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Sunday, October 27, 2013

European Chess Club Cup 2013: Congratulations to G-Team Novy Bar, Cercle d’Echecs de Monte-Carlo for Winning Open, Women's Sections

Chess Blog for Daily Chess News and Trivia (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2013

Hello everyone,

G-Team Novy Bor of the Czech Republic has won the European Chess Club Cup 2013. Cercle d’Echecs de Monte-Carlo won their fifth title at the European Chess Club Cup, in the women's section, with a round to spare. 

G-Team Novy Bor (RtgAvg:2667, Captain: Petr Boleslav
1. GM Navara David 2703 CZE 
2. GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw 2698 POL
3. GM Laznicka Viktor 2666 CZE
4. GMSasikiran Krishnan 2662 IND
5. GM Hracek Zbynek 2636 CZE
6. GM Bartel Mateusz 2638 POL
7. GM Cvek Robert 2517 CZE

G-Team Novy Bor also beat defending champions, the top seed SOCAR along with five other match victories. Malachite won the silver medal SOCAR split the points with Saint-Petersburg (six draws) which was enough for the bronze medal on best tie-break: Olympiad-Sonneborn-Berger.

In the Women's section, even as Cercle d’Echecs de Monte-Carlo cruised to their title, Ugra won the second place and SHSM Nashe Nasledie obtained the third place beating Mika Chess Club on tiebreak.

The Board 1 prizes in the open section went to Alexander Grischuk (gold), Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (silver) and Hikaru Nakamura (bronze).

The Board 1 prizes went to Women's World Chess Champion Hou Yifan (gold), Natalia Zhukova (silver) and 12th Women's World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk (bronze).

For full board results, check this official website link.

1. Cercle d'Echecs de Monte-Carlo (RtgAvg:2576, Captain: Almira Skripchenko

1. GM Hou Yifan 2621 CHN 
2. GM Koneru Humpy 2607 IND 
3. GM Muzychuk Anna 2560 SLO 
4. GM Cramling Pia 2515 SWE
5. IM Skripchenko Almira 2441 FRA

For full results of the European Chess Club Championship 2013 check chess-results. Lots of photos, videos and other information at the official website.

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