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🏆 European Club Cup (2010)

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Fabiano Caruana, Levon Aronian, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Alexander Grischuk, Teimour Radjabov, Sergey Karjakin, Vasyl Ivanchuk, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Boris Gelfand, Peter Svidler, Pavel Eljanov, Gata Kamsky, Michael Adams, Dmitry Jakovenko, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Alexey Shirov, Sergei Movsesian, Nikita Vitiugov, Arkadij Naiditsch, Dmitry Andreikin, Baadur Jobava, Vladimir Malakhov, Alexander Moiseenko, Evgeny Alekseev, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Ni Hua, Anton Korobov, Alexander Riazantsev, Laurent Fressinet, Alexander Areshchenko, Rustam Kasimdzhanov, Vladimir Akopian, Luke McShane, Ivan Cheparinov, Sergei Zhigalko, Aleksey Dreev, Maxim Rodshtein, Alexander Motylev, Rauf Mamedov, Zahar Efimenko, Evgeny Najer, Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu, Sergei Rublevsky, Boris Grachev, Viktor Laznicka, Emil Sutovsky, Gabriel Sargissian, Ilia Smirin, Jon Ludvig Hammer, Peter Heine Nielsen, Igor Lysyj, Evgenij Miroshnichenko, Kiril Georgiev, Eltaj Safarli, Tamir Nabaty, Vadim Zvjaginsev, Christian Bauer, Michael Roiz, Mikhail Kobalia, Hrant Melkumyan, Konstantin Landa, Mateusz Bartel, Sanan Sjugirov, Evgeny Postny, Zoltan Gyimesi, Konstantin Sakaev, Tigran L Petrosian, Aleksander Delchev, Boris Avrukh, Sergei Azarov, Arman Pashikian, Alexander Lastin, Vladimir Baklan, Tomi Nyback, Sandipan Chanda, Boris Savchenko, Jan Gustafsson, Zbynek Hracek, Zaven Andriasian, Yaroslav Zherebukh, Vladimir Belov, Dragan Solak, Hrvoje Stevic, Victor Mikhalevski, Pavel Ponkratov, Andrey Zhigalko, Hichem Hamdouchi, Emanuel Berg, Dmitry Kononenko, Tornike Sanikidze, Aleksandar Kovacevic, Evgenij Agrest, Boris Chatalbashev, Vlastimil Babula Sr, Alexander Huzman, Vitali Golod, Jiri Stocek, Valentin Iotov, Aleksei Pridorozhni plus 233 more players. Chess Event Description
European Club Cup (2010)

The 26th European Club Cup was a 7-round Swiss team tournament held at the Novotel Hotel (Grand Hotel) in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 17-23 October 2010, with the participation of 49 clubs from 30 countries, including defending champions Ekonomist SGSEU-1 of Russia, which mustered Eljanov, Tomashevsky, Alekseev, Andreikin, Moiseenko, Ni Hua and Roiz. Of the 344 players, 134 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: 10,000 euros. Tournament director: Nikolay Velchev. Chief arbiter: Dirk de Ridder.

Ekonomist SGSEU-1 won again with 13/14, ahead of Russian Yugra (Jakovenko. Malakhov, Motylev, Rublevsky, et al.) and Ukrainian A DAN DZO & PGMB Chernihiv (Jobava, Korobov, Zhigalko, Baklan, et al.), both with 11/14.

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 page 1 of 40; games 1-25 of 999  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C Quaranta vs B Savchenko 0-1312010European Club CupA62 Benoni, Fianchetto Variation
2. R Mamedov vs O Organdziev 1-0552010European Club CupA07 King's Indian Attack
3. L Andonovski vs E Safarli  0-1322010European Club CupD80 Grunfeld
4. P Brochet vs Ivanchuk 0-1452010European Club CupC44 King's Pawn Game
5. Movsesian vs E Relange 1-0462010European Club CupB54 Sicilian
6. E Najer vs S Navarro  1-0412010European Club CupC41 Philidor Defense
7. D Collutiis vs Caruana  ½-½402010European Club CupB40 Sicilian
8. Gelfand vs K Georgiev 1-0872010European Club CupE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
9. D Justo vs Sakaev  0-1422010European Club CupD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. Zvjaginsev vs D Leroy 1-0272010European Club CupB50 Sicilian
11. L Bergez vs Efimenko  ½-½752010European Club CupC53 Giuoco Piano
12. Mamedyarov vs M Mitkov ½-½542010European Club CupE20 Nimzo-Indian
13. O Danchevski vs Grischuk  0-1382010European Club CupA21 English
14. Vachier-Lagrave vs Z Stojcevski 1-0392010European Club CupC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
15. A Kizov vs Kasimdzhanov  0-1512010European Club CupD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. A Valsecchi vs B Grachev  ½-½432010European Club CupD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
17. A Riazantsev vs E Arlandi  1-0492010European Club CupD80 Grunfeld
18. V Yemelin vs J Bernard  1-0212010European Club CupB30 Sicilian
19. J W De Jong vs Tomashevsky 0-1612010European Club CupD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
20. E Alekseev vs M van der Werf  1-0422010European Club CupC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
21. E Wiersma vs D Andreikin  0-1722010European Club CupA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
22. A Moiseenko vs E van Haastert  1-0222010European Club CupD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
23. M Bosman vs Ni Hua  ½-½602010European Club CupD85 Grunfeld
24. M Roiz vs R van Ketel  1-0512010European Club CupA17 English
25. Adams vs D Bojkov 1-0352010European Club CupC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
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Oct-21-10  SugarDom: If Aronian wins, he will reclaim No.1 liverating list...
Oct-21-10  Skakalec: laznicka played b3 instead of ours Bf4 (vs. Pogonina). Shame he didn't try "our" approach .
Oct-21-10  Chessforeva: 3D games:
Oct-21-10  nuwanda:

looks like Mamedyarov has gone berserk...

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  whiteshark: <nuwanda: looks like Mamedyarov has gone berserk..> wow, he a queen down
Oct-21-10  nuwanda: longer...

Oct-21-10  percyblakeney: Shirov has tired quite a bit since winning Shanghai far ahead of Kramnik and Aronian, but then he has had a very hectic schedule after that. Quick loss with white today against Andreikin after yesterday's draw against 2511 opposition.
Oct-21-10  Appaz: Only a draw for Karjakin with white. I suspect he is in bad form... :)
Oct-21-10  percyblakeney: Grischuk alone has won all his four games, today with black against Alekseev. The latter has dropped a few places on the world ranking lately. Three years ago he was #14 in the world, and at the moment he is approximately ranked #14 in Russia.
Oct-21-10  bharatiy: <percy> look how times have changed few years back #14 in russia (USSR) would have meant #15 or #16 in world not anymore!
Oct-21-10  AuN1: <Appaz: Only a draw for Karjakin with white. I suspect he is in bad form... :)>

he actually had a winning advantage, and blundered it.

Oct-22-10  kurtrichards: <Only a draw for Karjakin with white...> With draws too from Gelfand,Caruana and Riazantsev. Thanks to the two Boris' - Boris Grachev and Boris Savchenko. They provided Team ShSM-64 Moscow the much needed points to climb up a bit higher in the standings. Keep on winning... :)


Oct-22-10  percyblakeney: Looks like it will be Aronian-Adams in the last round that will decide #1 on the November list. If Aronian wins the prestigious first place is his, otherwise Anand will top the list for the 6th time. Carlsen had five in a row as #1 before November.
Oct-22-10  adair10: <percyblakeney> <If Aronian wins the prestigious first place is his, otherwise Anand will top the list for the 6th time.>

That I guess depends on whether this tournament and for that matter Bilbao counted in the November list

Oct-23-10  percyblakeney: Karjakin-Radjabov today, White vs Black.
Oct-23-10  supy: fun live rapid, Karpov, Hammer, Ivanchuk
Oct-23-10  percyblakeney: Aronian - Adams was a draw so no #1 for Aronian on the November list but at least he secures his first official 2800 rating.
Oct-23-10  percyblakeney: Mamedyarov-Gelfand 1-0.
Oct-23-10  muradov: Congrats to Shark, his fighting spirit is amazing!

Karjakin-Radhabov drawn in 14 moves. Unfortunately, Radjabov has been a big disappointment in the last few years, taking so many early, unfought draws. Especially here, where his team needs to win with a big score in order to have a chance for gold.

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  whiteshark: Jobava lost to Dambacher
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  whiteshark: <Economist-SGSEU-1 achieved the desired result in the last round of the 26th European Club Cup and won the second consecutive title in this competition (after Struga 2009). The Saratov team tied Yugra 3-3 in a match that was closely contested despite the deceiving looks of all six draws.

Top-seeded SOCAR Azerbaijan and ShSM-64 Moscow also played 3-3, with Mamedyarov beating Gelfand on the first board and Riazantsev equalizing by defeating Shirov. German champion Baden-Baden OSG and A DAN DZO & PGMB Chernigiv caught up with the other teams on the shared second place by winning their final matches.

Economist-SGSEU-1 is convincingly first with 13 match points, full two points ahead of the rest of the field. But further bellow was a cluster of four teams who shared the second place by collecting 11 points each. Yugra and A DAN DZO & PGMB Chernigiv had the best sum of individual scores and entered into medal distribution. Ultimately, Yugra counted on better third tiebreak to grab the silver, while the 10th-seeded Chernigiv will be satisfied with bronze.>

results and standings:

Oct-25-10  Vakus: ChessBase

<Economist wins European Club Cup in Plovdiv 24.10.2010 – The Russian team won the 2010 title with 13 match points, ahead of four teams with eleven apiece. But the most outstanding performance came from Armenian GM Levon Aronian, playing for Mika Yerevan, who scored 4.5/6 with a 2884 performance that brings him to 2801 (and at least number three in the world) on the next FIDE rating list. Aronian is only the sixth player to cross the 2800 mark.>

<The best performance (of any player with six or more games) was scored by Levon Aronian, playing for Mika Yerevan, who chalked up three wins and three draws for a 2884 rating performance.

Aronian's result of 4.5/6 produced a 2884 performance and represented an important milestone: the Armenian GM and world's fourth highest ranked player unofficially broke the 2800 rating barrier, finishing the tournament at 2801 on the live rating lists. If this rating remains intact for the official November FIDE ratings (it will) Lev will be number three and, more importantly, become the sixth player to cross the 2800 rating mark, joining Garry Kasparov, Vladimir Kramnik, Viswanathan Anand, Veselin Topalov, and Magnus Carlsen. Congratulations to this very likable young player.>

Oct-25-10  jeremy24: Alexei Dreev is tearing it up at
+5, -0 , =2. He may be the best theorist in the queen's pawn opening aside from Kramnik.
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  Chessdreamer: 5 games missing from the db

[Event "26th European Club Cup"]
[Site "Plovdiv BUL"]
[Date "2010.10.22"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Petrosian, Tigran L"]
[Black "Ni, Hua"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "2613"]
[BlackElo "2643"]
[ECO "C11"]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 dxe4 5. Nxe4 Nbd7 6. Nf3 h6 7. Nxf6+ Nxf6 8. Be3 Nd5 9. Bd2 c5 10. Bb5+ Bd7 11. Bxd7+ Qxd7 12. c4 Nb6 13. Rc1 Be7 14. dxc5 Bxc5 15. b4 Be7 16. c5 Nd5 17. Ne5 Qc7 18. Qa4+ Kf8 19. Nd3 Bg5 20. Rc2 Rd8 21. O-O Ne7 22. Qa3 Nf5 23. b5 Kg8 24. Be1 Kh7 25. Rc4 Bf6 26. Qb3 Rd5 27. b6 axb6 28. cxb6 Qd6 29. Nf4 Rd4 30. Nh5 Be5 31. Ng3 Bxg3 32. hxg3 Rxc4 33. Qxc4 Qxb6 34. g4 Qd4 35. Qb4 Ng3 36. Qxd4 Ne2+ 37. Kh2 Nxd4 38. Bc3 Ne2 39. Be5 Ra8 40. Rb1 Ra5 41. Bc7 Rxa2 42. Rxb7 Kg6 43. Be5 Ra5 44. f4 Ra4 45. g3 Ra2 46. Rb2 Nc1 47. Rxa2 Nxa2 48. f5+ Kh7 49. fxe6 fxe6 50. Kg2 Nb4 51. Kf3 Kg6 52. Ke4 Nd5 53. Bb2 Nf6+ 54. Ke5 Kf7 55. Kf4 Nd7 56. Bc3 Kg6 57. Ke4 Nf6+ 58. Kf3 Kf7 59. Bb2 Nd7 60. Ke4 Kg6 61. Bc3 e5 62. Kd5 Kg5 63. Ke6 Kxg4 64. Kxd7 e4 65. Ke6 e3 66. Ke5 Kxg3 67. Ke4 g5 68. Kxe3 h5 69. Be5+ Kg2 70. Bf6 g4 71. Kf4 Kh3 72. Kg5 h4 73. Kh5 g3 74. Bxh4 g2 75. Bf2 1/2-1/2

[Event "26th European Club Cup"]
[Site "Plovdiv BUL"]
[Date "2010.10.22"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Jakovenko, Dmitry"]
[Black "Laznicka, Viktor"]
[Result "1-0"]
[WhiteElo "2726"]
[BlackElo "2690"]
[ECO "D15"]

1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 c6 4. Nc3 a6 5. e3 b5 6. b3 Bg4 7. h3 Bxf3 8. Qxf3 e5 9. dxe5 Bb4 10. Bd2 Bxc3 11. Bxc3 Ne4 12. Bb4 bxc4 13. Qg4 c5 14. f3 cxb4 15. fxe4 O-O 16. exd5 Qxd5 17. Bxc4 Qxe5 18. O-O Nc6 19. Qf4 Qe7 20. Bd5 Rac8 21. Rad1 a5 22. Qe4 Qxe4 23. Bxe4 Rfe8 24. Bf5 Rc7 25. Rd7 Rcc8 26. Rxf7 Kxf7 27. Bxc8+ Ke7 28. Bf5 g6 29. Be4 Na7 30. Bd3 Nc6 31. Rc1 Ne5 32. Be4 Kd6 33. Rd1+ Kc7 34. Rd4 Rd8 35. Kf2 h6 36. Bd5 g5 37. Rd2 Rf8+ 38. Ke2 Rd8 39. e4 Rf8 40. Be6 Rf6 41. Rc2+ Kd8 42. Bf5 Rc6 43. Rxc6 Nxc6 44. Kd3 Kc7 45. Kc4 Kd6 46. Kb5 h5 47. Bg6 h4 48. Bh5 Ne5 49. Kxa5 Kc5 50. Be2 Nd7 51. Bb5 Ne5 52. Be2 Nd7 53. Bf3 Ne5 54. Bh5 Nd3 55. Be2 Ne5 56. Ka4 Nd7 57. Bg4 Ne5 58. a3 bxa3 59. Kxa3 Kd4 60. b4 Kxe4 61. b5 Kd5 62. Kb4 Kd6 63. Bf3 Kc7 64. Kc5 Nd3+ 65. Kd4 Ne1 66. Be4 Kb6 67. Kc4 1-0

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  Chessdreamer: [Event "26th European Club Cup"]
[Site "Plovdiv BUL"]
[Date "2010.10.22"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Ledger, Dave J"]
[Black "Andonovski, Ljubisa"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "2234"]
[BlackElo "2295"]
[ECO "B19"]

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 dxe4 4. Nxe4 Bf5 5. Ng3 Bg6 6. h4 h6 7. Nf3 Nd7 8. h5 Bh7 9. Bd3 Bxd3 10. Qxd3 e6 11. Bd2 Ngf6 12. O-O-O Be7 13. Ne4 Nxe4 14. Qxe4 Nf6 15. Qe2 Qd5 16. c4 Qe4 17. Qxe4 Nxe4 18. Be3 O-O 19. Kc2 b5 20. b3 f5 21. Kd3 bxc4+ 22. bxc4 c5 23. dxc5 Rac8 24. Rc1 Rfd8+ 25. Ke2 Bf6 26. Rhe1 Nc3+ 27. Kf1 Nxa2 28. Rb1 Bc3 29. Re2 Nb4 30. Bd2 Bxd2 31. Rxd2 Rxd2 32. Nxd2 Nd3 33. Ra1 Rc7 34. Nb3 Nxc5 35. Nxc5 Rxc5 36. Rxa7 Rxc4 37. g3 f4 38. Kg2 fxg3 39. fxg3 Kf8 40. Kf3 Rc1 41. Kf4 Rc5 42. g4 Rg5 43. Rb7 Rd5 44. Ra7 Rb5 45. Rc7 Ra5 46. Rb7 Ra4+ 47. Ke5 Rxg4 48. Kxe6 Kg8 49. Rb5 Kh7 50. Ra5 Rf4 51. Rf5 Rxf5 52. Kxf5 Kg8 53. Kg4 Kf8 54. Kf4 Ke8 55. Ke4 Ke7 56. Ke5 Kf7 57. Kf5 Kg8 58. Kg4 1/2-1/2

[Event "26th European Club Cup"]
[Site "Plovdiv BUL"]
[Date "2010.10.23"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Vallejo Pons, Francisco"]
[Black "Akopian, Vladimir"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "2697"]
[BlackElo "2691"]
[ECO "C99"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 Na5 10. Bc2 c5 11. d4 Qc7 12. Nbd2 cxd4 13. cxd4 Nc6 14. Nb3 a5 15. Be3 a4 16. Nbd2 Bd7 17. Rc1 Qb7 18. Qe2 Rfe8 19. Bd3 Rab8 20. b3 exd4 21. Nxd4 Ne5 22. Bb1 axb3 23. axb3 Ng6 24. Nf5 Bf8 25. Qf3 Ne5 26. Qg3 Bxf5 27. exf5 Rbc8 28. Rxc8 Qxc8 29. Bg5 Ned7 30. Ne4 Nxe4 31. Rxe4 d5 32. Rxe8 Qxe8 1/2-1/2

[Event "26th European Club Cup"]
[Site "Plovdiv BUL"]
[Date "2010.10.23"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Rodshtein, Maxim"]
[Black "Vitiugov, Nikita"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "2632"]
[BlackElo "2709"]
[ECO "D17"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. a4 Bf5 6. Ne5 Nbd7 7. Nxc4 Qc7 8. g3 e5 9. dxe5 Nxe5 10. Bf4 Nfd7 11. Bg2 g5 12. Ne3 gxf4 13. Nxf5 O-O-O 14. Qc2 Nc5 15. O-O fxg3 16. hxg3 a5 17. Rad1 h5 18. Rxd8+ Qxd8 19. Rd1 Qf6 20. Ne4 Nxe4 21. Qxe4 Bc5 22. e3 Kb8 23. Bh3 Ng6 24. Qc4 Bb4 25. Qd4 Qxd4 26. Rxd4 Bc5 27. Rc4 Bb4 28. Bf1 Rd8 29. Rd4 Rxd4 30. exd4 Ne7 31. Ne3 Bd2 32. Be2 Bc1 33. b3 Bb2 34. Bxh5 f6 35. Nc4 Bc3 36. Kf1 Kc7 37. Ke2 b6 38. Kd3 Be1 39. Ke2 Bc3 40. Kd3 Be1 41. Ke4 1/2-1/2

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