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🏆 European Individual Championship (2010)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Fabiano Caruana, Anish Giri, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Michael Adams, Evgeny Tomashevsky, David Navara, Sergei Movsesian, Etienne Bacrot, Evgeny Bareev, Arkadij Naiditsch, Victor Bologan, Baadur Jobava, Ernesto Inarkiev, Alexander Moiseenko, Zoltan Almasi, Evgeny Alekseev, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Andrei Volokitin, Anton Korobov, Alexander Riazantsev, Laurent Fressinet, Alexander Areshchenko, Denis Khismatullin, Vladimir Akopian, Ivan Cheparinov, David Howell, Sergei Zhigalko, Alexander Beliavsky, Maxim Rodshtein, Alexander Motylev, Rauf Mamedov, Zahar Efimenko, Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu, Evgeny Najer, Ferenc Berkes, Ivan Sokolov, Boris Grachev, Viktor Laznicka, Emil Sutovsky, Gabriel Sargissian, Romain Edouard, Ilia Smirin, Igor Lysyj, Markus Ragger, Sergey Volkov, Kiril Dimitrov Georgiev, Eltaj Safarli, Tamir Nabaty, Ivan Saric, Vadim Zvjaginsev, Vladimir Potkin, Artyom Timofeev, Michael Roiz, Mikhail Kobalia, Aleksej Aleksandrov, Konstantin Landa, Hrant Melkumyan, Mateusz Bartel, Michal Krasenkow, Aleksandr Rakhmanov, Igor Kurnosov, Sanan Sjugirov, Zoltan Gyimesi, Evgeny Postny, Robert Markus, Konstantin Sakaev, Csaba Balogh, Tigran L Petrosian, Georg Meier, Vasily Papin, Daniel Fridman, Aleksander Petkov Delchev, Sergei Azarov, Gadir Guseinov, Dariusz Swiercz, Aleksandr Shimanov, Bartosz Socko, Arman Pashikian, Ildar Khairullin, Evgeny Romanov, Luka Lenic, Grzegorz Gajewski, Pavel Tregubov, Viktor Erdos, Constantin Lupulescu, Tomi Nyback, Boris Savchenko, Borki Predojevic, Bartlomiej Macieja, Ioannis Papaioannou, Jan Gustafsson, Dmitry Kokarev, Ivan Salgado Lopez, Viorel Iordachescu, Erwin L'Ami, Zbynek Hracek, Mircea-Emilian Parligras, Hristos Banikas, Zaven Andriasian, Rainer Buhmann plus 306 more players. Chess Event Description
European Individual Championship (2010)

Previous edition: 10th European Individual Championship (2009). Next: 12th European Individual Championship (2011). See also European Individual Championship (Women) (2010).

 page 1 of 89; games 1-25 of 2,221  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Ortega vs Z Almasi ½-½512010European Individual ChampionshipE01 Catalan, Closed
2. Bacrot vs P Carlsson 1-0572010European Individual ChampionshipE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
3. Brunello vs Movsesian 0-1522010European Individual ChampionshipA53 Old Indian
4. Navara vs V Durarbayli 1-0452010European Individual ChampionshipB66 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6
5. Arkell vs F Vallejo Pons  0-1362010European Individual ChampionshipA64 Benoni, Fianchetto, 11...Re8
6. Motylev vs J Maiwald  ½-½352010European Individual ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
7. L Shytaj vs Adams 0-1342010European Individual ChampionshipC48 Four Knights
8. Tomashevsky vs D Petrosian  ½-½302010European Individual ChampionshipA30 English, Symmetrical
9. M Yilmaz vs E Alekseev 0-1332010European Individual ChampionshipC50 Giuoco Piano
10. Jobava vs M Neubauer 1-0362010European Individual ChampionshipE29 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
11. D Doric vs Naiditsch 0-1552010European Individual ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
12. V Akopian vs V Iakymov 1-0342010European Individual ChampionshipA14 English
13. V Rasulov vs A Volokitin  ½-½762010European Individual ChampionshipB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
14. Bologan vs Kalegin 1-0232010European Individual ChampionshipB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
15. G M Todorovic vs Caruana  0-1332010European Individual ChampionshipB42 Sicilian, Kan
16. G Sargissian vs M Womacka ½-½352010European Individual ChampionshipA63 Benoni, Fianchetto, 9...Nbd7
17. A Potapov vs I Kurnosov  0-1302010European Individual ChampionshipD93 Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3
18. Areshchenko vs M Zufic  1-0362010European Individual ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
19. S Baumegger vs Fressinet  0-1252010European Individual ChampionshipE10 Queen's Pawn Game
20. Kiril D Georgiev vs G Popilski 1-0612010European Individual ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
21. C Vernay vs A Moiseenko  0-1322010European Individual ChampionshipD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
22. Bareev vs M Tosic 1-0282010European Individual ChampionshipD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. A Butnorius vs B Grachev 0-1342010European Individual ChampionshipB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
24. E Inarkiev vs A Gutov 1-0412010European Individual ChampionshipC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
25. A Smirnov vs E Najer 1-0282010European Individual ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
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Mar-17-10  frogbert: <Probably a lot of draws (short ones) again today.>

four of the top 5 boards were hardfought, decisive games. we really can't complain about the leading players' fighting attitude today.

Mar-17-10  percyblakeney: In a couple of years Cheparinov has fallen from the top 20 (January 2008) to outside the top 100 (after this tournament).
Mar-17-10  percyblakeney: Guseinov has dropped points even quicker, from 2667 in September to below 2600 today.
Mar-17-10  jon01: <In a couple of years Cheparinov has fallen from the top 20 (January 2008) to outside the top 100 (after this tournament).>

Cheparinov can't play, otherwise he will reveal Topalov's secrets. I'm sure he will regain back to 2700 after the world championship match.

Mar-17-10  percyblakeney: Nepomniachtchi isn't too far from 2700 now, but he will need another good result to reach it. He gained almost 30 points here and should have 16 left to 2700.
Mar-17-10  kingsindian2006: i thought this would be the tourney giri shines and takes a big step forward.. i wonder if he is ill?
Mar-17-10  esticles: With 10 players having 8 points and above, the remaining 12 World Cup spots will be decided tomorrow between the 30 players at 7.5. I'm guessing the bottom 12 on tiebreaks will be paired to reduce the field to 24, and then the 24 will be paired up to get to 12. We'll have to find out tomorrow though!
Mar-17-10  evlozare: a disappointing tournament result for fabiano caruana, one of the 'rising stars' player on august2010. he ended up 124th place.
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  e4ia: <esticles> Are those tiebreaks going to be carried live?

And what are the time controls?

Also, we may have an earlier start time for them as well, if carried. Thanks anyone for any info re his post!

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  e4ia: The time controls are here

Start time MAY be 0500 USA EDT or New York time;but we may not be able to see them at home site ?

Mar-17-10  redwhitechess: so what is the official medal winners and qualifiers ? the official web is down i think. congrat for Nepom and Pia!
Mar-17-10  kurtrichards: Sad Caruana was way far off the top finishers. :(
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  e4ia: site isn't down or wasn't;
from the regulations link

<Tie-break Matches
In the European Individual Chess Championship tie-breaks are organized only in the following cases:

a) to establish the Champion;
b) to establish the medal winners;
c) to establish qualifiers, for the World Chess Championship.

In case of a) and b) the relevant tie-break matches will decide the final ranking and the money prizes connected with these places.

In the case of c), the relevant tie-break matches will not influence the final ranking and the money prizes will be shared equally.

System of the Tie-break matches:
Additional matches of two games will be played with 15 minutes on the clock and addition of 10 seconds before each move. If this match is drawn again, then two games will be played with five minutes plus two seconds per move. If this match is again drawn, then the sudden-death game will be played with white having 5 minutes on the clock and black having 4 minutes, without any addition. White has to win the sudden-death game in order to win the match. In case that more than three tie-break rounds have to be played, the Chief-Arbiter after confirmation by the ECU President or his representative may change the playing schedule in such a way that the tie-break matches can be finished within one day. Detailed Tournament Regulations for the tie-break matches and the time schedule will be announced on Wednesday, 17 March at 22.30 at the Technical Meeting for tie breaks.

The 11th Individual European Chess Championship for men and women is qualification event for the next World Cup. According to FIDE regulations and the decision of the ECU Board, 22 players will qualify.>

Mar-18-10  redwhitechess: Then confirmed guests for next World Cup are:

1. Ian Nepomniachtchi
2. Baadur Jobava
3. Timofeev Artyom
4. Igor Lysyj
5. Zahar Efimenko
6. Zoltan Almasi
7. Evgeny Tomashevski
8. Maxim Rodshtein
9. Arman Pashikian
10. Ivan Salgado Lopez

while 28 players playing mini tournament tonight to decided the rest accomodations, hopefully I put it righ here :

Mar-18-10  Don Cossacks: Wow,Nepomniachtchi is now the reigning European Individual Champion.Nepo!Nepo!Nepo!
Mar-18-10  virginmind: congratulations ian nepomniachtchi and pia cramling!
Mar-18-10  aragorn69: Results of the 1st round of playoffs:
Hracek-Babula 1/2
Drozdovskij-Belov 1-0
Howell-Navara 1/2
Volkov-Sargissian 1/2

And in the (less important) silver medal match:
Timofeeev-Jobava 0-1

Premium Chessgames Member
  e4ia: The second round of the tiebreaks will start at 1:30PM USA New York EDT time; or local time there 1630 CET
Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +1 hours for Croatia


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  e4ia: The second games (switch colors) of the first round pairings are happening now at this post about 9:30AM USA New York time

Mar-18-10  aragorn69: Results of the 2nd game of the 1st round of playoffs:

Babula-Hracek 1/2
Belov-<Drozdovskij> 0-1

<Navara>-Howell 1-0
Volkov-Sargissian 1/2

And in the (less important) silver medal match:
<Jobava>-Timofeeev 1/2

Mar-18-10  virginmind: khismatullin resigns just before being mated next move...
Premium Chessgames Member
  swordfish: Congratulations Nepomniachtchi - he beat out a lot of higher-rated and more experienced opponent. Another young player with a very bright future.
Mar-19-10  Chessforeva: 3D games
Rounds 1-6:

Rounds 7-11:

Apr-21-10  DarthStapler: 9/11 was the winning score. Terrorist conspiracy!
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  Peligroso Patzer: Here is a link to the final standings for this event:
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