ETCC 04: National Day!

11/12/2013 – Today is Poland's Independence Day. The celebrations in the streets were plentiful and because of this the round started a two hours later. The Women's Polish Team gave the locals something to celebrate as they were able to beat Armenia and are now leading the tournament with Ukraine. In the Open, France is dominant with a victory today against Czech Republic. Report of round 4.

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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 nine rounds.

Independence day in Poland

Today was Poland's Independence day, as they commemorate the anniversary of Poland's resumption of independent statehood in 1918 after 123 years of partition by Russia, Prussia and Austria.

Warsaw was a giant party today as patriotism was shown left and right. Alina l'Ami shows us her impressions of the festivities from her view in the hotel:

And a night time shot, because why not

Open Section

France continues with impressive results. With three draws and a key win by Romain Edouard the French team has taken the lead of the European Team Chess Championship. France is a full two points (a match victory) ahead of its suitors, which are plentiful. Hungary, Romania, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Greece and Georgia all have six points, while no one has seven.

Russia annihilated Austria but they still seem to be rather far away from a medal position.

Bo. 3 FRANCE Rtg - 9 CZECH REPUBLIC Rtg 2½:1½
1.1 GM BACROT, Etienne 2749 - GM NAVARA, David 2705 ½ - ½
1.2 GM VACHIER-LAGRAVE, Maxime 2742 - GM LAZNICKA, Viktor 2677 ½ - ½
1.3 GM EDOUARD, Romain 2653 - GM HRACEK, Zbynek 2638 1 - 0
1.4 GM HAMDOUCHI, Hicham 2627 - GM BABULA, Vlastimil 2574 ½ - ½
Bo. 6 AZERBAIJAN Rtg - 7 HUNGARY Rtg 2 : 2
2.1 GM MAMEDYAROV, Shakhriyar 2757 - GM ERDOS, Viktor 2658 ½ - ½
2.2 GM RADJABOV, Teimour 2715 - GM BALOGH, Csaba 2630 ½ - ½
2.3 GM SAFARLI, Eltaj 2653 - GM ALMASI, Zoltan 2710 ½ - ½
2.4 GM MAMEDOV, Rauf 2647 - GM BANUSZ, Tamas 2593 ½ - ½
Bo. 15 GREECE Rtg - 14 GEORGIA Rtg 2 : 2
3.1 GM BANIKAS, Hristos 2633 - GM JOBAVA, Baadur 2695 0 - 1
3.2 GM PAPAIOANNOU, Ioannis 2639 - GM MCHEDLISHVILI, Mikheil 2631 ½ - ½
3.3 GM MASTROVASILIS, Dimitrios 2589 - GM GAGUNASHVILI, Merab 2556 1 - 0
3.4 GM KOTRONIAS, Vasilios 2564 - GM PANTSULAIA, Levan 2595 ½ - ½
Bo. 4 UKRAINE Rtg - 2 ARMENIA Rtg 3 : 1
4.1 GM ARESHCHENKO, Alexander 2720 - GM ARONIAN, Levon 2801 ½ - ½
4.2 GM VOLOKITIN, Andrei 2682 - GM MOVSESIAN, Sergei 2700 1 - 0
4.3 GM MOISEENKO, Alexander 2709 - GM SARGISSIAN, Gabriel 2676 ½ - ½
4.4 GM FEDORCHUK, Sergey A. 2666 - GM PETROSIAN, Tigran L. 2660 1 - 0
Bo. 16 CROATIA Rtg - 29 ISRAEL Rtg 2 : 2
5.1 GM SARIC, Ivan 2628 - GM NABATY, Tamir 2580 1 - 0
5.2 GM STEVIC, Hrvoje 2611 - GM POPILSKI, Gil 2483 ½ - ½
5.3 GM PALAC, Mladen 2571 - IM RAZNIKOV, Danny 2481 ½ - ½
5.4 GM BRKIC, Ante 2580 - IM BORUCHOVSKY, Avital 2472 0 - 1
Bo. 18 TURKEY Rtg - 17 BELARUS Rtg 1½:2½
6.1 GM SOLAK, Dragan 2618 - GM ZHIGALKO, Sergei 2694 1 - 0
6.2 GM IPATOV, Alexander 2630 - GM ZHIGALKO, Andrey 2619 0 - 1
6.3 GM ESEN, Baris 2565 - GM KOVALEV, Vladislav 2583 0 - 1
6.4 GM YILMAZ, Mustafa 2577 - GM TETEREV, Vitaly 2501 ½ - ½
Bo. 24 POLAND GOLDIES Rtg - 19 ROMANIA Rtg 1 : 3
7.1 GM TAZBIR, Marcin 2555 - GM LUPULESCU, Constantin 2630 0 - 1
7.2 GM HEBERLA, Bartlomiej 2556 - GM JIANU, Vlad-Cristian 2565 ½ - ½
7.3 GM BULSKI, Krzysztof 2538 - GM PARLIGRAS, Mircea-Emilian 2576 ½ - ½
7.4 GM GDANSKI, Jacek 2518 - GM NEVEDNICHY, Vladislav 2590 0 - 1
Bo. 27 AUSTRIA Rtg - 1 RUSSIA Rtg 0 : 4
8.1 GM RAGGER, Markus 2672 - GM GRISCHUK, Alexander 2785 0 - 1
8.2 GM SHENGELIA, David 2543 - GM SVIDLER, Peter 2752 0 - 1
8.3 IM KREISL, Robert 2410 - GM ANDREIKIN, Dmitry 2710 0 - 1
8.4 IM SCHREINER, Peter 2452 - GM TOMASHEVSKY, Evgeny 2722 0 - 1
Bo. 5 ENGLAND Rtg - 30 MONTENEGRO Rtg 3½: ½
9.1 GM ADAMS, Michael 2752 - GM DJUKIC, Nikola 2543 1 - 0
9.2 GM MCSHANE, Luke J 2696 - GM DRASKO, Milan 2447 1 - 0
9.3 GM SHORT, Nigel D 2680 - GM KOSIC, Dragan 2504 ½ - ½
9.4 GM JONES, Gawain C B 2648 - GM NIKCEVIC, Nebojsa 2428 1 - 0
Bo. 11 SPAIN Rtg - 10 GERMANY Rtg 2 : 2
10.1 GM VALLEJO PONS, Francisco 2705 - GM NAIDITSCH, Arkadij 2727 ½ - ½
10.2 GM ILLESCAS CORDOBA, Miguel 2614 - GM MEIER, Georg 2623 0 - 1
10.3 GM KORNEEV, Oleg 2637 - GM KHENKIN, Igor 2612 1 - 0
10.4 GM VAZQUEZ IGARZA, Renier 2588 - GM FRIDMAN, Daniel 2600 ½ - ½
Bo. 12 POLAND Rtg - 22 SLOVENIA Rtg 1½:2½
11.1 GM SWIERCZ, Dariusz 2627 - GM PAVASOVIC, Dusko 2563 ½ - ½
11.2 GM GAJEWSKI, Grzegorz 2634 - GM LENIC, Luka 2637 ½ - ½
11.3 GM BARTEL, Mateusz 2626 - GM SKOBERNE, Jure 2573 ½ - ½
11.4 GM MITON, Kamil 2597 - GM BORISEK, Jure 2555 0 - 1
Bo. 21 BULGARIA Rtg - 13 ITALY Rtg 1½:2½
12.1 GM TOPALOV, Veselin 2774 - GM CARUANA, Fabiano 2782 ½ - ½
12.2 GM RUSEV, Krasimir 2539 - GM VOCATURO, Daniele 2577 ½ - ½
12.3 GM PETKOV, Vladimir 2570 - GM GODENA, Michele 2501 ½ - ½
12.4 GM ARNAUDOV, G. Petar 2448 - GM ROMBALDONI, Axel 2530 0 - 1
Bo. 33 BELGIUM Rtg - 20 SERBIA Rtg ½ :3½
13.1 IM MICHIELS, Bart 2506 - GM IVANISEVIC, Ivan 2619 ½ - ½
13.2 IM RINGOIR, Tanguy 2514 - GM PERUNOVIC, Milos 2613 0 - 1
13.3 IM DOCX, Stefan 2488 - GM DAMLJANOVIC, Branko 2569 0 - 1
13.4 IM SOORS, Stef 2404 - GM INDJIC, Aleksandar 2534 0 - 1
Bo. 8 NETHERLANDS Rtg - 26 DENMARK Rtg 3 : 1
14.1 GM GIRI, Anish 2732 - GM HANSEN, Sune Berg 2563 ½ - ½
14.2 GM SOKOLOV, Ivan 2625 - IM GLUD, Jakob Vang 2526 1 - 0
14.3 GM L'AMI, Erwin 2648 - GM RASMUSSEN, Allan Stig 2486 1 - 0
14.4 GM VAN KAMPEN, Robin 2618 - IM ANDERSEN, Mads 2499 ½ - ½
Bo. 23 POLAND FUTURES Rtg - 34 LITHUANIA Rtg 3 : 1
15.1 GM DUDA, Jan-Krzysztof 2542 - GM ZAGORSKIS, Darius 2480 1 - 0
15.2 GM DRAGUN, Kamil 2543 - IM BEINORAS, Mindaugas 2389 ½ - ½
15.3 GM TOMCZAK, Jacek 2581 -   LAURUSAS, Tomas 2409 ½ - ½
15.4 GM PIORUN, Kacper 2555 - FM VEDRICKAS, Tautvydas 2305 1 - 0
Bo. 25 SWEDEN Rtg - 31 SWITZERLAND Rtg 1 : 3
16.1 GM GRANDELIUS, Nils 2557 - GM PELLETIER, Yannick 2575 ½ - ½
16.2 GM TIKKANEN, Hans 2544 - GM GALLAGHER, Joseph G. 2504 ½ - ½
16.3 GM BERG, Emanuel 2547 - FM GEORGIADIS, Nico 2423 0 - 1
16.4 GM CARLSSON, Pontus 2499 - IM FORSTER, Richard 2452 0 - 1
Bo. 37 SCOTLAND Rtg - 28 ICELAND Rtg ½ :3½
17.1 IM MUIR, Andrew J 2312 - GM STEINGRIMSSON, Hedinn 2543 ½ - ½
17.2 FM TATE, Alan 2299 - GM STEFANSSON, Hannes 2539 0 - 1
17.3   GRANT, Jonathan I M 2257 - GM DANIELSEN, Henrik 2502 0 - 1
17.4   MINNICAN, Alan 2135 - IM KJARTANSSON, Gudmundur 2455 0 - 1
Bo. 32 FINLAND Rtg - 35 FYR MACEDONIA Rtg 2½:1½
18.1 GM NYBACK, Tomi 2586 - IM PANCEVSKI, Filip 2478 1 - 0
18.2 IM SIPILA, Vilka 2463 - GM BOGDANOVSKI, Vlatko 2459 ½ - ½
18.3 IM AGOPOV, Mikael 2435 - IM KIZOV, Atanas 2413 0 - 1
18.4 FM EBELING, Daniel 2365 - GM STANOJOSKI, Zvonko 2417 1 - 0
Bo. 36 NORWAY Rtg - 38 WALES Rtg 3 : 1
19.1 IM TARI, Aryan 2420 - IM JONES, Richard S. 2435 ½ - ½
19.2   HAUGE, Lars Oskar 2301 - FM VARLEY, Peter 2251 ½ - ½
19.3 FM HOLM, Kristian Stuvik 2281 -   JAMESON, David 2147 1 - 0
19.4   SALOMON, Johan 2246 -   HEWITT, William 2061 1 - 0

Replay open games of round 4

Women's Section

Poland continues impressing as their team one was able to beat the only slightly lower rated Armenia. Ukraine did the same with Israel as Lagno was able to win against Efroimski while all the other boards drew. This means that Poland will face Ukraine tomorrow as the only teams that have a perfect score.

Trailing them by only a point is Georgia who destroyed Serbia. Russia, Armenia and Germany follow with six points while there are many teams on five. Russia keeps taking vengeance on the opponent's as the team won 4-0 for the second time in a row. England, however, also continues the 4-0 streak, just not on the correct side of the board.

Bo. 4 Poland Rtg - 6 Armenia Rtg 2½:1½
1.1 GM Socko, Monika 2431 - GM Danielian, Elina 2457 ½ - ½
1.2 WGM Majdan-Gajewska, Joanna 2420 - IM Mkrtchian, Lilit 2447 0 - 1
1.3 IM Rajlich, Iweta 2404 - IM Galojan, Lilit 2301 1 - 0
1.4 WGM Szczepkowska-Horowska, Karina 2382 - WGM Kursova, Maria 2339 1 - 0
Bo. 1 Ukraine Rtg - 15 Israel Rtg 2½:1½
2.1 GM Lagno, Kateryna 2542 - WIM Efroimski, Marsel 2313 1 - 0
2.2 GM Ushenina, Anna 2492 - IM Klinova, Masha 2291 ½ - ½
2.3 IM Muzychuk, Mariya 2491 - WIM Vasiliev, Olga 2282 ½ - ½
2.4 GM Zhukova, Natalia 2466 - WIM Shvayger, Yuliya 2294 ½ - ½
Bo. 3 Georgia Rtg - 12 Serbia Rtg 3½: ½
3.1 GM Dzagnidze, Nana 2556 - IM Bojkovic, Natasa 2405 ½ - ½
3.2 WGM Arabidze, Meri 2374 - WGM Manakova, Maria 2324 1 - 0
3.3 IM Khotenashvili, Bela 2524 - WGM Vojinovic, Jovana 2352 1 - 0
3.4 IM Javakhishvili, Lela 2423 - WGM Stojanovic, Andjelija 2293 1 - 0
Bo. 25 Poland Futures Rtg - 2 Russia Rtg 0 : 4
4.1 WIM Kulon, Klaudia 2276 - GM Gunina, Valentina 2509 0 - 1
4.2 WIM Iwanow, Anna 2206 - GM Kosteniuk, Alexandra 2510 0 - 1
4.3 WFM Wisniowska, Klaudia 2153 - WGM Girya, Olga 2447 0 - 1
4.4 WCM Wozniak, Mariola 2069 - WGM Goryachkina, Aleksandra 2438 0 - 1
Bo. 16 Lithuania Rtg - 5 Germany Rtg 1½:2½
5.1 GM Cmilyte, Viktorija 2506 - IM Paehtz, Elisabeth 2449 ½ - ½
5.2 WGM Daulyte, Deimante 2336 - WGM Schleining, Zoya 2379 1 - 0
5.3 WIM Zaksaite, Salomeja 2200 - IM Kachiani-Gersinska, Ketino 2365 0 - 1
5.4   Batkovskyte, Dominyka 2111 - WGM Michna, Marta 2357 0 - 1
Bo. 9 Spain Rtg - 13 Poland III Rtg 2 : 2
6.1 IM Alexandrova, Olga 2427 - WIM Worek, Joanna 2336 ½ - ½
6.2 IM Vega Gutierrez, Sabrina 2385 - IM Dworakowska, Joanna 2326 1 - 0
6.3 IM Matnadze, Ana 2373 - WGM Bartel, Marta 2308 ½ - ½
6.4 WIM Nicolas Zapata, Irene 2241 - WGM Toma, Katarzyna 2282 0 - 1
Bo. 10 Romania Rtg - 7 France Rtg 3 : 1
7.1 IM Bulmaga, Irina 2399 - GM Sebag, Marie 2510 1 - 0
7.2 WGM L'ami, Alina 2361 - IM Milliet, Sophie 2383 ½ - ½
7.3 IM Foisor, Cristina-Adela 2347 - WGM Maisuradze, Nino 2302 ½ - ½
7.4 WGM Cosma, Elena-Luminita 2326 - IM Collas, Silvia 2292 1 - 0
Bo. 8 Hungary Rtg - 21 Greece Rtg 2 : 2
8.1 GM Hoang, Thanh Trang 2511 - WGM Botsari, Anna-Maria 2338 1 - 0
8.2 WGM Gara, Ticia 2350 - WIM Pavlidou, Ekaterini 2199 0 - 1
8.3 WGM Papp, Petra 2300 - WGM Makropoulou, Marina 2234 1 - 0
8.4 WGM Rudolf, Anna 2281 -   Tsolakidou, Stavroula 2117 0 - 1
Bo. 14 Netherlands Rtg - 24 Belarus Rtg 2½:1½
9.1 WIM Schut, Lisa 2333 - WGM Ziaziulkina, Nastassia 2350 1 - 0
9.2 GM Peng, Zhaoqin 2378 - FM Stetsko, Lanita 2226 0 - 1
9.3 IM Lanchava, Tea 2289 -   Nevioselaya, Maria 2074 ½ - ½
9.4 WIM Haast, Anne 2262 - WFM Beinenson, Katsiaryna 1964 1 - 0
Bo. 19 Austria Rtg - 11 Bulgaria Rtg 1 : 3
10.1 IM Moser, Eva 2434 - GM Stefanova, Antoaneta 2494 1 - 0
10.2 WIM Kopinits, Anna-Christina 2263 - WIM Raeva, Elitsa 2361 0 - 1
10.3 WFM Exler, Veronika 2147 - WGM Videnova, Iva 2272 0 - 1
10.4 WCM Schnegg, Anna-Lena 2076 -   Ivanova, Simoneta 2046 0 - 1
Bo. 17 Azerbaijan Rtg - 22 Croatia Rtg 3 : 1
11.1 WGM Mammadova, Gulnar 2354 - WIM Franciskovic, Borka 2263 ½ - ½
11.2 WGM Mamedjarova, Zeinab 2236 - WIM Jelica, Mara 2252 1 - 0
11.3 WGM Mamedjarova, Turkan 2250 - WIM Saric, Kristina 2250 1 - 0
11.4 WIM Umudova, Nargiz 2253 - WFM Purgar, Ivona 2136 ½ - ½
Bo. 27 Slovenia Rtg - 18 Czech Republic Rtg 2 : 2
12.1 WGM Srebrnic, Ana 2198 - WGM Kulovana, Eva 2263 1 - 0
12.2 WGM Kaps, Darja 2221 - WIM Havlikova, Kristyna 2237 0 - 1
12.3   Unuk, Laura 1991 - WIM Olsarova, Karolina 2275 1 - 0
12.4   Orehek, Spela 2026 - WIM Sikorova, Olga 2278 0 - 1
Bo. 28 Turkey Rtg - 30 Belgium Rtg 3 : 1
13.1 WGM Yildiz, Betul Cemre 2291 - IM Zozulia, Anna 2334 1 - 0
13.2 WGM Ozturk, Kubra 2281 -   Goossens, Hanne 2069 1 - 0
13.3 WCM Cemhan, Kardelen 1993 -   Barbier, Wiebke 1945 1 - 0
13.4   Gurcan, Aytolun 1745 -   Dierckens, Sarah 1872 0 - 1
Bo. 32 Iceland Rtg - 29 Norway Rtg 2 : 2
14.1 WGM Ptacnikova, Lenka 2238 - WGM Dolzhikova, Olga 2198 1 - 0
14.2   Thorsteinsdottir, Hallgerdur 1951 -   Gronnestad, Anita 1958 0 - 1
14.3   Johannsdottir, Johanna Bjorg 1901 -   Machlik, Monika 1936 0 - 1
14.4   Finnbogadottir, Tinna Kristin 1882 -   Reppen, Ellisiv 2008 1 - 0
Bo. 26 Switzerland Rtg - 31 Finland Rtg 4 : 0
15.1 WIM Seps, Monika 2260 - WFM Savola, Laura 2076 1 - 0
15.2 WIM Heinatz, Dr. Gundula 2169 - WFM Puuska, Heini 1982 1 - 0
15.3 WFM Stoeri, Laura 2102 -   Rautanen, Sari 1956 1 - 0
15.4 WFM De Seroux, Camille 2066 - WCM Nazarova, Anastasia 1727 1 - 0
Bo. 20 Italy Rtg - 23 England Rtg 4 : 0
16.1 IM Zimina, Olga 2338 - IM Ciuksyte, Dagne 2355 1 - 0
16.2 WIM Brunello, Marina 2248 - WGM Corke, Anya S 2276 1 - 0
16.3 WFM Messina, Roberta 2064 - WFM Grigoryan, Meri 2039 1 - 0
16.4   Gueci, Tea 2056 - WFM Bhatia, Kanwal K 2039 1 - 0

Replay women's games of round 4

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