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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, Normunds Miezis, Sarunas Sulskis, 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 K Shaw, Colin McNab, Mika Karttunen, David J Eggleston, John Joseph Carleton, Craig A Hanley, Gediminas Sarakauskas, Dagne Ciuksyte, Maxim L Devereaux, Gary Quillan, Craig William 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 Blackburn, Mike J Surtees, Andrew Dunn, Oliver Jackson, Zivile Sarakauskiene, Roger G Williamson, Ingrid Lauterbach, Michael J Hardman, Patrick J 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, Robert Hughes, Mark Weidman, Steven Lee

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Macgilchrist vs B Ewart ½-½392006European Union Individual ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
2. C McNab vs D Eggleston  1-0202006European Union Individual ChampionshipA13 English
3. D Tebb vs S Haslinger  0-1682006European Union Individual ChampionshipC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
4. A Legge vs O Jackson  0-1492006European Union Individual ChampionshipB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
5. D J Robertson vs A Dunn ½-½582006European Union Individual ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
6. M Surtees vs L Boumphrey 1-0392006European Union Individual ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
7. J Gorman vs Z Sarakauskiene  0-1352006European Union Individual ChampionshipA06 Reti Opening
8. I Lauterbach vs S Hulligan  1-0502006European Union Individual ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
9. M Brown vs P Bennett  ½-½332006European Union Individual ChampionshipB74 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
10. M J Armstrong vs R Hughes 1-0272006European Union Individual ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
11. P Kent vs R Savory  0-1362006European Union Individual ChampionshipD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. A Wilson vs S McGrane  ½-½242006European Union Individual ChampionshipB53 Sicilian
13. G Solomon vs M Peacock  0-1472006European Union Individual ChampionshipA64 Benoni, Fianchetto, 11...Re8
14. D Grassie vs M Weidman  1-0432006European Union Individual ChampionshipD00 Queen's Pawn Game
15. M Cockerill vs R Van Kemenade  0-1252006European Union Individual ChampionshipA48 King's Indian
16. J Hawkins vs F Tanner  1-0232006European Union Individual ChampionshipB07 Pirc
17. J Redmond vs I Campbell  1-0352006European Union Individual ChampionshipE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
18. W Armstrong vs R Soikkeli 1-0382006European Union Individual ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
19. M J R White vs D Ciuksyte  0-1362006European Union Individual ChampionshipB42 Sicilian, Kan
20. S Gordon vs P Wallace  1-0372006European Union Individual ChampionshipE92 King's Indian
21. J Littlewood vs K van der Weide  0-1382006European Union Individual ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
22. Hebden vs M Devereaux  ½-½902006European Union Individual ChampionshipD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. S Knott vs K Bischoff  ½-½232006European Union Individual ChampionshipD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
24. S Conquest vs D Brandenburg  1-0872006European Union Individual ChampionshipE77 King's Indian
25. Sarakauskas vs T Luther  1-0532006European Union Individual ChampionshipC07 French, Tarrasch
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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.
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  PhilFeeley: It looks like Short is in a bit of trouble now:

After Hebden's 37...f3

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  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?
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  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! :)
Sep-15-06  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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