ETCC: Russia, Azerbaijan lead, Poland heads women's section

10/31/2007 – In round four of the European Team Championship Russia beat Slovenia and Azerbaijan the Netherlands, which meant that the latter teams dropped out of the top group, which is now occupied by Russia and Azerbaijan. In the women's section Poland beat France while Russia and Hungary drew their encounter. Poland leads. Results, tables and games.

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European Team Chess Championships 2007

Crete, Greece / 27 October – 7 November

The European Team Championship is taking place in Crete, Greece. It is a nine round Swiss team tournament, with one general section and one section for the women's teams, considered as separate competitions. According to FIDE rules, the time controls are 90 min for 40 moves + 30 min for the rest of the game + 30 sec increment for every move played starting from the first move.

Round four report

Russia beat Slovenia 3:1, with Alexander Morozevich playing board one and defeating Alexander Beliavsky, and Dmitry Jakovenko defeating IM Luka Lenic on board four. Azerbaijan beat the Netherlands 2.5:1.5, with Gadir Guseinov taking a point from Erik van den Doel. This meant that both Slovenia and Netherlands dropped from the first to the second group of teams. Denmark drew Armenia, with all four games drawn (including Levon Aronian vs Peter Heine Nielsen). Bulgaria trounced Croatia 3.5:0.5, with Topalov, Cheparinov and Georgiev taking full points. Norway lost to France 1:3, with Magnus Carlsen drawing Etienne Bacrot on board one.

In the women's section Hungary held Russia, with all four games ending in draws. Meanwhile Poland defeated France 3:1 to take the lead in the table. Ukraine drew against Netherlands, with all four games ending in draws, including the GM encounter Kateryna Lahno vs Peng Zhaoqin.

All results of round four

Men's section

1

Russia

3 : 1

19

Slovenia

9

Netherlands

1½:2½

3

Azerbaijan

12

Hungary

2 : 2

8

Israel

26

Fyrom

1½:2½

2

Ukraine

4

Armenia

2 : 2

20

Denmark

18

Croatia

½ :3½

5

Bulgaria

27

Norway

1 : 3

6

France

13

Czech Rep

2½:1½

14

Serbia

16

England

2 : 2

21

Sweden

7

Spain

2½:1½

15

Germany

24

Romania

1 : 3

23

Turkey

32

Austria

1½:2½

10

Poland

34

Finland

2 : 2

11

Georgia

25

Lithuania

1 : 3

33

Estonia

31

Iceland

2 : 2

28

Switzerland

29

Italy

2 : 2

30

Montenegro

39

Monaco

1 : 3

17

Greece

35

Belgium

3 : 1

40

Cyprus

36

Scotland

2½:1½

37

Luxembourg

 

Women's section

1

Russia

2 : 2

5

Hungary

6

Poland

3 : 1

4

France

9

Serbia

½ :3½

2

Georgia

3

Ukraine

2 : 2

8

Netherlands

11

Slovenia

2½:1½

12

Romania

13

Greece 1

2½:1½

14

Bulgaria

17

Lithuania

2 : 2

15

Spain

21

Czech Rep

1½:2½

7

Germany

10

Armenia

2 : 2

27

Montenegro

16

Israel

1½:2½

20

England

19

Turkey

1 : 3

18

Azerbaijan

22

Croatia

4 : 0

30

Greece 2

26

Estonia

2 : 2

23

Switzerland

25

Sweden

1½:2½

29

Finland

  • Full individual board results: MenWomen

Standings

In the men's section two teams with perfect match scores remain, and both have currently the same number of board points. The Netherlands and Slovenia today dropped two points each to join the follow-up group of seven teams with six match points. In the women's section only Poland has won all their matches and so stay in the lead. Russia and Hungary, who drew their match today, are now a match point behind.

Top 30 men's section

Rk.

Team

– 

MP

 BP

1

Azerbaijan

4

0

0

8

11.5

2

Russia

4

0

0

8

11.5

3

Bulgaria

3

0

1

6

11.0

4

Netherlands

3

0

1

6

10.5

5

Slovenia

3

0

1

6

10.5

6

Ukraine

2

2

0

6

10.5

7

Czech Rep.

3

0

1

6

10.0

8

Israel

2

2

0

6

10.0

9

France

3

0

1

6

10.0

10

England

2

1

1

5

10.5

11

Armenia

2

1

1

5

9.5

12

Denmark

2

1

1

5

9.5

13

Hungary

2

1

1

5

9.0

14

Turkey

2

1

1

5

9.0

15

Sweden

2

1

1

5

8.0

16

Spain

2

1

1

5

8.0

17

Greece

2

0

2

4

9.5

18

Serbia

2

0

2

4

9.0

19

Norway

2

0

2

4

9.0

20

Fyrom

2

0

2

4

8.0

21

Croatia

2

0

2

4

8.0

22

Estonia

2

0

2

4

8.0

23

Poland

2

0

2

4

7.5

24

Germany

1

1

2

3

8.5

25

Georgia

1

1

2

3

8.0

26

Switzerland

1

1

2

3

8.0

27

Montenegro

1

1

2

3

7.5

28

Italy

0

3

1

3

7.0

29

Iceland

1

1

2

3

7.0

30

Finland

1

1

2

3

6.5

 

Top 30 women's section

Rk.

Team

– 

MP

 BP

1

Poland

4

0

0

8

13.0

2

Hungary

3

1

0

7

12.5

3

Russia

3

1

0

7

11.5

4

Georgia

3

0

1

6

11.5

5

Greece 1

3

0

1

6

11.0

6

Slovenia

2

2

0

6

10.5

7

Spain

2

1

1

5

11.0

8

Ukraine

2

1

1

5

10.5

9

Lithuania

1

3

0

5

8.5

10

Netherlands

2

1

1

5

8.5

11

Germany

2

1

1

5

8.5

12

Romania

1

2

1

4

9.0

13

Bulgaria

2

0

2

4

8.5

14

Armenia

1

2

1

4

8.5

15

Montenegro

1

2

1

4

8.0

16

Serbia

1

2

1

4

7.5

17

Azerbaijan

2

0

2

4

7.0

18

France

2

0

2

4

6.5

19

England

2

0

2

4

5.5

20

Croatia

1

1

2

3

8.5

21

Czech Rep.

1

1

2

3

7.5

22

Finland

1

1

2

3

4.5

23

Switzerland

0

2

2

2

6.0

24

Estonia

0

2

2

2

5.5

25

Israel

1

0

3

2

5.5

26

Turkey

1

0

3

2

5.0

27

Sweden

0

1

3

1

6.0

28

Austria

0

1

3

1

6.0

29

Greece 2

0

1

3

1

2.0

30

Bosnia Herc

0

0

0

0

0.0

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