Two very thrilling rounds are in front of us at the European Team contest in Novi Sad, where it’s anybody match after yesterday’s 7th round. Armenia beat Azerbaijan and the two sides are both on 11 match points now, mutually with Russia. The Russian women compressed Azerbaijan 4-0; Georgia strike Israel 3-1.
Wednesday was a terrible day for Azerbaijan. In the fight with Armenia things went incorrect on one panel, but with three draw on the others it destined the game was lost. The Azeri women, who had a unbelievable competition so far, are back into realism after being compressed by Russia: 4-0.
Sargissian become the game winner for Armenia by thrashing Guseinov with Black in 70 moves. The Berlin Wall leftovers a tricky finish and Aronian himself has said that he now and then employs it when he wants to play for a succeed with Black – we’re chatting two minds, same approach here.
Alexander Morozevich determined the Russia-Georgia game with a victory over Mchedlishvili. It was an uneven Queen’s Gambit established where Black’s 12bxc5 was instructive; the c-pawn and unlock b-file became vital factors later on. Svidler-Jobava was a actually cool draw by the way.
Ukraine was obviously too physically powerful for the Czech Republic while Hungary and Israel weren’t actually in a hostility mood. The Dutch side is unexpectedly only one match point behind Armenia. Switzerland distress England with three draw and their IM Roland Ekstroem defeat GM Stephen Gordon.
In the women part Georgia kept pace with Russia gratitude to a 3-1 victory over Israel. There’s a 2-point opening with Armenia, Czech Republic and Ukraine. Joanna Majdan, board 4 of Poland, at present has the highest routine rating with a score of 5.5/6. After drawing with Beliavsky, Jon Ludvig Hammer still leads the individual open list with a 2838 performance.In today’s last but one round the open pairings comprise Armenia-Russia, Poland-Azerbaijan and Ukraine-Netherlands.
The identical happened a round previous in the women part eight draws on the two top boards of round 6 didn’t alter the top of the standing of the European Team contest in Novi Sad. The Russian ladies take over the lead from Georgia.
Perhaps it’s the hard agenda of nine rounds without a rest day, maybe other forces play a role. Fact is that in three matches of the top match Azerbaijan-Russia a fast draw was decided, just concerning when Tomashevsky-Mamedyarov looked very draws too. However, soon that match turned into a very attractive pawn ending which needs to be analyzed by endgame experts; in the ending it was a draw as well.
Four extra draws in Ukraine-Georgia kept the peak of the standings intact; Pantsulaia-Volokitin was hyper-sharp and fortunately in many other matches lots of thrilling games were played as well. What regarding Aronian-Shirov, where Black get three passed pawns in go back for a white bishop. At a few point one side just had to give a continuous somewhere, but what a huge fight. On the minor boards Armenia determined the match next to Spain in their favor 3-1.
Even lacking Magnus Carlsen, Norway’s panel one currently has the highest rating presentation in the competition Jon Ludvig Hammer scored 5/6 which is good for a 2873 stage of play. Today pairings contain the clashes Azerbaijan-Armenia, Russia-Georgia and Czech Republic-Ukraine. In the women part Georgia was apprehended 2-2 by Azerbaijan mostly thanks to Shakhriyar’s oldest sister Zeinab Mamedjarova, who beat Nana Dzagnidze on panel one.
After thrashing Georgia in round 5 Azerbaijan is the only leader with 10 game points at the European Team contest in Novi Sad. Russia follow on second place with the similar figure of match points as Georgia. In the women part Georgia reserved the lead subsequent to all eight games on the two top boards finished in a draw.
Their summit board Radjabov lost his initial match, to Jobava, but Azerbaijan composed two match points anyhow against Georgia. It was a extremely nice win by Jobava, as well as a double exchange sacrifice; a somewhat dissimilar theme. Gashimov’s succeed against Mchedlishvili was distinctive for the Azeri GM, scheming intensely and finding original ideas in seemingly identical positions.
Russia back in second position after a believable victory over Israel. Tomashevsky outplayed Avrukh initial with 1.c4 while Svidler strike Sutovsky in a Caro-Kann. The physically powerful reply 20Ba8! completely refuted White’s violent intentions. Svidler’s finish was correct and stylish at the same time.
Aronian also lost his initial game he didn’t live a upsetting attack by Bacrot. The Frenchman complete the Anti-Moscow appear like a King’s Gambit with Adolf Anderssen at the back the white pieces. Sargissian play a parallel role for his side like Guseinov did for Azerbaijan: he had in progress poorly too, with 1/3, but right when the team’s panel one suffer his first loss, Sargissian score his first succeed, to draw the game 2-2.
In the women part Ukraine and Georgia were extremely friendly to each other: all four game finished in quick draws. Armenia and Azerbaijan fight out a genuine match, but also these four matches finished in draws. Russia beat Poland recognition to a win by Tatiana Kosintseva next to Iweta Rajlich.
Azerbaijan and Georgia are lead in the European Team contest in Novi Sad following four rounds; the two sides won all their matches so far. Also in the women part Georgia tops the standing. In round 4 the Dutch side held Russia 2-2; on panel single Smeets strike Mororezich with Black.
The 17th European Team contest is prearranged by the European Chess Union and Serbia Chess confederation. The Championship is apprehended in Novi Sad, Serbia.
Subsequent to four rounds it’s obvious that Georgia is the most winning country so far in Novi Sad. Yesterday the men were too physically powerful for Serbia’s primary team: 1-3. As predict, in the women part Georgia beaten Armenia.
There weren’t any genuine surprise this round, but the 2-2 draw next to Russia was of course an outstanding result for the Dutch side. Jan Smeets manage to beat Alexander Morozevich with Black in a very difficult game.
Azerbaijan win its fourth game, next to Israel. Radjabov, Gashimov and Mamedyarov are playing well but Guseinov is a feeble mark so far. Greece held Germany gratitude to a suceed by Papaioannou with Black next to Naiditsch, who sacrifice his c2-pawn in a Scandinavian to keep away from move repetition, but by no means saw it again. The centuries old competition between France and England was determined in favor of the country of lavender and champagne; McShane lost his initial game, to Fressinet, and Feller strike Williams.
A deeply dissatisfied Vassily Ivanchuk walk into the press room this evening after draw with Sergei Tiviakov. Ukraine’s number one was certain he was captivating today. Anish Giri draw his fifth game, next to Judit Polgar. In the open group Haslinger win next to Nijboer and now only wants a draw tomorrow to succeed outright.
Sergei Tiviakov has outstanding chances to succeed this year’s Crown Group in Hoogeveen, after he runaway with a draw today next to Vassily Ivanchuk. Indeed it wasn’t so simple, but the very hard computer line given below in the spectator seems convincing sufficient for impartially assessing the location as winning for White.
Anish Giri is silent holding his own; today he added an extra draw to his set and again it was relatively an interesting game. After opening the place seem difficult for White, but finally Polgar couldn’t find a way to attain an benefit. The two analyzed the match for on two hours in the press room, but things remain indistinct even there.
Subsequent to his post mortem Giri told me that he was very frightened about Polgar’s play. The method she calculates variation is very good. During the many bombard sessions in the press room, Giri is viewing that tactical idea is at present the area in chess where he excels, and so it is comprehensible that he’s frightened when somebody still beats him there!
In open group Haslinger and Nijboer were together on 6/7, a full point in front of the rest of the field. Naturally they were opposite next to each other and this sport was decided by, well, perhaps previously dubious opening preparation by Nijboer.