European Club Cup 2010

European Club Cup 2010

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The 2010 European Club Cup is underway in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.  The team competition runs from 17-23 October and features more than 20 players rated above 2700 Elo, with the top rated participant being current world #3, Lev Aronian.

More than 50 men's teams and over 20 women's teams are competing, and although the clubs must be affiliated to the European Chess Union to take part, their members can be drawn from anywhere in the world - Gata Kamsky is playing, for example.

Team SOCAR Azerbaijan are the rating favourites (Mamedyarov, Grischuk, Shirov, Radjabov, Vachier-Lagrave, Kasimdzhanov, Mamedov, Safarli).  A list of all the teams and their players can be found here.

A women's team competition will also take place, alongside the main event.  All games start at 15:00 local time in Plovidv, Bulgaria. More information and live game coverage can be found at the official website.

Silvio Danailov (ECU President) and Kirsan Illyumzhinov (FIDE President) at the opening ceremony


The top players:

Aronian Levon ARM 2783
Eljanov Pavel UKR 2761
Grischuk Alexander RUS 2760
Mamedyarov Shakhriyar AZE 2756
Ivanchuk Vassily UKR 2754
Gelfand Boris ISR 2751
Shirov Alexei ESP 2749
Radjabov Teimour AZE 2748
Karjakin Sergey RUS 2747
Wang Yue CHN 2732
Svidler Peter RUS 2731
Adams Michael ENG 2728
Jakovenko Dmitry RUS 2726
Malakhov Vladimir RUS 2725
Wang Hao CHN 2724
Movsesian Sergei SVK 2723
Vachier-Lagrave Maxime FRA 2721
Fressinet Laurent FRA 2718
Jobava Baadur GEO 2710
Vitiugov Nikita RUS 2709
Nepomniachtchi Ian RUS 2706
Kamsky Gata USA 2705
Tomashevsky Evgeny RUS 2701
Caruana Fabiano ITA 2700


Picture from the ECC2010 website gallery

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