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News ‘August, 2007’

Fantastic finish of the Serbian Team Championship

Fantastic finish of the Serbian Team Championship

Beograd Beopublikum was in the lead for one round, but the drowning Sloga Amiga held them off to 3-3 tie, thus allowing VSK Gorenje to catch up again. Gorenje and Beopublikum are even on 14 points, but Gorenje has better additional criteria – individual scores – at the moment. The last placed Rad achieved their first win against no less than 2nd placed Spartak.

Germany sending young team to the ETCC 2007

Germany sending young team to the ETCC 2007

Germany, one of Europe’s chess power-houses, announced their lineup for the European Team Chess Championships 2007 in Crete, 27 October – 7 November. Men’s team is lead by former Dortmund winner GM Arkadij Naiditsch while talented WGM Elisabeth Paehtz will be the first board of women’s team. It is interesting that the average age of the men’s team is 23,6 years old and the women’s 24,2.

Serbian Team Championship – Round 8

Serbian Team Championship – Round 8

Derby match of the 8th round, and possibly of the entire championship, was decided in favor of Beograd Beopublikum. Ivan Ivanisevic won beautiful game against Igor Miladinovic but that wasn’t enough for the overall success as Goran Cabrilo beat Dragoljub Velimirovic and Veljko Jeremic brought our contributor Mihajlo Stojanovic in zugzwang after the complicated struggle in Slav defence. Beograd Beopublikum is now leading the race one point ahead of VSK Gorenje and Spartak who beat Partizan with GM Dusan Popovic’s single win.

French team for the ETCC 2007 announced

French team for the ETCC 2007 announced

A very strong team has been announced by the French Chess Federation for the European Team Chess Championships 2007 in Crete. The men’s team will include super-star GM Etienne Bacrot, this year French champion 17-years old GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave and European champion Vladislav Tkachiev. The women’s team will feature 20-years old IM Marie Sebag and experienced IM Almira Skripchenko.

Serbian Team Championship – Round 7

Serbian Team Championship – Round 7

Beograd Beopublikum is breathing on Gorenje’s neck as they whooped Agronom 4.5-1.5. Arkadij Naiditsch was pressing too hard with Black against unambitious Dragan Kosic, but this loss was compensated by his team-mates’ 4 wins. Radnicki defeated Bora Kostic, the only decided game was between GM Barlov and IM Benkovic. Last placed Rad chopped one point off of BSK Gambit.

Rybka Chess960 World Champion

Rybka Chess960 World Champion

Rybka will be with all Chessdom readers during the World Chess Championship, providing insights of the games together with IM Kerakehayov and IM Perunovic.

Grischuk blitz champion

Grischuk blitz champion

Only a few weeks before the start of the World Chess Championship in Mexico 2007, Grishchuk became champion of the 61st blitz tournament of Moscow. Here are the final standings: 1 Grischuk – 17 2-3 Bareev, Malakhov – 14 4 Nepomnjashchy – 13 5 Korotylev – 12 6 Najer – 11.5 7 Savchenko – 11 [...]

Serbian Women Team Championship – Round 7

Serbian Women Team Championship – Round 7

BAS beat Rad 2.5-1.5 in the 7th round of the Women’s League to almost knock them off of the race for the championship trophy. Radnicki Rudovci demolished last-placed Barajevo and Spartak scored narrow 2.5-1.5 against Nis. The three teams continue exciting chase with 10 points each. Rad is 4th with 9 points and one extra match.

Serbian Team Championship – Round 6

Serbian Team Championship – Round 6

Spartak Subotica defeated VSK Gorenje in the 6th round of the Serbian Team Championship and cut their lead to only one point, thus making the race more interesting. The only decided game in the match was Nikola Djukic’s win against Dragoljub Velimirovic. Ivan Ivanisevic nearly managed to equalize but Dusan Popovic fanatically defended rook endgame with pawn down.

Serbian Team Championship – Round 5

Serbian Team Championship – Round 5

VSK Gorenje beat Novosadski SK 3.5-2.5 in the derby match of the 5th round. Even if legendary GM Dragoljub Velimirovic lost to GM Dragan Solak in only 17 moves, this didn’t discourage his team-mates. Moldovan GM Viorel Iordachescu performed beautiful knights dance to beat GM Aleksandar Kovacevic in a wild game, while Borko Lajthajm slowly monetized his opening advantage against GM Miroljub Lazic.

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