2012 European Chess Club Cup

2012 European Chess Club Cup

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The 28th European Chess Club Cup is underway in Eilat, Israel. The competition will run from 11-17 October and features the top European clubs with very strong players representing them. 

Top seeds SOCAR Azerbaijan will face still competition from SHSM-64, Economist-SGSEU Saratov and Saint-Petersburg.

The championship is played as a 7-round Swiss, and the time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves, then 30 minutes to a finish with an increment of 30 seconds per move from the start.

Draw offers are not allowed until after the time control at move 40.

Games start at 15:00 (13:00 UTC) local time except the final round which starts at 10:30.

The official website is here, and the live games page is here.

The top 20 rated players taking part are:

Name Fed Elo Team
Radjabov Teimour  AZE 2792 SOCAR Azerbaijan
Nakamura Hikaru  USA 2786 Obiettive Risarcimento
Ivanchuk Vassily  UKR 2771 Ashdod
Morozevich Alexander  RUS 2758 Economist-SGSEU Saratov
Kamsky Gata  USA 2755 SOCAR Azerbaijan
Grischuk Alexander  RUS 2752 SOCAR Azerbaijan
Topalov Veselin  BUL 2751 SOCAR Azerbaijan
Mamedyarov Shakhriyar  AZE 2748 SOCAR Azerbaijan
Wang Hao  CHN 2748 SHSM-64
Svidler Peter  RUS 2747 Saint-Petersburg 
Gelfand Boris  ISR 2736 SHSM-64
Ponomariov Ruslan  UKR 2735 Tomsk-400
Dominguez Perez Leinier  CUB 2734 Saint-Petersburg
Leko Peter  HUN 2734 SHSM-64
Wojtaszek Radoslaw  POL 2733 G-Team Novy Bor
Jakovenko Dmitry  RUS 2732 Ugra
Giri Anish  NED 2730 SHSM-64
Volokitin Andrei  UKR 2724 Ashdod
Navara David  CZE 2722 G-Team Novy Bor
Adams Michael  ENG 2720 OSG Baden-Baden e.V.

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The 17th Women's European Chess Club Cup also takes place alongside the main event.

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