European Individual 19th March - 1st April 2012

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European Individual 19th March - 1st April 2012

Postby LawrenceCooper » Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:39 pm

Bulgarian Chess Federation on behalf of European Chess Union is pleased to invite member Federations of European Chess Union to the European Individual Chess Championship 2012 to be held at Plovdiv, Bulgaria from 19th March to 01st April, 2012.

Plovdiv is the second biggest city in Bulgaria. It is situated at the central south part of Bulgaria in the vast valley of the Maritsa River. The city has ancient history dating back to 8000 B.C. There are many remains from antiquity - Plovdiv is among the few cities with two ancient theatres; remains of the medieval walls and towers, Ottoman baths and mosques, a well-preserved old quarter from the National Revival period with beautiful houses, churches and narrow paved streets. There are numerous museums, art galleries and cultural institutions have won the fame of the city as the Cultural Capital of Bulgaria.

Bulgaria has a rich tradition of organizing many other competitions like the European Individual Chess Championship Plovdiv 2008, Candidates match at Sofia 2009, World Chess Championship Sofia 2010, European Club Cup Plovdiv 2010, Euroepan Youth Chess Championship Albena 2011.

Regulations: http://www.eicc2012.eu/information/regulations

Registration deadline (via national federation):10th February 2012

Best regards,
Nikolay Velchev
Tournament Director EICC 2012
Executive Director
Bulgarian Chess Federation

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Re: European Individual 19th March - 1st April 2012

Postby LawrenceCooper » Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:17 am

Round 1 starts today. Gawain Jones is 60th seed and faces a 2400 with white, David Howell is 82nd and plays a 2363 while Adam Hunt and Andrew Ledger face tough opening rounds against Viktor Bologan rated 2687 with black and Maxim Rodshtein rated 2652 with white.

http://www.eicc2012.eu/games/live1
http://www.eicc2012.eu/games/live2
http://www.eicc2012.eu/games/live3

Rd. Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
1 24 24 GM Bologan Viktor 2687 0 0 IM Hunt Adam C 2454 198
1 45 219 IM Ledger Andrew J 2424 0 0 GM Rodshtein Maxim 2652 45
1 60 60 GM Jones Gawain C B 2635 0 0 IM Kreisl Robert 2400 234
1 82 82 GM Howell David W L 2614 0 0 FM Pavlidis Anastasios 2363 256

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Re: European Individual 19th March - 1st April 2012

Postby LawrenceCooper » Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:35 pm

Bologan-Adam Hunt is in progress here: http://www.eicc2012.eu/games/live2

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Re: European Individual 19th March - 1st April 2012

Postby LawrenceCooper » Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:09 pm

http://www.chessdom.com/eicc-2012-live/ may prove a more reliable link than the ones above which don't seem to be working very well, if at all.

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Re: European Individual 19th March - 1st April 2012

Postby LawrenceCooper » Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:04 pm

Results of the last round for ENG
Rd. Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
1 24 24 GM Bologan Viktor 2687 0 ½ - ½ 0 IM Hunt Adam C 2454 198
1 45 219 IM Ledger Andrew J 2424 0 0 - 1 0 GM Rodshtein Maxim 2652 45
1 60 60 GM Jones Gawain C B 2635 0 1 - 0 0 IM Kreisl Robert 2400 234
1 82 82 GM Howell David W L 2614 0 1 - 0 0 FM Pavlidis Anastasios 2363 256

Pairings of the next round for ENG
Rd. Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
2 35 149 GM Zoler Dan 2541 1 1 GM Jones Gawain C B 2635 60
2 51 169 GM Mastrovasilis Athanasios 2510 1 1 GM Howell David W L 2614 82
2 79 198 IM Hunt Adam C 2454 ½ ½ GM Berkes Ferenc 2682 26
2 143 316 WIM Makka Ioulia 2152 0 0 IM Ledger Andrew J 2424 219

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Re: European Individual 19th March - 1st April 2012

Postby Christopher Kreuzer » Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:49 pm

Good result for Adam Hunt. Hope he can do some damage with White in round 2.

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Re: European Individual 19th March - 1st April 2012

Postby Christopher Kreuzer » Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:49 pm

I see Jones won (2/2), Howell drew (1.5/2), Ledger won (1/2) and Hunt lost (0.5/2).

England players listed here:

http://chess-results.com/tnr66864.aspx? ... =1&flag=30

Round three draw is here:

http://chess-results.com/tnr66864.aspx? ... NG&flag=30

Jones up on board 14 against Vladimir Fedoseev (2548)

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Re: European Individual 19th March - 1st April 2012

Postby LawrenceCooper » Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:29 pm

Rd. Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
2 35 149 GM Zoler Dan 2541 1 0 - 1 1 GM Jones Gawain C B 2635 60
2 51 169 GM Mastrovasilis Athanasios 2510 1 ½ - ½ 1 GM Howell David W L 2614 82
2 79 198 IM Hunt Adam C 2454 ½ 0 - 1 ½ GM Berkes Ferenc 2682 26
2 143 316 WIM Makka Ioulia 2152 0 0 - 1 0 IM Ledger Andrew J 2424 219

Rd. Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
3 14 60 GM Jones Gawain C B 2635 2 2 GM Fedoseev Vladimir 2548 143
3 58 82 GM Howell David W L 2614 1½ 1½ IM Azaladze Shota 2419 222
3 78 219 IM Ledger Andrew J 2424 1 1 GM Socko Bartosz 2647 51
3 135 301 Kumic Filip 2247 ½ ½ IM Hunt Adam C 2454 198

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Re: European Individual 19th March - 1st April 2012

Postby Leonard Barden » Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:40 pm

Very nice endgame by Gawain today, 3/3 and ahead of Caruana...

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Re: European Individual 19th March - 1st April 2012

Postby Christopher Kreuzer » Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:01 pm

Caruana is the rating favourite, and still handily placed (on 2.5/3) for such a long tournament (11 rounds), but yeah, some of those on 3/3 must be pleased to avoid him for a bit longer. I see Howell lost today, though not looked at the game yet. That puts Howell on the same score as Ledger and the second seed, Mamedyarov, who is unbeaten, but three draws is a shocking start for him. Jones facing Boris Savchenko Boris (2580) in round 4.

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Re: European Individual 19th March - 1st April 2012

Postby LawrenceCooper » Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:28 pm

Results of the last round for ENG
Rd. Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
3 14 60 GM Jones Gawain C B 2635 2 1 - 0 2 GM Fedoseev Vladimir 2548 143
3 58 82 GM Howell David W L 2614 1½ 0 - 1 1½ IM Azaladze Shota 2419 222
3 78 219 IM Ledger Andrew J 2424 1 ½ - ½ 1 GM Socko Bartosz 2647 51
3 135 301 Kumic Filip 2247 ½ ½ - ½ ½ IM Hunt Adam C 2454 198

Pairings of the next round for ENG
Rd. Bo. No. Name Rtg Pts. Result Pts. Name Rtg No.
4 5 115 GM Savchenko Boris 2580 3 3 GM Jones Gawain C B 2635 60
4 83 188 IM Kovalev Vladislav 2477 1½ 1½ GM Howell David W L 2614 82
4 87 99 GM Kotronias Vasilios 2597 1½ 1½ IM Ledger Andrew J 2424 219
4 128 198 IM Hunt Adam C 2454 1 1 WGM Schneider Veronika 2312 279

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Re: European Individual 19th March - 1st April 2012

Postby Thomas Rendle » Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:08 pm

Gawain is pressing to win again today - I'm not sure what his live rating is running at but I would guess it's above his previous highest. Perhaps 2660+ (including Iceland)?

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Re: European Individual 19th March - 1st April 2012

Postby LawrenceCooper » Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:37 pm

Thomas Rendle wrote:Gawain is pressing to win again today - I'm not sure what his live rating is running at but I would guess it's above his previous highest. Perhaps 2660+ (including Iceland)?


He's certainly playing well and had an amazing year but I think the points he's losing in the Bundesliga will neutralise what he gained in Iceland but he's certainly gaining in the 4NCL and here so he's probably high 2640s.

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Re: European Individual 19th March - 1st April 2012

Postby Thomas Rendle » Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:42 pm

Is that including Icelandic Team Champs as well as the Reykjavik tourn?

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Re: European Individual 19th March - 1st April 2012

Postby LawrenceCooper » Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:30 pm

Thomas Rendle wrote:Is that including Icelandic Team Champs as well as the Reykjavik tourn?


Not sure :oops:


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