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The German aftermath of the European Team Championship
Monday, December 05, 2011 12:38
After Germany's surprise victory at the European Team Championship, one might have expected positive effects for German chess – even if mainstream media attention was rather limited. However, within a few days it turned out that old conflicts had never been healed and surfaced again. Last Monday this culminated in the exclusion or at least...
Germany wins European Team Championship as favourites tumble
Friday, November 11, 2011 17:28
Germany became the surprising winners at the European Team Championship in Halkidiki, Greece. On Friday they beat Armenia in a match for gold, after they had already won against Azerbaijan the day before. Russia took gold in the women's section with eight wins and one tie. The gold medals went to Germany who beat Armenia in the final round of the...
ETC R6-7: Azerbaijan in sole lead after beating Bulgaria
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Wednesday, November 09, 2011 20:16
Azerbaijan is the sole leader at the European Team Championship in Halkidiki, Greece. On Wednesday the Azerbaijanis crushed Bulgaria 3.5-0.5. Vugar Gashimov seems fully recovered as he played both rounds 6 and 7. Russia is still struggling but Ukraine completely lost track and even lost to Switzerland. With two rounds to go Azerbaijan is leading...
ECU General Assembly accepts anti-draw and dress code rules
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 17:50
From January 1st, 2012 a draw offer before move 40 will be forbidden during official ECU events, and there will be a dress code. This was the main result of the ECU General Assembly, held in Porto Carras, Greece on November 5th, 2011 on the occasion of the 18th European Team Championship. ECU President Silvio Danailov and ECU Board members as well...
ETC R5: Bulgaria grabs sole lead, Gashimov unwell
Monday, November 07, 2011 23:25
Bulgaria is leading the European Team Championship in Halkidiki, Greece after five rounds. On Monday they beat Germany 3-1 while their rivals dropped match points. The encounter between France and Azerbaijan was declared 2-2 quickly when Azerbaijan's board 2 Vugar Gashimov felt unwell and had call for a doctor. Bulgaria beats Germany 3-1, in sole...
European Team Championship R3-4: Russia and Ukraine falter
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Sunday, November 06, 2011 18:33
It was Bloody Sunday for the top seeded teams Russia and Ukraine, who both lost their matches in the 4th round of the European Team Championship in Halkidiki, Greece. Russia already dropped a match point on Saturday against The Netherlands and went down 3-1 today against Bulgaria while Ukraine was crushed 0.5-3.5 by Germany. Bulgaria beats Russia...
ETC R2: Russia wins, Ukraine loses a match point, Azerbaijan beats Armenia
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Saturday, November 05, 2011 9:26
The Russian team made a much better impression in the second round of the European Team Championship in Halkidiki, Greece. The team led by Peter Svidler beat the Czech Republic 3.5-0.5. Ukraine dropped its first match point against Bulgaria while Azerbaijan beat Armenia 3-1. The start of the match Russia vs Czech Republic, top board of the 2011...
Few surprises in first round European Team Championship
Thursday, November 03, 2011 21:05
The first round of the European Team Championship saw few surprises. Russia beat Moldova in a match that could have ended quite differently. The biggest upset was Turkey beating Georgia 2.5-1.5. The start of the match Russia vs Moldova, top board of the 2011 European Team Championship's first round All photos © ChessDom Event 18th European Team...
European Team Championship starts tomorrow
Wednesday, November 02, 2011 10:32
Tomorrow the 18th European Team Championship starts in Halkidiki, Greece. Again it's an incredibly strong team event: the twenty highest rated individual participants are Aronian, Radjabov, Ivanchuk, Topalov, Karjakin, Morozevich, Gashimov, Svidler, Grischuk, Adams, Mamedyarov, Nepomniachtchi, Caruana, Navara, Ponomariov, Leko, Moiseenko, Bacrot,...
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Wednesday, October 05, 2011 17:14
Veselin Topalov hasn't played much after he lost the 2010 World Championship match against Vishy Anand last year, but soon he'll be 'back in the saddle'. Yesterday in Dublin he told Jonathan O'Connor, the chairman of the Irish Chess Union, that he'll be playing in the European Team championships in November in Greece, and 'also Wijk aan Zee and...