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European Senior Championship Tournament

Evgeny V Mochalov7/9(+6 -1 =2)[games]
Nikolai Pushkov7/9(+6 -1 =2)[games]
Viktor Kupreichik7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Algimantas Butnorius6.5/9(+6 -2 =1)[games]
Oleg Chernikov6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Valentin Bogdanov6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Yuri Balashov6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Boris Maryasin6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Boris Gruzmann6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Wolfgang Thormann6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Nils-Ake Malmdin6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Vladimir Karasev6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Moshe Tratatovici6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Reinhard Postler6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Philip M Giulian6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Evgeny Golcman6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Kestutis Kaunas6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Nikolai M Mishuchkov5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Vladimir Ivanets5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Bernt Nordby5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Hans-Joachim Hecht5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Magnus Wahlbom5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Gunnar Finnlaugsson5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Avraham Malachi5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Boris M Nevednichy5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Ivan J Myall5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Peter Hohler5/9(+5 -4 =0)[games]
Antonio Rosino5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Oleg Bylino5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Olegs Batakovs5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Vytautas Vaitonis5/8(+4 -2 =2)[games]
Boris Furman5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
(102 players total; 70 players not shown. Click here for longer list.)

 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 353  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. G Finnlaugsson vs Balashov  0-1412012European Senior ChampionshipB08 Pirc, Classical
2. Kupreichik vs V Taksrud  1-0432012European Senior ChampionshipB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
3. L Teemae vs O Chernikov  ½-½292012European Senior ChampionshipB27 Sicilian
4. N M Mishuchkov vs S J Mortensen  ½-½302012European Senior ChampionshipA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
5. M Guaglianone vs E Mochalov  0-1412012European Senior ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
6. N Pushkov vs S Sollid  1-0312012European Senior ChampionshipA17 English
7. A Gousseinov vs A Butnorius 0-1332012European Senior ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
8. J Barle vs H Theting  1-0222012European Senior ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
9. V Vaitonis vs V Karasev  0-1302012European Senior ChampionshipA55 Old Indian, Main line
10. V Bogdanov vs B Belokopyt  1-0732012European Senior ChampionshipE60 King's Indian Defense
11. F Andersson vs M Berkovich  0-1332012European Senior ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
12. H Hecht vs A B Jorgensen  1-0252012European Senior ChampionshipE91 King's Indian
13. Evgeny Levin vs E Golcman  0-1242012European Senior ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
14. B Maryasin vs V Koskinen  1-0432012European Senior ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
15. N Malmdin vs G Petraitis  1-0352012European Senior ChampionshipC46 Three Knights
16. I Marks vs M Wahlbom  ½-½262012European Senior ChampionshipE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
17. B Gruzmann vs V Masich  1-0552012European Senior ChampionshipC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
18. E Patola vs M Tratatovici  0-1402012European Senior ChampionshipA36 English
19. V Levchenkov vs E Henrichsen 1-0222012European Senior ChampionshipC10 French
20. A Sevenyuk vs R Postler  1-0232012European Senior ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
21. P M Giulian vs R Lindblom  1-0312012European Senior ChampionshipD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
22. V Urbanc vs K Kaunas  0-1382012European Senior ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
23. B Furman vs S Lyly  1-0352012European Senior ChampionshipD80 Grunfeld
24. B Neudel vs Kraidman 0-1302012European Senior ChampionshipE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
25. W Thormann vs K Nilsen 1-0322012European Senior ChampionshipC50 Giuoco Piano
 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 353  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member Official site:

There's a women's section as well, we'll be getting those games shortly.

Aug-21-12  paavoh: Ooh, memories from the 70s: Hecht, Balashov,...
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  HeMateMe: Is this age 60 and above?
Aug-21-12  waustad: Thanks CG. If the rules are the same as in the senior WC, it is 60 for men and 50 for women.
Aug-21-12  Strongest Force: Whatever happened to that German GM named Huebner (I think)? He was elite back in the day. He was a candidate but became an egg-headed PHD.
Aug-22-12  uscfratingmybyear: No Korchnoi?
Aug-22-12  waustad: Huebner has played in the Snowdrops and Old-hands (2011) tournament recently.

Also, since Tatyana Fomina is playing in the women's section, women in their 50s are eligible.

Aug-22-12  waustad: Since Korchnoi is in a wheel chair now, he may not be travelling as much.
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  Troller: Hübner is a character all right, but I don't think he's ever played these senior championships. Karpov could also play now, I guess.

But I seem to recall that new distinctions are going to be made, so there will be 2 different senior age groups in the future?

Aug-24-12  Octavia: Why are only 3 rds shown when they're playing rd7 today?

Also, unfortunately Murey is not playing.

Aug-25-12  mike1: 8 rounds played.
1 IM Bogdanov Valentin UKR 2374 6.5
2 GM Balashov Yuri S RUS 2450 6.0
3 GM Kupreichik Viktor D BLR 2434 6.0
4 GM Pushkov Nikolai RUS 2390 6.0
5 GM Chernikov Oleg L RUS 2411 6.0
6 IM Mochalov Evgeny V BLR 2394 6.0
7 FM Gruzmann Boris RUS 2284 6.0 2420
8 IM Maryasin Boris ISR 2324 6.0 2397
9 FM Malmdin Nils-Ake SWE 2297 6.0
and a lot of payers at 5.5
Aug-28-12  brankat: Isn't this event supposed to over by now? Does anyone know the final standings? Thank You.
Premium Chessgames Member We've learned that Pushkov, Kupreichik, and Mochalov all finished on 7/9. It's unclear if they employ a tiebreak system. The official site still hasn't made the round 9 games available, sorry.
Aug-28-12  cro777: Nikolai Pushkov won the European Senior Chess Champion title in the last round.

Valentin Bogdanov was a leader before the last round. Half a point behind were eight other players, including Pushkov. Bogdanov lost to Mochalov and Pushkov has defeated Mishuchkov, thus winning the tournament.

Final crosstable

The break system

According to tournament regulations, the order of players that finish with the same number of points is determined by application of the following tie-breaking procedures :

(a) Performance Rating
(b) Buchholz cut-1
(c) Buchholz
(d) Number of wins.

Aug-28-12  cro777: European Senior Chess Championship 2012

Round 9 - Games

Aug-29-12  brankat: Thank you <cro777>!
Premium Chessgames Member A weird thing in this tournament, one of the PGNs came to us like this:

[Event "European Senior Championship"]
[Site "Kaunas"]
[Date "2012.08.18"]
[EventDate "2012.08.18"]
[Round "1.15"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[White "Esa Auvinen"]
[Black "Boris Malisov"]
[ECO "D94"]
[WhiteElo "1958"]
[BlackElo "2298"]
[PlyCount "122"]

1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. exd5 cxd5 4. c4 Nf6 5. Nc3 g6 6. Nf3 Bg7 7. Bf4 O-O 8. Be2 Nc6 9. O-O Bg4 10. c5 Ne4 11. Re1 Rc8 12. Rb1 Qd7 13. Qa4 Rfd8 14. Rbd1 Nxc3 15. bxc3 Nxd4 16. Rxd4 Bxd4 17. Qxd4 f6 18. Bg3 Bxf3 19. Bxf3 e5 20. Qh4 Qf7 21. h3 e4 22. Bd1 Rxc5 23. Bb3 Rxc3 24. Qf4 Kg7 25. Qd2 Rd3 26. Qc2 g5 27. Re3 Rxe3 28. fxe3 Kg6 29. Qd2 h5 30. h4 -- 31. Qa5 Rd7 32. hxg5 fxg5 33. Qxa7 h4 34. Bf2 Qf5 35. Qb6+ Kh5 36. Qb5 Rf7 37. Qe2+ Kh6 38. Qd2 Rf6 39. Qe2 Qe5 40. Qd2 Qf5 41. Qe2 b6 42. Qd2 Kh5 43. Bxd5 g4 44. Bc4 Kg5 45. a4 g3 46. Be1 Qc5 47. Qd5+ Qxd5 48. Bxd5 Kf5 49. Bb4 Rh6 50. Bb7 Rh8 51. Bc3 Rd8 52. Bd4 Rd6 53. Kf1 Rh6 54. Bc8+ Kg5 55. Bb7 Re6 56. Ke2 Re8 57. Bc6 Rf8 58. Bxe4 Rf2+ 59. Ke1 Ra2 60. Bxb6 Rxa4 61. Bf3 Ra1+ 1/2-1/2

Notice Black's move 30 simply "--"? We have to delete the game from our database as we cannot abide illegal chess moves. Perhaps a move would make sense there and the scoresheet was illegible.

Sep-03-12  Shams: <> Black's 30th must be either ...Qd7 or ...Qe6, with the former making more sense.
Premium Chessgames Member
  FSR: I hate tiebreaks. They should just declare co-champions.

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