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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Germany Won The Gold Medal -Open Section- And Russia Won -The Women's Section- At The European Team Chess Championship 2011 In Greece

The German chess national team (with an average rating 2666 Elo) made a huge surprise by winning the European Team Chess Championship (ETCC) -Open Section- after beating the very strong Armeninan chess team in the last round (2.5-1.5) .The German champions are : GM.Arkadij Naiditsch (2712 Elo) ,GM.Georg Meier (2659 Elo) ,GM\Daniel Fridman (2661 Elo) ,GM.Jan Gustafasson (2633 Elo) and GM.Rainer Buhmann (2612 Elo) .
The Russian Women Chess team dominated the field from the start and desrvely won the gold medal .The Russian champions are : GM.Nadezhda Kosintseva (2546 Elo) ,GM.Tatiana Kosintseva (2526 Elo) ,IM.Valentina Guinena (2514 Elo) ,GM.Alexandra Kosteniuk (2439 Elo) and WGM.Natalija Pogonina (2451 Elo).
The tournament that took place from 3rd – 11th of November was a 9 round swiss event  with one open section and another section for the women’s teams. The time control was 90 min for 40 moves + 30 min for the rest of the game + 30 sec increment for every move played starting from the first move.The games were played in the Olympic Hall Congress Center  within the five-star Porto Carras Grand Resort, which is located in Halkidiki, Greece .
The organizers are : European Chess Union ,Porto Carras SA ;the Tournament Director : IA.Sotiris Logothetis and the Chief Arbiter is : IA.Panagiotis Nikolopoulos .
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