Siberia's Dream Comes True

Время публикации: 25.10.2015 09:11 | Последнее обновление: 25.10.2015 23:52

Whilst Vladimir Kramnik adds another title to his collection

Siberia, which hadn't lost any team points at the European Club Cup prior to the last round, needed just a draw in the match vs Obiettivo to secure gold. And the task was achieved, although the first decisive game of the match was pessimistic for the leaders: Li Chao was crushed by Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. Then, however, another Chinese member of Siberia converted his extra piece into a point in the endgame vs Etienne Bacrot. As soon as that happened, Vladimir Kramnik offered a draw to Peter Leko. The Hungarian was having not a slightest reason to reject it, and after the handshake Siberia became unreachable.

As we have already pointed out, Siberia's 1st board Vladimir Kramnik became the hero of the team as well as of the Club Cup on the whole. His impressive performance in Skopje consists of victories over Nepomniachtchi, Svidler, Topalov, Ivanchuk, and a draw vs Leko. Kramnik's live rating has become 2796.3 which brings him back to the top 5.

In the recent interview, Kramnik told our website that winning the European Club Cup was more than the goal for Siberia - it was the dream. Now this dream have come true, while the Russian has added one more title to his vast collection.


The Siberians: Li Chao, Wang Yue (both of China), Anton Korobov (Ukraine)

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Another crucial match of the last round was the battle between SOCAR (Azerbaijan) and Mednyi Vsadnik (St-Petersburg). Both squads were two team points behind the leaders.

Four of the games were drawn, whilst in the two remaining encounters the teams exchanged blows.

ADAMS - MATLAKOV



Black would be fine after the releasing 27...d5! 28.Bxc4 (28.exd5 Nxd2 29.Qxd2 Rxc3) 28...dxc4, but the Russian GM got tempted by the c3-pawn:
27...Nxd2? 28.Qxd2 Rxc3 29.Re3! Rxe3 30.fxe3! Rc7? 30...d5 was still the best solution, as the f8-bishop would get some fresh air.
31.Bd5

A classic blockade. The bishops differ hugely in their power, and the game was over pretty quickly: 31...g6 (the passive 31...Qd8 seems to be more persistent) 32.Qd3 Qg5 33.Rf1 h5 34.Rf3 Qh4 35.Kh2 Bh6 36.Qxb5 Kh7 37.Qe8 Bg7 38.Bxf7 Re7 39.Qd8. 1-0


Michael Adams got 5 points out of 6 and the 2941 performance, becoming the best player in the Azeri star club

The one to level the score was Maxim Rodshtein. His more renowned rival, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, chose a dubious plan at the end of the opening.



RODSHTEIN - MAMEDYAROV

13...Bg4. Black opted for less pretentious 13...Be6 in Kalesis - Mastrovasilis, Greece 2015, and won the game. The text move was chosen by Carlsen against Aronian at GRENKE Chess Classics this year.
14. Rc1 Bxf3?! Deviating from Magnus's game, which went 14...Nfd7 15.Ka1 O-O-O 16.Nd2 Kb8 17.Na4 Nxa4 18.Qxa4 Qh4 19.Rcf1 Qf6 20.Qc2 Rc8, and the World Champion held this slightly passive but solid position typical for the Carlsbad. Giving away the light-squared bishop weakens the corresponding squares seriously.
15.gxf3 O-O-O 16.Qb3! Kb8 17.a4! Rc8 18.a5 Nbd7 19.e4 Qe6 20.a6 b6 21.Qa3

The light squares are Black's constant pain, especially given the unpleasant wedge on a6. Rodshtein played all the game extremely well and, despite Mamedyarov's resourcefulness, made him resign straight after the time control. (Notes by GM Andrey Deviatkin)

As a result, SOCAR, Mednyi Vsadnik, and Obiettivo were tied for the second place, while the tiebreak gave silver to SOCAR and bronze to the St-Petersburg club.

See the final standings and the games from the top matches of round 7.

[Event "31st ECC Open 2015"] [Site "Skopje MKD"] [Date "2015.10.24"] [Round "7.1"] [White "Kramnik, Vladimir"] [Black "Leko, Peter"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2777"] [BlackElo "2707"] [ECO "A46"] [Opening "Queen's pawn game"] [EventDate "2015.10.18"] [Board "1"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. Bf4 b6 4. e3 Bb7 5. Nbd2 Be7 6. h3 O-O 7. Bd3 c5 8. O-O cxd4 9. exd4 Ba6 10. Nc4 Qc8 11. Ne3 Bxd3 12. Qxd3 Nc6 13. c3 d5 14. Rae1 Qb7 15. Ne5 Rac8 16. a3 Rfe8 17. N3g4 Ne4 18. f3 Nf6 19. Nxc6 Qxc6 20. Ne5 Qb7 21. Bg5 Nd7 22. Bxe7 Rxe7 23. f4 Rce8 24. Nxd7 Qxd7 25. Re3 Qd6 26. Qe2 f6 27. Qf3 b5 28. h4 a5 29. b4 a4 30. h5 Kf7 31. Rfe1 Kg8 32. Qg4 Qd7 33. Kh1 Kf7 34. Qh4 Qd6 35. Rf3 Rf8 36. Rfe3 Rfe8 37. R1e2 Rf8 38. Qg4 Rfe8 39. Qf3 Kg8 40. Re1 Kf7 41. g4 Kg8 42. Kg2 Kf8 43. Qg3 Kg8 44. Qf3 Kf8 45. R1e2 Kg8 46. Qg3 Kf8 47. g5 f5 48. g6 h6 49. Re5 Qc6 50. Qd3 Qd7 51. R2e3 Qc6 52. Qe2 Qd7 53. Kf2 Qc6 54. Qd3 Qd7 55. Kg2 Qc6 56. Qe2 1/2-1/2 [Event "31st ECC Open 2015"] [Site "Skopje MKD"] [Date "2015.10.24"] [Round "7.1"] [White "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Black "Aronian, Levon"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2762"] [BlackElo "2784"] [ECO "C67"] [Opening "Ruy Lopez"] [Variation "Berlin defence, open variation"] [EventDate "2015.10.18"] [Board "2"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. O-O Nxe4 5. Re1 Nd6 6. Nxe5 Be7 7. Bf1 Nxe5 8. Rxe5 O-O 9. Nc3 Ne8 10. Nd5 Bd6 11. Re1 c6 12. Ne3 Be7 13. c4 Nc7 14. d4 d6 15. g3 Bf6 16. Bg2 g6 17. Qd3 d5 18. cxd5 cxd5 19. b3 Be6 20. a4 Be7 21. Ba3 Bxa3 22. Rxa3 Ne8 23. Rc1 Nf6 24. Ra2 Qd7 25. Rac2 Rfc8 26. h4 h5 27. Qd2 b6 28. Rc3 Qd6 29. Bf3 Rxc3 30. Rxc3 Rc8 31. Rxc8+ Bxc8 32. Qc3 Bd7 33. a5 Kg7 34. Kg2 Be6 35. axb6 axb6 36. Kg1 Kg8 37. Kg2 Kg7 38. Kg1 Kg8 39. Kg2 Kg7 40. Kg1 1/2-1/2 [Event "31st ECC Open 2015"] [Site "Skopje MKD"] [Date "2015.10.24"] [Round "7.1"] [White "Grischuk, Alexander"] [Black "Nakamura, Hikaru"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2774"] [BlackElo "2816"] [ECO "D02"] [Opening "Queen's bishop game"] [EventDate "2015.10.18"] [Board "3"] 1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Bf4 e6 4. e3 Bd6 5. Bg3 c5 6. Nbd2 Nc6 7. c3 O-O 8. Bd3 b6 9. e4 Be7 10. e5 Nh5 11. a3 a5 12. Qe2 Ra7 13. O-O c4 14. Bc2 b5 15. h4 g6 16. Bh2 Bxh4 17. g4 Ng7 18. Nxh4 Qxh4 19. Kg2 f5 20. exf6 Qxf6 21. Bd6 Rff7 22. f4 e5 23. dxe5 Qh4 24. f5 gxf5 25. Rh1 Qd8 26. Qe3 d4 27. cxd4 Ne8 28. Rh6 Rg7 29. Rg1 Rad7 30. d5 Ne7 31. Bxe7 Rdxe7 32. Qd4 Bb7 33. Kf2 Qxd5 34. Qxd5+ Bxd5 35. Bxf5 Rxe5 36. Re1 Rxe1 37. Kxe1 b4 38. axb4 axb4 39. Be6+ Bxe6 40. Rxe6 Nc7 1/2-1/2 [Event "31st ECC Open 2015"] [Site "Skopje MKD"] [Date "2015.10.24"] [Round "7.1"] [White "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Black "Li, Chao B"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2758"] [BlackElo "2750"] [ECO "D10"] [Opening "QGD Slav defence"] [EventDate "2015.10.18"] [Board "4"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. e3 g6 5. Nf3 Bg7 6. Be2 O-O 7. O-O b6 8. a4 a5 9. cxd5 cxd5 10. b3 Ne4 11. Nxe4 dxe4 12. Nd2 Bb7 13. Ba3 f5 14. Rc1 Nd7 15. b4 Nf6 16. bxa5 bxa5 17. Nc4 Nd5 18. Ne5 f4 19. Qb3 Rb8 20. Bb5 Bxe5 21. dxe5 fxe3 22. fxe3 Rxf1+ 23. Rxf1 Rc8 24. Bc4 Qd7 25. e6 Qc6 26. Rc1 Nb6 27. Ba6 Bxa6 28. Rxc6 Rxc6 29. Bxe7 Bc4 30. Qc3 Nd5 31. Qxa5 Nc7 32. Qa7 1-0 [Event "31st ECC Open 2015"] [Site "Skopje MKD"] [Date "2015.10.24"] [Round "7.1"] [White "Wang, Yue"] [Black "Bacrot, Etienne"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2724"] [BlackElo "2697"] [ECO "E71"] [Opening "King's Indian"] [Variation "Makagonov system (5.h3)"] [EventDate "2015.10.18"] [Board "5"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. h3 O-O 6. Nf3 e5 7. d5 Nh5 8. g3 f5 9. exf5 gxf5 10. Ng5 Nf6 11. g4 Qe8 12. gxf5 Bxf5 13. Be3 Na6 14. Rg1 Kh8 15. Bd3 e4 16. Be2 Nc5 17. Qd2 c6 18. O-O-O cxd5 19. cxd5 Rc8 20. Kb1 a6 21. h4 b5 22. Ne6 Nxe6 23. dxe6 b4 24. e7 Qxe7 25. Na4 a5 26. Qxd6 Qxd6 27. Rxd6 Rfd8 28. Rxd8+ Rxd8 29. Rg5 Rd5 30. Nb6 Re5 31. Bd4 e3+ 32. Kc1 Re4 33. Bxf6 Bxf6 34. Rxf5 exf2 35. Bd3 Re1+ 36. Kc2 Bxh4 37. Nd5 Kg7 38. Rf4 Rh1 39. Ne3 Rh2 40. Nf1 Rh3 41. Be4 Bf6 42. Rxf2 a4 43. Rf3 Rh4 44. Bd3 Rh5 45. b3 axb3+ 46. axb3 Rc5+ 47. Bc4 h5 48. Ne3 h4 49. Nd5 Be5 50. Kd3 Bd6 51. Ke4 Ra5 52. Kf5 Ra1 53. Kg4 Rh1 54. Ne3 1-0 [Event "31st ECC Open 2015"] [Site "Skopje MKD"] [Date "2015.10.24"] [Round "7.1"] [White "Vocaturo, Daniele"] [Black "Korobov, Anton"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2579"] [BlackElo "2700"] [ECO "B45"] [Opening "Sicilian"] [Variation "Taimanov variation"] [EventDate "2015.10.18"] [Board "6"] 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 d6 6. Be3 Nf6 7. Qd2 Be7 8. O-O-O Ng4 9. f4 Nxe3 10. Qxe3 O-O 11. Ndb5 e5 12. Nd5 a6 13. Nxe7+ Qxe7 14. Nxd6 Bg4 15. Rd2 Rfd8 16. fxe5 Nxe5 17. Nc4 Rxd2 18. Nxd2 Rd8 19. h3 Be6 20. a3 b5 21. Be2 b4 22. axb4 Qxb4 23. Rd1 a5 24. Qa3 Qb6 25. Nf3 Rxd1+ 26. Bxd1 Nxf3 27. Qxf3 g6 28. b3 h5 29. Qd3 Kh7 30. Bf3 Qc5 31. Kd2 Qf2+ 32. Kc1 Qc5 33. Kd2 Qf2+ 34. Kc3 Qc5+ 35. Kb2 a4 36. bxa4 Qb4+ 37. Kc1 Qxa4 38. Qc3 Qa7 39. Kd1 Qf2 40. Qd2 Qg1+ 41. Qe1 Qd4+ 42. Qd2 Qg1+ 43. Qe1 Qd4+ 44. Qd2 Qg1+ 45. Qe1 1/2-1/2 [Event "31st ECC Open 2015"] [Site "Skopje MKD"] [Date "2015.10.24"] [Round "7.2"] [White "Svidler, Peter"] [Black "Topalov, Veselin"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2727"] [BlackElo "2813"] [ECO "D10"] [Opening "QGD Slav defence"] [EventDate "2015.10.18"] [Board "1"] 1. c4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. cxd5 cxd5 5. Bf4 Nc6 6. e3 Bf5 7. Qb3 Na5 8. Qa4+ Bd7 9. Bb5 Nc6 10. Qd1 e6 11. Nf3 Be7 12. h3 Ne4 13. O-O Nxc3 14. bxc3 Ne5 15. Rb1 Bxb5 16. Rxb5 Qd7 17. a4 Nc4 18. Ne5 Nxe5 19. Bxe5 f6 20. Bg3 Rc8 21. Qb3 b6 22. a5 Bd8 23. axb6 Bxb6 24. Rb4 O-O 25. Rc1 Rc6 26. c4 dxc4 27. Rbxc4 Qd5 28. Qa4 Rxc4 29. Rxc4 h6 30. Rc6 Rd8 31. Kh2 Kf7 32. Kg1 Qd7 33. Qc4 Qd5 34. Qa4 Qd7 35. Qc4 Qd5 36. Qa4 Qd7 1/2-1/2 [Event "31st ECC Open 2015"] [Site "Skopje MKD"] [Date "2015.10.24"] [Round "7.2"] [White "Giri, Anish"] [Black "Dominguez Perez, Leinier"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2798"] [BlackElo "2732"] [ECO "C92"] [Opening "Ruy Lopez"] [Variation "closed, Flohr-Zaitsev system (Lenzerheide variation)"] [EventDate "2015.10.18"] [Board "2"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3 O-O 9. h3 Bb7 10. d4 Re8 11. Nbd2 Bf8 12. a3 h6 13. d5 Nb8 14. Nh2 Nbd7 15. Qf3 c6 16. dxc6 Bxc6 17. Ng4 Re7 18. Nf1 Nxg4 19. hxg4 Nc5 20. Ba2 Rd7 21. Ng3 d5 22. exd5 Bxd5 23. Bxd5 Rxd5 24. Be3 Qd7 25. Bxc5 Bxc5 26. b4 Bb6 27. Red1 Rd8 28. Rxd5 Qxd5 29. Qxd5 Rxd5 30. Kf1 a5 31. Ke2 Kf8 32. f3 Bd8 33. a4 axb4 34. cxb4 bxa4 35. Rxa4 g6 36. Ra8 Ke7 37. Ne4 f5 38. gxf5 gxf5 39. Nc3 Rd4 40. b5 Kd7 41. Ra7+ Kc8 42. Ra4 Rd7 43. Rc4+ Kb7 44. Na4 Rd5 45. Nc3 Rd6 46. Rc5 Ba5 47. Nd5 Rg6 48. Kf1 Re6 49. Ne3 Bb6 50. Rc6 Rxc6 51. bxc6+ Kxc6 52. Nxf5 h5 53. Ke2 Kd5 54. Kd3 Bc5 55. Ng3 h4 56. Ne4 Bb4 57. Nf2 Bc5 58. Ng4 Bb6 59. Nh2 Ba7 60. Nf1 Bb6 61. Nd2 Bc5 62. Nc4 Bd4 63. Na3 Bb6 64. Nc2 Bc5 65. Na1 Bd4 66. Nb3 Bb6 67. Nd2 Bc5 68. Ne4 Bb4 69. Ke3 Ke6 70. Kf2 Kf5 71. Kg1 Be7 72. Nc3 Bb4 73. Ne4 Be7 74. Kh2 1/2-1/2 [Event "31st ECC Open 2015"] [Site "Skopje MKD"] [Date "2015.10.24"] [Round "7.2"] [White "Vitiugov, Nikita"] [Black "Caruana, Fabiano"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2725"] [BlackElo "2796"] [ECO "D96"] [Opening "Gruenfeld"] [Variation "Russian variation"] [EventDate "2015.10.18"] [Board "3"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Qb3 dxc4 6. Qxc4 O-O 7. Bf4 Na6 8. e4 c5 9. Rd1 cxd4 10. e5 Nh5 11. Rxd4 Be6 12. Rxd8 Bxc4 13. Rxa8 Rxa8 14. Bd2 Bxf1 15. Kxf1 Bh8 16. Ke2 Nb4 17. g4 Ng7 18. Nd4 Rd8 19. Be3 h5 20. h3 hxg4 21. hxg4 Ne6 22. Nxe6 fxe6 23. a3 Nc6 24. f4 g5 25. Rh5 gxf4 26. Bxf4 b5 27. Nxb5 Rb8 28. a4 a6 29. Nc7 Rxb2+ 30. Ke3 Rb3+ 31. Kf2 Nd4 32. Be3 Rb2+ 33. Kg3 Rb3 34. Kf2 Rb2+ 35. Kg3 Rb3 36. Kf2 Rb2+ 37. Kg3 1/2-1/2 [Event "31st ECC Open 2015"] [Site "Skopje MKD"] [Date "2015.10.24"] [Round "7.2"] [White "Adams, Michael"] [Black "Matlakov, Maxim"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2742"] [BlackElo "2689"] [ECO "C92"] [Opening "Ruy Lopez"] [Variation "closed, 9.h3"] [EventDate "2015.10.18"] [Board "4"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 O-O 8. c3 d6 9. h3 Re8 10. d4 Bb7 11. Nbd2 Bf8 12. a3 h6 13. d5 Nb8 14. Nh2 Nbd7 15. Ng4 Nc5 16. Nxf6+ Qxf6 17. Bc2 c6 18. b4 Nd7 19. Nb3 cxd5 20. Na5 Rab8 21. Nxb7 Rxb7 22. Qxd5 Rc7 23. Qd3 Rec8 24. Bd2 Nb6 25. a4 Nc4 26. axb5 axb5 27. Bb3 Nxd2 28. Qxd2 Rxc3 29. Re3 Rxe3 30. fxe3 Rc7 31. Bd5 g6 32. Qd3 Qg5 33. Rf1 h5 34. Rf3 Qh4 35. Kh2 Bh6 36. Qxb5 Kh7 37. Qe8 Bg7 38. Bxf7 Re7 39. Qd8 1-0 [Event "31st ECC Open 2015"] [Site "Skopje MKD"] [Date "2015.10.24"] [Round "7.2"] [White "Rodshtein, Maxim"] [Black "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2673"] [BlackElo "2736"] [ECO "D37"] [Opening "QGD"] [Variation "4.Nf3"] [EventDate "2015.10.18"] [Board "5"] 1. Nf3 d5 2. d4 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 Nbd7 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bg5 Be7 7. e3 c6 8. Qc2 h6 9. Bh4 Nh5 10. Bxe7 Qxe7 11. O-O-O Nhf6 12. Kb1 Nb6 13. Bd3 Bg4 14. Rc1 Bxf3 15. gxf3 O-O-O 16. Qb3 Kb8 17. a4 Rc8 18. a5 Nbd7 19. e4 Qe6 20. a6 b6 21. Qa3 dxe4 22. fxe4 Rhd8 23. Bc2 c5 24. d5 Qe5 25. f3 Ne8 26. Nb5 g5 27. h4 Nd6 28. Ba4 Nxb5 29. Bxb5 g4 30. Qe3 f5 31. fxg4 Nf6 32. Rce1 fxe4 33. Rhf1 Nxd5 34. Qxe4 Qxe4+ 35. Rxe4 Nc7 36. Bc4 Rf8 37. Ref4 Rxf4 38. Rxf4 b5 39. Bf7 Rd8 40. Rf6 Rd4 41. Rxh6 1-0 [Event "31st ECC Open 2015"] [Site "Skopje MKD"] [Date "2015.10.24"] [Round "7.2"] [White "Safarli, Eltaj"] [Black "Khairullin, Ildar"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2657"] [BlackElo "2652"] [ECO "C50"] [Opening "Giuoco Pianissimo"] [Variation "Italian four knights variation"] [EventDate "2015.10.18"] [Board "6"] 1. e4 e5 2. Bc4 Nf6 3. d3 Nc6 4. Nf3 Bc5 5. Nc3 d6 6. a3 a6 7. h3 h6 8. O-O O-O 9. Ne2 Ne7 10. Ng3 Ng6 11. c3 b5 12. Bb3 Bb6 13. a4 Bb7 14. axb5 axb5 15. Rxa8 Bxa8 16. Be3 Bxe3 17. fxe3 c5 18. Nd2 d5 19. exd5 Bxd5 20. c4 bxc4 21. Bxc4 Bxc4 22. Nxc4 Qe7 23. Qf3 Qe6 24. Qf5 Qd5 25. Rd1 Rd8 26. Rd2 Re8 27. Qf1 Rd8 28. Rf2 Qe6 29. Rd2 Ne7 30. Ne4 Nxe4 31. dxe4 Rxd2 32. Nxd2 Qd7 33. Nb3 Ng6 34. Qe2 Qa4 35. Nxc5 Qb4 36. Nd3 Qxe4 37. Nf2 Qb4 38. Kh2 e4 39. Qc2 Qb8+ 40. Kg1 f5 41. Nd1 Kh7 42. Qf2 Qe5 1/2-1/2 [Event "31st ECC Open 2015"] [Site "Skopje MKD"] [Date "2015.10.24"] [Round "7.3"] [White "Roiz, Michael"] [Black "Ivanchuk, Vassily"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "2600"] [BlackElo "2726"] [ECO "D12"] [Opening "QGD Slav"] [Variation "4.e3 Bf5"] [EventDate "2015.10.18"] [Board "1"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 Bf5 5. Nc3 e6 6. Nh4 Be4 7. f3 Bg6 8. Qb3 Qc7 9. Bd2 Be7 10. g3 O-O 11. Rc1 Rd8 12. Nxg6 hxg6 13. cxd5 exd5 14. Bg2 Qb6 15. Qc2 Nbd7 16. O-O Rac8 17. Rfd1 c5 18. Be1 Qe6 19. Bf2 a6 20. Qe2 b5 21. dxc5 Bxc5 22. Rc2 b4 23. Na4 Bxe3 24. Rxc8 Bxf2+ 25. Qxf2 Rxc8 26. Bf1 Ne5 27. Kg2 Qf5 28. Rd2 Ne4 0-1 [Event "31st ECC Open 2015"] [Site "Skopje MKD"] [Date "2015.10.24"] [Round "7.3"] [White "Tomashevsky, Evgeny"] [Black "Postny, Evgeny"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2758"] [BlackElo "2658"] [ECO "D15"] [Opening "QGD Slav"] [Variation "4.Nc3"] [EventDate "2015.10.18"] [Board "2"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 a6 5. e3 Bf5 6. Ne5 Nbd7 7. Qb3 Qc7 8. cxd5 Nxe5 9. dxe5 Nxd5 10. Nxd5 cxd5 11. Bd2 e6 12. Rc1 Qd7 13. Be2 Be7 14. Ba5 Rc8 15. Rxc8+ Qxc8 16. Kd2 Qc5 17. Qa4+ Qc6 18. Qxc6+ bxc6 19. b4 Kd7 20. Rc1 Ra8 21. Rc3 f6 22. exf6 Bxf6 23. Rb3 Be7 24. Bb6 Rb8 25. Ba5 Ra8 26. f4 Bd6 27. Bb6 e5 28. fxe5 Bxe5 29. g3 Bd6 30. a4 g6 31. a5 h5 32. Bc5 Be5 33. Bd4 Bd6 34. Bc5 Be5 35. Bd4 Bd6 36. Rb2 Kc7 37. Bc5 Be5 38. Bd4 Bd6 39. Kc3 Kb7 40. Bf1 Rf8 41. Rf2 Be4 42. Rxf8 Bxf8 43. Be2 Be7 44. Bc5 Bf6+ 45. Kd2 Be5 46. Be7 Ka7 47. Ke1 Kb7 48. Kf2 Bc7 49. Kg1 Bf5 50. Kg2 Be5 51. h3 Be4+ 52. Kf2 Bf5 53. g4 hxg4 54. hxg4 Be4 55. Ke1 Bc3+ 56. Kd1 Ka7 57. Kc1 Kb7 58. Bc5 Bf6 59. Kd2 Bg5 60. Kc3 Bh4 61. Kd2 1/2-1/2 [Event "31st ECC Open 2015"] [Site "Skopje MKD"] [Date "2015.10.24"] [Round "7.3"] [White "Huzman, Alexander"] [Black "Jakovenko, Dmitry"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2580"] [BlackElo "2748"] [ECO "D12"] [Opening "QGD Slav"] [Variation "4.e3 Bf5"] [EventDate "2015.10.18"] [Board "3"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. e3 Bf5 5. Nc3 e6 6. Nh4 Bg6 7. Nxg6 hxg6 8. Bd3 Nbd7 9. O-O Bd6 10. h3 Qe7 11. e4 dxe4 12. Bxe4 Nxe4 13. Nxe4 O-O-O 14. b4 Rh5 15. Rb1 Bc7 16. Re1 f5 17. Nc5 Qd6 18. g3 Rxh3 19. Rxe6 Qf8 20. Nxb7 f4 21. Bxf4 Kxb7 22. b5 Bxf4 23. bxc6+ Ka8 24. Qg4 Qf5 25. Qxf5 gxf5 26. cxd7 Bc7 27. Re8 f4 28. c5 fxg3 29. d5 gxf2+ 30. Kxf2 Rh2+ 31. Kg1 Rh8 32. Rbe1 Rh5 33. d6 Kb7 34. dxc7 Kxc7 35. Rxd8 Kxd8 36. c6 1-0 [Event "31st ECC Open 2015"] [Site "Skopje MKD"] [Date "2015.10.24"] [Round "7.3"] [White "Andreikin, Dmitry"] [Black "Greenfeld, Alon"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2720"] [BlackElo "2534"] [ECO "E60"] [Opening "King's Indian, 3.Nf3"] [EventDate "2015.10.18"] [Board "4"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. e3 O-O 5. Be2 d6 6. O-O Nbd7 7. Nc3 e5 8. Qc2 Re8 9. Rd1 exd4 10. Nxd4 c6 11. b3 a5 12. Ba3 Qe7 13. Ndb5 cxb5 14. Bxd6 Qd8 15. Bf3 bxc4 16. bxc4 Re6 17. Rab1 Ne8 18. Bg3 Bxc3 19. Qxc3 Qf6 20. Qa3 Ne5 21. Bd5 Re7 22. e4 Bg4 23. f3 Bh5 24. Bxb7 Rb8 25. Bd5 Rxb1 26. Rxb1 g5 27. Qxa5 Ng6 28. Qc5 h6 29. a4 Ng7 30. a5 Ne6 31. Qb6 Ngf4 32. Bxf4 Qxf4 33. a6 Qd2 34. a7 Rxa7 35. Qxa7 Nd4 36. Kh1 Qd3 37. Ra1 Nxf3 38. Qf2 Qc3 39. Rf1 Ne5 40. c5 Kh7 41. c6 1-0 [Event "31st ECC Open 2015"] [Site "Skopje MKD"] [Date "2015.10.24"] [Round "7.3"] [White "Dvoirys, Semen I."] [Black "Kryvoruchko, Yuriy"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "2539"] [BlackElo "2710"] [ECO "C70"] [Opening "Ruy Lopez"] [Variation "Cozio defence deferred"] [EventDate "2015.10.18"] [Board "5"] 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nge7 5. O-O g6 6. c3 Bg7 7. d4 exd4 8. cxd4 O-O 9. d5 Na5 10. Nc3 b5 11. Bc2 d6 12. Nd4 Bb7 13. a4 b4 14. Nce2 c6 15. dxc6 Nexc6 16. Be3 Re8 17. Nxc6 Bxc6 18. Bd4 Bxe4 19. Bxe4 Rxe4 20. Bxg7 Kxg7 21. Ng3 Rf4 22. Rc1 Nb7 23. Rc6 Qf6 24. Rb6 Rd4 25. Qe2 Nc5 26. a5 h5 27. Rd1 Rc8 28. h3 h4 29. Nf1 Rxd1 30. Qxd1 Qxb2 31. Qxd6 b3 32. Qd2 Qa1 33. Qb4 Nd7 34. Rxg6+ fxg6 35. Qe7+ Kh8 36. Qxd7 Rf8 37. Qd2 Qf6 38. Qe3 b2 39. Nd2 Rd8 0-1 [Event "31st ECC Open 2015"] [Site "Skopje MKD"] [Date "2015.10.24"] [Round "7.3"] [White "Yu, Yangyi"] [Black "Khmelniker, Ilya"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2721"] [BlackElo "2498"] [ECO "A15"] [Opening "English opening"] [EventDate "2015.10.18"] [Board "6"] 1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. cxd5 Nxd5 5. h4 Nf6 6. e4 Bg7 7. d4 c5 8. Bb5+ Bd7 9. e5 Nd5 10. Qb3 Nxc3 11. bxc3 cxd4 12. h5 O-O 13. h6 Bh8 14. Bxd7 Qxd7 15. cxd4 Nc6 16. Be3 e6 17. O-O f6 18. Rfd1 Ne7 19. Rac1 Nd5 20. Rc4 Rad8 21. Rdc1 Qe7 22. Bd2 g5 23. exf6 Bxf6 24. Re1 Qf7 25. Re4 Kh8 26. Rc1 Rg8 27. Rce1 Rde8 28. Nh2 Re7 29. Ng4 Rge8 30. Qg3 Rg8 31. a4 b6 32. Re5 Ree8 33. Qf3 Rgf8 34. Nxf6 Nxf6 35. Rxg5 Rg8 36. d5 1-0 [Event "31st ECC Open 2015"] [Site "Skopje MKD"] [Date "2015.10.24"] [Round "7.4"] [White "Wojtaszek, Radoslaw"] [Black "Shirov, Alexei"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2734"] [BlackElo "2715"] [ECO "D45"] [Opening "QGD semi-Slav"] [Variation "Stoltz variation"] [EventDate "2015.10.18"] [Board "1"] 1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Qc2 Bd6 7. Bd3 O-O 8. O-O dxc4 9. Bxc4 b5 10. Bd3 Bb7 11. a3 Rc8 12. b4 c5 13. bxc5 Bxf3 14. cxd6 Nd5 15. gxf3 Nxc3 16. f4 Nf6 17. Qb2 Qd7 18. Bd2 e5 19. f3 exd4 20. e4 a5 21. Rae1 Rc5 22. Bc1 Nh5 23. e5 g6 24. Qf2 b4 25. axb4 axb4 26. Qxd4 Rd5 27. Qe3 Rc8 28. f5 Ng7 29. f6 Nh5 30. f4 Qg4+ 31. Kh1 Re8 32. Rg1 Qd7 33. Qf3 Nxf6 34. exf6 Rxd6 35. f5 Rxf6 36. Bg5 Rd6 37. Bc4 Rxe1 38. Rxe1 gxf5 39. Be7 Qc6 40. Rg1+ Kh8 41. Qxc6 Rxc6 42. Bxf7 h6 43. Bxb4 Ne4 44. Ba3 Nf2+ 45. Kg2 Nd3 46. Rf1 f4 47. Bd5 Rc2+ 48. Kg1 Kg7 49. Be4 Ra2 50. Bd6 Ra6 51. Bc7 1-0 [Event "31st ECC Open 2015"] [Site "Skopje MKD"] [Date "2015.10.24"] [Round "7.4"] [White "Pelletier, Yannick"] [Black "Harikrishna, P."] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2557"] [BlackElo "2737"] [ECO "E15"] [Opening "Queen's Indian"] [Variation "Nimzovich variation (exaggerated fianchetto)"] [EventDate "2015.10.18"] [Board "2"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 b6 4. g3 Ba6 5. b3 Bb4+ 6. Bd2 Be7 7. Bg2 d5 8. Ne5 Bb7 9. O-O c5 10. dxc5 bxc5 11. cxd5 exd5 12. Nc3 Qc8 13. Rc1 d4 14. Bxb7 Qxb7 15. Na4 Nfd7 16. Nd3 Na6 17. e3 O-O 18. Re1 dxe3 19. Rxe3 Bf6 20. Bc3 Rfd8 21. Bxf6 Nxf6 22. Qe2 Rd4 23. Ndxc5 Nxc5 24. Nxc5 Qd5 25. Rd3 Re8 26. Rxd4 Qxd4 27. Qd1 Qb2 28. Rc2 Qe5 29. b4 h5 30. h4 Qf5 31. a3 Ng4 32. Re2 Rxe2 33. Qxe2 g5 34. hxg5 Qxg5 35. Kg2 Kg7 36. Qf3 Qe5 37. Nd3 Qb5 38. Nf4 Nf6 39. Qc3 Qf5 40. Qc5 Qxc5 41. bxc5 Ne4 42. Nd3 Kf6 43. Kf3 Nc3 44. Ke3 Ke6 45. Nf4+ Ke5 46. Nxh5 Nb1 47. a4 Kd5 48. Nf4+ Kxc5 49. Nd3+ Kd5 50. Nb4+ Kc5 51. Nd3+ Kd5 52. Nb4+ Ke5 1/2-1/2 [Event "31st ECC Open 2015"] [Site "Skopje MKD"] [Date "2015.10.24"] [Round "7.4"] [White "Navara, David"] [Black "Studer, Noel"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2734"] [BlackElo "2397"] [ECO "C06"] [Opening "French"] [Variation "Tarrasch, closed variation, main line"] [EventDate "2015.10.18"] [Board "3"] 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 Nf6 4. e5 Nfd7 5. Bd3 c5 6. c3 Nc6 7. Ne2 cxd4 8. cxd4 f6 9. exf6 Nxf6 10. Nf3 Bd6 11. O-O O-O 12. Bf4 Bxf4 13. Nxf4 Ng4 14. Qd2 Qf6 15. Nh5 Qh6 16. Qxh6 Nxh6 17. Rac1 Nf5 18. Rfd1 Bd7 19. Bb5 Be8 20. Ng3 Nfe7 21. Rc3 h6 22. h3 Rc8 23. Rdc1 Rd8 24. a3 Bg6 25. Bxc6 Nxc6 26. b4 a6 27. Re3 Rd6 28. Ne2 Be8 29. g3 g5 30. Ne5 Kg7 31. Kg2 Bh5 32. g4 Be8 33. Kg3 Rf6 34. a4 Kf8 35. b5 axb5 36. axb5 Ne7 37. Rc7 Bxb5 38. Rxb7 Ba6 39. Rd7 Rxd7 40. Nxd7+ Kf7 41. Nxf6 Kxf6 42. Ng1 Ng6 43. Rf3+ Kg7 44. Ra3 Bb5 45. Ra7+ Kf6 46. Rh7 Nf4 47. h4 Kg6 48. Rb7 Bd3 49. Nf3 Kf6 50. Ne5 Ne2+ 51. Kh2 Bg6 52. Nxg6 Kxg6 53. h5+ 1-0 [Event "31st ECC Open 2015"] [Site "Skopje MKD"] [Date "2015.10.24"] [Round "7.4"] [White "Brunner, Lucas"] [Black "Laznicka, Viktor"] [Result "0-1"] [WhiteElo "2454"] [BlackElo "2676"] [ECO "A88"] [Opening "Dutch"] [Variation "Leningrad, main variation with c6"] [EventDate "2015.10.18"] [Board "4"] 1. d4 f5 2. g3 Nf6 3. Bg2 g6 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. O-O O-O 6. c4 d6 7. Nc3 c6 8. Rb1 Nbd7 9. d5 c5 10. b3 Rb8 11. Bb2 a6 12. e4 Nxe4 13. Nxe4 fxe4 14. Ng5 Nf6 15. Nxe4 Bf5 16. Qe2 b5 17. Nxf6+ Bxf6 18. Be4 Bd7 19. Qd2 a5 20. h4 Rf7 21. Rfe1 Qc7 22. Bxf6 exf6 23. cxb5 Rxb5 24. Bd3 Rb8 25. Bc4 Kg7 26. Re3 Re8 27. Re6 Bxe6 28. dxe6 Rfe7 29. Re1 d5 30. Qxd5 Rd8 31. Qf3 Qb7 32. Qe2 Rd4 33. a4 Qb4 34. Rf1 Qc3 35. Kg2 h5 36. Kg1 Kf8 37. Kg2 Kg7 38. Kg1 Kg8 39. Kg2 Kf8 40. Kg1 Kg7 41. Kg2 Rd2 42. Qe4 Qd4 43. Qf3 Qe5 44. Rd1 Rd4 45. Rd3 f5 46. Re3 Re4 47. Rd3 Rd4 48. Re3 Qc7 49. Qa8 Rd8 50. Qf3 Qb7 51. Qxb7 Rxb7 52. Re5 Rc7 53. f4 Rd2+ 54. Kf3 Kf6 55. Rd5 Rd4 56. Rxd4 cxd4 57. Ke2 Rc8 58. Kd3 Rd8 59. Kd2 Rd6 60. Kd3 Ke7 61. Kd2 Rxe6 0-1 [Event "31st ECC Open 2015"] [Site "Skopje MKD"] [Date "2015.10.24"] [Round "7.4"] [White "Sasikiran, Krishnan"] [Black "Vogt, Lothar"] [Result "1-0"] [WhiteElo "2639"] [BlackElo "2409"] [ECO "E84"] [Opening "King's Indian"] [Variation "Saemisch, Panno main line"] [EventDate "2015.10.18"] [Board "5"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. f3 O-O 6. Be3 Nc6 7. Nge2 a6 8. Qd2 Rb8 9. Rc1 e5 10. d5 Na5 11. Ng3 c5 12. Bd3 Bd7 13. Rb1 b6 14. O-O Nb7 15. Bg5 Qe8 16. h3 Kh8 17. f4 exf4 18. Bxf4 Ng8 19. Nge2 Be5 20. Be3 b5 21. cxb5 axb5 22. b4 cxb4 23. Rxb4 Nc5 24. Nd4 Na6 25. Rxb5 Bxb5 26. Bxb5 Qc8 27. Nc6 Ra8 28. Na4 Qb7 29. Nb6 Nc7 30. Nxe5 Nxb5 31. Nxf7+ Rxf7 32. Qb2+ Rg7 33. Nxa8 1-0 [Event "31st ECC Open 2015"] [Site "Skopje MKD"] [Date "2015.10.24"] [Round "7.4"] [White "Friedrich, Norbert"] [Black "Bartel, Mateusz"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [WhiteElo "2198"] [BlackElo "2622"] [ECO "C03"] [Opening "French"] [Variation "Tarrasch"] [EventDate "2015.10.18"] [Board "6"] 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nd2 Be7 4. Ngf3 Nf6 5. e5 Nfd7 6. Be2 c5 7. c3 Nc6 8. O-O f6 9. exf6 Bxf6 10. dxc5 Nxc5 11. Nb3 Nxb3 12. Qxb3 O-O 13. Be3 Bd7 14. Rad1 Rc8 15. Rd2 Qc7 16. Qd1 Ne7 17. c4 Nf5 18. Bg5 Bxg5 19. Nxg5 Qf4 20. Nf3 Bc6 21. Nd4 Nxd4 22. Rxd4 Qf6 23. cxd5 Bxd5 24. b3 Rc1 25. Qxc1 Qxd4 26. Qe3 Qb4 27. Rc1 Qa3 28. Qd2 h6 29. Rc7 Qd6 30. Qc3 Rf7 31. Rc8+ Rf8 32. Rc7 Rf7 33. Rc8+ Rf8 34. Rc7 1/2-1/2 

European Club Cup 2015: everything about the event


  


Comments

On the November rating list,

On the November rating list, 3 of the top 4 will be 40 years or older.

Probably the secret is that

Probably the secret is that they are the most devoted to chess!

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