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Thursday, October 18, 2012 9:46
Thanks to a 5-1 win against Tomsk-400 in the last round, Socar emerged as the winner on tie-break at the European Club Cup in Eilat. The top seed from Azerbaijan scored 8.3 SB points more than St Petersburg, who had the same number of match points. SHSM-64 went home with bronze. Gold for Socar (Azerbaijan) | Photos © Anastasia Karlovich courtesy...
ECC R6: Socar beats St Petersburg, it's anyone's game in Eilat
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Wednesday, October 17, 2012 10:24
In a dramatic penultimate round, St Petersburg lost its first match at the European Club Cup. They went down 2.5-3.5 to Socar as Alexander Grischuk beat Sergei Movsesian. These two teams now share the lead with Tomsk-400 and Ashdod and in today's last round everything will be decided: Socar vs Tomsk and Ashdod vs St. Petersburg. By contrast, the...
The 5th round in progress in Eilat
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012 10:04
The big clash in the 5th round of the European Club Cup was won by the Saint-Petersburg Chess Federation. The team led by Peter Svidler defeated Tomsk-400 convincingly with a score of 4-2 and is now two match points ahead of a group of five teams: Economist-SGSEU Saratov, Ashdod, Ugra, Socar and Tomsk-400. The Monaco Chess Club is still leading...
A plane landing in Eilat
Monday, October 15, 2012 11:04
Two teams won their first four matches at the European Club Cup in Eilat: Saint-Petersburg Chess Federation (Svidler, Dominguez, Vitiugov, Movsesian, Efimenko, Zvjaginsev, Matlakov and Khairullin) and Tomsk-400 (Ponomariov, Areshchenko, Bologan, Inarkiev, Kurnosov, Motylev and Khismatullin). The team from St Petersburg has a slightly better...
The Ashdod team
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Saturday, October 13, 2012 12:20
Ashdod has the best tie-break of five teams that started with two victories at the European Club Cup in Eilat. The other four are Saint-Petersburg Chess Federation, Economist-SGSEU Saratov, Tammer-Shakki and Tomsk-400. The Ashdod team with Avrukh, Romanov (not visible in the photo), Smirin, Eljanov, Volokitin and Ivanchuk | Photo © Anastasia...
This year's European Club Cup takes place at the popular beach resort Eilat
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Friday, October 12, 2012 11:56
SOCAR is the top favourite at the European Club Cup in Eilat, Israel but the Azerbaijani team started with a loss in the very first round. Gata Kamsky scored a win for SOCAR against Evgeny Romanov, but Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Veselin Topalov went down against Andrei Volokitin and Pavel Eljanov respectively. Other victims in the first round...
European Club Cup poster
Thursday, October 11, 2012 13:21
Today the European Club Cup takes off in Eilat, Israel. Except for the participants of the Masters Final in Bilbao, almost all of the world's top players are present. The top 20 in Eilat: Radjabov, Nakamura, Ivanchuk, Morozevich, Kamsky, Grischuk, Topalov, Mamedyarov, Wang Hao, Svidler, Gelfand, Ponomariov, Dominguez, Leko, Wojtaszek, Jakovenko,...
Monday, July 02, 2012 11:07
World number 2 Levon Aronian will be playing for OSG Baden-Baden next Bundesliga season. By signing for the German club at this point, Aronian will be entitled to play for the German club at the European Club Cup in October in Eilat. In an email to chess media, Baden-Baden team captain Sven Noppes noted that his team now includes "the strongest...