Russia Win European Seniors Championships

Russia Win European Seniors Championships

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Apr 6, 2012, 1:14 AM |
8 | Chess Event Coverage

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The 2012 European Senior Teams Chess Championship were held from 26 March to 5 April in  Rogaska Slatina, Slovenia.

The competition attracted 46 teams from around Europe, with teams representing national federations or a regional structure of a national federation.

Each team consisted of four players, with a board 4 reserve allowed. According to the rules 'Senior' means men who will be at least 60 by the end of 2012 (50 for women).

The Championship was a 9 rounds team Swiss with a time control of 40 moves in 90 minutes, then 30 minutes to a finish with a 30 second increment.

The winning Russia 1 team was:

 Name Elo
1 GM  Vasiukov, Evgeni  2455
2 IM  Shvedchikov, Anatoli I  2405
3 IM  Mishuchkov, Nikolai M  2431
4 GM  Pushkov, Nikolai  2390
5 GM  Chernikov, Oleg L 2415


he prize for the best performance on board 1 went to the indefatigable 81-year old Viktor Korchnoi who achieved a 7½/9 personal score.

The impressive venue in Rogaska Slatina...

Euro senior champs venue 2012.jpg



...and the grand playing hall inside

Euro senior champs venue 2012 hall.jpg



Russia 1 drew 2-2 with Italy in round three

Euro senior champs 2012 Round 3 Russia-Italy.jpg


Viktor Korchnoi defeated Wolfgang Uhlmann in round six

Euro Seniors 2012 Korchnoi - Ulhmann.png



The full results:

 Team W D L MP BP TB
1  RUSSIA 1 6 3 0 15 25.0 185.0
2  RUSSIA - St. Petersburg 6 3 0 15 22.5 184.0
3  MONTENEGRO 5 4 0 14 23.0 186.5
4  SWITZERLAND 5 2 2 12 22.0 187.5
5  ITALY 1 5 2 2 12 21.0 189.0
6  DENMARK 1 5 2 2 12 20.5 173.0
7  GERMANY - Hessen 5 1 3 11 21.5 166.5
8  SPAIN - Catalonia 5 1 3 11 21.5 163.0
9  RUSSIA 2 5 1 3 11 20.5 174.5
10  FINLAND 1 3 5 1 11 20.5 167.5
11  SWEDEN 1 5 1 3 11 19.5 170.0
12  AUSTRIA - Steiermark 1 5 1 3 11 19.5 166.0
13  AUSTRIA - Wien 1 4 3 2 11 19.0 185.0
14  ENGLAND 1 5 1 3 11 19.0 171.5
15  NORWAY 1 4 3 2 11 18.5 184.0
16  AUSTRIA 1 4 2 3 10 20.5 156.0
17  GERMANY 1 5 0 4 10 19.5 187.0
18  BELGIUM 4 2 3 10 19.0 161.5
19  ENGLAND 2 4 2 3 10 19.0 152.5
20  GERMANY - CC Oberursel 4 2 3 10 19.0 152.5
21  NETHERLANDS - VAS 3 3 3 9 20.5 160.0
22  TURKEY 4 1 4 9 19.0 161.0
23  AUSTRIA - Niederosterreich 4 1 4 9 18.5 171.0
24  WALES 4 1 4 9 18.0 168.0
25  DENMARK 2 3 3 3 9 17.5 163.0
26  SLOVENIA - Celje Sentjur 4 1 4 9 17.5 154.5
27  SCOTLAND 1 4 0 5 8 18.0 166.0
28  NORWAY 5 - Blinder Oldtimers 3 2 4 8 18.0 143.0
29  AUSTRIA - Wien 2 4 0 5 8 17.5 158.0
30  NORWAY 2 4 0 5 8 17.5 151.0
31  SWEDEN 4 4 0 5 8 17.5 141.5
32  NETHERLANDS - Oranje 3 2 4 8 16.5 164.5
33  SWEDEN 2 3 2 4 8 15.5 165.5
34  GERMANY - Mattadore Rheinland 3 2 4 8 15.5 165.5
35  ENGLAND 3 2 3 4 7 17.5 140.0
36  SWEDEN 3 2 3 4 7 16.0 134.5
37  GERMANY - Freibauer Niedersachsen 3 1 5 7 14.5 141.0
38  NETHERLANDS - Discendo Discimus 2 2 5 6 15.0 172.5
39  FINLAND - Turku 3 0 6 6 14.5 144.5
40  GERMANY - Sachsen Anhalt 2 2 5 6 14.0 157.5
41  SCOTLAND 2 2 2 5 6 14.0 146.0
42  FINLAND 2 2 2 5 6 13.5 153.0
43  GERMANY - Siftung BSW/DBAG 0 5 4 5 15.0 144.5
44  NORWAY 4 2 1 6 5 13.0 139.5
45  NORWAY 3 2 1 6 5 12.5 143.5
46  FINLAND - Helsinki 0 1 8 1 11.0 140.5


Pictures from the official website.

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