Jan Gustafsson Survived, Germany Beat Armenia and Took Gold

Время публикации: 11.11.2011 21:56 | Последнее обновление: 21.05.2015 16:02

Dramatic finish to the ETCC

Photo: Gustafsson gets congratulations from Arkadij Naiditsch immediately after the game.

German Grandmaster Jan Gustafsson survived in a worse endgame against Gabriel Sargissian and gave Germany a 2.5-1.5 win over Armenian team. The gold medals of ETCC went to this professional, although not a stellar team of Germany (tenth in the average rating of the players) which wasn’t among top-seeded teams of the tournament. This is an unexpected finish of the championship full of surprises.  

This is the first time Germany wins a Continental championship. The last time it became the winner of the World Olympiad which took place in Buenos Aires in 1939 – not the best time for the world history – neither England nor USSR participated in it.  

In the case of Sargissian’s win Azerbaijan would become the champion.

Soon on our website: a photo spread from the event!


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