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R5 REPORT: EUROPEAN SENIOR TEAM CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP

European Senior Team Chess Championship is currently ongoing in Novi Sad, Serbia. The event takes place in beautiful tourist resort “Ribarsko ostrvo” from 24th June to 4th July.

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The event has 2 categories: 50+ (for players born 1967 or earlier) and 65+ (for players who were born in 1952 or earlier). 9 teams participate in each category, 18 in total, and they are coming from 10 different European federations. The Championship is played in 9 rounds in Round-Robin System in both categories.

5 rounds already have been played on the Championship. In category 50+, the current leading position is in the hands of team from Italy. Italy played 5 matches and won all of them. Serbia is currently on the second place with 4 with 4 played games, and the team from Sweden is third with the same score.

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In category for players who were born in year 1952 or earlier, the sole leaders are players from Russia, with 5 match points out of 5 played matches. Serbia- Gerontoloski centar is currently second on the list with 4 wins and 1 tied match. Belgium and Finland-Turku are sharing the 3rd and 4th position with the same score of 3 won match games and 1 draw.

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There are 4 more rounds left before the European Senior Teams Champions 2017 will be announced. The 6th round starts today at 15:30 (local time) and the top seed games can be watched online through the official website of the tournament.

Ranking lists

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