European Club Cup LIVE

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11/13/2019 – Three rounds have been completed, and the competition is just heating up at the European Club Cup in Ulcinj (Montenegro) which is played from November 10th to 16th. In the open competition 66 teams play, in the women's tournament there are 14 teams. Photo: Official site

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Round 4

BannerThe European Club Cup began on Sunday, at 14:00 UTC (15:00 CET / 9:00 AM EST). There are a total of seven rounds through Saturday, November 17th with no rest days. The venue is the Karisma Hotel in Ulcinj (Montenegro).

Russian teams lead after three rounds in the Open, while in the Women's tournament, the perennial powerhouse from Monte Carlo claims the top spot.

Standings after Round 3 (Open top 10)

Rk. Team  TB1 
1 Molodezka 6
2 Mednyi Vsadnik 6
3 Moscow Chess Team 6
4 AVE Novy Bor 6
5 Vugar Gashimov 6
6 SK Joly Lysa nad Labem 6
7 Obiettivo Risarcimento Padova 6
8 Beer Sheva 5
9 WorldTradingLab Club64 5
10 Primorsky District 4

Live games and commentary

Players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves, then 30 minutes for the rest of the game, plus a 30 seconds per move starting from move one.

 

 

Standings after Round 3 (Women top 10)

Rk. Team  TB1 
1 Cercle d`Echecs Monte Carlo 5
2 Kyiv Chess Federation 5
3  AVE Novy Bor 5
4 Odlar Yurdu 4
5 Nona 4
6 Caissa Pentole Agnelli 4
7 SPB Chess and Draughts Sport School 3
8 ZSK Maribor 3
9 Gambit Asseco SEE 3
10 Ugra 2

As is customary for many years, there are two parallel events, an open tournament and a women's team tournament. 

The open tournament will be attended by 66 teams. The team of Alkaloid from Macedonia is the nominally strongest team with an average of 2701. It is headed by Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Dmitry Andreikin. Mednyi Vsadnik (Russia, Leinier Dominguez at 1), Novy Bor (Czech Republic, Harikrishna behind Babula at 2) and Padova (Rapport) take the next places in the seedling list.

Team starting rank

No.   FED Team RtgAvg
1
 
MKD Alkaloid 2701
2
 
RUS Mednyi Vsadnik 2689
3
 
CZE AVE Novy Bor 2687
4
 
ITA Obiettivo Risarcimento Padova 2686
5
 
RUS Primorsky District 2615
6
 
RUS Molodezka 2605
7
 
RUS Moscow Chess Team 2605
8
 
NOR Valerenga 2601
9
 
ISR Beer Sheva 2580
10
 
DEN Koge SK 2567
11
 
CZE SK Joly Lysa nad Labem 2554
12
 
ITA WorldTradingLab Club64 2500
13
 
AZE Vugar Gashimov 2485
14
 
SRB Sloven Ruma 2484
15
 
SUI Riehen Schachgesellschaft 2459
16
 
SRB Itaka 2458
17
 
AUT Raika Rapid Feffernitz 2448
18
 
SUI Zurich Schachgesellschaft 2420
19
 
NED LSG IntelliMagic 2392
20
 
ISL Reykjavik Chess Club 2388
21
 
NED HWP Sas van Gent 2381
22
 
ISR Rehovot 2380
23
 
SVK Dunajska Streda 2376
24
 
LTU MRU-ROSK Consulting 2363
25
 
FRA Mulhouse 2362
26
 
GER Viernheim 1934 2361
27
 
BEL KGSRL Gent 2361
28
 
BEL Wachtebeke 2358
29
 
MNE Buducnost 2358
30
 
SLO ZSK Maribor 2342
31
 
FRA Asnieres 2342
32
 
GER Schachfreunde Berlin 2335

...66 Teams

The women's tournament will be held with 14 teams. The purely Ukrainian team of the Kiev Chess Federation with the two Muzychuk siblings on the first boards is the Elo favorite. It is followed by Monaco (with Humpy Koneru) and Nona (Georgia).

Team starting rank

No.   FED Team RtgAvg
1
 
UKR Kyiv Chess Federation 2499
2
 
MNC Cercle d`Echecs 2466
3
 
GEO Nona 2457
4
 
ITA Caissa Pentole Agnelli 2440
5
 
RUS Ugra 2438
6
 
AZE Odlar Yurdu 2383
7
 
CZE  AVE Novy Bor 2366
8
 
RUS SPB Chess and Draughts Sport School 2337
9
 
SRB Jelica PEP 2242
10
 
MKD Gambit Asseco SEE 2241
11
 
SLO ZSK Maribor 2241
12
 
MNE MNE Woman Chess 2043
13
 
ISR Rishon Lezion 2038
14
 
ISR Hertzeliya Chess Club 1958

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