Great chess players at play

6/12/2003 – Two days ago we published a large number of pictures of the best male and female hard at work during the European Championships in Silivri, Turkey. At the time we promised you a new set of pictures, showing the participants at play. Well here they are, 32 new pictures of Europe's finest, chess like you have never seen it before...

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4th European Individual
Chess Championships

May 30th – June 14th 2003 in Silivri, Turkey

Men's section

First let us get over with the technical stuff – the very high-category chess that is going on at the European Championships.

After 11 rounds Zurab Azmaiparashvili (Elo 2678, Georgia) remains in the sole lead with 8 points. He is followed by twelve players within striking distance.  Behind them is a group of 19 players with 7/11.

Rank
 Title
Name Rtg FED Pts BH.
1
GM
Azmaiparashvili Zurab 2678 GEO 8 68½
2
GM
Kharlov Andrei 2581 RUS 69
3
GM
Sakaev Konstantin 2664 RUS 68
4
GM
Georgiev Kiril 2647 MKD 68
5
GM
Malakhov Vladimir 2672 RUS 67
6
GM
Van Wely Loek 2675 NED 66½
7
GM
Graf Alexander 2630 GER 65½
8
GM
Grischuk Alexander 2701 RUS 65
9
GM
Kobalia Mikhail 2639 RUS 64½
10
GM
Nielsen Peter Heine 2625 DEN 64½
11
GM
Aronian Levon 2606 ARM 60
12
GM
Galkin Alexander 2591 RUS 59½
13
GM
Sutovsky Emil 2652 ISR 58½
14
GM
Aleksandrov Aleksej 2650 BLR 7 69
15
GM
Nisipeanu Liviu-Dieter 2606 ROM 7 67½
16
GM
Movsesian Sergei 2659 SVK 7 67
17
GM
Dautov Rustem 2611 GER 7 66½
18
GM
Iordachescu Viorel 2550 MDA 7 66½
19
GM
Ivanchuk Vassily 2704 UKR 7 63
20
GM
Kotronias Vasilios 2597 CYP 7 62½
21
IM
Kritz Leonid 2468 GER 7 62
22
GM
Rublevsky Sergei 2670 RUS 7 61½
23
GM
Guseinov Kadir 2505 AZE 7 61½
24
GM
Sargissian Gabriel 2572 ARM 7 61
25
GM
Sulskis Sarunas 2578 LTU 7 61
26
GM
Filippov Valerij 2627 RUS 7 60
27
IM
Smirnov Pavel 2615 RUS 7 59½
28
GM
Milov Vadim 2574 SUI 7 59½
29
GM
Kacheishvili Giorgi 2592 GEO 7 59
30
GM
Motylev Alexander 2634 RUS 7 57
31
GM
Dolmatov Sergey 2606 RUS 7 57
32
GM
Moiseenko Alexander 2627 UKR 7 55½
Full standings of all 217 players after 11 rounds

Women's section

After nine rounds there are four players in the lead, followed by a group of five and then a nine-player group a point behind the leaders.

Rank  Title Name Rtg FED Pts BH.
1 WGM Galliamova Alisa 2489 RUS 7 47½
2 WGM Kosintseva Tatiana 2457 RUS 7 47½
3 WGM Kachiani-Gersinska Ketino 2444 GER 7 44½
4 WGM Cmilyte Viktorija 2430 LTU 7 43
5 WGM Skripchenko Almira 2501 FRA 47½
6 WGM Cramling Pia 2470 SWE 47
7 WIM Sebag Marie 2394 FRA 45½
8 WGM Radziewicz Iweta 2428 POL 43½
9 WGM Peptan Corina 2471 ROM 42½
10 WGM Stefanova Antoaneta 2550 BUL 6 47½
11 WIM Zimina Olga 2358 RUS 6 47
12 WGM Polovnikova Ekaterina 2383 RUS 6 43
13 WGM Matveeva Svetlana 2474 RUS 6 42½
14 WGM Lomineishvili Maia 2397 GEO 6 42½
15 WGM Gaponenko Inna 2417 UKR 6 42½
16 WGM Socko Monika 2381 POL 6 41½
17 WGM Mkrtchian Lilit 2416 ARM 6 40½
18 WGM Kosintseva Nadezhda 2417 RUS 6 40
Full standings of all 115 player after nine rounds

Picture gallery – players at play

For two days now we have been pressured by chess players all over the world, mainly by a very stong GM living in Greece, asking us to for chrissake publish the pictures we promised already, dammit. Sheesh, some people are really quite obsessed. Well, here they are at last, the ladies and gentlemen frolicing in the recreational facilities of the Hotel Princess in Silivri.


On the waterfront: Nedezhda (18) and Tatiana Kosintseva (17)


One more of Tatiana, who's in the lead in the tournament


IM Olga Alexandrova on the beach front


Olga, 25, is from the Ukraine


Beach beauty GM Vassily Ivanchuk, 34, Ukraine (39-39-39, we are told)


Cool beach-and-pool guy GM Sergey Tiviakov, 30, Holland


Sergey taking the jump – from the rock wall in the hotel recreation area


WFM Alina Motoc, 18, Romania, at the hotel pool


Classic poolside pose by Anna Sharevich, 18, from Belarus


Shrieking down the water slide. That's Vadim Milov in the fourth panel


In great form (2636!): GM Sergey Volkov, 29, Russia


Cooling off: GM Semen Dvoirys, 44 of Russia


WIM Svetlana Petrenko, 29, from Moldova, with Alina Motoc, 18, Romania


Ephydriad Alina Motoc going all the way into the water...


...diving with verve into the indoor swimming pool


Ephydriads Anna Sharevich, Alina Motoc and Svetlana Petrenko


Anna and Alina in the Turkish bath


and in the sauna, with Svetlana Petrenko up front


... cooling off after the steam session


Svetlana Petrenko trying out some limbo with Alina Motoc and Karolina Smokina


...and working on the tan with WFM Karolina Smokina and GM Viktor Bologan


GM Michele Godena, 35, from Italy


GM Alexander Huzman, 41, Israel, ready to join the action


Ukraine GMs Aleksandr Shneider, 41, and Stanislav Savchenko


17-year-old Ukraine Anton Korobov with his trainer Vaisman


And finally a portrait of our star photographer Galina Tiviakova

Pictures by Galina Tiviakova

Previous picture reports

And two great photo reports by Anna Dergachova, with a German language report (for those of you who want more than just the pictures)

Please remember that at the end of the tournament we will asking you to select your favourite players, so keep a note of your candidates for the title of most popular participant in Silivri.


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