European Individual Chess Championship, Plovdiv 2008

37 players share first place after round 2

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Results round 2

1 GM Maletin Pavel 0 – 1 GM Movsesian Sergei

2 GM Minasian Artashes ½ – ½ GM Volokitin Andrei

3 GM Almasi Zoltan 0 – 1 GM Stevic Hrvoje

4 GM Grigoriants Sergey 1 – 0 GM Nikolic Predrag

5 GM Belov Vladimir ½ – ½ GM Bologan Viktor

6 GM Timofeev Artyom ½ – ½ GM Bocharov Dmitry

7 GM Efimenko Zahar ½ – ½ GM Zhigalko Sergei

8 GM Kotanjian Tigran ½ – ½ GM Fressinet Laurent

9 GM Buhmann Rainer 0 – 1 GM Areshchenko Alexander

10 GM Savchenko Boris 0 – 1 GM Sargissian Gabriel

11 GM Miroshnichenko Evgenij ½ – ½ GM Markos Jan

12 GM Beliavsky Alexander ½ – ½ GM Parligras Mircea

13 GM Papaioannou Ioannis 1 – 0 GM Delchev Aleksander

14 GM Riazantsev Alexander ½ – ½ GM Meier Georg

15 GM Anastasian Ashot ½ – ½ GM Mchedlishvili Mikheil

16 GM Shomoev Anton ½ – ½ GM Tiviakov Sergei

17 GM Volkov Sergey 1 – 0 GM Nevednichy Vladislav

18 GM Nijboer Friso ½ – ½ GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime

19 GM Markus Robert ½ – ½ GM Smirin Ilia

20 GM Solak Dragan ½ – ½ GM Vuckovic Bojan

21 GM Iljin Artem 0 – 1 GM Sutovsky Emil

22 GM Nielsen Peter Heine ½ – ½ GM Khairullin Ildar

23 GM Marin Mihail 0 – 1 GM Tregubov Pavel V

24 GM Ovetchkin Roman ½ – ½ GM Khalifman Alexander

25 GM Sulskis Sarunas 0 – 1 GM Najer Evgeniy

26 GM Rodshtein Maxim ½ – ½ GM Dizdar Goran

27 GM Steingrimsson Hedinn ½ – ½ GM Guseinov Gadir

28 GM Jenni Florian ½ – ½ GM Caruana Fabiano

29 GM Romanov Evgeny 0 – 1 GM Mamedov Rauf

30 GM Pantsulaia Levan 1 – 0 GM Jovanovic Zoran

31 GM Zhigalko Andrey 0 – 1 GM Kovacevic Aleksandar

32 GM Djukic Nikola 0 – 1 GM Hracek Zbynek

33 GM Kryvoruchko Yuriy 1 – 0 GM Drasko Milan

34 GM Mista Aleksander 0 – 1 GM Galkin Alexander

35 GM Golod Vitali ½ – ½ GM Kulaots Kaido

36 GM Aveskulov Valeriy ½ – ½ GM Fedorov Alexei

37 GM Gustafsson Jan 1 – 0 GM Jankovic Alojzije

38 GM Blagojevic Dragisa ½ – ½ GM Kuzubov Yuriy

39 GM Iotov Valentin 0 – 1 GM Berg Emanuel

40 GM L’Ami Erwin ½ – ½ GM Popov Valerij

41 GM Jianu Vlad-Cristian ½ – ½ GM Macieja Bartlomiej

42 IM Braun Arik 0 – 1 GM Sokolov Andrei

43 GM Kharitonov Alexandr ½ – ½ GM Kempinski Robert

44 GM Mastrovasilis Athanasios ½ – ½ GM Pavasovic Dusko

45 GM Safarli Eltaj 0 – 1 GM Kurnosov Igor

46 GM Naumann Alexander 0 – 1 GM Zelcic Robert

47 GM Jones Gawain ½ – ½ GM Nyback Tomi

48 GM Azarov Sergei ½ – ½ GM Wells Peter

49 GM Brkic Ante ½ – ½ GM Halkias Stelios

50 IM Sebag Marie 1 – 0 GM Khismatullin Denis

51 GM Lenic Luka ½ – ½ GM Nedev Trajko

52 GM Shanava Konstantine 0 – 1 GM Stocek Jiri

53 GM Baramidze David 0 – 1 IM Szabo Gergely

54 IM Smirnov Artem 0 – 1 GM Kozul Zdenko

55 IM Luch Michal 1 – 0 GM Vajda Levente

56 GM Werle Jan 1 – 0 IM Bosiocic Marin

57 FM Pankov German 1 – 0 GM Andreikin Dmitry

58 GM Mastrovasilis Dimitrios 0 – 1 IM Saric Ivan

59 FM Berbatov Kiprian 0 – 1 GM Kokarev Dmitry

60 GM Miladinovic Igor 1 – 0 GM Petkov Vladimir

61 GM Spasov Vasil 1 – 0 IM Schroll Gerhard

62 Kourousis Epaminondas 0 – 1 GM Laznicka Viktor

63 GM Dziuba Marcin 1 – 0 IM Willemze Thomas

64 Hagesaether Arne 0 – 1 GM Mamedov Nidjat

65 GM Erdos Viktor 1 – 0 FM Koepke Christian

66 GM Vallejo Pons Francisco 1 – 0 FM Mudelsee Manfred

67 GM Akopian Vladimir 1 – 0 GM Tukhaev Adam

68 GM Stanojoski Zvonko 1 – 0 GM Fedorchuk Sergey

69 GM Motylev Alexander 1 – 0 GM Carlsson Pontus

70 GM Georgiev Kiril 1 – 0 GM Saric Ante

71 GM Czebe Attila 0 – 1 GM Roiz Michael

72 GM Tomashevsky Evgeny ½ – ½ GM Narciso Dublan Marc

73 GM Moiseenko Alexander ½ – ½ IM Bojkov Dejan

74 IM Colovic Aleksandar 0 – 1 GM Ivanisevic Ivan

75 GM Kosic Dragan ½ – ½ GM Baklan Vladimir

76 GM Socko Bartosz ½ – ½ IM Vokarev Sergey

77 GM Fridman Daniel ½ – ½ GM Berescu Alin

78 GM Nepomniachtchi Ian ½ – ½ IM Nikolov Momchil

79 GM Asrian Karen 1 – 0 IM Magalashvili Davit

80 GM Istratescu Andrei 1 – 0 IM Papadopoulos Ioannis K

81 GM Kobalia Mikhail ½ – ½ IM Margvelashvili Giorgi

82 GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw ½ – ½ IM Khmelniker Ilya

83 GM Miton Kamil 1 – 0 IM Collas Didier

84 IM Kaplan Sasha ½ – ½ GM Potkin Vladimir

85 GM Vitiugov Nikita ½ – ½ IM Lintchevski Daniil

86 GM Petrosian Tigran 1 – 0 IM Kozhuharov Spas

87 GM Grachev Boris 1 – 0 GM Butnorius Algimantas

88 FM Ter-Sahakyan Samvel 0 – 1 GM Kritz Leonid

89 GM Pelletier Yannick 1 – 0 IM Perunovic Miodrag

90 GM Huzman Alexander ½ – ½ IM Llaneza Vega Marcos

91 IM Atakisi Umut ½ – ½ GM Banikas Hristos

92 GM Markowski Tomasz 1 – 0 FM Dimitrov Radoslav

93 GM Lysyj Igor ½ – ½ IM Swiercz Dariusz

94 GM Popov Ivan 1 – 0 IM Ris Robert

95 GM Bartel Mateusz 1 – 0 Pileckis Emilis

96 GM Iordachescu Viorel 0 – 1 Chigladze Iveri

97 GM Stefansson Hannes 0 – 1 IM Chudinovskikh Alexander M

98 GM Aleksandrov Aleksej ½ – ½ FM Reutsky Sergei

99 FM Balogh Imre 0 – 1 GM Perunovic Milos

100 Muratet Casadevall Albert ½ – ½ GM Georgiev Vladimir

101 GM Svetushkin Dmitry 1 – 0 FM Logothetis Sotirios

102 GM Balogh Csaba 1 – 0 IM Vehi Bach Victor M

103 Beinoras Mindaugas 1 – 0 GM Tahirov Farhad

104 GM Predojevic Borki 1 – 0 IM Popovic Milos

105 GM Sakaev Konstantin 1 – 0 FM Lilov Valeri

106 FM Georgescu Tiberiu 0 – 1 GM Gurevich Mikhail

107 GM Gajewski Grzegorz 1 – 0 Nestorovic Nikola

108 GM Damljanovic Branko 1 – 0 IM Moor Roger

109 GM Atalik Suat ½ – ½ Mladenov Plamen

110 Vedder Henk 0 – 1 GM Lopez Martinez Josep Manuel

111 GM Novikov Stanislav 1 – 0 IM Pesotsky Vitaly

112 GM Lupulescu Constantin 1 – 0 FM Arnaudov Petar G

113 IM Bakalarz Mietek ½ – ½ GM Cao Sang

114 IM Rusev Krasimir ½ – ½ FM Kukov Velislav

115 IM Nanu Ciprian-Costica ½ – ½ FM Mihok Oliver

116 IM Stamenkov Vanco 0 – 1 GM Radulski Julian

117 GM Bindrich Falko 1 – 0 FM Beckhuis Gernod

118 GM Heberla Bartlomiej 1 – 0 FM Van Beek Alexander

119 Sidorenko Ilya ½ – ½ IM Szabo Krisztian

120 IM Mateuta Gabriel ½ – ½ Macak Stefan

121 IM Sebenik Matej 1 – 0 IM Kostic Nebojsa

122 IM Skoberne Jure 1 – 0 FM Kotrotsos Vasilios

123 FM Badev Kiril 0 – 1 IM Sulashvili Malkhaz

124 IM Rasmussen Karsten 1 – 0 FM Ramesa Davor

125 IM Papin Vasily 1 – 0 Kanakaris Georgios

126 GM Tratar Marko 1 – 0 FM Nikolaidis Konstantinos

127 FM Dinev Dejan 0 – 1 GM Janev Evgeni

128 IM Hoffmann Michael ½ – ½ Yordanov Nikolay

129 GM Efimov Igor ½ – ½ Haroutjunian Dmitri

130 Orlov Oleg ½ – ½ IM Vasilev Milen

131 IM Vavrak Peter 1 – 0 Bonev Todor

132 Pavlidis Anastasios 0 – 1 IM Jakovljevic Vlado

133 IM Jojua Davit 1 – 0 Milovic Jovan

134 GM Sanduleac Vasile ½ – ½ IM Vegh Endre

135 Filip Lucian ½ – ½ Sigalas Frangiskos

136 IM Medancic Rikard 0 – 1 IM Sanikidze Tornike

137 IM Grigorov Grigor 1 – 0 Galopoulos Nikolaos

138 IM Berczes David ½ – ½ Goumas Georgios

139 IM Damaso Rui 1 – 0 Elkin Leonid

140 Dorfanis Ilarion 0 – 1 IM Sarakauskas Gediminas

141 IM Zherebukh Yaroslav 1 – 0 Kokolias Konstantinos

142 IM Baumegger Siegfried 1 – 0 Vlashki Nino

143 Stanoev Atanas 1 – 0 IM Bratanov Zsivko

144 IM Pedersen Nicolai Vesterbaek 1 – 0 Gengler Pierre

145 Kostopoulos Evangelos 0 – 1 Grecescu Gabriel-Andrei

146 IM Chirila Ioan Cristian 1 – 0 Ljangov Petar

147 Fragakis Efstratios 0 – 1 IM Grunberg Mihai-Lucian

148 IM Morchiashvili Bachana 1 – 0 Arnaudov Petar D

149 IM Lubczynski Rafal 1 – 0 Klokas Konstantinos

150 Stavrianakis Ioannis ½ – ½ FM Milchev Nikolay

151 IM Dimitrov Pavel 1 – 0 Bozinovic Boban

152 IM Kapnisis Spyridon 1 – 0 Ivanov Stojan

153 IM Loeffler Stefan 1 – 0 Kounalakis Evryklis

154 Todorovic Jovan 1 – 0 Nitelea Barbu Alexandru

155 IM Marholev Dimitar 1 – 0 Kakkanas Evangelos

156 FM Rombaldoni Axel 0 – 1 Monev Alexander

157 FM Bykhovsky Anatoly 1 – 0 Ivanov Ljubomir

158 Rigopoulos-Tsigkos Alexandros 0 – 1 Georgiadis Ioannis

159 Lomsadze Davit 1 – 0 Petrusic Toni

160 FM Filev Georgi 1 – 0 Tzouganakis Panteleimon

161 Aristotelous Vassilis 0 – 1 GM Bogdanovski Vlatko

ETCC round 2

derby matches in the men section

ARMENIA – RUSSIA 1,5:2,5

Russia and Armenia created a real show on table 1. After a quick draw between GM Asrian and GM Jakovenko, all
attention was directed to the WCC Mexico 2007 flashback
- Aronian against Svidler. In an equal game, Svidler got half a point away with black. It was another WCC participant who brought a decisive point for Russia. GM Morozevich won against GM Akopian. GM Alekseev secured the win for Russia with a draw on board 3.

participant who decided the outcome. GM Morozevich won his game against GM Akopian, and Russia stays on the lead

with full match points.

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Exciting match, in which GM Morozevich brought the full match points for Russia

UKRAINE – SPAIN 2:2

Ukraine got a kick start against Spain, with NH tournament winner Sergei Karjakin winning his game against Alexei Shirov. However, the Spanish team did not give up and equalized the score with GM Illescas scoring scoring an important victory against GM Moiseenko. Vallejo held Volotkin to a draw and as it happened in many matches today, the last board was decisive for the final outcome. It was the longest game of the day, but GM Areshchenko and GM Khamrakulov split the point. Thus, Ukraine – Spain was one of the few equal matches of the day.

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Ukraine up and ready for challenge before the game

BULGARIA – AZERBAIDJAN 1,5:2,5

The Dream Team of Bulgaria faced the higher rated team of Azerbaijan. The ex world champion Veselin Topalov had a

constant slight advantage against the Essent 2007 winner, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov. However, the Azeri player found the

precise moves and could hold the draw. On board 2, the magic of Linex, Ivan Cheparinov, drew with Radjabov in the battle of the youngsters. The same result

was produced on the last board between Delchev and Guseinov. The match was decided on board 3, where Kiril Georgiev

fell into extreme time trouble against GM Gashimov. Thus Azerbaijan continue with full match points and show their

serious intentions.

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Team Azerbaijan shows serious intentions for the ETCC title

HUNGARY – GREECE 2,5:1,5

The hosts Greece enganged in an interesting battle with Hungary. Balogh – Banikas and Berkes – Mastrovasilis quickly reached draws, leaving the final outcome to the top

boards. GM Almasi and GM Kotronias could not find the way to a decisive score after close to four hours of play.

It was GM Gyimesi who brought the full match points to Hungary with a win over GM Halkias

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Hungary vs. Greece on table 8

NORWAY – WALES 4:0

Norway, who yesterday lost 2,5:1,5 to Spain, ran over the team of Wales. With a 4:0 score Norway got back in the

competition and for sure will aim at the first places.

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Norway crushes Wales and is aiming at the top

LUXEMBOURG – ROMANIA 1,5:2,5

The team of Luxembourg almost brought the big surprise of day 2. Pierre Gengler (ELO 2195) won the game on board 4

against GM Andrei Murariu (ELO 2503). However, Romania recovered quickly by winning two full points. Luxembourg fought to the end, but Romania secured a draw in the game IM Bakalarz – GM Lupulescu, thus winning the match 2,5:1,5

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Luxembourg had a strong day against Romania

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