ETCC: Russia leads in both men's and women's section

11/6/2007 – Actually the men are through, with a three-point lead before the final round they cannot be caught. But at least they were forced to concede their first draw, against Spain, led by the volatile Alexei Shirov, who defeated Alexander Morozevich. In the women's section Poland suffered a first defeat, while Russia won their match to take a two-point lead. Pictures, results 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 eight report

Russia at last met its match. The Spanish team held the dominating Russians to a 2:2 draw when Alexei Shirov defeated Alexander Morozevich to compensate for a board four defeat of Khamrakulov at the hands of Jakovenko. The match Azerbaijan-Armenia ended with the same score with the trade of wins occurring on boards two and three. Ukraine too were held by Poland 2:2 when Ivanchuk won and Volokitin lost. Slovenia lost a key match to Israel, which may cost them their place at the top of the final table.


The Spanish team, with Shirov, Vallejo, Illescas and Khamrakulov


Stopped the Russians' perfect match score: Alexei Shirov of Spain


Norway vs Montenegro, Carlsen vs Djukic (Carlsen won, Norway drew)

All results of round eight (men's section)

Bo. 7 SPAIN (ESP) Rtg
2 : 2
1 RUSSIA (RUS) Rtg
1.1 GM Shirov Alexei 2739
1 - 0
GM Morozevich Alexander 2755
1.2 GM Vallejo Pons Francisco 2660
½ - ½
GM Grischuk Alexander 2715
1.3 GM Illescas Cordoba Miguel 2598
½ - ½
GM Alekseev Evgeny 2716
1.4 GM Khamrakulov Ibragim S 2604
0 - 1
GM Jakovenko Dmitry 2710
Bo. 3 AZERBAIJAN (AZE) Rtg
2 : 2
4 ARMENIA (ARM) Rtg
2.1 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2752
½ - ½
GM Aronian Levon 2741
2.2 GM Radjabov Teimour 2742
1 - 0
GM Akopian Vladimir 2713
2.3 GM Gashimov Vugar 2663
0 - 1
GM Sargissian Gabriel 2673
2.4 GM Mamedov Rauf 2582
½ - ½
GM Asrian Karen 2623
Bo. 19 SLOVENIA (SLO) Rtg
1½:2½
8 ISRAEL (ISR) Rtg
3.1 GM Beliavsky Alexander G 2646
½ - ½
GM Sutovsky Emil 2655
3.2 GM Pavasovic Dusko 2597
½ - ½
GM Roiz Michael 2644
3.3 GM Tratar Marko 2502
½ - ½
GM Smirin Ilia 2639
3.4 IM Borisek Jure 2508
0 - 1
GM Rodshtein Maxim 2615
Bo. 2 UKRAINE (UKR) Rtg
2 : 2
10 POLAND (POL) Rtg
4.1 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2787
1 - 0
GM Socko Bartosz 2646
4.2 GM Karjakin Sergey 2694
½ - ½
GM Miton Kamil 2628
4.3 GM Volokitin Andrei 2678
0 - 1
GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw 2635
4.4 GM Moiseenko Alexander 2646
½ - ½
GM Bartel Mateusz 2608
Bo. 12 HUNGARY (HUN) Rtg
1 : 3
5 BULGARIA (BUL) Rtg
5.1 GM Almasi Zoltan 2691
0 - 1
GM Cheparinov Ivan 2670
5.2 GM Balogh Csaba 2561
0 - 1
GM Georgiev Kiril 2649
5.3 GM Berkes Ferenc 2606
½ - ½
GM Delchev Aleksander 2613
5.4 GM Ruck Robert 2561
½ - ½
GM Chatalbashev Boris 2581
Bo. 13 CZECH REPUBLIC (CZE) Rtg
1½:2½
6 FRANCE (FRA) Rtg
6.1 GM Navara David 2656
½ - ½
GM Bacrot Etienne 2695
6.2 GM Laznicka Viktor 2610
½ - ½
GM Tkachiev Vladislav 2661
6.3 GM Hracek Zbynek 2598
½ - ½
GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2634
6.4 GM Babula Vlastimil 2596
0 - 1
GM Bauer Christian 2634
Bo. 11 GEORGIA (GEO) Rtg
1½:2½
16 ENGLAND (ENG) Rtg
7.1 GM Jobava Baadur 2644
0 - 1
GM Adams Michael 2729
7.2 GM Gelashvili Tamaz 2623
0 - 1
GM Jones Gawain C B 2567
7.3 GM Pantsulaia Levan 2617
1 - 0
GM Hebden Mark L 2542
7.4 GM Gagunashvili Merab 2584
½ - ½
GM Conquest Stuart C 2540
Bo. 17 GREECE (GRE) Rtg
1½:2½
26 FYROM (MKD) Rtg
8.1 GM Kotronias Vasilios 2614
½ - ½
GM Georgiev Vladimir 2576
8.2 GM Banikas Hristos 2591
½ - ½
GM Mitkov Nikola 2528
8.3 GM Mastrovasilis Dimitrios 2559
½ - ½
GM Nedev Trajce 2528
8.4 GM Papaioannou Ioannis 2573
0 - 1
GM Stanojoski Zvonko 2467
Bo. 21 SWEDEN (SWE) Rtg
2 : 2
9 NETHERLANDS (NED) Rtg
9.1 GM Berg Emanuel 2593
½ - ½
GM Tiviakov Sergei 2643
9.2 GM Cicak Slavko 2569
½ - ½
GM Sokolov Ivan 2673
9.3 GM Hillarp Persson Tiger 2567
½ - ½
GM Stellwagen Daniel 2639
9.4 GM Carlsson Pontus 2481
½ - ½
GM Van Den Doel Erik 2593
Bo. 20 DENMARK (DEN) Rtg
2½:1½
31 ICELAND (ISL) Rtg
10.1 GM Nielsen Peter Heine 2626
1 - 0
GM Stefansson Hannes 2574
10.2 GM Hansen Sune Berg 2564
½ - ½
IM Steingrimsson Hedinn 2533
10.3 GM Schandorff Lars 2520
½ - ½
GM Danielsen Henrik 2491
10.4 IM Rasmussen Karsten 2495
½ - ½
GM Thorhallsson Throstur 2448
Bo. 28 SWITZERLAND (SUI) Rtg
1 : 3
25 LITHUANIA (LTU) Rtg
11.1 GM Pelletier Yannick 2609
0 - 1
GM Sulskis Sarunas 2527
11.2 GM Jenni Florian 2511
½ - ½
GM Rozentalis Eduardas 2581
11.3 GM Gallagher Joseph G 2497
½ - ½
GM Kveinys Aloyzas 2517
11.4 IM Ekstroem Roland 2478
0 - 1
IM Zagorskis Darius 2472
Bo. 27 NORWAY (NOR) Rtg
2 : 2
30 MONTENEGRO (MNE) Rtg
12.1 GM Carlsen Magnus 2714
1 - 0
GM Djukic Nikola 2528
12.2 GM Lie Kjetil A 2563
½ - ½
GM Drasko Milan 2557
12.3 IM Lie Espen 2421
½ - ½
GM Blagojevic Dragisa 2513
12.4 IM Hammer Jon Ludvig 2402
0 - 1
GM Kosic Dragan 2482
Bo. 14 SERBIA (SRB) Rtg
3 : 1
33 ESTONIA (EST) Rtg
13.1 GM Ivanisevic Ivan 2607
1 - 0
GM Kulaots Kaido 2547
13.2 GM Miladinovic Igor 2603
1 - 0
IM Sepp Olav 2457
13.3 GM Markus Robert 2586
1 - 0
FM Lauk Ular 2414
13.4 GM Sedlak Nikola 2605
0 - 1
IM Liiva Riho 2442
Bo. 29 ITALY (ITA) Rtg
2½:1½
15 GERMANY (GER) Rtg
14.1 GM Godena Michele 2535
1 - 0
GM Naiditsch Arkadij 2639
14.2 GM Caruana Fabiano 2594
0 - 1
GM Gustafsson Jan 2606
14.3 IM Brunello Sabino 2489
1 - 0
GM Kritz Leonid 2596
14.4 IM D'amore Carlo 2477
½ - ½
GM Buhmann Rainer 2567
Bo. 23 TURKEY (TUR) Rtg
2 : 2
34 FINLAND (FIN) Rtg
15.1 GM Gurevich Mikhail 2627
½ - ½
GM Nyback Tomi 2565
15.2 IM Haznedaroglu Kivanc 2468
½ - ½
IM Karttunen Mika 2427
15.3 IM Esen Baris 2453
1 - 0
GM Westerinen Heikki M J 2371
15.4 IM Erdogdu Mert 2440
0 - 1
FM Keskinen Sauli 2298
Bo. 24 ROMANIA (ROU) Rtg
1½:2½
18 CROATIA (CRO) Rtg
16.1 GM Lupulescu Constantin 2562
1 - 0
GM Kozul Zdenko 2609
16.2 GM Jianu Vlad-Cristian 2535
½ - ½
GM Zelcic Robert 2578
16.3 GM Berescu Alin 2508
0 - 1
GM Brkic Ante 2577
16.4 GM Murariu Andrei 2503
0 - 1
GM Jankovic Alojzije 2548
Bo. 35 BELGIUM (BEL) Rtg
3 : 1
37 LUXEMBOURG (LUX) Rtg
17.1 GM Winants Luc 2504
½ - ½
IM Berend Fred 2344
17.2 IM Polaczek Richard 2425
½ - ½
IM Bakalarz Mietek 2342
17.3 IM Dutreeuw Marc 2391
1 - 0
FM Brittner Serge 2274
17.4 IM Laurent Bruno 2359
1 - 0
Gengler Pierre 2195
Bo. 38 WALES (WLS) Rtg
2 : 2
40 CYPRUS (CYP) Rtg
18.1 FM Jones Richard S 2327
1 - 0
CM Savva Panikos 2099
18.2 Kett Tim 2257
0 - 1
CM Antoniou Antonis 2163
18.3 Morris Charles F 2198
1 - 0
Aristotelous Vassilis 1960
18.4 Spice Alan 2170
0 - 1
FM Klerides Paris 2183
Bo. 39 MONACO (MNC) Rtg
1½:2½
36 SCOTLAND (SCO) Rtg
19.1 GM Efimov Igor 2446
1 - 0
IM Muir Andrew J 2367
19.2 FM Van Hoolandt Patrick 2245
0 - 1
FM Ruxton Keith 2314
19.3 Iclicki Willy 2147
0 - 1
Grant Jonathan 2261
19.4 Rapaire Jean-Michel 1966
½ - ½
FM Morrison Graham 2322

In the women's section Russia flooded the Netherlands, so to speak, by winning three games and drawing one. Poland lost to Armenia, for the first time dropping the full match points. Other notable results: Georgia beat Hungary, Ukraine beat France, Germany beat Spain, and Slovenia beat Bulgaria.


Leading the leading Russian team: GM Alexandra Kosteniuk


The Polish team, with Socko, Rajlich, Zawadzka and Dworakowska

All results of round eight (women's section)

Bo. 1 RUSSIA (RUS) Rtg
3½: ½
8 NETHERLANDS (NED) Rtg
1.1 GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2515
1 - 0
GM Peng Zhaoqin 2419
1.2 IM Kosintseva Tatiana 2492
½ - ½
WGM Muhren Bianca 2303
1.3 IM Kosintseva Nadezhda 2469
1 - 0
FM Schuurman Petra 2281
1.4 IM Korbut Ekaterina 2443
1 - 0
WIM Bensdorp Marlies 2263
Bo. 6 POLAND (POL) Rtg
1½:2½
10 ARMENIA (ARM) Rtg
2.1 IM Socko Monika 2473
½ - ½
IM Danielian Elina 2458
2.2 IM Rajlich Iweta 2411
0 - 1
IM Mkrtchian Lilit 2402
2.3 WGM Zawadzka Jolanta 2371
½ - ½
WGM Aginian Nelly 2261
2.4 IM Dworakowska Joanna 2316
½ - ½
WIM Andriasian Siranush 2234
Bo. 2 GEORGIA (GEO) Rtg
2½:1½
5 HUNGARY (HUN) Rtg
3.1 IM Javakhishvili Lela 2474
1 - 0
GM Hoang Thanh Trang 2466
3.2 IM Khurtsidze Nino 2450
½ - ½
IM Vajda Szidonia 2407
3.3 IM Dzagnidze Nana 2416
½ - ½
IM Madl Ildiko 2381
3.4 IM Lomineishvili Maia 2409
½ - ½
WGM Gara Anita 2315
Bo. 4 FRANCE (FRA) Rtg
1 : 3
3 UKRAINE (UKR) Rtg
4.1 IM Skripchenko Almira 2438
½ - ½
GM Lahno Kateryna 2459
4.2 IM Collas Silvia 2408
0 - 1
WGM Zhukova Natalia 2452
4.3 WGM Milliet Sophie 2395
0 - 1
IM Ushenina Anna 2486
4.4 WGM Leconte Maria 2364
½ - ½
IM Vasilevich Tatjana 2368
Bo. 7 GERMANY (GER) Rtg
3½: ½
15 SPAIN (ESP) Rtg
5.1 IM Paehtz Elisabeth 2452
1 - 0
WGM Vega Gutierrez Sabrina 2331
5.2 IM Kachiani-G Ketino 2404
½ - ½
WGM Calzetta Monica 2287
5.3 WGM Michna Marta 2375
1 - 0
WIM Llaneza Vega Patricia 2272
5.4 WFM Ohme Melanie 2274
1 - 0
WIM Hernandez Yudania 2263
Bo. 14 BULGARIA (BUL) Rtg
1 : 3
11 SLOVENIA (SLO) Rtg
6.1 GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2463
½ - ½
WGM Muzychuk Anna 2469
6.2 WGM Voiska Margarita 2294
0 - 1
WIM Krivec Jana 2315
6.3 WGM Velcheva Maria 2255
½ - ½
WGM Srebrnic Ana 2278
6.4 WFM Raeva Elitsa 2242
0 - 1
WIM Rozic Vesna 2277
Bo. 21 CZECH REPUBLIC (CZE) Rtg
1½:2½
12 ROMANIA (ROU) Rtg
7.1 WFM Kulovana Eva 2305
½ - ½
IM Peptan Corina-Isabela 2405
7.2 WIM Nemcova Katerina 2255
1 - 0
WGM Voicu Carmen 2333
7.3 WIM Blazkova Petra 2239
0 - 1
WGM Motoc Alina 2300
7.4 WIM Cedikova Katerina 2171
0 - 1
WIM Paulet Iozefina 2276
Bo. 22 CROATIA (CRO) Rtg
2 : 2
18 AZERBAIJAN (AZE) Rtg
8.1 WIM Golubenko Valentina 2264
½ - ½
WGM Mamedjarova Zeinab 2326
8.2 WGM Medic Mirjana 2240
0 - 1
WGM Kadimova Ilaha 2311
8.3 WIM Franciskovic Borka 2227
½ - ½
WGM Mamedjarova Turkan 2250
8.4 WIM Sargac Rajna 2170
1 - 0
Isgandarova Khayala 2172
Bo. 16 ISRAEL (ISR) Rtg
2½:1½
13 GREECE 1 (GRE1) Rtg
9.1 IM Klinova Masha 2326
½ - ½
IM Dembo Yelena 2448
9.2 WGM Borsuk Angela 2301
1 - 0
WGM Botsari Anna-Maria 2341
9.3 WGM Igla Bella 2291
1 - 0
WGM Makropoulou Marina 2243
9.4 WIM Vasiliev Olga 2214
0 - 1
WIM Fakhiridou Ekaterini 2270
Bo. 17 LITHUANIA (LTU) Rtg
1 : 3
20 ENGLAND (ENG) Rtg
10.1 IM Cmilyte Viktorija 2464
0 - 1
IM Houska Jovanka 2404
10.2 WIM Daulyte Deimante 2222
0 - 1
IM Ciuksyte Dagne 2411
10.3 WIM Zaksaite Salomeja 2228
1 - 0
WIM Lauterbach Ingrid 2124
10.4 Batyte Daiva 2198
0 - 1
WFM Chevannes Sabrina L 2073
Bo. 9 SERBIA (SRB) Rtg
3½: ½
26 ESTONIA (EST) Rtg
11.1 WGM Bojkovic Natasa 2428
1 - 0
WIM Tsiganova Monika 2216
11.2 WGM Chelushkina Irina 2351
1 - 0
WIM Fomina Tatyana 2248
11.3 WIM Stojanovic Andjelija 2274
1 - 0
Narva Regina R 2067
11.4 Rakic Marija 2232
½ - ½
WIM Bashkite Viktoria 2188
Bo. 23 SWITZERLAND (SUI) Rtg
2½:1½
19 TURKEY (TUR) Rtg
12.1 WIM Seps Monika 2290
0 - 1
IM Atalik Ekaterina 2404
12.2 WGM Hund Barbara 2216
½ - ½
WIM Topel Zehra 2246
12.3 WIM Heinatz Dr Gundula 2193
1 - 0
WIM Yildiz Betul Cemre 2220
12.4 WGM Lematschko Tatjana 2189
1 - 0
WFM Ozturk Kubra 2174
Bo. 24 AUSTRIA (AUT) Rtg
2 : 2
25 SWEDEN (SWE) Rtg
13.1 IM Moser Eva 2412
½ - ½
WIM Agrest Svetlana 2255
13.2 WFM Kopinits Anna-Christina 2178
0 - 1
WIM Andersson Christin 2209
13.3 WIM Mira Helene 2174
1 - 0
Jiretorn Eva 2121
13.4 Newrkla Katharina 2037
½ - ½
WFM Horn Emilia 2074
Bo. 29 FINLAND (FIN) Rtg
2½:1½
30 GREECE 2 (GRE2) Rtg
14.1 WIM Rantanen Tanja 2089
1 - 0
Markantonaki Haritomeni 2161
14.2 Puuska Heini 2016
½ - ½
WFM Petraki Maria 2099
14.3 Savola Laura 2040
0 - 1
Pavlidou Ekaterini 2003
14.4 Rautanen Sari 1961
1 - 0
Fragaki Maria 1922

Standings

In the men's section Russia is already through and, with their three match points lead, cannot be caught by any other team. Israel and Armenia are in joint 2-3 with equal match and board points. Slovenia's loss against Israel put them into 7th place with slim chances of taking Silver or Bronze.

In the women's section Poland's loss to Armenia put them a solid two points behind the Russian team, which only needs to draw in the final round to clinch the title. The Netherlands is out of contention, while the German team has advanced from place 12 to place eight.

Top 30 men's section

Rk.

Team

– 

MP

 BP

1

Russia

7

1

0

15

22.5

2

Israel

5

2

1

12

19.0

3

Armenia

5

2

1

12

19.0

4

Bulgaria

5

1

2

11

20.5

5

France

5

1

2

11

18.5

6

Azerbaijan

5

1

2

11

18.0

7

Slovenia

5

0

3

10

18.5

8

Poland

4

2

2

10

18.5

9

Ukraine

3

4

1

10

18.5

10

England

4

2

2

10

18.0

11

Spain

3

4

1

10

17.0

12

Fyrom

4

2

2

10

17.0

13

Lithuania

4

1

3

9

19.0

14

Netherlands

3

3

2

9

18.0

15

Hungary

4

1

3

9

17.5

16

Denmark

4

1

3

9

16.5

17

Georgia

3

2

3

8

18.5

18

Greece

4

0

4

8

18.5

19

Czech Rep.

3

2

3

8

17.0

20

Serbia

4

0

4

8

17.0

21

Norway

3

2

3

8

17.0

22

Montenegro

3

2

3

8

16.5

23

Sweden

2

4

2

8

15.5

24

Italy

2

4

2

8

15.0

25

Iceland

3

1

4

7

16.5

26

Switzerland

3

1

4

7

15.0

27

Croatia

3

1

4

7

15.0

28

Finland

2

3

3

7

15.0

29

Germany

2

2

4

6

16.0

30

Turkey

2

2

4

6

14.5

 

Top 30 women's section

Rk.

Team

– 

MP

 BP

1

Russia

6

2

0

14

23.0

2

Poland

5

2

1

12

21.5

3

Armenia

5

2

1

12

19.0

4

Georgia

5

1

2

11

20.5

5

Ukraine

5

1

2

11

20.5

6

Slovenia

4

2

2

10

18.0

7

Romania

4

2

2

10

18.0

8

Germany

4

2

2

10

17.5

9

Netherlands

4

2

2

10

17.0

10

Hungary

4

1

3

9

19.0

11

Croatia

3

2

3

8

18.5

12

Spain

3

2

3

8

17.5

13

Bulgaria

4

0

4

8

17.0

14

Serbia

3

2

3

8

17.0

15

Azerbaijan

3

2

3

8

16.0

16

France

3

2

3

8

14.5

17

Israel

4

0

4

8

14.5

18

England

4

0

4

8

13.0

19

Greece 1

3

1

4

7

17.0

20

Czech Rep.

3

1

4

7

16.5

21

Montenegro

2

3

3

7

12.5

22

Turkey

3

0

5

6

14.0

23

Switzerland

1

4

3

6

14.0

24

Lithuania

1

4

3

6

13.5

25

Austria

1

3

4

5

14.5

26

Sweden

1

3

4

5

14.0

27

Estonia

1

3

4

5

12.0

28

Finland

2

1

5

5

9.5

29

Greece 2

0

1

7

1

6.5

30

Bosnia Herc

0

0

0

0

0.0

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