ETCC 05: Ukraine, France leaders

11/14/2013 – France has kept the lead as they drew an important match against Hungary. The immediate suitors are now Azerbaijan, Greece and Georgia. In the women's section a solo leader has finally emerged. Muzychuk, Lagno and Ushenina are having a spectacular event and they helped the Ukrainian team annihilate Poland. Although there are many rounds left, it seems hard to stop them. Round five report.

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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

A solid match that ended in four draws allows France to retain its lead. Trailing by only half a match point are Azerbaijan and somewhat surprisingly Goergia and Greece. Greece took out Belarus 3-1 while Georgia smashed a weakened Israeli team 3.5-0.5 Hungary, Ukraine, England, Russian, Romania and Armenia all have seven points and are still in contention. The Russians convincingly beat Italy after Caruana and Svidler drew in the top board while all the other Russians won.

Silvio Danailov, ECU president, makes the opening move in the Erdos-Bacrot game that eventually finished in a draw

Howell beat Gdanski with White today as England took Poland 'Goldies' 3-1

Poland "Futures" was outrated and outplayed by Spain. Tomczak-Korneev ended in a win for the Spaniard

Gawain Jones has a fantastic 4.0/5 with a 2819 performance

Bo. 7 HUNGARY Rtg - 3 FRANCE Rtg 2 : 2
1.1 GM ERDOS, Viktor 2658 - GM BACROT, Etienne 2749 ½ - ½
1.2 GM BALOGH, Csaba 2630 - GM VACHIER-LAGRAVE, Maxime 2742 ½ - ½
1.3 GM ALMASI, Zoltan 2710 - GM EDOUARD, Romain 2653 ½ - ½
1.4 GM POLGAR, Judit 2689 - GM TKACHIEV, Vladislav 2637 ½ - ½
Bo. 19 ROMANIA Rtg - 4 UKRAINE Rtg 2 : 2
2.1 GM LUPULESCU, Constantin 2630 - GM ARESHCHENKO, Alexander 2720 1 - 0
2.2 GM PARLIGRAS, Mircea-Emilian 2576 - GM VOLOKITIN, Andrei 2682 ½ - ½
2.3 GM NEVEDNICHY, Vladislav 2590 - GM MOISEENKO, Alexander 2709 0 - 1
2.4 GM SZABO, Gergely-Andras-Gyula 2548 - GM FEDORCHUK, Sergey A. 2666 ½ - ½
Bo. 9 CZECH REPUBLIC Rtg - 6 AZERBAIJAN Rtg 1½:2½
3.1 GM NAVARA, David 2705 - GM MAMEDYAROV, Shakhriyar 2757 ½ - ½
3.2 GM LAZNICKA, Viktor 2677 - GM RADJABOV, Teimour 2715 ½ - ½
3.3 GM BABULA, Vlastimil 2574 - GM SAFARLI, Eltaj 2653 ½ - ½
3.4 GM STOCEK, Jiri 2543 - GM GUSEINOV, Gadir 2607 0 - 1
Bo. 17 BELARUS Rtg - 15 GREECE Rtg 1 : 3
4.1 GM ZHIGALKO, Sergei 2694 - GM BANIKAS, Hristos 2633 ½ - ½
4.2 GM ZHIGALKO, Andrey 2619 - GM PAPAIOANNOU, Ioannis 2639 ½ - ½
4.3 GM KOVALEV, Vladislav 2583 - GM MASTROVASILIS, Dimitrios 2589 0 - 1
4.4 GM STUPAK, Kirill 2494 - GM KOTRONIAS, Vasilios 2564 0 - 1
Bo. 29 ISRAEL Rtg - 14 GEORGIA Rtg ½ :3½
5.1 GM POPILSKI, Gil 2483 - GM JOBAVA, Baadur 2695 0 - 1
5.2 IM RAZNIKOV, Danny 2481 - GM MCHEDLISHVILI, Mikheil 2631 0 - 1
5.3 GM BARON, Tal 2487 - GM PANTSULAIA, Levan 2595 ½ - ½
5.4 IM BORUCHOVSKY, Avital 2472 - IM NIGALIDZE, Gaioz 2494 0 - 1
Bo. 13 ITALY Rtg - 1 RUSSIA Rtg ½ :3½
6.1 GM CARUANA, Fabiano 2782 - GM GRISCHUK, Alexander 2785 ½ - ½
6.2 GM BRUNELLO, Sabino 2615 - GM SVIDLER, Peter 2752 0 - 1
6.3 GM GODENA, Michele 2501 - GM MOROZEVICH, Alexander 2727 0 - 1
6.4 GM ROMBALDONI, Axel 2530 - GM TOMASHEVSKY, Evgeny 2722 0 - 1
Bo. 22 SLOVENIA Rtg - 2 ARMENIA Rtg 1 : 3
7.1 GM PAVASOVIC, Dusko 2563 - GM ARONIAN, Levon 2801 0 - 1
7.2 GM LENIC, Luka 2637 - GM MOVSESIAN, Sergei 2700 ½ - ½
7.3 GM SKOBERNE, Jure 2573 - GM AKOPIAN, Vladimir 2681 0 - 1
7.4 GM BORISEK, Jure 2555 - GM SARGISSIAN, Gabriel 2676 ½ - ½
Bo. 20 SERBIA Rtg - 16 CROATIA Rtg 2 : 2
8.1 GM IVANISEVIC, Ivan 2619 - GM SARIC, Ivan 2628 1 - 0
8.2 GM PERUNOVIC, Milos 2613 - GM STEVIC, Hrvoje 2611 ½ - ½
8.3 GM DAMLJANOVIC, Branko 2569 - GM PALAC, Mladen 2571 0 - 1
8.4 GM INDJIC, Aleksandar 2534 - GM KOZUL, Zdenko 2597 ½ - ½
Bo. 10 GERMANY Rtg - 5 ENGLAND Rtg 1½:2½
9.1 GM NAIDITSCH, Arkadij 2727 - GM ADAMS, Michael 2752 ½ - ½
9.2 GM MEIER, Georg 2623 - GM SHORT, Nigel D 2680 ½ - ½
9.3 GM BARAMIDZE, David 2614 - GM JONES, Gawain C B 2648 ½ - ½
9.4 GM FRIDMAN, Daniel 2600 - GM HOWELL, David W L 2644 0 - 1
Bo. 8 NETHERLANDS Rtg - 24 POLAND GOLDIES Rtg 3 : 1
10.1 GM GIRI, Anish 2732 - GM TAZBIR, Marcin 2555 1 - 0
10.2 GM SOKOLOV, Ivan 2625 - GM HEBERLA, Bartlomiej 2556 1 - 0
10.3 GM SMEETS, Jan 2620 - GM BULSKI, Krzysztof 2538 ½ - ½
10.4 GM VAN KAMPEN, Robin 2618 - GM GDANSKI, Jacek 2518 ½ - ½
Bo. 23 POLAND FUTURES Rtg - 11 SPAIN Rtg 1 : 3
11.1 GM DUDA, Jan-Krzysztof 2542 - GM SALGADO LOPEZ, Ivan 2610 ½ - ½
11.2 GM DRAGUN, Kamil 2543 - GM ILLESCAS CORDOBA, Miguel 2614 0 - 1
11.3 GM TOMCZAK, Jacek 2581 - GM KORNEEV, Oleg 2637 0 - 1
11.4 GM PIORUN, Kacper 2555 - GM VAZQUEZ IGARZA, Renier 2588 ½ - ½
Bo. 31 SWITZERLAND Rtg - 18 TURKEY Rtg 2 : 2
12.1 GM PELLETIER, Yannick 2575 - GM SOLAK, Dragan 2618 ½ - ½
12.2 GM GALLAGHER, Joseph G. 2504 - GM IPATOV, Alexander 2630 0 - 1
12.3 IM KURMANN, Oliver 2424 - GM YILMAZ, Mustafa 2577 ½ - ½
12.4 FM GEORGIADIS, Nico 2423 - IM FIRAT, Burak 2435 1 - 0
Bo. 28 ICELAND Rtg - 12 POLAND Rtg 1 : 3
13.1 GM STEINGRIMSSON, Hedinn 2543 - GM SOCKO, Bartosz 2661 0 - 1
13.2 GM STEFANSSON, Hannes 2539 - GM SWIERCZ, Dariusz 2627 0 - 1
13.3 IM GRETARSSON, Hjorvar Steinn 2511 - GM GAJEWSKI, Grzegorz 2634 1 - 0
13.4 IM KJARTANSSON, Gudmundur 2455 - GM BARTEL, Mateusz 2626 0 - 1
Bo. 21 BULGARIA Rtg - 27 AUSTRIA Rtg 3 : 1
14.1 GM TOPALOV, Veselin 2774 - GM RAGGER, Markus 2672 1 - 0
14.2 GM RUSEV, Krasimir 2539 - GM SHENGELIA, David 2543 1 - 0
14.3 GM PETKOV, Vladimir 2570 - IM SCHREINER, Peter 2452 0 - 1
14.4 IM DIMITROV, Radoslav 2445 - IM DIERMAIR, Andreas 2459 1 - 0
Bo. 30 MONTENEGRO Rtg - 32 FINLAND Rtg 2½:1½
15.1 GM DJUKIC, Nikola 2543 - IM SIPILA, Vilka 2463 ½ - ½
15.2 GM BLAGOJEVIC, Dragisa 2524 - IM KARTTUNEN, Mika 2440 1 - 0
15.3 GM KOSIC, Dragan 2504 - IM AGOPOV, Mikael 2435 ½ - ½
15.4 GM NIKCEVIC, Nebojsa 2428 - FM EBELING, Daniel 2365 ½ - ½
Bo. 26 DENMARK Rtg - 36 NORWAY Rtg 4 : 0
16.1 GM HANSEN, Sune Berg 2563 - IM TARI, Aryan 2420 1 - 0
16.2 IM GLUD, Jakob Vang 2526 -   HAUGE, Lars Oskar 2301 1 - 0
16.3 GM PALO, Davor 2553 - FM HOLM, Kristian Stuvik 2281 1 - 0
16.4 IM ANDERSEN, Mads 2499 -   SALOMON, Johan 2246 1 - 0
Bo. 34 LITHUANIA Rtg - 33 BELGIUM Rtg 3 : 1
17.1 GM ZAGORSKIS, Darius 2480 - IM MICHIELS, Bart 2506 ½ - ½
17.2 IM BEINORAS, Mindaugas 2389 - IM RINGOIR, Tanguy 2514 ½ - ½
17.3   LAURUSAS, Tomas 2409 - IM DOCX, Stefan 2488 1 - 0
17.4 FM VEDRICKAS, Tautvydas 2305 - IM SOORS, Stef 2404 1 - 0
Bo. 35 FYR MACEDONIA Rtg - 25 SWEDEN Rtg 1½:2½
18.1 IM PANCEVSKI, Filip 2478 - GM GRANDELIUS, Nils 2557 ½ - ½
18.2 GM BOGDANOVSKI, Vlatko 2459 - GM TIKKANEN, Hans 2544 ½ - ½
18.3 IM KIZOV, Atanas 2413 - GM BERG, Emanuel 2547 0 - 1
18.4 GM JACIMOVIC, Dragoljub 2422 - GM BLOMQVIST, Erik 2508 ½ - ½
Bo. 38 WALES Rtg - 37 SCOTLAND Rtg 0 : 4
19.1 IM JONES, Richard S. 2435 - FM MORRISON, Graham 2351 0 - 1
19.2 FM VARLEY, Peter 2251 - IM MUIR, Andrew J 2312 0 - 1
19.3   JAMESON, David 2147 -   GRANT, Jonathan I M 2257 0 - 1
19.4   PLEASANTS, Allan J 2027 -   MINNICAN, Alan 2135 0 - 1

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Women's Section

Poland's shine faded a little today as Ukraine smacked them 3.5-0.5 However they are still tied for second with Georgia as Ukraine has a solid lead having won all their matches.

Armenia, Russia, Spain, Germany and Poland 3 are close to Poland and Georgia in the standings, leaving the room for medals still up for grabs to anyone, but the top prize is looking good for Ukraine, who not only has the lead but is playing excellent chess.

The Netherlands brought a secret weapon today to the game. The match ended in a 2-2 tie.

Somehow Danailov was there for both opening moves. We will leave the logistics to your imagination.

Ex World Champion Anna Ushenina (pictured) and her teammate Kateryna Lahno have an amazing 2670 and 2758 performance rating respectively, both having scored 4.5/5. Muzychuk's 3.5/4 and 2647 performance isn't too shabby either.

The Armenian team is doing quite well. Danielian has 3.0/4 and a performance rating closing in on 2600.

Despite Ukraine's success so far, Zhukova cannot be happy with her results in this tournament

Bo. 1 Ukraine Rtg - 4 Poland Rtg 3½: ½
1.1 GM Lagno, Kateryna 2542 - GM Socko, Monika 2431 1 - 0
1.2 GM Ushenina, Anna 2492 - WGM Zawadzka, Jolanta 2383 1 - 0
1.3 IM Muzychuk, Mariya 2491 - IM Rajlich, Iweta 2404 1 - 0
1.4 GM Zhukova, Natalia 2466 - WGM Szczepkowska-Horowska, Karina 2382 ½ - ½
Bo. 6 Armenia Rtg - 3 Georgia Rtg 2 : 2
2.1 GM Danielian, Elina 2457 - GM Dzagnidze, Nana 2556 1 - 0
2.2 IM Mkrtchian, Lilit 2447 - WGM Arabidze, Meri 2374 ½ - ½
2.3 IM Galojan, Lilit 2301 - IM Khurtsidze, Nino 2462 ½ - ½
2.4 WGM Kursova, Maria 2339 - IM Khotenashvili, Bela 2524 0 - 1
Bo. 2 Russia Rtg - 5 Germany Rtg 2 : 2
3.1 GM Gunina, Valentina 2509 - IM Paehtz, Elisabeth 2449 ½ - ½
3.2 GM Kosteniuk, Alexandra 2510 - IM Kachiani-Gersinska, Ketino 2365 1 - 0
3.3 WGM Pogonina, Natalija 2499 - WGM Melamed, Tatjana 2367 0 - 1
3.4 WGM Girya, Olga 2447 - WGM Michna, Marta 2357 ½ - ½
Bo. 12 Serbia Rtg - 9 Spain Rtg 1½:2½
4.1 IM Bojkovic, Natasa 2405 - IM Alexandrova, Olga 2427 ½ - ½
4.2 WGM Manakova, Maria 2324 - IM Vega Gutierrez, Sabrina 2385 0 - 1
4.3 WGM Vojinovic, Jovana 2352 - IM Matnadze, Ana 2373 0 - 1
4.4 WIM Rakic, Marija 2291 - WIM Hernandez Estevez, Yudania 2284 1 - 0
Bo. 14 Netherlands Rtg - 10 Romania Rtg 2 : 2
5.1 WIM Schut, Lisa 2333 - IM Bulmaga, Irina 2399 ½ - ½
5.2 IM Lanchava, Tea 2289 - WGM L'ami, Alina 2361 0 - 1
5.3 WIM Haast, Anne 2262 - IM Foisor, Cristina-Adela 2347 1 - 0
5.4 WIM Van Weersel, Arlette 2180 - WGM Cosma, Elena-Luminita 2326 ½ - ½
Bo. 13 Poland III Rtg - 15 Israel Rtg 3 : 1
6.1 WIM Worek, Joanna 2336 - WIM Efroimski, Marsel 2313 ½ - ½
6.2 IM Dworakowska, Joanna 2326 - IM Klinova, Masha 2291 1 - 0
6.3 WGM Bartel, Marta 2308 - WIM Shvayger, Yuliya 2294 ½ - ½
6.4 WGM Toma, Katarzyna 2282 - IM Borsuk, Angela 2186 1 - 0
Bo. 7 France Rtg - 17 Azerbaijan Rtg 1½:2½
7.1 GM Sebag, Marie 2510 - WGM Mammadova, Gulnar 2354 1 - 0
7.2 IM Milliet, Sophie 2383 - WGM Mamedjarova, Zeinab 2236 ½ - ½
7.3 IM Collas, Silvia 2292 - WIM Abdulla, Khayala 2255 0 - 1
7.4 WIM Benmesbah, Natacha 2248 - WGM Mamedjarova, Turkan 2250 0 - 1
Bo. 28 Turkey Rtg - 8 Hungary Rtg 1½:2½
8.1 WGM Yildiz, Betul Cemre 2291 - GM Hoang, Thanh Trang 2511 ½ - ½
8.2 WGM Ozturk, Kubra 2281 - IM Gara, Anita 2311 ½ - ½
8.3 WCM Cemhan, Kardelen 1993 - WGM Papp, Petra 2300 ½ - ½
8.4   Kaplan, Ebru 1882 - WGM Rudolf, Anna 2281 0 - 1
Bo. 11 Bulgaria Rtg - 16 Lithuania Rtg 2 : 2
9.1 GM Stefanova, Antoaneta 2494 - GM Cmilyte, Viktorija 2506 ½ - ½
9.2 WIM Raeva, Elitsa 2361 - WGM Daulyte, Deimante 2336 1 - 0
9.3 WGM Videnova, Iva 2272 - WIM Zaksaite, Salomeja 2200 0 - 1
9.4 WGM Voiska, Margarita 2298 -   Vanagaite, Giedre 2057 ½ - ½
Bo. 21 Greece Rtg - 25 Poland Futures Rtg ½ :3½
10.1 WIM Pavlidou, Ekaterini 2199 - WIM Kulon, Klaudia 2276 0 - 1
10.2 WGM Makropoulou, Marina 2234 - WIM Iwanow, Anna 2206 ½ - ½
10.3 WIM Fakhiridou, Ekaterini 2168 - WFM Wisniowska, Klaudia 2153 0 - 1
10.4   Tsolakidou, Stavroula 2117 - WFM Kiolbasa, Oliwia 1982 0 - 1
Bo. 18 Czech Republic Rtg - 26 Switzerland Rtg 3 : 1
11.1 WGM Kulovana, Eva 2263 - WIM Seps, Monika 2260 0 - 1
11.2 WIM Havlikova, Kristyna 2237 - WIM Heinatz, Dr. Gundula 2169 1 - 0
11.3 WIM Olsarova, Tereza 2248 - WFM Stoeri, Laura 2102 1 - 0
11.4 WIM Sikorova, Olga 2278 - WFM De Seroux, Camille 2066 1 - 0
Bo. 29 Norway Rtg - 27 Slovenia Rtg 3 : 1
12.1 WGM Dolzhikova, Olga 2198 - WGM Srebrnic, Ana 2198 1 - 0
12.2 WIM Sahl, Sheila Barth 2233 - WGM Kaps, Darja 2221 0 - 1
12.3   Gronnestad, Anita 1958 - WFM Novak, Ksenija 2082 1 - 0
12.4   Machlik, Monika 1936 -   Unuk, Laura 1991 1 - 0
Bo. 24 Belarus Rtg - 19 Austria Rtg 2 : 2
13.1 WGM Ziaziulkina, Nastassia 2350 - IM Moser, Eva 2434 1 - 0
13.2 FM Stetsko, Lanita 2226 - WFM Newrkla, Katharina 2173 0 - 1
13.3   Revo, Tatiana 2075 - WIM Kopinits, Anna-Christina 2263 1 - 0
13.4   Nevioselaya, Maria 2074 - WCM Schnegg, Anna-Lena 2076 0 - 1
Bo. 20 Italy Rtg - 32 Iceland Rtg 3½: ½
14.1 IM Sedina, Elena 2302 - WGM Ptacnikova, Lenka 2238 ½ - ½
14.2 IM Zimina, Olga 2338 -   Thorsteinsdottir, Hallgerdur 1951 1 - 0
14.3 WIM Brunello, Marina 2248 -   Finnbogadottir, Tinna Kristin 1882 1 - 0
14.4 WFM Messina, Roberta 2064 -   Kristinardottir, Elsa Maria 1819 1 - 0
Bo. 30 Belgium Rtg - 22 Croatia Rtg 2½:1½
15.1 IM Zozulia, Anna 2334 - WIM Franciskovic, Borka 2263 ½ - ½
15.2   Barbier, Wiebke 1945 - WIM Saric, Kristina 2250 0 - 1
15.3   Degrande, Marigje 1867 - WIM Berke, Ana 2139 1 - 0
15.4   Dierckens, Sarah 1872 - WFM Purgar, Ivona 2136 1 - 0
Bo. 31 Finland Rtg - 23 England Rtg 1 : 3
16.1 WIM Tuominen, Tanja 2105 - IM Ciuksyte, Dagne 2355 0 - 1
16.2 WFM Puuska, Heini 1982 - WGM Corke, Anya S 2276 0 - 1
16.3   Rautanen, Sari 1956 - WFM Grigoryan, Meri 2039 ½ - ½
16.4 WCM Nazarova, Anastasia 1727 - WFM Bhatia, Kanwal K 2039 ½ - ½

 

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