European Team Chess Championships Round 6

Nov 07, 2011

The European Team Chess Championships Round 6 is underway in Porto Carras, Greece. Team and board pairings of today are listed here. Photo gallery is being constantly updated with new photographs: Open section / Women section Follow the live games in Open and Women section. PGN files of rounds 1-4 are available for download. Update: [...]

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Bulgaria continues the string of successes in the Open Section

Nov 07, 2011

Bulgaria continues the string of successes at the European Team Chess Championship – Open Section, as they defeat Germany 3-1 and take the sole lead with 9 match points. Ivan Cheparinov defeated Georg Meier in a crushing manner, while Veselin Topalov scored the full point after Arkadij Naiditsch committed an error. Azerbaijan and France split [...]

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Russian women lead with a perfect score

Nov 07, 2011

After winning their match against Georgia, Russia emerged as the sole leader in the European Team Chess Championship – Women Section. Nana Dzagnidze put her team ahead by defeating Nadezhda Kosintseva, but Alexandra Kosteniuk stroke back against Nazi Paikidze. The game on the 2nd board was drawn and eventually Natalija Pogonina bagged the victory by [...]

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European Team Chess Championships Round 5

Nov 06, 2011

The European Team Chess Championships Round 5 is underway in Porto Carras, Greece. Team and board pairings of today are listed here. Photo gallery is being constantly updated with new photographs: Open section / Women section Follow the live games in Open and Women section. PGN files of rounds 1-4 are available for download. Round [...]

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Report round 4, ETCC open section

Nov 06, 2011

On Sunday we witnessed an extremely interesting round at the European Team Championship – Open Section. Bulgaria was impressive against Russia and wins convincingly 3-1. As Veselin Topalov explained later in the interview, Sergey Karjakin was caught in Ivan Cheparnov’s preparation and black quickly gained edge. With Alexander Delchev’s advantage and Kiril Georgiev’s comfortable position, [...]

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Report round 4, ETCC women section

Nov 06, 2011

The derby match of the 4th round of the European Team Championship – Women Section was played between Russia and Ukraine, the two top seeded teams. Kateryna Lahno wins on the first board against Nadezhda Kosintseva, but Tatiana Kosintseva and Valentina Gunina turn the score and Russia wins by 2.5-1.5. Replay all games with analysis [...]

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ETCC Round 4 Interviews

Nov 06, 2011

Interviews with Veselin Topalov, Peter Leko, Ivan Sokolov, Nana Dzagnidze, Pontus Carlsson and Iva Videnova. Round 4 video by Robert Fontaine also included.

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European Team Chess Championships Round 4

Nov 05, 2011

The European Team Chess Championships Round 4 is underway in Porto Carras, Greece. Team and board pairings of today are listed here. Photo gallery is being constantly updated with new photographs: Open section / Women section. Follow the live games in Open and Women section. PGN files round 1 (updated), round 2, and round 3 [...]

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Report round 3, all sections

Nov 05, 2011

After two consecutive victories at the start of the European Team Championship, the hosting country Greece was paired to take on the defending champion Azerbaijan. Hristos Banikas was the first to conclude the game, by making a draw with Teimour Radjabov, although he felt that he could have achieved advantage. But then, just like in [...]

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ETCC Round 3 Interviews

Nov 05, 2011

Interviews with IM Elisabeth Paehtz, GM Elina Danielian and GM Anish Giri. Round 3 video by Vijay Kumar also included.

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