SOCAR Azerbaijan Win The European Club Cup

SOCAR Azerbaijan Win The European Club Cup

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Socar Azerbaijan completed a remarkable comeback to win the 2012 European Cup! 

After losing in the first round to Ashdod, SOCAR Azerbaijan had an uphill task, but they won all six of their remaining matches to take the team Gold Medal (previous report here).

Alexander Grischuk won the single decisive game for SOCAR Azerbaijan in their crucial penultimate round showdown with Saint Petersburg to earn a 3½-2½ victory.

In the final round SOCAR Azerbaijan crushed Tomsk-400 by a score of 5-1 to narrowly take first place by a superior Sonneborn-Berger tie-break score.

The winning team for SOCAR Azerbaijan were:

Name Fed Elo
Radjabov Teimour  AZE 2792
Mamedyarov Shakhriyar  AZE 2748
Topalov Veselin  BUL 2751
Grischuk Alexander  RUS 2752
Kamsky Gata  USA 2755
Sutovsky Emil  ISR 2685
Safarli Eltaj  AZE 2616
Guseinov Gadir  AZE 2608

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The winning SOCAR Azerbaijan team

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The top finishers in the 2012 European Club Cup

# Team W D L MP S-B
1 SOCAR Azerbaijan 6 0 1 12 673.8
2 Saint-Petersburg Chess Fed 6 0 1 12 665.5
3 SHSM-64 5 1 1 11 590.5
4 Economist-SGSEU Saratov 5 0 2 10 653.0
5 Ugra 5 0 2 10 607.3
6 Ashdod 5 0 2 10 595.8
7 Tomsk-400 5 0 2 10 572.5
8 OSG Baden-Baden e.V. 4 1 2 9 571.3
9 Siroki Brijeg 4 1 2 9 478.3
10 G-Team Novy Bor 4 0 3 8 553.5

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St. Petersburg (left) lost to SOCAR Azerbaijan in round 6

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In the separate women's competition, Cercle d'Echecs de Monte-Carlo dominated the event by winning all their matches.  Not a surprising result since they were led by Hou Yifan, Koneru Humpy and Anna Muzychuk.  Also in the team were Pia Cramling and team captain Almira Skripchenko.

The winning Cercle d'Echecs de Monte-Carlo team

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The final standings in the Women's Competition

# Team W D L MP S-B
1 Cercle d'Echecs de Monte-Carlo 7 0 0 14 261.0
2 Mika 5 0 2 10 225.0
3 Ugra 4 1 2 9 184.3
4 SHSM-Nashe Nasledie 3 2 2 8 196.0
5 AVS 3 1 3 7 199.8
6 Ashdod 2 1 4 5 91.0
7 Chigorin Club 1 1 5 3 101.3
8 Rishon Le-Zion 0 0 7 0 52.3

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Photos by Anastasia Karlovich at the official website. Games via TWIC. Full results available at the Chess-results website.

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