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.
The winner and new European Champion is Romanian GM Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu.
He defeated his closest rival Alexander Beliavsky with the black pieces in
the final round to take uncontested first place. Here is the annotated
game on the official web site.
Just before the decisive game in round 13: Beliavsky vs Nisipeanu
Teimour Radjabov defeated Alexey Dreev, in the same round and also with the
black pieces, to take clear second.
Silver Medal winner in Warsaw: Teimour Radjabov from Baku
Fifteen-year-old Sergey Karjakin, who had been leading the event for a long
stretch but then lost two games in a row, won his final game to join a group
of seven players who are tied for third. They play a tiebreak round tomorrow
(Saturday) to decide who gets the bronze medal.
Young Karjakin losing his white game to veteran Beliavsky in round 12
The following table with the games file attached was taken from the official
web site. The name of each player is linked to a special tournament
card installed by the organisers. The site provides general
tables, daily reports,
and lots of great pictures (without captions). All of the above images were
taken from the web site.
Final standings (tiebreaks for Bronze to follow)
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