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EURO 2007: Tkachiev and Kosintseva win European Championship

4/15/2007 – Seven players tied for first, and in the playoff it was Vladislav Tkachiev, born in Moscow, raised in Kazakhstan, living in France, who took the Championship title. In the women's section Tatiana Kosintseva had already secured victory after ten rounds. She won the title two full points ahead of the field. Sergey Karjakin, a top players on Playchess.com, won the EURO Blitz. Final results and games.
 

Eighth European Chess Championship in Dresden

The 8th Individual European Chess Championships (EURO 2007) took place from April 2nd to 15th, 2007 in Dresden, Germany in the International Congress Center. The event was an 11 round Swiss, with time controls set at 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.

Final results

Seven players tied for first. The top two on tiebreak, Vladislav Tkachiev of France and Emil Sutovsky of Israel, faced each other in a playoff, which Tkachiev won 2-0. He was duely crowned Eighth European Chess Champion.

Vladislav Tkachiev, whose Russian name, Владислав Ткачев, is sometimes transcribed Tkatschjov, was born on November 9th, 1973, in Moscow. In 1982 the family moved to Kazakhstan, where Vladislav learnt chess at the age of ten. Two years later he won the Youth Championship of the country and in 1992, at the age of 18, he became part of the Kazakh Olympic team. At 19 he became a grandmaster and in 1995 he moved to Cannes in France, and now represents this country in sporting events. His greatest tournament victories were Oakham 1993, Cannes 1996 and 1999, Isle of Man 1996 and Makarska 1997.

Previous ChessBase stories on Vlad Tkachiev

Top standings in the men's section

Rnk Title Name FED Elo Pts Perf
1 GM Tkachiev Vladislav FRA 2652 8.0 2724
2 GM Sutovsky Emil ISR 2637 8.0 2734
3 GM Jakovenko Dmitry RUS 2708 8.0 2763
4 GM Pavasovic Dusko SLO 2567 8.0 2765
5 GM Cheparinov Ivan BUL 2646 8.0 2725
6 GM Sakaev Konstantin RUS 2633 8.0 2703
7 IM Iljin Artem RUS 2538 8.0 2708
8 GM Volokitin Andrei UKR 2654 7.5 2749
9 GM Gustafsson Jan GER 2588 7.5 2698
10 GM Tomashevsky Evgeny RUS 2641 7.5 2722
11 GM Almasi Zoltan HUN 2675 7.5 2714
12 GM Malakhov Vladimir RUS 2679 7.5 2713
13 GM Galkin Alexander RUS 2590 7.5 2715
14 GM Laznicka Viktor CZE 2608 7.5 2704
15 GM Nisipeanu Liviu-Dieter ROM 2693 7.5 2695
16 GM Nevednichy Vladislav ROM 2528 7.5 2694
17 GM Landa Konstantin RUS 2608 7.5 2695
18 GM Volkov Sergey RUS 2640 7.5 2695
19 GM Vitiugov Nikita RUS 2592 7.5 2672
20 GM Eljanov Pavel UKR 2686 7.5 2709
21 GM Gurevich Mikhail TUR 2635 7.5 2672
22 GM Avrukh Boris ISR 2644 7.5 2694
23 GM Roiz Michael ISR 2605 7.5 2683
24 IM Rodshtein Maxim ISR 2530 7.5 2686
25 GM Motylev Alexander RUS 2642 7.5 2682
26 GM Khalifman Alexander RUS 2624 7.5 2673
27 GM Tiviakov Sergei NED 2663 7.5 2689
28 GM Georgiev Vladimir MKD 2540 7.5 2655
29 GM Bartel Mateusz POL 2596 7.5 2654
30 GM Naiditsch Arkadij GER 2654 7.5 2655
31 GM Gajewski Grzegorz POL 2540 7.5 2660
32 IM Hera Imre HUN 2477 7.5 2702
33 GM Najer Evgeniy RUS 2624 7.5 2660
34 GM Socko Bartosz POL 2641 7.5 2651
35 GM Mchedlishvili Mikheil GEO 2609 7.5 2648
36 GM Markus Robert SRB 2567 7.5 2630
37 GM Hracek Zbynek CZE 2613 7.5 2648
38 GM Iljushin Alexei RUS 2501 7.5 2634
39 GM Bologan Viktor MDA 2636 7.5 2662
40 GM Beliavsky Alexander SLO 2648 7.5 2662
41 GM Jankovic Alojzije CRO 2541 7.5 2630
42 GM Zhigalko Sergei BLR 2540 7.5 2635
43 IM Meier Georg GER 2506 7.5 2629
44 GM Kurnosov Igor RUS 2566 7.5 2618

Top standings in the Women's Section


European Champion in the Women's section: IM Tatiana Kosintseva

Already a round before the end of the tournament it was clear that nobody could catch Russian IM Tatiana Kosintseva, who led the field by two full points. That distance remained in the final standings, where Tatiana's sister Nadezhda, former women's world champion Antoaneta Stefanova and Hungarian GM Hoang Thanh Trang (originally from Vietnam) shared the second slot.

Rnk Title Name FED Elo Pts Perf
1 IM Kosintseva Tatiana RUS 2459 10.0 2774
2 GM Stefanova Antoaneta BUL 2496 8.0 2572
3 IM Kosintseva Nadezhda RUS 2475 8.0 2568
4 GM Hoang Thanh Trang HUN 2472 8.0 2568
5 IM Atalik Ekaterina TUR 2374 7.5 2549
6 IM Rajlich Iweta POL 2408 7.5 2521
7 WGM Korbut Ekaterina RUS 2429 7.5 2502
8 IM Socko Monika POL 2481 7.5 2473
9 IM Khurtsidze Nino GEO 2469 7.5 2496
10 WGM Zakurdjaeva Irina RUS 2286 7.5 2480
11 IM Moser Eva AUT 2405 7.5 2462
12 WGM Khukhashvili Sopiko GEO 2334 7.5 2494
13 WGM Bojkovic Natasa SRB 2408 7.5 2505
14 IM Javakhishvili Lela GEO 2425 7.5 2490
15 IM Cmilyte Viktorija LTU 2462 7.5 2441
16 WIM Golubenko Valentina EST 2271 7.5 2476
17 IM Kachiani-Gersinska Ketino GER 2375 7.5 2437
18 WIM Foisor Sabina-Francesca ROM 2333 7.5 2441
19 IM Lomineishvili Maia GEO 2399 7.5 2431
20 IM Danielian Elina ARM 2424 7.0 2465
21 IM Kononenko Tatiana UKR 2382 7.0 2418
22 IM Arakhamia-Grant Ketevan GEO 2435 7.0 2435
23 IM Vasilevich Irina RUS 2380 7.0 2448
24 IM Houska Jovanka ENG 2381 7.0 2425
25 IM Bosboom-Lanchava Tea NED 2383 7.0 2387
26 IM Vajda Szidonia HUN 2407 7.0 2383
27 IM Dembo Yelena GRE 2470 7.0 2427

Karjakin wins the EURO Blitz

17-year-old Ukrainian GM Sergey Karjakin won the EURO Blitz tournament, in which over 370 players participated. Second was Baadur Jobava of Georgia, third Alexander Riazantsev of Russia. Karjakin is well known for being the youngest GM in history, making his final norm before he turned thirteen. He is also the second-highest ranked player on the Playchess.com server (after the enigmatic "Raffael").


Awesome: Sergey's blitz progress in his last 280 games on the Playchess server

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