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🏆 European Individual Championship (2015) Chess Event Description
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Player: Yacov Isaakovich Murey

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Korobov vs Murey 1-0332015European Individual ChampionshipA81 Dutch
2. Murey vs S S Toporkova  1-0212015European Individual ChampionshipA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
3. Yuriy Bochkarev vs Murey  ½-½512015European Individual ChampionshipA40 Queen's Pawn Game
4. Murey vs R Mamedov 0-1272015European Individual ChampionshipA54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
5. D Gershkowich vs Murey  ½-½492015European Individual ChampionshipC12 French, McCutcheon
6. Murey vs V Pogosian  1-0322015European Individual ChampionshipB07 Pirc
7. L Pantsulaia vs Murey  1-0582015European Individual ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
8. Murey vs Igor Berenboym  1-0282015European Individual ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
9. H Melkumyan vs Murey  1-0302015European Individual ChampionshipA40 Queen's Pawn Game
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Mar-08-15  jphamlore: Some throwback chess to the 1800s with some of the games this event: See currently Bartel versus Nepomniachtchi.
Mar-08-15  Everett: The move by Khis is truly amazing. I'm just curious, though, what are the other options in that position, and do they fail? How difficult of a choice did he have in finding this move?
Mar-08-15  Everett: uld find this move. (Kg1 prevents mate in one.)

<Those of us in between GM and yesterdays learner are hopeless and helpless. We play f4+ (unimaginative luft with check) and Qxd6 and hope it's OK.>


Mar-08-15  Everett: For those looking for another game to admire, may I suggest M Bartel vs I Nepomniachtchi, 2015

Bartel plays convincingly.

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  Penguincw: There are still a few meaningful games left in this tournament, but chess24 suggests there are currently exactly 23 players with 7.5 points or higher. However, there are still 12 players that can win and finish with 7.5.
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  alexmagnus: <There are still a few meaningful games left in this tournament, but chess24 suggests there are currently exactly 23 players with 7.5 points or higher.>

Among those 23 there are surely some who already qualified in 2014.

Mar-08-15  parmetd: Did Ilia score the double GM norm? My back of the math napkin says he did. And believe he gets automatic I'M title because he qualified for the world cup. Anyone confirm?
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  Eyal: <Among those 23 there are surely some who already qualified in 2014>

Six (Navara, Eljanov, Motylev, Smirin, Cheparinov, Sargissian) - so all the top 29 (down to Bukavshin) should be qualified.

The 46 players who qualified to the World Cup from both championships according to countries: Russia - 15; Ukraine - 6; Israel, Armenia, Poland, Turkey - 3; Czech Republic, Croatia - 2; Hungary, France, Spain, Germany, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Belarus, Moldova - 1.

Najer is the sixth Russian champion in the last seven years (; during the 16 years in which it takes place, no player has yet won the European Championship twice.

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  paavoh: Thanks <eyal> for the above info.

<"... no player has yet won the European Championship twice..."> This applies only to men, in the women's events, there are <FOUR> champions who have repeated the feat: Cramling, Lahno, T. Kosintseva and Gunina.

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  perfidious: <Geoff....Those of us in between GM and yesterdays learner are hopeless and helpless. We play f4+ (unimaginative luft with check) and Qxd6 and hope it's OK.>

Or playing it whilst realising it offers no hope, as an alternative to tipping over the king immediately.

Mar-08-15  jphamlore: <Eyal> So in particular Ian Nepomniachtchi qualified for World Cup 2015?
Mar-08-15  Everett: nabaty and parligras, out for blood. In 22 games, they totaled 2 draws.
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  cro777: <parmetd> You are right. Ilia Iljiushenok (Iljiushonok) scored a double GM norm and gained the title of IM through qualification to the World Cup.

IM Ilia Iljiushenok from Langepas, Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug, Russia (a blonde guy second from the left)

Mar-08-15  Shams: Who was the last player to get a double GM norm?
Mar-08-15  kevinatcausa: Duc Hoa Nguyen won a double norm at the 2014 Olympiad, and Kenneth T Solomon won one at the 2012 Olympiad.

Not sure if they're the most recent or not.

Mar-08-15  FairyPromotion: <jessicafischerqueen:>

I believe <Wavy> was talking about the Stockfish evaluations here:

Many of us here (I believe) like to follow tournament games live in sites like chessbomb, where we can see computer evaluations & suggested lines, as they make the games more understandable. In over three years I've followed probably over a 1000 games, and while comps have missed some things here and there, only two games have been completely beyond the engines: The utterly brilliant A Volokitin vs Mamedyarov, 2012, and this one. First, the engine didn't anticipate the move at all. On move 44 it evaluates f4+ at 0, Qe7+ at -0.35, and thinks black is winning after every other move. 44. Kg1!! comes, and amazingly the evaluation stays at 0. Second, the evaluation doesn't change till white plays 48. Qxf7, and when black replies with the computer's top choice Rf6 the evaluation goes from 0 to 50.87. That is unheard of.

And while your Shredder has found the move, I loaded one of the earlier versions of Stockfish, and after 5 minutes it still fails to see Kg1, although it appreciates the move once it's played. Not exactly Turing stuff, eh. :P

I know you didn't belittle the move, so please read this post as a more general reply. :)

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  Check It Out: Who won?
Mar-09-15  Troller: <Check It Out: Who won?>

According to Chess-Results Najer won with 8.5, followed by Navara, Bartel and Khismatullin on 8. Sjugirov is listed with 8/12 here on, he scored 7.5 along with 21 other players on a shared 5th place.

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  Check It Out: <T> thank you.
Mar-10-15  BOSTER: <SirRuthless: counter-intuitive moves>.

Watching the game with <fabulous> move 44.Kg1, which showed not only imagination, but the rule that the king's safety is the first priority,the move which moved in shadow fantastic 42.Qh8.

But it was Eljanov, who made the decision to sharpen the pos. before time control 40...Kh6. This move playing, I guess, very quickly maybe was the mistake, after this white got the initiative.

White had only draw if black king retreated to 40...Kg8. My guess that black did not see the long move 42.Qh8,when white queen abandoned all his army moved into black camp.

Maybe this move was <count-intuitive> for Eljanov.

Mar-11-15  Mr. V: Eyal:
Can you tell me which were the players from Turkey who qualified? Thanks!
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  Eyal: <Mr. V> Dragan Solak (from last year's championship), Alexander Ipatov & Emre Can (from this year's championship).
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  eternaloptimist: Congrats to GM Najer for winning this tournament! Anytime someone can get more wins than draws & not lose a single game in a tournament this strong, that's very impressive! By winning this tournament he qualified for this year's World Cup. Hopefully he can do better in it than he did in the last 1 he was in (2013), where he lost to GM Bruzon in the 1st round.
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  ketchuplover: I second that emotion
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  eternaloptimist: <ketchuplover> Thanks! 😎
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