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Germany Win 2011 European Team Champs

  • SonofPearl
  • on 11/11/11, 11:30 AM.

euro2011-logo-180x180.jpgTenth seeds Germany have won the 2011 European Team Chess Championship after beating Armenia 2½-1½ in a last-round showdown.

Germany's games with the white pieces on boards 1 and 3 ended in short draws, leaving all the action on boards 2 and 4.

Georg Meier won an excellent game against Sergey Movsesian on board 2, and Jan Gustafsson held on for a draw against Gabriel Sargassian in a nailbiting climax on board 4 to secure the gold medal for Germany.

Azerbaijan beat Romania 3-1 to claim the silver medal, while Hungary came from nowhere to thrash one-time leaders Bulgaria 4-0 to overtake unlucky Armenia in the standings and claim the bronze medal.

Naiditsch, Meier, Fridman and Gustafsson won the gold medal for Germany (left of picture)

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Germany's match results during the tournament were:

Round Result/Opponent/(Seed)/Score
1 Beat Montenegro (29) 3-1
2 Drew Israel (11) 2-2
3 Beat Hungary (5) 2½-1½  
4 Beat Ukraine (2) 3½-½  
5 Lost to Bulgaria (7) 3-1
6 Beat Italy (22) 3-1
7 Beat Romania (17) 2½-1½ 
8 Beat Azerbaijan (3) 2½-1½
9 Beat Armenia (4) 2½-1½ 

 

Gashimov (centre) and Mamedyarov (right) both won against Romania to claim silver for Azerbaijan

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Hungary (left) thumped Bulgaria 4-0 to claim an unexpected bronze medal

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The final standings:

Rk. SNo Team W D L MP BP
1 10 Germany 7 1 1 15 22.5
2 3 Azerbaijan 6 2 1 14 23.0
3 5 Hungary 5 3 1 13 23.0
4 4 Armenia 6 1 2 13 22.5
5 1 Russia 6 1 2 13 21.5
6 9 Netherlands 5 2 2 12 19.0
7 7 Bulgaria 5 2 2 12 18.5
8 14 Poland 4 3 2 11 22.0
9 17 Romania 5 1 3 11 20.0
10 13 Spain 5 1 3 11 19.5
11 22 Italy 5 1 3 11 19.0
12 18 Serbia 5 0 4 10 22.0
13 15 Georgia 4 2 3 10 22.0
14 11 Israel 4 2 3 10 20.0
15 2 Ukraine 4 2 3 10 19.0
16 12 Czech Rep. 3 4 2 10 18.5
17 21 Slovenia 4 2 3 10 17.5
18 20 Moldova 4 1 4 9 20.5
19 6 France 3 3 3 9 19.0
20 19 Greece 4 1 4 9 19.0
21 16 Croatia 3 3 3 9 17.0
22 8 England 3 2 4 8 18.5
23 26 Switzerland 3 2 4 8 18.5
24 27 Latvia 3 2 4 8 18.0
25 29 Montenegro 3 2 4 8 18.0
26 32 Iceland 4 0 5 8 18.0
27 25 Sweden 3 2 4 8 17.5
28 24 Denmark 3 2 4 8 17.0
29 31 Norway 3 2 4 8 15.5
30 30 FYROM 3 1 5 7 18.5
31 28 Finland 3 1 5 7 17.0
32 23 Austria 2 3 4 7 16.5
33 33 Lithuania 2 3 4 7 16.0
34 34 Turkey 3 0 6 6 16.0
35 35 Scotland 2 1 6 5 13.5
36 37 Luxembourg 1 2 6 4 9.5
37 36 Wales 0 2 7 2 5.5
38 38 Cyprus 0 1 8 1 5.5

 

As expected, the Russian women's team completed an excellent tournament with a 3-1 victory in the final round to claim the gold medal. Poland took the silver medal, and Georgia pipped Ukraine to the bronze.

The gold medal winning Russian women

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The women's final standings:

Rk. SNo Team W D L MP BP
1 1 Russia 8 1 0 17 25.5
2 5 Poland 6 2 1 14 23.0
3 3 Georgia 7 0 2 14 22.5
4 2 Ukraine 6 0 3 12 21.5
5 12 France 6 0 3 12 21.0
6 8 Bulgaria 5 1 3 11 19.5
7 4 Armenia 4 3 2 11 19.0
8 7 Germany 4 2 3 10 20.5
9 15 Israel 4 2 3 10 19.0
10 11 Slovenia 4 2 3 10 19.0
11 10 Spain 4 1 4 9 19.5
12 18 Czech Rep. 3 3 3 9 18.0
13 13 Netherlands 3 3 3 9 18.0
14 21 Austria 4 1 4 9 17.5
15 6 Hungary 3 3 3 9 17.0
16 19 Croatia 4 1 4 9 17.0
17 9 Romania 4 1 4 9 16.5
18 14 Serbia 3 2 4 8 19.5
19 23 Italy 3 2 4 8 18.0
20 17 Azerbaijan 3 2 4 8 17.5
21 16 Greece 2 4 3 8 17.0
22 27 Turkey 3 1 5 7 17.0
23 22 England 3 1 5 7 17.0
24 26 Lithuania 1 4 4 6 15.5
25 25 Switzerland 2 2 5 6 14.0
26 20 Latvia 2 1 6 5 17.0
27 24 Montenegro 2 1 6 5 13.5
28 28 Norway 0 0 9 0 4.0

 

Pictures from the official website.

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