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ECC: SOCAR still perfect; Amazing KID Fight Svidler-Nakamura

  • PeterDoggers
  • on 25-10-13 07:47.

On Thursday top favorite SOCAR maintained a perfect score at the European Club Cup in Rhodes, Greece. Thanks to victories by Veselin Topalov and Wang Hao, the team sponsored by the Azerbaijani state oil company defeated Ugra of Russia. On board one of the match St Petersburg - Padova, Hikaru Nakamura won a spectacular King's Indian with Black against Peter Svidler. In the women's section Cercle d'Echecs de Monte-Carlo also beat CS Politechnica-Antibiotice Iasi and is now three points ahead of the rest.

Photos © Goran Urosevic & Anastasiya Karlovich courtesy of the ECC

The defending champions are well on their way to clinch their second European cup in a row, although two more tough rounds will follow. On Thursday the strong Russians of Ugra were defeated 4-2. Topalov ground down Korobov after no less than 96 moves:

The other full point was scored by Wang Hao, who won against Alexey Dreev:

SOCAR vs Ugra

G-Team Novy Bor moved to second place, thanks to a 4.5-1.5 over SK 47 Eynatten, and will face SOCAR tomorrow.

St Petersburg vs Padova was quite a tough battle where Hikaru Nakamura won an amazing game against Peter Svidler, using the King's Indian. After many losses (and some draws), the American GM finally beat Svidler at the Thessaloniki GP earlier this year and, again in Greece, he did it again:

Svidler-Nakamura

It was the kind of game Garry Kasparov liked to play (before he gave up on the KID) and so it was nice to see the 13th World Champion, who briefly coached Nakamura, reacting on the game via Twitter:

In the same match Padova's Daniele Vocaturo also won his game, but the former European champions struck back (Dominguez, Vitiugov and Movsesian) and finally won the match 3.5-2.5.

European Club Cup 2013 | Round 5 standings

Rk. SNo FED Team + = - TB1 TB2 TB3 TB4 TB5
1 1 AZE SOCAR 5 0 0 10 114,5 23,5 83,5 83,5
2 5 CZE G-Team Novy Bor 4 1 0 9 119 20,5 95,5 83,5
3 8 AZE Odlar Yurdu 3 2 0 8 119,5 22 90 68,75
4 4 RUS Ugra 4 0 1 8 108 21 92,5 69
5 3 RUS Saint-Petersburg 4 0 1 8 101 22,5 77 56
6 2 RUS Malachite 3 2 0 8 99 24 72,5 51,25
7 10 BLR Minsk 4 0 1 8 96,5 22,5 70,5 53
8 6 RUS PGMB-Rostov 4 0 1 8 94,5 22,5 73,5 53
9 15 BEL S.F. Wirtzfeld 4 0 1 8 77 19 80 59,5
10 9 FRA Clichy Echecs 92 3 1 1 7 101 18,5 92,5 58
11 13 AUT Schachclub MPO Maria Saal 3 1 1 7 50 16 77 48,5
12 7 ITA O.R. Padova 3 0 2 6 86 16,5 98 52
13 12 BEL Amay Chess Club 3 0 2 6 81 17 89,5 45
14 21 NED En Passant 3 0 2 6 78 16,5 85 41,5
15 11 GRE Peristeri 3 0 2 6 73 17,5 85 46
16 25 NOR Asker 3 0 2 6 71 21 64,5 29,5
17 17 SUI Reichenstein SSB 3 0 2 6 64,5 18,5 63 31
18 14 BEL SK 47 Eynatten 3 0 2 6 57,5 17 64 34,5
19 18 ISR Kfar Saba Chess Club 3 0 2 6 57 16 81 43,5
20 20 TUR Besiktas JK 3 0 2 6 52 19,5 55,5 29,5
21 35 AUT SK Advisory Invest Baden 3 0 2 6 47,5 15 68 35,5
22 34 FRA Sautron 3 0 2 6 37 14,5 77,5 39
23 36 ENG White Rose 3 0 2 6 34,5 14 73,5 34
24 27 NOR Oslo Schakselskap 2 1 2 5 60 14 83 34,25
25 24 SWE Limhamns SK 2 1 2 5 55 13,5 86 35,5
26 19 ITA A.S.I. Bologna 2 1 2 5 51 14 74,5 28,75
27 16 HUN Haladas VSE, Szombathely 2 1 2 5 50 17 60,5 27,75
28 38 LUX The Smashing Pawns Belvaux 2 1 2 5 46 17 54,5 21,75
29 22 SUI Club d'Echecs de Geneve 2 1 2 5 45 12,5 82,5 34
30 32 NED Accres Apeldoorn 2 1 2 5 37 12,5 91 39
31 39 LUX CE De Sprenger Echternach 1 2 2 4 46,5 13 66,5 23,5
32 33 GER Schachgesellschaft Solingen 2 0 3 4 45,5 16,5 63 19,5
33 23 DEN Jetsmark 2 0 3 4 41 15,5 56,5 17
34 43 SCO Edinburgh Chess Club 2 0 3 4 40 12,5 73 23,5
35 41 MNC Cercle d'Echecs de Monte-Carlo 2 0 3 4 39 12 78 27
36 28 ENG Jutes of Kent 2 0 3 4 38,5 11 93,5 32,5
37 37 ECX Expik Kosova 2 0 3 4 36,5 14 61,5 19,5
38 30 ISL Viking Chess Club 2 0 3 4 36 14 66,5 21
39 29 ENG Barbican 4NCL 2 0 3 4 35 9,5 97 33,5
40 48 IRL Adare 1 2 2 4 32,5 13 62 24,5
41 26 FIN Tammer-Shakki 2 0 3 4 26,5 10 92 26
42 31 FIN Chess Club Velhot 1 1 3 3 44,5 13 71 16
43 47 ECX Istogu Chess Club 1 1 3 3 34 9,5 79 20,5
44 51 ALB Klubi Sportiv Butrinti 1 1 3 3 21 9,5 62 8,5
45 52 WLS Cardigan 1 1 3 3 21 9 57 9
46 40 DEN Nordea Skanderborg 1 0 4 2 40 9 92 17
47 45 SCO Edinburgh West Chess Club 1 0 4 2 29,5 9,5 70 10
48 44 NED SV Voerendaal / KNSB 1 0 4 2 29 11,5 63,5 8
49 42 GER Chess Club Eppingen 1 0 4 2 26 12 61,5 8,5
50 46 IRL Gonzaga 1 0 4 2 20 10 71,5 9
51 53 GRE Ippotis Rodou 0 1 4 1 33 9 46 0
52 50 WLS White Knights Chess Club 0 1 4 1 25,5 8,5 49 0
53 49 GER SV Muelheim Nord 1931 0 1 4 1 18,5 8 58 0

Cercle d’Echecs de Monte-Carlo is getting closer to another trophy in the women's section after beating CS Politechnica-Antibiotice Iasi 2.5-1.5. Three games ended in draws, but Anna Muzychuk won the decisive game against Irina Bulmaga.

Anna Muzychuk

European Club Cup 2013 | Women | Round 5 standings

Rk. SNo FED Team + = - TB1 TB2 TB3 TB4 TB5
1 1 MNC Cercle d'Echecs de Monte-Carlo 5 0 0 10 73 15,5 55,5 55,5
2 5 RUS Ugra 3 1 1 7 45 11,5 59,5 37,5
3 4 ROU CS Politechnica-Antibiotice Iasi 3 0 2 6 51,5 14 50,5 23,5
4 3 ARM Mika Chess Club 3 0 2 6 50 10,5 55,5 28,5
5 2 RUS SHSM Nashe Nasledie 2 2 1 6 49 13 50,5 24,25
6 8 LTU MRU - Vilniaus Fortas 3 0 2 6 28,5 12 34 17
7 7 SRB Jelica PEP 1 2 2 4 32 10 41 10
8 6 SRB Chess Club BAS 1 1 3 3 27 6,5 51 12
9 9 ITA Fischer Chieti 1 1 3 3 15 7 42,5 3,5
10 10 BIH Rudar Prijedor 1 1 3 3 14 6,5 41 3,5
11 11 AUT ASVOE Pamhagen 0 1 4 1 14,5 3,5 35,5 0

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  • 10 maanden geleden

    Lapris1297

    Topolov means rajatupov

  • 12 maanden geleden

    OldChessDog

    Beautiful KID game! I play it, and I've even played the ...Na6 line--of course, my game looked nothing like that!!

  • 12 maanden geleden

    Lawdoginator

    Go Naka!

  • 12 maanden geleden

    pancara

    see many strong players in one table is very amazing.. :)



     

  • 12 maanden geleden

    Fixing_A_Hole

    Long live the Kings Indian!!  Naka is one of the few Super GM's that always plays fighting chess

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