|European Team Championship (1997)|
The 11th European Team Championship was contested between 34 national teams in the Histria hotel in Punta Verudela, Pula, Croatia from 6-14 May 1997. It was a 9-round Swiss system tournament organized by the Croatian Chess Federation and the European Chess Union. It was also the first European Team Championship where the participating countries had to pay the cost of accommodation for their teams. Time control: 120 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 60 additional minutes for the next 20 moves, and no more extra time except 30 seconds added per move from move 61. Tournament director: Damir Medak. Chief arbiter: Geurt Gijssen. Number of games played: 612.
England (Short, Adams, Speelman, Sadler, Hodgson) won with 22.5/36 game points, ahead of Russia (2nd on Buchholz tiebreak, 22.5/36) and Armenia (22/36). The event was followed by Pula Open (1997) which started on 16 May.
Official site: http://web.archive.org/web/20030212...
TWIC 1: https://theweekinchess.com/html/twi...
TWIC 2: https://theweekinchess.com/html/twi...
Jaque 452, pp. 44-51: http://www.bartelski.pl/olimpbase/l...
Tidskrift för Schack, 1997/5, pp. 279-292: https://tfsarkiv.schack.se/pdf/1997...
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| page 1 of 25; games 1-25 of 612
|1. Ehlvest vs Adams
|| ||½-½||18||1997||European Team Championship||E12 Queen's Indian|
|2. S Rocha vs Blatny
|| ||0-1||63||1997||European Team Championship||B15 Caro-Kann|
|3. T Upton vs Ftacnik
|| ||0-1||56||1997||European Team Championship||B84 Sicilian, Scheveningen|
|4. Fedorov vs J Norri
||1-0||31||1997||European Team Championship||C30 King's Gambit Declined|
|5. Krasenkow vs Timman
|| ||1-0||38||1997||European Team Championship||D47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|6. Movsesian vs R Damaso
|| ||0-1||26||1997||European Team Championship||B01 Scandinavian|
|7. J Grant vs G Timoscenko
|| ||0-1||29||1997||European Team Championship||A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto|
|8. Smirin vs F Izeta Txabarri
|| ||½-½||46||1997||European Team Championship||C78 Ruy Lopez|
|9. P Haba vs C Pereira dos Santos
|| ||1-0||38||1997||European Team Championship||E81 King's Indian, Samisch|
|10. G Schroll vs D Pavasovic
|| ||1-0||25||1997||European Team Championship||D49 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran|
|11. V Maki vs Shulman
|| ||0-1||45||1997||European Team Championship||A08 King's Indian Attack|
|12. Bareev vs Rozentalis
||1-0||49||1997||European Team Championship||A13 English|
|13. Speelman vs Oll
|| ||½-½||40||1997||European Team Championship||A20 English|
|14. M Rychagov vs Sadler
||0-1||39||1997||European Team Championship||B22 Sicilian, Alapin|
|15. Hodgson vs R Sergejev
|| ||½-½||69||1997||European Team Championship||D00 Queen's Pawn Game|
|16. B Lalic vs C Arduman
|| ||1-0||36||1997||European Team Championship||D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav|
|17. T Yilmaz vs Z Kozul
|| ||0-1||29||1997||European Team Championship||B67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7|
|18. M Palac vs S Soylu
|| ||1-0||54||1997||European Team Championship||B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation|
|19. A Ipek vs G Dizdar
|| ||0-1||63||1997||European Team Championship||A40 Queen's Pawn Game|
|20. S Sulskis vs Svidler
|| ||½-½||24||1997||European Team Championship||B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation|
|21. Zvjaginsev vs D Zagorskis
|| ||1-0||29||1997||European Team Championship||D80 Grunfeld|
|22. V Grabliauskas vs Yakovich
|| ||1-0||31||1997||European Team Championship||A61 Benoni|
|23. Vaganian vs J Gallagher
|| ||½-½||25||1997||European Team Championship||A15 English|
|24. W Hug vs Minasian
|| ||½-½||17||1997||European Team Championship||A41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)|
|25. A Anastasian vs Pelletier
|| ||1-0||33||1997||European Team Championship||D30 Queen's Gambit Declined|
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