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Germany Win 2011 European Team Champs

  • SonofPearl
  • on 11/11/11 11:30.

euro2011-logo-180x180.jpgTenth seeds Germany have won the 2011 European Team Chess Championship after beating Armenia 2½-1½ in a last-round showdown.

Germany's games with the white pieces on boards 1 and 3 ended in short draws, leaving all the action on boards 2 and 4.

Georg Meier won an excellent game against Sergey Movsesian on board 2, and Jan Gustafsson held on for a draw against Gabriel Sargassian in a nailbiting climax on board 4 to secure the gold medal for Germany.

Azerbaijan beat Romania 3-1 to claim the silver medal, while Hungary came from nowhere to thrash one-time leaders Bulgaria 4-0 to overtake unlucky Armenia in the standings and claim the bronze medal.

Naiditsch, Meier, Fridman and Gustafsson won the gold medal for Germany (left of picture)

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Germany's match results during the tournament were:

Round Result/Opponent/(Seed)/Score
1 Beat Montenegro (29) 3-1
2 Drew Israel (11) 2-2
3 Beat Hungary (5) 2½-1½  
4 Beat Ukraine (2) 3½-½  
5 Lost to Bulgaria (7) 3-1
6 Beat Italy (22) 3-1
7 Beat Romania (17) 2½-1½ 
8 Beat Azerbaijan (3) 2½-1½
9 Beat Armenia (4) 2½-1½ 

 

Gashimov (centre) and Mamedyarov (right) both won against Romania to claim silver for Azerbaijan

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Hungary (left) thumped Bulgaria 4-0 to claim an unexpected bronze medal

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The final standings:

Rk. SNo Team W D L MP BP
1 10 Germany 7 1 1 15 22.5
2 3 Azerbaijan 6 2 1 14 23.0
3 5 Hungary 5 3 1 13 23.0
4 4 Armenia 6 1 2 13 22.5
5 1 Russia 6 1 2 13 21.5
6 9 Netherlands 5 2 2 12 19.0
7 7 Bulgaria 5 2 2 12 18.5
8 14 Poland 4 3 2 11 22.0
9 17 Romania 5 1 3 11 20.0
10 13 Spain 5 1 3 11 19.5
11 22 Italy 5 1 3 11 19.0
12 18 Serbia 5 0 4 10 22.0
13 15 Georgia 4 2 3 10 22.0
14 11 Israel 4 2 3 10 20.0
15 2 Ukraine 4 2 3 10 19.0
16 12 Czech Rep. 3 4 2 10 18.5
17 21 Slovenia 4 2 3 10 17.5
18 20 Moldova 4 1 4 9 20.5
19 6 France 3 3 3 9 19.0
20 19 Greece 4 1 4 9 19.0
21 16 Croatia 3 3 3 9 17.0
22 8 England 3 2 4 8 18.5
23 26 Switzerland 3 2 4 8 18.5
24 27 Latvia 3 2 4 8 18.0
25 29 Montenegro 3 2 4 8 18.0
26 32 Iceland 4 0 5 8 18.0
27 25 Sweden 3 2 4 8 17.5
28 24 Denmark 3 2 4 8 17.0
29 31 Norway 3 2 4 8 15.5
30 30 FYROM 3 1 5 7 18.5
31 28 Finland 3 1 5 7 17.0
32 23 Austria 2 3 4 7 16.5
33 33 Lithuania 2 3 4 7 16.0
34 34 Turkey 3 0 6 6 16.0
35 35 Scotland 2 1 6 5 13.5
36 37 Luxembourg 1 2 6 4 9.5
37 36 Wales 0 2 7 2 5.5
38 38 Cyprus 0 1 8 1 5.5

 

As expected, the Russian women's team completed an excellent tournament with a 3-1 victory in the final round to claim the gold medal. Poland took the silver medal, and Georgia pipped Ukraine to the bronze.

The gold medal winning Russian women

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The women's final standings:

Rk. SNo Team W D L MP BP
1 1 Russia 8 1 0 17 25.5
2 5 Poland 6 2 1 14 23.0
3 3 Georgia 7 0 2 14 22.5
4 2 Ukraine 6 0 3 12 21.5
5 12 France 6 0 3 12 21.0
6 8 Bulgaria 5 1 3 11 19.5
7 4 Armenia 4 3 2 11 19.0
8 7 Germany 4 2 3 10 20.5
9 15 Israel 4 2 3 10 19.0
10 11 Slovenia 4 2 3 10 19.0
11 10 Spain 4 1 4 9 19.5
12 18 Czech Rep. 3 3 3 9 18.0
13 13 Netherlands 3 3 3 9 18.0
14 21 Austria 4 1 4 9 17.5
15 6 Hungary 3 3 3 9 17.0
16 19 Croatia 4 1 4 9 17.0
17 9 Romania 4 1 4 9 16.5
18 14 Serbia 3 2 4 8 19.5
19 23 Italy 3 2 4 8 18.0
20 17 Azerbaijan 3 2 4 8 17.5
21 16 Greece 2 4 3 8 17.0
22 27 Turkey 3 1 5 7 17.0
23 22 England 3 1 5 7 17.0
24 26 Lithuania 1 4 4 6 15.5
25 25 Switzerland 2 2 5 6 14.0
26 20 Latvia 2 1 6 5 17.0
27 24 Montenegro 2 1 6 5 13.5
28 28 Norway 0 0 9 0 4.0

 

Pictures from the official website.

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  • 3 anni fa

    SherlockHolmes94

    WOW!!

  • 3 anni fa

    Chessheromaniac

    If we could clone Magnus Carlsen Norway would have won this tournament Cool

  • 3 anni fa

    dziggyandniv

    Just goes to show that even if you are unbelievably good at chess, you can still be complete idiots.

    Going for 2 draws with black, is fine, but not when you are the far superior team and have the best player in the whole tournament (over 2800) trying to draw a guy barely above 2700.

    Puts rediculous amount of pressure on the two playing white, and it showed.

  • 3 anni fa

    gabrielconroy

    Sensejus, SonofPearl: That's what I'm lead to believe as well, and since it's been reported by the Guardian, Susan Polgar and the English Chess Federation it seems to be true. Do you know anything else about this Sensejus?

     

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2011/nov/11/michael-adams-chess-european-chammpionship

    http://www.englishchess.org.uk/

  • 3 anni fa

    SonofPearl

    @ Sensejus - As far as I am aware, the individual prizes (measured by Elo rating performance) are awarded for each board, so since Adams had the best performance of a player on board 1, he wins a gold medal.

    The official results, using the chess-results website, don't make this very clear.

  • 3 anni fa

    mobidi

    Lithuania -very nice! 33=33.

  • 3 anni fa

    mobidi

    Movsesian Sergei (2710),or 1800-very good amateur level !-funny game,but i understand....(reasons).

  • 3 anni fa

    guesso

    gratz Hungary !

  • 3 anni fa

    Titin_Spector

    If you have Radjadov, Gashimov and Mamedyarov in your team?

    How is it possible Germany finishes first?

  • 3 anni fa

    gabrielconroy

    Sensejus: Mamedyarov was playing on board three. Adams won the overall gold medal as he was playing on board one (as were Aronian, Grischuk, et al).

  • 3 anni fa

    Titin_Spector

    can you believe it?

  • 3 anni fa

    FM gauranga

    Now if Anna Muzychuk was still playing for the Ukraine, they could be a real threat to Russia.

  • 3 anni fa

    Bochumer

    Sehr gut Deutschland!

  • 3 anni fa

    jittu

    A big surprize !!!

  • 3 anni fa

    Twobit

    HUNGARY!!!! Natalia!!!!
  • 3 anni fa

    gabrielconroy

    Congratulations! Ever thought of moving to England?

  • 3 anni fa

    WGM Natalia_Pogonina

    Image

  • 3 anni fa

    wadof

    nice

  • 3 anni fa

    MikyZ

    what a surprise. Wow!!!

  • 3 anni fa

    garniktalavera

    Movsesian had a bad tournament, only managed to win Vachier-Lagrave in a technical game, in the other hand Sargissian only lost to Mamedyarov and won several important games. 

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