May 23, 2017

European Club Cup Round 6

The defending champion Economist-SGSEU-1 almost secured the second consecutive title of the European Club Cup after a tight victory versus Mika Yerevan in round six. The reigning World Junior Champion Dmitry Andreikin shone again and won a key point, and as other five games were drawn, the final score is 3.5-2.5 for Saratov team. They are now full two points ahead of the nearest followers and need only a draw in the final round to retain the trophy.

SOCAR Azerbaijan still has some chances to challenge the first place with today’s victory against St.Petersburg Chess Club. Alexei Shirov won the only decided game in this match.
A DAN DZO & PGMB Chernigiv split the points with the third-seeded ShSM-64 Moscow, thanks to GM Anton Korobov who scored against Sergey Karjakin.

The brave G-Team Novy Bor suffered a 2-4 loss against Yugra, who actually leaped ahead to the shared second place and is in position to fight for the trophy in direct clash with Economist.

Top round seven pairings are Economist-SGSEU-1 – Yugra, SOCAR Azerbaijan – ShSM-64 Moscow, Mika Yerevan – Baden-Baden OSG, Eynatten KSK47 – A DAN DZO & PGMB Chernigiv, St.Petersburg Chess Club – Beer Sheva CC, Solingen SG – Ashdod Elite CC, G-Team Novy Bor – Rivnenski Iisovi zubry Rivne, Glasinac – Werder Bremen and Ural – Oslo Schakselskap.

Results and standings / Photos and videos / PGN (posted)

Dmitry Andreikin in the match against Mika Yerevan

Dmitry Andreikin in the match against Mika Yerevan

Grandmasters Mamedyarov and Ivanchuk

Grandmasters Mamedyarov and Ivanchuk

The 6th round of the 15th European Club Cup for Women in Plovdiv saw a switch on the top of the crosstable as St.Petersburg Chess Club convincingly outplayed AVS by 3-1. Grandmasters Viktorija Cmilyte and Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant won with black pieces.

The defending champion Cercle d’Echecs de Monte Carlo signed identical 3-1 victory over Mika Yerevan and is now in joint lead with the St.Petersburg team.

Everything is still unclear in this section and three teams are contending the first place. AVS appears to have lost all the chances since their sum of individual points is low.

Round seven pairings are Cercle d’Echecs de Monte Carlo – AVS, Giprorechtrans – St.Petersburg Chess Club, Lokomotiv 2000 – MIKA Yerevan, Samaia Tbilisi – BAS Beograd, USV Volksbank Halle – Oslo Schakselkap, KSC Komarno – Herzliya Chess Club and Ashdod Elite CC – CS Fischer Chieti.

Results and standings / Photos and videos / PGN (posted)

photo by Boyko Hristov

photo by Boyko Hristov

The women section

The women section