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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.

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 13; games 1-25 of 317  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Esen vs A Muir  ½-½302013European Team ChampionshipD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
2. D Blagojevic vs I Salgado Lopez  ½-½422013European Team ChampionshipE10 Queen's Pawn Game
3. D G Fridman vs A Boruchovsky  ½-½422013European Team ChampionshipE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
4. T Baron vs D Baramidze  ½-½432013European Team ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
5. G Meier vs D Raznikov  ½-½442013European Team ChampionshipA20 English
6. Hracek vs H S Gretarsson  ½-½432013European Team ChampionshipB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
7. Stefansson vs V Laznicka  ½-½422013European Team ChampionshipD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
8. Navara vs H Steingrimsson  ½-½412013European Team ChampionshipD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
9. R van Kampen vs P Schreiner  ½-½482013European Team ChampionshipD90 Grunfeld
10. Illescas Cordoba vs Drasko  ½-½522013European Team ChampionshipC07 French, Tarrasch
11. Pelletier vs B Socko  ½-½392013European Team ChampionshipE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
12. J Salomon vs V Teterev  ½-½292013European Team ChampionshipB53 Sicilian
13. S Zhigalko vs A Tari  ½-½402013European Team ChampionshipC60 Ruy Lopez
14. A Kizov vs Z Kozul  ½-½692013European Team ChampionshipD76 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
15. T Vedrickas vs Kotronias  ½-½582013European Team ChampionshipE81 King's Indian, Samisch
16. S Halkias vs T Laurusas  ½-½532013European Team ChampionshipD74 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O
17. M Beinoras vs I Papaioannou  ½-½602013European Team ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
18. B Michiels vs Jobava  ½-½422013European Team ChampionshipA53 Old Indian
19. O Kurmann vs G Gajewski  ½-½322013European Team ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
20. L'Ami vs D Shengelia  ½-½482013European Team ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
21. M Ragger vs A Giri  ½-½622013European Team ChampionshipA38 English, Symmetrical
22. T L Petrosian vs G P Arnaudov  ½-½482013European Team ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
23. V Petkov vs G Sargissian ½-½282013European Team ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
24. Movsesian vs K Rusev  ½-½452013European Team ChampionshipA06 Reti Opening
25. Topalov vs Aronian ½-½412013European Team ChampionshipA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 317  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  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  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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