Sportbox.ru – Morozevich to lead Bosna
Russian star Alexander Morozevich, currently on the second place of FIDE rating list, will play on the first board for the club Bosna in the forthcoming European Club Cup that starts next month in Kallithea, Greece. Morozevich earlier represented Tomsk 400, but this year the Russian club is not playing in the continental championship.
In the starting list, sorted according to teams’ average ratings, Bosna is seeded third. Second seed is Armenian team Mika, which boasts gold medalists from the 2006 Chess Olympiad, reinforced by Magnus Carlsen and Boris Gelfand. Top seeded, however, is Russian powerhouse Ural Ekaterinenburg which features Teimour Radjabov, Alexei Shirov, Gata Kamsky and Alexander Grischuk.
Bosna Sarajevo (BiH) are the team to hold the most titles from the European Club Chess Championships. They have won the trophy on four occasions – 1994, 1999, 2000, and 2002. The last title comes exactly from the site of this year’s ECC – Kallithea, Greece.