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European Club Cup 2012

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Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Venue: Eilat, Israel
Dates: October 10 - 18, 2012
Format: Team Swiss, 7 rounds
Team composition: 6 main players + 2 reserve in the open section; 4 players + 1 reserve in the women's section
The games start at 5 p.m. Moscow time, except for the final round (12:30 Moscow time), October 11-18
Defending champions: St. Petersburg Chess Federation (Open); AVS (Women)

2700+ players (as of October 2012, some notable has-beens not included) taking part:

Teimour Radjabov, 2792, SOCAR, Azerbaijan, #4 in the world
Hikaru Nakamura, 2778, Obiettivo Risarcimento, Italy, #5
Vassily Ivanchuk, 2771, Ashdod, Israel, #9
Alexander Morozevich, 2758, Economist SGSEU, Russia, #10
Gata Kamsky, 2755, SOCAR, Azerbaijan, #11
Alexander Grischuk, 2752, SOCAR, Azerbaijan, #12
Veselin Topalov, 2751, SOCAR, Azerbaijan, #13
Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, 2748, SOCAR, Azerbaijan, #14
Wang Hao, 2748, SHSM-64, Russia, #15
Peter Svidler, 2747, St. Petersburg Chess Federation, Russia, #16
Vugar Gashimov, 2737, Ashdod, Israel, #17
Boris Gelfand, 2736, SHSM-64, Russia, #18
Ruslan Ponomariov, 2735, Tomsk-400, Russia, #19
Leinier Dominguez Perez, 2734, St. Petersburg Chess Federation, #20
Peter Leko, 2734, #21, SHSM-64, #21
Rodoslaw Wojtaszek, 2733, G-Team Novy Bor, Czech Republic, #22
Dmitry Jakovenko, 2732, Ugra, Russia, #23
Anish Giri, 2730, SHSM-64, Russia, #24
David Navara, 2722, G-Team Novy Bor, Czech Republic, #26
Michael Adams, 2720, OSG Baden-Baden e.V., Germany, #27
Evgeny Tomashevsky, 2720, Economist SGSEU, Russia, #28
Alexei Shirov, 2718, Ugra, Russia, #29
Dmitry Andreikin, 2718, Economist SGSEU, Russia, #30
Vladimir Malakhov, 2713, Ugra, Russia, #32
Alexander Riazantsev, 2712, SHSM-64, Russia, #34
Alexander Areschenko, 2710, Tomsk-400, #36
Etienne Bacrot, 2704, OSG Baden-Baden e.V., Germany, #42
Anton Korobov, 2704, Ugra, Russia, #43
Arkadij Naiditsch, 2704, OSG Baden-Baden e.V., Germany, #44
Ian Nepomniatchi, 2704, Economist SGSEU, Russia, #45
Alexander Moiseenko, 2700, Economist SGSEU, Russia, #51

Women's section, 2450+:

Koneru Humpy, 2607, Cercle d'Echecs de Monte-Carlo, Monako, #2
Hou Yifan, 2605, Cercle d'Echecs de Monte-Carlo, Monako, #3
Anny Muzychuk, 2587, Cercle d'Echecs de Monte-Carlo, Monako, #4
Nana Dzagdnize, 2555, Mika, Armenia, #5
Kateryna Lahno, 2551, AVS, Russia, #7
Viktoria Cmilyte, 2528, AVS, Russia, #9
Pia Cramling, 2514, Cercle d'Echecs de Monte-Carlo, Monako, #13
Harika Dronavalli, 2512, Mika, Armenia, #14
Antoaneta Stefanova, 2493, AVS, Russia, #19
Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2491, SHSM-Nashe Nasledie, Russia, #21
Elina Danielian, 2476, Mika, Armenia, #23
Natalia Pogonina, 2476, AVS, Russia, #24
Mariya Muzychuk, 2475, AVS, Russia, #25
Lilit Mkrtchian, 2456, Mika, Armenia, #34
Olga Girya, 2454, Ugra, Russia, #36

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1. Written by This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it on 09:53 29 2013 .
Congratulations Alex
Congratulations Alexandra. I think your game against Anna Muzychuk in the Rapid was the best of the lot. By the way I was just wnoierdng how you managed to keep your tempo when all other medal winners seem to have done well only in one section? Is it the running or extra training with Chess King?
2. Written by This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it on 23:02 01 2013 .
Dear Chess Queen Ale
Dear Chess Queen Alexandra Kosteniuk,Do you remember givnig me your autograph and photo? I will miss you as you go back from Istanbul. I want to tell the whole world that you are very sweet, you look awesome when you sit behind the chess board, and I don't know anyone who is so kind to fans like me. Love and Hugs, (I will never forget that you praised my dress and the chess tips you gave me) Come again to Istanbul. Congratulations also.

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