|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).
Official site: https://web.archive.org/web/2002080...
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Previous: European Championship (2001). Next: European Championship (2003). See also European Championship (Women) (2002)
| page 1 of 24; games 1-25 of 592
|1. M Sulashvili vs Chiburdanidze
|| ||0-1||39||2002||European Championship||E54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System|
|2. Jobava vs A Hasanov
|| ||1-0||33||2002||European Championship||A21 English|
|3. K Haznedaroglu vs A Yegiazarian
|| ||0-1||63||2002||European Championship||B54 Sicilian|
|4. G Sargissian vs D Urushadze
|| ||1-0||35||2002||European Championship||E15 Queen's Indian|
|5. Kharlov vs N Mamedov
|| ||1-0||41||2002||European Championship||B56 Sicilian|
|6. V Malakhatko vs M Kantaria
|| ||1-0||33||2002||European Championship||E12 Queen's Indian|
|7. Aronian vs A Matnadze
|| ||1-0||46||2002||European Championship||E14 Queen's Indian|
|8. M Gagunashvili vs A Aleksandrov
|| ||½-½||67||2002||European Championship||D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation|
|9. M Gurevich vs V Gashimov
||1-0||55||2002||European Championship||D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation|
|10. M Petrov vs Krasenkow
|| ||½-½||32||2002||European Championship||B33 Sicilian|
|11. I Cheparinov vs A Graf
|| ||0-1||44||2002||European Championship||C14 French, Classical|
|12. S Volkov vs Jirovsky
|| ||1-0||96||2002||European Championship||D35 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|13. Velicka vs Milov
|| ||0-1||39||2002||European Championship||B40 Sicilian|
|14. Fedorov vs Bagaturov
|| ||½-½||57||2002||European Championship||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|15. R Babaev vs A Anastasian
||0-1||36||2002||European Championship||B84 Sicilian, Scheveningen|
|16. K Asrian vs D Arutinian
|| ||1-0||48||2002||European Championship||B67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7|
|17. N Zhukova vs Ehlvest
|| ||1-0||35||2002||European Championship||D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|18. G Kacheishvili vs V Priehoda
|| ||1-0||25||2002||European Championship||A40 Queen's Pawn Game|
|19. Shengelia vs Macieja
|| ||1-0||71||2002||European Championship||E14 Queen's Indian|
|20. Kotronias vs G Danner
|| ||1-0||35||2002||European Championship||B94 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|21. K Shanava vs S Sulskis
|| ||0-1||33||2002||European Championship||B01 Scandinavian|
|22. V Popov vs R Asylguzhin
|| ||1-0||32||2002||European Championship||D21 Queen's Gambit Accepted|
|23. Chibukhchian vs Minasian
|| ||½-½||30||2002||European Championship||A46 Queen's Pawn Game|
|24. U Atakisi vs R Kempinski
|| ||½-½||11||2002||European Championship||B94 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|25. A Galkin vs L Aroshidze
|| ||1-0||46||2002||European Championship||B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation|
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|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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