European Club Cup LIVE

10/18/2018 – Live games and commentary from the 2018 European Chess Club Cup, with GM Ioannis Papaioannou & FM Sotiris Logothetis, October 12th to 19th. All tournament reports and details on teams and players.

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Round 7

Players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves then 30 minutes for the rest with 30 seconds added per move. Draw offers before move 30 are prohibited.

Team rank after Round 6 (top 10)

Rk. Team  TB1 
1 Valerenga Sjakklubb 11
2 Obiettivo Risarcimento Padova 10
3 AVE Novy Bor 10
4 Mednyi Vsadnik St.Petersburg 10
5 Molodezhka 10
6 Odlar Yurdu 9
7 Alkaloid 9
8 Beer Sheva Chess Club 9
9 Eynatten 9
10 Itaka 8

Live commentary

Commentary by GM Ioannis Papaioannou & FM Sotiris Logothetis

Featured matches

All matches are available at live.chessbase.com.

Mednyi Vsadnik St.Petersburg - Valerenga Sjakklubb 
 
Obiettivo Risarcimento Padova -  Molodezhka
 
Odlar Yurdu - AVE Novy Bor
 
Alkaloid - Beer Sheva Chess Club 
 

Women

Final: Cercle d'Echecs de Monte-Carlo - Nona
 
Blitz playoff for 3rd and 4th place: Ugra-SSHOR
 

All matches are available at live.chessbase.com.

Women rank after Round 6

Rk. Team
1 Nona
  Cercle d'Echecs de Monte-Carlo
3 Ugra
  SSHOR
5 Kyiv Chess Federation
  Odlar Yurdu
7 Caissa Italia Pentole Agnelli
  Beer Sheva Chess Club
9 Mulhouse Philidor
  ZSK Maribor
11 Caissa Italia Banca Alpi Marittime
  AMO Galaxias Thessaloniki

Tournament details

The Greek holiday resort of Porto Carras is the venue of the European Club Cup, with Open and Women's competitions for teams from across Europe. In the Open tournament, 61 teams participate with matches played on six boards. In the Women's tournament, 12 teams compete in matches held on four boards. Many strong players participate including World Champion Magnus Carlsen and a further 16 players over 2700 Elo.

Both tournaments are seven rounds with the Open paired according to the Swiss system. Since only twelve teams registered in the women's section, the ECU is using a combined format: two groups of six teams have been formed, each group will play a single round robin tournament (five rounds) and two teams from each group will move forward to a knockout finale.

The total prize fund is 22,000 euros for the Open competition, and 13,000 euros for the women's tournament plus 5,000 euros for board prizes.

Team starting rank (Open - top 20)

No.   Team RtgAvg
1
 
Alkaloid 2741
2
 
AVE Novy Bor 2712
3
 
Odlar Yurdu 2702
4
 
Mednyi Vsadnik St.Petersburg 2696
5
 
Valerenga Sjakklubb 2672
6
 
Obiettivo Risarcimento Padova 2657
7
 
Molodezhka 2587
8
 
Beer Sheva Chess Club 2582
9
 
Itaka 2532
10
 
SV Werder Bremen 2468
11
 
Sloven Ruma 2461
12
 
KGSRL 2459
13
 
Schachfreunde Berlin 1903 2446
14
 
Schachgesellschaft Solingen 2437
15
 
Dunajska Streda 2436
16
 
DJK Aufwaerts Aachen 2430
17
 
E.S. Thessalonikis 2429
18
 
Schachgesellschaft Winterthur 2426
19
 
Reykjavik Chess Club 2419
20
 
Schachgesellschaft Zurich 2406

...61 teams.

Team starting rank (Women)

No.   Team RtgAvg
1
 
Nona 2484
2
 
Cercle d'Echecs de Monte-Carlo 2483
3
 
Caissa Italia Pentole Agnelli 2466
4
 
Ugra 2456
5
 
Kyiv Chess Federation 2438
6
 
Odlar Yurdu 2369
7
 
SSHOR 2345
8
 
Mulhouse Philidor 2189
9
 
Beer Sheva Chess Club 2163
10
 
ZSK Maribor 2116
11
 
Caissa Italia Banca Alpi Marittime 2058
12
 
AMO Galaxias Thessaloniki 1538

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Marksail2 Marksail2 10/18/2018 05:55
As a relatively newcomer I've been really enjoying these matches! Its been intense to watch via live webcasts I can't imagine how it is on the floor! Thank you Chessbase for bringing this to us. I especially like being able to d-load the matches via PGN file to add to my database as well as replay my favorite games. Look for my renewal once my subscription expires as I'd love to see more of this type on content in the future! Great job Guys.

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macauley macauley 10/18/2018 04:35
Indeed. Fixed.
Keith Homeyard Keith Homeyard 10/18/2018 03:30
The team pairing names are all wrong for rd. 7, after all Carlsen isn't playing for Beer Sheva or Alkaloid.
ketchuplover ketchuplover 10/17/2018 06:14
Carlsen survives :(
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