At the European Team Championship 2013 in Warsaw, the French team was able to remain dominant. In the women’s competition, the Ukraine had to comply with the first draw in the top match but is still on first place.
France prevails over surprise team from Greece
In round 6 of the European Team Chess Championship 2013 in Warsaw, vardenafil hydrochloride the two leading teams from France and Greece (seeds 3 and 15) met for the top match in the men’s competition. In the end, the top-favorite from France prevailed shortly at 2.5:1.5 points. vardenafil With three draws against Ioannis Papaioannou (Elo 2639), Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (Elo 2742) won the decisive point. At 11.0 points France is now head of the list, followed by Azerbaijan. The Azerbaijani team, lead by Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, was listed 6th in the seeding list and clearly defeated Georgia, 14th in seeding list, at a score of 3:1. Therefore, Azerbaijan has a point account of 10.0 points at the moment and takes rank 2 in overall standings. In 3rd place are now the top-favorite Russians, after a 2.5:1.5 match against Rumania and 9.0 points. The German team, the surprise title defender, won 3:1 against Lithuania, and at 6.0 point ranks 22nd at the European Team Chess Championship 2013.
Women’s competition: Ukraine plays draw against Georgia
In the 6th round of the women’s competition, the Ukraine was not the duel’s victor for the first time. After five victories in a row, the Ukrainian women now played a 2:2 draw against Georgia, which is listed 3rd at the moment. While Anna Ushenina was successful once again and Mariya Muzychuk was also able to defeat her opponent, Natalia Zhukova lost to Lela Javakhisvilli and Kateryna Lagno was defeated by Nana Dzagnidze. The top-favorite team from the Ukraine remains top of the list at 11.0 points, Georgia, with 9.0 points, follows in 3rd place – consistent with their rank in the seeding list. In between is the Armenian team – originally seeded 6th – which just won against Spain with a 3.5:0.5 score.
Seeded in 2nd, the Russian women achieved a 2:2 draw against the home team from Warsaw in the 6th round of the tournament. Valentina Gunina had to admit defeat to Monika Socko, while Olga Girya prevailed over Joanna Majdan-Gajewska. Russia ranks 6th with 8.0 points, while the Polish team is in 4th place at the moment. The German team was surprisingly beat by Poland III with a final score of 1.5:2.5. Therefore, Elicabeth Paehtz and team members fall behind on rank 12 out of 32, although they were rated 5th in seeding list.
written by Michael, translated by Birthe