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European Team Chess Championship in November

10/26/2011 – A total of 38 countries are sending four-player teams to this nine-round Swiss, which will be staged from November 3-12 in the five-star Porto Carras Grand Resort on the Halkidiki peninsula of northern Greece. We see illustrious names like Aronian, Karjakin, Grischuk, Ivanchuk, Svidler, Topalov, as well as Kosintseva, Lahno, Muzychuk and Danielian in the women's section. Full information.
 

3rd – 11th November in Halkidiki, Greece

A total of 38 countries have registered their participation in the European Team Championship 2011, which starts next week. Each national federation affiliated to the European Chess Union (ECU) has the right to enter one team of four players plus one reserve in the open competition, and one team of four female players and one reserve in the women’s competition.

The ETCC is a nine-round Swiss, with one open section and one section for the women’s teams, considered a separate competitions. According to ECU and FIDE rules, the time control will be 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.

The games will be played in the Olympic Hall Congress Center (1500 sq. m.), within the five-star Porto Carras Grand Resort, which is located in an enchantingly verdant landscape in Halkidiki, Greece. Also called Chalkidiki the peninsula is one of the peripheral units of Greece, part of the periphery of Central Macedonia.


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Set like a gem in 1763 hectares (17 million sq. m.) of incredibly beautiful grounds, it is a paradise of green, fringed by seemingly endless sandy beaches, in fact nine kilometers of them! The Porto Carras Grand Resort is located 110 km (75 minutes drive) south of the international airport of Thessaloniki, and includes in its 1763 hectares three hotel divisions, each in a different style, a casino, an ultra-modern thalassotherapy centre and spa, an international-standard 18-hole golf course, a private 315-berth marina, a 5,000 seat convention centre and Greece’s largest organic vineyard.

Other chess events that were held in Porto Carras include the 2010 World Youth Chess Championships with almost 1400 participants (the largest FIDE event ever!), the Greek School Championships of 2008, 2009 and 2010 and the International Open “Summer Cup” tournaments of 2008, 2009 and 2010.

In addition to the 38 countries participating in the Open section, there are 28 teams in the women's tournament. As the games start on November 3rd, the FIDE ratings of November 1st 2011 will apply. Below is the first basic lists, sorted according to the average rating of the players:

Open section
No. Team RtgAv
1 Russia 2752
2 Ukraine 2738
3 Azerbaidjan 2720
4 Armenia 2715
5 Hungary 2702
6 France 2692
7 Netherlands 2677
8 Bulgaria 2676
9 England 2672
10 Israel 2669
11 Spain 2661
12 Germany 2660
13 Czech Rep. 2658
14 Poland 2647
15 Georgia 2632
16 Croatia 2615
17 Serbia 2610
18 Greece 2605
19 Romania 2597
20 Moldova 2591
21 Slovenia 2585
22 Italy 2574
23 Austria 2561
24 Denmark 2531
25 Sweden 2530
26 Switzerland 2527
27 Iceland 2508
28 Latvia 2505
29 FYROM 2497
30 Montenegro 2495
31 Finland 2493
32 Norway 2485
33 Lithuania 2474
34 Turkey 2407
35 Scotland 2301
36 Wales 2225
37 Luxembourg 2208
38 Cyprus 1989

 
Women's section
No. Team RtgAv
1 Russia 2516
2 Ukraine 2479
3 Georgia 2460
4 Armenia 2424
5 Hungary 2395
6 Poland 2392
7 Germany 2381
8 Bulgaria 2372
9 Romania 2355
10 Slovenia 2334
11 France 2331
12 Spain 2326
13 Netherlands 2312
14 Serbia 2305
15 Israel 2296
16 Greece 2295
17 Azerbaidjan 2282
18 Czech Rep. 2281
19 Croatia 2263
20 Latvia 2259
21 Austria 2241
22 England 2237
23 Italy 2226
24 Switzerland 2132
25 Lithuania 2122
26 Montenegro 2119
27 Turkey 2113
28 Norway 1926

Top ten teams from both sections (Open, Women)

1. Russia (average rating 2752)
1 GM Svidler Peter 2740
2 GM Karjakin Sergey 2772
3 GM Grischuk Alexander 2757
4 GM Morozevich Alex. 2737
5 GM Nepomniachtchi Ian 2718
2. Ukraine (average rating 2738)
1 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2765
2 GM Ponomariov Ruslan 2758
3 GM Eljanov Pavel 2683
4 GM Efimenko Zahar 2703
5 GM Moiseenko Alex. 2726
Azerbaidjan (average rating 2720)
1 GM Radjabov Teimour 2752
2 GM Gashimov Vugar 2756
3 GM Mamedyarov Shak. 2746
4 GM Guseinov Gadir 2626
5 GM Safarli Eltaj 2627
4. Armenia (average rating 2715)
1 GM Aronian Levon 2807
2 GM Movsesian Sergei 2715
3 GM Akopian Vladimir 2681
4 GM Sargissian Gabriel 2658
5 GM Hovhannisyan Robert 2578
5. Hungary (average rating 2702)
1 GM Leko Peter 2728
2 GM Almasi Zoltan 2710
3 GM Berkes Ferenc 2706
4 GM Balogh Csaba 2662
5 GM Gyimesi Zoltan 2646
6. France (average rating 2692)
1 GM Vachier-Lagrave Max. 2715
2 GM Bacrot Etienne 2705
3 GM Fressinet Laurent 2696
4 GM Istratescu Andrei 2650
5 GM Bauer Christian 2631
7. Netherlands (average rating 2677)
1 GM Giri Anish 2722
2 GM Van Wely Loek 2689
3 GM Sokolov Ivan 2673
4 GM Smeets Jan 2619
5 GM Stellwagen Daniel 2625
Bo. Name Rtg
8. Bulgaria (average rating 2676)
2 GM Cheparinov Ivan 2650
3 GM Delchev Aleksander 2620
4 GM Georgiev Kiril 2664
5 GM Radulski Julian 2572
9. England (average rating 2672)
1 GM Adams Michael 2733
2 GM Short Nigel D 2698
3 GM Howell David 2633
4 GM Jones Gawain 2624
5 GM Pert Nicholas 2557
10. Israel (average rating 2669)
1 GM Rodshtein Maxim 2641
2 GM Sutovsky Emil 2690
3 GM Roiz Michael 2668
4 GM Smirin Ilia 2678
5 GM Postny Evgeny 2622
1. Russia (average rating 2516)
1 GM Kosintseva Nadezhda
2 GM Kosintseva Tatiana
3 IM Gunina Valentina
4 WGM Pogonina Natalija
5 GM Kosteniuk Alexandra
2. Ukraine (average rating 2479)
1 GM Lahno Kateryna
2 IM Gaponenko Inna
3 IM Muzychuk Mariya
4 GM Zhukova Natalia
5 IM Ushenina Anna
3. Georgia (average rating 2460)
1 GM Dzagnidze Nana
2 IM Javakhishvili Lela
3 IM Khurtsidze Nino
4 WGM Paikidze Nazi
5 IM Melia Salome
4. Armenia (average rating 2424)
1 GM Danielian Elina
2 IM Mkrtchian Lilit
3 IM Galojan Lilit
4 WGM Kursova Maria
5 WGM Aginian Nelly
5. Hungary (average rating 2395)
1 GM Hoang Thanh Trang
2 IM Madl Ildiko
3 WGM Rudolf Anna
4 WGM Gara Ticia
5 IM Gara Anita
6. Poland (average rating 2392)
1 GM Socko Monika
2 WIM Toma Katarzyna
3 WGM Zawadzka Jolanta
4 WGM Majdan-Gajewska Joanna
5 WGM Szczepkowska Karina
7. Germany (average rating 2381)
1 IM Paehtz Elisabeth
2 WGM Michna Marta
3 WIM Ohme Melanie
4 WGM Levushkina Elena
5 WIM Hoolt Sarah
8. Bulgaria (average rating 2372)
1 GM Stefanova Antoaneta
2 WGM Voiska Margarita
3 WGM Djingarova Emilia
4 WGM Nikolova Adriana
5 WGM Videnova Iva
9. Romania (average rating 2355)
1 IM Foisor Cristina-Adela
2 WGM L'ami Alina
3 WGM Cosma Elena-Luminita
4 WIM Bulmaga Irina
5 WGM Voicu-Jagodzinsky Carmen
10. Slovenia (average rating 2334)
1 IM Muzychuk Anna
2 WGM Krivec Jana
3 WIM Rozic Vesna
4 WGM Srebrnic Ana
5 Kolaric Spela

Schedule

    1. November: Arrival of Delegations
    2. November: Captain’s Meeting – 22:00
    3. November: Opening Ceremony – 14:30
      November: Round 1 – 15:00
    4. November: Round 2 – 15:00
    5. November: Round 3 – 15:00
    6. November: Round 4 – 15:00
    7. November: Round 5 – 15:00
    8. November: Round 6 – 15:00
    9. November: Round 7 – 15:00
    10. November: Round 8 – 15:00
    11. November: Round 9 – 13:00
      November: Closing Ceremony – 21:00
    12. November: Departure of delegations

Links

The games will be broadcast live on the official web site and on the chess server Playchess.com. If you are not a member you can download a free Playchess client there and get immediate access. You can also use ChessBase 11 or any of our Fritz compatible chess programs.

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