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Siberia and Nona win European Club Cup 2015

ECCThe 31st European Club Cup and the 20th European Club Cup for Women finished last night in Skopje, FYR Macedonia, with the closing ceremony held in hotel Aleksandar Palace.

Russian team Siberia became the winner of the Men’s tournament after splitting the points with one of the biggest rivals Obiettivo Risarcimento Padova in the last round.

The members of the winning team are:
GM Vladimir Kramnik (RUS 2777)
GM Levon Aronian (ARM 2784)
GM Alexander Grischuk (RUS 2774)
GM Li Chao (CHN 2750)
GM Wang Yue (CHN 2724)
GM Anton Korobov (RUS 2700)
GM Dmitry Kokarev (RUS 2603)
GM Dmitry Bocharov (RUS 2560)

Siberia scored 13 match points, with 6 won matches and 1 drawn. Last year’s champion SOCAR (AZE) took silver with 11 match points and better tie-break than Mednyi Vsadnik (RUS), who took bronze, and Padova, who eventually finished 4th.

In Women’s section Chess Club Nona from Georgia defended the title with all 7 victories and 14 match points. The first seed triumphed convincingly, without any surprises and took home another beautiful trophy.

The members of the winning team are:
GM Dzagnidze Nana (2573 GEO)
GM Khotenashvili Bela (2502 GEO)
IM Javakhishvili Lela (2463 GEO)
IM Batsiashvili Nino (2500 GEO)
WIM Mikadze Miranda (2245 GEO)

Second place went to the domestic team Gambit Asseko SEE with 11 match points, and the third place went to Russian team Ugra with 10 match points.

The European Chess Club Cup was held in Skopje, FYR Macedonia, 17-25 October, 2015, in Hotel Aleksandar Palace.

The organizers of the event were Municipality Karpos (Skopje) and Chess Club “Gambit Asseko SEE”, under the auspices of the European Chess Union.

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