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🏆 European Union Individual Championship (2006)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Luke McShane, Nigel Short, Gawain Jones, Zoltan Gyimesi, Thomas Luther, Stuart C Conquest, Sarunas Sulskis, Normunds Miezis, Mark Hebden, Daniel Gormally, Nicholas Pert, Zoltan Medvegy, Klaus Bischoff, Alexandre Dgebuadze, Stewart Haslinger, Stephen Gordon, Simon Kim Williams, Luis Galego, Daan Brandenburg, Robin Swinkels, Viesturs Meijers, Karel van der Weide, John Shaw, Colin McNab, Mika Karttunen, David J Eggleston, John Joseph Carleton, Craig A Hanley, Gediminas Sarakauskas, Dagne Ciuksyte, Maxim Barth Stanford, Gary Quillan, Craig Pritchett, Simon J B Knott, Jack Rudd, John Eric Littlewood, Jovica Radovanovic, Martin R Taylor, Michael J R White, D Brett Lund, Martin Brown, Richard L Britton, Jonathan I M Grant, Paul Wallace, David Tebb, John P Redmond, John Trevelyan, Jonathan L B Blackburn, Mike J Surtees, Andrew Dunn, Oliver Jackson, Zivile Sarakauskiene, Roger G Williamson, Ingrid Lauterbach, Michael J Hardman, Patrick Bennett, Malcolm J Armstrong, Richard J Savory, Malcolm R Peacock, Duncan Grassie, Alexandra Wilson, Michael Duke, Rudy van Kemenade, Edward Taylor, Stephen McGrane, Ian Campbell, James N H Hawkins, Luke S Boumphrey, David J Robertson, William G Armstrong, Brian R Ewart, John Gorman, Gianfranco Gandolfi, Siegrun Macgilchrist, Steve Hulligan, Raino Soikkeli, Andrew Legge, Graeme Solomon, Paul Kent, Frank Tanner, Martin Cockerill, Mark Weidman, Robert Hughes, Steven Lee

 page 1 of 17; games 1-25 of 408  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Short vs M Karttunen 1-0422006European Union Individual ChampionshipB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
2. C Hanley vs Z Gyimesi  0-1402006European Union Individual ChampionshipE42 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein)
3. McShane vs G Jones  1-0332006European Union Individual ChampionshipD07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
4. G Sarakauskas vs T Luther  1-0532006European Union Individual ChampionshipC07 French, Tarrasch
5. S Conquest vs D Brandenburg  1-0872006European Union Individual ChampionshipE77 King's Indian
6. S Knott vs K Bischoff  ½-½232006European Union Individual ChampionshipD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
7. M Hebden vs M Barth Stanford  ½-½902006European Union Individual ChampionshipD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. J Radovanovic vs L Galego  ½-½342006European Union Individual ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
9. A Dgebuadze vs G Quillan  1-0522006European Union Individual ChampionshipE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
10. M R Taylor vs N Miezis  0-1492006European Union Individual ChampionshipA40 Queen's Pawn Game
11. Z Medvegy vs J Rudd  0-1522006European Union Individual ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
12. J J Carleton vs S Sulskis 0-1652006European Union Individual ChampionshipE20 Nimzo-Indian
13. D Gormally vs C Pritchett  ½-½412006European Union Individual ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
14. R Britton vs N Pert  0-1312006European Union Individual ChampionshipC00 French Defense
15. V Meijers vs R Swinkels ½-½752006European Union Individual ChampionshipC69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
16. D B Lund vs J Shaw  1-0612006European Union Individual ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
17. S Williams vs J I M Grant  ½-½332006European Union Individual ChampionshipA34 English, Symmetrical
18. J E Littlewood vs K van der Weide  0-1382006European Union Individual ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
19. S Gordon vs P Wallace  1-0372006European Union Individual ChampionshipE92 King's Indian
20. M White vs D Ciuksyte  0-1362006European Union Individual ChampionshipB42 Sicilian, Kan
21. C McNab vs D Eggleston  1-0202006European Union Individual ChampionshipA13 English
22. D Tebb vs S Haslinger  0-1682006European Union Individual ChampionshipC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
23. A Legge vs O Jackson  0-1492006European Union Individual ChampionshipB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
24. D J Robertson vs A Dunn ½-½582006European Union Individual ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
25. M Surtees vs L Boumphrey 1-0392006European Union Individual ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
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Sep-15-06  AdrianP: That was pretty brutal.

I guess Williams had it coming to him with 1. ...f5?! 2. ...h6? 3. ...g5? 4. ...Rh7? !

Sep-15-06  tino72: I expect Williams was hoping for the following:

L Breivik vs S Williams, 2005

A quick check through the openings explorer showed over 50 games up to 3...g5. Not sure whether 4.e4 has been played before, but it looks pretty obvious. (4...Nf6 5.e5, etc). Easy to say that with hindsight, of course....

Sep-15-06  KingG: <AdrianP: That was pretty brutal.

I guess Williams had it coming to him with 1. ...f5?! 2. ...h6? 3. ...g5? 4. ...Rh7? !> In his book, 'Play the Classical Dutch', Williams recommends, 1.d4 f5 2.Bg5 h6 3.Bh4 g5 4.e4<This is White's sharpest reply> 4...Nf6<This is Black's only good move, and creates a strange position>.

Seems odd to call 4...Nf6 the only good move, and then play 4...Rh7. Of course, 4...Nf6 may have been busted since then, i haven't checked.

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  chrisowen: Gormally crushing the dutch, awesome
Sep-15-06  mack: Aha, Gormally proves what we've known all along - that Bg5 is by far and away the best weapon against the Dutch. Williams' ...g5 was plain suicidal, though. Short isn't messing around this afternoon, either - Fried Liver Attack vs. Hebden. There's bloody murder all over Liverpool. For a change.
Sep-15-06  mack: Sorry, meant to say that I thought we were HEADING for a Fried Liver.
Sep-15-06  PhilFeeley: It looks like Short is in a bit of trouble now:

After Hebden's 37...f3

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Sep-15-06  PhilFeeley: All of the games look really interesting this round. What a great tournament! I'll bet the draw ratio is way down, too.
Sep-15-06  mack: Nosher's up two pawns now - who thinks it will be enough?
Sep-15-06  PhilFeeley: Short has managed to wiggle out of it somehow. Great work!
Sep-15-06  zerathul: there will be a sort of tie break if some players share the first place ?
Sep-15-06  cicero1974: <zerathul: there will be a sort of tie break if some players share the first place ?> No, I'm sure they won't bother. It's only a friendly game after all.
Sep-15-06  Youjoin: Short won!
Sep-15-06  Tomlinsky: Short wins in the end.
Sep-15-06  AdrianP: It will only be a share of first if McShane's game is decisive.
Sep-15-06  Tomlinsky: I meant he won his game. I had 1000 chessbucks on that :)
Sep-15-06  jamesmaskell: YES!!!!! Ive made a profit on this tournament on Short. Please McShane, bring me more Chessbucks!

<preparing to go to Beer page>

Sep-15-06  gmgomes: what happened to McShane┬┤s Game? is the feed down?
Sep-15-06  Tomlinsky: The feed seemed to drop a fair bit today. McShane's game was drawn.
Sep-15-06  double06: McShane drew - Short wins clear first.
Sep-15-06  jamesmaskell: Oh well...made enough money on Short to finish +7 I think...good!
Sep-15-06  BIDMONFA: European Union Individual Championships (2006)

Champion - Nigel D. Short
Final standings

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  IMlday: Go Nigel! :)
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  technical draw: I bet all my chessbucks on Hebden, but I came up Short.
Sep-15-06  doremi: long live short!
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