Ivanchuk, Topalov, Morozevich, etc.
Only a few hours before the official announcement of the teams for the European Team Chess Championship in Crete, Greece, Chessdom.com received the list of the top participants at the ETCC directly from the organizers. There will be seven top ten players.
V Ivanchuk (UKR 2787, No. 2 in the world)
V Topalov (BUL 2769, No. 4)
A Morozevich (RUS 2755, No. 6)
S Mamedyarov (AZE 2752, No. 7)
T Radjabov (AZE 2742, No. 8)
L Aronian (ARM 2741, No. 9)
A Shirov (ESP 2739, No. 10)
From the women section we will also have the former Women World Champions Maia Chiburdanidze and Antoaneta Stefanova. This means that we will see all the top European players (without Leko and Kramnik) in an event that will also have many more 2700+ players. Expect the full list at 12:00 tonight!
More on the ETCC 2007
Official website – www.greekchess.com/euro2007/
Chessdom general page – www.chessdom.com/european-team-chess-championship
Top class chess players at the ETCC Greece – Ivanchuk and Topalov
WCC participants Morozevich and Aronian
Mamedyarov and Radjabov boards 1 and 2