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Big Upset at ECC, SOCAR Shocked by Novy Bor

  • PeterDoggers
  • on 26/10/13 06:41.

Friday's 6th round of the European Club Cup in Rhodes, Greece saw a big upset as SOCAR, the top favorites and current cup holders, lost to Novy Bor. On the lower boards SOCAR's Wang Hao and Anish Giri beat their lower rated opponents, but Fabiano Caruana, Veselin Topalov and Gata Kamsky all lost their games, to David Navara, Radek Wojtaszek and Viktor Laznicka respectively. In the women's section Cercle d'Echecs de Monte-Carlo won the gold medal a round before the end.

Photos © Goran Urosevic & Anastasiya Karlovich courtesy of the ECC

That was a stunning victory for the Czech/Polish tean from Novy Bor (Czech Republic) against the defending champion SOCAR! The team led by David Navara took over the lead, and have excellent chances to win the cup as they play the weaker team from Minsk in Saturday's final round.

The start went fine for SOCAR as Anish Giri (not bad to have a top 30 player on last board, is it?) moved to an excellent 4.5/5 with the following pretty win:

Anish Giri and Wang Hao did OK for SOCAR

Wang Hao beat Zbynek Hracek on board five, and on four Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Krishnan Sasikiran split the point. However, SOCAR's top three boards had a collective off-day which tipped the match in favor of  Novy Bor: 3.5-2.5. Below you can replay these games:

David Navara beat Fabiano Caruana on top board

With one round to go SOCAR now shares second place with PGMB-Rostov, Malachite, Saint-Petersburg and Minsk.

European Club Cup 2013 | Round 6 standings

Rk. SNo   Team + = - TB1 TB2 TB3 TB4 TB5
1 5   G-Team Novy Bor 5 1 0 11 168 24 138,5 124,5
2 1   SOCAR 5 0 1 10 170 26 124,5 100,5
3 6   PGMB-Rostov 5 0 1 10 151,5 26 115,5 91,5
4 2   Malachite 4 2 0 10 143 28 107,5 83,25
5 3   Saint-Petersburg 5 0 1 10 142 26 116 92,5
6 10   Minsk 5 0 1 10 136 26 103 83
7 9   Clichy Echecs 92 4 1 1 9 137 24 124,5 86,25
8 8   Odlar Yurdu 3 2 1 8 152 24,5 131,5 79,5
9 4   Ugra 4 0 2 8 145 23,5 131 79
10 7   O.R. Padova 4 0 2 8 124 20 135 83
11 17   Reichenstein SSB 4 0 2 8 120,5 24 97,5 55,5
12 15   S.F. Wirtzfeld 4 0 2 8 111,5 21 121,5 69,5
13 25   Asker 4 0 2 8 98 25,5 86,5 49
14 20   Besiktas JK 4 0 2 8 98 25 84 51,5
15 12   Amay Chess Club 3 1 2 7 114 20 123 62,75
16 21   En Passant 3 1 2 7 103 19,5 117,5 58
17 13   Schachclub MPO Maria Saal 3 1 2 7 96 18,5 119,5 60,25
18 19   A.S.I. Bologna 3 1 2 7 95 19 108 53,75
19 24   Limhamns SK 3 1 2 7 91,5 18 122,5 62,5
20 32   Accres Apeldoorn 3 1 2 7 77 16,5 130 68,5
21 11   Peristeri 3 0 3 6 114,5 20 122 56,5
22 16   Haladas VSE, Szombathely 2 2 2 6 87,5 20 92 43,75
23 14   SK 47 Eynatten 3 0 3 6 87,5 19 94,5 42,5
24 18   Kfar Saba Chess Club 3 0 3 6 78,5 16,5 122,5 55
25 33   Schachgesellschaft Solingen 3 0 3 6 71,5 21,5 87 35,5
26 22   Club d'Echecs de Geneve 2 2 2 6 66 15,5 115 50,5
27 39   CE De Sprenger Echternach 2 2 2 6 64,5 17,5 88 41
28 43   Edinburgh Chess Club 3 0 3 6 64 16 105,5 47
29 36   White Rose 3 0 3 6 64 15,5 116 44,5
30 37   Expik Kosova 3 0 3 6 60 17,5 91 42
31 34   Sautron 3 0 3 6 58,5 15 120 51
32 35   SK Advisory Invest Baden 3 0 3 6 56 15,5 105,5 42,5
33 27   Oslo Schakselskap 2 1 3 5 79 15 114,5 40,75
34 31   Chess Club Velhot 2 1 3 5 68 18,5 94 27,75
35 23   Jetsmark 2 1 3 5 67,5 18,5 85 30,25
36 29   Barbican 4NCL 2 1 3 5 66 12,5 136,5 51,25
37 38   The Smashing Pawns Belvaux 2 1 3 5 64,5 18,5 86,5 28,5
38 30   Viking Chess Club 2 1 3 5 62 17 90,5 32,5
39 47   Istogu Chess Club 2 1 3 5 49,5 13 104 36,75
40 26   Tammer-Shakki 2 1 3 5 48 13 125,5 38
41 48   Adare 1 2 3 4 75 15,5 97 34
42 28   Jutes of Kent 2 0 4 4 59 13,5 124,5 37
43 44   SV Voerendaal / KNSB 2 0 4 4 52,5 16 88 22,5
44 41   Cercle d'Echecs de Monte-Carlo 2 0 4 4 52 13,5 106 33
45 42   Chess Club Eppingen 2 0 4 4 45 15,5 87,5 21,5
46 51   Klubi Sportiv Butrinti 1 1 4 3 35 10,5 100,5 10
47 46   Gonzaga 1 1 4 3 31 13 88 10,5
48 49   SV Muelheim Nord 1931 1 1 4 3 31 12,5 81 10,5
49 52   Cardigan 1 1 4 3 27,5 9,5 86 10,5
50 40   Nordea Skanderborg 1 0 5 2 55 11,5 125 19
51 45   Edinburgh West Chess Club 1 0 5 2 48 12 97 13
52 53   Ippotis Rodou 0 1 5 1 45 10,5 69,5 0
53 50   White Knights Chess Club 0 1 5 1 35,5 10 75,5 0

Cercle d’Echecs de Monte-Carlo has secured the gold medals with a sixth straight win. On Friday they were far too strong for MRU - Vilniaus Fortas, whom they crushed 4-0. The top four of the best players list consists of Monaco players: Hou Yifan & Humpy Koneru with 5.0/6 and Anna Muzychuk & Pia Cramling with 4.0/5.

Star-studded Monaco clinched gold in round 6

European Club Cup 2013 | Women | Round 6 standings

Rk. SNo FED Team + = - TB1 TB2 TB3 TB4 TB5
1 1 MNC Cercle d'Echecs de Monte-Carlo 6 0 0 12 112,5 19,5 79,5 79,5
2 5 RUS Ugra 4 1 1 9 62,5 14 81,5 54,5
3 2 RUS SHSM Nashe Nasledie 2 3 1 7 87,5 15 81,5 41,25
4 4 ROU CS Politechnica-Antibiotice Iasi 3 1 2 7 77 16 77,5 36,5
5 3 ARM Mika Chess Club 3 1 2 7 71,5 12,5 67 33,5
6 8 LTU MRU - Vilniaus Fortas 3 0 3 6 38,5 12 63,5 21,5
7 6 SRB Chess Club BAS 2 1 3 5 39 10 63 16
8 9 ITA Fischer Chieti 2 1 3 5 28 10,5 54 11
9 7 SRB Jelica PEP 1 2 3 4 51,5 11,5 61,5 11,5
10 10 BIH Rudar Prijedor 1 1 4 3 18,5 7 56,5 4
11 11 AUT ASVOE Pamhagen 0 1 5 1 20 4 51 0

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  • 9 mesi fa

    mathemaat

    "a collective off-day"

    after reading this, I realised this text was written by a Dutchman

  • 9 mesi fa

    dokter_nee

    That game from Navarra, so good.

  • 9 mesi fa

    czerwony111

    Radek Wojtaszek! Respect!

  • 9 mesi fa

    lesperance

    G-Team Novy Bor wins European Club Cup!

  • 9 mesi fa

    Makholm

    any chance to get federation listing on the primary?

  • 9 mesi fa

    destroyer_96

    How to flip board?

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