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European Chess Club Cup - Round 1

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Thursday, 11 October 2012
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The first round of the European Chess Club Cup was extremely exciting chess-wise and very disappointing in the organizational sense: only a few boards were relayed properly, while most of the games hadn't been featured at all. Hopefully, this will be fixed in the subsequent rounds.

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A typical reaction of the spectators

In the Open section all the main rating favorites won their matches convincingly...except for the #1 seed, SOCAR!

Round 1 on 2012/10/11 at 15:00
Bo. 1   SOCAR Azerbaijan Rtg - 9   Ashdod Rtg 2½:3½
1.1 GM Radjabov, Teimour 2792 - GM Ivanchuk, Vassily 2771 ½ - ½
1.2 GM Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 2748 - GM Volokitin, Andrei 2724 0 - 1
1.3 GM Topalov, Veselin 2751 - GM Eljanov, Pavel 2681 0 - 1
1.4 GM Grischuk, Alexander 2752 - GM Smirin, Ilia 2638 ½ - ½
1.5 GM Kamsky, Gata 2755 - GM Romanov, Evgeny 2611 1 - 0
1.6 GM Sutovsky, Emil 2685 - GM Avrukh, Boris 2585 ½ - ½

Full results

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XII-th Women's World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk defeated XIII-th Women's World Chess Champion Hou Yifan as Black, but it was not enough - Monaco still prevailed

In the women's tournament the reigning champion AVS suffered a sensational defeat at the hands of Ugra. At the beginning of the round the clocks of the players turned out to be not operational - the organizers forgot about the batteries...

Round 1 on 2012/10/11 at 15:00
Bo. 1   Cercle d'Echecs de Monte-Carlo Rtg - 8   SHSM-Nashe Nasledie Rtg 2½:1½
1.1 GM Hou, Yifan 2605 - GM Kosteniuk, Alexandra 2490 0 - 1
1.2 GM Koneru, Humpy 2607 - IM Gunina, Valentina 2514 1 - 0
1.3 GM Muzychuk, Anna 2587 - IM Kovalevskaya, Ekaterina 2405 ½ - ½
1.4 GM Cramling, Pia 2514 - WGM Kashlinskaya, Alina 2368 1 - 0
Bo. 2   AVS Rtg - 7   Ugra Rtg 1½:2½
2.1 GM Lahno, Kateryna 2551 - WGM Kovanova, Baira 2408 1 - 0
2.2 GM Cmilyte, Viktorija 2528 - WGM Girya, Olga 2454 0 - 1
2.3 WGM Pogonina, Natalija 2476 - IM Romanko, Marina 2365 ½ - ½
2.4 IM Muzychuk, Mariya 2474 - WGM Shadrina, Tatiana 2361 0 - 1
Bo. 3   Mika Rtg - 6   Rishon Le-Zion Rtg 3 : 1
3.1 GM Danielian, Elina 2476 - WIM Efroimski, Marsel 2162 ½ - ½
3.2 GM Harika, Dronavalli 2512 -   Reprun, Nadejda 2143 ½ - ½
3.3 IM Mkrtchian, Lilit 2456 -   Vardi, Shlomit 2010 1 - 0
3.4 IM Javakhishvili, Lela 2444 -   Lahav, Michal 1732 1 - 0
Bo. 4   Ashdod Rtg - 5   Chigorin Club Rtg 2½:1½
4.1 IM Klinova, Masha 2324 - IM Bodnaruk, Anastasia 2425 ½ - ½
4.2 IM Borsuk, Angela 2260 - WIM Bronnikova, Elizaveta 2244 ½ - ½
4.3 WIM Vasiliev, Olga 2240 - WIM Ivkina, Olga 2266 1 - 0
4.4 WIM Tsifanskaya, Ludmila A 2087 -   Ivanova-Skripova, Tatiana 2173 ½ - ½

Updated women's live ratings

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