ECCC Eilat: ...and then there were three

10/14/2012 – After three rounds of the European Club Cup 2012 there are three teams sharing the lead, with 6/6 match points: Saint-Petersburg, Economist Saratov and Tomsk-400. The top seed Socar Azerbaijan, which lost in round one, is staging a determined comeback with a 6-0 third-round win. In the women's section Monte-Carlo, led by Hou Yifan, won their third straight match and are in the sole lead.

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The 28th European Club Cup 2012 is taking place in Eilat, Israel, as a seven-round Swiss from October 11 to 18 (no free day). The rounds starts at 15:00 local time. The time controls are 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from move one. The zero tolerance rule (6.6a of the FIDE Laws of Chess) will be applied: any player who arrives at the chessboard after the start of the session loses the game.

Round three report

Saint-Petersburg Chess Federation, Tomsk-400 and Ashdod cemented their leads with wins, Saint-Petersburg doing so most convincingly with a 5.5-0.5 win that left it with the best tiebreak: 146.8 vs 112.0 and 102.3 for its rivals. Notable was the clean 6-0 victory of SOCAR Azerbaijan over Oslo Schakselskap.

Top pairing results from round three

Bo. 26   Tammer-Shakki Rtg
½:5½
4   Saint-Petersburg CF Rtg
1.1 IM Karttunen, Mika 2445
½-½
GM Svidler, Peter 2747
1.2 IM Maki, Veijo 2383
0-1
GM Dominguez Perez, Leinier 2734
1.3 Koykka, Pekka 2242
0-1
GM Efimenko, Zahar 2689
1.4 FM Kytoniemi, Jyrki 2283
0-1
GM Zvjaginsev, Vadim 2678
1.5 FM Penttinen, Jarkko 2258
0-1
GM Matlakov, Maxim 2665
1.6 Lehtioksa, Jorma 2179
0-1
GM Khairullin, Ildar 2639
Bo. 7   Tomsk-400 Rtg
3½:2½
9   Ashdod Rtg
2.1 GM Ponomariov, Ruslan 2735
1-0
GM Ivanchuk, Vassily 2771
2.2 GM Areshchenko, Alexander 2710
½-½
GM Volokitin, Andrei 2724
2.3 GM Bologan, Viktor 2695
0-1
GM Eljanov, Pavel 2681
2.4 GM Inarkiev, Ernesto 2683
0-1
GM Smirin, Ilia 2638
2.5 GM Kurnosov, Igor 2660
1-0
GM Romanov, Evgeny 2611
2.6 GM Motylev, Alexander 2655
1-0
GM Avrukh, Boris 2585
Bo. 6   OSG Baden-Baden e.V. Rtg
2:4
3   Economist-SGSEU Saratov Rtg
3.1 GM Adams, Michael 2720
½-½
GM Andreikin, Dmitry 2718
3.2 GM Bacrot, Etienne 2705
0-1
GM Nepomniachtchi, Ian 2704
3.3 GM Naiditsch, Arkadij 2704
0-1
GM Alekseev, Evgeny 2683
3.4 GM Kasimdzhanov, Rustam 2690
½-½
GM Morozevich, Alexander 2758
3.5 GM Nielsen, Peter Heine 2662
½-½
GM Tomashevsky, Evgeny 2720
3.6 GM Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter 2661
½-½
GM Moiseenko, Alexander 2700
Bo. 5   Ugra Rtg
3½:2½
2   SHSM-64 Rtg
4.1 GM Jakovenko, Dmitry 2732
½-½
GM Gelfand, Boris 2736
4.2 GM Shirov, Alexei 2718
1-0
GM Leko, Peter 2734
4.3 GM Malakhov, Vladimir 2713
½-½
GM Riazantsev, Alexander 2712
4.4 GM Korobov, Anton 2705
0-1
GM Grachev, Boris 2672
4.5 GM Rublevsky, Sergei 2693
1-0
GM Najer, Evgeniy 2664
4.6 GM Dreev, Aleksey 2677
½-½
GM Potkin, Vladimir 2663
Bo. 1   SOCAR Azerbaijan Rtg
6:0
25   Oslo Schakselskap Rtg
5.1 GM Radjabov, Teimour 2792
1-0
GM Johannessen, Leif Erlend 2520
5.2 GM Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 2748
1-0
IM Moen, Andreas 2377
5.3 GM Grischuk, Alexander 2752
1-0
FM Stubberud, Ornulf 2309
5.4 GM Kamsky, Gata 2755
1-0
Persson, Mats 2234
5.5 GM Safarli, Eltaj 2616
1-0
Hauge, Lars Oskar 2174
5.6 GM Guseinov, Gadir 2608
1-0
Mihajlov, Sebastian 2043
Bo. 22   Gambit Aseko-See Rtg
½ :5½
8   G-Team Novy Bor Rtg
6.1 IM Arnaudov, G. Petar 2471
½-½
GM Wojtaszek, Radoslaw 2733
6.2 IM Mitkov, Marjan 2331
0-1
GM Navara, David 2722
6.3 IM Dancevski, Orce 2389
0-1
GM Laznicka, Viktor 2678
6.4 FM Stojcevski, Zoran 2325
0-1
GM Sasikiran, Krishnan 2680
6.5 FM Andonovski, Ljubisa 2274
0-1
GM Markos, Jan 2581
6.6 FM Dinev, Dejan 2348
0-1
GM Cvek, Robert 2540
Bo. 27   Amay Rtg
1:5
10   Beer Sheba Rtg
7.1 IM Burg, Twan 2502
½-½
GM Roiz, Michael 2618
7.2 IM Tan, Matthew 2425
0-1
GM Rodshtein, Maxim 2616
7.3 FM Broekmeulen, Jasper 2410
0-1
GM Huzman, Alexander 2591
7.4 Memeti, Kastriot 2189
0-1
GM Nabaty, Tamir 2586
7.5 Noiroux, Kevin 2176
½-½
GM Postny, Evgeny 2647
7.6 Block, Wolfgang 2101
0-1
GM Greenfeld, Alon 2559
Bo. 24   De Stukkenjagers Rtg
1½:4½
12   Gros Xake Taldea Rtg
8.1 IM Sprenger, Jan Michael Dr. 2491
½-½
GM Van Wely, Loek 2688
8.2 Haast, Mark 2287
0-1
GM Bauer, Christian 2664
8.3 WGM Muhren, Bianca 2307
0-1
GM Landa, Konstantin 2641
8.4 FM Beukema, Stefan 2271
0-1
IM Franco Alonso, Alejandro 2479
8.5 WIM Haast, Anne 2232
0-1
IM Gonzalez De La Torre, Santiago 2442
8.6 Van Dongen, Cor 2357
1-0
IM Argandona Riveiro, Inigo 2402
Bo. 29   Jutes of Kent Rtg
1½:4½
14   Siroki Brijeg Rtg
9.1 GM Williams, Simon K 2496
1-0
GM Palac, Mladen 2600
9.2 GM Galego, Luis 2485
0-1
GM Brkic, Ante 2575
9.3 Stebbings, Anthony J 2256
0-1
GM Kurajica, Bojan 2558
9.4 Harakis, Alexis M 2229
0-1
GM Dizdarevic, Emir 2491
9.5 Naylor, John 2144
0-1
IM Bogut, Zeljko 2441
9.6 Rice, Chris B 2040
½-½
WFM Dimitrijevic, Aleksandra 2270

Selection of games

Women's section

Cercle d'Echecs de Monte-Carlo continued their winning ways with a third straight victory, built on fine win by Hou Yifan over GM Elina Danielian.Ugra and Ashdod both drew their matches, leaving Monte-Carlo alone on the top of the rankings. One of the three will end up the winner when the event is over.

Bo. 2   AVS Rtg
2:2
8   SHSM-Nashe Nasledie Rtg
1.1 GM Stefanova, Antoaneta 2493
½-½
GM Kosteniuk, Alexandra 2490
1.2 GM Lahno, Kateryna 2551
0-1
IM Gunina, Valentina 2514
1.3 GM Cmilyte, Viktorija 2528
½-½
IM Kovalevskaya, Ekaterina 2405
1.4 IM Muzychuk, Mariya 2474
1-0
IM Savina, Anastasia 2303
Bo. 3   Mika Rtg
1½:2½
1 Cercle d'Echecs Monte-Carlo Rtg
2.1 GM Danielian, Elina 2476
0-1
GM Hou, Yifan 2605
2.2 GM Harika, Dronavalli 2512
½-½
GM Koneru, Humpy 2607
2.3 IM Mkrtchian, Lilit 2456
½-½
GM Muzychuk, Anna 2587
2.4 IM Javakhishvili, Lela 2444
½-½
GM Cramling, Pia 2514
Bo. 4   Ashdod Rtg
2:2
7   Ugra Rtg
3.1 IM Klinova, Masha 2324
½-½
WGM Girya, Olga 2454
3.2 IM Borsuk, Angela 2260
½-½
IM Romanko, Marina 2365
3.3 WIM Vasiliev, Olga 2240
½-½
WGM Shadrina, Tatiana 2361
3.4 WIM Tsifanskaya, Ludmila A 2087
½-½
WIM Bezgodova, Maria 2177
Bo. 5   Chigorin Club Rtg
3:1
6   Rishon Le-Zion Rtg
4.1 IM Bodnaruk, Anastasia 2425
½-½
WIM Efroimski, Marsel 2162
4.2 WIM Bronnikova, Elizaveta 2244
1-0
Reprun, Nadejda 2143
4.3 WIM Ivkina, Olga 2266
1-0
Federovski, Adi 1829
4.4 Ivanova-Skripova, Tatiana 2173
½-½
Lahav, Michal 1732

Selection of games

Pictorial impressions from Eilat by Vladimír Jagr


The lagoon port of Eilat


The local architecture, which never ceases to fascinate


Dmitry Andreikin on board one for Economist-SGSEU Saratov


Teammate Alexander Morozevich strategically on board four


GM Elina Danielian, 2476, lost in round three against Hou Yifan

All pictures in this report are by Vladimir Jagr for Novy Bor

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