ETCC2015-Sakkcsapat Európa-bajnokság – R8

ETCC2015-Sakkcsapat Európa-bajnokság – R8 Reykjavík november 12.-22. 20. sakkcsapat Európa-bajnokság. Fordulók,eredmények,játszmák. In the open section, Russia was held to another draw, this time by the Armenians. Nepomniachtchi opened the score for the Russians by beating Movsesian, but Sargissian levelled the match by overcoming Grischuk. On board 2, Georgia (who started this tournament as the 17th seed!) scored another big upset as they drew against 4th seed France. Here it was Levan Pantsulaia (who so far is the top performer of the tournament, with a rating performance...

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ACP Masters Rapid to be held in Ashdod, Israel

ACP Masters Rapid to be held in Ashdod, Israel The strongest invitational tournament ever to be held in Israel will be hosted by the city of Ashdod, in collaboration with the Association of Chess Professionals (ACP) on December 7-10 during the Chanukah holiday. Twelve players will fight three stages of rapid games, in what promises to be a thrilling and intriguing event. ACP Masters Cup (rapid) 2015, 7 – 10 Dec 2015, Ashdod (Israel) V. Ivanchuk, Ian Nepo, G. Guseinov, R. Rapport, E. Bacrot, D. Jakovenko, B. Gelfand, P. Eljanov, B. Adhiban, E. Sutovsky, I. Smirin, S....

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ETCC2015-Sakkcsapat Európa-bajnokság – R7

ETCC2015-Sakkcsapat Európa-bajnokság – R7 Reykjavík november 12.-22. 20. sakkcsapat Európa-bajnokság. Fordulók,eredmények,játszmák. The main news of today’s 7th round is that in both sections the Russian teams not only managed to maintain their lead, they even further increased the gap to their closest pursuers! In the open section, Russia managed to beat France by the narrowest of margins after a nice victory by Grischuk against Fressinet. Bacrot was pushing against Tomashevsky and Jakovenko against Tkachiev, but both games eventually ended in draws, as did Vachier...

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ETCC2015-Sakkcsapat Európa-bajnokság – R6

ETCC2015-Sakkcsapat Európa-bajnokság – R5 Reykjavík november 12.-22. 20. sakkcsapat Európa-bajnokság. Fordulók,eredmények,játszmák. We witnessed yet another day of high-quality, exciting chess at the Laugardalshöll in Reykjavik today and both Russian teams were able to maintain their lead. In the open section, all the top boards were very close affairs, as can be told by the fact that the 6(!) first matches all ended in a 2.5-1.5 score. In the top clash of the day, Russia edged out Georgia, as Nepomniachtchi’s first loss (against Pantsulaia) was compensated by victories...

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ETCC2015-Sakkcsapat Európa-bajnokság – R5

ETCC2015-Sakkcsapat Európa-bajnokság – R5 Reykjavík november 12.-22. 20. sakkcsapat Európa-bajnokság. Fordulók,eredmények,játszmák. As the tournament crosses the halfway mark here in Reykjavik, the Russian men maintain their lead, while the ladies even further increase theirs! While the top board clash between Russia and Azerbaijan in the open section ended 2-2 (with all four boards being drawn), the board 2 to 5 matches all ended in decisive results. On board 2, Ukraine beat Hungary 2.5-1.5 and it was once again Pavel Eljanov who decided the match, as he overcame Richard...

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