Anand takes the lead 1,5 to 0,5

Anand wins the first, Karpov draws with white in the second rapid game

The World Champion, the lndian Vishy Anand, and the ex World Champion, the Russian, Anatoly Karpov finished 1,5:0,5 in the first day of their rapid match.

Anand won the first game with white, while Karpov was very stable in game two and it finished in a draw. All games can be replayed with computer analysis here.

Yesterday Anand and Karpov played a simul at Bastia, results and some of the more interesting games at the opening day report.

Stay tuned for photos and more information!

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Karpov during the simul at the opening of the event

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Anand with full score at the simul

Important changes at MundialChess

Veselin Topalov confirmed as the player to face the lucky winners

MundialChess.com announces to all users and participants two important changes to the 1st Advanced Online Chess Tournament.

1. The start date of the tournament has been modified for the day 8th of January, as the final date for registration is 3rd of January

2. An important change in the site for the final awards and special prizes for those classified in the top eight positions from each tournament. The organizers of mundialchess.com are committed to the philosophy and main idea of this tournament, which is to take any player in the world (regardless of their level) closer to the best tournaments in the chess arena and to feel at 100% the play of those with the greatest strength and international prestige. A change of venue for said event has been inevitable.

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For its 1st edition it was decided that the place and festival elected would be the VIII International Chess Festival in Benidorm (Gran Hotel Bali) which now and for reasons beyond the control of the organizers, will not provide that environment, thus the festival or tournament in which that event will take place is currently being studied by the organizers of mundialchess.com.

Also, all registered users and players will receive the newsletter according to each news item.

All the users who confirmed the pre-registration and the users registered in Mundialchess already can try our first version of the playing interface.

It is now confirmed that the player who will face the lucky winners is the current number one on the FIDE ranking, Veselin Topalov.

Please, visit site www.mundialchess.com where you can access the server. The organizers of the Advanced Chess Tournament will keep its users informed of the guidelines regarding new versions and updates, until consolidating the final version before the tournament begins.

Anand vs Karpov 2009

The match with commentary on Chessdom

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Anand and Karpov are in Corsica

On Saturday, October 31st, starts the rapid match Anand – Karpov. It is part of the Corsican Chess Circuit and will consist of rapid and blitz games, similar to the match Karpov played in Valencia against Kasparov.

Live games of Anand – Karpov with real time commentary will be on the new Chessdom live games platform. There will be parallel commentary of engines and titled players.

Anand and Karpov will start at Bastia on October 31th and later continue in Ajaccio on November 2nd. Yesterday they made their first public appearance at the Theatre of Bastia. Expect more details later on Chessdom.com

Official site / Preview / Commentary

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Chess journey to the center of the Earth in New Mexico

by Susan Polgar

On Sunday October 18, 2009, members of SPICE and the Texas Tech Knight Raiders Chess Team took part in an officially rated chess tournament nearly 800 feet below ground at Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico.

After extensive research by numerous people in the past month, I am told that this is a world record for a chess tournament.

The event was officially approved by the National Park Service. NPS also provided all members of SPICE and the Knight Raiders complimentary entrance to the Caverns.

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We departed from the Texas Tech Student Union Building at 9 a.m. and arrived at Carlsbad Caverns a little more than three hours later. Once we arrived, members of SPICE and the Knight Raiders descended nearly 800 feet below ground and it took about an hour to get to the playing location. However, everyone enjoyed the breath-taking sight of spectacular stalactites and stalagmites along the way.

The weather in the cave is a mild and comfortable 56 degrees year-round. The tournament started at 2 p.m.

After five hard-fought rounds, International Master Gergely Antal and International Master Gabor Papp, two of the Knight Raiders A team members, tied for first with the score of 4.5 points. The only half point they each yielded came from the draw against each other in a bitterly hard-fought game.

Murfee Elementary fifth-grader Tommy Polgar and Tech freshman Rebecca Lelko tied for third and fourth with three points. The Knight Raiders student adviser Hal Karlsson and another Tech freshman Brett James tied for fifth and sixth with two points. Eight players took part in this rated chess event.

After the tournament, everyone continued to explore the incredible “Big Room.” Facts from the NPS: “The Atlas of Great Caves of the World” by Courbon, Chabert, Bosted & Lindsley published in 1989 states that the floor area of the Big Room in Carlsbad Cavern is 33,210 square meters, which equals approximately 357,480 square feet. A football field is 360 feet long (including the end zones) by 160 feet wide or equal to 57,600 square feet. By dividing 57,600 quare feet into 357,480 square feet, you roughly get that 6.2 football fields would fit into the Big Room. In acres, one acre is equal to 4,840 square yards or 43,560 square feet. Divide 43,560 square feet into 357,480 square feet and we find that the Big Room is 8.2 acres in size (more or less).”

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In addition, according to the official Web site, “Carlsbad Caverns is one of over 300 limestone caves in a fossil reef laid down by an inland sea 250 to 280 million years ago. Twelve to 14 thousand years ago, American Indians lived in the Guadalupe Mountains; some of their cooking ring sites and pictographs have been found within the present day boundaries of the park.”

After the tour of the Big Room, our group got back to ground level, just in time to witness the fascinating bat flight. Approximately 500,000 Brazilian (commonly called Mexican) free-tail bats call Carlsbad Caverns home during the summer. At 5:25 p.m, the bats came out of the caverns in circular formation then headed off to find food. The bats eat several tons of insects each night. We were told by the park rangers that this may be the last or one of the last bat flights of the season as they migrate to Mexico for the winter.

It was a fantastic chess experience for everyone involved. We are now searching for the next exciting chess place to explore. If you know of one, please feel free to e-mail me your suggestion.

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Big thanks to the U.S. National Park Service for making this possible and for their wonderful hospitality, Texas Tech University, and Peggy Flores for making all the arrangements for SPICE and the Knight Raiders. More information about SPICE and future events can be found at www.SPICE.ttu.edu

Chessdom with new functionality

Multi live games commentary in cooperation with ChessBomb

Chessdom.com, in cooperation with the ChessBomb team, is happy to announce that starting October 27th live games from tournaments with computer and human commentary will be offered on Chessdom.

The games will be displayed on a modern technology platform, including web 2.0 elements for communication, almost instant engine analysis (including Rybka, Toga, etc.), and GM commentary for selected games.

There is no need to refresh the moves, everything is easy to follow and automatic.

You do not need to register, although doing so you can participate in games with prizes, community features, and other interesting features that will be announced in the near future.

European team chess championship 2009

The first live games shown on the new service will be from the European team chess championship 2009 in Novi Sad. To enter the live broadcast follow this link or click on the banner above the article.

Live chess

The specifications of the live games

In the center of the screen is the chess board. The ‘Analysis’ panel is on the lower left side. It shows up to four variations which the chess engine considers the best possible continuations from the current position. The best variation according to the engine is the first one. The Evaluation column contains the engine’s estimate for the balance in the particular variation. A positive value means advantage for White, a negative one means advantage for Black. A value of 1.0 is approximately equal to one pawn. The evaluation of the first variation is the evaluation of the position itself.

The ‘Moves’ panel is on the lower right side. It is analysis-aware as the moves are colored according to what the engine thinks about their strength. A perfect move according to the engine is colored blue. A very weak move (at least 1.0 weaker evaluation than the perfect move) is colored red. Anything in between is colored in some shade between blue and red (i.e. some shade of purple). The stronger the move, the closer the color is to blue. Respectively, the weaker the move, the more reddish the color. Tip: You can click on a variation in the ‘Analysis’ panel in order to explore it in the ‘Moves’ panel.

In addition, there are the ‘Game Info’ and the ‘Chat’ panels.

Everything is updated in real time. Naturally, the analysis appears after some delay (because it takes time for the servers to calculate it after the broadcast). But you don’t ever have to manually refresh – the updates arrive completely automatically, the moment they are available.

ETCC Women Section – Round Three

Armenia and Georgia taking the lead

Armenia swiftly beat Poland by 3-1 in the derby match of the third round of the European Team Chess Championship for Women to take the leading position, together with the Olympic winners from Georgia who were convincing against Germany. The two teams singled on the top thanks to the brave Romania team who held the 3rd-seeded Ukraine to a 2-2 draw.

Russia is recovering after yesterday’s defeat against Georgia and surges forward by knocking Finland 3.5-0.5. France takes an important victory against Bulgaria and holds high on the shared 3rd position.

Georgia takes on Armenia on the top table in round 4, while Ukraine is playing France and Azerbaijan is matched versus Romania.

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Germany lost to Georgia

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Armenia – Poland 3-1

ETCC NS 4

Norway versus Bosnia & Herzegovina

Photos by Nebojsa Baralic – official website

Round 3 results:

7 Germany (GER) - 2 Georgia (GEO) ½ :3½

IM Paehtz Elisabeth 2482 - IM Javakhishvili Lela 2472 0 – 1

IM Kachiani-Gersinska Ketino 2349 - IM Khukhashvili Sopiko 2451 0 – 1

WGM Michna Marta 2366 - IM Khurtsidze Nino 2420 ½ – ½

WIM Schoene Maria 2274 - IM Khotenashvili Bela 2438 0 – 1

13 Romania (ROU) - 3 Ukraine (UKR) 2 : 2

WGM Cosma Elena-Luminita 2331 - GM Lahno Kateryna 2483 ½ – ½

IM Peptan Corina-Isabela 2387 - WGM Zhukova Natalia 2457 1 – 0

WGM Voicu Carmen 2285 - IM Gaponenko Inna 2438 0 – 1

WGM Motoc Alina 2316 - WGM Zdebskaja Natalia 2410 ½ – ½

5 Armenia (ARM) - 4 Poland (POL) 3 : 1

IM Danielian Elina 2489 - GM Socko Monika 2476 1 – 0

IM Mkrtchian Lilit 2469 - IM Rajlich Iweta 2465 1 – 0

WGM Galojan Lilit 2326 - WGM Zawadzka Jolanta 2414 1 – 0

WGM Aginian Nelly 2307 - IM Dworakowska Joanna 2345 0 – 1

9 Serbia (SRB) - 19 Italy (ITA) 3 : 1

IM Maric Alisa 2405 - IM Sedina Elena 2335 ½ – ½

IM Bojkovic Natasa 2429 - IM Zimina Olga 2319 1 – 0

WGM Stojanovic Andjelija 2323 - WFM Brunello Marina 2162 ½ – ½

WGM Chelushkina Irina 2333 - WFM Ambrosi Eleonora 2159 1 – 0

8 Bulgaria (BUL) - 6 France (FRA) 1 : 3

GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2527 - GM Sebag Marie 2519 ½ – ½

WIM Nikolova Adriana 2334 - IM Milliet Sophie 2407 0 – 1

WGM Voiska Margarita 2335 - IM Collas Silvia 2319 ½ – ½

WFM Videnova Iva 2307 - WIM Guichard Pauline 2304 0 – 1

15 Spain (ESP) - 20 Azerbaijan (AZE) 1½:2½

WGM Vega Gutierrez Sabrina 2357 - WIM Kazimova Narmin 2228 0 – 1

FM Pares Vives Natalia 2282 - WGM Mamedjarova Turkan 2233 1 – 0

WIM Llaneza Vega Patricia 2277 - WIM Isgandarova Khayala 2212 0 – 1

WIM Robles Garcia Claudia 2256 - WFM Mammadova Gulnar 2209 ½ – ½

10 Hungary (HUN) - 11 Netherlands (NED) 2½:1½

IM Vajda Szidonia 2375 - GM Peng Zhaoqin 2407 ½ – ½

WGM Rudolf Anna 2286 - WIM Bensdorp Marlies 2325 ½ – ½

IM Gara Anita 2365 - WGM Muhren Bianca 2290 1 – 0

WGM Gara Ticia 2364 - WIM Schut Lisa 2221 ½ – ½

12 Slovenia (SLO) - 28 Turkey (TUR) 4 : 0

IM Muzychuk Anna 2533 - WFM Bayrak Asli 2011 1 – 0

WGM Krivec Jana 2329 - Soylemez Cansu 1907 1 – 0

WGM Srebrnic Ana 2237 - Sop Selen 1930 1 – 0

WIM Rozic Vesna 2240 - Menzi Nezihe Ezgi 1803 1 – 0

16 Czech Republic (CZE) - 17 Israel (ISR) 2½:1½

IM Jackova Jana 2393 - IM Borsuk Angela 2351 0 – 1

WGM Nemcova Katerina 2258 - WGM Igla Bella 2258 1 – 0

WGM Kulovana Eva 2287 - WIM Vasiliev Olga 2266 ½ – ½

WIM Cedikova Katerina 2214 - Porat Maya 2192 1 – 0

1 Russia (RUS) - 26 Finland (FIN) 3½: ½

GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2536 - Rautanen Sari 1993 ½ – ½

IM Kosintseva Nadezhda 2493 - Savola Laura 2090 1 – 0

IM Romanko Marina 2453 - WFM Puuska Heini 2020 1 – 0

WFM Gunina Valentina 2437 - WFM Walta Paivi 1893 1 – 0

22 England (ENG) - 14 Greece (GRE) 1 : 3

IM Houska Jovanka 2381 - IM Dembo Yelena 2482 0 – 1

WIM Lauterbach Ingrid 2163 - WGM Botsari Anna-Maria 2286 1 – 0

WFM Grigoryan Meri 2122 - WGM Makropoulou Marina 2288 0 – 1

WFM Chevannes Sabrina L 2062 - WIM Fakhiridou Ekaterini 2253 0 – 1

21 Austria (AUT) - 23 Montenegro (MNE) 2 : 2

IM Moser Eva 2431 - WGM Vojinovic Jovana 2359 1 – 0

WFM Novkovic Julia 2077 - WFM Milovic Aleksandra 2173 0 – 1

Exler Veronika 2113 - WFM Stojanovic Marija R 2172 ½ – ½

Newrkla Katharina 2083 - WFM Blagojevic Lidija 2046 ½ – ½

27 Norway (NOR) - 24 Bosnia & Herzegovina (BIH) 1 : 3

Haug Marianne Wold 2005 - WIM Boric Elena 2259 0 – 1

WFM Johnsen Sylvia 2040 - Dedijer Sanja 2068 0 – 1

Carlsen Ellen Oen 1904 - Dedijer Mira 2005 ½ – ½

Reppen Ellisiv 1915 - Malokas Nermina 1959 ½ – ½

25 Former Yug Rep of Macedonia (MKD) - 18 Croatia (CRO) ½ :3½

Jonoska Katerina 2023 - WGM Golubenko Valentina 2298 0 – 1

Gjorgjieva Ivana 1917 - WGM Medic Mirjana 2322 0 – 1

WIM Koskoska Gabriela 2182 - WIM Franciskovic Borka 2215 ½ – ½

Stojkovska Monika 1902 - WIM Jelica Mara 2242 0 – 1

Round 4 pairings:

1 GEO Georgia 6 - 6 Armenia ARM

2 UKR Ukraine 5 - 5 France FRA

3 AZE Azerbaijan 5 - 5 Romania ROU

4 POL Poland 4 - 4 Serbia SRB

5 RUS Russia 4 - 4 Hungary HUN

6 GRE Greece 4 - 4 Germany GER

7 CZE Czech Republic 4 - 4 Slovenia SLO

8 ITA Italy 2 - 2 Bulgaria BUL

9 TUR Turkey 2 - 2 Netherlands NED

10 BIH Bosnia & Herzegovina 2 - 2 Spain ESP

11 ISR Israel 2 - 2 Croatia CRO

12 AUT Austria 1 - 1 Finland FIN

13 MNE Montenegro 1 - 1 England ENG

14 MKD Former Yug Rep of Macedonia 0 - 0 Norway NOR

ETCC Open Section – Serbia stuns Armenia

Azerbaijan, Georgia and Israel also with maximum scores

Serbia, the hosting country of the European Team Chess Championship, shocked the two-times Olympiad winners Armenia and avenged the defeat from the final rounds of Dresden 2008. Ivan Ivanisevic, dubbed as “Ivan the Terrible” by his today’s opponent, lost another game against Levon Aronian, who proudly carries Athletic Bilbao shirt during the idle hours in Hotel Park. Must be his lucky charm after winning the 2009 Final Master Bilbao Grand Slam.

However, Dragan Solak and Robert Markus clinched the wins on 2nd and 3rd board, while Milos Perunovic held a draw against Tigran Petrosian for a huge two match points for the local team.

The highly motivated Azerbaijan, captained by Zurab Azmaiparashvili, beat the strong German team by 2.5-1.5, with Vugar Gashimov bringing the crucial point on the second board. Israel and Georgia also score minimal victories for the perfect scores and shared lead after three round.

Tomorrow Israel meets Azerbaijan, while Serbia faces Georgia. Russia and Netherlands, both with 5 match points, are paired on the 3rd table.

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Armenia versus Serbia

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GM Emil Sutovsky leading the Israeli team

Photos by Nebojsa Baralic – official website

Round 3 results:

2 Azerbaijan (AZE) - 7 Germany (GER) 2½:1½

GM Radjabov Teimour 2757 - GM Naiditsch Arkadij 2685 ½ – ½

GM Gashimov Vugar 2740 - GM Meier Georg 2664 1 – 0

GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2721 - GM Fridman Daniel 2661 ½ – ½

GM Mamedov Rauf 2626 - GM Gustafsson Jan 2622 ½ – ½

3 Armenia (ARM) - 17 Serbia 1 (SRB 1) 1½:2½

GM Aronian Levon 2773 - GM Ivanisevic Ivan 2614 1 – 0

GM Sargissian Gabriel 2678 - GM Solak Dragan 2583 0 – 1

GM Pashikian Arman 2663 - GM Markus Robert 2608 0 – 1

GM Petrosian Tigran L 2602 - GM Perunovic Milos 2572 ½ – ½

8 Spain (ESP) - 6 Israel (ISR) 1½:2½

GM Shirov Alexei 2730 - GM Sutovsky Emil 2676 ½ – ½

GM Vallejo Pons Francisco 2696 - GM Roiz Michael 2658 ½ – ½

GM Illescas Cordoba Miguel 2591 - GM Postny Evgeny 2651 ½ – ½

GM Lopez Martinez Josep Manuel 2570 - GM Avrukh Boris 2668 0 – 1

11 Georgia (GEO) - 10 Hungary (HUN) 2½:1½

GM Jobava Baadur 2696 - GM Almasi Zoltan 2685 1 – 0

GM Mchedlishvili Mikheil 2613 - GM Berkes Ferenc 2663 ½ – ½

GM Pantsulaia Levan 2600 - GM Balogh Csaba 2620 ½ – ½

GM Gagunashvili Merab 2580 - GM Gyimesi Zoltan 2594 ½ – ½

24 Italy (ITA) - 1 Russia (RUS) 1 : 3

GM Caruana Fabiano 2662 - GM Svidler Peter 2741 ½ – ½

GM Godena Michele 2530 - GM Jakovenko Dmitry 2742 0 – 1

IM Rombaldoni Denis 2469 - GM Alekseev Evgeny 2725 0 – 1

IM Shytaj Luca 2481 - GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2688 ½ – ½

12 Poland (POL) - 15 Netherlands (NED) 1½:2½

GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw 2640 - GM Stellwagen Daniel 2630 ½ – ½

GM Macieja Bartlomiej 2618 - GM L’Ami Erwin 2606 ½ – ½

GM Bartel Mateusz 2609 - GM Werle Jan 2563 ½ – ½

GM Gajewski Grzegorz 2572 - GM Ernst Sipke 2589 0 – 1

4 Bulgaria (BUL) - 18 England (ENG) 1½:2½

GM Topalov Veselin 2813 - GM Adams Michael 2682 1 – 0

GM Cheparinov Ivan 2667 - GM McShane Luke J 2615 0 – 1

GM Delchev Aleksander 2635 - GM Conquest Stuart C 2563 0 – 1

GM Iotov Valentin 2578 - GM Gordon Stephen J 2535 ½ – ½

29 Norway (NOR) - 5 Ukraine (UKR) 2 : 2

GM Hammer Jon Ludvig 2585 - GM Eljanov Pavel 2717 1 – 0

GM Johannessen Leif Erlend 2532 - GM Volokitin Andrei 2681 0 – 1

IM Elsness Frode 2458 - GM Drozdovskij Yuri 2627 ½ – ½

FM Thomassen Joachim 2332 - GM Kryvoruchko Yuriy 2612 ½ – ½

9 France (FRA) - 25 Switzerland (SUI) 2½:1½

GM Bacrot Etienne 2709 - GM Korchnoi Viktor 2566 1 – 0

GM Fressinet Laurent 2658 - GM Pelletier Yannick 2589 ½ – ½

GM Edouard Romain 2620 - IM Ekstroem Roland 2488 ½ – ½

GM Feller Sebastien 2570 - GM Gallagher Joseph G 2464 ½ – ½

13 Czech Republic (CZE) - 16 Slovenia (SLO) 2½:1½

GM Navara David 2692 - GM Beliavsky Alexander 2656 1 – 0

GM Laznicka Viktor 2634 - GM Pavasovic Dusko 2602 1 – 0

GM Hracek Zbynek 2606 - GM Lenic Luka 2575 ½ – ½

GM Babula Vlastimil 2569 - IM Sebenik Matej 2489 0 – 1

19 Greece (GRE) - 14 Romania (ROU) 2½:1½

GM Papaioannou Ioannis 2628 - GM Istratescu Andrei 2624 ½ – ½

GM Banikas Hristos 2599 - GM Nisipeanu Liviu-Dieter 2664 ½ – ½

GM Halkias Stelios 2570 - GM Lupulescu Constantin 2599 ½ – ½

GM Mastrovasilis Dimitrios 2569 - GM Nevednichy Vladislav 2601 1 – 0

22 Serbia 2 (SRB 2) - 31 Finland (FIN) 3 : 1

GM Miladinovic Igor 2547 - GM Nyback Tomi 2615 ½ – ½

GM Sedlak Nikola 2571 - IM Karttunen Mika 2426 ½ – ½

GM Pikula Dejan 2562 - IM Agopov Mikael 2452 1 – 0

GM Brenjo Slavisa 2495 - FM Luukkonen Tommi 2317 1 – 0

23 Denmark (DEN) - 26 Montenegro (MNE) 2½:1½

GM Hansen Lars Bo 2574 - GM Blagojevic Dragisa 2546 ½ – ½

GM Hansen Sune Berg 2552 - GM Djukic Nikola 2503 ½ – ½

GM Rasmussen Allan Stig 2535 - GM Kosic Dragan 2495 1 – 0

GM Schandorff Lars 2501 - IM Kalezic Blazo 2459 ½ – ½

28 Lithuania (LTU) - 20 Croatia (CRO) 2 : 2

GM Sulskis Sarunas 2568 - GM Stevic Hrvoje 2624 0 – 1

GM Malisauskas Vidmantas 2483 - GM Saric Ivan 2573 ½ – ½

IM Cmilyte Viktorija 2477 - GM Bosiocic Marin 2571 ½ – ½

IM Sarakauskas Gediminas 2424 - GM Jankovic Alojzije 2548 1 – 0

32 Bosnia & Herzegovina (BIH) - 21 Austria (AUT) 1½:2½

GM Dizdarevic Emir 2483 - GM Ragger Markus 2561 0 – 1

IM Stojanovic Dalibor 2469 - GM Shengelia David 2560 ½ – ½

IM Bogut Zeljko 2442 - GM Kindermann Stefan 2529 ½ – ½

FM Galic Ivan 2378 - IM Neubauer Martin 2448 ½ – ½

27 Former Yug Rep of Macedonia (MKD) - 38 Monaco (MNC) 3½: ½

GM Georgiev Vladimir 2537 - GM Efimov Igor 2433 ½ – ½

GM Mitkov Nikola 2525 - FM Van Hoolandt Patrick 2229 1 – 0

GM Nedev Trajko 2511 - Ribbegren Karl Johan 2158 1 – 0

GM Stanojoski Zvonko 2492 - Iclicki Willy 2052 1 – 0

30 Turkey (TUR) - 33 Iceland (ISL) 4 : 0

IM Haznedaroglu Kivanc 2499 - IM Gunnarsson Jon Viktor 2462 1 – 0

IM Esen Baris 2494 - IM Arngrimsson Dagur 2396 1 – 0

IM Erdogdu Mert 2467 - IM Thorfinnsson Bjorn 2395 1 – 0

IM Atakisi Umut 2406 - IM Thorfinnsson Bragi 2360 1 – 0

37 Scotland (SCO) - 34 Belgium (BEL) 2 : 2

FM Morrison Graham 2353 - FM Hautot Stephane 2420 ½ – ½

IM Muir Andrew J 2327 - IM Saiboulatov Daniyal 2395 0 – 1

Tate Alan 2175 - IM Cekro Ekrem 2380 1 – 0

Stevenson James 2089 - FM Docx Stefan 2384 ½ – ½

36 Luxembourg (LUX) - 35 Wales (WLS) 2 : 2

IM Berend Fred 2371 - FM Jones Richard S 2321 1 – 0

Jeitz Christian 2253 - FM Rees Ioan 2336 ½ – ½

Serban Vlad 2206 - Kett Tim 2238 ½ – ½

FM Mossong Hubert 2179 - Bennett Alan 2108 0 – 1

Round 4 pairings:

Israel 6 - 6 Azerbaijan

Serbia (1) 6 - 6 Georgia

Russia 5 - 5 Netherlands

Serbia (2) 4 - 4 Armenia

Germany 4 - 4 Greece

Denmark 4 - 4 Spain

England 4 - 4 France

Hungary 4 - 4 Czech Republic

Norway 3 - 3 Poland

Austria 3 - 3 Italy

Ukraine 3 - 2 Croatia

Former Yug Rep of Macedonia 2 - 2 Bulgaria

Romania 2 - 2 Lithuania

Finland 2 - 2 Switzerland

Montenegro 2 - 2 Turkey

Wales 1 - 2 Slovenia

Bosnia & Herzegovina 1 - 1 Scotland

Belgium 1 - 1 Luxembourg

Monaco 0 - 0 Iceland

World Junior Chess Championship 2009

Round 2 pairings

The World Junior Chess Championship 2009 is currently ongoing in Puerto Madrin, Argentina. Most of the top-seeded players, including a 2700-club member Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, have started the campaign with wins. However, Italian IM Sabino suffered a defeat against lower rated opponent, while Grandmasters Manuel Leon Hoyos, Falko Bindrich and Sergei Zhigalko were held to draws.

In the Girls section, WGMs Ann Mary Gomes of India and Deimante Daulyte of Lithuania lost in the first round and WGM Iozefina Paulet conceded a draw. Nevertheless, the competition is long and they will have a chance for redemption in the later games. The Championship concludes on 4th November.

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Juniors Group Round 2 pairings:

IM ADHIBAN Baskaran 2490 IND 1 - 1 GM VACHIER-LAGRAVE Maxime 2718 FRA

GM ANDREIKIN Dmitry 2659 RUS 1 - 1 IM LALITH Babu M R 2477 IND

GM HOWELL David W L 2624 ENG 1 - 1 FM YILMAZ Mustafa 2475 TUR

GUNDAVAA Bayarsaikhan 2477 MGL 1 – 1 GM RODSHTEIN Maxim 2623 ISR

GM LI Chao B 2617 CHN 1 – 1 IM ASHWIN Jayaram 2451 IND

IM CAN Emre 2455 TUR 1 – 1 GM ITURRIZAGA Eduardo 2605 VEN

GM POPOV Ivan 2582 RUS 1 – 1 FM CORI Jorge 2445 PER

TRISTAN Leonardo 2412 ARG 1 - 1 GM JUMABAYEV Rinat 2548 KAZ

GM OLSZEWSKI Michal 2544 POL 1 – 1 IM PEREZ PONSA Federico 2422 ARG

IM SHYAM Sundar M 2403 IND 1 - 1 IM ROBSON Ray 2527 USA

GM DIAMANT Andre 2526 BRA 1 - 1 GALLEGO ALCARAZ Andres Felipe 2404 COL

FM BAJARANI Ulvi 2392 AZE 1 - 1 GM GRIGORYAN Avetik 2515 ARM

IM VOCATURO Daniele 2510 ITA 1 - 1 IM IBARRA CHAMI Luis Fernando 2393 MEX

BOMANS Arno 2085 BEL 1 - 1 IM MARGVELASHVILI Giorgi 2509 GEO

YU Yangyi 2509 CHN 1 - 1 FM ZASLAVSKY Mikhail 2392 ISR

CHAVARRIA Bily 0 ARG 1 - 1 GM CHIRILA Ioan-Cristian 2504 ROU

GM SWIERCZ Dariusz 2492 POL 1 – 1 FM MEZA Hugo 2276 ARG

FM MAENHOUT Thibaut 2303 BEL ½ – ½ GM ZHIGALKO Sergei 2646 BLR

GARNELIS Julius 2228 LTU ½ - ½ IM LENDERMAN Alex 2542 USA

BLIT Jacques 2350 ARG ½ - ½ GM BINDRICH Falko 2516 GER

GM LEON HOYOS Manuel 2516 MEX ½ – ½ AGUINAGA Maximiliano 2009 ARG

IM KARTHIKEYAN P 2449 IND ½ - ½ LEHTIMAKI Tero 2000 FIN

IM POTAPOV Pavel 2429 RUS ½ - ½ DIMURO Matias 2214 ARG

IM BRUNELLO Sabino 2533 ITA 0 – 0 HUGAERT Arthur 2066 BEL

FM MACIAS MURILLO Bryan 2363 ECU 0 – 0 DECUADRO Sebastian 2034 URU

GARCIA FUENTES Sergio Mig 2119 GUA 0 - 0 FM VISHNU Prasanna V 2342 IND

FM STELLA Andrea 2330 ITA 0 - 0 TAHER Rami 1946 LBA

DOLE Anant 2068 RSA 0 - 0 FM KOKOL Peter 2322 SLO

FM LOVIK Lasse Ostebo 2320 NOR 0 – 0 RAMOS Vasco Miguel De Matos 1915 POR

OCAMPOS Ian 2047 ARG 0 - 0 FM SCHIENDORFER Emanuel 2311 SUI

FM HOURIEZ Clement 2304 FRA 0 - 0 BEN FARAHAT Ramadan LBA

CRESPO Eugenio 2019 ARG 0 – 0 ONDRUS Martin 2304 SVK

STAVRIANAKIS Ioannis 2273 GRE 0 - 0 CADELAGO Cristian ARG

MALDONADO Federico 2003 ARG 0 – 0 CM ALVAREZ RAMIREZ Miguel Angel 2259 MEX

CATELLI Hernan 2200 ARG 0 – 0 JOAO Amaral ANG

GUO-YUTHOK Sherab 1966 AUS 0 - 0 AHARON Ofir 2192 ISR

GOMEZ GUSTAV Pizzocaro 2176 BRA 0 – 0 JOAO Mario ANG

MORALES Ramon Alejandro 1941 ARG 0 – 0 CUBERLI Emiliano 2161 ARG

GRYSON Wouter 2145 BEL 0 – 0 SOARES Erikson ANG

GONCALVES Marcus Vinicius M 1865 BRA 0 – 0 GATOR Mosab 2139 LBA

CALDERON Luciano ARG 0 – 0 SALINAS HERRERA Pablo 2129 CHI

SALEH A R Salem 2478 UAE 0 – 0 -

FM TOLOGONTEGIN Semetey 2355 KGZ 0 – 0

Girls Group Round 2 pairings:

WIM ZHANG Xiaowen 2391 CHN 1 – 1 WFM HAYRAPETYAN Anna 2212 ARM

WIM OZTURK Kubra 2176 TUR 1 – 1 WIM CORI TELLO Deysi 2361 PER

WFM AMED Stephanie 2159 ARG 1 – 1 WIM SEVERIUKHINA Zoja 2339 RUS

WIM KIRAN Manisha Mohanty 2153 IND 1 - 1 WGM SOUMYA Swaminathan 2297 IND

WIM PAIKIDZE Nazi 2279 GEO 1 – 1 WFM TJOLSEN Katrine 2178 NOR

WFM STEIL-ANTONI Fiona 2152 LUX 1 – 1 WIM UMUDOVA Nargiz 2254 AZE

WIM IVAKHINOVA Inna 2249 RUS 1 - 1 WFM COLOMBO Camila 2129 URU

HEINRICHS Vivian BRA 1 – 1 WIM KALININA Olga 2229 UKR

WIM YILDIZ Betul Cemre 2224 TUR 1 – 1 WIM GREEFF Melissa 2081 RSA

WGM PAULET Iozefina 2342 ROU ½ – ½ GUO Emma 1920 AUS

ANTON Sarah 1820 AUS ½ – ½ WIM MIKADZE Miranda 2317 GEO

FUCHS Judith 2207 GER ½ – ½ WIM CONGIU Mathilde 2149 FRA

DE LEON Patricia 1741 URU ½ - ½ WIM LEKS Hanna 2169 POL

HARINI Sankaran 2109 IND ½ - ½ FERNANDEZ Maria Florencia 2159 ARG

WIM MENDOZA VELAZQUEZ Lorena Alejand 1973 MEX 0 - 0 WGM GOMES Mary Ann 2396 IND

WIM PADMINI Rout 2331 IND 0 – 0 BUCAR Natasa 1972 SLO

WGM DAULYTE Deimante 2307 LTU 0 – 0 MARTINEZ DE NEGRI M Agustina 1945 ARG

MARTINEZ Janine 1948 BRA 0 – 0 HEREDIA SERRANO Carla 2152 ECU

OLSAROVA Tereza 2150 CZE 0 – 0 ANU Bayar 1876 MGL

WFM HERRERA Milena 2141 COL 0 – 0 HATTINGH Angelique 1790 RSA

MOTYCAKOVA Monika 2038 SVK 0 – 0 FERREIRA Susana Carolina G 1660 POR

FLORES Nancy 1927 ARG 0 – 0 JORQUERA CABELLO Valentina 1997 CHI

REGINATO Sabrina 1880 ITA 0 Descanso

Romania, Slovenia, and Poland lead the women section ETCC

Many decisive matches, France-Azerbaijan play a fighting draw

Day one of the women European Team Chess Championship was marked by mostly decisive matches with full or close to full game points victories. Romania, Slovenia, and Poland were perfect 4,0/4 to take the lead, while Russia, Ukraine, Serbia, Germany, Netherlands, and Greece are only half a point behind them.

The only match that finished draw was Azerbaijan – France with 4 decisive games.

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1 Russia (RUS) - 15 Spain (ESP) 3½: ½

GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2516 - WGM Calzetta Ruiz Monica 2386 1 – 0

GM Kosintseva Tatiana 2536 - WGM Vega Gutierrez Sabrina 2357 ½ – ½

IM Kosintseva Nadezhda 2493 - FM Pares Vives Natalia 2282 1 – 0

WFM Gunina Valentina 2437 - WIM Llaneza Vega Patricia 2277 1 – 0

16 Czech Republic (CZE) - 2 Georgia (GEO) 1 : 3

IM Jackova Jana 2393 - GM Dzagnidze Nana 2535 1 – 0

WGM Nemcova Katerina 2258 - IM Javakhishvili Lela 2472 0 – 1

WGM Kulovana Eva 2287 - IM Khukhashvili Sopiko 2451 0 – 1

WIM Pertlova Sona 2226 - IM Khotenashvili Bela 2438 0 – 1

3 Ukraine (UKR) - 17 Israel (ISR) 3½: ½

GM Lahno Kateryna 2483 - IM Borsuk Angela 2351 1 – 0

WGM Zhukova Natalia 2457 - WGM Igla Bella 2258 1 – 0

IM Ushenina Anna 2474 - WGM Pitam Ella 2285 ½ – ½

IM Gaponenko Inna 2438 - WIM Vasiliev Olga 2266 1 – 0

9 Serbia (SRB) - 23 Montenegro (MNE) 3½: ½

IM Maric Alisa 2405 - WGM Vojinovic Jovana 2359 ½ – ½

IM Bojkovic Natasa 2429 - WFM Milovic Aleksandra 2173 1 – 0

WGM Stojanovic Andjelija 2323 - WFM Stojanovic Marija R 2172 1 – 0

WGM Chelushkina Irina 2333 - Misovic Sanja 1921 1 – 0

18 Croatia (CRO) - 4 Poland (POL) 0 : 4

WGM Golubenko Valentina 2298 - GM Socko Monika 2476 0 – 1

WGM Medic Mirjana 2322 - IM Rajlich Iweta 2465 0 – 1

WIM Franciskovic Borka 2215 - IM Dworakowska Joanna 2345 0 – 1

WIM Jelica Mara 2242 - WGM Majdan Joanna 2361 0 – 1

5 Armenia (ARM) - 19 Italy (ITA) 2½:1½

IM Danielian Elina 2489 - IM Sedina Elena 2335 ½ – ½

IM Mkrtchian Lilit 2469 - IM Zimina Olga 2319 1 – 0

WGM Galojan Lilit 2326 - WFM Brunello Marina 2162 ½ – ½

WGM Aginian Nelly 2307 - WFM Ambrosi Eleonora 2159 ½ – ½

20 Azerbaijan (AZE) - 6 France (FRA) 2 : 2

WGM Mamedjarova Zeinab 2285 - GM Sebag Marie 2519 1 – 0

WIM Kazimova Narmin 2228 - IM Collas Silvia 2319 0 – 1

WGM Mamedjarova Turkan 2233 - WIM Guichard Pauline 2304 1 – 0

WIM Isgandarova Khayala 2212 - WGM Leconte Maria 2325 0 – 1

7 Germany (GER) - 21 Austria (AUT) 3½: ½

IM Paehtz Elisabeth 2482 - IM Moser Eva 2431 1 – 0

IM Kachiani-Gersinska Ketino 2349 - WIM Kopinits Anna-Christina 2254 ½ – ½

WGM Michna Marta 2366 - Exler Veronika 2113 1 – 0

WIM Ohme Melanie 2310 - Newrkla Katharina 2083 1 – 0

22 England (ENG) - 8 Bulgaria (BUL) 1½:2½

IM Houska Jovanka 2381 - GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2527 ½ – ½

WIM Lauterbach Ingrid 2163 - WIM Nikolova Adriana 2334 1 – 0

WIM Regan Natasha K 2170 - WGM Voiska Margarita 2335 0 – 1

WFM Grigoryan Meri 2122 - WFM Videnova Iva 2307 0 – 1

24 Bosnia & Herzegovina (BIH) - 10 Hungary (HUN) 1 : 3

WIM Boric Elena 2259 - IM Vajda Szidonia 2375 ½ – ½

Dedijer Sanja 2068 - WGM Rudolf Anna 2286 0 – 1

Dedijer Mira 2005 - IM Gara Anita 2365 0 – 1

Malokas Nermina 1959 - WGM Gara Ticia 2364 ½ – ½

11 Netherlands (NED) - 25 Former Yug Rep of Macedonia (MKD) 3½: ½

FM Schuurman Petra 2348 - Jonoska Katerina 2023 1 – 0

WIM Bensdorp Marlies 2325 - Gjorgjieva Ivana 1917 1 – 0

WGM Muhren Bianca 2290 - Bejatovic Bojana 1833 1 – 0

WIM Schut Lisa 2221 - WIM Koskoska Gabriela 2182 ½ – ½

26 Finland (FIN) - 12 Slovenia (SLO) 0 : 4

Rautanen Sari 1993 - IM Muzychuk Anna 2533 0 – 1

Savola Laura 2090 - WGM Krivec Jana 2329 0 – 1

WFM Puuska Heini 2020 - WGM Srebrnic Ana 2237 0 – 1

WFM Walta Paivi 1893 - WIM Rozic Vesna 2240 0 – 1

13 Romania (ROU) - 27 Norway (NOR) 4 : 0

IM Peptan Corina-Isabela 2387 - Haug Marianne Wold 2005 1 – 0

WGM Voicu Carmen 2285 - WFM Johnsen Sylvia 2040 1 – 0

WGM Sandu Mihaela 2270 - Carlsen Ellen Oen 1904 1 – 0

WGM Motoc Alina 2316 - Reppen Ellisiv 1915 1 – 0

28 Turkey (TUR) - 14 Greece (GRE) ½ :3½

WFM Bayrak Asli 2011 - WGM Botsari Anna-Maria 2286 0 – 1

Soylemez Cansu 1907 - WGM Makropoulou Marina 2288 ½ – ½

Sop Selen 1930 - WIM Fakhiridou Ekaterini 2253 0 – 1

Sasmazel Burcu 1912 - WIM Stiri Alexandra 2198 0 – 1

Croatia holds Russia, Italy stuns Bulgaria

Netherlands and Hungary share the lead after day 1 at ETCC

GM Ivan Saric was the shining star for Croatia, as they managed to stop the Russian machine in round 1 of the European Team Chess Championship. Svidler and Tomashevsky drew their games, while Morozevich gave the lead to the top seeded team. However, Saric shocked the 2700 club member – Jakovenko, to give Croatia hopes for higher standings.

Bulgaria tried to apply team strategy, with GM Delchev making one of the shortest draws of the event. However, it turned against them, as Fabiano Caruana got a favorable position against Cheparinov, while Bojkov lost on the last board. The victory by Iotov against Rombaldoni could not save the higher rated team.

The third surprise of the day came from Switzerland. They played against Ukraine, at the ETCC without their previous stars Ivanchuk and Karjakin, but still the higher rated team. Korchnoi, Jenni, and Ekstroem did excellent job holding their higher rated opponents, while GM Gallagher did the impossible, defeating GM Kryvoruchko and giving Switzerland 2 match points.

Hungary and Holland took the lead as they destroyed Turkey and Wales respectively. In other matches there were no major surprises, although many individual scores were not expected. Scroll down for all the results from day 1. Expect later today a large photo gallery and many details about the tournament and the events around it.

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The view to the playing hall from the VIP stands

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The big banner hanging at the side of the women section

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Azerbaijan depend on themselves, as Russia was held to a draw in round 1

20 Croatia (CRO) - 1 Russia (RUS) 2 : 2

GM Stevic Hrvoje 2624 - GM Svidler Peter 2741 ½ – ½

GM Kozul Zdenko 2588 - GM Morozevich Alexander 2750 0 – 1

GM Saric Ivan 2573 - GM Jakovenko Dmitry 2742 1 – 0

GM Bosiocic Marin 2571 - GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2688 ½ – ½

2 Azerbaijan (AZE) - 21 Austria (AUT) 3 : 1

GM Radjabov Teimour 2757 - GM Ragger Markus 2561 ½ – ½

GM Gashimov Vugar 2740 - GM Shengelia David 2560 ½ – ½

GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2721 - GM Kindermann Stefan 2529 1 – 0

GM Mamedov Rauf 2626 - GM Stanec Nikolaus 2541 1 – 0

23 Denmark (DEN) - 3 Armenia (ARM) 1 : 3

GM Hansen Lars Bo 2574 - GM Akopian Vladimir 2698 ½ – ½

GM Hansen Sune Berg 2552 - GM Sargissian Gabriel 2678 ½ – ½

GM Schandorff Lars 2501 - GM Pashikian Arman 2663 0 – 1

IM Glud Jakob Vang 2476 - GM Petrosian Tigran L 2602 0 – 1

4 Bulgaria (BUL) - 24 Italy (ITA) 1½:2½

GM Cheparinov Ivan 2667 - GM Caruana Fabiano 2662 0 – 1

GM Delchev Aleksander 2635 - GM Godena Michele 2530 ½ – ½

GM Iotov Valentin 2578 - IM Rombaldoni Denis 2469 1 – 0

GM Bojkov Dejan 2528 - IM Shytaj Luca 2481 0 – 1

25 Switzerland (SUI) - 5 Ukraine (UKR) 2½:1½

GM Korchnoi Viktor 2566 - GM Volokitin Andrei 2681 ½ – ½

GM Jenni Florian 2500 - GM Efimenko Zahar 2654 ½ – ½

IM Ekstroem Roland 2488 - GM Drozdovskij Yuri 2627 ½ – ½

GM Gallagher Joseph G 2464 - GM Kryvoruchko Yuriy 2612 1 – 0

6 Israel (ISR) - 26 Montenegro (MNE) 2½:1½

GM Roiz Michael 2658 - GM Blagojevic Dragisa 2546 1 – 0

GM Mikhalevski Victor 2625 - GM Djukic Nikola 2503 0 – 1

GM Postny Evgeny 2651 - GM Drasko Milan 2527 1 – 0

GM Avrukh Boris 2668 - GM Kosic Dragan 2495 ½ – ½

27 Former Yug Rep of Macedonia (MKD) - 7 Germany (GER) 1 : 3

GM Mitkov Nikola 2525 - GM Meier Georg 2664 ½ – ½

GM Nedev Trajko 2511 - GM Fridman Daniel 2661 0 – 1

GM Stanojoski Zvonko 2492 - GM Gustafsson Jan 2622 ½ – ½

IM Pancevski Filip 2432 - GM Khenkin Igor 2613 0 – 1

37 Scotland (SCO) - 17 Serbia 1 (SRB 1) ½ :3½

FM Morrison Graham 2353 - GM Ivanisevic Ivan 2614 ½ – ½

IM Muir Andrew J 2327 - GM Solak Dragan 2583 0 – 1

Tate Alan 2175 - GM Markus Robert 2608 0 – 1

Stevenson James 2089 - GM Vuckovic Bojan 2600 0 – 1

8 Spain (ESP) - 28 Lithuania (LTU) 3½: ½

GM Shirov Alexei 2730 - GM Sulskis Sarunas 2568 1 – 0

GM Vallejo Pons Francisco 2696 - GM Malisauskas Vidmantas 2483 ½ – ½

GM Lopez Martinez Josep Manuel 2570 - IM Cmilyte Viktorija 2477 1 – 0

GM Salgado Lopez Ivan 2555 - IM Sarakauskas Gediminas 2424 1 – 0

29 Norway (NOR) - 9 France (FRA) ½ :3½

GM Hammer Jon Ludvig 2585 - GM Fressinet Laurent 2658 ½ – ½

GM Johannessen Leif Erlend 2532 - GM Edouard Romain 2620 0 – 1

IM Elsness Frode 2458 - GM Cornette Matthieu 2577 0 – 1

FM Thomassen Joachim 2332 - GM Feller Sebastien 2570 0 – 1

10 Hungary (HUN) - 30 Turkey (TUR) 4 : 0

GM Berkes Ferenc 2663 - IM Haznedaroglu Kivanc 2499 1 – 0

GM Balogh Csaba 2620 - IM Esen Baris 2494 1 – 0

GM Gyimesi Zoltan 2594 - IM Erdogdu Mert 2467 1 – 0

GM Ruck Robert 2548 - IM Atakisi Umut 2406 1 – 0

31 Finland (FIN) - 11 Georgia (GEO) 1½:2½

GM Nyback Tomi 2615 - GM Jobava Baadur 2696 1 – 0

IM Karttunen Mika 2426 - GM Pantsulaia Levan 2600 0 – 1

IM Agopov Mikael 2452 - GM Gagunashvili Merab 2580 ½ – ½

FM Luukkonen Tommi 2317 - GM Sanikidze Tornike 2600 0 – 1

12 Poland (POL) - 32 Bosnia & Herzegovina (BIH) 2 : 2

GM Socko Bartosz 2637 - GM Dizdarevic Emir 2483 ½ – ½

GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw 2640 - IM Stojanovic Dalibor 2469 ½ – ½

GM Macieja Bartlomiej 2618 - IM Bogut Zeljko 2442 ½ – ½

GM Bartel Mateusz 2609 - FM Galic Ivan 2378 ½ – ½

33 Iceland (ISL) - 13 Czech Republic (CZE) 1½:2½

IM Gunnarsson Jon Viktor 2462 - GM Navara David 2692 0 – 1

IM Arngrimsson Dagur 2396 - GM Laznicka Viktor 2634 1 – 0

IM Thorfinnsson Bjorn 2395 - GM Babula Vlastimil 2569 0 – 1

IM Thorfinnsson Bragi 2360 - GM Cvek Robert 2518 ½ – ½

14 Romania (ROU) - 34 Belgium (BEL) 3 : 1

GM Istratescu Andrei 2624 - IM Saiboulatov Daniyal 2395 ½ – ½

GM Nisipeanu Liviu-Dieter 2664 - IM Cekro Ekrem 2380 1 – 0

GM Lupulescu Constantin 2599 - FM Docx Stefan 2384 ½ – ½

GM Nevednichy Vladislav 2601 - IM Polaczek Richard 2381 1 – 0

35 Wales (WLS) - 15 Netherlands (NED) 0 : 4

FM Jones Richard S 2321 - GM Smeets Jan 2642 0 – 1

FM Rees Ioan 2336 - GM Stellwagen Daniel 2630 0 – 1

Dineley Richard 2270 - GM L’Ami Erwin 2606 0 – 1

Kett Tim 2238 - GM Werle Jan 2563 0 – 1

16 Slovenia (SLO) - 36 Luxembourg (LUX) 3½: ½

GM Beliavsky Alexander 2656 - IM Berend Fred 2371 1 – 0

GM Pavasovic Dusko 2602 - Jeitz Christian 2253 1 – 0

GM Borisek Jure 2575 - Linster Philippe 2230 ½ – ½

IM Sebenik Matej 2489 - FM Mossong Hubert 2179 1 – 0

18 England (ENG) - 38 Monaco (MNC) 3 : 1

GM McShane Luke J 2615 - GM Efimov Igor 2433 0 – 1

GM Conquest Stuart C 2563 - FM Van Hoolandt Patrick 2229 1 – 0

GM Williams Simon K 2545 - Ribbegren Karl Johan 2158 1 – 0

GM Gordon Stephen J 2535 - Iclicki Willy 2052 1 – 0

22 Serbia 2 (SRB 2) - 19 Greece (GRE) 1 : 3

GM Miladinovic Igor 2547 - GM Papaioannou Ioannis 2628 ½ – ½

GM Sedlak Nikola 2571 - GM Banikas Hristos 2599 0 – 1

GM Pikula Dejan 2562 - GM Halkias Stelios 2570 ½ – ½

IM Roganovic Milos 2474 - GM Mastrovasilis Athanasios 2519 0 – 1