European Team Chess Championships 2007. Double triumph for Russia! Print
Wednesday, 07 November 2007 00:00
Both men's and women's Russian national super teams were crowned European Champions 2007.
In the men's teams tournament, Russia conquered the title after showing excellent performance scoring 8 wins and one draw. In the last round, Russia beat Bulgaria 2.5-1.5. The victory against Israel in the last round's match was crucial for Armenia who finished second, while the Azeri team after beating France in the last round won the bronze medal. In the women's teams event, Russia is the absolute winner scoring 6 wins and 3 draws. The teams of Poland and Armenia are winners of the silver and bronze medal respectively.

European Team Championships were held in Crete, Greece from 27 October to 7 November 2007.

Both men's and women's Russian national super teams were crowned European Champions 2007.

In the men's teams tournament, Russia conquered the title after showing excellent performance scoring 8 wins and one draw. In the last round, Russia beat Bulgaria 2.5-1.5 after tough combat (Svidler - Cheparinov 1-0, Georgiev - Grischuk 1-0, Alekseev - Delchev 1-0, Chatalbashev - Jakovenko 1/2). The victory against Israel in the last round's match was crucial for Armenia who finished second, while the Azeri team after beating France in the last round won the bronze medal.

In the women's teams event, Russia is the absolute winner scoring 6 wins and 3 draws. All three top derby matches of the final round (Ukraine - Russia, Armenia - Georgia, Romania - Poland) were tied. The teams of Poland and Armenia are winners of the silver and bronze medal respectively.

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