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Friday, March 30, 2012

European Team Chess Championship Begins

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Hi everyone,

The latest chess news via Chessdom is that the European senior team chess championship has commenced. The ECU and Slovenian Chess Federation are organising the 11th European Senior Team Chess Championship from March 26 to April 5, 2012, in Rogaska Slatina, Slovenia. Entitled to participate are men from the ECU Chess Federations who shall have reached the age of 60 and women who shall have reached the age of 50 years, by December 31st of the year in which the tournament will commence.

In round 3 the defending champion Russia 1 was held to a 2-2 tie by the compact Italian team. GM Evgeny Vasiukov scored against IM Stefano Tatai, but FM Carlo Micheli struck back in the game against GM Nikolai Pushkov.

Germany 1 defeated their compatriots from Hessen region by a narrow 2.5-1.5, thanks to GM Hans-Joachim Hecht.

Montenegro, lining the same team that won the bronze medal last year, signed a 3-1 victory against Russia 2. Switzerland won against Finland by 3-1, with Viktor Korchnoi defeating fellow Grandmaster Heikki Westerinen on the top board.

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