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🏆 European Team Championship (1997)

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Peter Svidler, Michael Adams, Sergei Movsesian, Evgeny Bareev, Zoltan Almasi, Loek van Wely, Vladimir Akopian, Nigel Short, Alexander G Beliavsky, Ivan Sokolov, Emil Sutovsky, Ilia Smirin, Viktor Korchnoi, Matthew Sadler, Anar Allahverdiyev, Vadim Zvjaginsev, Jan Timman, Artur Yusupov, Zurab Azmaiparashvili, Aleksej Aleksandrov, Michal Krasenkow, Predrag Nikolic, Zoltan Gyimesi, Daniel Fridman, Giorgi Kacheishvili, Rafael Vaganian, Alexei Fedorov, Julian M Hodgson, Eduardas Rozentalis, Zbynek Hracek, Yury Shulman, Robert Kempinski, Lembit Oll, Leonid Yudasin, Jonathan Speelman, Friso Nijboer, Jaan Ehlvest, Zdenko Kozul, Smbat Lputian, Robert Huebner, Ulf Andersson, Hrvoje Stevic, Suat Atalik, Rustem Dautov, Igor Miladinovic, Vasilios Kotronias, Yannick Pelletier, Alexander Chernin, Artashes Minasian, Lubomir Ftacnik, Mladen Palac, Christopher Lutz, Boris Alterman, Dusko Pavasovic, Giorgi Giorgadze, Gyula Sax, Pavel Blatny, Alexander Huzman, Ashot Anastasian, Jean-Marc Degraeve, Davor Rogic, Igor Glek, Bogdan Lalic, Zurab Sturua, Yuri Yakovich, Sarunas Sulskis, Normunds Miezis, Jozsef Pinter, Drazen Sermek, Gennadi Sosonko, Jordi Magem Badals, Robert Zelcic, Johan Hellsten, Edvins Kengis, John van der Wiel, Bojan Kurajica, Ognjen Cvitan, Viacheslav Dydyshko, Anatoly Vaisser, Nikola Mitkov, Igor Stohl, Christian Gabriel, Petr Haba, Pablo San Segundo Carrillo, Nikolaus Stanec, Ioannis Nikolaidis, Krunoslav Hulak, Goran Dizdar, Michele Godena, Gennadij Timoscenko, Arnaud Hauchard, Pia Cramling, Joseph G Gallagher, Emir Dizdarevic, Antonio Antunes, Zigurds Lanka, Sarhan Guliev, Trajce Nedev, Georg Mohr, Olivier Renet plus 65 more players. Chess Event Description
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:
Jaque 452, pp. 44-51:
Tidskrift för Schack, 1997/5, pp. 279-292:

Previous: European Team Championship (1992). Next: European Team Championship (1999). Women's section: European Team Championship (Women) (1997)

 page 1 of 25; games 1-25 of 612  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Ehlvest vs Adams  ½-½181997European Team ChampionshipE12 Queen's Indian
2. S Rocha vs Blatny  0-1631997European Team ChampionshipB15 Caro-Kann
3. T Upton vs Ftacnik  0-1561997European Team ChampionshipB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
4. Fedorov vs J Norri 1-0311997European Team ChampionshipC30 King's Gambit Declined
5. Krasenkow vs Timman  1-0381997European Team ChampionshipD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. Movsesian vs R Damaso  0-1261997European Team ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
7. J Grant vs G Timoscenko  0-1291997European Team ChampionshipA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
8. Smirin vs F Izeta Txabarri  ½-½461997European Team ChampionshipC78 Ruy Lopez
9. P Haba vs C Pereira dos Santos  1-0381997European Team ChampionshipE81 King's Indian, Samisch
10. G Schroll vs D Pavasovic  1-0251997European Team ChampionshipD49 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
11. V Maki vs Shulman  0-1451997European Team ChampionshipA08 King's Indian Attack
12. Bareev vs Rozentalis 1-0491997European Team ChampionshipA13 English
13. Speelman vs Oll  ½-½401997European Team ChampionshipA20 English
14. M Rychagov vs Sadler 0-1391997European Team ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
15. Hodgson vs R Sergejev  ½-½691997European Team ChampionshipD00 Queen's Pawn Game
16. B Lalic vs C Arduman  1-0361997European Team ChampionshipD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
17. T Yilmaz vs Z Kozul  0-1291997European Team ChampionshipB67 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 8...Bd7
18. M Palac vs S Soylu  1-0541997European Team ChampionshipB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
19. A Ipek vs G Dizdar  0-1631997European Team ChampionshipA40 Queen's Pawn Game
20. S Sulskis vs Svidler  ½-½241997European Team ChampionshipB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
21. Zvjaginsev vs D Zagorskis  1-0291997European Team ChampionshipD80 Grunfeld
22. V Grabliauskas vs Yakovich  1-0311997European Team ChampionshipA61 Benoni
23. Vaganian vs J Gallagher  ½-½251997European Team ChampionshipA15 English
24. W Hug vs Minasian  ½-½171997European Team ChampionshipA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
25. A Anastasian vs Pelletier  1-0331997European Team ChampionshipD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  Tabanus: Sweden's team captain Bjorn Ansner wrote in Tidskrift för Schack 1997 no. 5 page 279 that the championship was 9 rounds without any rest day. TWIC 5 May says that the event will start on 6 May. Consequently, the dates here are 6-14 May.

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