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🏆 European Club Cup (2007)

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Magnus Carlsen, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Viswanathan Anand, Alexander Grischuk, Teimour Radjabov, Sergey Karjakin, Alexander Morozevich, Vasyl Ivanchuk, Peter Svidler, Ruslan Ponomariov, Pentala Harikrishna, Pavel Eljanov, Gata Kamsky, Michael Adams, Dmitry Jakovenko, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Alexey Shirov, Sergei Movsesian, Etienne Bacrot, Arkadij Naiditsch, Victor Bologan, Baadur Jobava, Vladimir Malakhov, Ernesto Inarkiev, Zoltan Almasi, Alexander Moiseenko, Evgeny Alekseev, Alexander Areshchenko, Laurent Fressinet, Krishnan Sasikiran, Rustam Kasimdzhanov, Loek van Wely, Vladimir Akopian, Ivan Cheparinov, Nigel Short, Aleksey Dreev, Sergei Zhigalko, Zahar Efimenko, Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu, Ivan Sokolov, Sergei Rublevsky, Vadim Milov, Emil Sutovsky, Gabriel Sargissian, Ilia Smirin, Jon Ludvig Hammer, Alexander Onischuk, Peter Heine Nielsen, Sergei Tiviakov, Evgenij Miroshnichenko, Sergey Volkov, Kiril Georgiev, Christian Bauer, Michael Roiz, Andrei Istratescu, Predrag Nikolic, Zoltan Gyimesi, Vladislav Tkachiev, Tigran L Petrosian, Boris Avrukh, Sergei Azarov, Rafael Vaganian, Luka Lenic, Alexei Fedorov, Pavel Tregubov, Constantin Lupulescu, Vladimir Baklan, Borki Predojevic, Murtas Kazhgaleyev, Jan Gustafsson, Eduardas Rozentalis, Pengxiang Zhang, Robert Kempinski, Karen Asrian, Pavel Smirnov, Zdenko Kozul, Smbat Lputian, Andreas Heimann, Bojan Vuckovic, Hichem Hamdouchi, Andrey Zhigalko, Niclas Huschenbeth, Vasilios Kotronias, Emanuel Berg, Alexander Galkin, Ivan Farago, Yannick Pelletier, Manuel Perez Candelario, Alberto David, Artashes Minasian, Mladen Palac, Matthieu Cornette, Evgenij Agrest, Philipp Schlosser, Ashot Anastasian, Emre Can, Ibragim S Khamrakulov, Sune Berg Hansen, Igor-Alexandre Nataf, Igor Glek plus 289 more players. Chess Event Description
European Club Cup (2007)

The 23rd European Club Cup was a 7-round Swiss team tournament held at the Limra Hotel in Kemer, Antalya Province, Turkey, 3-9 October 2007, with the participation of 56 clubs from 30 countries, including defending champions Tomsk-400, which mustered Morozevich, Jakovenko, Karjakin, Kasimdzhanov, Inarkiev, Tkachiev, Bologan and Smirnov. Of the 408 players, 140 were GM's. Each match was played over six boards, with 2 points for a team win and 1 point for a draw. Time control: 90 minutes for 40 moves, then 30 more minutes till the end of the game, with a 30-second increment from move one. First prize: 9,000 euros. Chief organizer: European Chess Union and Turkish Chess Federation. Chief arbiter: Ozgur Solakoglu.

Linex Magic of Merida, Spain (Kamsky, Adams, Rublevsky, Sargissian, Cheparinov and Perez) won with 13/14, ahead of Ural Sverdlovskaya (Radjabov, Shirov, Grischuk, Akopian, Malakhov and Dreev, 12/14) and Tomsk-400 (3rd on tiebreak with 11/14).

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 page 1 of 47; games 1-25 of 1,167  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Carlsen vs R Pruijssers 1-0402007European Club CupC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
2. M Bosboom vs Bacrot 0-1462007European Club CupA80 Dutch
3. Nisipeanu vs M van Delft  1-0422007European Club CupB12 Caro-Kann Defense
4. A van de Oudeweetering vs Harikrishna  0-1582007European Club CupB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
5. P H Nielsen vs L van Beek  1-0232007European Club CupD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. F van der Elburg vs P Schlosser  ½-½382007European Club CupA15 English
7. M Sebag vs Radjabov 0-1582007European Club CupB22 Sicilian, Alapin
8. Shirov vs E Cekro 1-0282007European Club CupB06 Robatsch
9. F Manca vs Grischuk 0-1312007European Club CupC45 Scotch Game
10. V Akopian vs C Foisor 1-0242007European Club CupB15 Caro-Kann
11. E Goossens vs V Malakhov 0-1232007European Club CupA67 Benoni, Taimanov Variation
12. Dreev vs A Dal Borgo  1-0282007European Club CupD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
13. Kamsky vs L E Johannessen  ½-½532007European Club CupC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
14. L Ogaard vs Adams 0-1442007European Club CupE55 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation
15. K Trygstad vs G Sargissian 0-1452007European Club CupC53 Giuoco Piano
16. I Cheparinov vs A Moen 1-0372007European Club CupD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
17. D Kovachev vs M Perez Candelario 0-1412007European Club CupB22 Sicilian, Alapin
18. Karjakin vs M Karttunen 1-0262007European Club CupB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
19. V Maki vs Kasimdzhanov  ½-½332007European Club CupB83 Sicilian
20. E Inarkiev vs T Lampen  1-0452007European Club CupA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
21. J Penttinen vs Tkachiev  0-1362007European Club CupB06 Robatsch
22. Bologan vs J Mertanen 1-0272007European Club CupB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
23. O Sisatto vs P Smirnov  ½-½442007European Club CupB06 Robatsch
24. K Arkell vs Ivanchuk 0-1402007European Club CupD76 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O Nb6
25. Z Almasi vs A Greet 1-0332007European Club CupE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
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Oct-09-07  borkoto: Roiz is still hangin in there - amazing staff
Oct-09-07  Mameluk: Radjabov´s KID seems impregnable.
Oct-09-07  Mameluk: Ivanchuk sacrificed a piece and meanwhile Moro completely messed his position and should be happy for a draw.
Oct-09-07  vlado23: <Mameluk> isn't Moro about to win?
Oct-09-07  Mameluk: The problem is Roiz must win against Cheparinov to make it 3-3. So he will probably lose.
Oct-09-07  borkoto: The best game so far in the tournament...Cheparinov vs Roiz - good attacking play - no draw rule
Oct-09-07  SickedChess: Moro is trying hard to win this
Oct-09-07  Mameluk: Now Van Wely erred with 36...Bf5 instead of simple Qxf7 and does not have many pawns right now. We´ll see if Moro can win this, he was completely winning before however.
Oct-09-07  borkoto: Cheparinov has taken bigger scalps than \Roiz's - but Roiz is no lesser player -gootta give it to him
Oct-09-07  borkoto: sadly Roiz is coming to a bitter end 0 - so much for his effort
Oct-09-07  Mameluk: Chucky overpressed. It is not over yet, but quite bad.
Oct-09-07  VishyFan: <chessmoron: Unbelievable, Xu Yuhua drew against the unstoppable Koneru Humpy which she is nearly 100 points below the Indian's ELO.> It was a GM draw....., Humpy's team has already won the championship and Humpy has won the individual Top board prize and she might have wanted to close this successful tournament safely...

Humpy is gaining 10 ELO from this tournament.....

Oct-09-07  Mameluk: Ivanchuk lost for a team, because they were losing. So No. 1 not yet, especially when Anand seems winning. Moro seems definitely like a draw.
Oct-09-07  slomarko: what the hell has Ivanchuk done? what was that Ne5?????
Oct-09-07  chessmoron: Anand is 2800 flat after a 1 pt lost.

Ivanchuk will lose 3.2 ELO points. 2784

Oct-09-07  edwitten: the only explanation is that ivanchuk had to force matters for team reasons,because his play was pretty absurd.
Oct-09-07  slomarko: indeed his play sucked
Oct-09-07  notyetagm: <edwitten: the only explanation is that ivanchuk had to force matters for team reasons,because his play was pretty absurd.>

Yes, I didn't understand that knight sacrifice by Radjabov. It didn't quite look sound but like you said maybe his team needed the win.

Oct-09-07  vlado23: the final position in Rublevsky vs. Tiviakov today is almost identical to Anand vs Grischuk, 2007 from Mexico
Oct-10-07  CHESSMANIAC05: please stop hating on ivanchuk. nobody wins every game ya know.
Oct-10-07  King mega: The former world champion petrosyan? and Szabo who lived in the early 20th century?!
Oct-10-07  VishyFan: <chessmoron: Anand is 2800 flat after a 1 pt lost.> Anand is set to lose 2 ELO, so he is 2799 effectively....., I don't know if he is playing anywhere before Corus 2008...... I guess he will be stuck at 2799 for the Jan 2008 List....
Oct-10-07  Aspirador: Did anybody check Ivanchuk-Radja. Must be an incorrect score. 38.Nxe5?? dxe5?? (Bxe5!) is certainly false.
Oct-10-07  Aspirador: It was probably 38.Nxc5 dxc5. Makes more sense.
Oct-15-07  notyetagm: <VishyFan: <chessmoron: Anand is 2800 flat after a 1 pt lost.> Anand is set to lose 2 ELO, so he is 2799 effectively....., I don't know if he is playing anywhere before Corus 2008...... I guess he will be stuck at 2799 for the Jan 2008 List....>

<VishyFan> Any idea what Mamedyarov's effective rating is right now after this ECC performance and his 2/2 start at Essent?


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