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October 28, 2009

Azerbaijan leads at Novi Sad

Posted by 365Chess.com on October 28, 2009 in Chess news

Since October 21st is taking place, in Novi Sad, Serbia, the 17th European Team Championship.

In the fifth round Azerbaijan, led by Teimour Radjabov, beated Georgia and took the lead. The surpising French team won over Armenia with a win of Bacrot over Aronian.

In the sixth round two of the strongest teams met: Azerbaijan vs Russia. With all games drawn the encouter was decided. Ukraine vs Georgia and Netherlands vs France were also drawn. And the big surprise was the defeat of Bulgaria by Czech Republic. Topalov drew his game and Ivan Cheparinov lost a decisive game against Laznicka.

The current stands are: Azerbaijan 5/1/0, Russia 3/3/0 and Armenia 4/1/1.

Bacrot,E (2709) – Aronian,L (2773) [D43]
17th TCh-Eur Novi Sad SRB (5), 2009-10-26
1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 e6 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 dxc4 7. e4 g5 8. Bg3 b5 9. Be2 Bb7 10. O-O Nbd7 11. Ne5 Bg7 12. Nxd7 Nxd7 13. Bd6 a6 14. a4 e5 15. Bg4 exd4 16. e5 c5 17. f4 dxc3 18. bxc3 Bf8 19. Qe2 Bxd6 20. exd6+ Kf8 21. fxg5 hxg5 22. Be6 Rh7 23. Qc2 Kg8 24. Rxf7 Rxf7 25. Rf1 Nf8 26. Qf5 Nxe6 27. Qxf7+ Kh8 28. Rf6 Qxf6 29. Qxf6+ Ng7 30. d7 b4 31. cxb4 cxb4 32. d8=Q+ Rxd8 33. Qxd8+ Kh7 34. Qb6 Be4 35. Qxb4 Bd3 36. Qa5  1 – 0 (view game)

Radjabov,T (2757) – Svidler,P (2741) [D97]
17th TCh-Eur Novi Sad SRB (6), 2009-10-27
1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Bg7 5. Qb3 dxc4 6. Qxc4 O-O 7. e4 a6 8. Qa4 Nc6 9. d5 Na7 10. Be3 c6 11. Rd1 cxd5 12. e5 Ng4 13. Nxd5 Nxe3 14. Nxe3 Qb6 15. b3 Qc5 16. Nd5 Be6 17. b4 Qxd5 18. Rxd5 Bxd5 19. Be2 Nc6 20. O-O e6 21. a3 Nxe5  ½ – ½ (view game)

Cheparinov,I (2667) – Laznicka,V (2634) [B46]
17th TCh-Eur Novi Sad SRB (6), 2009-10-27
1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nc6 5. Nc3 a6 6. Nxc6 bxc6 7. e5 Qc7 8. Bf4 f5 9. g4 Nh6 10. gxf5 Nxf5 11. Qf3 Bb4 12. Bd3 O-O 13. Rg1 Bb7 14. O-O-O Bxc3 15. bxc3 c5 16. Qg4 Rf7 17. Bxf5 exf5 18. Qh5 Qc6 19. Rd3 Qa4 20. Qh6 Qc6 21. Rd6 Qe4 22. e6 dxe6 23. Rxe6 Qc4 24. Be5 Bg2 25. Bxg7 Rxg7 26. Re7 Qxc3 27. Rxg2 Qa1+ 28. Kd2 Rd8+  0 – 1 (view game)

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