13th European club championship, preliminary 2, Eupen

22-09-1997 > 23-09-1997

Round 1
ŠK Bosna Sarajevo BIH 6-0 Cardiff CC WLS
Espergærde SK DEN 3½-2½ KSK Rochade Eupen-Kelmis BEL
Barbican London ENG 1½-4½ Clichy Échecs FRA
Herzliya CC ISR 3-3 Baltika Liepāja LAT
Semi-final
Herzliya CC ISR 3½-2½ Espergærde SK DEN
ŠK Bosna Sarajevo BIH 3-3 Clichy Échecs FRA
Play-down
KSK Rochade Eupen-Kelmis BEL 2½-3½ Barbican London ENG
Cardiff CC WLS 1-5 Baltika Liepāja LAT
Final
ŠK Bosna Sarajevo BIH 3-3 Herzliya CC ISR
3rd place play-off
Clichy Échecs FRA 5-1 Espergærde SK DEN
5th place play-off
Baltika Liepāja LAT 4½-1½ Barbican London ENG
7th place play-off
Cardiff CC WLS 0-6 KSK Rochade Eupen-Kelmis BEL

[2] has full results, games, and standings – but they seem implausible and are incompatible with the results given in [1]. There are some suspicious games for which I have changed the results:

a) Clichy-Espergærde ended 5-1 according to [1], 4-2 according to [2]. Sahl-Renet and Ejsing-Nataf ended in position that were equal, but both were won for the Danish player according to [2].

b) The match Liepāja-London should end in 4½-1½ according to [1], but [2] gives 5-1. The game Krakops-Wilson ends in an approximately equal position, so I suspect that was actually a draw.

c) In the match Cardiff-Eupen, [1] gives all games as won for white, while [2] gives the result as 0-6. The three games presumably won by Welshmen all end in position very favourable to black, i.e. the Eupen players.

The Israeli team managed to take place, with 9½/18 – a score barely above 50%!

GM Psakhis, Lev Borisovich ISR 2565 2 3
IM Zilberman, Yaacov ISR 2560 1 3
IM Zifroni, Dov ISR 2500 3 3
GM Lev, Ronen ISR 2455 3
FM Slutzky, Leonid ISR 2355 3
Haimovich, Tal ISR 2285 0 1
FM Ben Menachem, Itzhak ISR 2315 ½ 2
1 Herzliya CC ISR 18

 

GM Nikolić, Predrag BIH 2630 3
GM Sokolov, Ivan BIH 2635 3
GM Kožul, Zdenko CRO 2605 1 3
GM Kurajica, Bojan BIH 2545 2 3
GM Dizdarević, Emir BIH 2555 3
IM Borić, Muhamed BIH 2405 3
2 ŠK Bosna Sarajevo BIH 12 18

 

IM Degraeve, Jean-Marc FRA 2540 3
GM Renet, Olivier FRA 2520 3
GM Apicella, Manuel FRA 2500 3 3
IM Relange, Éloi FRA 2505 3 3
IM Koch, Jean-René FRA 2495 2 3
IM Nataf, Igor-Alexandre FRA 2440 3
3 Clichy Échecs ’92 FRA 12½ 18

 

IM Borge, Nikolaj DEN 2360 0 3
Sahl, Bjarke DEN 2430 1 3
IM Christensen, Tobias DEN 2395 ½ 3
Jaksland, Tim DEN 2245 1 3
Larsen, Steen Skovlund DEN 2320 2 3
Ejsing, Esben DEN 3
4 Espergærde SK DEN 7 18

 

GM Khalifman, Alexander RUS 2655 3
GM Ehlvest, Jaan EST 2610 3 3
GM Ķenġis, Edvīns LAT 2590 1 2
GM Rausis, Igors LAT 2490 2
IM Miezis, Normunds LAT 2515 2 3
IM Krakops, Māris LAT 2530 3
Ozoliņš, Āris LAT 0 1
5 Baltika Liepāja LAT 12½ 17

 

IM Crouch, Colin Stamford ENG 2375 1 3
FM Lewis, Andrew Paul ENG 2320 ½ 3
FM Lehtivaara, Petri FIN 2370 0 3
Sands, David ENG 2255 1 3
FM Wilson, Jonathan ENG 2315 2 3
Kenworthy, Gary ENG 2265 2 3
6 Barbicans London ENG 18

 

GM Gurevich, Mikhail Naumovich BEL 2620 3
GM Chuchelov, Vladimir BEL 2540 3
GM Kishnev, Sergey RUS 2500 3
FM Ahn, Martin BEL 2310 0 2
FM Coenen, Norbert GER 2335 1 2
Meessen, Rudolf BEL 2310 0 1
Bergmans, Norbert BEL 2
Rössler, Eckhard GER 0 1
Plumanns, Dieter BEL 1 1
7 SK Rochade Eupen-Kelmis BEL 11 18

 

Cobb, James ENG 2335 0 3
Spice, Alan WLS 2205 0 3
Trevelyan, John WLS 0 2
Adams, Mark WLS 2025 0 3
Borg, Andrew MLT 0 3
Fletcher, John WLS 0 3
8 Cardiff CC WLS 0 17

Wanted

  • Some confirmation for my attempts at corrections.
  • The game Borg-Miezis, if it was played.

Sources

  1. Le Pion f No.90
  2. OlimpBase
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