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ETC: France Still in the Lead, Two More Rounds

  • PeterDoggers
  • on 2013.11.16. 3:31.

France mantained their lead in the open section of the European Team Championship in Warsaw, Poland. After seven rounds the team has 12 match points and is one point ahead of Azerbaijan and Armenia. Ukraine still tops the women's section; also there Armenia is in seconds place.

Photos courtesy of the ETC

The French team, consisting of Etienne Bacrot, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Romain Edouard, Vladislav Tkachiev and Hicham Hamdouchi, are still topping the standings in Warsaw. This weekend, on Saturday and Sunday, everything will be decided in the Polish capital.

In the sixth round it was Maxime Vachier-Lagrave who brought victory for his team. He was helped by his opponent, who apparently completely missed a checkmate on move... 20! Quite rare at this level.

Pre-tournament favourites Azerbaijan, Armenia and Russia all moved up in the standings with victories against Georgia, Hungary and Romania respectively.  Georgia's Baadur Jobava keeps on playing off-beat openings, which is awesome, but it's not always working against the big guys...

Netherlands-Czech Republic was a 2-2 with four decisive games! Dutch GM Ivan Sokolov is doing very well in Warsaw with a 5.5/6 score. In this match he won an instructive fight of bishop vs. knight:

The top boards in round 7 saw a 2-2 between Azerbaijan and France. On board three Mamedov beat Edouard in a wild French/King's Indian Attack:

Vlad Tkachiev levelled the score:

Armenia has been performing well in many team events in recent years, and they're doing it again. On Friday they defeated top seed Russia with three draws and a win on board 4:

From the match Slovenia-Netherlands (0.5-3.5) here's another game by Sokolov, who playing with such power:

European Team Championship 2013 | Round 7 Standings

Rk. SNo Team + = - TB1 TB2 TB3 TB4
1 3 FRANCE 5 2 0 12 137 17 111
2 6 AZERBAIJAN 4 3 0 11 129 16,5 111
3 2 ARMENIA 5 1 1 11 106,5 16 101,5
4 15 GREECE 4 2 1 10 128 17 108,5
5 9 CZECH REPUBLIC 4 1 2 9 122 16,5 111
6 7 HUNGARY 3 3 1 9 119,5 16,5 104,5
7 4 UKRAINE 3 3 1 9 115 15,5 108,5
8 1 RUSSIA 4 1 2 9 109,5 17,5 103,5
9 14 GEORGIA 3 3 1 9 106,5 15,5 106,5
10 5 ENGLAND 3 3 1 9 103,5 16 102
11 17 BELARUS 4 1 2 9 98,5 15,5 103
12 8 NETHERLANDS 4 1 2 9 87,5 18,5 78
13 18 TURKEY 3 2 2 8 91,5 15 101,5
14 12 POLAND 3 2 2 8 91 15,5 98
15 16 CROATIA 3 2 2 8 84,5 14,5 99,5
16 13 ITALY 3 2 2 8 83,5 14,5 105,5
17 20 SERBIA 2 3 2 7 101 16 101
18 21 BULGARIA 3 1 3 7 93,5 15,5 96,5
19 22 SLOVENIA 3 1 3 7 90,5 13,5 104
20 19 ROMANIA 2 3 2 7 87 16 88
21 31 SWITZERLAND 3 1 3 7 78,5 13 100
22 29 ISRAEL 3 1 3 7 77 13,5 99
23 25 SWEDEN 3 1 3 7 75,5 14,5 93,5
24 30 MONTENEGRO 3 1 3 7 64,5 13 93
25 11 SPAIN 2 2 3 6 82,5 13,5 100,5
26 10 GERMANY 2 2 3 6 76,5 13 103
27 23 POLAND FUTURES 3 0 4 6 57 13,5 93
28 28 ICELAND 2 1 4 5 68,5 13,5 94,5
29 27 AUSTRIA 2 1 4 5 63,5 10 110
30 34 LITHUANIA 2 1 4 5 58 14 91,5
31 26 DENMARK 2 1 4 5 57 13 101,5
32 33 BELGIUM 2 1 4 5 51,5 14 79,5
33 32 FINLAND 2 1 4 5 44,5 13 78
34 24 POLAND GOLDIES 2 0 5 4 54 10,5 104,5
35 37 SCOTLAND 1 2 4 4 41,5 10,5 87
36 36 NORWAY 2 0 5 4 34 9,5 80,5
37 35 FYR MACEDONIA 1 0 6 2 39 10,5 80
38 38 WALES 0 0 7 0 4 1 92

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Playing with Kateryna Lagno, Anna Ushenina, Mariya Muzychuk, Natalia Zhukova and Inna Gaponenko, Ukraine is getting closer and closer to gold. Before the penultimate round, they're two points ahead of Armenia and three ahead of Georgia, Russia and Poland. Here's an interesting game from round 6, where Muzychuk beat Khotenashvili.

European Team Championship 2013 | Women | Round 7 Standings

Rk. SNo Team + = - TB1 TB2 TB3
1 1 Ukraine 6 1 0 13 137,5 20
2 6 Armenia 5 1 1 11 140,5 21
3 3 Georgia 3 4 0 10 144 18
4 2 Russia 4 2 1 10 141 19
5 4 Poland 4 2 1 10 115 16
6 11 Bulgaria 4 1 2 9 99,5 15,5
7 16 Lithuania 4 1 2 9 98,5 17
8 13 Poland III 4 1 2 9 94,5 15
9 18 Czech Republic 4 1 2 9 90,5 17
10 10 Romania 3 2 2 8 98 17,5
11 25 Poland Futures 4 0 3 8 88 15
12 8 Hungary 3 2 2 8 81,5 15
13 14 Netherlands 3 2 2 8 78,5 15,5
14 15 Israel 3 1 3 7 102,5 15,5
15 5 Germany 3 1 3 7 89 15
16 9 Spain 3 1 3 7 84,5 13
17 12 Serbia 3 1 3 7 82,5 14
18 24 Belarus 2 3 2 7 71 13
19 19 Austria 3 1 3 7 63 11
20 17 Azerbaijan 3 0 4 6 70,5 13
21 21 Greece 2 2 3 6 67 12
22 30 Belgium 3 0 4 6 55,5 10,5
23 23 England 3 0 4 6 22,5 8
24 7 France 2 1 4 5 79,5 13,5
25 27 Slovenia 1 3 3 5 68,5 12,5
26 20 Italy 2 1 4 5 63,5 14
27 26 Switzerland 2 1 4 5 39 12,5
28 29 Norway 2 1 4 5 38 9
29 28 Turkey 2 0 5 4 66,5 13,5
30 32 Iceland 0 3 4 3 47 10
31 22 Croatia 1 0 6 2 36 8
32 31 Finland 0 2 5 2 34,5 8,5

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  • 10 hónap ezelőtt

    macrosgambit

    Jobava's line in the falkbeer was horrid. why would you play that way?

  • 10 hónap ezelőtt

    duck29

    haha missed a mate in 1, this is recently happened another time but it was mate in 2, these people are pretty dumb, but i guess chess is about luck as well so it works out for them

  • 10 hónap ezelőtt

    NM Petrosianic

    allowing the mate was obviously his way of resigning in the first game...

  • 10 hónap ezelőtt

    Abhishek2

    Yeah, and Vachier Lagrave should have taken b7 with the bishop :/

  • 10 hónap ezelőtt

    upen2002

    yep

  • 10 hónap ezelőtt

    IM Kacparov

    Papaioannou didn't miss a mate in one, he had no defense...

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