ECCC Eilat: Saint-Petersburg and Tomsk lead with 8/8

10/15/2012 – Low flying planes are a common sight in the Israeli port city, where Tomsk-400 defeated Tammer-Shakki 6-0, while Saint-Petersburg CF, facing a much tougher opponent, Economist-SGSEU Saratov, won 3½-2½. Both teams still have a perfect match score, with Socar Azerbaijan (6:0 against Zurich) working hard to catch up. In the women's section Monte Carlo leads with 8/8. Round four report.

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The 28th European Club Cup 2012 is taking place in Eilat, Israel, as a seven-round Swiss from October 11 to 18 (no free day). The rounds starts at 15:00 local time. The time controls are 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. The zero tolerance rule (6.6a of the FIDE Laws of Chess) will be applied: any player who arrives at the chessboard after the start of the session loses the game.

Round four report

The team Tomsk-400 defeated Tammer-Shakki 6-0, while Saint-Petersburg CF faced a much tougher opponent, Economist-SGSEU Saratov, and won 3½-2½. Both teams still have a perfect match score. Socar Azerbaijan also won round four with a 6-0 score but is in the second tier with 6/8.

Top pairing results from round four

Bo. 3 Economist Saratov Rtg
2½:3½
4 Saint-Petersburg CF Rtg
1.1 GM Andreikin, Dmitry 2718
½-½
GM Svidler, Peter 2747
1.2 GM Nepomniachtchi, Ian 2704
½-½
GM Dominguez Perez, Leinier 2734
1.3 GM Morozevich, Alexander 2758
½-½
GM Vitiugov, Nikita 2691
1.4 GM Tomashevsky, Evgeny 2720
½-½
GM Movsesian, Sergei 2699
1.5 GM Moiseenko, Alexander 2700
½-½
GM Efimenko, Zahar 2689
1.6 GM Lysyj, Igor 2628
0-1
GM Zvjaginsev, Vadim 2678
Bo. 7 Tomsk-400 Rtg
6:0
26 Tammer-Shakki Rtg
2.1 GM Ponomariov, Ruslan 2735
1-0
IM Karttunen, Mika 2445
2.2 GM Areshchenko, Alexander 2710
1-0
IM Maki, Veijo 2383
2.3 GM Inarkiev, Ernesto 2683
1-0
Koykka, Pekka 2242
2.4 GM Kurnosov, Igor 2660
1-0
FM Penttinen, Jarkko 2258
2.5 GM Motylev, Alexander 2655
1-0
Natri, Antero 2219
2.6 GM Khismatullin, Denis 2638
1-0
Lehtioksa, Jorma 2179
Bo. 15 Schachgesellschaft Zürich Rtg
0:6
1 SOCAR Azerbaijan Rtg
3.1 GM Timofeev, Artyom 2631
0-1
GM Topalov, Veselin 2751
3.2 GM Pelletier, Yannick 2601
0-1
GM Grischuk, Alexander 2752
3.3 GM Brunner, Lucas 2448
0-1
GM Kamsky, Gata 2755
3.4 GM Vogt, Lothar 2397
0-1
GM Sutovsky, Emil 2685
3.5 FM Goldstern, Filip 2334
0-1
GM Safarli, Eltaj 2616
3.6 FM Friedrich, Norbert 2302
0-1
GM Guseinov, Gadir 2608
Bo. 17 Vesnianka Gran Rtg
2:4
5 Ugra Rtg
4.1 GM Zhigalko, Andrey 2582
0-1
GM Malakhov, Vladimir 2713
4.2 GM Teterev, Vitaly 2529
0-1
GM Korobov, Anton 2705
4.3 IM Kovalev, Vladislav 2473
½-½
GM Rublevsky, Sergei 2693
4.4 IM Gorovets, Andrey 2459
1-0
GM Dreev, Aleksey 2677
4.5 IM Mochalov, Evgeny V 2403
½-½
GM Pridorozhni, Aleksei 2539
4.6 Oblamski, Vladimir 2114
0-1
GM Kabanov, Nikolai 2482
Bo. 8 G-Team Novy Bor Rtg
3½:2½
10 Beer Sheba Rtg
5.1 GM Wojtaszek, Radoslaw 2733
½-½
GM Roiz, Michael 2618
5.2 GM Navara, David 2722
0-1
GM Rodshtein, Maxim 2616
5.3 GM Laznicka, Viktor 2678
½-½
GM Huzman, Alexander 2591
5.4 GM Sasikiran, Krishnan 2680
1-0
GM Nabaty, Tamir 2586
5.5 GM Bartel, Mateusz 2635
½-½
GM Postny, Evgeny 2647
5.6 GM Hracek, Zbynek 2612
1-0
GM Greenfeld, Alon 2559
Bo. 9 Ashdod Rtg
4:2
14 Siroki Brijeg Rtg
6.1 GM Ivanchuk, Vassily 2771
1-0
GM Palac, Mladen 2600
6.2 GM Volokitin, Andrei 2724
1-0
GM Brkic, Ante 2575
6.3 GM Smirin, Ilia 2638
0-1
GM Kurajica, Bojan 2558
6.4 GM Romanov, Evgeny 2611
½-½
GM Dizdarevic, Emir 2491
6.5 GM Avrukh, Boris 2585
1-0
IM Bogut, Zeljko 2441
6.6 GM Kogan, Artur 2583
½-½
WFM Dimitrijevic, Aleksandra 2270
Bo. 18 Team Viking Rtg
2:4
12 Gros Xake Taldea Rtg
7.1 GM Agrest, Evgenij 2614
0-1
GM Van Wely, Loek 2688
7.2 GM Volodin, Aleksandr 2509
½-½
GM Bauer, Christian 2664
7.3 FM Lindberg 1984, Bo 2403
½-½
GM Landa, Konstantin 2641
7.4 IM Cramling, Dan 2360
1-0
IM Franco Alonso, Alejandro 2479
7.5 FM Sagit, Rauan 2356
0-1
IM Gonzalez De La Torre, Santiago 2442
7.6 Pettersson, Anders 1991 2274
0-1
IM Argandona Riveiro, Inigo 2402

Top current rankings

Rk. SNo Team
Gms
– 
 TB1 
 TB2 
1 4 Saint-Petersburg CF
4
4
0
0
8
229.3
2 7 Tomsk-400
4
4
0
0
8
203.3
3 9 Ashdod
4
3
0
1
6
221.5
4 3 Economist-SGSEU Saratov
4
3
0
1
6
221.3
5 1 SOCAR Azerbaijan
4
3
0
1
6
191.8
6 5 Ugra
4
3
0
1
6
191.3
7 8 G-Team Novy Bor
4
3
0
1
6
181.0
8 12 Gros Xake Taldea
4
3
0
1
6
154.3
9 19 Hapoel Kfar Saba
4
3
0
1
6
141.5

Selection of games

Women's section

Cercle d'Echecs de Monte-Carlo scored a 4-0 win – without fielding women's world champion Hou Yifan. They maintain their perfect 8/8 match score, with only Ugra in the challenge zone with 7/8 points (the next best team, Ashdod, is two points lower).

Bo. 8 SHSM-Nashe Nasledie Rtg
3½:½
6 Rishon Le-Zion Rtg
1.1 GM Kosteniuk, Alexandra 2490
1-0
WIM Efroimski, Marsel 2162
1.2 IM Gunina, Valentina 2514
1-0
Reprun, Nadejda 2143
1.3 WGM Kashlinskaya, Alina 2368
1-0
Vardi, Shlomit 2010
1.4 IM Savina, Anastasia 2303
½-½
Federovski, Adi 1829
Bo. 7 Ugra Rtg
2½:1½
5 Chigorin Club Rtg
2.1 WGM Kovanova, Baira 2408
½-½
IM Bodnaruk, Anastasia 2425
2.2 WGM Girya, Olga 2454
½-½
WIM Bronnikova, Elizaveta 2244
2.3 IM Romanko, Marina 2365
½-½
WIM Ivkina, Olga 2266
2.4 WGM Shadrina, Tatiana 2361
1-0
Ivanova-Skripova, Tatiana 2173
Bo. 1 Cercle d'Echecs Monte-Carlo Rtg
4:0
4 Ashdod Rtg
3.1 GM Koneru, Humpy 2607
1-0
IM Borsuk, Angela 2260
3.2 GM Muzychuk, Anna 2587
1-0
WIM Vasiliev, Olga 2240
3.3 GM Cramling, Pia 2514
1-0
WIM Tsifanskaya, Ludmila A 2087
3.4 IM Skripchenko, Almira 2437
1-0
WFM Dotan, Valeria 2064
Bo. 2 AVS Rtg
1½:2½
3 Mika Rtg
4.1 GM Stefanova, Antoaneta 2493
½-½
GM Danielian, Elina 2476
4.2 GM Cmilyte, Viktorija 2528
½-½
GM Harika, Dronavalli 2512
4.3 WGM Pogonina, Natalija 2476
½-½
IM Mkrtchian, Lilit 2456
4.4 IM Muzychuk, Mariya 2474
0-1
IM Javakhishvili, Lela 2444

Selection of games

Pictorial impressions from Eilat by Vladimír Jagr


A cargo plane over a shopping mall – not something you see in Stockholm or San Francisco


The explanation: the airport is on the edge of the town


A juice vendor with a profound sense of aesthetic values


Inside the playing hall the bustle of journalists and photograpers (here around Svidler-Andreikin)


In a good mood: Indian GM Krishnan Sasikiran, right, who in round four beat...


... Israeli GM Tamir Nabaty, rated 2586


French GM Etienne Bacrot, playing for OSG Baden-Baden e.V.


WGM Tatiana Shadrina, 2361, scored a decisive point for Ugra


Indian GM and world championship challenger Humpy Koneru, with two wins and two draws so far


Former world class women player IM Sofia Polgar giving a simul


Sophie's husband, retired GM Jona Kosashvili, who is an internationally renowned orthopedic surgeon

All pictures in this report are by Vladimir Jagr for Novy Bor

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