|European Club Cup (2009)|
The 25th European Club Cup was a 7-round Swiss team tournament held at the Gorica Hotel in Ohrid, Macedonia, 4-10 October 2009, with the participation of 54 clubs from 29 countries, including defending champions Ural Sverdlovskaya of Russia, which mustered Grischuk, Shirov, Malakhov, Rublevsky, Dreev and Bareev (and Rashkovsky who did not play). Of the 379 players, 132 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 30 more minutes till the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move one. First prize: 11,000 euros. Tournament director: Petar Gicarovski. Chief arbiter: Dirk de Ridder.
Ekonomist SGSEU-1 of Saratov, Russia (Alekseev, Eljanov, Tomashevsky, Bu Xiangzhi, Ni Hua, Moiseenko, Andreikin, Roiz) won with 14/14, ahead of Mika Yerevan (Aronian, Akopian, Sargissian, Pashikian, Andriasian, Petrosian, 12/14) and Ural Sverdlovskaya (3rd with 11/14).
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| page 1 of 44; games 1-25 of 1,099
|1. E Alekseev vs S Sulskis
||0-1||39||2009||European Club Cup||C77 Ruy Lopez|
|2. Malisauskas vs Bu Xiangzhi
||½-½||30||2009||European Club Cup||B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation|
|3. Ni Hua vs A Butnorius
||1-0||41||2009||European Club Cup||C99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd|
|4. M Beinoras vs A Moiseenko
|| ||0-1||94||2009||European Club Cup||D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation|
|5. D Andreikin vs T Laurusas
||0-1||38||2009||European Club Cup||A16 English|
|6. L Solys vs M Roiz
|| ||0-1||30||2009||European Club Cup||D31 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|7. R Ruck vs Grischuk
||½-½||12||2009||European Club Cup||E60 King's Indian Defense|
|8. Shirov vs M Manik
||1-0||35||2009||European Club Cup||B42 Sicilian, Kan|
|9. R Antoniewski vs V Malakhov
|| ||½-½||25||2009||European Club Cup||C67 Ruy Lopez|
|10. Rublevsky vs J Lipka
|| ||1-0||34||2009||European Club Cup||C07 French, Tarrasch|
|11. A Vitouch vs A Dreev
|| ||0-1||36||2009||European Club Cup||A06 Reti Opening|
|12. Bareev vs B Bozinovic
|| ||1-0||25||2009||European Club Cup||D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|13. Karjakin vs B N Chatalbashev
||1-0||33||2009||European Club Cup||B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack|
|14. O Danchevski vs Caruana
||0-1||44||2009||European Club Cup||D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|15. A Riazantsev vs M Mitkov
|| ||½-½||58||2009||European Club Cup||D37 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|16. Z Stojcevski vs E Najer
|| ||0-1||32||2009||European Club Cup||B23 Sicilian, Closed|
|17. I Nepomniachtchi vs O Organdziev
|| ||1-0||106||2009||European Club Cup||C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense|
|18. L Andonovski vs B Grachev
|| ||0-1||43||2009||European Club Cup||D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|19. M Hoffmann vs Movsesian
|| ||0-1||29||2009||European Club Cup||E69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line|
|20. Bacrot vs J Wegerle
|| ||1-0||55||2009||European Club Cup||C67 Ruy Lopez|
|21. T Michalczak vs Naiditsch
||0-1||56||2009||European Club Cup||C37 King's Gambit Accepted|
|22. Adams vs O Kniest
||1-0||37||2009||European Club Cup||C97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin|
|23. M Gupta vs Nisipeanu
|| ||0-1||46||2009||European Club Cup||E90 King's Indian|
|24. P Schlosser vs A Peschel
||1-0||30||2009||European Club Cup||E04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3|
|25. Ivanchuk vs J W De Jong
||½-½||100||2009||European Club Cup||B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange|
| page 1 of 44; games 1-25 of 1,099
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|Oct-10-09|| ||zarg: Alekseev getting tortured|
|Oct-10-09|| ||anandrulez: <percyblakeney: Beating Grischuk in less than 30 moves with black is no trivial achievement, it looks like no one ever had done it before with classical time controls. The fact that Grischuk only had seconds left against Aronian's 1 hour 20 minutes indicates that the latter was rather well prepared...>
Girshcuk is rather well known for his time handling skills albeit for wrong reasons ... That line is what Aronian plays a lot especially u saw in Mexico where Anand won as black vs Aronian ...|
|Oct-10-09|| ||siamesedream: What a game Nakamura - Grischuk!|
|Oct-10-09|| ||PhilFeeley: <siamesedream> ?? You mean the draw?|
|Oct-10-09|| ||Open Defence: <Carlsen is getting pure, "concentrated" Kasparov, if you catch my meaning.> yes but probably forgotten pre-computer study methods of Botvinnik's school which actually enhances and moulds one's chess strength?|
|Oct-10-09|| ||timhortons: <You mean the draw>
the game is drawn, grischuk handle scotch better than leko.leko mishandling of the game created to much story, nothing special in it.he lost the game against carlsen because he play bad.|
|Oct-10-09|| ||rogge: Chairman Naka is much better than Carlsen, obviously.|
|Oct-10-09|| ||timhortons: <rogge> magnus performance at china is amazing, im just talking about the merit of scotch game. dont be sensitive,i am not disrespecting magnus.|
|Oct-10-09|| ||jon01: Was there a chance to obtain GM/IM norms in this tournament?|
|Oct-10-09|| ||siamesedream: <?? You mean the draw?> Yeah, forgot to add ";".|
|Oct-10-09|| ||messachess: Amazing, the good players you never hear about--Evgenij Miroshnichenko for example.--doing well here.|
|Oct-10-09|| ||timhortons: <Yeah, forgot to add ";".>|
|Oct-10-09|| ||returnoftheking: Motylov lost a Petroff! As <DCP> has pointed out, that happens rarely.|
Adams (who won easily today) 6,5/7
Nisipeanu 6/7 (relatively easy schedule)
Svidler 5,5/7 (Why isn't he wch candidate?)
Ranked on tpr:
Svidler, Volokitin, Gashimov, Adams, Eljanov
Wish there was a tournament book or bulletin with a selection of interesting games of this event.
|Oct-10-09|| ||jon01: Yeah, it's quite difficult to go through all these 1000 games.|
|Oct-10-09|| ||returnoftheking: If Volokitin was on 2691 after the 4th round he might be 2700 now - he scored 2points in the 3 remaining games, against Sargissian, Thomashevsky and Kuzubov.|
|Oct-10-09|| ||Paraconti: I thought as games progressed the leading teams would play one another. This last round seems to show a lot of strong teams playing weaker ones, leading to many quick wins for the top players.|
|Oct-11-09|| ||notyetagm: <Paraconti: I thought as games progressed the leading teams would play one another. This last round seems to show a lot of strong teams playing weaker ones, leading to many quick wins for the top players.>|
That's because you cannot play the same team twice. Once a top team has played all the other top teams once, then they are left with weaker teams to play.
If there are 6 strong teams in a 7 round event, then twice a strong team will have to play a weak team, maybe even in the last round.
|Oct-11-09|| ||kurtrichards: Congratulations to Economist-SGSEU-1 Saratov for winning the European Club Cup (2009)!|
|Oct-11-09|| ||timhortons: GM Moiseenkoo is part of the winning team!|
|Oct-11-09|| ||Paraconti: <notyetagm> Thanks. That's enlightening.|
|Oct-11-09|| ||DCP23: <returnoftheking: Motylov lost a Petroff! As <DCP> has pointed out, that happens rarely.>|
That's correct ;) At the same time, as I have also pointed out before, Svidler is one of the best on the White side of the Petroff -- he already had wins over Kramnik's and Gelfand's petroffs, and now with Motylev's he completes the trifecta of beating the World's best Petroff masters :)
Another point to consider is that Motylev used to be Svidler's second (including the WCC San Luis 2005), and so Peter knows Motylev's play and openings very well.
|Oct-11-09|| ||DCP23: Source: http://www.chess-results.com/tnr258...|
Ten best perfomances from the ECC 2009:
1 GM Svidler Peter, SPbChFed Sankt-Peterburg 2920
2 GM Volokitin Andrei, Alkaloid Skopje 2912
3 GM Gashimov Vugar, Ashdod Illit Chess Club 2883
4 GM Adams Michael, OSG Baden-Baden 2863
5 GM Eljanov Pavel, Economist-SGSEU-1 Saratov 2841
6 CM Rathlev Jakob, Jetsmark 2837
7 GM Gelfand Boris, ShSM-64 Moscow 2827
8 GM Vallejo Pons Francisco, OSG Baden-Baden 2800
9 GM Khismatullin Denis, Tomsk-400 2800
10 GM Aronian Levon, Mika Yerevan 2778
|Oct-11-09|| ||returnoftheking: 1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 e5 4. Nf3 Nbd7 5. Bc4 Be7 6. O-O O-O 7. Re1 c6 8. a4
b6 9. Ba2 a6 10. h3 Rb8 11. Qd3 b5 12. axb5 axb5 13. Ne2 c5 14. c3 d5 15. Nxe5
c4 16. Qc2 Nxe5 17. dxe5 Nxe4 18. Be3 Bg5 19. Nd4 Rb6 20. Bb1 Rg6 21. Qd1 Bxh3
22. Bxe4 dxe4 23. Nc6 Qe8 24. Bc5 Bxg2
click for larger view
Painful game for GM Nedev..
|Oct-12-09|| ||notyetagm: <returnoftheking: ... Painful game for GM Nedev..>|
Hurts to get your ass beaten like this with White.
|Oct-12-09|| ||returnoftheking: yes, I thought so. 14..d5 was a total bluff though, white missed a lot this game.|
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