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Our chess players are among the leaders of the championship of Europe

Andrei Fomenko

18 November | 15:30

In the team championship of Europe, which from 12 to 22 November, held in the capital of Iceland, has played five rounds. In the women’s tournament, our squad is second, scoring 8 points and second only to the Russian team (10). For “blue-yellow” in Reykjavik are Anna Muzychuk, her sister and the world champion Mariya Muzychuk, Natalia Zhukova, Anna Ushenina and Inna Gaponenko.

Ukrainka defeated quartets from England (2.5 to 1.5), Romania (3:1), Poland and Italy (3,5:0,5) and could not resist only in front of the Georgian women (1,5:2,5). In the sixth round we were waiting for a confrontation with the Russians.

Ukrainian men also scored 8 points, occupy the third position, yielding additional indicators of France (8) Russia (9). Protect the honor of the country Vassily Ivanchuk, Pavel Eljanov, Yuriy Kryvoruchko, Anton Korobov.

So far, the “blue-yellow” coped with Hungary and Azerbaijan (2.5 to 1.5), Montenegro and Romania (3:1), but was no match for the Russians (1:3). Tomorrow Ukrainians will meet with competitors from France.

Materials:

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