European Team Chess Championship 2021 – R3 report

November 15, 2021

Three rounds have been already played at the European Team Chess Championship 2021 in Terme Catez, Slovenia.

Only two teams emerged on the top of the Open section with perfect 6 match points: Hungary and Azerbaijan. With a narrow 2.5-1.5 victory in the 3rd round, Hungary defeated better-rated players of France, while Azerbaijan was victorious against the German team with the same 2.5-1.5 result.

Teams of Russia, Spain, Poland, Armenia and Ukraine are the followers with 5 macth points, each.

Pairings, results and standings of the Open Championship can be found here.

The top matches of the 4th round are:
Hungary – Azerbaijan
Russia – Poland
Ukraine – Spain
Armenia – Germany
France – Turkey

Russia, Georgia, and Armenia scored all three wins to tie for the top in the Women’s tournament. Russians convincingly defeated the team of Germany with the final result of 3.5 – 0.5, Georgia defeated Azerbaijan with a 3-1 score and Armenia won the match against the team of Poland with a final 3-1 result.

With two victories and one draw, Italy is just behind the leaders, scoring 5 match points.

Pairings, results and standings of the Open Championship can be found here.

The top matches of the 4th round are:
Georgia – Russia
Armenia – Italy
Slovakia – Poland
Ukraine – Spain
Germany – Azerbaijan

Before the entrance in the playing venue, all the players need to pass the Fair-play control center. Specialized fair-play arbiters check the belongings of players and do random checks after their games.

The battles for the crown of European Team Open and Women Chess Champions continue today with the 4th round, starting from 15:00 CEST.

All the games can be followed LIVE through the Official website of the event, together with live commentaries by GM Alojzije Jankovic and special guests of the live studio.

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