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European Individual Chess Championship Tournament

Maxim Matlakov8.5/11(+6 -0 =5)[games]
Baadur Aleksandrovich Jobava8.5/11(+8 -2 =1)[games]
Vladimir Fedoseev8.5/11(+8 -2 =1)[games]
Daniel Grigoryevich Fridman8/11(+5 -0 =6)[games]
Ivan Cheparinov8/11(+6 -1 =4)[games]
Alexander Motylev8/11(+5 -0 =6)[games]
Jan-Krzysztof Duda8/11(+6 -1 =4)[games]
David Navara8/11(+5 -0 =6)[games]
David Howell8/11(+6 -1 =4)[games]
Martyn Kravtsiv8/11(+5 -0 =6)[games]
Alexander Areshchenko8/11(+5 -0 =6)[games]
Matthias Bluebaum8/11(+6 -1 =4)[games]
Boris Grachev8/11(+6 -1 =4)[games]
Vitaly Kunin8/11(+7 -2 =2)[games]
Benjamin Bok7.5/11(+4 -0 =7)[games]
Gawain Jones7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[games]
Daniil Dubov7.5/11(+4 -0 =7)[games]
Etienne Bacrot7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Hrant Melkumyan7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[games]
Dimitrios Mastrovasilis7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Sergei Zhigalko7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Vladislav Artemiev7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Maxim Rodshtein7.5/11(+4 -0 =7)[games]
Aleksej Gennadyevich Aleksandrov7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Evgeny Tomashevsky7.5/11(+4 -0 =7)[games]
Viktor Erdos7.5/11(+4 -0 =7)[games]
Yuri Aleksandrovich Kuzubov7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Luka Lenic7.5/11(+4 -0 =7)[games]
Alexander Riazantsev7.5/11(+4 -0 =7)[games]
* (308 players total; 279 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
European Individual Chess Championship (2017)

Played in Minsk, Belarus 30 May - 10 June 2017. Chief arbiter: Tomasz Delega. Schedule & regulations: Crosstable:

Previous edition: European Individual Championship (2016). Next: European Individual Chess Championship (2018). See also European Individual Championship (Women) (2017).

 page 1 of 44; games 1-25 of 1,096  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Kharchenko vs Navara  ½-½602017European Individual Chess ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
2. D Andreikin vs M Karttunen  ½-½892017European Individual Chess ChampionshipC77 Ruy Lopez
3. Thai Dai Van Nguyen vs Jakovenko 0-1532017European Individual Chess ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
4. Y Kryvoruchko vs M Costachi  1-0512017European Individual Chess ChampionshipC78 Ruy Lopez
5. S Mazur vs M Matlakov 0-1362017European Individual Chess ChampionshipC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
6. Jobava vs O Reshef 1-0852017European Individual Chess ChampionshipD14 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
7. K Sychev vs Ponomariov  ½-½752017European Individual Chess ChampionshipB42 Sicilian, Kan
8. Leko vs E Grinberg  1-0362017European Individual Chess ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
9. A M Galliamova vs Naiditsch  0-1442017European Individual Chess ChampionshipE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
10. M Rodshtein vs Christopher Repka  1-0522017European Individual Chess ChampionshipE15 Queen's Indian
11. M Pacher vs Bacrot  0-1492017European Individual Chess ChampionshipE43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
12. Tomashevsky vs V Baghdasaryan  1-0552017European Individual Chess ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
13. A Hakobyan vs J K Duda  ½-½232017European Individual Chess ChampionshipE61 King's Indian
14. V Fedoseev vs M Erdogdu  1-0422017European Individual Chess ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
15. L Moroni Jr vs R Mamedov  ½-½582017European Individual Chess ChampionshipA40 Queen's Pawn Game
16. I Cheparinov vs Titas Stremavicius 1-0562017European Individual Chess ChampionshipA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
17. P L Basso vs A Korobov 1-0372017European Individual Chess ChampionshipE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
18. D Howell vs O Kanmazalp  ½-½252017European Individual Chess ChampionshipA33 English, Symmetrical
19. A Mikaelyan vs V Artemiev 0-1312017European Individual Chess ChampionshipD80 Grunfeld
20. Movsesian vs V Usmanov 1-0282017European Individual Chess ChampionshipC02 French, Advance
21. Areshchenko vs V Asadli  1-0452017European Individual Chess ChampionshipB76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
22. G Froewis vs Smirin  0-1482017European Individual Chess ChampionshipA90 Dutch
23. G Kjartansson vs A Moiseenko 0-1412017European Individual Chess ChampionshipA20 English
24. A Rakhmanov vs A Mindlin  ½-½602017European Individual Chess ChampionshipA05 Reti Opening
25. E Safarli vs S Pavlov  ½-½252017European Individual Chess ChampionshipB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
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  HeMateMe: a ton of decisive games here.
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  PhilFeeley: Interesting results: three 2700 players languish around 2.5/5 (Leko, Ponomariov, Kryvoruchko), while the leader has 5/5. Good showing by Kuzubov.
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  PhilFeeley: chess-results had Kuzubov on 5/5. Now that's not true you may ignore the previous message.
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  nok: Leko at 2.5/5? Say it ain't so!
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  tamar: It ain't so.
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  PhilFeeley: This should be an interesting encounter:

Oblamski Vladimir 2090 1 - 1 Kasperovich Mikhail 1232

I wonder how someone with a 1200 rating got into this tournament.

Jun-05-17  Nerwal: <I wonder how someone with a 1200 rating got into this tournament.>

He's a local player and only 12... Must be some kind of reward.

Many female players (rated around 2400, maybe going for norms) have decided to play this time. Girya and Bibisara Assaubayeva (only 13) are doing well so far.

Jun-05-17  Nf8: According to the regulations, "The European Individual Chess Championship is open to all players representing Chess Federations which are ECU members, regardless of their title and rating. There is no limit to the number of participants per federation. However, applications have to be sent by the national federations only" (, section 4). So in principle anyone can play, provided his/her national federation is ready to send the application.
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  alexmagnus: Yes, European championship was always open to everyone. Though to my knowledge somewhat costly, that's why you don't see too many sub-2000 players.
Jun-05-17  belgradegambit: Very impressive number of decisive games. Great Fighting spirit here.
Jun-06-17  belgradegambit: Looks like next round will be David vs David.
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  PhilFeeley: Howell would be a worthy winner of this.

I wonder why the L'Amis are not playing.

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  PhilFeeley: One part of my question answered:

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  ketchuplover: Go Americans!
Jun-08-17  notyetagm: Go Jobava!


<+7 -2 =0>


Jun-08-17  fisayo123: I'm still in awe of this field and how strong it is. Amazing level of competition.
Jun-08-17  Nerwal: <I'm still in awe of this field and how strong it is. Amazing level of competition.>

Indeed. Ragger and Korobov stand at 50%, Smirin has 4/9 (all three rated close to 2700). Volokitin gave up after three consecutive losses and Kryvoruchko (+2700) after six games without a win.

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  PhilFeeley: Large list of those who seem to have dropped out. I guess this is to be expected in a strong tournament with many players:

4 GM Kryvoruchko Yuriy 2714 3
42 GM Volokitin Andrei 2649 3
44 GM Lysyj Igor 2643 5
49 GM Edouard Romain 2640 5
55 GM Savchenko Boris 2634 4
162 GM Kotronias Vasilios 2508 4
180 GM Kislinsky Alexey 2484 0
197 GM Fernandes Antonio 2468 2
218 IM Zanan Evgeny 2442 0
278 FM Martynov Roman 2323 2
329 WIM Steil-Antoni Fiona 2155 3

Jun-09-17  Pawn Dillinger: Great tournament to see players who may be the future of chess, including three 19 year olds: Jan-Krzysztof, of Poland, who for the first time just broke into the 2700 club; Vladislav Artemiev, of Russia, who with one round remaining is 3.5 points away from 2700; and Matthias Bluebaum, of Germany, who is poised to crack the Top 100. All three will likely compete in the World Cup.

Twenty-two-year-old Vladimir Fedoseev, of Russia, is currently 2712 with a round to go. And 21-year-old Daniil Dubov, of Russia, is also moving his way toward 2700.

Twenty-one-year-old Richard Rapport , of Hungary, did not compete in this tournament, but has already been over 2700. And of course, China's Wei Yii, 18, is busy in the Chinese League.

Add the potential of these players with the usual suspects and the future of chess looks bright.

On a sidenote, since I'm American, a quick look at the up-and-comers players from the U.S., who hope to someday join transplanted Filipino Wesley So, Fabiano Caruana and Hikaru Nakamura:, 25-year-old Sam Shankland, who is nearing the 2700 mark, and exciting Jeffery Xiong, who has ousted fellow 16-year-old Samuel Sevian for top honors in the juniors. Twenty-two-year-old Ray Robson is in the top 100, but seems to have hit the wall for now.

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  PhilFeeley: Howell took an early draw (3 moves). Must be tired, unless the record is incomplete.
Jun-10-17  botvinnik64: if Jobava wins its a log jam at 8/11
who wins?
Jun-10-17  botvinnik64: Matlakov wins...
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  nok: JARTS. Just Another Russian 2700.
Jun-10-17  notyetagm: So who qualifies for the World Cup?


Jun-10-17  mprodrigues: I have the same question as notyetagm. Wikipedia says 23 qualifiers from 2016 and 22 from 2017 edition, if so, I imagine there is some overlapping occurring.
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