ECTC R6: Moscow, we have a problem!

8/5/2005 – Things are not going at all well for the Russian men's team. After a dreadful 1-3 loss to the Dutch they found themselves on place 12 on the table. Ukraine lost to Azerbaijan, and France to the unstoppable Israelis. In the women's section Poland is still a point ahead of Russia, Bulgaria, Georgia and Ukraine. Results, games and pictures.

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15th European Chess Team Championship

Israel is on a rampage. The team headed by Gelfand and Sutovsky, defeated the French team 3:1 to consolidate their lead of one match point and 2½ board points. The distance to the others would have been even bigger, hadn't the heroic Dutch team with van Wely, Tiviakov, Timman and van den Doel demolished the Russian squad 3:1. The once dominant Russians are having a bad tournament. They are now on place 12 in the table, behind Greece, Romania and England.


Russia vs Holland, with Svidler-van Wely in the foreground, Dreev vs Tiviakov left background, Motylev vs Timman right, and Bareev vs van den Doel background center. Watching the games is Ukraine captain Tukmakov.


Peter Svidler vs Loek van Wely. The Russian top GM pushed hard but only got a draw.


Alexey Dreev (left) vs Sergey Tiviakov. The game ended in victory for White.


Jan Timman, 54, vs Alexander Motylev, 26. Age and experience triumphed


Evgeny Bareev (left) vs Erik van den Doel, who was winning but only managed to draw. Dutch captain Herman Hamers in the background looks on.


The final tally on the scoreboard: a sensational 3:1 for Holland

Photos by Frits Agterdenbos

In the women's section there were no big surprises in round six. Ukraine, Georgia and Bulgaria improved their positions and joined Russia in hot pursuit of the leading Poles. Tomorrow is an important round, with Poland up against Bulgaria, and Russia playing Ukraine. Georgia has to play the Romanians, who have had a very strong showing in this tournament.

Please note that our coverage of the European Team Championship will be interrupted for 24 hours, so that the results of Friday's seventh round will appear on Saturday. You can take the results and games on the official web site, using this navigation page.

Round 6, Men – 04.08.2005

6.1 2 Israel 3 - 1 5 France
1 GM Gelfand Boris 2724 ½ : ½ GM Bacrot Etienne 2729
2 GM Sutovsky Emil 2674 1 : 0 GM Lautier Joel 2672
3 GM Avrukh Boris 2652 ½ : ½ GM Dorfman Josif 2592
4 GM Erenburg Sergey 2595 1 : 0 GM Fressinet Laurent 2627
6.2 1 Russia 1 - 3 6 Netherlands
1 GM Svidler Peter 2738 ½ : ½ GM Van Wely Loek 2655
2 GM Dreev Alexey 2698 0 : 1 GM Tiviakov Sergei 2678
3 GM Motylev Alexander 2675 0 : 1 GM Timman Jan 2625
4 GM Bareev Evgeny 2688 ½ : ½ GM Van Den Doel Erik 2587
6.3 3 Ukraine 1½ - 2½ 7 Azerbaijan
1 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2752 ½ : ½ GM Radjabov Teimour 2682
2 GM Eljanov Pavel 2639 0 : 1 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2646
3 GM Moiseenko Alexander 2664 ½ : ½ GM Gashimov Vugar 2594
4 GM Karjakin Sergey 2645 ½ : ½ GM Guseinov Gadir 2585
6.4 4 Armenia 2 - 2 8 Romania
1 GM Akopian Vladimir 2705 ½ : ½ GM Nisipeanu Liviu-Dieter 2679
2 GM Aronian Levon 2724 ½ : ½ GM Istratescu Andrei 2624
3 GM Vaganian Rafael 2614 ½ : ½ GM Parligras Mircea 2571
4 GM Lputian Smbat 2629 ½ : ½ IM Lupulescu Constantin 2542
6.5 29 Sweden 2 1 - 3 12 Poland
1 GM Andersson Ulf 2584 0 : 1 GM Kempinski Robert 2619
2 IM Olsson Anders 2416 0 : 1 GM Socko Bartosz 2615
3 FM Carlsson Pontus 2394 1 : 0 GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw 2591
4 Lindberg Bosse 2359 0 : 1 GM Markowski Tomasz 2564
6.6 14 Georgia 3 - 1 9 Czech Republic
1 GM Azmaiparashvili Zurab 2672 ½ : ½ GM Navara David 2663
2 GM Jobava Baadur 2621 ½ : ½ GM Hracek Zbynek 2591
3 IM Pantsulaia Levan 2510 1 : 0 GM Babula Vlastimil 2604
4 GM Mchedlishvili Mikheil 2549 1 : 0 GM Stocek Jiri 2592
6.7 11 Hungary 2 - 2 10 Germany
1 GM Almasi Zoltan 2619 1 : 0 GM Lutz Christopher 2616
2 GM Berkes Ferenc 2619 0 : 1 GM Gustafsson Jan 2614
3 GM Gyimesi Zoltan 2628 ½ : ½ GM Dautov Rustem 2595
4 GM Ruck Robert 2546 ½ : ½ GM Kritz Leonid 2544
6.8 17 Greece 3½ - ½ 19 Switzerland
1 GM Kotronias Vasilios 2587 1 : 0 GM Korchnoi Viktor 2615
2 GM Papaioannou Ioannis 2578 ½ : ½ GM Gallagher Joseph 2544
3 GM Banikas Hristos 2548 1 : 0 GM Jenni Florian 2494
4 GM Halkias Stelios 2548 1 : 0 IM Hug Werner 2445
6.9 13 Bulgaria 2 - 2 28 Norway
1 GM Georgiev Kiril 2666 1 : 0 GM Johannessen Leif Erlend 2543
2 GM Cheparinov Ivan 2634 0 : 1 GM Lie Kjetil A. 2472
3 GM Spasov Vasil 2551 ½ : ½ IM Elsness Frode 2440
4 IM Bojkov Dejan 2522 ½ : ½ IM Nordahl Helge 2423
6.10 15 Serbia and Montenegro 2½ - 1½ 24 Lithuania
1 GM Damljanovic Branko 2612 ½ : ½ GM Rozentalis Eduardas 2567
2 GM Markus Robert 2591 1 : 0 GM Sulskis Sarunas 2535
3 GM Ivanisevic Ivan 2577 ½ : ½ GM Kveinys Aloyzas 2510
4 GM Solak Dragan 2557 ½ : ½ IM Sakalauskas Vaidas 2473
6.11 18 England 3 - 1 34 Sweden 3
1 GM McShane Luke 2625 1 : 0 IM Hall Jesper 2487
2 GM Speelman Jonathan 2549 ½ : ½ Ong Kezli 2371
3 GM Wells Peter 2529 ½ : ½ Tikkanen Hans 2316
4 GM Pert Nicholas 2493 1 : 0 FM Olsson Linus 2352
6.12 26 Macedonia 2½ - 1½ 22 Slovenia
1 GM Georgiev Vladimir 2532 ½ : ½ GM Beliavsky Alexander 2599
2 GM Nedev Trajce 2530 ½ : ½ GM Pavasovic Dusko 2566
3 IM Kizov Atanas 2418 ½ : ½ GM Mikhalchishin Adrian 2526
4 IM Stamenkov Vanco 2391 1 : 0 IM Borisek Jure 2509
6.13 21 Croatia 2½ - 1½ 27 Iceland
1 GM Kozul Zdenko 2585 ½ : ½ GM Stefansson Hannes 2579
2 GM Palac Mladen 2566 ½ : ½ IM Kristjansson Stefan 2459
3 GM Zelcic Robert 2522 1 : 0 IM Thorfinnsson Bragi 2448
4 GM Dizdar Goran 2518 ½ : ½ IM Gunnarsson Arnar 2438
6.14 25 Estonia 2½ - 1½ 33 Austria
1 GM Kulaots Kaido 2570 ½ : ½ IM Neubauer Martin 2468
2 IM Kanep Meelis 2491 ½ : ½ IM Pilaj Herwig 2425
3 IM Sepp Olav 2462 1 : 0 IM Lehner Oliver 2428
4 IM Seeman Tarvo 2405 ½ : ½ IM Danner Georg 2408
6.15 30 Finland 2 - 2 31 Italy
1 GM Nyback Tomi 2571 1 : 0 GM Godena Michele 2522
2 IM Karttunen Mika 2409 0 : 1 IM D'Amore Carlo 2463
3 IM Maki-Uuro Miikka 2390 ½ : ½ FM Bruno Fabio 2425
4 IM Nyysti Sampsa 2344 ½ : ½ FM Mogranzini Roberto 2363
6.16 16 Denmark 2 - 2 32 Ireland
1 GM Nielsen Peter Heine 2668 1 : 0 GM Baburin Alexander 2523
2 GM Schandorff Lars 2519 ½ : ½ IM Kelly Brian 2504
3 GM Hansen Lars Bo 2567 0 : 1 IM Collins Sam 2413
4 GM Hansen Sune Berg 2568 ½ : ½ IM Orr Mark 2305
6.17 37 Belgium 2 - 2 20 Sweden 1
1 IM Dutreeuw Marc 2361 0 : 1 GM Hellsten Johan 2582
2 IM Van Der Stricht Geert 2400 ½ : ½ GM Berg Emanuel 2539
3 IM Claesen Pieter 2384 ½ : ½ GM Hillarp Persson Tiger 2511
4 FM Docx Stefan 2310 1 : 0 GM Hector Jonny 2534
6.18 23 Spain 4 - 0 36 Scotland
1 GM Illescas Cordoba Miguel 2624 1 : 0 GM McNab Colin 2451
2 GM San Segundo Pablo 2514 1 : 0 IM Muir Andrew 2322
3 IM Perez Candelario Manuel 2504 1 : 0 Grant Jonathan 2273
4 GM Del Rio Angelis Salvador 2470 1 : 0 FM Upton Timothy 2250
6.19 35 Turkey 3 - 1 39 Wales
1 IM Haznedaroglu Kivanc 2430 1 : 0 FM Jones Richard 2325
2 IM Erdogdu Mert 2403 ½ : ½ FM James David 2213
3 FM Erturan Yakup 2311 1 : 0 Trevelyan John 2196
4 Esen Baris 2301 ½ : ½ Spice Alan 2175
6.20 40 Cyprus ½ - 3½ 38 Luxemburg
1 Antoniou Antonis 2198 0 : 1 IM Bakalarz Mieczyslaw 2423
2 Kassinopoullos Doros 2094 ½ : ½ IM Berend Fred 2374
3 Klerides Paris 2224 0 : 1 Wagener Claude 2273
4 Florentiades Michalis 0 0 : 1 Weber Jean-Marie 2262

Round 6, Women – 04.08.2005

6.1 4 Poland 2 - 2 1 Russia
1 IM Radziewicz Iweta 2447 1 : 0 IM Kosintseva Nadezhda 2490
2 IM Socko Monika 2465 1 : 0 IM Kovalevskaya Ekaterina 2471
3 IM Dworakowska Joanna 2401 0 : 1 IM Kosintseva Tatiana 2477
4 WGM Zielinska Marta 2410 0 : 1 IM Galliamova Alisa 2453
6.2 3 Ukraine 2½ - 1½ 10 Romania
1 WGM Zhukova Natalia 2478 ½ : ½ IM Peptan Corina-Isabela 2411
2 IM Gaponenko Inna 2439 1 : 0 IM Foisor Cristina Adela 2402
3 WGM Ushenina Anna 2389 ½ : ½ WGM Olarasu Gabriela 2306
4 IM Vasilevich Tatjana 2393 ½ : ½ WIM Calotescu Ana-Cristina 2273
6.3 5 Hungary 1½ - 2½ 2 Georgia
1 IM Madl Ildiko 2382 ½ : ½ GM Chiburdanidze Maia 2509
2 IM Vajda Szidonia 2392 ½ : ½ IM Lomineishvili Maia 2420
3 WGM Medvegy Nora 2387 0 : 1 IM Dzagnidze Nana 2438
4 WGM Gara Anita 2372 ½ : ½ IM Arakhamia-Grant K. 2423
6.4 11 Bulgaria 2½ - 1½ 19 Spain
1 GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2501 1 : 0 WIM Vega Gutierrez Sabrina 2262
2 WGM Voiska Margarita 2328 ½ : ½ WIM Hernandez Yudania 2234
3 WGM Djingarova Emilia 2277 1 : 0 WFM Trujillo Delgado Dafnae 2219
4 WIM Genova Liubka 2235 0 : 1 WIM Llaneza Vega Patricia 2180
6.5 17 Czech Republic 1 - 3 13 Greece
1 IM Jackova Jana 2386 0 : 1 IM Dembo Yelena 2428
2 WIM Cedikova Katerina 2262 0 : 1 WGM Botsari Anna-Maria 2297
3 WIM Sikorova Olga 2232 1 : 0 WGM Makropoulou Marina 2287
4 Kulovana Eva 2137 0 : 1 WIM Fakhiridou Ekaterini 2272
6.6 21 Lithuania 1 - 3 15 Israel
1 WGM Ciuksyte Dagne 2341 ½ : ½ IM Klinova Masha 2384
2 WIM Zaksaite Salomeja 2237 0 : 1 WGM Borsuk Angela 2342
3 Limontaite Simona 2095 0 : 1 WGM Igla Bella 2299
4 Daulyte Deimante 2195 ½ : ½ WIM Tsifanskaya Ludmila A 2190
6.7 8 France 1½ - 2½ 12 Netherlands
1 IM Skripchenko Almira 2437 ½ : ½ GM Peng Zhaoqin 2405
2 IM Sebag Marie 2438 0 : 1 IM Bosboom-Lanchava Tea 2363
3 WGM Milliet Sophie 2321 ½ : ½ FM Schuurman Petra 2266
4 WGM Lallemand Roza 2287 ½ : ½ WIM Hamelink Desiree 2195
6.8 14 Slovenia 2½ - 1½ 16 Sweden 1
1 WGM Muzychuk Anna 2364 1 : 0 GM Cramling Pia 2494
2 WIM Srebrnic Ana 2289 ½ : ½ WIM Agrest Svetlana 2270
3 WIM Krivec Jana 2270 ½ : ½ WIM Johansson Victoria 2218
4 WFM Rozic Vesna 2192 ½ : ½ WFM Pavlovskaia Evgenia 2174
6.9 7 Armenia 3 - 1 22 Switzerland
1 IM Danielian Elina 2433 1 : 0 WGM Lematschko Tatjana 2205
2 WIM Aginian Nelly 2324 1 : 0 WFM Seps Monika 2173
3 WIM Andriasian Siranush 2280 0 : 1 WCM Wilson Alexandra 2056
4 WIM Galojan Lilit 2223 1 : 0 Svendsen Hannelore 1775
6.10 9 Germany 3 - 1 20 Croatia
1 IM Paehtz Elisabeth 2421 1 : 0 WGM Medic Mirjana 2268
2 IM Kachiani-Gersinska K. 2416 ½ : ½ WIM Macek Vlasta 2211
3 WIM Nill Jessica 2323 1 : 0 WIM Jelica Mara 2191
4 WGM Trabert Bettina 2291 ½ : ½ Kruljac Petra 2017
6.11 18 England 2 - 2 6 Serbia and Montenegro
1 IM Houska Jovanka 2342 ½ : ½ IM Maric Alisa 2415
2 IM Lalic Susan 2362 ½ : ½ WGM Bojkovic Natasa 2386
3 WIM Richards Heather 2150 1 : 0 WGM Prudnikova Svetlana 2370
4 WFM Gilbert Jessie 2151 0 : 1 WGM Chelushkina Irina 2330
6.12 23 Iceland ½ - 3½ 25 Turkey
1 WGM Ptacnikova Lenka 2204 ½ : ½ WIM Yildiz Betul Cemre 2155
2 Thorsteinsdottir Gudlaug 2132 0 : 1 WFM Topel Zehra 2081
3 WIM Gretarsdottir Lilja 2046 0 : 1 WIM Cinar Corlulu Nilufer 2038
4 Fridthjofsdottir Sigurl 1963 0 : 1 WFM Bayrak Asli 1967
6.13 24 Sweden 2 3 - 1 26 Austria
1 Jiretorn Eva 2134 1 : 0 WFM Kopinits Anna-Christina 2124
2 Horn Emilia 2041 ½ : ½ WFM Horvath Maria 2039
3 Agrest Inna 1984 1 : 0 Sommer Sonja 2053
4 Frisk Ellinor 1991 ½ : ½ Nagy Laura 1933

Standings Men / Women

Rank Team MP Pts.
1 Israel 11 17
2 Netherlands 10 15
3 Poland 9 15½
4 Azerbaijan 9 14
5 France 9 14
6 Armenia 8 16
7 Ukraine 8 16
8 Romania 8 14
9 Greece 8 14
10 Georgia 8 13
11 England 7 15
12 Russia 7 14
13 Czech Republic 7 13½
14 Sweden 2 7 13½
15 Macedonia 7 13½
16 Germany 7 13
17 Hungary 7 13
18 Serbia Montenegro 7 12
19 Bulgaria 6 13
20 Croatia 6 13
21 Switzerland 6 12½
22 Estonia 6 11½
23 Norway 6 11½
24 Sweden 1 5 12½
25 Denmark 5 12
26 Lithuania 5 11½
27 Finland 5 11½
28 Slovenia 5 11
29 Italy 5 10½
30 Sweden 3 5
31 Austria 4 11
32 Ireland 4 10½
33 Spain 4 10
34 Belgium 4 10
35 Iceland 4
36 Turkey 4
37 Luxemburg 3
38 Wales 2 7
39 Scotland 2 6
40 Cyprus 0 2
Rank Team MP Pts.
1 Poland 10 15
2 Russia 9 16
3 Bulgaria 9 16
4 Georgia 9 14½
5 Ukraine 9 14
6 Romania 8 15
7 Greece 8 13½
8 Netherlands 7 13½
9 Slovenia 7 12½
10 Israel 7 12
11 Czech Republic 6 14½
12 Germany 6 14
13 Hungary 6 13
14 Lithuania 6 13
15 Armenia 6 12½
16 Spain 6 12
17 Serbia Montenegro 5 11
18 Sweden 1 5 11
19 France 5 10½
20 England 4 11½
21 Turkey 4 11
22 Croatia 4 9
23 Sweden 2 4
24 Switzerland 4 7
25 Austria 1 6
26 Iceland 1

15th European Chess Team Championship

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