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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, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Veselin Topalov, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, 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 Aleksandrovich Jobava, Alexander Moiseenko, Zoltan Almasi, Andrei Volokitin, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Alexander Areshchenko, Vladimir Eduardovich Akopian, Luke McShane, David Howell, Nigel Short, 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, Sergey A Fedorchuk, Vladislav Kovalev, Vladislav Ivanovich Tkachiev, Csaba Balogh, Georg Meier, Tigran Levonovich Petrosian, Oleg Korneev, Igor Khenkin, Daniel Grigoryevich Fridman, Jan Smeets, Gadir Guseinov, Dariusz Swiercz, Alexander Ipatov, Kacper Piorun, Ivan Ivanisevic, Bartosz Socko, Luka Lenic, Grzegorz Gajewski, Mikhael Mchedlishvili, Robin van Kampen, Viktor Erdos, 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, Zdenko Kozul, Mustafa Yilmaz, Tamas Banusz, Miguel Illescas Cordoba, Vasilios Kotronias, Hrvoje Stevic, Simen Agdestein, Aryan Tari, Dimitrios Mastrovasilis, Levan Pantsulaia, Hichem Hamdouchi, Andrey Zhigalko, Emanuel Berg, Merab Gagunashvili, Branko Damljanovic, Kamil Dragun, Jacek Tomczak, Yannick Pelletier, David Baramidze, Mladen Palac, Daniele Vocaturo, Sabino Brunello, Dusko Pavasovic, Vlastimil Babula plus 87 more players. 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.

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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. M Parligras vs D Jameson  1-0332013European Team ChampionshipE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
2. L Pantsulaia vs S Soors  1-0432013European Team ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
3. S Docx vs M Gagunashvili 1-0242013European Team ChampionshipA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
4. M Mchedlishvili vs T Ringoir  1-0332013European Team ChampionshipA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
5. B Michiels vs Jobava  ½-½422013European Team ChampionshipA53 Old Indian
6. M Agopov vs A Rombaldoni  1-0392013European Team ChampionshipC11 French
7. D Vocaturo vs M Karttunen 1-0682013European Team ChampionshipC18 French, Winawer
8. V Sipila vs S Brunello  0-1562013European Team ChampionshipA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
9. Caruana vs T Nyback 1-0532013European Team ChampionshipC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
10. M Bartel vs N Georgiadis  1-0362013European Team ChampionshipD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. O Kurmann vs G Gajewski  ½-½322013European Team ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
12. D Swiercz vs J Gallagher  1-0392013European Team ChampionshipE69 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line
13. Pelletier vs B Socko  ½-½392013European Team ChampionshipE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
14. D Kosic vs R Vazquez Igarza  1-0612013European Team ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. Illescas Cordoba vs Drasko  ½-½522013European Team ChampionshipC07 French, Tarrasch
16. F Vallejo Pons vs N Djukic  1-0652013European Team ChampionshipE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
17. D G Fridman vs A Boruchovsky  ½-½422013European Team ChampionshipE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
18. T Baron vs D Baramidze  ½-½432013European Team ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
19. H Banikas vs D Zagorskis  1-0252013European Team ChampionshipA13 English
20. M Beinoras vs I Papaioannou  ½-½602013European Team ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
21. W Hewitt vs V Nevednichy  0-1202013European Team ChampionshipB89 Sicilian
22. P Varley vs V Jianu  0-1262013European Team ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
23. C Lupulescu vs R S Jones  1-0402013European Team ChampionshipD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. B Firat vs J I M Grant  1-0562013European Team ChampionshipB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
25. A Tate vs M Yilmaz  0-1362013European Team ChampionshipB81 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack
 page 1 of 28; games 1-25 of 682  PGN Download
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Nov-16-13  waustad: <USA team is not playing in the *European* Team Championship.>Though several countries that are usually considered to be in Western Asia are considered European for chess purposes.
Nov-16-13  waustad: Sunday they begin play 4 hours earlier than usual.
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  Stonehenge: It looks like Grischuk blundered against Giri.
Nov-16-13  Refused: Yeah, Grischuk looks to be a bit worse. But he is a very tenacious defender.

Meanwhile it looks like France will at least not lose to Armenia. With MVL on board 2 they might even win it.

Nov-16-13  Refused: And Bacrot has lost the thread and the game against Aronian. And suddenly Armenia is in the driver's seat.
Nov-16-13  Refused: MVL equalized, with a draw on board 3 it's down to Sagrissian - Tkachiev

Meanwhile, Grischuk held the draw against Giri, Smeets drew Andreikin. And Morozevich seems to losing against van Kampen.
And the Russian hopes rest on Svidler to avoid another loss.

Nov-16-13  fisayo123: Impressive win from MVL that.
Nov-16-13  Refused: Grandelius is giving Topalov a hard time.
Nov-16-13  waustad: If Shengelia can convert his better endgame, Austria would beat Spain, despite being outrated on all 4 boards.
Nov-16-13  Refused: Meanwhile the Russian womens' team might get away with a lucky win vs. Georgia.

On board 4 Javakhishvili seems to have dropped (a lot of) her advantage against Girya. Girya still has work to do to hold the draw, but a few moves ago it looked like she was just lost.

Nov-16-13  fisayo123: What did L'Ami just do against Svidler? 43..Rc1+?????????????
Nov-16-13  waustad: <Refused>Grandelius has been giving a lot of people hard times. At +2 with a 2671 performance rating going into today's game he's played quite well.
Nov-16-13  fisayo123: L'Ami should apologize to his team after that move, because now, the Russians will escape with a draw. Hard to imagine a GM will play that in such a position!
Nov-16-13  Refused: <fisayo123: What did L'Ami just do against Svidler? 43..Rc1+?????????????>

Apparently he has not studied Tiviakov'S games carefully enough. Well a 2-2 is still a good result against the Russian Men's team. But ofc they could have beaten them today. I am still assuming van Kampen will win vs. Morozevich.

Nov-16-13  Refused: OMG; Svidler won, and more surprisingly, van Kampen has let Morozevich of the hook. And thus the Russian team won a match they should have lost.
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  nok: Dutch: fail.
Nov-16-13  optimuswise: Jobava is on fire!
Nov-16-13  Chess for life: Round 9 (final) pairings:
France (13) vs. Russia (11)
Azerbaijan (13) vs. Armenia (12)
2 pts for a match win, 1 for a draw, 0 for a loss.
Nov-16-13  fisayo123: Really bizarre turn of events in Netherlands-Russia. Suspicious even.
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  Natalia Pogonina: Congratulations to the Ukrainian women's chess team on winning the event with a round to go and thus "inheriting" our title. I guess we are facing each other tomorrow though. Should be exciting!
Nov-16-13  lakers4sho: Van Kampen makes an easy mistake, time trouble I suppose.
Nov-16-13  waustad: Best of luck Natalia. I couldn't root for you in this one: N Pogonina vs V Exler, 2013 but I've lived in Austria and I've never been to Russia. She may be the reigning champion, but this game may have been deer in the headlights. She's 0-4 vs the only Austrian close to your rating to the best of my knowledge.
Nov-17-13  waustad: That should be "Austrian woman" not Austrian, since Marcus Ragger and Davi(d/t) Shengelia are both much higher rated. I hesitate to do a copy/paste correction since then links are usually broken. In any case congratulations to this year's champion Peter Schreiner on an excellent result so far. Perhaps with a win tomorrow he'll get GM norm, I don't know. The only Austrian posted GM norm now is Robert Kreisl, but there could be more where nobody paid the fee yet. Please post more if I am in error.
Nov-17-13  virginmind: Chessbase still lists this as an 11 rounds event.
Nov-17-13  kingfu: How do the Ukrainians do it? They win BOTH women's and men's team events. Alexander Ipatov missed winning the Junior Championship by a half point and is definitely a rising star.

I want to be a Ukrainian when I grow up.

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