ETCC 07: Ukraine, France mantain

11/16/2013 – In a wild match France tied with Azerbaijan and keeps the lead. Despite the fact that that was possibly the most important match in terms of standings, certainly many eyes were focused on the Russia-Armenia match. Sargissian took out Tomashevsky while everyone else drew giving Armenia the win. Ukraine relied on Muzychuk's win to take out Poland in the women's and leads comfortably. Round 7.

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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

Tkachiev defeated Guseinov to give France the lead in the important Azerbaijan-France match. However a super bizarre game between Mamedov and Edouard favored the white player and Azerbaijan was able to equalize the score. France retains the lead in the tournament but is still being closely chased. In the second board an incredibly important and attractive match took place: Russia vs. Armenia. Tomashevsky who has been having a great showing in the past few months was stopped by Sargissian who took advantage of a mistake to take the only win of the match and Armenia moves to tied for second place.

With draws in the matches between Ukraine-Belarus and Goergia-England, Greece was able to leap frop over the competition with a convincing victory over Croatia. This puts Greece as the only team with 10/14 points, two away from France and one away from Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Bo. 6 AZERBAIJAN Rtg - 3 FRANCE Rtg 2 : 2
1.1 GM MAMEDYAROV, Shakhriyar 2757 - GM BACROT, Etienne 2749 ½ - ½
1.2 GM RADJABOV, Teimour 2715 - GM VACHIER-LAGRAVE, Maxime 2742 ½ - ½
1.3 GM MAMEDOV, Rauf 2647 - GM EDOUARD, Romain 2653 1 - 0
1.4 GM GUSEINOV, Gadir 2607 - GM TKACHIEV, Vladislav 2637 0 - 1
Bo. 1 RUSSIA Rtg - 2 ARMENIA Rtg 1½:2½
2.1 GM GRISCHUK, Alexander 2785 - GM ARONIAN, Levon 2801 ½ - ½
2.2 GM SVIDLER, Peter 2752 - GM MOVSESIAN, Sergei 2700 ½ - ½
2.3 GM MOROZEVICH, Alexander 2727 - GM AKOPIAN, Vladimir 2681 ½ - ½
2.4 GM TOMASHEVSKY, Evgeny 2722 - GM SARGISSIAN, Gabriel 2676 0 - 1
Bo. 4 UKRAINE Rtg - 17 BELARUS Rtg 2 : 2
3.1 GM ARESHCHENKO, Alexander 2720 - GM ZHIGALKO, Sergei 2694 0 - 1
3.2 GM EFIMENKO, Zahar 2657 - GM ZHIGALKO, Andrey 2619 ½ - ½
3.3 GM MOISEENKO, Alexander 2709 - GM KOVALEV, Vladislav 2583 1 - 0
3.4 GM FEDORCHUK, Sergey A. 2666 - GM TETEREV, Vitaly 2501 ½ - ½
Bo. 14 GEORGIA Rtg - 5 ENGLAND Rtg 2 : 2
4.1 GM JOBAVA, Baadur 2695 - GM ADAMS, Michael 2752 ½ - ½
4.2 GM MCHEDLISHVILI, Mikheil 2631 - GM MCSHANE, Luke J 2696 1 - 0
4.3 GM GAGUNASHVILI, Merab 2556 - GM SHORT, Nigel D 2680 0 - 1
4.4 GM PANTSULAIA, Levan 2595 - GM JONES, Gawain C B 2648 ½ - ½
Bo. 16 CROATIA Rtg - 15 GREECE Rtg 1 : 3
5.1 GM SARIC, Ivan 2628 - GM BANIKAS, Hristos 2633 0 - 1
5.2 GM STEVIC, Hrvoje 2611 - GM PAPAIOANNOU, Ioannis 2639 ½ - ½
5.3 GM PALAC, Mladen 2571 - GM HALKIAS, Stelios 2555 ½ - ½
5.4 GM KOZUL, Zdenko 2597 - GM KOTRONIAS, Vasilios 2564 0 - 1
Bo. 7 HUNGARY Rtg - 31 SWITZERLAND Rtg 3 : 1
6.1 GM BALOGH, Csaba 2630 - GM PELLETIER, Yannick 2575 1 - 0
6.2 GM ALMASI, Zoltan 2710 - GM GALLAGHER, Joseph G. 2504 ½ - ½
6.3 GM POLGAR, Judit 2689 - FM GEORGIADIS, Nico 2423 ½ - ½
6.4 GM BANUSZ, Tamas 2593 - IM FORSTER, Richard 2452 1 - 0
Bo. 22 SLOVENIA Rtg - 8 NETHERLANDS Rtg ½ :3½
7.1 GM LENIC, Luka 2637 - GM GIRI, Anish 2732 ½ - ½
7.2 GM SKOBERNE, Jure 2573 - GM SOKOLOV, Ivan 2625 0 - 1
7.3 GM BORISEK, Jure 2555 - GM L'AMI, Erwin 2648 0 - 1
7.4 GM TRATAR, Marko 2494 - GM SMEETS, Jan 2620 0 - 1
Bo. 19 ROMANIA Rtg - 9 CZECH REPUBLIC Rtg 1½:2½
8.1 GM LUPULESCU, Constantin 2630 - GM NAVARA, David 2705 ½ - ½
8.2 GM JIANU, Vlad-Cristian 2565 - GM LAZNICKA, Viktor 2677 0 - 1
8.3 GM PARLIGRAS, Mircea-Emilian 2576 - GM HRACEK, Zbynek 2638 ½ - ½
8.4 GM NEVEDNICHY, Vladislav 2590 - GM BABULA, Vlastimil 2574 ½ - ½
Bo. 20 SERBIA Rtg - 13 ITALY Rtg 2 : 2
9.1 GM IVANISEVIC, Ivan 2619 - GM CARUANA, Fabiano 2782 0 - 1
9.2 GM DAMLJANOVIC, Branko 2569 - GM VOCATURO, Daniele 2577 1 - 0
9.3 GM BOGOSAVLJEVIC, Boban 2549 - GM GODENA, Michele 2501 0 - 1
9.4 GM INDJIC, Aleksandar 2534 - GM ROMBALDONI, Axel 2530 1 - 0
Bo. 18 TURKEY Rtg - 10 GERMANY Rtg 3½: ½
10.1 GM SOLAK, Dragan 2618 - GM NAIDITSCH, Arkadij 2727 ½ - ½
10.2 GM IPATOV, Alexander 2630 - GM MEIER, Georg 2623 1 - 0
10.3 GM ESEN, Baris 2565 - GM BARAMIDZE, David 2614 1 - 0
10.4 GM YILMAZ, Mustafa 2577 - GM FRIDMAN, Daniel 2600 1 - 0
Bo. 12 POLAND Rtg - 11 SPAIN Rtg 2½:1½
11.1 GM SOCKO, Bartosz 2661 - GM VALLEJO PONS, Francisco 2705 0 - 1
11.2 GM SWIERCZ, Dariusz 2627 - GM SALGADO LOPEZ, Ivan 2610 1 - 0
11.3 GM GAJEWSKI, Grzegorz 2634 - GM KORNEEV, Oleg 2637 ½ - ½
11.4 GM BARTEL, Mateusz 2626 - GM VAZQUEZ IGARZA, Renier 2588 1 - 0
Bo. 25 SWEDEN Rtg - 23 POLAND FUTURES Rtg 3 : 1
12.1 GM GRANDELIUS, Nils 2557 - GM DUDA, Jan-Krzysztof 2542 1 - 0
12.2 GM TIKKANEN, Hans 2544 - GM DRAGUN, Kamil 2543 0 - 1
12.3 GM BERG, Emanuel 2547 - GM TOMCZAK, Jacek 2581 1 - 0
12.4 GM BLOMQVIST, Erik 2508 - GM PIORUN, Kacper 2555 1 - 0
Bo. 21 BULGARIA Rtg - 28 ICELAND Rtg 2½:1½
13.1 GM TOPALOV, Veselin 2774 - GM STEINGRIMSSON, Hedinn 2543 1 - 0
13.2 GM RUSEV, Krasimir 2539 - GM STEFANSSON, Hannes 2539 0 - 1
13.3 GM PETKOV, Vladimir 2570 - IM GRETARSSON, Hjorvar Steinn 2511 1 - 0
13.4 IM DIMITROV, Radoslav 2445 - GM DANIELSEN, Henrik 2502 ½ - ½
Bo. 27 AUSTRIA Rtg - 29 ISRAEL Rtg ½ :3½
14.1 GM RAGGER, Markus 2672 - GM NABATY, Tamir 2580 0 - 1
14.2 IM KREISL, Robert 2410 - GM POPILSKI, Gil 2483 0 - 1
14.3 IM SCHREINER, Peter 2452 - IM RAZNIKOV, Danny 2481 ½ - ½
14.4 IM DIERMAIR, Andreas 2459 - GM BARON, Tal 2487 0 - 1
Bo. 24 POLAND GOLDIES Rtg - 30 MONTENEGRO Rtg 1½:2½
15.1 GM TAZBIR, Marcin 2555 - GM DJUKIC, Nikola 2543 0 - 1
15.2 GM HEBERLA, Bartlomiej 2556 - GM BLAGOJEVIC, Dragisa 2524 1 - 0
15.3 GM BULSKI, Krzysztof 2538 - GM DRASKO, Milan 2447 ½ - ½
15.4 GM GDANSKI, Jacek 2518 - GM NIKCEVIC, Nebojsa 2428 0 - 1
Bo. 34 LITHUANIA Rtg - 26 DENMARK Rtg 2 : 2
16.1 GM ZAGORSKIS, Darius 2480 - GM HANSEN, Sune Berg 2563 ½ - ½
16.2 IM BEINORAS, Mindaugas 2389 - IM GLUD, Jakob Vang 2526 0 - 1
16.3   LAURUSAS, Tomas 2409 - GM PALO, Davor 2553 1 - 0
16.4 FM VEDRICKAS, Tautvydas 2305 - GM RASMUSSEN, Allan Stig 2486 ½ - ½
Bo. 37 SCOTLAND Rtg - 33 BELGIUM Rtg 2 : 2
17.1 FM MORRISON, Graham 2351 - IM MICHIELS, Bart 2506 ½ - ½
17.2 IM MUIR, Andrew J 2312 - IM RINGOIR, Tanguy 2514 ½ - ½
17.3 FM TATE, Alan 2299 - IM DOCX, Stefan 2488 1 - 0
17.4   MINNICAN, Alan 2135 - IM SOORS, Stef 2404 0 - 1
Bo. 32 FINLAND Rtg - 38 WALES Rtg 4 : 0
18.1 GM NYBACK, Tomi 2586 - IM JONES, Richard S. 2435 1 - 0
18.2 IM SIPILA, Vilka 2463 - FM VARLEY, Peter 2251 1 - 0
18.3 IM AGOPOV, Mikael 2435 -   JAMESON, David 2147 1 - 0
18.4 FM EBELING, Daniel 2365 -   PLEASANTS, Allan J 2027 1 - 0
Bo. 36 NORWAY Rtg - 35 FYR MACEDONIA Rtg 2½:1½
19.1 IM TARI, Aryan 2420 - IM PANCEVSKI, Filip 2478 ½ - ½
19.2   HAUGE, Lars Oskar 2301 - GM BOGDANOVSKI, Vlatko 2459 ½ - ½
19.3 FM HOLM, Kristian Stuvik 2281 - IM KIZOV, Atanas 2413 ½ - ½
19.4   SALOMON, Johan 2246 - GM STANOJOSKI, Zvonko 2417 1 - 0

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Women's Section

Ukraine has to thank Mariya Muzychuk's incredible persistence to somehow win a rook and opposite colored bishops endgame against Marta Bartel. With draws in the other boards it was this game that gave Ukraine the win. Poland 3 still continues with good results and it must be said they were truly outrated in today's match. Poland 1 drew Georgia with Zawadzka's win over Khurtsidze compensating for Khotenashvili's loss.

Irina Bulmaga is Romania's highest rated player and their first board. And she's only 20 years old!

Liz Paethz's Germany has had a rough event so far. Today they lost against Bulgaria 3-1.

Monica Socko's 4.5/7 has led Poland 1 to great performances

Bo. 13 Poland III Rtg - 1 Ukraine Rtg 1½:2½
1.1 WIM Worek, Joanna 2336 - GM Lagno, Kateryna 2542 ½ - ½
1.2 WGM Kadziolka, Beata 2327 - GM Ushenina, Anna 2492 ½ - ½
1.3 WGM Bartel, Marta 2308 - IM Muzychuk, Mariya 2491 0 - 1
1.4 WGM Toma, Katarzyna 2282 - IM Gaponenko, Inna 2402 ½ - ½
Bo. 3 Georgia Rtg - 4 Poland Rtg 2 : 2
2.1 GM Dzagnidze, Nana 2556 - GM Socko, Monika 2431 ½ - ½
2.2 IM Khurtsidze, Nino 2462 - WGM Zawadzka, Jolanta 2383 0 - 1
2.3 IM Khotenashvili, Bela 2524 - IM Rajlich, Iweta 2404 1 - 0
2.4 IM Javakhishvili, Lela 2423 - WGM Szczepkowska-Horowska, Karina 2382 ½ - ½
Bo. 6 Armenia Rtg - 25 Poland Futures Rtg 3 : 1
3.1 GM Danielian, Elina 2457 - WIM Iwanow, Anna 2206 1 - 0
3.2 IM Mkrtchian, Lilit 2447 - WFM Wisniowska, Klaudia 2153 1 - 0
3.3 IM Galojan, Lilit 2301 - WCM Wozniak, Mariola 2069 1 - 0
3.4 WGM Kursova, Maria 2339 - WFM Kiolbasa, Oliwia 1982 0 - 1
Bo. 8 Hungary Rtg - 2 Russia Rtg 1½:2½
4.1 GM Hoang, Thanh Trang 2511 - GM Gunina, Valentina 2509 ½ - ½
4.2 WGM Gara, Ticia 2350 - GM Kosteniuk, Alexandra 2510 0 - 1
4.3 WGM Papp, Petra 2300 - WGM Pogonina, Natalija 2499 0 - 1
4.4 WGM Rudolf, Anna 2281 - WGM Girya, Olga 2447 1 - 0
Bo. 5 Germany Rtg - 11 Bulgaria Rtg 1 : 3
5.1 WGM Schleining, Zoya 2379 - GM Stefanova, Antoaneta 2494 ½ - ½
5.2 IM Kachiani-Gersinska, Ketino 2365 - WIM Raeva, Elitsa 2361 0 - 1
5.3 WGM Melamed, Tatjana 2367 - WGM Videnova, Iva 2272 ½ - ½
5.4 WGM Michna, Marta 2357 - WGM Voiska, Margarita 2298 0 - 1
Bo. 9 Spain Rtg - 16 Lithuania Rtg 1½:2½
6.1 IM Alexandrova, Olga 2427 - GM Cmilyte, Viktorija 2506 0 - 1
6.2 IM Vega Gutierrez, Sabrina 2385 - WGM Daulyte, Deimante 2336 0 - 1
6.3 IM Matnadze, Ana 2373 - WIM Zaksaite, Salomeja 2200 1 - 0
6.4 WIM Hernandez, Yudania 2284 -   Batkovskyte, Dominyka 2111 ½ - ½
Bo. 15 Israel Rtg - 18 Czech Republic Rtg 1 : 3
7.1 WIM Efroimski, Marsel 2313 - WIM Havlikova, Kristyna 2237 0 - 1
7.2 WIM Vasiliev, Olga 2282 - WIM Olsarova, Karolina 2275 0 - 1
7.3 WIM Shvayger, Yuliya 2294 - WIM Olsarova, Tereza 2248 1 - 0
7.4 IM Borsuk, Angela 2186 - WIM Sikorova, Olga 2278 0 - 1
Bo. 10 Romania Rtg - 30 Belgium Rtg 3½: ½
8.1 IM Bulmaga, Irina 2399 -   Goossens, Hanne 2069 1 - 0
8.2 WGM L'ami, Alina 2361 -   Barbier, Wiebke 1945 1 - 0
8.3 IM Foisor, Cristina-Adela 2347 -   Degrande, Marigje 1867 1 - 0
8.4 WGM Cosma, Elena-Luminita 2326 -   Dierckens, Sarah 1872 ½ - ½
Bo. 17 Azerbaijan Rtg - 14 Netherlands Rtg 1½:2½
9.1 WGM Mammadova, Gulnar 2354 - GM Peng, Zhaoqin 2378 ½ - ½
9.2 WGM Mamedjarova, Zeinab 2236 - IM Lanchava, Tea 2289 1 - 0
9.3 WIM Abdulla, Khayala 2255 - WIM Haast, Anne 2262 0 - 1
9.4 WIM Umudova, Nargiz 2253 - WIM Van Weersel, Arlette 2180 0 - 1
Bo. 19 Austria Rtg - 7 France Rtg 2½:1½
10.1 IM Moser, Eva 2434 - GM Sebag, Marie 2510 ½ - ½
10.2 WIM Kopinits, Anna-Christina 2263 - IM Milliet, Sophie 2383 1 - 0
10.3 WFM Exler, Veronika 2147 - IM Collas, Silvia 2292 ½ - ½
10.4 WCM Schnegg, Anna-Lena 2076 - WIM Benmesbah, Natacha 2248 ½ - ½
Bo. 12 Serbia Rtg - 29 Norway Rtg 3½: ½
11.1 IM Bojkovic, Natasa 2405 - WGM Dolzhikova, Olga 2198 1 - 0
11.2 WGM Manakova, Maria 2324 -   Gronnestad, Anita 1958 1 - 0
11.3 WGM Vojinovic, Jovana 2352 -   Machlik, Monika 1936 1 - 0
11.4 WGM Stojanovic, Andjelija 2293 -   Reppen, Ellisiv 2008 ½ - ½
Bo. 24 Belarus Rtg - 20 Italy Rtg 2½:1½
12.1 WGM Ziaziulkina, Nastassia 2350 - IM Zimina, Olga 2338 1 - 0
12.2 FM Stetsko, Lanita 2226 - WIM Brunello, Marina 2248 ½ - ½
12.3   Revo, Tatiana 2075 - WFM Messina, Roberta 2064 0 - 1
12.4   Nevioselaya, Maria 2074 -   Gueci, Tea 2056 1 - 0
Bo. 28 Turkey Rtg - 23 England Rtg 1½:2½
13.1 WGM Yildiz, Betul Cemre 2291 - WFM Chevannes, Sabrina L 2200 1 - 0
13.2 WGM Ozturk, Kubra 2281 - WGM Corke, Anya S 2276 ½ - ½
13.3 WCM Cemhan, Kardelen 1993 - WFM Grigoryan, Meri 2039 0 - 1
13.4   Gurcan, Aytolun 1745 - WFM Bhatia, Kanwal K 2039 0 - 1
Bo. 31 Finland Rtg - 21 Greece Rtg 1½:2½
14.1 WIM Tuominen, Tanja 2105 - WIM Pavlidou, Ekaterini 2199 1 - 0
14.2 WFM Savola, Laura 2076 - WGM Makropoulou, Marina 2234 0 - 1
14.3 WFM Puuska, Heini 1982 - WIM Fakhiridou, Ekaterini 2168 0 - 1
14.4 WCM Nazarova, Anastasia 1727 -   Tsolakidou, Stavroula 2117 ½ - ½
Bo. 27 Slovenia Rtg - 32 Iceland Rtg 2½:1½
15.1 WGM Srebrnic, Ana 2198 - WGM Ptacnikova, Lenka 2238 1 - 0
15.2 WGM Kaps, Darja 2221 -   Thorsteinsdottir, Hallgerdur 1951 ½ - ½
15.3   Unuk, Laura 1991 -   Finnbogadottir, Tinna Kristin 1882 1 - 0
15.4   Orehek, Spela 2026 -   Kristinardottir, Elsa Maria 1819 0 - 1
Bo. 26 Switzerland Rtg - 22 Croatia Rtg 3 : 1
16.1 WIM Seps, Monika 2260 - WIM Franciskovic, Borka 2263 ½ - ½
16.2 WIM Heinatz, Dr. Gundula 2169 - WIM Jelica, Mara 2252 ½ - ½
16.3 WFM Stoeri, Laura 2102 - WIM Saric, Kristina 2250 1 - 0
16.4   Thuerig, Catherine 1997 - WIM Berke, Ana 2139 1 - 0

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