|European Championship (2002)|
The 3rd European Championship was a 101-player 13-round Swiss tournament held in Batumi, Georgia, 12-27 June 2002, with rest days on 19 and 25 June and a day for playoffs on 27 June. The players could choose between six different hotels to stay in. Organizers: European Chess Union (ECU), Georgian Chess Federation and Black Sea Chess Association. Of the 101 participants there were 41 GMs, 2 WGMs and 23 IMs. The first five players would qualify for the 2003/2004 World Chess Championship. Time control: 90 minutes for the whole game with 30 seconds added per move from move 1. DGT chess clocks would be used. Prize fund: $50,000 (minus 15% for FIDE and ECU taxes), a considerable reduction from 2001. First prize $10,000, 2nd prize $7,000, 3rd prize $5,000. Chief arbiter: Dirk de Ridder. Chairman of appeals committee: Boris Kutin. Play began each day at 4 pm. N games played: 649 Classical + 8 Rapid = 657.
Bartlomiej Macieja won the event with 9.5/13. He and the four players with 9/13 qualified for the FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004). Four playoff matches (15 min + 10 sec) for 2nd-5th place were held on 27 June: Volkov beat Sargissian 1½-½ and Gurevich beat Gagunashvili 1½-½, after which Gurevich took 2nd place by beating Volkov 1½-½. Gagunashvili took 4th place by beating Sargissian 1½-½. See 3rd EU-ch playoff (2002).
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| page 1 of 24; games 1-25 of 592
|1. M Gagunashvili vs A Aleksandrov
|| ||½-½||67||2002||European Championship||D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation|
|2. B Socko vs T Bae
|| ||1-0||29||2002||European Championship||B30 Sicilian|
|3. Z Mamedjarova vs Jakovenko
|| ||0-1||40||2002||European Championship||D01 Richter-Veresov Attack|
|4. M Marin vs Y Bayram
|| ||1-0||34||2002||European Championship||E97 King's Indian|
|5. G Sargissian vs D Urushadze
|| ||1-0||35||2002||European Championship||E15 Queen's Indian|
|6. E Karadeniz vs Z Izoria
|| ||0-1||20||2002||European Championship||A46 Queen's Pawn Game|
|7. Delchev vs T Yilmaz
|| ||1-0||32||2002||European Championship||C28 Vienna Game|
|8. J Makharadze vs T Gelashvili
|| ||½-½||133||2002||European Championship||D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|9. A Goloshchapov vs M Erdogdu
|| ||1-0||29||2002||European Championship||C92 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|10. A Olcayoz vs Mamedyarov
||½-½||32||2002||European Championship||C01 French, Exchange|
|11. M Mchedlishvili vs A Essing
|| ||1-0||19||2002||European Championship||D32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch|
|12. S Gurcan vs T Markowski
|| ||0-1||28||2002||European Championship||B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3|
|13. A Ipek vs A Riazantsev
|| ||0-1||42||2002||European Championship||A46 Queen's Pawn Game|
|14. R Bagirov vs S Mareck
|| ||1-0||26||2002||European Championship||E73 King's Indian|
|15. H Erdogan vs G Guseinov
|| ||1-0||93||2002||European Championship||A41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)|
|16. K Supatashvili vs Z Kamadadze
|| ||½-½||47||2002||European Championship||E66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno|
|17. P Klerides vs H Kallio
|| ||0-1||35||2002||European Championship||B06 Robatsch|
|18. S Dovliatov vs Z Sturua
|| ||½-½||37||2002||European Championship||B08 Pirc, Classical|
|19. A Galkin vs L Aroshidze
|| ||1-0||46||2002||European Championship||B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation|
|20. U Atakisi vs R Kempinski
|| ||½-½||11||2002||European Championship||B94 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|21. M Gurevich vs V Gashimov
||1-0||55||2002||European Championship||D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation|
|22. M G Petrov vs Krasenkow
|| ||½-½||32||2002||European Championship||B33 Sicilian|
|23. I Cheparinov vs A Graf
|| ||0-1||44||2002||European Championship||C14 French, Classical|
|24. S Volkov vs Jirovsky
|| ||1-0||96||2002||European Championship||D35 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|25. Chibukhchian vs Minasian
|| ||½-½||30||2002||European Championship||A46 Queen's Pawn Game|
| page 1 of 24; games 1-25 of 592
|Mar-14-21|| ||Tabanus: Chess-Results has wrong tie-break scores (TB1) for places 2nd-9th. For places 6th-9th (those with 8,5 points) there were no tiebreak matches.|
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