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European Senior Chess Championship Tournament

Viktor Kupreichik6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Valentin Bogdanov6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Bent Sorensen6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Anatoli I Shvedchikov6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Boris Gruzmann6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Evgeny Sveshnikov6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Evgeni Vasiukov6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Nona Gaprindashvili6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Yuri A Meshkov6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Vladimir Veremeichik6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Nikolai M Mishuchkov5.5/8(+3 -0 =5)[games]
Luba Kuznetsova5/8(+4 -2 =2)[games]
Genrikh Pashayan5/8(+4 -2 =2)[games]
Alexander Kuindzhy5/8(+4 -2 =2)[games]
Jens Kolbak5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Oleg Zilbert4.5/8(+4 -3 =1)[games]
Garegin Alekyan4.5/8(+4 -3 =1)[games]
Jaroslav Mojzis4.5/8(+4 -3 =1)[games]
Stanislav Zhelesny4.5/8(+2 -1 =5)[games]
Nico Schouten4.5/8(+3 -2 =3)[games]
Ashot Avetisyan4/8(+4 -4 =0)[games]
Mikhail Archangelsky4/8(+2 -2 =4)[games]
Aleksan Manukyan4/8(+2 -2 =4)[games]
Moisei Khazankin4/8(+2 -2 =4)[games]
Zhora Hambaryan4/8(+2 -2 =4)[games]
Vania Julhakyan4/8(+3 -3 =2)[games]
Jan Bauner4/8(+2 -2 =4)[games]
Evgeny Kopasov4/8(+3 -3 =2)[games]
Robert Danielsson4/8(+2 -2 =4)[games]
Georgiy N Khachaturian4/8(+4 -4 =0)[games]
Anushavan Arakelyan4/8(+4 -4 =0)[games]
Tamara Khmiadashvili4/7(+4 -3 =0)[games]
(52 players total; 20 players not shown. Click here for longer list.)

 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 210  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. R Ciuro Munoz vs Sveshnikov  0-1362016European Senior Chess ChampionshipB30 Sicilian
2. A Kuindzhy vs Garegin Alekyan  1-0542016European Senior Chess ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
3. R Danielsson vs Vasiukov  0-1782016European Senior Chess ChampionshipA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
4. V Bogdanov vs Georgiy N Khachaturian  1-0282016European Senior Chess ChampionshipD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. Jan Bauner vs Kupreichik  0-1402016European Senior Chess ChampionshipA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
6. Y Meshkov vs T Sinchurina  1-0292016European Senior Chess ChampionshipC44 King's Pawn Game
7. E Kopasov vs N M Mishuchkov  0-1472016European Senior Chess ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
8. N Gaprindashvili vs J Zachariassen 1-0212016European Senior Chess ChampionshipA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
9. V Kravtchenko vs Veremeichik  0-1682016European Senior Chess ChampionshipB20 Sicilian
10. A Shvedchikov vs M Khazankin  1-0292016European Senior Chess ChampionshipA30 English, Symmetrical
11. G Pashayan vs B Gruzmann  1-0372016European Senior Chess ChampionshipE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
12. A Manukyan vs E Patola  1-0492016European Senior Chess ChampionshipA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
13. M Ranki vs O Zilbert  0-1372016European Senior Chess ChampionshipA37 English, Symmetrical
14. B Sorensen vs G Vagner  1-0472016European Senior Chess ChampionshipA06 Reti Opening
15. Y Yakovlev vs Kolbak  0-1452016European Senior Chess ChampionshipC54 Giuoco Piano
16. J Mojzis vs I Kabanova  0-1692016European Senior Chess ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
17. Roger S Scowen vs A Arakelyan  0-1392016European Senior Chess ChampionshipB32 Sicilian
18. A Avetisyan vs Valentin Airapetian  1-0412016European Senior Chess ChampionshipA64 Benoni, Fianchetto, 11...Re8
19. Viktor Degtiarev vs P Grabow  0-1432016European Senior Chess ChampionshipC05 French, Tarrasch
20. L P Savolainen vs S Akopian  1-0562016European Senior Chess ChampionshipD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. H Hoose vs N Schouten  0-1422016European Senior Chess ChampionshipA02 Bird's Opening
22. T Khmiadashvili vs Vania Julhakyan  1-0512016European Senior Chess ChampionshipD00 Queen's Pawn Game
23. Elvira Urbanaites vs S Zhelesny  1-0502016European Senior Chess ChampionshipA00 Uncommon Opening
24. S Muratoglu vs A Demirkhanyan  0-1372016European Senior Chess ChampionshipE90 King's Indian
25. Zhora Hambaryan vs M Archangelsky  ½-½582016European Senior Chess ChampionshipA56 Benoni Defense
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Jun-09-16  Climatebomb: Next up, is the European Tiddlywinks championship which flicks off @7pm in Paris tomorrow !!
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  HeMateMe: I only recognize a few names, but Nona Gapri jumps out at you. Do women lose their chess powers more slowly with age than do men? She's doing quite good here, so far.
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  Honza Cervenka: <HeMateMe: I only recognize a few names, but Nona Gapri jumps out at you. Do women lose their chess powers more slowly with age than do men?> Kupreichik, Sveshnikov and Vasiukov are not NNs either. To your question I would say that it is quite individual matter. Hort, Portisch, Uhlmann or Taimanov are still quite good despite of their age, not to mention late Viktor Korchnoi. If they would participate there, they would be quite probably among leaders too.
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<The European Senior Chess Championship will be played in two categories: one for those who shall have reached the age of 50 (category SENIOR 50+), and one for those who shall have reached the age of 65 (category SENIOR 65+).

Players who shall have reached the age of 65 by the 31st December 2016 are allowed to participate in the category SENIOR 50+ if they request it.

Women tournaments will be played separately. If in total the women participants are less than nine they will play in the Open tournaments with separate prizes.

The championship is based on Swiss system in accordance with the ECU Tournament Rules and FIDE Rules of Chess. The playing time will be 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from move one.

Total prize fund is 10.000 EUR, and the first prizes are 1.000 EUR (Open sections) and 650 EUR (Women sections).>

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  Tabanus: There seems to be two sections, with Nona in the 65+ group:

CG mixes (50+) and (65+).

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  HeMateMe: ah, a +65 group. That explains it.

Good as Nona as, I would think the other GMs might be a step ahead of her. I thought it odd that she was tied for the lead.

Jun-09-16  AlicesKnight: <HeMateMe> Hugh Alexander, writing many years ago, commented that he "... would not like to meet [Gaprindashvili] on a dark chess night...."; this from an IM. He also rated her above Menchik at her best. Interesting to see if she has the stamina as well.
Jun-09-16  Octavia: RIP Viktor Korchnoi
Jun-10-16  Mr. V: Beliavsky is too strong to play here, it seems.
Jun-14-16  PhilFeeley: Suba's not there this year either. I wonder why.

Short should probably be here.

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