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🏆 European Team Championship (2013)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Fabiano Caruana, Levon Aronian, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Veselin Topalov, Alexander Grischuk, Teimour Radjabov, Anish Giri, Alexander Morozevich, Peter Svidler, Michael Adams, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Sergei Movsesian, David Navara, Etienne Bacrot, Arkadij Naiditsch, Dmitry Andreikin, Judit Polgar, Baadur Jobava, Alexander Moiseenko, Zoltan Almasi, Andrei Volokitin, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Alexander Areshchenko, Luke McShane, Vladimir Akopian, Nigel Short, David Howell, Sergei Zhigalko, Rauf Mamedov, Zahar Efimenko, Ivan Sokolov, Viktor Laznicka, Gabriel Sargissian, Romain Edouard, Markus Ragger, Eltaj Safarli, Tamir Nabaty, Ivan Saric, Nils Grandelius, Mateusz Bartel, Gawain Jones, Vladislav Kovalev, Sergey A Fedorchuk, Vladislav Tkachiev, Csaba Balogh, Tigran L Petrosian, Georg Meier, Oleg Korneev, Daniel Fridman, Igor Khenkin, Jan Smeets, Gadir Guseinov, Ivan Ivanisevic, Kacper Piorun, Dariusz Swiercz, Alexander Ipatov, Bartosz Socko, Luka Lenic, Grzegorz Gajewski, Mikhael Mchedlishvili, Viktor Erdos, Robin van Kampen, Constantin Lupulescu, Tomi Nyback, Kamil Miton, Ioannis Papaioannou, Erwin L'Ami, Ivan Salgado Lopez, Zbynek Hracek, Mircea-Emilian Parligras, Aleksandar Indjic, Hristos Banikas, Milos Perunovic, Dragan Solak, Tamas Banusz, Miguel Illescas Cordoba, Zdenko Kozul, Mustafa Yilmaz, Vasilios Kotronias, Hrvoje Stevic, Simen Agdestein, Aryan Tari, Dimitrios Mastrovasilis, Levan Pantsulaia, Hichem Hamdouchi, Andrey Zhigalko, Emanuel Berg, Kamil Dragun, Jacek Tomczak, Merab Gagunashvili, Branko Damljanovic, Yannick Pelletier, David Baramidze, Mladen Palac, Sabino Brunello, Daniele Vocaturo, Dusko Pavasovic, Vlastimil Babula plus 87 more players.

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
European Team Championship (2013)

The 19th European Team Championship was held in Warsaw, Poland, 8-17 November 2013, as a 9-round Swiss System tournament. Rest day: 13 November. Time control: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, 30 more minutes for the rest of the game, with 30 seconds added per move from move 1. Prize fund: 27,000 euros, with 13,000 euros to the winning team, and in addition trophies, medals and individual prizes. Tournament director: Agnieszka Fornal. Chief arbiter: Aleksander Sokolski.

Azerbaijan won with 14/18 match points (+5 =4 -0), ahead of France (2nd), Russia (3rd) and Armenia (4th) with 13/18.

Official site: https://web.archive.org/web/2013111...
Chess-Results: http://chess-results.com/tnr114411....
Olimpbase: http://www.olimpbase.org/2013e/2013...
Regulations: https://www.fide.com/images/stories...
Chessarbiter: http://www.chessarbiter.com/turniej...
TWIC: https://theweekinchess.com/chessnew...

Previous: European Team Championship (2011). Next: European Team Championship (2015). Women's section: European Team Championship (Women) (2013)

 page 1 of 28; games 1-25 of 682  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Svidler vs I Ivanisevic ½-½492013European Team ChampionshipB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
2. M Perunovic vs D Andreikin  ½-½412013European Team ChampionshipC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
3. Morozevich vs B Bogosavljevic 1-0422013European Team ChampionshipB33 Sicilian
4. Indjic vs Tomashevsky  ½-½412013European Team ChampionshipD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. Topalov vs Aronian ½-½412013European Team ChampionshipA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
6. Movsesian vs K Rusev  ½-½452013European Team ChampionshipA06 Reti Opening
7. V Petkov vs G Sargissian ½-½282013European Team ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
8. T L Petrosian vs G P Arnaudov  ½-½482013European Team ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
9. Vachier-Lagrave vs Pavasovic  ½-½402013European Team ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
10. L Lenic vs R Edouard  ½-½412013European Team ChampionshipD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
11. Tkachiev vs J Skoberne  1-0412013European Team ChampionshipE60 King's Indian Defense
12. J Borisek vs H Hamdouchi  ½-½432013European Team ChampionshipB40 Sicilian
13. Duda vs Areshchenko  0-1602013European Team ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
14. A Volokitin vs K Dragun  1-0272013European Team ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
15. J Tomczak vs Efimenko  ½-½452013European Team ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
16. A Moiseenko vs K Piorun  ½-½502013European Team ChampionshipD85 Grunfeld
17. McShane vs M Tazbir  ½-½712013European Team ChampionshipC78 Ruy Lopez
18. B Heberla vs Short  ½-½512013European Team ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
19. G Jones vs K Bulski  1-0412013European Team ChampionshipA16 English
20. J Gdanski vs D Howell  0-1502013European Team ChampionshipC67 Ruy Lopez
21. N Grandelius vs Radjabov  ½-½552013European Team ChampionshipE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
22. E Safarli vs H Tikkanen 0-1422013European Team ChampionshipC05 French, Tarrasch
23. E Berg vs R Mamedov  ½-½412013European Team ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
24. G Guseinov vs E Blomqvist  1-0462013European Team ChampionshipB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
25. V Erdos vs S B Hansen  ½-½382013European Team ChampionshipD36 Queen's Gambit Declined, Exchange, Positional line, 6.Qc2
 page 1 of 28; games 1-25 of 682  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Nov-17-13  Calar: <kingfu> Ukrainian men's team came nowhere near winning this event - in fact they are few points behind winner team (which I think is Azerbaijan).

Although one must note they played without their 3 strongest players - Ivanchuk, Ponomairov and Eljanov.

Nov-17-13  jamesmaskell: Looks like Azerbaijan just won the mens event after Andreikin helped Russia beat France.
Nov-17-13  csmath: Azeri 1, France 2, Armenia 3 if I am not mistaken.

Notable wins today:

Andreikin beats Tkachiev (Tkachiev walks into mate)

Short grinds down Gayevsky (long ending)

Bartel beats Howell

Naiditsch beats Pelletier (nice queen ending, Naiditsch has played the whole event great)

Saric beats Lupulescu

Giri beats Rusev (and Netherlands anihilates Bulgaria 3.5-0.5 without Topalov)

Ivanisevic beats Solak

Erdos beats Zhigalko

Steingrimsson beats Valejo

Nov-17-13  Calar: Chess-results.com gives these rankings:

1. Azerbaijan (14 points)
2. France (13 points)
3. Russia (13 points)
4. Armenia (13 points)
5. Hungary (12 points)

Nov-17-13  muradov: Undefeated Azerbaijan is a European Champion yet one more time! Congrats!
Nov-17-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: Spain defeated Iceland 2.5-1.5

Amazing final position in the game GM Oleg Korneev - GM Henrik Danielsen

Position after 24...Rc8


click for larger view

25.e6 1-0

http://www.ajedrezactual.com/eue413...

Nov-17-13  kingfu: And if Chuky, Pono and Eljanov were there? Why did these guys NOT play?

How does the Ukraine produce so many great Chess players? I look for Ipatov to get up there soon with the other 2700+ rated players.

Nov-17-13  jamesmaskell: World Team Champs coming up. Kramnik and Karjakin didnt play for Russia either.

Ipatov doesnt play for Ukraine...

Nov-17-13  dx9293: <kingfu> Ukraine has wonderful trainers, a great cultural respect for chess, but also money problems.

Being a chess pro is not a bad career path there, unlike other places like the USA where people *think* they can do "better."

Nov-17-13  Refused: Well, Ipatov won't be playing for Ukraine. He plays for the Turkish Federation and seems to be happy the way things are.

The Russian Federation can't be happy with the display of their mens' Team.

Grischuk's play was rather shaky, but in the end he at least managed to post results. But esp. against Ragger he was rather lucky. Overall Grischuk looked like he really needed a rest.

Svidler was the Russian that played the best chess. Not much to criticise about his play.

Andreikin played solid but not really outstanding. Given the fact, he played board 3 in this event and will play in the next candidates tournament, well I guess he hoped for more points.

Morozevich played a bit like Grischuk, just that he did not manage to post results the way Grischuk did. I don't think he will be included in the World Team Championship.

Tomashevsky was a bit like Andreikin, solid but not really outstanding.

Depending on whether Kramnik and Karjakin will play in the next team event, Morozevich and Tomashevsky look like the most likely candidates to get dropped from the squad.

Nov-17-13  csmath: Only Svidler played efficiently. To take the first place in these events you need two killer boards and the rest stable. Russian team is with one killer board (Svidler) and one stable board (Andreikin). Not enough. Tomashevsky's results are actually quite disappointing. What was the reason Karjakin did not play? I am sure he would be able to do a lot better than Tomashevsky.
Nov-17-13  RedShield: I don't understand the individual placings based on rating performances, given on the official website at: http://etcc2013.com/tournament-info...

Aronian scored 6/9, supposedly for a RP of 2688, which should mean he would lose rating points. But http://2700chess.com/ claims he gained 1.8 points from the nine games. What's going on?

Nov-17-13  Refused: The 2.688 was the ELO average of Aronian's opposition. His TPR was 2.813 Thus he gained 1.8 points.
Nov-17-13  Refused: http://www.chess-results.com/tnr114...

If you are that curious.

Nov-17-13  RedShield: I blame the Poles for the confusion.
Nov-18-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  ahmadov: Congratulations to my country for yet another European Championship! Well done, guys!
Nov-18-13  fisayo123: Is Gashimov ever going to come back?
Nov-18-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  ahmadov: <fisayo123> I am really worried that not :-(
Nov-19-13  PhilFeeley: Would anyone like to take a crack at explaining how these tie-breaks work? I can't find anything on Wikipedia:

Olympiad-Sonneborn-Berger-Tie-Break without lowest result (Khanty-Mansiysk) Buchholz Tie-Breaks (variabel with parameter)

Nov-19-13  PhilFeeley: Never mind. There's something under Buchholz Tie-Breaks in Wiki. I hope there's an Excel formula for all these that the tournament organizers can use on their records.
Nov-19-13  smaragdus: Topalov - Caruana game from Round 4 is missing (in fact not a notable game at all).
Nov-19-13  Blunderdome: When is the World Team Championship?
Nov-21-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: I would love to have one of those Polaska jackets, how retro cool. Think I can get one on ebay?
Dec-23-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  WTHarvey: Here's a collection of 58 critical positions from the women's and men's sections: http://www.scribd.com/doc/193336917... Find the best move.
Oct-26-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessdreamer: two short draws not (yet) here;

[Event "European Team Championship"]
[Site "Warsaw POL"]
[Date "2013.11.10"]
[Round "3"]
[White "Bacrot, Etienne"]
[Black "Areschenko, Alexander"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "2749"]
[BlackElo "2720"]
[ECO "D86"]
[EventDate "2013.11.08"]
[PlyCount "31"]

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.cxd5 Nxd5 5.e4 Nxc3 6.bxc3 Bg7 7.Bc4 c5 8.Ne2 Nc6 9.Be3 O-O 10.O-O Bg4 11.f3 Bd7 12.Rb1 Qc7 13.Bf4 Qc8 14.Be3 Qc7 15.Bf4 Qc8 16.Be3 1/2-1/2

[Event "European Team Championship"]
[Site "Warsaw POL"]
[Date "2013.11.11"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Topalov, Veselin"]
[Black "Caruana, Fabiano"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "2774"]
[BlackElo "2782"]
[ECO "C88"]
[EventDate "2013.11.08"]
[PlyCount "38"]

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 O-O 8.h3 Bb7 9.d3 d5 10.exd5 Nxd5 11.a4 Nd4 12.Nxd4 exd4 13.axb5 axb5 14.Rxa8 Bxa8 15. Na3 Bb4 16.Re5 Bd6 17.Re1 Bb4 18.Re5 Bd6 19.Re1 Bb4 1/2-1/2

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