ETCC R09: Carlsen vs Wojtaszek

11/23/2015 – Russia won the ETCC in front of Armenia und Hungary. Norway played no role for the top places but had the World Champion on board one. His overall performance wasn't satisfactory for him, but in his last round game against Wojtaszek he showed a usual brilliance. Daniel King analysed the game for us...

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Team pairings and results of round nine (final)

No. Sd Team
Pts.
MP
Res.
:
Res.
MP
Pts.
Team Sd
1 7 Hungary
20½
12
2
:
2
14
20½
Russia 1
2 9 Netherlands
19
11
:
11
18½
France 4
3 6 Armenia
19½
11
3
:
1
11
19½
Georgia 17
4 10 Germany
17½
11
2
:
2
10
18½
Azerbaijan 3
5 25 Moldova
18
10
:
10
17½
Ukraine 2
6 14 Spain
17½
9
:
½
9
18
Latvia 13
7 15 Serbia
17
9
:
9
18½
Czech Republic 12
8 5 England
16½
9
 
:
 
8
18
Romania 20
9 11 Norway
17
8
:
8
16
Poland 8
10 16 Croatia
15½
8
:
8
16½
Italy 23
11 33 Lithuania
15
8
:
7
16
Turkey 19
12 24 Iceland
14½
7
4
:
0
7
15
Sweden 22
13 28 Switzerland
15
7
1
:
3
7
15½
Slovenia 21
14 18 Greece
13½
6
:
7
15
Montenegro 29
15 32 Belgium
13
5
:
6
13
Finland 31
16 26 Austria
16½
5
:
5
11½
Faroe Islands 34
17 35 Scotland
3
½
:
5
12½
Iceland Legends 27
18 36 Kosovo*
10½
2
½
:
5
14½
Denmark 30

Full pairings and results

Final rankings (after nine rounds)

Rk. SNo FED Team
  + 
  = 
  – 
 TB1 
 TB2   TB3 
1 1 RUS Russia
6
3
0
15
224,5 22,5
2 6 ARM Armenia
5
3
1
13
218,5 22,5
3 7 HUN Hungary
5
3
1
13
217,0 22,5
4 4 FRA France
5
3
1
13
211,5 21,0
5 2 UKR Ukraine
6
0
3
12
188,0 20,0
6 10 GER Germany
5
2
2
12
166,0 19,5
7 3 AZE Azerbaijan
4
3
2
11
182,5 20,5
8 14 ESP Spain
5
1
3
11
180,5 21,0
9 17 GEO Georgia
4
3
2
11
178,5 20,5
10 12 CZE Czech Republic
4
3
2
11
162,0 21,0
11 9 NED Netherlands
5
1
3
11
160,5 20,5
12 25 MDA Moldova
4
2
3
10
165,0 19,5
13 8 POL Poland
4
2
3
10
165,0 18,5
14 23 ITA Italy
4
2
3
10
160,5 19,0
15 15 SRB Serbia
3
3
3
9
161,0 18,5
16 5 ENG England
3
3
2
9
145,5 16,5
17 19 TUR Turkey
4
1
4
9
132,5 18,5
18 13 LAT Latvia
4
1
4
9
128,0 18,5
19 24 ISL Iceland
4
1
4
9
128,0 18,5
20 21 SLO Slovenia
4
1
4
9
120,0 18,5
21 11 NOR Norway
4
0
5
8
154,5 18,5
22 16 CRO Croatia
3
2
4
8
128,5 17,0
23 18 GRE Greece
3
2
4
8
123,5 16,0
24 20 ROU Romania
3
2
3
8
119,5 18,0
25 31 FIN Finland
4
0
5
8
112,0 15,5
26 33 LTU Lithuania
3
2
4
8
108,0 16,5
27 29 MNE Montenegro
2
3
4
7
139,0 16,5
28 22 SWE Sweden
3
1
5
7
121,5 15,0
29 28 SUI Switzerland
3
1
5
7
112,0 16,0
30 26 AUT Austria
3
1
5
7
96,5 19,0
31 30 DEN Denmark
3
1
5
7
91,5 18,0
32 27 ISL Iceland Legends
3
1
5
7
91,0 16,0
33 32 BEL Belgium
2
1
6
5
86,0 14,5
34 34 FAI Faroe Islands
2
1
6
5
59,5 13,0
35 35 SCO Scotland
1
1
7
3
19,5 6,0
36 36 KOS Kosovo*
1
0
8
2
63,5 11,0

Tie Break1: Matchpoints (2 for wins, 1 for Draws, 0 for Losses)
Tie Break2: Olympiad-Sonneborn-Berger-Tie-Break without lowest result (Khanty-Mansiysk)
Tie Break3: points (game-points)

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ulyssesganesh ulyssesganesh 11/23/2015 05:33
king won the now defunct goodricke open chess tmt., ahead of vishy anand (on tie break, beating vishy in their individual game) years back!
johnmk johnmk 11/23/2015 04:46
It does seem that Black's 28...Qf4 was the critical mistake, he had to play Qe4 but this was unattractive if Carlsen had attacking chance, as King says. But interesting to speculate if Woj actually calculated some of that or just rejected 28...Qe4 on general principles. When I put 28...Qe4 on the software, in some lines Black is surviving although humans would not like to play with such an exposed king.
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