|European Championship (2003)|
The 4th European Championship was a 207-player 13-round Swiss tournament held at the Marin Princess Hotel in Silivri, Istanbul Province, Turkey, 30 May - 14 June 2003, with rest days on 4 and 9 June, and a day for playoffs on 14 June. No less than 152 GMs participated, of which 49 were rated >2600. Two players (Ivanchuk and Grischuk) were rated >2700. Among the men were also a 13-year-old girl, Kateryna Lagno. The players were once again requested to stay in certain hotels. The first 39 players (excl. seeded players, and five players from the previous European championship) would qualify for the 2003/04 World Championship. Time control: 90 minutes for the whole game, with 30 seconds added per move from move 1. Prize fund: $192,000 (minus FIDE and ECU taxes), a considerable increase from 2002. First prize $32,000, 2nd prize $24,000, 3rd prize $16,000. Chief arbiter: Viron Tsorbatzoglou. Play began each day at 3 pm. N games played: 1337 Classical + 2 Rapid = 1339.
Zurab Azmaiparashvili won the event with 9.5/13. Malakhov beat Graf 1½-½ in the Rapid (15 min + 10 sec) tiebreak match for 2nd place, see 4th EU-ch playoff (2003). The four 8/13 players with worst Buchholz score (Fedorov, Tiviakov, Istratescu, Inarkiev) were supposed to have a playoff for two places in the WC tournament, but this did not happen because they felt that all 32 players tied on 8 points should be involved. Inarkiev and Tiviakov did take part in the FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004).
Official site: https://web.archive.org/web/2003081...
Tiebreak rules: https://web.archive.org/web/2003100...
Mark Weeks: https://www.mark-weeks.com/chess/zo...
Tidskrift för Schack, 2003/6, pp. 407-413: https://tfsarkiv.schack.se/pdf/2003...
Interview with Azmaiparashvili: https://web.archive.org/web/2003081...
Previous: European Championship (2002). Next: European Championship (2004). See also European Championship (Women) (2003) (same place, 2-14 June)
| page 1 of 52; games 1-25 of 1,289
|1. V Malakhov vs Dvoirys
|| ||1-0||44||2003||European Championship||A04 Reti Opening|
|2. Dolmatov vs I Kurnosov
|| ||½-½||28||2003||European Championship||B90 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|3. Kharlov vs W Hug
|| ||1-0||76||2003||European Championship||A00 Uncommon Opening|
|4. R Azimi vs A Shomoev
|| ||0-1||45||2003||European Championship||C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|5. R Kempinski vs Van Wely
|| ||½-½||60||2003||European Championship||D71 Neo-Grunfeld|
|6. Minasian vs Azmaiparashvili
||½-½||7||2003||European Championship||B07 Pirc|
|7. I Sokolov vs V Spasov
||½-½||43||2003||European Championship||E77 King's Indian|
|8. Romanishin vs M E Kayar
|| ||1-0||29||2003||European Championship||A43 Old Benoni|
|9. D Pavasovic vs D Mastrovasilis
|| ||1-0||39||2003||European Championship||C45 Scotch Game|
|10. S Savchenko vs D Reyhan
|| ||1-0||46||2003||European Championship||E97 King's Indian|
|11. B Valensi vs A Goloshchapov
|| ||0-1||58||2003||European Championship||D48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran|
|12. S Conquest vs Ivanchuk
|| ||½-½||37||2003||European Championship||A04 Reti Opening|
|13. Grischuk vs A Iljushin
||1-0||53||2003||European Championship||C11 French|
|14. A Cherniaev vs Aronian
|| ||½-½||45||2003||European Championship||C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense|
|15. V Nevednichy vs E Karadeniz
|| ||1-0||40||2003||European Championship||B11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4|
|16. A Romero Holmes vs U Akcan
|| ||1-0||54||2003||European Championship||A20 English|
|17. A E Ataman vs I Nataf
||0-1||36||2003||European Championship||E94 King's Indian, Orthodox|
|18. A Anastasian vs A Duman
||1-0||28||2003||European Championship||E68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4|
|19. C Morrison vs M Mchedlishvili
|| ||0-1||40||2003||European Championship||B10 Caro-Kann|
|20. T Luther vs C Arduman
|| ||1-0||65||2003||European Championship||C97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin|
|21. R Mamedov vs V Burmakin
|| ||½-½||15||2003||European Championship||C10 French|
|22. I Ivanisevic vs I Asmundsson
|| ||1-0||30||2003||European Championship||D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|23. A Olcayoz vs Z Izoria
|| ||½-½||34||2003||European Championship||B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack|
|24. E Can vs Nijboer
|| ||½-½||35||2003||European Championship||B30 Sicilian|
|25. G Sargissian vs R Moor
|| ||½-½||47||2003||European Championship||D84 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit Accepted|
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|Jun-08-03|| ||lostemperor: Let's test this new tournamentfeature:) I don't get it. This Europeanchampionship is played in the accelerated new timer of Fide while the unification WC-matches is back to its "old" longer timer of 2 hours for 40 moves. Either weird or double standards. This timer causes much more blunders in the games. If people like to see players making blunders look at my (fast) games on internet! |
|Jun-09-03|| ||refutor: question...is there anyway to sort the tournament listings by eco? i find it hard to look for the stuff i play without it being sorted ;) |
|Jun-09-03|| ||Bears092: Refutor - You could search using just the ECO and type in 2003 for the year, then pick out the ones that are from 4th IECC. It'll be a lot easier to do that than search through all 700 of these games. |
|Jun-13-03|| ||twisterctl8: where can i follow the games live for this tournament? |
|Jun-13-03|| ||pks: you can see the games live at icc but its over now sorry |
|Jun-13-03|| ||chessgames.com: The remaining rounds from this tournament are now online. Hats off to Azmaiparashvili who bagged clear first place. We're working on getting the games from the women's section. |
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