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🏆 European Team Championship (2019) Chess Event Description
The 22nd European Team Championship was contested between 40 national teams in Batumi, Georgia, 24 October to 2 November 2019, as a 9-round Swiss System tournament. Rest day: 29 October. Players received 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one. Chief arbiter: ... [more]

Player: Sune Berg Hansen

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S B Hansen vs K Alekseenko  1-0362019European Team ChampionshipE01 Catalan, Closed
2. S B Hansen vs McShane 0-1722019European Team ChampionshipE00 Queen's Pawn Game
3. T Laurusas vs S B Hansen  ½-½312019European Team ChampionshipD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
4. S Zhigalko vs S B Hansen  ½-½242019European Team ChampionshipC42 Petrov Defense
5. Toivo Keinanen vs S B Hansen  1-0592019European Team ChampionshipE73 King's Indian
6. S B Hansen vs Andrei Macovei  ½-½522019European Team ChampionshipE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
7. S B Hansen vs Valentin Dragnev  0-1612019European Team ChampionshipE10 Queen's Pawn Game
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Oct-25-19  EdwinKorir: Exciting first round games
Oct-25-19  virginmind: After two rounds, the Romanian women team is ranked first. Most probably it will go lower after meeting the stronger teams, but for now let's enjoy the moment ...:)
Oct-25-19  Carrots and Pizza: One thing I like about these kinds of tournaments as opposed to the super elite tourneys, is the variety of openings we are treated to.
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  moronovich: <is the variety of openings we are treated to.>

# Me too !

Oct-26-19  rokko: You can also discover Anish Giri the attacking player.

And, by the way, it is Batumi not Bitumi (@CG).

Oct-29-19  PhilFeeley: I see England's not doing as well as they should. 2nd and 3rd boards are underperforming.
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  Dionysius1: Not horribly so, I wouldn't say
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  Dionysius1: Although if I'm reading right, England started 2nd seed and after 5 rounds are lying 7th so hummm.
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  paavoh: Next round Ukraine vs Russia, both at 9 points so far.
Oct-31-19  PhilFeeley: England back where they should be, just 2 points behind Russia.
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  paavoh: Fine finish in Dubov-Svane. Could be a puzzle at move 36 or a bit earlier?

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  Messiah: Dubov - Svane was an extremely interesting game.
Oct-31-19  PhilFeeley: Nice to see Germany doing well.

These guys are all over the place, changing teams. Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu is from Romania, now playing for Germany. He got the important win against Vitiugov last round, a good game.

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  Dionysius1: England's great 2.5 - 1.5 win against Armenia brings them to 3rd place after 7 rounds and within 1 point of leaders, Russia.
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  saffuna: That was one traveling king in Dubov-Svane. Chased from g8 to getting mated on a3.
Nov-02-19  botvinnik64: Did Russia double Gold here? I know in the Open section they won with Ukraine second; was that the same fate in the Women's section? (The Muzycuk sisters didn't play, I guess.)
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  alexmagnus: Open: 1. Russia 2. Ukraine 3. England

Women: 1. Russia 2. Georgia 3. Azerbaijan

Nov-03-19  PhilFeeley: Good to see England rebound to 3rd. Also, nice to see Ukraine in 2nd.
Nov-04-19  bishopone: Ukraine get silver medal, without Ponomariov, Eljanov or Korobov. How impresive! Chucky is from other planet. Congrats, Ukraine!
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  Messiah: In Hungary there is a scandal regarding the result, Almasi and Erdos are debating publicly, in a rather uncultured way, on Facebook.
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  Annie K.: <Messiah> oh? Sounds interesting. Link please? :)
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  Messiah: <Annie K.>

GM Almasi has a gigantic meltdown: (this one is more or less cultured)

Upon request I am ready to help figuring out anything you can't understand by using online translators. Sometimes Hungarian is very difficult for the AI.

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  Annie K.: <Messiah> thanks! :) Hungarian is my first language, so I expect I will manage ok. ;)

So far I've discovered one interesting tidbit: Leko is Vincent Keymer's trainer these days.

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  Annie K.: OK, that was entertaining. :) Almasi seems to have been slightly unaware of just how public Facebook is - but I expect everything he said was probably correct.

He belongs to an earlier generation than Erdos, with a stronger work ethic and team spirit, and that shows in his value judgments.

There's apparently also some tension related to the management of the Hungarian Chess Federation, that they were not mentioning. Oh well, better luck next time!

Nov-06-19  siggemannen: Looked like the first board just didn't perform. Why wasn't Rapport on the Hungarian team?
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