Saint-Petersburg CF wins the European Chess Cup

10/6/2011 – The seven-round event, which took place in Rogaska Slatina, Slovenia, had 65 men's and 12 women's teams participating. It was won by St Petersburg, headed by World Cup winner Peter Svidler. Second was SOCAR, headed by Teimour Radjabov, who scored 4.5/5 points with a 3019 performance. Teimour, we hear, is to get married on October 7th. Full illustrated report.

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The 27th European Club Cup and the 16th ECC for women took place from September 24th to October 2nd, 2011, in Rogaska Slatina, Slovenia.


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Rogaška Slatina (German: Rohitsch-Sauerbrunn) is famous for its curative mineral water, spa and crystal glass. For centuries the curative mineral water, rich in magnesium, the picturesque countryside and other local attractions have drawn visitors to the area. Roman inscriptions referring to the spa waters have been found.


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Many top GMs were to be found in the seven-round tournament, including three of the World Cup finalists. There were 65 men's and 12 women's teams. The seven-round event was won by the team from St Petersburg, headed by World Cup winner Peter Svidler, who scored 50% on board one (performance: 2664). Second was SOCAR, headed by Teimour Radjabov, who scored 4.5/5 points with a 3019 performance. Teimour, we hear, is to get married tomorrow (October 7th). Clearly this was very motivating for the Azeri GM. Here are the final standings of the top twenty clubs:

# Team
+
=
MP
Pts.
BH.
1 Saint-Petersburg CF
6
1
0
13
31½
177
2 SOCAR
6
0
1
12
31½
158½
3 G-Team Novy Bor
5
1
1
11
31½
153½
4 Ekonomist SGSEU Saratov  
5
1
1
11
30½
161½
5 SHSM-64
5
1
1
11
30
177½
6 OSG Baden Baden
5
1
1
11
29
184½
7 Bosna Sarajevo
5
1
1
11
27
177½
8 Ugra
5
0
2
10
30
160
9 Mika
5
0
2
10
28
178
10 A DAN DZO & PGMB
5
0
2
10
27½
170½
11 Tomsk-400
5
0
2
10
27
184
12 ZSK Maribor
5
0
2
10
26
146½
13 Libertas Nereto
4
1
2
9
22½
159½
14 Bolungarvik Chess Club
4
1
2
9
21½
161
15 Naiden Voinov
4
1
2
9
21½
150½
16 Vesnianka Gran
4
0
3
8
26½
152
17 SF Berlin
4
0
3
8
24
149½
18 Accres Apeldoorn
3
2
2
8
24
138
19 Beer Sheba
4
0
3
8
23
173
20 KSK Eynatten 47
3
2
2
8
21½
147


The winners Saint-Petersburg Chess Federation with Peter Svidler holding up the trophy


Second place for SOCAR, with Mamedov, Mamedyarov, Tukmakov (captain),
Kasimdzhanov, Sutovsky, Radjabov, Volokitin, Safarli and Grischuk


In third place the G-Team Novy Bor, with the same number of match points as four
other teams, but with the highest number of board points

Here are the top performers (who played at least five games) on the different boards. We bring you the results from all boards because there are some well-known names on the bottom boards as well. Full lists are available at the link location given below.

Board one

#  Ti Name Team
Rtg
Perf
1 GM Radjabov Teimour SOCAR
2752
3019
2 GM Tomashevsky Evgeny Ekonomist Saratov
2710
2837
3 GM Jakovenko Dmitry Ugra
2716
2821
4 GM Sargissian Gabriel Mika
2658
2794
5 GM Adams Michael OSG Baden Baden
2733
2744
6 GM Zhigalko Andrey Vesnianka Gran
2555
2734
7 GM Smirin Ilia Perfect
2678
2732
8 GM Berkes Ferenc Bosna Sarajevo
2706
2726
9 GM Van Wely Loek Gros Xake Taldea
2689
2713
10 GM Ostenstad Berge Asker
2469
2673
11 GM Laznicka Viktor G-Team Novy Bor
2701
2669
12 GM Svidler Peter Saint-Petersburg CF
2740
2664
13 GM Ponomariov Ruslan Tomsk-400
2758
2660
14 GM Delchev Aleksander Naiden Voinov
2620
2654
15 GM Solak Dragan Glasinac Sokolac
2622
2650
16 IM Pruijssers Roeland Accres Apeldoorn
2475
2649
17 GM Beliavsky Alexander G SD Tehcenter Ptuj
2616
2629
18 GM Berelowitsch Alexander KSK Rochade
2563
2621
19 GM Nyback Tomi Aatos Chessclub
2627
2617
20 GM Istratescu Andrei Marseille Echecs
2650
2615


Top performances by Dmitry Jakovenko, Teimour Radjabov and Evgeny Tomashevsky

Board two

#  Ti Name Team
Rtg
Perf
1 GM Vitiugov Nikita Saint-Petersburg CF
2726
2835
2 GM Eljanov Pavel Ekonomist Saratov
2683
2821
3 GM Nepomniachtchi Ian Ekonomist Saratov
2718
2808
4 GM Grischuk Alexander SOCAR
2757
2791
5 GM Wang Hao SHSM-64
2733
2777
6 GM Caruana Fabiano SHSM-64
2712
2761
7 GM Teterev Vitaly Vesnianka Gran
2519
2744
8 GM Shirov Alexei OSG Baden Baden
2713
2730
9 GM Rodshtein Maxim Beer Sheba
2641
2724
10 GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw G-Team Novy Bor
2704
2700
11 GM Rublevsky Sergei Ugra
2681
2698
12 IM Gozzoli Yannick Marseille Echecs
2522
2694
13 IM Bok Benjamin KSK Eynatten 47
2488
2676
14 GM Ragger Markus Bosna Sarajevo
2655
2668
15 GM Bauer Christian Gros Xake Taldea
2631
2638
16 GM Kogan Artur Libertas Nereto
2563
2632
17 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar SOCAR
2746
2624
18 GM Jankovic Alojzije ZSK Maribor
2584
2615
19 GM Korobov Anton A Dan Dzo & Pgmb
2671
2610
20 GM Kovacevic Aleksandar Glasinac Sokolac
2568
2587

Board three

#  Ti Name Team
Rtg
Perf
1 GM Bartel Mateusz G-Team Novy Bor 2627 2844
2 GM Bacrot Etienne OSG Baden Baden 2705 2827
3 GM Movsesian Sergei Saint-Petersburg CF 2715 2792
4 GM Azarov Sergei A DAN DZO & PGMB 2648 2726
5 GM Sutovsky Emil SOCAR 2690 2718
6 GM Andreikin Dmitry Ekonomist Saratov 2705 2691
7 GM Malakhov Vladimir Ugra 2710 2687
8 GM Predojevic Borki Bosna Sarajevo 2643 2663
9 GM Postny Evgeny Beer Sheba 2622 2662
10 GM Borisek Jure SD Tehcenter Ptuj 2534 2602

Board four

#  Ti Name Team
Rtg
Perf
1 GM Riazantsev Alexander SHSM-64 2688 2963
2 GM Areshchenko Alexander Tomsk-400 2672 2876
3 GM Naiditsch Arkadij OSG Baden Baden 2707 2756
4 GM Kozul Zdenko ZSK Maribor 2541 2729
5 GM Volokitin Andrei SOCAR 2686 2724
6 GM Nikolic Predrag Bosna Sarajevo 2636 2722
7 GM Efimenko Zahar Saint-Petersburg CF 2703 2696
8 GM Moiseenko Alexander Ekonomist Saratov 2726 2677
9 GM Dreev Aleksey Ugra 2711 2675
10 GM Pashikian Arman Mika 2618 2671

Board five

#  Ti Name Team
Rtg
Perf
1 GM Zvjaginsev Vadim Saint-Petersburg CF 2666 2794
2 GM Nielsen Peter Heine OSG Baden Baden 2687 2737
3 GM Bologan Viktor Tomsk-400 2657 2686
4 GM Potkin Vladimir SHSM-64 2671 2675
5 GM Savchenko Boris A DAN DZO & PGMB 2630 2638
6 GM Andriasian Zaven Mika 2615 2631
7 IM Stojanovic Dalibor Bosna Sarajevo 2466 2614
8 GM Kurnosov Igor Tomsk-400 2648 2605
9 GM Ni Hua Ekonomist Saratov 2670 2602
10 GM Kasimdzhanov Rustam SOCAR 2678 2594

Board six

#  Ti Name Team
Rtg
Perf
1 GM Khismatullin Denis Tomsk-400 2635 3199
2 GM Grigoryan Avetik Mika 2614 2708
3 GM Safarli Eltaj SOCAR 2627 2706
4 GM Zherebukh Yaroslav A DAN DZO & PGMB 2580 2681
5 GM Khairullin Ildar Saint-Petersburg CF 2642 2657
6 IM Sakelsek Tadej ZSK Maribor 2407 2609
7 GM Cvek Robert G-Team Novy Bor 2518 2592
8 GM Nisipeanu Liviu-Dieter OSG Baden Baden 2638 2556
9 FM Nogly Christoph SF Berlin 2231 2484
10 IM Csonka Attila Istvan Haladás VSE 2380 2422

Women's European Club Cup 2011

In the women's section there were eleven teams. The tournament was won by AVS, a team headed by former women's world champion GM Antoaneta Stefanova of Bulgaria. She scored 4.5/6 points with a rating performance of 2674. The team also included GMs Kateryna Lahno and GM Viktorija Cmilyte. Here are the final standings:

# Team
+
=
MP
Pts.
BH.
1 AVS
6
0
1
12
18½
105½
2 AEM Luxten Timisoara
5
0
2
10
17½
100½
3 Mika
5
0
2
10
17½
98½
4 Cercle d'Echecs de Monte-Carlo  
4
1
2
9
19
96
5 SHSM-RGSU
4
1
2
9
16½
85½
6 CS R. Fischer Chieti
4
0
3
8
14
74½
7 BAS
3
1
3
7
14
87
8 Giprorechtrans
3
1
3
7
13
103
9 Anatolia
3
0
4
6
11
80
10 ZSK Maribor
2
0
5
4
8
84
11 Oslo Schakselskap
1
0
6
2
5
82

There were two further 2600+ performances, by IM Anna Muzychuk for Cercle d'Echecs de Monte-Carlo and IM Yelena Dembo for BAS, both on board two.


The winners, AVS, with Antoaneta Stefanova holding up the cup


Second place for AEM Luxten Timisoara, with IM Cristina-Adela Foisor, IM Nana
Dzagnidze, IM Anna Zatonskih, IM Lela Javakhishvili, and IM Anastasia Bodnaruk


The team of Mika, which finished in third place, with the captain and the players
GM Elina Danielian, IM Harika Dronavalli, GM Zhu Chen, IM Lilit Mkrtchian

All pictures by WGM Irina Sudakova

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