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🏆 European Club Cup (2017)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Vladimir Kramnik, Ding Liren, Alexander Grischuk, Anish Giri, Sergey Karjakin, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Peter Svidler, Pentala Harikrishna, Pavel Eljanov, Yu Yangyi, Dmitry Jakovenko, Nikita Vitiugov, David Navara, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Maxim Matlakov, Arkadij Naiditsch, Dmitry Andreikin, Vladimir Fedoseev, Ernesto Inarkiev, Vladimir Malakhov, Anton Korobov, Krishnan Sasikiran, Denis Khismatullin, Yuriy Kryvoruchko, Maxim Rodshtein, Rauf Mamedov, Zahar Efimenko, Evgeny Najer, Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu, Boris Grachev, Viktor Laznicka, Jon Ludvig Hammer, Markus Ragger, Eltaj Safarli, Vadim Zvjaginsev, Michael Roiz, Mateusz Bartel, Evgeny Postny, Gadir Guseinov, Nijat Abasov, Ildar Khairullin, Ivan Popov, Viktor Erdos, Constantin Lupulescu, Maxime Lagarde, Alexey Goganov, Hrvoje Stevic, Aryan Tari, Levente Vajda, Victor Mikhalevski, Nidjat Mamedov, Alberto David, Mladen Palac, Azer Mirzoev, Daniele Vocaturo, Sabino Brunello, Johan-Sebastian Christiansen, Alexander Huzman, Zoltan Varga, Alon Greenfeld, Dennis Wagner, Hedinn Steingrimsson, Vahap Sanal, Danyyil Dvirnyy, Vugar Asadli, Nenad Sulava, Leif Erlend Johannessen, Adrien Demuth, Aloyzas Kveinys, Peter K Wells, Toms Kantans, Jan Michael Sprenger, Attila Czebe, Filip Pancevski, Darius Zagorskis, Vlad-Victor Barnaure, Marko Tratar, Roberto Mogranzini, Alessio Valsecchi, Casper Schoppen, Stellan Brynell, Ulvi Sadikhov, Albert Bokros, Miklos Nemeth, Tiberiu-Marian Georgescu, G Petar Arnaudov, Olav Sepp, Lorenzo Lodici, Eduard-Andrei Valeanu, Valery Kazakouski, Tamas Petenyi, Arthur Pijpers, Mihnea Costachi, Edwin van Haastert, Nikola Nikolovski, Orce Danchevski, Umut Atakisi, Eelke Wiersma, Jacob Sylvan plus 146 more players. Chess Event Description
European Club Cup (2017)

The 33rd European Chess Club Cup was a 7-round Swiss system team tournament held in the Avantgarde Hotel, Göynük, Antalya Province, Turkey, 8-14 October 2017. Time control: 90 minutes for 40 moves, then 30 more minutes till the end of the game, with a 30-second increment per move from move 1. Standings were determined by match points (2-1-0). Each match was played on six boards, and each team could have two reserve players. There were 36 teams and 255 players. Alkaloid (Macedonia) were the defending champions, while Globus (Russia) were the top seeds. Tournament director: Ozgur Solakoglu. Chief arbiter: Tugan Unal.

Globus won with a score of 12/14 (+5 =2 -0), one point ahead of Alkaloid, Odlar Yurdu (Azerbaijan) and AVE Nový Bor (Czech Republic). Odlar Yurdu led by a point before the last round, but lost 2.5-3.5 in their final match against Nový Bor.

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Previous: European Club Cup (2016). Next: European Club Cup (2018). Women's section: European Club Cup (Women) (2017)

 page 1 of 31; games 1-25 of 754  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. H Steingrimsson vs Mamedyarov  0-1262017European Club CupC41 Philidor Defense
2. Karjakin vs O Johannesson 1-0252017European Club CupB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
3. S Bjornsson vs Giri 0-1362017European Club CupB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
4. Nepomniachtchi vs D Kjartansson  1-0202017European Club CupA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
5. J Hardarson vs A Korobov  0-1242017European Club CupD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. Khismatullin vs J Halldorsson 1-0132017European Club CupA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
7. Ding Liren vs Lodici  ½-½292017European Club CupD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. A Bertagnolli vs D Andreikin  0-1292017European Club CupB06 Robatsch
9. Yu Yangyi vs N Paltrinieri  1-0392017European Club CupA96 Dutch, Classical Variation
10. A Barp vs Jakovenko 0-1502017European Club CupD93 Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3
11. Kryvoruchko vs R Marsili  1-0412017European Club CupB36 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto
12. F Seresin vs F Pancevski  1-0262017European Club CupA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
13. O Sepp vs M Matlakov  0-1402017European Club CupA35 English, Symmetrical
14. V Fedoseev vs E Ronka  1-0272017European Club CupA48 King's Indian
15. T Kokkila vs Vitiugov  0-1642017European Club CupB28 Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation
16. M Rodshtein vs H Koskinen  1-0372017European Club CupD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. H Salo vs I Khairullin  0-1582017European Club CupE47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
18. A Goganov vs M Alava 1-0242017European Club CupE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
19. Harikrishna vs A Tari  1-0412017European Club CupB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
20. J Christiansen vs Navara 0-1392017European Club CupA09 Reti Opening
21. M Ragger vs B Kvisvik  1-0412017European Club CupD02 Queen's Pawn Game
22. O B Vea vs Sasikiran  0-1402017European Club CupB20 Sicilian
23. V Laznicka vs A Bryn  1-0442017European Club CupB12 Caro-Kann Defense
24. M Danielsen vs M Bartel 0-1172017European Club CupB21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
25. Daniel Abbas vs E Inarkiev 0-1312017European Club CupB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Oct-13-17  PhilFeeley: Globus should have won at least one of their games, but they were all draws. Are they starting to fade? Losing their enthusiasm for this event? Their 6th round pairing should be even more difficult.
Oct-13-17  PhilFeeley: More draws on the top boards today.
Oct-13-17  PhilFeeley: I take that back. Not looking good for white on board 6.
Oct-13-17  Sokrates: Thanks for the response, <AK>. Appreciated!
Oct-13-17  ajile: Seems to be an increase in Black openings featuring the Pirc-Robatsch-Modern complexes. With decent results for Black which is interesting.

Alternatively other secondary favorites (mine) like Benoni-Dutch and QID seem to be less popular and less effective.

: /

Oct-13-17  BOSTER: < Sokrates>:<whether MVL will become a participant or not>. If we look at a GP series of four chess tour as a game, I'd say that MVL and Radjabov have a good pos, because they are still in the game.
Oct-13-17  nok: even Naka has a chance, provided Carlsen doesn't play and his rivals bomb.
Oct-14-17  PhilFeeley: Final round: Kramnik gets Inarkiev. Globus will have a hard time winning this overall, especially if Odlar Yurdu does well against AVE Nový Bor. If Globus wins and Odlar Yurdu loses, then Globus wins the event. But if Odlar Yurdu ties, then they tie Globus for the overall ranking. I don't know who wins then.
Oct-14-17  PhilFeeley: BTW, they haven't met frequently, but still:

<Classical games: Vladimir Kramnik beat Ernesto Inarkiev 3 to 0. Including rapid/exhibition games: Vladimir Kramnik beat Ernesto Inarkiev 4 to 0, with 1 draw. Only rapid/exhibition games: Vladimir Kramnik beat Ernesto Inarkiev 1 to 0, with 1 draw.>

Oct-14-17  PhilFeeley: Drawish opening, the English. Maybe Kramnik is tired of the whole thing.
Oct-14-17  Sokrates: Thanks, <BOSTER>. I'd say a candidate without MVL wouldn't be right. He is one of the very VERY few who could muster a tough challenge for the Norwegian, perhaps even THE one with the best prospects. In comparison with his competitors I am not sure he is the best - Aronian, Caruana, So, Mamedyarov etc. are equally strong on a good day, but relatively to Carlsen, I think he may be the fittest.

Gentlemen, what is your opinion?

Oct-14-17  Schwartz: Aronian or Caruana looks like a fun match. MVL, Kramnik, Ivanchuk also could be good matches.
Oct-14-17  jphamlore: Where did Karjakin go wrong as Black defending a Nimzo-Indian versus Grachev? Is he already in big trouble once the rooks get exchanged off and he's left with bishop and knight versus the two bishops?
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  whiteshark: <jphamlore> check COMPUTER ANNOTATED SCORE OF THIS GAME B Grachev vs Karjakin, 2017 ;)
Oct-15-17  LameJokes55: <Sokrates:Gentlemen, what is your opinion?>

I agree with you about MVL. He is a player with all-round capabilities. He has risen and stayed into top 5. He is one of those, who can give Carlsen a run for his money.

The trouble is, his qualification is not certain for the candidates.

Among Shak, Grischuk, MVL and Radjabov; only two can qualify. The first three are my favorite players. I don't mind any two of them getting through.

However, no one would begrudge Radjabov his place if gets through on merit.

Candidates is one hell of a tough tournament. I hope, whoever gets through makes World Championship a riveting and captivating spectacle.

Oct-15-17  sonia91: Podium:

1. Globus, RUS
2. Alkaloid, MKD (2016 champions)
3. Odlar Yurdu, AZE

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  HeMateMe: I love this photo


Oct-18-17  Sokrates: Thanks, <sonia91> for the result. Which, I am sorry to say, cannot ignite my enthusiasm, since neither of these club names form an identity in my mind. My bad but am I the only one who cannot get exited by club chess tournaments?
Oct-18-17  WorstPlayerEver: Mercenaries.
Oct-18-17  SandyJames: Hi friends, can anyone link me to a recent game by Aronian where he played Rh4 early in the opening and won. Thank you!
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  moronovich: <SandyJames: Hi friends, can anyone link me to a recent game by Aronian where he played Rh4 early in the opening and won. Thank you!>

It was Aronian-Nepomniachtchi,St Louis 2017.

Oct-18-17  SandyJames: Thank you,
Oct-18-17  BOSTER: Aronian with Rh4 in game Aronian vs Navara.2017.
Oct-20-17  Weeping Warrior: Who Is Globus, And where's His Games Located? I'm Either Blind Or I'm Missing Something, Like My Brain Lol.
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  beatgiant: <Weeping Warrior> <Who Is Globus; And where's His Games Located?> In case you weren't kidding, Globus is the name of one of the teams. For more details, follow the link
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