Economist wins European Club Cup in Plovdiv

10/24/2010 – The Russian team won the 2010 title with 13 match points, ahead of four teams with eleven apiece. But the most outstanding performance came from Armenian GM Levon Aronian, playing for Mika Yerevan, who scored 4.5/6 with a 2884 performance that brings him to 2801 (and at least number three in the world) on the next FIDE rating list. Aronian is only the sixth player to cross the 2800 mark.

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The European Club Cup took place in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, from October 16th-24th 2010. A total of 351 players participated in the open section, with 135 GMs, 61 IMs, and 247 titled players altogether – 24 rated over 2700 Elo. The women's section had 64 players with ten GMs, 23 IMs, and 51 titled players.

The event was won by the team Economist-SGSEU-1 of Saratov, for a second consecutive time. Economist tied their closest rivals Yugra 3-3 in a hard-fought final round in which all six games were drawn. Top seeds SOCAR Azerbaijan and ShSM-64 Moscow similarly tied their final round match, but with two decisive games: Shakhriyar Mamedyarov beat Boris Gelfand and Alexander beat Alexei Shirov.

In the final round the German Team Champions Baden-Baden OSG scored a 3.5:2.5 victory over Mika Yerevan (with Arkadij Naiditsch winning the only decisive game). Baden-Baden joined the follow-up group of four teams with eleven match points each.

Final Ranking Open (after seven rounds)

In the following tables you can click on the teams to view their individual results.

Rk. SNo FED Team
– 
TB1 
TB2 
TB3 
1 4 RUS Economist-SGSEU-1
6
1
0
13
28.5
176.0
2 6 RUS Yugra
5
1
1
11
27.5
168.0
3 10 UKR A DAN DZO & PGMB
5
1
1
11
27.5
165.5
4 1 AZE SOCAR Azerbaijan
5
1
1
11
27.0
172.5
5 5 GER Baden-Baden OSG
5
1
1
11
27.0
168.5
6 8 ISR Ashdod Elite CC
5
0
2
10
27.0
164.5
7 11 GER Werder Bremen
5
0
2
10
27.0
155.5
8 2 RUS St.Petersburg Chess Club
5
0
2
10
26.0
168.0
9 3 RUS ShSM-64 Moscow
4
2
1
10
24.5
186.0
10 9 RUS Ural
4
1
2
9
27.0
160.0
11 7 ARM Mika Yerevan
4
1
2
9
26.5
166.5
12 16 UKR Rivnenski Iisovi zubry - Rivne
4
1
2
9
26.5
144.5
13 12 CZE G-Team Novy Bor
3
3
1
9
22.5
179.0
14 23 SWE Viking Stockholm
4
0
3
8
27.5
123.0
15 18 ESP Gros Xake Taldea
4
0
3
8
25.0
156.0
16 21 LTU Margiris Kaunas
3
2
2
8
24.5
129.0
17 14 ISR Beer Sheva CC
4
0
3
8
23.5
166.0
18 24 GER Solingen SG
4
0
3
8
23.5
142.5
19 17 BLR Vesnianka Gran
3
2
2
8
23.5
137.5
20 15 BIH Bihac CK
4
0
3
8
22.5
158.5
21 20 BEL Eynatten - KSK47
3
2
2
8
22.0
166.0
22 25 MKD Gambit-Asseco-See Skopje
4
0
3
8
20.5
158.0
23 22 BIH Glasinac
3
1
3
7
22.5
155.5
24 19 NOR Oslo Schakselskap
3
1
3
7
22.0
161.5
25 34 BEL K Gentse SRL
3
1
3
7
20.0
145.5
26 28 NED LSG
3
1
3
7
20.0
139.5
27 42 DEN Aarhus Skakklub/Skolerne
3
0
4
6
23.0
108.5
28 13 BUL Naiden Voinov CC
3
0
4
6
22.5
162.5
29 27 ITA Obiettivo Risarcimento Padova
3
0
4
6
22.5
118.5
30 29 BEL Amay
3
0
4
6
21.0
132.5
31 36 NOR Asker Sjakklubb
3
0
4
6
20.5
128.0
32 30 SVK Prievidza SK
2
2
3
6
20.0
146.0
33 44 GRE Chanion Skakistiki Akademia
3
0
4
6
19.5
122.5
34 35 FIN Etela-Vantaan Shakki
2
2
3
6
19.5
119.5
35 26 FRA Evry Grand Roque
3
0
4
6
19.0
152.0
36 32 ENG Betsson
3
0
4
6
19.0
135.5
37 37 TUR Manisa Doruk Koleji
3
0
4
6
17.5
142.0
38 31 UKR LugPokerChess - Lugansk
2
1
4
5
16.5
150.0
39 33 FIN Tammer Shakki
2
1
4
5
15.5
161.0
40 40 ENG White Rose
2
1
4
5
15.5
135.0
41 46 ALB Butrinti
1
2
4
4
15.0
107.5
42 47 EUR Expik Klubi i shahut
1
2
4
4
14.0
107.0
43 41 WLS Cardiff Chess Club
2
0
5
4
10.5
147.5
44 39 LUX Differdange CE Le Cavalier
2
0
5
4
9.5
160.5
45 43 LUX Dudelange CE
1
1
5
3
15.5
117.0
46 38 DEN Brønshøj Skakforening
1
1
5
3
15.5
108.5
47 48 WLS Nidum Chess Club
1
1
5
3
12.5
104.0
48 49 EUR Shqiponja KSH
1
1
5
3
11.0
114.5
49 45 IRL Ennis Chess Club
0
1
6
1
12.5
114.0

Top performers and personalities

Portrait pictorial by Elena Mikheeva and WGM Irina Sudakova

The best performance (of any player with six or more games) was scored by Levon Aronian, playing for Mika Yerevan, who chalked up three wins and three draws for a 2884 rating performance.

Aronian's result of 4.5/6 produced a 2884 performance and represented an important milestone: the Armenian GM and world's fourth highest ranked player unofficially broke the 2800 rating barrier, finishing the tournament at 2801 on the live rating lists. If this rating remains intact for the official November FIDE ratings (it will) Lev will be number three and, more importantly, become the sixth player to cross the 2800 rating mark, joining Garry Kasparov, Vladimir Kramnik, Viswanathan Anand, Veselin Topalov, and Magnus Carlsen. Congratulations to this very likable young player.

The best players sorted according to rating performance (2700 or higher)

No. Name Rtg Team Rp Pts.
Gms
%
Bo.
1 GM Safarli Eltaj 2607 SOCAR Azerbaijan 3115 3.0
3
100.0
6
2 GM Hammer Jon Ludvig 2633 Oslo Schakselskap 2942 3.5
4
87.5
1
3 GM Aronian Levon 2783 Mika Yerevan 2884 4.5
6
75.0
1
4 GM Grischuk Alexander 2760 SOCAR Azerbaijan 2880 5.0
6
83.3
2
5 GM Andreikin Dmitry 2669 Economist-SGSEU-1 2855 5.0
6
83.3
3
6 GM Dreev Alexey 2649 Ural 2848 6.0
7
85.7
3
7 GM Malakhov Vladimir 2725 Yugra 2829 5.5
7
78.6
2
8 GM Korobov Anton 2670 A DAN DZO & PGMB 2827 5.5
7
78.6
1
9 GM Moiseenko Alexander 2658 Economist-SGSEU-1 2809 5.5
7
78.6
4
10 GM Roiz Michael 2637 Economist-SGSEU-1 2808 3.5
4
87.5
6
11 GM Eljanov Pavel 2761 Economist-SGSEU-1 2784 3.5
6
58.3
1
12 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2756 SOCAR Azerbaijan 2783 4.0
6
66.7
1
13 GM Sulskis Sarunas 2544 Margiris Kaunas 2755 5.0
6
83.3
1
14 GM Kobalia Mikhail 2656 Ural 2754 5.0
7
71.4
2
15 GM Chatalbashev Boris 2606 Gambit-Asseco-See Skopje 2752 4.0
5
80.0
1
16 GM Kamsky Gata 2705 Ashdod Elite CC 2744 5.0
7
71.4
1
17 GM Gustafsson Jan 2646 Baden-Baden OSG 2742 6.0
7
85.7
6
18 GM Caruana Fabiano 2700 ShSM-64 Moscow 2733 4.5
7
64.3
2
19 GM Sakaev Konstantin 2607 St.Petersburg Chess Club 2731 4.0
5
80.0
5
20 GM Karjakin Sergey 2747 ShSM-64 Moscow 2729 3.5
6
58.3
2
21 GM Nikolov Momchil 2549 Naiden Voinov CC 2727 5.5
7
78.6
3
22 GM Savchenko Boris 2627 ShSM-64 Moscow 2725 4.0
5
80.0
6
23 GM Motylev Alexander 2694 Yugra 2723 4.0
6
66.7
3
24 GM Laznicka Viktor 2690 G-Team Novy Bor 2717 3.5
6
58.3
1
25 GM Petrosian Tigran L 2613 Mika Yerevan 2714 3.0
4
75.0
5
26 GM Sandipan Chanda 2641 Solingen SG 2711 5.0
7
71.4
1
27 GM Adams Michael 2728 Baden-Baden OSG 2708 4.0
7
57.1
1
28 GM Gelfand Boris 2751 ShSM-64 Moscow 2706 3.5
7
50.0
1
29 GM Cheparinov Ivan 2661 Naiden Voinov CC 2704 3.5
6
58.3
1
30 GM Vitiugov Nikita 2709 St.Petersburg Chess Club 2703 3.5
6
58.3
2
31 GM Svidler Peter 2731 St.Petersburg Chess Club 2700 3.5
6
58.3
1


Boris Gelfand, 2751, ShSM-64 Moscow, 2706 performance


Emil Sutovsky, 2665, Ashdod Elite CC, 2698 performance


Michael Adams, 2728, Baden-Baden OSG, 2708 performance


Baadur Jobava, 2710, A DAN DZO & PGMB, 2593 performance


Vladimir Akopian, 2691, Mika Yerevan, 2673 performance


Women's section

After a slow start the favourites Cercle d'Echecs from Monte Carlo took two matches with a 3:1, and finished with a 2:2 draw against AVS to score ten out of 14 points – the same as the St. Petersburg Chess Club, but with an extra board point. Thus the team with Humpy and Ho Yifan finished as winners of the 2010 European Club Cup champions.

Final Ranking Women (after seven rounds)

In the following tables you can click on the teams to view their individual results.

Rk. SNo FED Team
– 
TB1 
TB2 
TB3 
1 1 MNC Cercle d'Echecs de Monte Carlo
4
2
1
10
19.0
104.5
2 3 RUS St.Petersburg Chess Club
4
2
1
10
18.0
107.5
3 5 ARM MIKA Yerevan
4
1
2
9
18.0
107.0
4 6 RUS Giprorechtrans
4
1
2
9
17.5
88.5
5 2 RUS AVS
3
3
1
9
15.5
114.5
6 4 GEO Samaia Tbilisi
4
1
2
9
14.0
116.5
7 8 GER USV Volksbank Halle
4
0
3
8
12.5
97.5
8 11 BUL Lokomotiv 2000
2
3
2
7
13.5
89.5
9 12 ISR Herzliya Chess Club
3
1
3
7
12.0
96.5
10 7 SRB BAS Beograd
3
0
4
6
15.0
95.5
11 9 ISR Ashdod Elite CC
2
2
3
6
13.0
81.5
12 10 ITA CS Fischer Chieti
2
0
5
4
11.5
92.5
13 13 SVK KSC Komarno
0
2
5
2
8.5
90.5
14 14 NOR Oslo Schakselkap
1
0
6
2
8.0
90.0

The top performer in the women's section, with 5.5/7 points on board one, was India's Humpy Koneru, currently rated 2593 and the second strongest female player in the history of the game. In Plovdiv Humpy, playing for the Monte Carlo Chess Club, performed at a 2680 level and stands to gain seven rating points from this event in the next FIDE list.


Viktorija Cmilyte, 2513, St. Petersburg Chess Club, 4.0/5, 2621 perf.


Ekaterina Atalik, 2447, St. Petersburg Chess Club, 5.0/7, 2473 perf.


Monika Socko, 2486, St. Petersburg Chess Club, 3.5/7, 2428 perf.


Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant, 2451, St. Petersburg Chess Club, 3.5/7, 2452 perf.


Lela Javakhishvili, 2451, of Samaia Tbilisi, 2.5/7, 2406 performance


Nino Khurtsidze, 2435, of Samaia Tbilisi, 3.5/7, 2433 performance


Elina Danielian, 2466, Mika Yerevan, 3.0/7, 2384 performance


Natalia Zhukova, 2499, Giprorechtrans, 3.5/7, 2363 performance


Antoaneta Stefanova, 2521, AVS, 3.5/7, 2547 performance


Irina Chelushkina, 2325, BAS Beograd, 2.0/7, 2242 performance


Tatjana Vasilevich, 2399, BAS Beograd, 5.0/7, 2434 performance


Anna Sharevich, 2283, USV Volksbank Halle, 3.5/7, 2261 perf.

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