Six teams still on 100% in Ohrid

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ecc09Three of the seven rounds have been played at the European Club Cup in Ohrid, Macedonia and in the open section there are six teams left with a perfect score. In the women section, Samaia Tbilisi is the sole leader with 5 board points.

The 25th European Club Cup and the 14th European Club Cup for Women take place October 3-11 in Ohrid, Macedonia. The time control is 90 min. for 40 moves + 30 min. & 30 sec. increment. The winning open team receives € 11,000; the best women team € 3,750. The best individual player gets € 700; the best female player € 250.

Round 3

The reigning European Champion Ural Svedrdlovskaya (Russia) dropped their first match point yesterday against the Ukrainians with the cryptic, and surely sponsored name A DAN DZO & PGMB. Four of the games in this match ended in a draw, but Ural's Alexei Shirov lost to Yuri Drozdovskij. It was Evgeny Bareev's experience that prevented a complete failure - he beat Yaroslav Zinchenko.

Eternal German champion OSC Baden-Baden, currently first on board points, crushed SK Slovan Bratislava but Ljubomir Ftacnik saved the Slovak honour with a fine win over Sergei Movsesian on board one. Peter Svidler's win with the black pieces against Vassily Ivanchuk (check that beautiful exchange sacrifice!) was crucial for SPbChFed Sankt-Peterburg's victory over the Israeli team Ashdod Illit Chess Club.

Today's top pairings: Economist-SGSEU-1 Saratov vs Beer Sheva Chess Club, OSG Baden-Baden vs Mika Yerevan and SPbChFed Sankt-Peterburg vs Alkaloid Skopje.

In the women section it's anyone's game. At the top boards, both Samaia Tbilisi vs Spartak Vidnoe and Cercle d'Echecs Monte Carlo vs Economist-SGSEU Saratov ended in a 2-2 tie. Mika Yerevan, in the open section one of the big favourites, is in last place here.

ECC 2009 (Open) Round 3 Standings
ECC 2009
ECC 2009 (Women) Round 3 Standings
ECC 2009


All results round 3




Selection of games round 3



Game viewer by ChessTempo


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The laptops providing the live transmission of the top boards



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Kiev (Ukraine; Onischuk, Miroshnichenko, Areshchenko, Beliavsky, Baklan and Vysochin) vs Yerevan (Armenia; Aronian, Akopian, Sargissian, Pashikian, Andriasian and Petrosian)



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The Slovenian team from Bratislava (GM Ftacnik, IM Vavrak, FM Pacher, IM Banas, Havlicek and Komora) were far too weak for German champs Baden-Baden (Movsesian, Bacrot, Vallejo, Naiditsch, Adams and Nisipeanu)



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Evgeny Alekseev, board 1 for Economist-SGSEU-1 Saratov (Russia)



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Gata Kamsky, board 2 (after Mamedyarov) of Alkaloid Skopje (Macedonia)



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Andrei Volokitin, board 3 of the same team



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Boris Gelfand and Sergei Karjakin at the top boards of ShSM-64 Moscow (Russia)



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Daniel Fridman, board 1 of HMC Calder (Netherlands)



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Tomi Nybäck, board 2 (after Fressinet) of German team Werder Bremen



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Normunds Miezis, board 1 of Moss Schakklubb (Norway)



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Cercle d'Echecs Monte Carlo vs Economist-SGSEU Saratov



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Former World Champions meet: Chiburdanidze-Stefanova, top board of the match Samaia Tbilisi - Spartak Vidnoe



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