|European Championship (2004)|
The 5th European Championship was a 13-round Swiss tournament held in Antalya Province, Turkey, 15-30 May 2004, with rest days on 19 and 26 May and a day for playoffs on 30 May. The venue was supposed to be Nautilus Hotel in Beldibi (Kemer district), but after a power supply incident on the night before play began it was moved to Justiniano Hotel in Belek (Serik district) on the other side of Antalya City. Only 74 players (36 GMs & 17 IMs) took part, as for some time it had not been clear whether the event would collide with other events such as the World Championship tournament in Libya. The top 12 players (apparently excl. Ivanchuk) would qualify for the 2005/06 World Championship cycle. Time control: 90 minutes for the whole game, with 30 seconds added per move from move 1. Prize fund: 45,000 euros. First prize 8,000, 2nd prize 5,000, 3rd prize 4,000 euros. Chief arbiter: Werner Stubenvoll. Play began each day at 3 pm. N games played: 480 Classical + 25 Rapid = 505.
Vassily Ivanchuk won the event after beating Nikolic in two Rapid (15 min + 10 sec) playoff games (Ivanchuk vs P Nikolic, 2004 and P Nikolic vs Ivanchuk, 2004). Aronian won the playoff for 3rd place, and Naiditsch, Agrest, Milov and Asrian won their matches for WC qualification - in which Kempinski did not take part - see 5th EU-ch playoff (2004).
Official site: https://web.archive.org/web/2004060...
Playoff results: https://web.archive.org/web/2004062...
Mark Weeks: https://www.mark-weeks.com/chess/zo...
ChessBase 1: https://en.chessbase.com/post/explo...
ChessBase 2: https://en.chessbase.com/post/ivanc...
Tidskrift för Schack, 2004/6, pp. 388-390: https://tfsarkiv.schack.se/pdf/2004...
Previous: European Championship (2003). Next: European Championship (2005). See also European Championship (Women) (2004)
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|1. Ivanchuk vs J Radulski
||0-1||29||2004||European Championship||C84 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|2. A Mastrovasilis vs Milov
|| ||0-1||44||2004||European Championship||A13 English|
|3. M Gurevich vs R Akesson
|| ||½-½||14||2004||European Championship||A15 English|
|4. A Pashikian vs Radjabov
||0-1||44||2004||European Championship||C07 French, Tarrasch|
|5. Mamedyarov vs L Drabke
||1-0||30||2004||European Championship||A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto|
|6. G van der Stricht vs P Nikolic
||0-1||39||2004||European Championship||D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|7. Aronian vs M Klinova
|| ||½-½||22||2004||European Championship||A41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)|
|8. Jonkman vs Macieja
||0-1||20||2004||European Championship||B03 Alekhine's Defense|
|9. Jobava vs M Neubauer
|| ||1-0||26||2004||European Championship||A37 English, Symmetrical|
|10. L Mazi vs G Sargissian
|| ||0-1||31||2004||European Championship||C77 Ruy Lopez|
|11. Krasenkow vs S Kristjansson
|| ||1-0||62||2004||European Championship||A15 English|
|12. M Grunberg vs K Asrian
|| ||½-½||16||2004||European Championship||A14 English|
|13. T Markowski vs K Haznedaroglu
|| ||1-0||39||2004||European Championship||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|14. M Erdogdu vs Navara
|| ||0-1||35||2004||European Championship||B41 Sicilian, Kan|
|15. Agrest vs B Thorfinnsson
|| ||1-0||25||2004||European Championship||D02 Queen's Pawn Game|
|16. U Atakisi vs Miroshnichenko
|| ||½-½||61||2004||European Championship||B60 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer|
|17. A Anastasian vs Z Mamedjarova
|| ||½-½||27||2004||European Championship||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|18. V Iotov vs A Istratescu
|| ||1-0||64||2004||European Championship||B06 Robatsch|
|19. R Kempinski vs M Bakalarz
|| ||1-0||30||2004||European Championship||D72 Neo-Grunfeld, 5.cd, Main line|
|20. T Yilmaz vs Minasian
|| ||0-1||48||2004||European Championship||B06 Robatsch|
|21. Z Izoria vs E Karadeniz
|| ||1-0||56||2004||European Championship||D61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack|
|22. S Kose vs Naiditsch
||1-0||33||2004||European Championship||B22 Sicilian, Alapin|
|23. Andersson vs Y Bayram
|| ||1-0||54||2004||European Championship||A15 English|
|24. Y Erturan vs Stefansson
|| ||0-1||34||2004||European Championship||B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation|
|25. V Gashimov vs B Esen
|| ||1-0||32||2004||European Championship||B62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer|
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