The European Club Cup starts today at 14:30 local time (13:30 CET). 50 games will be broadcast at the live games page at http://ecc2008.chessdom.com/european-club-cup-round1-live/. The results from the other games will be updated every 30 minutes (open section and women section).
Today at 10:30 AM the press conference took place at the 5 star Theophano Imperial Palace. The ECU President Boris Kutin, the tournament manager Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou, and GM Teimour Radjabov were invited.
“This is the 8th time ECC is held in Greece, and this year, now officially we have 64 men teams and 18 women teams are here in Halkidiki, about 600 players”, were the opening words of Mr. Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou.
Before this the captains meeting was held on 16th of October in the Athos Palace playing hall. The captains of 82 teams (64 men and 18 women) were present at the meeting. FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov sent a greeting letter to all participants and guests of the European Club Cup 2008.
See the complete schedule of the European Club Cup 2008 below. All times are GMT +2 (to get the time in CET subtract 1 hour). It was decided games will start at 2:30 PM local time (1:30 CET).
October 16 Arrival of participants
October 16, 10 p.m. Captain’s meeting (Athos Palace)
October 17, 10:30 Press conference
October 17, 1:30 p.m. Opening Ceremony
October 17, 2:30 p.m. Round 1
October 18, 2:30 p.m. Round 2
October 19, 2:30 p.m. Round 3
October 20, 2:30 p.m. Round 4
October 21, 2:30 p.m. Round 5
October 22, 2:30 p.m. Round 6
October 23, 2:30 p.m. Round 7
October 23, 9 p.m. Closing Ceremony
October 24, Departure of participants