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🏆 European Club Cup (2006)

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Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Alexander Grischuk, Teimour Radjabov, Alexander Morozevich, Vassily Ivanchuk, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Boris Gelfand, Peter Svidler, Pavel Eljanov, Dmitry Jakovenko, Alexey Shirov, Sergei Movsesian, David Navara, Evgeny Ilgizovich Bareev, Arkadij Naiditsch, Viktor Antonovich Bologan, Vladimir Malakhov, Ernesto Inarkiev, Alexander Moiseenko, Andrei Volokitin, Alexander Areshchenko, Rustam Kasimdzhanov, Loek van Wely, Vladimir Akopian, Sergei Zhigalko, Aleksey Dreev, Zahar Efimenko, Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu, Evgeny Najer, Viktor Laznicka, Emil Davidovich Sutovsky, Ilya Yulyevich Smirin, Alexander Khalifman, Jon Ludvig Hammer, Sergey Volkov, Kiril Dimitrov Georgiev, Viktor Korchnoi, Christian Bauer, Artyom Timofeev, Michael Roiz, Gawain Jones, Konstantin Rufovich Sakaev, Vladislav Ivanovich Tkachiev, Tigran Levonovich Petrosian, Oleg Korneev, Igor Khenkin, Aleksander Petkov Delchev, Sergei Azarov, Rafael Vaganian, Alexei Dmitriyevich Fedorov, Pavel Tregubov, Andrei Vasilyevich Kharlov, Tomi Nyback, Farrukh Amonatov, Zbynek Hracek, Zhang Pengxiang, Karen Asrian, Andrei Sokolov, Pavel Smirnov, Friso Nijboer, Smbat Gariginovich Lputian, Ulf Andersson, Zdenko Kozul, Valerij Filippov, Hichem Hamdouchi, Andrey Zhigalko, Sebastien Maze, Emanuel Berg, Yannick Pelletier, Alberto David, Artashes Navasardovich Minasian, Alexey Nazirzhonovich Korotylev, Evgenij Agrest, Semen Isaakovich Dvoirys, Philipp Schlosser, Vlastimil Babula, Alexander Huzman, Ante Brkic, Ashot Anastasian, Sipke Ernst, Vitali Matveyevich Golod, Vlastimil Hort, Petr Petrovich Kiriakov, Igor V Glek, Hannes Hlifar Stefansson, Alexander Yevgenyevich Baburin, Valerij Sergeyevich Popov, Jozsef Pinter, Artur Mikhailovich Kogan, Alon Greenfeld, Alexander Goloshchapov, Davit Shengelia, Alexander Berelowitsch, Hedinn Steingrimsson, Robert Ruck, Erald Dervishi, Andrei Vasilyevich Kovalev, Bartlomiej Heberla, Christian Gabriel, Uwe Boensch plus 288 more players. Chess Event Description
European Club Cup (2006)

The 22nd European Club Cup was a 7-round Swiss team tournament held at the Festival Hall in Fügen, Tyrol, Austria, 8-14 October 2006, with the participation of 56 clubs from 29 countries, including defending champions Tomsk-400, which mustered Morozevich, Jakovenko, Bologan, Tkachiev, Inarkiev, Smirnov, Nepomniachtchi and Belozerov. Of the 406 players, 124 were GM's. 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 30 more minutes till the end of the game, with a 30-second increment per move from move one. Chief organizer: European Chess Union. Tournament director: Werner Stubenvoll. Chief arbiter: Dirk de Ridder.

Tomsk-400 won again, on tiebreak ahead of Ladya Kazan (Radjabov, Kasimdzhanov, Timofeev, Filippov, Kharlov, Yandemirov, Iljin) and Ural Sverdlovskaya (Svidler, Shirov, Akopian, Grischuk, Malakhov, Dreev, Sakaev), all three with 12/14.

Official site:
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 page 1 of 43; games 1-25 of 1,066  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Heberla vs L Lain  1-0402006European Club CupA07 King's Indian Attack
2. A Colovic vs A Hammerstad  1-0662006European Club CupC18 French, Winawer
3. S B Berntsen Sahl vs Z Stanojoski  0-1592006European Club CupB32 Sicilian
4. T Nedev vs J Aulin-Jansson  1-0342006European Club CupB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
5. C F Ekeberg vs Z Kozul  ½-½802006European Club CupD76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
6. Delchev vs J D Tisdall  ½-½382006European Club CupC55 Two Knights Defense
7. B Barth Sahl vs Kiril D Georgiev 0-1272006European Club CupB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
8. S Petersen vs S Gonzalez De La Torre  ½-½392006European Club CupA07 King's Indian Attack
9. J Carstensen vs H Hamdouchi  0-1272006European Club CupD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. I Argandona Riveiro vs J Aabling-Thomsen 1-0522006European Club CupA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
11. C Bauer vs B Brinck-Claussen  1-0412006European Club CupC00 French Defense
12. T Bromann vs Zhang Pengxiang  ½-½352006European Club CupA15 English
13. A Hentunen vs V M Golod 0-1172006European Club CupA13 English
14. Van Wely vs K Pilgaard  1-0242006European Club CupE17 Queen's Indian
15. M Maki Uuro vs Huzman  ½-½192006European Club CupD14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
16. T Porrasmaa vs M Apicella 0-1522006European Club CupA15 English
17. A David vs M Lahtinen  1-0512006European Club CupE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
18. S Kosmo vs P Tregubov  0-1392006European Club CupB40 Sicilian
19. Pelletier vs A Volodin  ½-½402006European Club CupA15 English
20. S V Ivanov vs Naiditsch  ½-½512006European Club CupB22 Sicilian, Alapin
21. A Iljin vs I Wantola  1-0282006European Club CupE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
22. Nisipeanu vs K Kiik  1-0342006European Club CupB12 Caro-Kann Defense
23. S Bakker vs V Yandemirov  ½-½342006European Club CupD82 Grunfeld, 4.Bf4
24. Kharlov vs R Van Ketel  1-0442006European Club CupA04 Reti Opening
25. M Bosman vs Filippov 0-1572006European Club CupB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
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Oct-14-06  virginmind: well, ok, but then how did he manage to get to 2808? well, whatever, guess there's a special calculation with this performance rating stuff :)

it's good that he added some points to his normal rating. maybe he passes again in the 2700 club. and then i'll lend him some 2 million and have another world title match next year.:)

Oct-14-06  positionalgenius: Kasimdzhanov beat Naiditsch
Morozevich beat Gelfand
Mamedyarov beat Jakovenko
Oct-14-06  positionalgenius: They were live on playchess today,thats where I saw them.
Oct-15-06  positionalgenius: Morozevich-Gelfand 1-0 in 47 moves,it was a peroff.One of the years best games.
Oct-15-06  nummerzwei: It should be mentioned that the city´s name is not Feugen, but Fuegen.
Oct-15-06  THE pawn: What are the rating perf. and the rating changes for the top gunners?
Oct-15-06  jamesmaskell:

Moro with a monstrous 2917 performance rating. Korchnoi with a 2726 performance rating!

Oct-15-06  mang00neg: CG has moro with a loss versus radja, how can he be 2900+? is the score wrong?
Oct-15-06  Assassinater: No... He just won every other game.
Oct-16-06  TylerD: 2916 performance... Must be one of the highest tournemant peformances - ever?!
Oct-16-06  mang00neg: The calculator here doesnt seem to be working for me. Ivanchuk avg opposition was 2555, 6/7 and a PR over 2800, but at it calculates in the 2600s for me.
Oct-16-06  Ziggurat: Nice to see Tomi Nybäck put in the second-best rating performance too.
Oct-16-06  jamesmaskell: After correcting the calculations the top looks like this:

1. Topalov 2797
2. Anand 2779
3. Kramnik 2766
4. Morozevich 2758
5. Ivanchuk 2750
6. Svidler 2742
7-8 Aronian, Leko 2741

<Ivanchuk> I got 2568 average opposition scoring 6 out of 7 games. He gains 8.9 ELO on his October rating of 2741. Ive got him in 5th place in the World rankings.

Oct-16-06  percyblakeney: Mamedyarov is closing in on Svidler, Aronian & Leko, he should be 2736 now.
Oct-16-06  shintaro go: It's funny how Ivanchuk seems to be always near the top but is almost never fancied as a serious contender for the World Chess Championship.
Oct-16-06  jamesmaskell: Ivanchuk seems to be very inconsistant, which is probably why Ivanchuk doesnt get a shot at the top.
Oct-16-06  suenteus po 147: <shintaro go> I would have to agree with <jamesmaskell> on this one. When I first arrived in 2003 and started following chess events, I heard a lot about Ivanchuk but he wasn't in many events, and the few games he did play were mediocre by GM standards. And then in mid 2005 it was as if he exploded onto the scene for me. I saw some games this year especially which were phenomenal and made me finally realize why many kibitzers here are huge Ivanchuk fans. But who knows if this will continue next year? :)
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  JointheArmy: No. Ivanchuk isn't inconsistent by any standards. He's consistently good at tournaments that don't seem to have WC implications and consistently bad when it matters most. If being inconsistent means being in the top 10 for 15 years than I'd like to be inconsistent. He was supposed to replace Kasparov after gaining the number 2 spot in about 1991 after his stunning Linares victory. If anything his nerves are what keeps him from advancing in his chess career.
Oct-16-06  virginmind: check this incredible attack by nisipeanu, against gheorghiev. who said the good old days of romantic chess are gone? romantic, of course, in the way tal was. Kiril Georgiev vs Nisipeanu, 2006
excellent game by nisipeanu. still, i wonder if everything was calculated or was he willingly taking some risks?
Oct-17-06  Jafar219: <<TylerD>: 2916 performance... Must be one of the highest tournemant peformances - ever?!>

The highest tournament performance belongs to Mamedyarov! He won World Junior Championship achiving 2953 performance rating in 2005.

Oct-17-06  notyetagm: <suenteus po 147: <shintaro go> I would have to agree with <jamesmaskell> on this one. When I first arrived in 2003 and started following chess events, I heard a lot about Ivanchuk but he wasn't in many events, and the few games he did play were mediocre by GM standards. And then in mid 2005 it was as if he exploded onto the scene for me. I saw some games this year especially which were phenomenal and made me finally realize why many kibitzers here are huge Ivanchuk fans. But who knows if this will continue next year? :)>

Both Short and Adams say that Ivanchuk is a genius.

Oct-19-06  I3illieJoe: I don't understand, it says this tournament lasts until oct14 but it is still going on...?
Oct-19-06  suenteus po 147: <notyetagm> I wouldn't dare dispute what they said. But I also stand by my statement :)

<I3illie Joe> The tournament is over. If you're referring to the little blurb on the homepage, <> just haven't gotten around to updating it yet.

Oct-19-06  I3illieJoe: Oh, thanks for the info suenteus. Do you know any website i can go to in order to see the final standings and the games?
Nov-21-06  charms: Dear Chessgames, the name of the village is Fuegen, not Feugen. (It's really only a few houses, so that for the duration of the tournament it might have been the place with the highest average elo - worldwide :)
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