Sixth European Individual Chess Championship
The Sixth European Individual Chess Championship, a 13-round Swiss tournament,
is being held from June 17 to July 3, 2005, in Warsaw, Poland.
The rate of play is 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 15 minutes for the rest of
the game with an increment of 30 seconds per a move, starting from move 1.
The organisers are the Warsaw Foundation for Chess Development and Sport Club
Polonia Warsaw, under the auspices of the European Chess Union.
Romanian GM Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu
After seven rounds the frighteningly precocious Sergey
Karjakin is in the lead, together with the Romanian GM Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu
(himself one of the most exciting players on the international circuit).
The unstoppable Sergey Karjakin
Young Sergey, like his colleague European women's champion Kateryna
Lahno, is just 15 years old. Three years ago he broke (actually smashed,
records for the youngest grandmaster of all time by getting the title at
the age of 12 years, 7 months, 0 days. Incidentally, at the time he was second
to FIDE world champion Ruslan Ponomariov, who hired him after he saw the lad
demolish his second, GM Dmitri Komarov, by 7-3 in a blitz match.
When we were 13: Sergey Karjakin, Elo 2556, and Kateryna Lahno, Elo 2417.
Serge is sixteen days younger than Katya.
Viktor Bologan and Sergey Tiviakov stroll by the lake
Not happy with place 13: Veteran GM Vassily Ivanchuk
The following table with the games file attached was taken from the official
web site. This is another one that presents the event in exemplary
fashion. You have general
tables, daily reports,
and lots of great pictures (without captions). All of the above images were
taken from the web site. In the following table the name of each player is
linked to a special tournament card installed by the organisers. We are impressed!
Standings after seven rounds