European Individual Chess Championships

European Individual Chess Championships

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Mar 19, 2012, 11:07 PM |
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ECU logo.jpgThe 2012 European Individual Chess Championships will take place in Plovdiv, Bulgaria from 19 March - 1 April.

The championship is an 11-round Swiss competition with a time control of 90 minutes for 40 moves, then 30 minutes to a finish with a 30 second increment from the start.

The total prize fund is €100,000, with the winner receiving €14,000.  The first round is on 20 March and the last on 31 March, with the only rest day on 26 March.  All rounds start at 15:00 local time (13:00 UTC) except the last round which is 2 hours earlier.

The field of 350 is very strong, headed by the rising Italian star Fabiano Caruana and last year's winner Vladimir Potkin. Nearly 100 players are rated over 2600 Elo and 15 players are 2700+ Elo.

The top 100 entrants are:


Name Nat Elo

Name Nat Elo
1 Caruana Fabiano  ITA 2767
51 Socko Bartosz  POL 2647
2 Mamedyarov Shakhriyar  AZE 2752
52 Ivanisevic Ivan  SRB 2645
3 Jakovenko Dmitry  RUS 2729
53 Safarli Eltaj  AZE 2645
4 Giri Anish  NED 2717
54 Iordachescu Viorel  MDA 2644
5 Riazantsev Alexander  RUS 2710
55 Nisipeanu Liviu-Dieter  ROU 2643
6 Vitiugov Nikita  RUS 2709
56 Petrosian Tigran L  ARM 2643
7 Bacrot Etienne  FRA 2706
57 Najer Evgeniy  RUS 2640
8 Jobava Baadur  GEO 2706
58 Lenic Luka  SLO 2637
9 Grachev Boris  RUS 2705
59 Nyback Tomi  FIN 2636
10 Malakhov Vladimir  RUS 2705
60 Jones Gawain C B  ENG 2635
11 Laznicka Viktor  CZE 2702
61 Istratescu Andrei  FRA 2633
12 Movsesian Sergei  ARM 2702
62 Khenkin Igor  GER 2632
13 Naiditsch Arkadij  GER 2702
63 Matlakov Maxim  RUS 2632
14 Navara David  CZE 2700
64 Erdos Viktor  HUN 2631
15 Sutovsky Emil  ISR 2700
65 Mastrovasilis Dimitrios  GRE 2631
16 Dreev Aleksey  RUS 2698
66 Beliavsky Alexander G  SLO 2630
17 Efimenko Zahar  UKR 2695
67 Melkumyan Hrant  ARM 2628
18 Inarkiev Ernesto  RUS 2695
68 Vuckovic Bojan  SRB 2628
19 Volokitin Andrei  UKR 2695
69 Hracek Zbynek  CZE 2627
20 Fressinet Laurent  FRA 2693
70 Khairullin Ildar  RUS 2626
21 Vallejo Pons Francisco  ESP 2693
71 Mchedlishvili Mikheil  GEO 2626
22 Andreikin Dmitry  RUS 2689
72 Mamedov Rauf  AZE 2624
23 Areshchenko Alexander  UKR 2688
73 Volkov Sergey  RUS 2623
24 Bologan Viktor  MDA 2687
74 Delchev Aleksander  BUL 2622
25 Akopian Vladimir  ARM 2684
75 Salgado Lopez Ivan  ESP 2621
26 Berkes Ferenc  HUN 2682
76 Pashikian Arman  ARM 2618
27 Vachier-Lagrave Maxime  FRA 2682
77 Andriasian Zaven  ARM 2616
28 Korobov Anton  UKR 2679
78 Guseinov Gadir  AZE 2616
29 Sargissian Gabriel  ARM 2674
79 Lupulescu Constantin  ROU 2616
30 Georgiev Kiril  BUL 2671
80 Kuzubov Yuriy  UKR 2615
31 Potkin Vladimir  RUS 2669
81 Buhmann Rainer  GER 2614
32 Azarov Sergei  BLR 2667
82 Howell David W L  ENG 2614
33 Kobalia Mikhail  RUS 2666
83 Parligras Mircea-Emilian  ROU 2614
34 Kryvoruchko Yuriy  UKR 2666
84 Markowski Tomasz  POL 2612
35 Bartel Mateusz  POL 2665
85 L'ami Erwin  NED 2611
36 Balogh Csaba  HUN 2664
86 Kempinski Robert  POL 2610
37 Cheparinov Ivan  BUL 2664
87 Sjugirov Sanan  RUS 2610
38 Postny Evgeny  ISR 2662
88 Smeets Jan  NED 2610
39 Smirin Ilia  ISR 2657
89 Edouard Romain  FRA 2607
40 Khismatullin Denis  RUS 2656
90 Ponkratov Pavel  RUS 2607
41 Lysyj Igor  RUS 2656
91 Stocek Jiri  CZE 2606
42 Ragger Markus  AUT 2654
92 Macieja Bartlomiej  POL 2605
43 Fridman Daniel  GER 2653
93 Popov Ivan  RUS 2605
44 Sokolov Ivan  NED 2653
94 Aleksandrov Aleksej  BLR 2604
45 Rodshtein Maxim  ISR 2652
95 Kozul Zdenko  CRO 2602
46 Roiz Michael  ISR 2652
96 Rakhmanov Aleksandr  RUS 2602
47 Timofeev Artyom  RUS 2650
97 Solak Dragan  TUR 2602
48 Khalifman Alexander  RUS 2649
98 Hovhannisyan Robert  ARM 2600
49 Saric Ivan  CRO 2649
99 Kotronias Vasilios  GRE 2597
50 Zhigalko Sergei  BLR 2649
100 Vajda Levente  ROU 2597

 

The European Individual Championship 2012 is a qualification event for the next World Cup. According to the regulations a total of 23 players will qualify.

The official website will be providing a live broadcast of many of the top games.

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