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🏆 European Team Championship (1999)

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Levon Aronian, Veselin Topalov, Alexander Grischuk, Vasyl Ivanchuk, Boris Gelfand, Ruslan Ponomariov, Peter Leko, Alexey Shirov, Sergei Movsesian, Judit Polgar, Baadur Jobava, Zoltan Almasi, Laurent Fressinet, Loek van Wely, Nigel Short, Alexander G Beliavsky, Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu, Ivan Sokolov, Vadim Milov, Ilia Smirin, Alexander Onischuk, Sergei Tiviakov, Sergey Volkov, Kiril Georgiev, Viktor Korchnoi, Joel Lautier, Christian Bauer, Artur Yusupov, Mikhail Kobalia, Aleksej Aleksandrov, Andrei Istratescu, Predrag Nikolic, Michal Krasenkow, Jeroen Piket, Aleksander Delchev, Boris Avrukh, Giorgi Kacheishvili, Ivan Ivanisevic, Bartosz Socko, Alexei Fedorov, Mikheil Mchedlishvili, Bartlomiej Macieja, Eduardas Rozentalis, Zbynek Hracek, Robert Kempinski, Jonathan Speelman, Dragan Solak, Zdenko Kozul, Smbat Lputian, Miguel Illescas Cordoba, Robert Huebner, Valerij Filippov, Hrvoje Stevic, Suat Atalik, Tomasz Markowski, Rustem Dautov, Arturs Neiksans, Emanuel Berg, Alexander Galkin, Branko Damljanovic, Lev Psakhis, Yannick Pelletier, Tamaz Gelashvili, Artashes Minasian, Alexander Chernin, Dimitri Reinderman, Mladen Palac, Tiger Hillarp Persson, Lubomir Ftacnik, Evgenij Agrest, Christopher Lutz, Mihail Marin, Oleg Romanishin, Dusko Pavasovic, Vladimir Malaniuk, Giorgi Giorgadze, Vlastimil Babula Sr, Alexander Huzman, Ashot Anastasian, Murray Chandler, Vladislav Nevednichy, Igor-Alexandre Nataf, Stuart C Conquest, Normunds Miezis, Jozsef Pinter, Jordi Magem Badals, Robert Zelcic, Vladimir Georgiev, John van der Wiel, Ognjen Cvitan, Bojan Kurajica, Viacheslav Dydyshko, Andrei Kovalev, Igor Stohl, Nikola Mitkov, Christian Gabriel, Rasul Ibrahimov, Michele Godena, Zlatko Ilincic, Valeriane Gaprindashvili plus 74 more players. Chess Event Description
European Team Championship (1999)

The 12th European Team Championship was contested between 36 national teams in the newly built Chess Palace in Batumi, Georgia from 29 November to 7 December 1999. It was a 9-round Swiss system tournament organized by the European Chess Union and the Georgian Chess Federation. Time control: 120 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 60 additional minutes to finish the game. Rounds 1-9 started at 3 pm local time. Chief arbiter: Geurt Gijssen. Number of games played: 648.

Armenia (Lputian, Minasian, Anastasian, Aronian) won with 22.5/36 game points, ahead of Hungary (22/36) and Germany (21/36).

Wiener Zeitung:
Tidskrift för Schack, 2000/1, pp. 45-54:
Tidskrift för Schack, 2000/2, pp. 89-94:
The Irish Chess Diary:
The Chesspedia:

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 page 1 of 26; games 1-25 of 647  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. T Oral vs A Neiksans 1-0381999European Team ChampionshipC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
2. Topalov vs Rozentalis 1-0241999European Team ChampionshipA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
3. Lanka vs Movsesian  1-0411999European Team ChampionshipB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
4. I Sokolov vs Jobava  1-0581999European Team ChampionshipE70 King's Indian
5. I Tofan vs T Gelashvili  0-1511999European Team ChampionshipC41 Philidor Defense
6. Ponomariov vs I Ivanisevic 1-0461999European Team ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
7. Plachetka vs C Lutz  0-1421999European Team ChampionshipA87 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation
8. Yusupov vs I Stohl  ½-½231999European Team ChampionshipD72 Neo-Grunfeld,, Main line
9. Psakhis vs D Pavasovic  ½-½201999European Team ChampionshipA13 English
10. Aronian vs M Ahn 1-0291999European Team ChampionshipE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
11. Polgar vs Marciano  1-0331999European Team ChampionshipC42 Petrov Defense
12. Lautier vs Leko  ½-½261999European Team ChampionshipA34 English, Symmetrical
13. Tiviakov vs R Akesson  1-0391999European Team ChampionshipB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
14. C Bauer vs Z Almasi  0-1291999European Team ChampionshipD19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
15. J Pinter vs I Nataf  ½-½241999European Team ChampionshipE77 King's Indian
16. J Gallagher vs M Agopov  1-0371999European Team ChampionshipB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
17. Gelfand vs Beliavsky  ½-½801999European Team ChampionshipD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
18. E Agrest vs Piket  1-0341999European Team ChampionshipA28 English
19. A Mikhalchishin vs Avrukh  ½-½341999European Team ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
20. G Mohr vs A Huzman  ½-½151999European Team ChampionshipA13 English
21. Damljanovic vs Ivanchuk  ½-½401999European Team ChampionshipB06 Robatsch
22. Onischuk vs Z Ilincic  0-1581999European Team ChampionshipA16 English
23. D Kosic vs Romanishin  ½-½281999European Team ChampionshipE60 King's Indian Defense
24. Delchev vs A Butnorius 1-0411999European Team ChampionshipA14 English
25. M Geenen vs A Anastasian  0-1601999European Team ChampionshipB94 Sicilian, Najdorf
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  Tabanus: For completeness:

[Event "European Team Championship"]
[Site "Batumi GEO"]
[Date "1999.12.05"]
[Round "7.4"]
[White "Ahn, Martin"]
[Black "Bawart, Markus"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "2331"]
[BlackElo "2382"]
[EventDate "1999.11.29"]
[Source "OlimpBase"]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 e5 6. Ndb5 d6 7. Bg5 a6 8. Na3 b5 9. Nd5 Qa5+ 10. Bd2 Qd8 11. Bg5 Qa5+ 1/2-1/2 notes of an improved version of the 648 games, not sure what CG has here.

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