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European Championship Tournament

Bartlomiej Macieja9.5/13(+7 -1 =5)[games]
Mikhail Gurevich9/13(+6 -1 =6)[games]
Sergey Volkov9/13(+8 -3 =2)[games]
Merab Gagunashvili9/13(+6 -1 =6)[games]
Gabriel Sargissian9/13(+5 -0 =8)[games]
Sarunas Sulskis8.5/13(+5 -1 =7)[games]
Vugar Gashimov8.5/13(+6 -2 =5)[games]
Vadim Milov8.5/13(+6 -2 =5)[games]
Karen Asrian8.5/13(+5 -1 =7)[games]
Andrei Kharlov8/13(+4 -1 =8)[games]
Alexander Galkin8/13(+4 -1 =8)[games]
Baadur Jobava8/13(+6 -3 =4)[games]
Alexander Graf8/13(+4 -1 =8)[games]
Zurab Sturua8/13(+5 -2 =6)[games]
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov8/13(+5 -2 =6)[games]
Zviad Izoria8/13(+3 -0 =10)[games]
Levon Aronian8/13(+6 -3 =4)[games]
Valerij Popov8/13(+6 -3 =4)[games]
David Shengelia7.5/13(+4 -2 =7)[games]
Bartosz Socko7.5/13(+4 -2 =7)[games]
Aleksej Aleksandrov7.5/13(+3 -1 =9)[games]
Aleksander Delchev7.5/13(+4 -2 =7)[games]
Mihail Marin7.5/13(+4 -2 =7)[games]
Giorgi Kacheishvili7.5/13(+3 -1 =9)[games]
Alexander Riazantsev7.5/13(+3 -1 =9)[games]
Mikheil Mchedlishvili7.5/13(+4 -2 =7)[games]
Vladimir Baklan7.5/13(+4 -2 =7)[games]
Artashes Minasian7.5/13(+4 -2 =7)[games]
Michal Krasenkow7.5/12(+5 -2 =5)[games]
Tomasz Markowski7.5/13(+3 -1 =9)[games]
Vadim Malakhatko7.5/13(+6 -4 =3)[games]
Alexander Goloshchapov7.5/13(+5 -3 =5)[games]
* (101 players total; 69 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
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 25; games 1-25 of 603  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Sulashvili vs Chiburdanidze  0-1392002European ChampionshipE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
2. Jobava vs A Hasanov  1-0332002European ChampionshipA21 English
3. K Haznedaroglu vs A Yegiazarian  0-1632002European ChampionshipB54 Sicilian
4. G Sargissian vs D Urushadze  1-0352002European ChampionshipE15 Queen's Indian
5. Kharlov vs N Mamedov  1-0412002European ChampionshipB56 Sicilian
6. V Malakhatko vs M Kantaria  1-0332002European ChampionshipE12 Queen's Indian
7. Aronian vs A Matnadze  1-0462002European ChampionshipE14 Queen's Indian
8. M Gagunashvili vs A Aleksandrov  ½-½672002European ChampionshipD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
9. M Gurevich vs V Gashimov 1-0552002European ChampionshipD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
10. M Petrov vs Krasenkow  ½-½322002European ChampionshipB33 Sicilian
11. I Cheparinov vs A Graf  0-1442002European ChampionshipC14 French, Classical
12. S Volkov vs M Jirovsky  1-0962002European ChampionshipD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. P Velicka vs Milov  0-1392002European ChampionshipB40 Sicilian
14. Fedorov vs G Bagaturov  ½-½572002European ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
15. R Babaev vs A Anastasian 0-1362002European ChampionshipB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
16. K Asrian vs D Arutinian  1-0482002European ChampionshipB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
17. N Zhukova vs Ehlvest  1-0352002European ChampionshipD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. G Kacheishvili vs V Priehoda  1-0252002European ChampionshipA40 Queen's Pawn Game
19. Shengelia vs Macieja  1-0712002European ChampionshipE14 Queen's Indian
20. Kotronias vs G Danner  1-0352002European ChampionshipB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
21. K Shanava vs S Sulskis  0-1332002European ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
22. V Popov vs R Asylguzhin  1-0322002European ChampionshipD21 Queen's Gambit Accepted
23. A Chibukhchian vs Minasian  ½-½302002European ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
24. U Atakisi vs R Kempinski  ½-½112002European ChampionshipB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
25. A Galkin vs L Aroshidze  1-0462002European ChampionshipB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
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  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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