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Moiseenko Wins 2013 European Chess Championships

  • SonofPearl
  • on 19.05.13 01:18.

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Alexander Moiseenko won the 14th European Individual Chess Championships on superior tie-breaks after 10 players finished on 8/11 points in Legnica, Poland.

Ukrainian GM Moiseenko had a very strong start to the competition, and managed to claim first place despite losing in the last round to Ian Nepomnichtchi.

The championship was an 11-round Swiss system with 285 players taking part, including more than 140 grandmasters. The competition was also a qualification event for the next World Cup, with the top 23 players qualifying.

The rate of play was 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.

European Individual Champion Alexander Moiseenko

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The top standings

# Name Fed Elo Pts TB
1 MOISEENKO Alexander  UKR 2698 8.0 2643
2 ALEKSEEV Evgeny  RUS 2700 8.0 2639
3 ROMANOV Evgeny  RUS 2640 8.0 2637
4 BELIAVSKY Alexander G  SLO 2628 8.0 2629
5 LUPULESCU Constantin  ROU 2634 8.0 2624
6 VALLEJO PONS Francisco  ESP 2695 8.0 2613
7 MOVSESIAN Sergei  ARM 2693 8.0 2606
8 NEPOMNIACHTCHI Ian  RUS 2710 8.0 2596
9 DREEV Aleksey  RUS 2654 8.0 2594
10 MELKUMYAN Hrant  ARM 2622 8.0 2551
11 KOROBOV Anton  UKR 2705 7.5 2629
12 LYSYJ Igor  RUS 2641 7.5 2622
13 SHIMANOV Aleksandr  RUS 2639 7.5 2620
14 ARESHCHENKO Alexander  UKR 2709 7.5 2615
15 ELJANOV Pavel  UKR 2702 7.5 2615
16 KRAVTSIV Martyn  UKR 2595 7.5 2614
17 DUBOV Daniil  RUS 2622 7.5 2611
18 RAGGER Markus  AUT 2666 7.5 2606
19 HRACEK Zbynek  CZE 2628 7.5 2591
20 POPOV Ivan  RUS 2620 7.5 2583
21 BRUNELLO Sabino  ITA 2580 7.5 2575
22 FEDORCHUK Sergey A.  UKR 2660 7.5 2573
23 POSTNY Evgeny  ISR 2637 7.5 2568
24 ZVJAGINSEV Vadim  RUS 2655 7.5 2557
25 ISTRATESCU Andrei  FRA 2651 7.5 2552
26 SAFARLI Eltaj  AZE 2651 7.5 2549
27 TKACHIEV Vladislav  FRA 2632 7.0 2655
28 YILMAZ Mustafa  TUR 2537 7.0 2639
29 SARIC Ivan  CRO 2622 7.0 2633
30 LENIC Luka  SLO 2621 7.0 2625

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Photo from the official website here. Games via TWIC

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  • vor 18 Monate

    dezsoracz

    That was a good game from 1500 player.

  • vor 18 Monate

    mischa84

    Alexander Beliavsky equal first.

  • vor 18 Monate

    Paulzzz

    "Nepomnichtchi" is just another horribly misspelled Russian name. Whatever the cause of it, let me note that Nepomnyashyi is the correct form.

  • vor 18 Monate

    MKCIMICMAN2

    was this only open to male players?

  • vor 18 Monate

    Abhishek2

    285 players in ONE section?

  • vor 18 Monate

    NM Bab3s

    Okay I get it now. The tiebreaker is to take the average rating of all the opponents one has played with the lowest rated player that one played not counting towards that average. Normally for the top seeds, this would mean that any 2400 players that they encounter early on would not bring down their tiebreakers, but for Moiseenko, having to play a 1500 player in round one as opposed to a 2500 player puts him at a disadvantage compared to the other top players. The next 2400-2500 player that Moiseenko would encounter would bring down his tiebreaker by just a little bit, likely by only single digits, but just one look at the standings makes it clear how vital every slight edge is in a tournament like this.

    On the other hand, does that necessarily mean that the TD's are punishing Moiseenko by potentially hurting his tiebreaker? I mean, a 2500 player actually has a puncher's chance to get a draw against Moiseenko, especially with the white pieces.

  • vor 18 Monate

    IM Kacparov

    From what I know, Moiseenko signed to the tournament too late, and he was allowed to play, but tha pairings for round 1 weren't changed and he had to play a 1500 player who would have gotten a bye otherwise. It was a kind of a punishment, because the average rating of opponents was decisive by equal points.

  • vor 18 Monate

    NM Bab3s

    I wonder the same thing GoodGoodChess is wondering. What sort of quirk of the tournament's pairings leads Moiseenko to get paired with a 1500 player in round 1 while the other top seeds were all playing GM's or IM's?

  • vor 18 Monate

    SonofPearl

    @vvenkat_ram - typo now fixed. Thanks Smile

  • vor 18 Monate

    GoodGoodChess

    2698 player was playing 1500?!

  • vor 18 Monate

    vvenkat_ram

    @sonofpearl: It is mentioned 11 players with 8 points, but standing shows only 10 players with 8 points???

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