|European Club Cup (2011)|
The 27th European Club Cup was a 7-round Swiss team tournament held at the Grand Hotel in Rogaska Slatina, Slovenia, from 25 September to 1 October 2011, with the participation of 62 clubs from 36 countries, including defending champions Ekonomist SGSEU Saratov of Russia. Of the 440 players, 135 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. Tournament directors: Georg Mohr and Adrian Mikhalchishin. Chief arbiter: Dirk de Ridder.
Saint-Petersburg (Svidler, Vitiugov, Movsesian, Efimenko, Zvjaginsev, Khairullin and Matlakov) won with 13/14 ahead of SOCAR of Azerbaijan (Radjabov, Grischuk, Mamedyarov, et al., 12/14) and G-Team Novy Bor (3rd on tiebreak with 11/14).
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| page 1 of 48; games 1-25 of 1,200
|1. A Naumann vs Mamedyarov
|| ||½-½||34||2011||European Club Cup||E63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation|
|2. Sutovsky vs M Schaefer
|| ||1-0||44||2011||European Club Cup||C14 French, Classical|
|3. T Michalczak vs A Volokitin
|| ||0-1||26||2011||European Club Cup||B22 Sicilian, Alapin|
|4. Kasimdzhanov vs M Gupta
||1-0||45||2011||European Club Cup||C41 Philidor Defense|
|5. A Scheffner vs R Mamedov
|| ||0-1||26||2011||European Club Cup||A41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)|
|6. E Safarli vs A Peschel
|| ||1-0||20||2011||European Club Cup||B06 Robatsch|
|7. Wang Hao vs D Shengelia
|| ||1-0||35||2011||European Club Cup||B12 Caro-Kann Defense|
|8. R Lendwai vs Caruana
|| ||0-1||40||2011||European Club Cup||A28 English|
|9. A Giri vs M Bawart
||½-½||37||2011||European Club Cup||B01 Scandinavian|
|10. S Brandner vs A Riazantsev
|| ||0-1||30||2011||European Club Cup||B12 Caro-Kann Defense|
|11. B Grachev vs M Herndlbauer
|| ||1-0||30||2011||European Club Cup||D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|12. S Dzierzenga vs E Najer
|| ||0-1||52||2011||European Club Cup||B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation|
|13. M Karttunen vs Eljanov
|| ||0-1||47||2011||European Club Cup||C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation|
|14. D Andreikin vs J Mertanen
|| ||1-0||31||2011||European Club Cup||C45 Scotch Game|
|15. J Penttinen vs A Moiseenko
|| ||0-1||31||2011||European Club Cup||A46 Queen's Pawn Game|
|16. Ni Hua vs P Koykka
|| ||1-0||35||2011||European Club Cup||C07 French, Tarrasch|
|17. O Sisatto vs E Alekseev
|| ||0-1||28||2011||European Club Cup||E25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch|
|18. M Roiz vs J Kiltti
|| ||1-0||36||2011||European Club Cup||A04 Reti Opening|
|19. Vitiugov vs B Ostenstad
|| ||½-½||52||2011||European Club Cup||D70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense|
|20. J D Tisdall vs Movsesian
|| ||0-1||27||2011||European Club Cup||A30 English, Symmetrical|
|21. Efimenko vs C F Ekeberg
||1-0||20||2011||European Club Cup||C10 French|
|22. A Tari vs V Zvjaginsev
|| ||0-1||32||2011||European Club Cup||B08 Pirc, Classical|
|23. I Khairullin vs J Aulin-Jansson
|| ||1-0||42||2011||European Club Cup||E53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3|
|24. A Hammerstad vs M Matlakov
|| ||0-1||50||2011||European Club Cup||D85 Grunfeld|
|25. A Pijpers vs Shirov
||0-1||41||2011||European Club Cup||C18 French, Winawer|
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|Sep-27-11|| ||technical draw: <HeMateMe> Would you say there is a plethora of new GM games, amigo?|
|Sep-28-11|| ||HeMateMe: Lo creo.|
|Sep-28-11|| ||whiteshark: <technical testides> From this perspective it appears quite strange. :D|
|Sep-28-11|| ||waustad: The way ratings have increased in time is rqther noticable when you see where Korchnoi's name appears in the list of players sorted by highest rating. He was in the top 2 or 3 forever but is well behind several players who haven't sniffed the top 10.|
|Sep-28-11|| ||paavoh: Jakovenko-Gelfand is an intriguing endgame K + R + 4 pawns on both sides,
and passers everywhere.
See Board #1 at:
|Sep-28-11|| ||kellmano: <paavoh> yes very interesting. My money is on black, as the passers are further away from the opposing king.|
How come their game has progressed so much further than all the others?
|Sep-28-11|| ||BUNA: Hi all. :)
Pono is in BIG trouble against Tomashevsky (although a rook up right now).
Pono played the KID?! Haven't seen that before of him.
|Sep-28-11|| ||HeMateMe: Boy, the favorites real beat the stuffing out of the 'dogs in these games. I guess the ratings gap was pretty ______________ wide, in many match ups .|
|Sep-29-11|| ||kurtrichards: <ECC 2011> Anish Giri's games are all "1/2" so far... I need a "1".|
|Sep-29-11|| ||paavoh: @kellmano:<How come their game ...> Did you see commenting by <tamar> on the specific game page:|
D Jakovenko vs Gelfand, 2011
"Believe it or not, the first new move is 37 h3, well past the pawn sacrifice, and almost to the ending.
See Radjabov vs Kramnik, 2011
Both players knew either this game, or the overall theory by heart. It is conceivable that Jakovenko's decision to exchange Queens on move 40 was home preparation!"
|Sep-29-11|| ||Troller: Nepom is playing interesting games as always. Now in 5th round vs Rodshtein, White (Nepom) to move:|
click for larger view
Time to claim some influence on the center? Why, no! 5.h4! it is. At move 8 the pawn has made it to h6, and currently at move 17, Black is trailing by 43 mins on the clock, with White having entered a double-edged position.
|Sep-29-11|| ||paavoh: Mamedjarov is crushing Grandelius in a miniature:
Houdini says +4.46 at move 19.
|Sep-29-11|| ||whiteshark: <paavoh: Mamedjarov is crushing Grandelius in a miniature> You gotta love it. Unpredictable as ever.|
|Sep-30-11|| ||waustad: Another ratings anomaly. Robert Huebner was in the top 20 for most of 15 years and according to chessmetrics ranked as high as 6th. He is behind Hammer and more than a few others who aren't close to the top 100.|
|Oct-01-11|| ||waustad: Yes Grandeleus got crushed by Mamedyarov. He lost to the higher rated players, beat the lower rated players and drew with the one that was close so far. I guess that shouldn't be a surprise.|
|Oct-01-11|| ||whiteshark: Mamedyarov needs some help... one day he plays a brilliancy and the very next days he blunders the pieces just like me.|
|Oct-01-11|| ||Illogic: Every game decisive in the Baden vs. SOCAR match! Radjabov is on fire lately, he beat Adams with black today (Schlieman, of course) and his live rating is now 2781.|
|Oct-02-11|| ||bronkenstein: Final report with several key moments and few nice photos : http://www.chessvibes.com/reports/e....|
|Oct-02-11|| ||polarmis: Here's the final WhyChess report:
|Oct-02-11|| ||HeMateMe: Great report, superb photos. Thanks for posting this.|
|Oct-02-11|| ||BUNA: The photographs are really great.
What did Shirov tell Grischuk, who looked aside? Ashamed? (second photograph)
Maybe some joke about Anna Zatonskih? (number seven) :)
Grischuk as always tries to be invisible (number 3).
Congratulations to St Petersburg and Teimour, who seemed to be really angry.
|Oct-02-11|| ||claynic9: Anyone know who had the best individual scores for the tournament?|
|Oct-03-11|| ||freakclub: <claynic9> Radjabov has the best performance, with a score of 4.5/5 for Board 1 and a 3019 performance rating.|
|Oct-03-11|| ||polarmis: Actually it looks as though the best performance overall was by Denis Khismatullin on Board 6: 3199. I guess he just won all his games!?|
You can find all the details at the official website: http://ecc2011.sahohlacnik.com/
Click on "Best players after... Rd 7".
|Oct-03-11|| ||bronkenstein: IMO Radja has the best performance , since he would have reasonable chances of whitewashing everyone on board 6 , while Khismatullin would struggle to stay equal on board 1 , to say the least.|
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