European Club Championship

Christine's impressions of the third round.
Economist have warmed up and are now going from strength to strength.
In the ladies event Samaia Tbilisi stay ahead despite only drawing their match.

The top encounter between Economist-Sgseu Saratov(1) and Novoborsky Sk(14), was a one-sided affair with Economist dominating 5-1. Much closer was the 2nd match, A.Dandzo Pgmb(11) against Ural Svedrdlovskaya(2) which ended all-square, 3-3.

The third match involved Sk Slovan Bratislava(26) against fourth seed Osg Baden Baden (led by GM Movsesian,S (2711) who so far has scored a modest 1.5 pts, whereas his team mates all have 100%!!) and the strong German team won convincingly 5-1. Bratislava's point being that of Ftacnik's, see the notable games section.

SK Slovan Bratislava-Osg Baden Baden.
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After round 3, Samaia Tbilisi retain their lead having drawn against Spartak Vidnoe 2-2. On the other hand Monte Carlo (seeded number 1) conceded another draw, this time against Economist-Sgseu Saratov(4).

Anna Muzychuk.
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GM Koneru,H winning on the first board against IM Muzychuk,A but this was balanced out by GM Socko,M losing to IM Paehtz,E. GM Socko,M is having a rough time in this women's cup losing both of her games with black (scoring 1/3 points so far). For more detailed information here is the link to the official site:

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