ETCC 03: Leaders Emerge

11/11/2013 – After three rounds of play Czech Republic and France are the only teams with all of their matches won as they vanquished Ukraine and Turkey respectively. In the women's section Armenia swept Poland 3 and now shares the lead with Ukraine and Poland 1. The Russian women took vengeance from yesterday and won 4-0 The Russian men's team did not fare so well.

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You might remember that there was a similar sounding event that happened only recently, the European Club Championship, but the events are certainly different as the Club Championship allows players from outside Europe to compete while the European Team Championship is a battle between different nations. The ETCC will be held in Warsaw, Poland from November 7th - November 18th. The event is a team swiss played in 11 rounds.

Open Section

The open section finally has two clear leaders. France beat Ukraine when its top two boards produced important wins. Tkachiev's game was 79 moves long but eventually he forced a pawn through and won a very pretty endgame. The Czech Republic brought Turkey back down from the clouds and inflicted an easy 3.5-0.5 defeat on the Russian vanquishers. This puts France and Czech Republic at the top of the leaderboard as no other team has been able to win all of their matches.

The list of teams with 5/6 points (matches count for two points a piece) is rather formidable. Georgia, Greece, Armenia and Azerbaijana are all lurking just half a match point away from the leaders. The obvious team missing is Russia who keeps having dismal results. They drew the admittedly strong team of England and Russia only has 3 points out of 6.

Despite the fact that the following game was not played in round three, it is quite instructive and it is from one of the players themselves! The following is Kotronias' win over Howell from yesterday:

[Event "ETCC ( Open section )"] [Site "?"] [Date "2013.11.10"] [Round "2"] [White "Howell, David"] [Black "Kotronias, Vassilios"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B51"] [WhiteElo "2644"] [BlackElo "2564"] [Annotator "Kotronias Vassilios"] [PlyCount "96"] [EventDate "2013.11.10"] [SourceDate "2013.11.10"] {Playing the young generation has become a very complicated task nowadays; With computer preparation at its heights and positional knowledge being part and parcel of almost every professional's arsenal the prospects of us "old hands" outplaying the ambitious newcomers border on the miraculous. The following game is an exception, and obviously I dont expect David to repeat such an inaccurate opening play anytime soon as he is a serious GM with many trophies under his belt. And actually, the variation he chose is not at all bad, it was probably one or two lapses of concentration that prevented white from displaying this line's full potential. Moving on to team atmosphere, statistics and tradition, I must admit that the positive outcome of my game against David may have been influenced to a certain extent by the good results we have managed to achieve as a team against England in the past few years. A positive factor for us, contriving to repeating success, was undoubtedly the absence of Nigel Short from their line-up, who, in spite of having a rather negative score against Greek players, could have made the difference in such a close match.} 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 {David plays the Rossolimo quite often, and has scored an impressive string of victories with it.} d6 {I usually play 3...g6, so I guess he was well prepared for that.} 4. O-O Bd7 5. Re1 Nf6 6. c3 a6 7. Bf1 Bg4 8. d4 $5 {Not one of the main lines, but it certainly contains a great deal of poison for the uninitiated.} cxd4 9. cxd4 d5 (9... e5 $5 {is the other main move, with complex play.}) 10. e5 Nd7 11. h3 $5 {An interesting continuation.} (11. Be3 e6 {is hardly inspiring for White.}) 11... Bxf3 12. Qxf3 Nxd4 $5 {An attempt to mix thing up.} ({Safe and solid is} 12... e6 $1 13. Be3 Qb6 14. Nd2 Rc8 15. Nb3 Bb4 16. Rec1 O-O 17. Qg4 Rfe8 { with just a tiny edge for White. This is my recommendation to Black players actually, as the game should have been a laborious issue for me.}) 13. Qxd5 { Principled.} ({Better, however was} 13. Qd1 $1 {after which I intended} Nc6 ( 13... Ne6 $2 14. Qxd5 Ndc5 15. Nc3 $16 {is better for White in view of his two bishops and lead in development.}) 14. e6 fxe6 15. Nc3 Nf6 16. Rxe6 Kf7 {, thinking I had a good position. The truth is that White keeps some initiative by an inspired exchange sacrifice:} {After} 17. Rxf6+ $1 exf6 18. Nxd5 b5 $1 19. Bd3 $1 {( I had underestimated this move )} ({Simply losing are both} 19. Qb3 $4 Nd4 $19) ({and} 19. a4 $2 Nb4 $19) 19... Bd6 20. Bc2 Re8 {Black should be able to hold the resulting position but White has various tries and over the board the situation is a bit unpleasant. For example,} 21. Be3 (21. Qh5+ Kf8 22. Bh6 $1 Ra7 $1 23. Be3 Rxe3 24. Nxe3 g6 25. Qh6+ Kg8 26. Rd1 Rd7 27. h4 Bf8 28. Rxd7 Bxh6 29. Rxd8+ Nxd8 30. Nd5 Kf7 31. Nc7 Bc1 32. b3 Ba3 33. Nxa6 Bd6 {looks equal}) 21... g6 22. Bb6 Qb8 23. Bb3 Kg7 24. Rc1 Re6 25. Nxf6 $1 Rxf6 26. Rxc6 Bh2+ 27. Kh1 Be5 28. Qd7+ Kh8 29. Bc7 Rxc6 30. Qxc6 Qxc7 31. Qxa8+ Kg7 32. g3 Qe7 $14) 13... Nc2 {Black of course plunges in at the offered opportunity; you dont have often the chance to win a rook nowadays!} 14. e6 $1 fxe6 15. Qxe6 $2 {After this White will be pushed back with gain of time.} (15. Rxe6 $1 Nf6 (15... Qc7 16. Qe4 {(intending Bf4)} Nc5 17. Qxc2 Nxe6 18. Nc3 $44 {is complicated}) 16. Qxb7 Qc8 17. Qb3 $3 Nd4 $1 (17... Nxa1 18. Qa4+ Qd7 19. Rc6 $3 $16 {produces an incredible position that is actually better for White.} ) 18. Qa4+ Qd7 19. Qxd7+ Nxd7 20. Re2 Nxe2+ 21. Bxe2 e5 {would have been an approximately balanced ending.}) 15... Qb6 $1 {Now White has to retreat and Black gradually takes over.} 16. Qe4 $6 ({The more reserved} 16. Qe2 $15 {was better.}) 16... Qc6 $1 $17 {White obviously missed this. Now Black's advantage is serious and I didnt let go in the remainder of the game.} 17. Qe2 Nxe1 $1 { The right rook, in spite of the fact it's not a whole rook! I didnt want to leave White with many pieces pointing at my King.} 18. Qxe1 e5 19. Nc3 Bc5 20. Ne4 Bd4 {Here I felt quite safe with my bishop anchored on the nice square d4.} 21. Bg5 O-O 22. Rc1 Nc5 $1 {This is why it is instrumental to have the Queen on c6 as now the pressure on e4 and f2 forces exchanges favourable for Black.} 23. Nxc5 Bxc5 (23... Bxf2+ $5 24. Qxf2 Rxf2 25. Kxf2 Qb6 26. b3 Qg6 27. Be3 Rf8+ $1 28. Ke1 $1 (28. Kg1 $4 Qg3 $19) 28... h6 $17 {was also good, but less human.}) 24. Bh4 (24. b4 $4 Bxf2+ 25. Qxf2 Rxf2 26. Rxc6 Rxf1+ $19 {is out of the question.}) (24. Be3 Bxe3 25. Qxe3 (25. Rxc6 Bxf2+ 26. Qxf2 Rxf2 $19) 25... Qd6 $19 {would have been hopeless.}) 24... Qb6 25. Rc2 Bd4 26. b3 $2 {White drifts to a hopeless position. The last thing to consider in such cases is a defence of a worthless pawn.} (26. Bd3 $8 {was the only move to offer some practical chances, although after} g6 27. Bc4+ Kg7 $17 {Black should gradually prevail.}) 26... Qg6 $1 $19 {I was very pleased to control e4, as that practically guaranteed pushing my pawn to that square next move, cutting the White defences in two.} 27. Qc1 e4 28. Rc4 Bb6 29. Be2 Qf5 30. Qe1 Rae8 31. Bg3 h5 32. a4 Re6 $1 {Black has raging pressure on f2; The game has been decided.} 33. Rb4 Rg6 34. Bc4+ Kh8 35. Rxb6 Rxb6 36. Qe3 Rg6 37. Kh2 Rxg3 $1 {The best practical choice; The resulting ending holds no chances of salvation for White. } 38. fxg3 h4 $1 39. gxh4 Qf4+ 40. Qxf4 Rxf4 41. Kg3 Rf5 42. h5 {Trying to stop ...g6 followed by ...Kg7 but Black does not necessarily need his King in this ending.} b5 $1 43. axb5 axb5 44. Be2 b4 45. Bc4 Rc5 $1 46. Be2 (46. Be6 e3 47. Bg4 Rc3 48. Be6 e2+ 49. Kf2 Re3 $19) 46... Rc3+ 47. Kf4 e3 48. Bd1 Rxb3 { White resigned.} 0-1

Giri was unable to win today against Israel's top board, and the Israeli team surprisingly beat the Netherlands 2.5-1.5. This is mainly surprising because Israel has none of their top players.

Aronian's 2788 performance is "not bad". Armenia is in the follower pack with 5 out of 6 points.

L'Ami, rated 2648 from the Netherlands

Vallejo Pons' Spanish team had a tough round and they fell to Hungary's power 3-1

Bo. 3 FRANCE Rtg - 4 UKRAINE Rtg 3 : 1
1.1 GM BACROT, Etienne 2749 - GM ARESHCHENKO, Alexander 2720 ½ - ½
1.2 GM VACHIER-LAGRAVE, Maxime 2742 - GM VOLOKITIN, Andrei 2682 ½ - ½
1.3 GM EDOUARD, Romain 2653 - GM EFIMENKO, Zahar 2657 1 - 0
1.4 GM TKACHIEV, Vladislav 2637 - GM MOISEENKO, Alexander 2709 1 - 0
Bo. 9 CZECH REPUBLIC Rtg - 18 TURKEY Rtg 3½: ½
2.1 GM NAVARA, David 2705 - GM SOLAK, Dragan 2618 1 - 0
2.2 GM LAZNICKA, Viktor 2677 - GM IPATOV, Alexander 2630 ½ - ½
2.3 GM HRACEK, Zbynek 2638 - GM ESEN, Baris 2565 1 - 0
2.4 GM BABULA, Vlastimil 2574 - GM YILMAZ, Mustafa 2577 1 - 0
Bo. 19 ROMANIA Rtg - 15 GREECE Rtg 2 : 2
3.1 GM LUPULESCU, Constantin 2630 - GM BANIKAS, Hristos 2633 ½ - ½
3.2 GM JIANU, Vlad-Cristian 2565 - GM PAPAIOANNOU, Ioannis 2639 0 - 1
3.3 GM PARLIGRAS, Mircea-Emilian 2576 - GM MASTROVASILIS, Dimitrios 2589 ½ - ½
3.4 GM NEVEDNICHY, Vladislav 2590 - GM HALKIAS, Stelios 2555 1 - 0
Bo. 2 ARMENIA Rtg - 27 AUSTRIA Rtg 2½:1½
4.1 GM ARONIAN, Levon 2801 - GM RAGGER, Markus 2672 ½ - ½
4.2 GM MOVSESIAN, Sergei 2700 - GM SHENGELIA, David 2543 ½ - ½
4.3 GM SARGISSIAN, Gabriel 2676 - IM KREISL, Robert 2410 1 - 0
4.4 GM PETROSIAN, Tigran L. 2660 - IM SCHREINER, Peter 2452 ½ - ½
Bo. 12 POLAND Rtg - 6 AZERBAIJAN Rtg 1½:2½
5.1 GM SOCKO, Bartosz 2661 - GM MAMEDYAROV, Shakhriyar 2757 0 - 1
5.2 GM SWIERCZ, Dariusz 2627 - GM RADJABOV, Teimour 2715 0 - 1
5.3 GM BARTEL, Mateusz 2626 - GM MAMEDOV, Rauf 2647 1 - 0
5.4 GM MITON, Kamil 2597 - GM GUSEINOV, Gadir 2607 ½ - ½
Bo. 7 HUNGARY Rtg - 11 SPAIN Rtg 3 : 1
6.1 GM ERDOS, Viktor 2658 - GM VALLEJO PONS, Francisco 2705 ½ - ½
6.2 GM BALOGH, Csaba 2630 - GM SALGADO LOPEZ, Ivan 2610 1 - 0
6.3 GM ALMASI, Zoltan 2710 - GM KORNEEV, Oleg 2637 1 - 0
6.4 GM POLGAR, Judit 2689 - GM VAZQUEZ IGARZA, Renier 2588 ½ - ½
Bo. 14 GEORGIA Rtg - 10 GERMANY Rtg 2½:1½
7.1 GM JOBAVA, Baadur 2695 - GM MEIER, Georg 2623 1 - 0
7.2 GM MCHEDLISHVILI, Mikheil 2631 - GM KHENKIN, Igor 2612 ½ - ½
7.3 GM PANTSULAIA, Levan 2595 - GM BARAMIDZE, David 2614 1 - 0
7.4 IM NIGALIDZE, Gaioz 2494 - GM FRIDMAN, Daniel 2600 0 - 1
Bo. 1 RUSSIA Rtg - 5 ENGLAND Rtg 2 : 2
8.1 GM GRISCHUK, Alexander 2785 - GM ADAMS, Michael 2752 ½ - ½
8.2 GM SVIDLER, Peter 2752 - GM MCSHANE, Luke J 2696 1 - 0
8.3 GM ANDREIKIN, Dmitry 2710 - GM SHORT, Nigel D 2680 ½ - ½
8.4 GM MOROZEVICH, Alexander 2727 - GM JONES, Gawain C B 2648 0 - 1
Bo. 29 ISRAEL Rtg - 8 NETHERLANDS Rtg 2½:1½
9.1 GM POPILSKI, Gil 2483 - GM GIRI, Anish 2732 ½ - ½
9.2 IM RAZNIKOV, Danny 2481 - GM SOKOLOV, Ivan 2625 ½ - ½
9.3 GM BARON, Tal 2487 - GM L'AMI, Erwin 2648 ½ - ½
9.4 IM BORUCHOVSKY, Avital 2472 - GM SMEETS, Jan 2620 1 - 0
Bo. 22 SLOVENIA Rtg - 13 ITALY Rtg 2 : 2
10.1 GM LENIC, Luka 2637 - GM CARUANA, Fabiano 2782 1 - 0
10.2 GM SKOBERNE, Jure 2573 - GM BRUNELLO, Sabino 2615 ½ - ½
10.3 GM BORISEK, Jure 2555 - GM GODENA, Michele 2501 ½ - ½
10.4 GM TRATAR, Marko 2494 - GM ROMBALDONI, Axel 2530 0 - 1
Bo. 16 CROATIA Rtg - 23 POLAND FUTURES Rtg 3 : 1
11.1 GM SARIC, Ivan 2628 - GM DUDA, Jan-Krzysztof 2542 ½ - ½
11.2 GM STEVIC, Hrvoje 2611 - GM DRAGUN, Kamil 2543 1 - 0
11.3 GM PALAC, Mladen 2571 - GM TOMCZAK, Jacek 2581 1 - 0
11.4 GM BRKIC, Ante 2580 - GM PIORUN, Kacper 2555 ½ - ½
Bo. 26 DENMARK Rtg - 17 BELARUS Rtg 1 : 3
12.1 GM HANSEN, Sune Berg 2563 - GM ZHIGALKO, Sergei 2694 ½ - ½
12.2 GM PALO, Davor 2553 - GM ZHIGALKO, Andrey 2619 ½ - ½
12.3 GM RASMUSSEN, Allan Stig 2486 - GM TETEREV, Vitaly 2501 0 - 1
12.4 IM ANDERSEN, Mads 2499 - GM STUPAK, Kirill 2494 0 - 1
Bo. 28 ICELAND Rtg - 24 POLAND GOLDIES Rtg 1½:2½
13.1 GM STEFANSSON, Hannes 2539 - GM TAZBIR, Marcin 2555 ½ - ½
13.2 IM GRETARSSON, Hjorvar Steinn 2511 - GM BULSKI, Krzysztof 2538 0 - 1
13.3 GM DANIELSEN, Henrik 2502 - GM GDANSKI, Jacek 2518 0 - 1
13.4 IM KJARTANSSON, Gudmundur 2455 - IM MASTERNAK, Grzegorz 2333 1 - 0
Bo. 20 SERBIA Rtg - 25 SWEDEN Rtg 3½: ½
14.1 GM IVANISEVIC, Ivan 2619 - GM GRANDELIUS, Nils 2557 ½ - ½
14.2 GM PERUNOVIC, Milos 2613 - GM TIKKANEN, Hans 2544 1 - 0
14.3 GM DAMLJANOVIC, Branko 2569 - GM BERG, Emanuel 2547 1 - 0
14.4 GM INDJIC, Aleksandar 2534 - GM BLOMQVIST, Erik 2508 1 - 0
Bo. 32 FINLAND Rtg - 21 BULGARIA Rtg ½ :3½
15.1 GM NYBACK, Tomi 2586 - GM RUSEV, Krasimir 2539 0 - 1
15.2 IM KARTTUNEN, Mika 2440 - GM PETKOV, Vladimir 2570 0 - 1
15.3 IM AGOPOV, Mikael 2435 - GM ARNAUDOV, G. Petar 2448 0 - 1
15.4 FM EBELING, Daniel 2365 - IM DIMITROV, Radoslav 2445 ½ - ½
Bo. 30 MONTENEGRO Rtg - 37 SCOTLAND Rtg 3 : 1
16.1 GM DJUKIC, Nikola 2543 - FM MORRISON, Graham 2351 1 - 0
16.2 GM BLAGOJEVIC, Dragisa 2524 - FM TATE, Alan 2299 0 - 1
16.3 GM DRASKO, Milan 2447 -   GRANT, Jonathan I M 2257 1 - 0
16.4 GM KOSIC, Dragan 2504 -   MINNICAN, Alan 2135 1 - 0
Bo. 36 NORWAY Rtg - 31 SWITZERLAND Rtg 1½:2½
17.1 IM TARI, Aryan 2420 - GM PELLETIER, Yannick 2575 ½ - ½
17.2   HAUGE, Lars Oskar 2301 - GM GALLAGHER, Joseph G. 2504 0 - 1
17.3 FM HOLM, Kristian Stuvik 2281 - IM KURMANN, Oliver 2424 ½ - ½
17.4   SALOMON, Johan 2246 - IM FORSTER, Richard 2452 ½ - ½
Bo. 38 WALES Rtg - 33 BELGIUM Rtg 0 : 4
18.1 IM JONES, Richard S. 2435 - IM MICHIELS, Bart 2506 0 - 1
18.2 FM VARLEY, Peter 2251 - IM RINGOIR, Tanguy 2514 0 - 1
18.3   HEWITT, William 2061 - IM DOCX, Stefan 2488 0 - 1
18.4   PLEASANTS, Allan J 2027 - IM SOORS, Stef 2404 0 - 1
Bo. 34 LITHUANIA Rtg - 35 FYR MACEDONIA Rtg 4 : 0
19.1 GM ZAGORSKIS, Darius 2480 - IM PANCEVSKI, Filip 2478 1 - 0
19.2 IM BEINORAS, Mindaugas 2389 - GM BOGDANOVSKI, Vlatko 2459 1 - 0
19.3   LAURUSAS, Tomas 2409 - IM KIZOV, Atanas 2413 1 - 0
19.4 FM VEDRICKAS, Tautvydas 2305 - GM STANOJOSKI, Zvonko 2417 1 - 0

Replay open games of round 3

Women's Section

The Russian team: crying or laughing, you can decide

Russia was at least able to take some vengeance from yesterday's game as they annihilated a weak Austrain team who besides their first board, IM Eva Moser, is not really a threat to Russia. On the top boards Ukraine showed their strength by beating France as Ushenina and Muzychuk took out Milliet and Maisuradze. Armenia smashed Poland 3, which is strong in its own right. Poland (Poland 1?) barely beat Romania but it is enough for them to share first place. Israel continues surprising as they held Georgia to a draw.

In a somewhat strange pairing Ukraine, despite having won all their matches and being the highest rated team will move down to board two to face Israel, while Poland and Armenia will battle out on who stays on top of the leaderboard.

A sad but necessary mention is team England's showing, which despite being a decent enough team for the competition has not managed to score a single half or full point in any of its games. This has caused a little bit of a stir in the English online chess forums...

Kosteniuk has played two games and won them both

Eva Moser is by far and away Austria's best woman, but she wasn't quite high enough to challenge Gunina today

L'Ami, rated 2361 from Romania

Danielian helped her team smash Poland 3 and they are one of the leaders

Bo. 7 France Rtg - 1 Ukraine Rtg 1 : 3
1.1 GM Sebag, Marie 2510 - GM Lagno, Kateryna 2542 ½ - ½
1.2 IM Milliet, Sophie 2383 - GM Ushenina, Anna 2492 0 - 1
1.3 WGM Maisuradze, Nino 2302 - IM Muzychuk, Mariya 2491 0 - 1
1.4 IM Collas, Silvia 2292 - IM Gaponenko, Inna 2402 ½ - ½
Bo. 15 Israel Rtg - 3 Georgia Rtg 2 : 2
2.1 WIM Efroimski, Marsel 2313 - GM Dzagnidze, Nana 2556 0 - 1
2.2 WIM Vasiliev, Olga 2282 - WGM Arabidze, Meri 2374 1 - 0
2.3 WIM Shvayger, Yuliya 2294 - IM Khurtsidze, Nino 2462 1 - 0
2.4 IM Borsuk, Angela 2186 - IM Khotenashvili, Bela 2524 0 - 1
Bo. 6 Armenia Rtg - 13 Poland III Rtg 4 : 0
3.1 GM Danielian, Elina 2457 - WIM Worek, Joanna 2336 1 - 0
3.2 IM Mkrtchian, Lilit 2447 - IM Dworakowska, Joanna 2326 1 - 0
3.3 IM Galojan, Lilit 2301 - WGM Bartel, Marta 2308 1 - 0
3.4 WGM Kursova, Maria 2339 - WGM Toma, Katarzyna 2282 1 - 0
Bo. 4 Poland Rtg - 10 Romania Rtg 2½:1½
4.1 GM Socko, Monika 2431 - WGM Bulmaga, Irina 2399 1 - 0
4.2 WGM Zawadzka, Jolanta 2383 - WGM L'ami, Alina 2361 0 - 1
4.3 WGM Majdan-Gajewska, Joanna 2420 - IM Foisor, Cristina-Adela 2347 1 - 0
4.4 WGM Szczepkowska-Horowska, Karina 2382 - WGM Voicu-Jagodzinsky, Carmen 2275 ½ - ½
Bo. 8 Hungary Rtg - 12 Serbia Rtg 1½:2½
5.1 GM Hoang, Thanh Trang 2511 - IM Bojkovic, Natasa 2405 ½ - ½
5.2 IM Gara, Anita 2311 - WGM Vojinovic, Jovana 2352 0 - 1
5.3 WGM Papp, Petra 2300 - WGM Stojanovic, Andjelija 2293 ½ - ½
5.4 WGM Rudolf, Anna 2281 - WIM Rakic, Marija 2291 ½ - ½
Bo. 2 Russia Rtg - 19 Austria Rtg 4 : 0
6.1 GM Gunina, Valentina 2509 - IM Moser, Eva 2434 1 - 0
6.2 GM Kosteniuk, Alexandra 2510 - WFM Newrkla, Katharina 2173 1 - 0
6.3 WGM Pogonina, Natalija 2499 - WFM Exler, Veronika 2147 1 - 0
6.4 WGM Girya, Olga 2447 - WCM Schnegg, Anna-Lena 2076 1 - 0
Bo. 5 Germany Rtg - 28 Turkey Rtg 3½: ½
7.1 IM Paehtz, Elisabeth 2449 - WGM Yildiz, Betul Cemre 2291 1 - 0
7.2 IM Kachiani-Gersinska, Ketino 2365 - WGM Ozturk, Kubra 2281 1 - 0
7.3 WGM Melamed, Tatjana 2367 - WCM Cemhan, Kardelen 1993 ½ - ½
7.4 WGM Michna, Marta 2357 -   Gurcan, Aytolun 1745 1 - 0
Bo. 17 Azerbaijan Rtg - 9 Spain Rtg 1 : 3
8.1 WGM Mammadova, Gulnar 2354 - IM Alexandrova, Olga 2427 0 - 1
8.2 WGM Mamedjarova, Zeinab 2236 - IM Vega Gutierrez, Sabrina 2385 0 - 1
8.3 WIM Abdulla, Khayala 2255 - IM Matnadze, Ana 2373 ½ - ½
8.4 WGM Mamedjarova, Turkan 2250 - WIM Hernandez Estevez, Yudania 2284 ½ - ½
Bo. 11 Bulgaria Rtg - 25 Poland Futures Rtg 1½:2½
9.1 GM Stefanova, Antoaneta 2494 - WIM Kulon, Klaudia 2276 ½ - ½
9.2 WIM Raeva, Elitsa 2361 - WIM Iwanow, Anna 2206 0 - 1
9.3 WGM Videnova, Iva 2272 - WFM Wisniowska, Klaudia 2153 ½ - ½
9.4   Ivanova, Simoneta 2046 - WFM Kiolbasa, Oliwia 1982 ½ - ½
Bo. 21 Greece Rtg - 14 Netherlands Rtg 2 : 2
10.1 WGM Botsari, Anna-Maria 2338 - WIM Schut, Lisa 2333 1 - 0
10.2 WIM Pavlidou, Ekaterini 2199 - GM Peng, Zhaoqin 2378 0 - 1
10.3 WIM Fakhiridou, Ekaterini 2168 - IM Lanchava, Tea 2289 0 - 1
10.4   Tsolakidou, Stavroula 2117 - WIM Van Weersel, Arlette 2180 1 - 0
Bo. 16 Lithuania Rtg - 30 Belgium Rtg 4 : 0
11.1 GM Cmilyte, Viktorija 2506 - IM Zozulia, Anna 2334 1 - 0
11.2 WGM Daulyte, Deimante 2336 -   Goossens, Hanne 2069 1 - 0
11.3 WIM Zaksaite, Salomeja 2200 -   Degrande, Marigje 1867 1 - 0
11.4   Batkovskyte, Dominyka 2111 -   Dierckens, Sarah 1872 1 - 0
Bo. 24 Belarus Rtg - 27 Slovenia Rtg 2 : 2
12.1 WGM Ziaziulkina, Nastassia 2350 - WGM Srebrnic, Ana 2198 ½ - ½
12.2 FM Stetsko, Lanita 2226 - WFM Novak, Ksenija 2082 ½ - ½
12.3   Revo, Tatiana 2075 -   Unuk, Laura 1991 ½ - ½
12.4 WFM Beinenson, Katsiaryna 1964 -   Orehek, Spela 2026 ½ - ½
Bo. 22 Croatia Rtg - 31 Finland Rtg 2½:1½
13.1 WIM Franciskovic, Borka 2263 - WIM Tuominen, Tanja 2105 1 - 0
13.2 WIM Jelica, Mara 2252 - WFM Savola, Laura 2076 ½ - ½
13.3 WIM Saric, Kristina 2250 -   Rautanen, Sari 1956 1 - 0
13.4 WIM Berke, Ana 2139 - WCM Nazarova, Anastasia 1727 0 - 1
Bo. 23 England Rtg - 18 Czech Republic Rtg 0 : 4
14.1 WFM Chevannes, Sabrina L 2200 - WIM Havlikova, Kristyna 2237 0 - 1
14.2 WGM Corke, Anya S 2276 - WIM Olsarova, Karolina 2275 0 - 1
14.3 WFM Grigoryan, Meri 2039 - WIM Olsarova, Tereza 2248 0 - 1
14.4 WFM Bhatia, Kanwal K 2039 - WIM Sikorova, Olga 2278 0 - 1
Bo. 29 Norway Rtg - 20 Italy Rtg 3 : 1
15.1 WGM Dolzhikova, Olga 2198 - IM Sedina, Elena 2302 1 - 0
15.2 WIM Sahl, Sheila Barth 2233 - IM Zimina, Olga 2338 0 - 1
15.3   Gronnestad, Anita 1958 - WIM Brunello, Marina 2248 1 - 0
15.4   Reppen, Ellisiv 2008 - WFM Messina, Roberta 2064 1 - 0
Bo. 26 Switzerland Rtg - 32 Iceland Rtg 2 : 2
16.1 WIM Seps, Monika 2260 - WGM Ptacnikova, Lenka 2238 ½ - ½
16.2 WIM Heinatz, Dr. Gundula 2169 -   Thorsteinsdottir, Hallgerdur 1951 ½ - ½
16.3 WFM Stoeri, Laura 2102 -   Johannsdottir, Johanna Bjorg 1901 1 - 0
16.4 WFM De Seroux, Camille 2066 -   Finnbogadottir, Tinna Kristin 1882 0 - 1

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