The ECU and Slovenian Chess Federation are holding the 11th European Senior Teams Championship, from March 26th to April 5th, 2012, in Rogaska Slatina, Slovenia.
Entitled to participate are men from the ECU Chess Federations who shall have reached the age of 60 and women who shall have reached the age of 50 years, by December 31st of the year in which the tournament will commence.
After four wins at the start, Montenegro slowed down a bit with a 2nd consecutive draws and is caught by the defending champion Russia 1 and Switzerland on the shared first place.
Montenegro exchanged a pair of victories with Russia Saint Petersburg for a 2-2 tie, while Russia 1 steamrolled the solid team of Denmark with 4-0. Switzerland defeated Germany 1 thanks to Viktor Korchnoi’s point against Wolfgang Uhlmann.
Top round 7 pairings:
MONTENEGRO – RUSSIA 1
SWITZERLAND – RUSSIA SAINT PETERSBURG
ENGLAND 1 – GERMANY 1
AUSTRIA 1 – NORWAY 1
AUSTRIA WIEN 1 – DENMARK 1
SPAIN CATALONIA – ITALY 1
AUSTRIA STEIERMARK 1 – GERMANY HESSEN
The Championship will be played in 9 rounds following the Swiss System. The ranking depends on the number of team points (win = 2 team points, draw = 1 team point, lose = 0 team points).
Photos by IA Nebojsa Baralic