Economist wins five in Plovdiv

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Economist wins five in PlovdivDefending champion Economist I from Russia is the only team left with a 100% score at the European Club Cup in Plovdiv. Today a crucial encounter against Mika Yerevan is scheduled. In the women section AVS from Russia leads with 8/5.

General info

The European Club Cup for Men and Women takes place October 16-24 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Both the Open and the Women section play seven rounds (Swiss) at 15:00 local time (14:00 CET).

Rounds 3-5

So far Economist-SGSEU 1 is doing great in defending their title. The team with Eljanov, Tomashevsky, Alekseev, Andreikin, Moiseenko, Ni Hua and Roiz defeated LSG from the Netherlands, Solingen from Germany, Ashdod from Israel, their compatriots ShSM 64 and SOCAR from Azerbaijan.

In yesterday's match Pavel Eljanov, the reigning World Junior Champion Dmitry Andreikin, and Alexander Moiseenko netted full points for Economists, while Alexander Grischuk won for SOCAR.

The 12th-seed G-Team Novy Bor remains in the top ranks, on the shared third place, after resisting the Armenian flagship Mika. The teams exchanged one victory each, and the other four games were drawn, for the final score of 3-3.

Top round six pairings are Economist-SGSEU 1 vs Mika Yerevan (with Eljanov-Aronian on one), SOCAR Azerbaijan vs St.Petersburg Chess Club (board one Mamedyarov-Ivanchuk), ShSM 64 Moscow vs A DAN DZO & PGMB Chernigiv (Gelfand-Jobava).

The tournament is also interesting on an individual level, since the situation at the top of the live rating list has become very tense. For example Levon Aronian, who passed the 2800 barrier, could have become the world's number one if he had beaten Viktor Laznicka yesterday...

In the women section AVS (Stefanova, Lahno, Pogonina, M. Muzychuk and Savin) leads with three victories and two draws. Yesterday they tied 2-2 against Mika Yerevan. This was sufficient for the Russians to take the sole lead, as Samaia Tbilisi suffered a devastating 0.5-3.5 loss at the hands of St.Petersburg Chess Club.

Cercle d’Echecs de Monte Carlo joined the group of teams on the shared second place, only one point behind the leader, after taking a clear 3-1 victory versus BAS. Humpy Koneru and Anna Muzychuk playing with the white pieces were too much for the Belgrade team to withstand.

European Club Cup 2010 | Open | Round 5 Standings
European Club Cup 2010 | Round 5 Standings


European Club Cup 2010 | Women | Round 5 Standings
European Club Cup 2010 | Round 5 Standings


Selection of games rounds 3-5

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The playing hall in Plovdiv, Bulgaria

The playing hall in Plovdiv, Bulgaria



Alexei Shirov and Alexander Grischuk play for SOCAR (Azerbaijan)...

Alexei Shirov and Alexander Grischuk play for SOCAR (Azerbaijan)...



...just like Azeris Teimour Radjabov and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov of course

...just like Azeris Teimour Radjabov and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov of course



Vassily Ivanchuk and Peter Svidler, the top boards of St.Petersburg Chess Club

Vassily Ivanchuk and Peter Svidler, the top boards of St.Petersburg Chess Club



OSG Baden-Baden with Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu, Arkadij Naiditsch, Peter Heine Nielsen and Jan Gustafsson

OSG Baden-Baden with Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu, Arkadij Naiditsch, Peter Heine Nielsen and Jan Gustafsson



Levon Aronian, top board for Mika Yerevan, is currently only one rating point behind Anand in the live rating list, and only two behind Carlsen, the new leader - see the right column

Levon Aronian, top board for Mika Yerevan, is currently only one rating point behind Anand in the live rating list, and only two behind Carlsen, the new leader - see the right column



Naiden Voinov vs  Baden-Baden with on board 1 Cheparinov vs Michael Adams

Naiden Voinov vs Baden-Baden with on board 1 Cheparinov vs Michael Adams



Ian Nepomniachtchi plays for Ural (Russia)

Ian Nepomniachtchi plays for Ural (Russia)



Boris Gelfand and Sergey Karjakin, top boards for ShSM-64 (Moscow)

Boris Gelfand and Sergey Karjakin, top boards for ShSM-64 (Moscow)



Antoaneta Stefanova and Kateryna Lahno doing well for AVS (Russia)

Antoaneta Stefanova and Kateryna Lahno doing well for AVS (Russia)



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Hou Yifan is board two for Cercle d'Echecs de Monte Carlo, next to Humpy Koneru



Kateryna Lahno and Natalija Pogonina who is on the same team

Kateryna Lahno and Natalija Pogonina who is on the same team



Photos © Vladimir Jagr courtesy of the Official website



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