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🏆 European Club Cup (2004)

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Garry Kasparov, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Alexander Grischuk, Teimour Radjabov, Vasyl Ivanchuk, Boris Gelfand, Michael Adams, Dmitry Jakovenko, Alexey Shirov, Sergei Movsesian, Etienne Bacrot, Arkadij Naiditsch, Victor Bologan, Ernesto Inarkiev, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Laurent Fressinet, Nigel Short, Sergei Zhigalko, Alexander Motylev, Alexander G Beliavsky, Ivan Sokolov, Sergei Rublevsky, Alexander Khalifman, Kiril Georgiev, Joel Lautier, Artyom Timofeev, Michael Roiz, Aleksej Aleksandrov, Michal Krasenkow, Konstantin Sakaev, Csaba Balogh, Boris Avrukh, Sergei Azarov, Bartosz Socko, Rafael Vaganian, Andrei Kharlov, Borki Predojevic, Bartlomiej Macieja, Robert Kempinski, Dmitry Bocharov, Pavel Smirnov, Zdenko Kozul, Valerij Filippov, Suat Atalik, Tomasz Markowski, Andrey Zhigalko, Alexander Rustemov, David Baramidze, Tornike Sanikidze, Semen I Dvoirys, Gyula Sax, Iossif Dorfman, Alexander Huzman, Vitali Golod, Emre Can, Igor-Alexandre Nataf, Igor Glek, Jozsef Pinter, Andrey Shariyazdanov, Alon Greenfeld, Baris Esen, Konstantine Shanava, Alexander Goloshchapov, Bojan Kurajica, Levan Aroshidze, Giorgi Margvelashvili, Julen Luis Arizmendi Martinez, Igor Stohl, Artem Iljin, Mikhail Golubev, Michael Feygin, Jozsef Horvath, Csaba Horvath, Daniel Hugo Campora, Leif Erlend Johannessen, Attila Groszpeter, Arkadij Rotstein, Andrei Belozerov, Emir Dizdarevic, Adam Horvath, Anthony Kosten, Jurij Tihonov, Trajce Nedev, Olivier Renet, Gerhard Schebler, Giorgi Bagaturov, Zvonko Stanojoski, Valeri Yandemirov, Igor Efimov, David Marciano, Milan Vukic, Aleksandar Colovic, Ramil Hasangatin, Anthony Wirig, Alexandre Qashashvili, Mert Erdogdu, Jouni Yrjola, Kivanc Haznedaroglu, Ernesto Fernandez Romero, Shojaat Ghane plus 137 more players. Chess Event Description
European Club Cup (2004)

The 20th European Club Cup was a 7-round Swiss team tournament held at the Altin Yunus Hotel in Cesme, Izmir Province, Turkey, 3-9 October 2004, with the participation of 36 clubs from 22 countries, including defending champions NAO Chess Club of Paris, which mustered Adams, Grischuk, Bacrot, Pons, Lautier, Radjabov, Fressinet, and Nataf. Of the 264 players, 86 were GMs. The matches were played over six boards, with 2 points for a team win and 1 point for a draw. Time control: 90 minutes for the whole game, with 30 seconds added per move from move one. Chief organizer: European Chess Union. Chief arbiter: Dirk de Ridder.

NAO Chess Club won again with 12/14, ahead of Bosna Sarajevo (Shirov, Short, Sokolov, Bologan, Movsesian, Kozul, Atalik, Predojevic), Ladya Kazan (Rublevsky, Yandemirov, Timofeev, Filippov, et al.) and Max Ven Ekaterinburg (Kasparov, Vaganian, et al.), all three with 11/14.

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 page 1 of 24; games 1-25 of 595  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Azarov vs Kasparov ½-½272004European Club CupB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
2. Shirov vs S Kristjansson 1-0362004European Club CupC16 French, Winawer
3. Movsesian vs S D Sigfusson  1-0262004European Club CupC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
4. I Johannesson vs Bologan  0-1462004European Club CupB06 Robatsch
5. A Shariyazdanov vs M Duesterwald  1-0532004European Club CupA15 English
6. A A Gretarsson vs Predojevic ½-½652004European Club CupC41 Philidor Defense
7. Sakaev vs M Feygin 1-0662004European Club CupD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. Motylev vs M Ahn  1-0572004European Club CupB78 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 10.castle long
9. K Petzold vs A Rustemov  0-1222004European Club CupA13 English
10. K Pulkkinen vs F Vallejo Pons  0-1402004European Club CupB42 Sicilian, Kan
11. Radjabov vs P Lehtivaara 1-0562004European Club CupC01 French, Exchange
12. Bacrot vs P Kekki  1-0302004European Club CupD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
13. A Hentunen vs Fressinet  0-1312004European Club CupA15 English
14. Glek vs A Aleksandrov 1-0192004European Club CupC48 Four Knights
15. R Meessen vs Beliavsky ½-½732004European Club CupC78 Ruy Lopez
16. Adams vs M Maki Uuro 1-0182004European Club CupB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
17. M Agopov vs Grischuk  0-1432004European Club CupB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
18. I Sokolov vs S Bjornsson 1-0282004European Club CupD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. B Thorfinnsson vs Short 0-1332004European Club CupE43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
20. P Berntsen vs B Socko 0-1292004European Club CupC00 French Defense
21. S Brynell vs Ivanchuk  ½-½302004European Club CupE15 Queen's Indian
22. M Eriksson vs Macieja  ½-½302004European Club CupE47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
23. R Kempinski vs S Schneider 1-0362004European Club CupA15 English
24. Krasenkow vs B Ahlander 1-0272004European Club CupD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
25. T Markowski vs C Holst  1-0582004European Club CupA07 King's Indian Attack
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member We now have some of the games from the Euro Club Cup.
Oct-12-04  Knight13: Wow! That's a lot of people playing in this Euro Club Cup!

<> I have a question. Who won in this championship?

Oct-12-04  acirce: <Knight13> It was a team event. NAO Chess Club was the team that won. They had Michael Adams on their top board.
Oct-12-04  Knight13: <acirce> Oh, okay. Team battles. Thanks for the answer.
Oct-12-04  admiralnemo: Thanks,, hopefully more will be on the way. Some great games here.
Oct-12-04  Knight13: Wich team was Garry Kasparov on?
Oct-12-04  Knight13: <admirolnemo: Some great games here.> True. I've found lots of great games and added them to my game collection.
Oct-12-04  iron maiden: What's incredible is that NAO Chess Club won without dropping a single game.
Oct-13-04  apple head: First of all Kasparov got served by Rublevsky, but beisdes that he was on the duffoses team :-)
Oct-13-04  apple head: I think that Kasparov will lose lots of points.
Oct-13-04  ruylopez900: Does have the standings for all of the clubs? They might but right now all I see is the rather long list of players who participated.
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: I found them all here: along with all the games. A great great site!
Oct-13-04  Knight13: These games are Great! I am really enjoying it! Thanks, for posting these great games.
Oct-14-04  percyblakeney: Chessbase report on the event:
Premium Chessgames Member
  Eggman: Does anyone know what the time control was for this event? Can someone at least tell me if this was classical chess?
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: <Eggman> "90 Minuten + 30 Sekunden pro Zug" according to Chess-Results.

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