ETCC: Russian men and women beat Armenia 2.5:1.5

10/30/2007 – In both the men's and the women's sections Russia faced its arch-rival Armenia (remember: they won the 2006 Olympiad in Turin) at the European Team Championship in Crete. The result was identical in both matches. The Ukrainian men drew Spain while the women trounced England. Nine men's and six women's teams have maximum board points. Results, games and pictures.

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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.


The playing hall of the European Team Championship in Creta

Round two report

Russia took its second important match, 2.5:1.5 against Armenia, thanks to a Morozevich victory, while Ukraine could only draw with Spain, in spite of a win by 17-year-old Sergey Karjakin over Alexei Shirov (Illescas beat Moiseenko). Azerbeijan beat Bulgaria thanks to a win by Vugar Gashimov against Kiril Georgiev.

Results of round two (men's section, full results here)

Bo. 4   ARMENIA (ARM) Rtg
1.5 : 2.5
1   RUSSIA (RUS) Rtg
1.1 GM Aronian Levon 2741
1/2
GM Svidler Peter 2732
1.2 GM Akopian Vladimir 2713
0-1
GM Morozevich Alexander 2755
1.3 GM Sargissian Gabriel 2673
1/2
GM Alekseev Evgeny 2716
1.4 GM Asrian Karen 2623
1/2
GM Jakovenko Dmitry 2710
Bo. 2   UKRAINE (UKR) Rtg
2.0 : 2.0
7   SPAIN (ESP) Rtg
2.1 GM Karjakin Sergey 2694
1-0
GM Shirov Alexei 2739
2.2 GM Volokitin Andrei 2678
1/2
GM Vallejo Pons Francisco 2660
2.3 GM Moiseenko Alexander 2646
0-1
GM Illescas Cordoba Miguel 2598
2.4 GM Areshchenko Alexander 2638
1/2
GM Khamrakulov Ibragim S 2604
Bo. 5   BULGARIA (BUL) Rtg
1.5 : 2.5
3   AZERBAIDJAN (AZE) Rtg
3.1 GM Topalov Veselin 2769
1/2
GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2752
3.2 GM Cheparinov Ivan 2670
1/2
GM Radjabov Teimour 2742
3.3 GM Georgiev Kiril 2649
0-1
GM Gashimov Vugar 2663
3.4 GM Delchev Aleksander 2613
1/2
GM Guseinov Gadir 2614
Bo. 6   FRANCE (FRA) Rtg
1.0 : 3.0
19   SLOVENIA (SLO) Rtg
4.1 GM Bacrot Etienne 2695
1/2
GM Beliavsky Alexander G 2646
4.2 GM Fressinet Laurent 2654
1/2
GM Pavasovic Dusko 2597
4.3 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2634
0-1
GM Tratar Marko 2502
4.4 GM Bauer Christian 2634
0-1
IM Lenic Luka 2531
Bo. 8   ISRAEL (ISR) Rtg
2.5 : 1.5
30   MONTENEGRO (MNE) Rtg
5.1 GM Sutovsky Emil 2655
1-0
GM Djukic Nikola 2528
5.2 GM Avrukh Boris 2641
1/2
GM Drasko Milan 2557
5.3 GM Smirin Ilia 2639
1/2
GM Blagojevic Dragisa 2513
5.4 GM Rodshtein Maxim 2615
1/2
GM Kosic Dragan 2482
Bo. 18   CROATIA (CRO)  
0.5 : 3.5
9   NETHERLANDS (NED)  
Bo. 20   DENMARK (DEN)  
2.5 : 1.5
11   GEORGIA (GEO)  
Bo. 12   HUNGARY (HUN)  
2.5 : 1.5
17   GREECE (GRE)  
Bo. 16   ENGLAND (ENG)  
1.5 : 2.5
13   CZECH REPUBLIC (CZE)  
Bo. 14   SERBIA (SRB)  
3.0 : 1.0
15   GERMANY (GER)  
Bo. 10   POLAND (POL)  
1.0 : 3.0
31   ICELAND (ISL)  
Bo. 21   SWEDEN (SWE)  
2.5 : 1.5
28   SWITZERLAND (SUI)  
Bo. 23   TURKEY (TUR)  
2.0 : 2.0
29   ITALY (ITA)  
Bo. 37   LUXEMBOURG (LUX)  
1.5 : 2.5
24   ROMANIA (ROU)  
Bo. 25   LITHUANIA (LTU)  
3.5 : 0.5
39   MONACO (MNC)  
Bo. 35   BELGIUM (BEL)  
1.5 : 2.5
26   FYROM (MKD)  
Bo. 27   NORWAY (NOR)  
4.0 : 0.0
38   WALES (WLS)  
Bo. 36   SCOTLAND (SCO)  
0.5 : 3.5
32   AUSTRIA (AUT)  
Bo. 33   ESTONIA (EST)  
1.0 : 3.0
34   FINLAND (FIN)  


Alexander Morozevich about to score an important point for Russia (against Vladimir Akopian, Armenia)


Sergey Karjakin (Ukraine), who beat Alexei Shirov (Spain) in round two


Veselin Topalov on board one for Bulgaria drew against Shakhriyar Mamedyarov of Azerbaijan


Michael Adams on board one for England (he drew against David Navara)


Baadur Jobava, board one for Georgia, lost to Peter Heine Nielsen of Denmark

In the women's section Russia took its second important match, 2.5:1.5 against Armenia (copied and pasted from the men's section), with victories by GM Alexandra Kosteniuk and IM Ekaterina Kovalevskaya. France beat Spain, Poland beat Azerbaijan, Ukrain trounced England.

Results of the women's section (full results here)

Bo. 10   ARMENIA (ARM) Rtg
1.5 : 2.5
1   RUSSIA (RUS) Rtg
1.1 IM Danielian Elina 2458
0-1
GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2515
1.2 IM Mkrtchian Lilit 2402
1/2
IM Kosintseva Nadezhda 2469
1.3 WGM Aginian Nelly 2261
0-1
IM Kovalevskaya Ekaterina 2448
1.4 WIM Andriasian Siranush 2234
1-0
IM Korbut Ekaterina 2443
Bo. 4   FRANCE (FRA) Rtg
2.5 : 1.5
15   SPAIN (ESP) Rtg
2.1 IM Skripchenko Almira 2438
1-0
WGM Vega Gutierrez Sabrina 2331
2.2 IM Collas Silvia 2408
1-0
WGM Calzetta Monica 2287
2.3 WGM Milliet Sophie 2395
1/2
WIM Llaneza Vega Patricia 2272
2.4 WGM Leconte Maria 2364
0-1
WIM Hernandez Yudania 2263
Bo. 6   POLAND (POL) Rtg
3.5 : 0.5
18   AZERBAIDJAN (AZE) Rtg
3.1 IM Socko Monika 2473
1-0
WGM Mamedjarova Zeinab 2326
3.2 IM Rajlich Iweta 2411
1-0
WGM Kadimova Ilaha 2311
3.3 WGM Zawadzka Jolanta 2371
1-0
WGM Mamedjarova Turkan 2250
3.4 IM Dworakowska Joanna 2316
1/2
  Isgandarova Khayala 2172
Bo. 14   BULGARIA (BUL) Rtg
2.5 : 1.5
7   GERMANY (GER) Rtg
4.1 GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2463
1/2
IM Paehtz Elisabeth 2452
4.2 WGM Voiska Margarita 2294
1/2
IM Kachiani-G Ketino 2404
4.3 WGM Velcheva Maria 2255
1/2
WGM Michna Marta 2375
4.4 WFM Raeva Elitsa 2242
1-0
WFM Mader Manuela 2203
Bo. 8   NETHERLANDS (NED)  
2.5 : 1.5
13   GREECE 1 (GRE1)  
Bo. 12   ROMANIA (ROU)  
2.0 : 2.0
9   SERBIA (SRB)  
Bo. 17   LITHUANIA (LTU)  
2.0 : 2.0
11   SLOVENIA (SLO)  
Bo. 29   FINLAND (FIN)  
0.0 : 4.0
5   HUNGARY (HUN)  
Bo. 2   GEORGIA (GEO)  
2.5 : 1.5
26   ESTONIA (EST)  
Bo. 20   ENGLAND (ENG)  
0.5 : 3.5
3   UKRAINE (UKR)  
Bo. 22   CROATIA (CRO)  
1.0 : 3.0
16   ISRAEL (ISR)  
Bo. 19   TURKEY (TUR)  
2.5 : 1.5
24   AUSTRIA (AUT)  
Bo. 27   MONTENEGRO (MNE)  
2.0 : 2.0
21   CZECH REPUBLIC (CZE)  
Bo. 25   SWEDEN (SWE)  
2.0 : 2.0
23   SWITZERLAND (SUI)  


Waiting for their Armenian opponents: the Russian team, with Ekaterina Korbut, Ekaterina Kovalevskaya, Nadezhda Kosintseva and Alexandra Kosteniuk


IM Jovanka Houska (2404, England) vs GM Lahno Kateryna (2459, Ukraine) – draw


Netherlands vs Greece with Peng Zhaoqin 2419 vs IM Yelena Dembo 2448 (Peng won)


Former women's world champion Antoaneta Stefanova, Bulgaria, drew against Germany's Elli Pähtz


Turkey's great talent Kübra Öztürk, 16, beat Barbara Schink of Austria

All pictures by Ali Nihat Yazici

Standings

There are nine teams with four match points each, with Slovenia leading on board points, Netherlands and Azerbaijan following with 6.5 board points. In the women's section there are six teams with maximum board points, with Poland leading the group on board points.

Top 20 men's section

Rk.

Team

Team

– 

MP

BP

1

Slovenia

SLO

2

0

0

4

7.0

2

Netherlands

NED

2

0

0

4

6.5

3

Azerbaidjan

AZE

2

0

0

4

6.5

4

Serbia

SRB

2

0

0

4

6.0

5

Russia

RUS

2

0

0

4

6.0

6

Denmark

DEN

2

0

0

4

6.0

7

Israel

ISR

2

0

0

4

6.0

8

Czech Rep.

CZE

2

0

0

4

6.0

9

Hungary

HUN

2

0

0

4

5.5

10

Ukraine

UKR

1

1

0

3

6.0

11

Spain

ESP

1

1

0

3

4.5

12

Greece

GRE

1

0

1

2

5.5

13

Norway

NOR

1

0

1

2

5.5

14

Georgia

GEO

1

0

1

2

5.0

15

Montenegro

MNE

1

0

1

2

5.0

16

Germany

GER

1

0

1

2

5.0

17

England

ENG

1

0

1

2

5.0

18

Lithuania

LTU

1

0

1

2

5.0

19

Armenia

ARM

1

0

1

2

4.5

20

Austria

AUT

1

0

1

2

4.5

 

Top 20 women's section

Rk.

Team

Team

– 

MP

BP

1

Poland

POL

2

0

0

4

7.5

2

Hungary

HUN

2

0

0

4

7.0

3

Bulgaria

BUL

2

0

0

4

6.5

4

Russia

RUS

2

0

0

4

6.0

5

France

FRA

2

0

0

4

5.0

6

Netherlands

NED

2

0

0

4

5.0

7

Slovenia

SLO

1

1

0

3

6.0

8

Romania

ROU

1

1

0

3

5.5

9

Serbia

SRB

1

1

0

3

5.0

10

Lithuania

LTU

1

1

0

3

4.5

11

Spain

ESP

1

0

1

2

5.5

12

Greece 1

GRE1

1

0

1

2

5.5

13

Ukraine

UKR

1

0

1

2

5.0

14

Armenia

ARM

1

0

1

2

4.5

15

Germany

GER

1

0

1

2

4.0

16

Georgia

GEO

1

0

1

2

4.0

17

Turkey

TUR

1

0

1

2

3.5

18

Israel

ISR

1

0

1

2

3.5

19

Azerbaidjan

AZE

1

0

1

2

3.0

20

Switzerland

SUI

0

1

1

1

3.5

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