European Club Cup 2013: Novy Bar with sensational victory

With an unexpected outcome, the European Club Cup weekend 20 tadalafil 2013 on the Greek island Rhodes came to an end. The top-favorite team Socar from Azerbaijan did not win the title as was predicted before; instead, the Czech team Novy Bar triumphed.

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European Club Championship without German Champion

The top-rated teams of this year’s Club Cup were Socar from Azerbaijan and Malachite from Russia. Members of Socar were amongst others Fabiano Caruana (Elo 2779), Veselin Topalov (Elo 2771), Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (Elo 2759), Anish Giri (Elo 2749), and Gata Kamsky (Elo 2725). Malachite was cast with Alexander Grischuk (Elo 2786), Sergey Karjakin (Elo 2762), and Alexander Morozevich (Elo 2734), along with other team members. The German Club Champion OSG Baden-Baden was not present in Rhodes, instead three weaker clubs participated, of which the SG Solingen achieved the best result and ranked 23rd. The other two German teams, Eppingen and Mülheim-Nord, came off 48th and 49th out of 53 competing teams. Overall, 28 European chess associations sent their teams to the European Club Cup 2013 in Rhodes; club from Bulgaria, Croatia, Serbia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland were missing.

 

Preliminary decision in round 6 – victory of Novy Bar against Socar

Viktor Laznicka

The early decision about the tournament victory was made in the 6th of 7 rounds, time course of the interaction between tadalafil and nitrates when Novy Bar and Socar faced each other in direct duel. The question wasn’t if Azerbaijan would win against the Czech Republic, but rather how high the final score would be. Instead, and to everybody’s surprise, Novy Bar defeated Socar, as David http://clomidgeneric-pharmacy.net/ Navara (Elo 2703) beat Fabioano Caruana, Radoslav Wojtaszek (Elo 2698) prevailed over Topalov and Kamsky was defeated by Viktor Laznicka (Elo 2666, Picture). Along with three victories on the top-boards, the Czech achieved another draw and at 3.5:2.5 points won the entire duel. In the end, Novy Bar secured the victory at the European Club Cup 2013 with 6.5 points out of sildenafil generic 7 rounds. The Czech team is followed by Malachite from Russia with 6.0 points, Socar, Clichy Echecs 92 from France and St.Petersburg from Russia at each 5.5 points.

 

Monte Carlo wins women’s tournament

On the contrary, there were fewer surprises in the women’s division of the European Club Cup 2013. The team members of Cercle d’Echecs de Monte-Carlo, Yifan Hou (Elo 2621), Humpy Koneru (Elo 2607), Anna Muzychuk (Elo 2560), Pia Cramling (Elo 2515), and Almira Skripchenko (Elo 2441) won all 7 duels and were therefore clearly ahead of the runner-up Ugra from Russia at 5.0 points. Ugra is followed by SHSM Nache Nasledie (4.5 points). The Austrian team from Pamhagen placed 11th – out of 11 participating teams – and scored only 0.5 points.

 

Picture: Stefan64

written by Michael, translated by Birthe