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18th European Teams 2011 (2)

Russia, Azerbaijan and Greece impress on European Teams day 2

Winning Azerbaijani Team. Gashimov, Mamedyarov, Captain Tukmakov and Radjabov. Photo ©

Winning Azerbaijani Team. Gashimov, Mamedyarov, Captain Tukmakov and Radjabov. Photo © | http://euro2011.chessdom.com

Russia were very convincing in their defeat of the Czech Republic 3.5-0.5 with wins for Svidler, Grischuk and Nepomniachtchi. Hosts Greece beat England with fine wins for Mastrovasilis over Short and Papaioannou over Howell. Romania went top after beating Turkey. The match of the day was Azerbaijan's victory over Armenia where political tensions are always reflected in nervous play. Round 3 Pairings: GRE-AZE, ROU-ESP, RUS-NED, CRO-UKR, HUN-GER, ISR-FRA, BUL-POL, ENG-ARM.

Alexander Grischuk and Peter Svidler

Alexander Grischuk and Peter Svidler on a successful day for Russia. Photo © ChessDom http://euro2011.chessdom.com/

Russia demolished the Czech Republic with an easy 3.5-0.5 win. Peter Svidler got the better of the black side of a Gruenfeld Defence where he firstly misplaced and then won David Navara's dark squared bishop. Alexander Grischuk took Viktor Laznicka into a classic King and Pawn Ending that at the very least is very tricky to hold or as in this case soon totally winning for him. Hracek-Karjakin was drawn. Ian Nepomniachtchi just had too much tactically for his opponent Jiri Stocek.

Jiri Stocek

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Ian Nepomniachtchi

Position after 25...Ne4

26. Re2!? Nxg3 27. hxg3 Bxd4 28. Rg2 Bc5 29. g4 c6 30. g5 Bh3 31. gxh6 Bxg2 32. h7+ Kh8 33. Kxg2 g6 34. Nxg6+ Kxh7 35. Rh1+ Kg7 36. Ne7 1-0

Vassily Ivanchuk against Veselin Topalov

Vassily Ivanchuk against Veselin Topalov. Photo © ChessDom http://euro2011.chessdom.com/

The match between Ukraine and Bulgaria was a much tighter affair drawn 2-2. Veselin Topalov played an old variation of the Queen's Gambit Declined first played by Ulf Andersson against Vassily Ivanchuk. A complicated queenless middlegame was suddenly agreed drawn after Topalov grabbed a pawn. Ivan Cheparinov quick draw against Ruslan Ponomariov. Kiril Georgiev got nothing against Zahar Efimenko drawn 38. Finally Alexander Moiseenko couldn't make anything of an extra pawn against Aleksandar Delchev.

Veselin Topalov

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Vassily Ivanchuk

Final Position after 30.Rhf1 draw. So much for belief in the Sofia rules.

Levon Aronian against Sergei Movsesian

Levon Aronian and Sergei Movsesian on a losing day for Armenia. Photo © ChessDom http://euro2011.chessdom.com/

Azerbaijan beat 3-1 Armenia in this always tense match. Levon Aronian ( Interviewed after the game) said that neither he nor his opponent Radjabov were familiar with the variation of the Queen's Gambit they entered even though he had looked at it before ("My memory was failing me".). After 13...Bd7 he realised he didn't have the advantage and liquidated to a draw. Vugar Gashimov won a nervy struggle against Sergei Movsesian where he certainly had the easier position to play. Akopian-Mamedyarov was a relatively short draw. Gadir Guseinov was completely winning after 17 moves but it took him a very long time to convert.

Sergei Movsesian

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Vugar Gashimov

Position after 31...Qc8. You'd rather be white here any day even if this is objectively about equal.

32. Kh2 Rd8 33. Qf6 Re8 34. Nf3 Be6 35. Ng5 Qd8 36. Qa1 Bd5 37. e4 Qb8 38. Kg3 Be6 39. Nxe6 fxe6 40. Qf6 Qb7 41. Kh4 Qg7 42. Kg5 e5 43. Qxc6 Qe7+ 44. Qf6 exf4 45. Qxe7 Rxe7 46. Kxg6 Rg7+ 47. Kf6 Rxg2 48. c6 Rg7 49. Ke6 Rf7 50. Kd6 Rf6+ 51. Kc5 Rf7 52. Kb6 Rf6 53. Kxb5 1-0

Croatia against Hungary saw four not terribly interesting draws.

Michael Adams and Nigel Short

Michael Adams and Nigel Short. Photo © ChessDom http://euro2011.chessdom.com/

Hosts Greece were significantly out-rated on every board against England but handed out a 2.5-1.5 defeat and moved second. Michael Adams couldn't make anything of a favourable position against Hristos Banikas. Nigel Short rather got thumped by Dimitrios Mastrovasilis who got a very favourable Caro-Kann and then found a lovely snap mate to finish things off. David Howell was really rather outplayed in a heavy piece endgame by Ioannis Papaioannou having never been better with white. Gawain Jones gradually outplayed Stelios Halkias with black.

Nigel Short

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Dimitrios Mastovasilis

Position after 24...Qc7. White to play and hurt.

25. Bf8 Qxc4 26. Bg7# 1-0

Loek van Wely and Anish Giri.

Loek van Wely and Anish Giri. Photo © ChessDom http://euro2011.chessdom.com/

Germany drew with Israel. Spain edged past Serbia with the soon to depart Alexei Shirov winning on board 2. Romania went top after they defeated Turkey 3-1. Netherlands beat Sweden 2.5-1.5.

18th European Team Porto Carras GRE Thu 3rd Nov 2011 - Fri 11th Nov 2011
Leading Round 2 (of 9) Standings:
RkSNoTeamGames + = - TB1 TB2 TB3
117Romania220047.04.0
219Greece220046.54.0
31Russia220046.09.5
43Azerbaijan220045.59.5
513Spain220045.08.0
614Poland211036.04.5
72Ukraine211035.58.0
86France211035.56.0
910Germany211035.08.5
105Hungary211035.08.0
1116Croatia211035.08.0
1211Israel211035.07.5
137Bulgaria211034.59.0
149Netherlands211034.55.5
1520Moldova210125.56.0
1618Serbia210125.55.0
1715Georgia210125.53.5
1822Italy210125.06.0
194Armenia210124.57.0
2027Latvia210124.55.5
218England210124.011.0
2212Czech Republic210124.08.5
2334Turkey210123.512.5
2421Slovenia210123.58.0
2529Montenegro210123.57.5
2625Sweden201113.510.0
2726Switzerland201113.57.0
2824Denmark201113.08.0
2935Scotland201113.08.0
3033Lithuania201112.511.5
3131Norway201112.57.5
3228Finland201112.010.5
3332Iceland200202.58.5
3430FYROM200202.58.5
3523Austria200201.59.0
3636Wales200200.512.0
3738Cyprus200200.012.0
3837Luxembourg200200.011.0
18th European Team Porto Carras GRE Thu 3rd Nov 2011 - Fri 11th Nov 2011
Leading Round 2 (of 9) Results:
Round 2 on 2011/11/04 at 15:00
Bo.12Czech RepublicRtg-1RussiaRtg½ :3½
1.1GMNavara David2724-GMSvidler Peter27550 - 1
1.2GMLaznicka Viktor2703-GMGrischuk Alexander27520 - 1
1.3GMHracek Zbynek2628-GMKarjakin Sergey2763½ - ½
1.4GMStocek Jiri2600-GMNepomniachtchi Ian27300 - 1
Bo.2UkraineRtg-7BulgariaRtg2 : 2
2.1GMIvanchuk Vassily2775-GMTopalov Veselin2768½ - ½
2.2GMPonomariov Ruslan2723-GMCheparinov Ivan2650½ - ½
2.3GMMoiseenko Alexander2715-GMDelchev Aleksander2629½ - ½
2.4GMEfimenko Zahar2702-GMGeorgiev Kiril2666½ - ½
Bo.4ArmeniaRtg-3AzerbaijanRtg1 : 3
3.1GMAronian Levon2802-GMRadjabov Teimour2781½ - ½
3.2GMMovsesian Sergei2710-GMGashimov Vugar27570 - 1
3.3GMAkopian Vladimir2681-GMMamedyarov Shakhriyar2733½ - ½
3.4GMSargissian Gabriel2671-GMGuseinov Gadir26360 - 1
Bo.16CroatiaRtg-5HungaryRtg2 : 2
4.1GMStevic Hrvoje2612-GMLeko Peter2720½ - ½
4.2GMSaric Ivan2648-GMAlmasi Zoltan2707½ - ½
4.3GMPalac Mladen2580-GMBalogh Csaba2662½ - ½
4.4GMBrkic Ante2605-GMGyimesi Zoltan2652½ - ½
Bo.8EnglandRtg-19GreeceRtg1½:2½
5.1GMAdams Michael2734-GMBanikas Hristos2620½ - ½
5.2GMShort Nigel D2698-GMMastrovasilis Dimitrios26210 - 1
5.3GMHowell David W L2633-GMPapaioannou Ioannis26000 - 1
5.4GMJones Gawain C B2635-GMHalkias Stelios25931 - 0
Bo.10GermanyRtg-11IsraelRtg2 : 2
6.1GMNaiditsch Arkadij2712-GMRodshtein Maxim2645½ - ½
6.2GMMeier Georg2659-GMSutovsky Emil2696½ - ½
6.3GMFridman Daniel2661-GMSmirin Ilia2670½ - ½
6.4GMBuhmann Rainer2612-GMPostny Evgeny2640½ - ½
Bo.18SerbiaRtg-13SpainRtg1½:2½
7.1GMIvanisevic Ivan2636-GMVallejo Pons Francisco2705½ - ½
7.2GMSolak Dragan2629-GMShirov Alexei27050 - 1
7.3GMDamljanovic Branko2597-GMSalgado Lopez Ivan2621½ - ½
7.4GMPerunovic Milos2576-GMArizmendi Martinez Julen Luis2568½ - ½
Bo.34TurkeyRtg-17RomaniaRtg1 : 3
8.1IMYilmaz Mustafa2515-GMLupulescu Constantin26571 - 0
8.2GMCan Emre2465-GMParligras Mircea-Emilian26500 - 1
8.3IMFirat Burak2393-GMVajda Levente25840 - 1
8.4CMSanal Vahap2275-GMMarin Mihail25340 - 1
Bo.6FranceRtg-33LithuaniaRtg3½: ½
9.1GMBacrot Etienne2714-GMSulskis Sarunas2577½ - ½
9.2GMFressinet Laurent2700-IMZagorskis Darius24971 - 0
9.3GMIstratescu Andrei2627-IMLabeckas Kestutis24101 - 0
9.4GMBauer Christian2641-Klabis Rokas21001 - 0
Bo.25SwedenRtg-9NetherlandsRtg1½:2½
10.1GMTikkanen Hans2586-GMGiri Anish27140 - 1
10.2GMGrandelius Nils2543-GMVan Wely Loek2686½ - ½
10.3GMCarlsson Pontus2502-GMSokolov Ivan26461 - 0
10.4GMBrynell Stellan2486-GMStellwagen Daniel26270 - 1
Bo.14PolandRtg-28FinlandRtg4 : 0
11.1GMWojtaszek Radoslaw2705-GMNyback Tomi26311 - 0
11.2GMSocko Bartosz2635-IMSammalvuo Tapani24921 - 0
11.3GMBartel Mateusz2653-IMAgopov Mikael24501 - 0
11.4GMMiton Kamil2622-IMKarttunen Mika24341 - 0
Bo.38CyprusRtg-15GeorgiaRtg0 : 4
12.1Bryan-Vissi Mark1808-GMJobava Baadur26780 - 1
12.2Aristotelous Vassilis1921-GMPantsulaia Levan25880 - 1
12.3Boulos Vrachimis0-GMMchedlishvili Mikheil26360 - 1
12.4Constantinou Pavlos2068-GMGagunashvili Merab25770 - 1
Bo.20MoldovaRtg-37LuxembourgRtg4 : 0
13.1GMBologan Viktor2665-Jeitz Christian21711 - 0
13.2GMIordachescu Viorel2648-Schartz Alain21601 - 0
13.3GMSvetushkin Dmitry2621-FMMossong Hubert21191 - 0
13.4IMHamitevici Vladimir2428-WIMSteil-Antoni Fiona21041 - 0
Bo.32IcelandRtg-21SloveniaRtg1 : 3
14.1GMDanielsen Henrik2542-GMBeliavsky Alexander G26170 - 1
14.2FMGretarsson Hjorvar Steinn2452-GMLenic Luka26340 - 1
14.3IMThorfinnsson Bragi2421-GMBorisek Jure2541½ - ½
14.4IMThorfinnsson Bjorn2402-IMSebenik Matej2518½ - ½
Bo.22ItalyRtg-36WalesRtg3½: ½
15.1GMCaruana Fabiano2727-FMWilliams A Howard23531 - 0
15.2IMDvirnyy Daniyyl2475-Kett Tim2184½ - ½
15.3GMBrunello Sabino2575-Pleasants Allan J20891 - 0
15.4IMRombaldoni Axel2459-Young Alan20421 - 0
Bo.23AustriaRtg-27LatviaRtg1 : 3
16.1GMRagger Markus2662-GMMiezis Normunds2547½ - ½
16.2GMKindermann Stefan2519-GMSveshnikov Evgeny2514½ - ½
16.3GMShengelia David2551-IMNeiksans Arturs25020 - 1
16.4IMKreisl Robert2415-GMStarostits Ilmars24560 - 1
Bo.24DenmarkRtg-35ScotlandRtg1½:1½
17.1GMHansen Sune Berg2566-FMTate Alan2334½ - ½
17.2GMRasmussen Allan Stig2541-FMMorrison Graham23390 - 1
17.3GMAagaard Jacob2522-IMMuir Andrew J23111 - 0
17.4IMGlud Jakob Vang2497-Mitchell Martin2215
Bo.26SwitzerlandRtg-31NorwayRtg2 : 2
18.1GMPelletier Yannick2581-GMLie Kjetil A2560½ - ½
18.2GMKorchnoi Viktor2567-IMElsness Frode2506½ - ½
18.3GMGallagher Joseph G2500-GMJohannessen Leif Erlend2515½ - ½
18.4IMForster Richard2458-IMGetz Nicolai2369½ - ½
Bo.30FYROMRtg-29MontenegroRtg1½:2½
19.1GMGeorgiev Vladimir2553-GMDjukic Nikola2493½ - ½
19.2IMColovic Aleksandar2451-GMBlagojevic Dragisa2514½ - ½
19.3IMPancevski Filip2442-GMKosic Dragan25020 - 1
19.4GMStanojoski Zvonko2470-IMKalezic Blazo2461½ - ½
18th European Team w Porto Carras GRE Thu 3rd Nov 2011 - Fri 11th Nov 2011
Leading Round 2 (of 9) Standings:
RkSNoTeamGames + = - TB1 TB2 TB3
114Serbia220047.53.0
21Russia220046.07.5
32Ukraine220045.58.5
49Romania220045.57.0
53Georgia220045.08.0
67Germany211035.56.0
713Netherlands211034.59.5
818Czech Republic211034.59.0
94Armenia211034.57.0
1011Slovenia210125.53.0
1112France210124.58.5
1210Spain210124.58.0
135Poland210124.57.5
1416Greece210124.57.0
1515Israel210124.08.0
168Bulgaria210124.07.5
1727Turkey210124.07.0
186Hungary210123.59.0
1924Montenegro210123.57.5
2025Switzerland210123.013.0
2117Azerbaijan201113.58.0
2226Lithuania201113.08.0
2320Latvia200203.07.0
2423Italy200202.59.5
2519Croatia200202.59.0
2622England200202.08.0
2721Austria200201.510.0
2828Norway200200.013.0
18th European Team w Porto Carras GRE Thu 3rd Nov 2011 - Fri 11th Nov 2011
Leading Round 2 (of 9) Results:
Round 2 on 2011/11/04 at 15:00
Bo.6HungaryRtg-1RussiaRtg1 : 3
1.1GMHoang Thanh Trang2446-GMKosintseva Nadezhda2546½ - ½
1.2WGMRudolf Anna2347-GMKosintseva Tatiana25260 - 1
1.3WGMGara Ticia2375-IMGunina Valentina2514½ - ½
1.4IMGara Anita2340-GMKosteniuk Alexandra24390 - 1
Bo.8BulgariaRtg-2UkraineRtg1 : 3
2.1GMStefanova Antoaneta2531-GMLahno Kateryna25490 - 1
2.2WGMVidenova Iva2297-GMZhukova Natalia2427½ - ½
2.3WGMDjingarova Emilia2309-IMUshenina Anna24630 - 1
2.4WGMNikolova Adriana2286-IMMuzychuk Mariya2460½ - ½
Bo.3GeorgiaRtg-5PolandRtg2½:1½
3.1GMDzagnidze Nana2516-GMSocko Monika2479½ - ½
3.2IMJavakhishvili Lela2475-WGMZawadzka Jolanta23261 - 0
3.3WGMPaikidze Nazi2422-WGMSzczepkowska-Horowska Karina23790 - 1
3.4IMKhurtsidze Nino2440-WIMToma Katarzyna22971 - 0
Bo.13NetherlandsRtg-7GermanyRtg2 : 2
4.1GMPeng Zhaoqin2379-IMPaehtz Elisabeth24571 - 0
4.2WIMSchut Lisa2284-WGMMichna Marta23820 - 1
4.3WIMBensdorp Marlies2242-WIMOhme Melanie23610 - 1
4.4WIMHaast Anne2268-WGMLevushkina Elena23071 - 0
Bo.12FranceRtg-9RomaniaRtg1½:2½
5.1IMMilliet Sophie2386-IMFoisor Cristina-Adela24181 - 0
5.2WGMGuichard Pauline2305-WGML'ami Alina23640 - 1
5.3IMCollas Silvia2287-WGMCosma Elena-Luminita2335½ - ½
5.4WGMLeconte Maria2282-WIMBulmaga Irina23340 - 1
Bo.14SerbiaRtg-25SwitzerlandRtg3½: ½
6.1IMBojkovic Natasa2396-WIMSeps Monika21981 - 0
6.2WGMChelushkina Irina2276-WIMHeinatz Dr Gundula22051 - 0
6.3WGMStojanovic Andjelija2280-De Seroux Camille20561 - 0
6.4WIMEric Jovana2236-Stoeri Laura1939½ - ½
Bo.10SpainRtg-18Czech RepublicRtg1½:2½
7.1IMAlexandrova Olga2423-WGMNemcova Katerina22760 - 1
7.2WGMVega Gutierrez Sabrina2327-WIMHavlikova Kristyna2285½ - ½
7.3WGMCalzetta Ruiz Monica2301-WIMOlsarova Tereza2232½ - ½
7.4WIMHernandez Estevez Yudania2284-WIMOlsarova Karolina2167½ - ½
Bo.4ArmeniaRtg-19CroatiaRtg2½:1½
8.1GMDanielian Elina2507-WGMGolubenko Valentina22931 - 0
8.2IMMkrtchian Lilit2469-WIMFranciskovic Borka2280½ - ½
8.3IMGalojan Lilit2383-WGMMedic Mirjana2236½ - ½
8.4WGMKursova Maria2315-WIMSaric Kristina2255½ - ½
Bo.28NorwayRtg-11SloveniaRtg0 : 4
9.1WFMJohnsen Sylvia2028-IMMuzychuk Anna25570 - 1
9.2Reppen Ellisiv1949-WGMKrivec Jana22910 - 1
9.3Carlsen Ellen Oen1931-WGMSrebrnic Ana22190 - 1
9.4Hansen Erle Andrea Marki1762-WIMRozic Vesna22630 - 1
Bo.15IsraelRtg-22EnglandRtg3 : 1
10.1IMKlinova Masha2316-IMHouska Jovanka2415½ - ½
10.2WIMPorat Maya2299-IMCiuksyte Dagne2327½ - ½
10.3WIMEfroimski Marsel2230-WFMYurenok Maria S21061 - 0
10.4WIMVasiliev Olga2305-WFMBhatia Kanwal K20871 - 0
Bo.21AustriaRtg-16GreeceRtg1 : 3
11.1WFMExler Veronika2124-IMDembo Yelena24680 - 1
11.2WIMKopinits Anna-Christina2276-WGMBotsari Anna-Maria23130 - 1
11.3WFMNewrkla Katharina2131-WGMMakropoulou Marina22011 - 0
11.4WFMNovkovic Julia2089-WIMPavlidou Ekaterini21760 - 1
Bo.17AzerbaijanRtg-26LithuaniaRtg2 : 2
12.1WGMMamedjarova Zeinab2314-WGMDaulyte Deimante22381 - 0
12.2WIMMammadova Gulnar2290-WIMZaksaite Salomeja22000 - 1
12.3WGMMamedjarova Turkan2277-Batkovskyte Dominyka21020 - 1
12.4WIMUmudova Nargiz2210-Vanagaite Giedre19581 - 0
Bo.24MontenegroRtg-20LatviaRtg2½:1½
13.1WGMVojinovic Jovana2346-WGMReizniece-Ozola Dana22811 - 0
13.2WFMMilovic Aleksandra2171-WGMBerzina Ilze2320½ - ½
13.3WFMStojanovic Marija R2095-WGMErneste Inguna2218½ - ½
13.4Blagojevic Tijana1925-WFMUngure Liga2066½ - ½
Bo.27TurkeyRtg-23ItalyRtg2½:1½
14.1WIMYildiz Betul Cemre2301-IMSedina Elena23431 - 0
14.2WIMOzturk Kubra2239-IMZimina Olga23381 - 0
14.3WCMKaya Emel2005-WIMBrunello Marina22210 - 1
14.4Cemhan Kardelen1881-Panella Fiammetta2014½ - ½

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