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🏆 European Team Championship (2007) Chess Event Description
The 16th European Team Championship was contested between 40 national teams in the Creta Maris Conference Hotel in Heraklion, Crete, Greece, 28 October - 6 November 2007, as a 9-round Swiss System tournament. Rest day: 2 November. Time control: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, 30 more minutes for the rest of the game, with 30 seconds added per move from move 1. Tournament director: ... [more]

Player: Peter Svidler

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Svidler vs E Berg 1-0412007European Team ChampionshipC18 French, Winawer
2. Aronian vs Svidler  ½-½322007European Team ChampionshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. Svidler vs Navara 1-0382007European Team ChampionshipC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
4. Mamedyarov vs Svidler 0-1352007European Team ChampionshipD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. Svidler vs Sutovsky 1-0622007European Team ChampionshipC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
6. Bacrot vs Svidler  ½-½162007European Team ChampionshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. Svidler vs I Cheparinov 1-0272007European Team ChampionshipB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
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Nov-06-07  gmgomes: Chucky resigns! Great win from "The Spider" against World´s number 2.
Nov-06-07  Marmot PFL: Israel would have been much stronger with Gelfand, but Sutovsky on board 1 was over his head.
Nov-06-07  ArmeniaNL: seems to me aze is the third place, it is good, again the post soviet block was dominated all over the tournament
Nov-06-07  ifatkullin: <babakova: That Svidler game was awesome>

Not just awesome -- absolutely unbelievable (especially for Svidler!)

Nov-06-07  Davolni: Congratulations to all the teams for their deserved wins!!!

#2 for Armenia is not bad!!! Congrats to our team!

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  whiteshark: Who are 'the best players' of the boards 1-4??
Nov-06-07  DCP23: <ifatkullin: <babakova: That Svidler game was awesome> Not just awesome -- absolutely unbelievable (especially for Svidler!)>

Now what do you mean by that <especially for Svidler!> remark?

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  Gypsy: Svidler with two draws and five strong wins over Berg, Sutovsky, Navara, Mamedyarov and Ivanchuk! It seems that he is in a grand form; just he peaked only after the Mexico tournament.
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  Gypsy: Navara and Mamedyarov with great results, except for their losses to Svidler.
Nov-06-07  DCP23: Perfomance overview for ♔Peter Svidler♔

Peter Svidler played in 7 rounds of the European Team Championship and scored 6.0/7.0 points, winning 5 games and drawing 2.


Round 1: GM Berg Emanuel 2593 SWE
Svidler has White and WINS.

Round 2: GM Aronian Levon 2741 ARM
Svidler has Black and DRAWS.

Round 3: GM Navara David 2656 CZE
Svidler has White and WINS

Round 5: GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2752 AZE
Svidler has Black and WINS

Round 6: GM Sutovsky Emil 2655 ISR
Svidler has White and WINS

Round 7: GM Bacrot Etienne 2695 FRA
Svidler has Black and DRAWS

Round 9: GM Cheparinov Ivan 2670 BUL
Svidler has White and WINS

Thus, the average opposition rating is 2680, and by scoring 85.7% points Peter Svidler achieves a perfomance rating of <<<2989>>>.

This is the highest on the 1st board, and it's the highest on ANY board too.

Peter Svidler adds exactly +20.0 points to his rating, becomes the best individual performer at the European Team Championship, leads his team to victory, and produces no less than FIVE fantastic chess masterpieces of the highest quality, to be studied and enjoyed for generations to come.

Nov-06-07  acirce: Highest rating performances:

1. Svidler 2989 !!
2. Morozevich 2855
3. Roiz 2855
4. Adams 2800
5. Mamedyarov 2798
6. Topalov 2797
7. Navara 2792
8. Vallejo Pons 2782
9. Bacrot 2781
10. Alekseev 2760

Most rating gain:

1 Carlsson, Pontus +24,7
2 Keskinen, Sauli +24,0
3 Stanojoski, Zvonko +20,1
4 Svidler, Peter +20,0
5 Liiva, Riho +19,9
6 Antoniou, Antonis +19,5
7 Lenic, Luka +19,0
8 Roiz, Michael +18,2
9 Hammer, Jon Ludvig +17,7
10 Gengler, Pierre +17,3

Nov-06-07  notyetagm: <DCP23: Perfomance overview for Peter Svidler>

Svidler was -awesome- in this tournament.

And just think, Svidler finished near the bottom at the Mexico City World Chess Championship and was one of the "weak" kind of players that Anand demolishes, according to Kramnik.

Nov-06-07  chessmoron: Ivanchuk has took a major dive. Topalov will be 3. Kramnik is #2 and is looking for more.
Nov-06-07  acirce: Yes, Ivanchuk loses 15.8 points with a 2623 performance, Topalov gains 1.7, Morozevich gains 10, Mamedyarov 4.6 etc ... (all still according to the site, haven't checked; for the rest)
Nov-06-07  Mameluk: Many big names at the top of the performance list with Roiz being a Mr. Breakthrough here. Even Adams appeared there after great finish. I am glad for Navara and Hracek who desperately needed to gain some rating. Ivanchuk´s failure was another big story, Mamedyarov will attack his place.
Nov-06-07  Mameluk: Polish men showed that no matter the scoring system this is still a Swiss.
Nov-06-07  notyetagm: <chessmoron: Ivanchuk has took a major dive.>


Nov-06-07  chessmoron: <notyetagm> Don't worry. He still has a couple of chances to get it back at Tal Memorial.
Nov-06-07  notyetagm: <acirce: Highest rating performances: 1. Svidler 2989 !!>

Amazing how Svidler could win only 1(!) game at the Mexico City World Chess Championship (in the last round, based heavily on prep!) but here he has a near 3000(!) performance.

Nov-06-07  chessmoron: I guess Svidler doesn't like Greek food and finally he focused on his games a bit. The results shows. An amazing 2989+ performance. His win against Mamedyarov is very special.
Nov-06-07  su24: DCP23: Kak ti tak bisto ELO podschitivaesh? :)

Kstati, esli on chessbase ti pod tem zhe handle'om, to mi ne raz igrali blitz i rapid ;)

Nov-06-07  ifatkullin: <DCP23 Now what do you mean by that <especially for Svidler!> remark?>

Just that I'd never expect such a "bloodthirsty calculated demolishion" to be executed by Peter ;-)Always thought of him as a "teddy bear" kind of guy...

Nov-06-07  yogi1986: Some of the younger people here should check out Peter's games from when he was winning Russian championships. He was renowned as one of the most ferocious up and coming players on the circuit along with Judith and Morozevich
Nov-06-07  Riverbeast: <Israel would have been much stronger with Gelfand, but Sutovsky on board 1 was over his head.>

Sutovsky is a strong player who can play with anyone...He scored about 50% on board one, so I wouldn't say he was in 'over his head'. Having him on board 2, with everyone else moving down a board, would have made the Israelis much stronger, of course.

Nov-06-07  DUS: <khursh: <And a photo from the "Border War", Azerbaijan-Armenia. Mamedyarov and Aronian seem to be sitting as far apart from each other as possible>

:))) very good photo. As I know in real life they have good relations and very good character. So in chess let them be "at war" - it is good for chess community!>

<khursh> thanks for nice posting. I also think they have good relations. In one interview Mamedyarov's father has mentioned that Levon Aronian calls his son Sharik. (Perhaps Mamedyarov calls Aronian simply Levik.)

This was nice chess championship. As many others I am also glad for the medal of Azerbaijan team and hope we will see more nice games in particular in performance of Mamedyarov and Radjabov.

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