European Senior Team Chess Championship 2023 started in Swidnica, Poland

The 2023 European Senior Team Chess Championship kicked off this Wednesday in the city of Swidnica, Poland.

The event is played in two age categories 50+ and 65+, with separate prizes for Women’s teams. The 50+ championship is played as a 9-round round-robin tournament, and the 65+ tournament is played according to the swiss system. A total of 28 teams from 13 European federations compete in the Championship, represented by 80 players.

The Opening ceremony of the event took place shortly before the start of the first round on Wednesday, 12th of July. The tournament director Mr. Aleksandar Sokolski and the Chief Arbiter of the event Mr. Tomasz Delega addressed the players before the games. The games started after the distinguished guests performed the first ceremonial moves.

After three played rounds in the 50+ section, Teams of Slovakia and England 1 tie for the top scoring perfect 6 match points. The leading duo is followed by England 2, Denmark Write Upp and Polish Amateurs team who tie for the third place with 4 match points, each.

Slovakia 65+ team emerged as the sole leader in the 65+ category with all three victories and perfect 6 match points. Hungary is second with 5 points, while four teams score 4 match points tying for the third place: England 1, Germany 1, Sweden 1 and Polish Lower Silesia team.

All pairings, results and rankings can be found here.

The live broadcast of the games can be followed through the official website of the event or from the following links:

The tournament is organized by Adolf Anderssen Foundation (Funacja im. Adolfa Anderssena), in co-operation with the Polish Chess Federation and the Lower Silesian Chess Federation, under the auspices of the European Chess Union.