/post/tomsk...
ChessBase 2: https://en.chessbase.com/post/recor...
TWIC: https://theweekinchess.com/html/twi...
FIDE: https://ratings.fide.com/tournament...
Jonathan Speelman in The Guardian, 2 October 2005: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2...

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 page 1 of 38; games 1-25 of 943  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Arlandi vs Radjabov  ½-½322005European Club CupE97 King's Indian
2. Ivanchuk vs S Volkov 1-0412005European Club CupC11 French
3. Brunello vs F Vallejo Pons  0-1292005European Club CupB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
4. Grischuk vs M Godena  1-0412005European Club CupD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. Karjakin vs Vocaturo  1-0562005European Club CupB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
6. Lautier vs F Bruno  1-0302005European Club CupB10 Caro-Kann
7. D Rombaldoni vs Fressinet  0-1612005European Club CupD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. A Aleksandrov vs R Meessen  1-0422005European Club CupE77 King's Indian
9. Glek vs Dreev 0-1562005European Club CupB10 Caro-Kann
10. A Marechal vs Vaganian  ½-½312005European Club CupB03 Alekhine's Defense
11. Motylev vs S Siebrecht  1-0392005European Club CupB42 Sicilian, Kan
12. B Schneider vs Sakaev  0-1422005European Club CupA25 English
13. A Shariyazdanov vs K Petzold  ½-½452005European Club CupD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. A Groenn vs Krasenkow 0-1682005European Club CupA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
15. J L Hammer vs T Markowski  0-1432005European Club CupB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
16. S Heim vs B Socko  ½-½582005European Club CupC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
17. Ivanchuk vs L E Johannessen 1-0392005European Club CupB33 Sicilian
18. R Kempinski vs L Ogaard  1-0232005European Club CupD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. Macieja vs K Trygstad  1-0402005European Club CupB42 Sicilian, Kan
20. A Belozerov vs R van Ketel  ½-½482005European Club CupC02 French, Advance
21. Bologan vs E van Haastert 1-0422005European Club CupB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
22. M Bosman vs P Smirnov 0-1322005European Club CupC55 Two Knights Defense
23. T Middelburg vs Aronian  ½-½582005European Club CupB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
24. Tkachiev vs S van Blitterswijk  1-0332005European Club CupA04 Reti Opening
25. M van der Werf vs Jakovenko  0-1342005European Club CupA45 Queen's Pawn Game
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Oct-19-05  THE pawn: Ivanchuk is the king of the kings! ( well, after kasparov, fisher, tal, capa, morphy etc.etc.etc. hehehe) I just find it so sad that he did not participate in san luis, and I still don't know the reason why he didn't. But one thing's for sure, he is as good as any super hyper GMs right now and I would really enjoy more a match between him and topalov than topa vs kramnik. definitely. I would also like a Ivanchuk Hydra match, that would be a blast.
Oct-19-05  THE pawn: Look at this one: Ivanchuk vs S Volkov, 2005 This madness starts with 14.dxe6! and Ivanchuk shows the awsome range of the queen. A game to watch!

Ivanchuk is awsome, no loses in the entire tournament, for what I know.

Oct-19-05  Marvol: Compare Ivanchuk's games to that of the Classical World Champion:

Ivanchuk: 21st European Club Cup (2005)/Vassily Ivanchuk Kramnik: 21st European Club Cup (2005)/Vladimir Kramnik

I will refrain from any comments.

Oct-19-05  THE pawn: <Marvol> Lol, I didn't want to start a war by criticising Kramnik, but I guess it doesn't matter anymore. Yeah, he is no longer the player we knew ( kramnik)
Oct-19-05  SnoopDogg: At least he won with black against McShane.
Oct-19-05  iron maiden: A 2788 performance rating is not all bad. As a footnote, compare it with Kasparov's performance in this event last year.
Oct-19-05  suenteus po 147: <iron maiden> Do you mean 2788 was Kramnik's performance rating? What was Kasparov's last year?
Oct-19-05  iron maiden: Last year Kasparov turned in a 2635 performance and lost 14 rating points. In five games he lost to Rublevsky, beat Shirov, then drew Huzman, Sax and Adams.
Oct-19-05  Vanka: Why Chucky beat Volkov 2 times here by white pieces in 41 moves (according to his perfomance list?)
Oct-19-05  Vanka: All moves in both games are identical too :)))
Oct-19-05  Vanka: And the openings are C11 (first game) and C13 (second game) French but moves are still identical ??
Oct-19-05  bumpmobile: <Vanka> Moves 12-15 are different (or at least in a different order)in the two games. I imagine CG.com just put both of them in until one or the other could be confirmed.
Oct-20-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  chessgames.com: Re: Ivanchuk vs S Volkov, 2005

We received the score of this game from a user who submitted it while the tournament was taking place, then when we received the official score from the website the moves had changed.

The two pages are merged now, but which move order is correct is still up in the air. We will assume the official site has it right, until we know otherwise. We have this page to highlight the differences between the two scores http://www.chessgames.com/perl/dupe...

Oct-21-05  Dionyseus: <iron maiden>
How are you getting 2788 performance rating for Kramnik? His opponents were:

Gelfand 2724 draw
Aronian 2724 draw
Dreev 2698 draw
McShane 2625 win

Average rating of opponents = 2693
Total Score = 2.5
Total Games = 4
Rating Performance = 2706

As for rating change, he apparently gained 2 rating points, so his new rating on the January list will be 2741, unless he plays more games before the deadline.

Oct-21-05  iron maiden: I'll be busy the next couple hours but I will recheck the performance rating tonight. If it is indeed 2706 I don't see how Kramnik gains any points from it.
Oct-21-05  acirce: <Last year Kasparov turned in a 2635 performance and lost 14 rating points. In five games he lost to Rublevsky, beat Shirov, then drew Huzman, Sax and Adams.>

He drew Azarov as well. Not in this database but here's the game:

[Event "EUCup 20th"]
[Site "Izmir"]
[Date "2004.10.03"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Azarov,Sergei"]
[Black "Kasparov,Garry"]
[Result "1/2"]
[Eco "B97"]
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Qb6 8.Qd2 Qxb2 9.Rb1 Qa3 10.f5 Nc6 11.fxe6 fxe6 12.Nxc6 bxc6 13.e5 dxe5 14.Bxf6 gxf6 15.Ne4 Qxa2 16.Rd1 Be7 17.Be2 0-0 18.0-0 Ra7 19.Rf3 Kh8 20.Rg3 Rd7 21.Qh6 Rxd1+ 22.Bxd1 Rf7 23.Qh5 Qa5 24.Kf1 Qd8 25.Qxf7 Qxd1+ 26.Kf2 Qxc2+ 27.Ke3 Bc5+ 1/2

Oct-21-05  KingG: <acirce> Thanks for the game. Kasparov analyses the following game in his DVD on the Najdorf Vallejo-Pons vs Kasparov, 2004. It's basically the same game with some transpositions.
Oct-21-05  TruthHurts: <http://schach.wienerzeitung.at/asp/...;

"GM Kramnik Vladimir 2744 NAO Chess Club 2788 2.5/4 "

<Dionyseus>, you're elo calculator is wrong :). 2.5/4 against 2693 is obviously around this performance anyway: A draw against 2724 for a 2744 rating does lose very few points. Lets say maximum 0.5, multiplied by 2, makes -1. Then a draw against Dreev should be about -0.7 or 0.8. Then a win against a 2625 for a 2744 should be about +4. Which makes -1-0.8+4 = 2. Kramnik is 2744 he wins 2 points in 4 matchs, 2788 rating performance seems therefore normal.

Now with a real calculator lets see:
www.fide.com go on rating change calculator, I entered here a rating of 2788 and a score of 2.5/4 against 2693 it gives +0, actually -0.2 which is +0. So 2788 is indeed his rating performance as it would keep his rating equal. I also put there a rating of 2744 against 2693 and a 2.5/4 score which makes indeed that Kramnik wins 2.2 elo points (like I supposed). A 2706 performance would have made lose points for Kramnik who is 2744, which is not possible anyway without the calculs (+2.4) because of his results: 3 draws against high ratings plus a win against an aproximatively 2650 makes that a 2744 wins points.

But I understand where your mistake comes from. And actually it is not yours but fide's sites mistake. On fide.com in the rating performance calculatorsection I put the average opposition 2693 and a 2.5/4 score against them and it gives what you said, a 2706 performance. Which is obviously not possible.

Because we have a draw against a 2724 while he is 2744 which gives -0.3: *2 =-0.6. A draw against a 2698 which gives -0.6. And a win against a 2625 which gives +3.4.
-0.6-0.6+3.4=2.2.

<Dyonseus> you should write to fide.com their calculator is rubbish lol ;).

Oct-21-05  TruthHurts: <As for rating change, he apparently gained 2 rating points, so his new rating on the January list will be 2741, unless he plays more games before the deadline. >

<Dionyseus>, dude, to win 2 points while your rating performance (you calculated 2707) is under your actual rating (2744) is not possible. You can't perform under your rating and win some points. Seing this could have had prevent your mistake at least help you ;) to see that something was wrong somewhere.

Oct-28-05  Vladimir Lover: Go Kramnik!
Oct-28-05  stijn: TruthHurts: <As for rating change, he apparently gained 2 rating points, so his new rating on the January list will be 2741, unless he plays more games before the deadline. >

<Dionyseus>, dude, to win 2 points while your rating performance (you calculated 2707) is under your actual rating (2744) is not possible. You can't perform under your rating and win some points. Seing this could have had prevent your mistake at least help you ;) to see that something was wrong somewhere.

Yes it is possible. If you would win against a 900 rated players and draw to 2800 players while being a 2700 player. You would win several rating points while having a performancerating much lower than you own rating.

Nov-01-05  VishyFan: <Dionyseus> the rating performance is indeed 2788, with an average rating of 2693 and with a score of 62.5%(rounding off to 63, his rating performance would be 95 points plus the average opposition rating)......., 2693+95 is indeed 2788...
Nov-02-05  TruthHurts: <Yes it is possible. If you would win against a 900 rated players and draw to 2800 players while being a 2700 player. You would win several rating points while having a performancerating much lower than you own rating. >

Very true. But I was talking about regular tournaments where the differences between the player's elo doesn't get over 350, which was the case for Kramnik at the european cup.

Nov-02-05  TruthHurts: Note that actually what you said <stijn> might not be true: http://www.fide.com/ratings/calcula... 900 rated players would be counted in the elo performance as 2350 rated players (2700-350) and not as 900 rated players. Beating 900 rated players or 2350 would count the same on the elo performance of a 2700. What you're saying only works if we count 900 rated players without taking in count the 350 points rule in the average of faced opponents, I think that new fide rules don't permit that, though I'm not sure and might be wrong:

<Help notes:
Rtg - Rating of a player.
Rc - Average rating of rated opponents.
Rc note: A difference in rating of more than 350 points will be counted for rating purposes as though it were a difference of 350 points. >

As much as we count any player more than 350 points away from your rating as only 350 points away in the calculus of average rated opponents, it is not possible to have a rating performance under your actual rating and to win points.

Note that the problem of this method is that in particular cases (when difference in elo goes over that 350), two players with different elos facing axactly the same field will have different elo performances. However it secures a coherence between the points won and the performance.

Nov-02-05  VishyFan: <stijn> the scenario u have given might be possible in a world where the rating differences for Performance ratings and for calculating change in ELO differently........, as long as they both follow the same rating difference limit (in this case, it is 350), nobody can gain points while having a rating performance lesser than the person's original rating.......
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