In the Greek Halkidiki today, October 12, starts club Cup chess championship 2018. In the men’s tournament claimed the 62 teams in the women’s 12. In both competitions will play seven rounds Swiss system.
Among tournament participants and three graduates of the Lviv state University of physical culture – one of the strongest players in the world of modernity, the sisters Anna and Maria Muzychuk and head coach of the national men’s team of Ukraine Oleksandr Sulypa, reports ldufk.edu.ua.
Women Ukraine is represented by a separate team – the Kiev chess Federation. He will play Maria Muzychuk, Natalia Zhukova, Julia Osmak, Inna Gaponenko and Olga Babiy. For Monaco will be Anna Muzychuk, “Ugra” – Anna Ushenina. By the way these clubs, Italian “Cassa”, and in fact the Georgian national team, which acts under the auspices of the team, “Nona”, and are the main contenders.
In the men’s teams of the six main players and two spare women – four main and one emergency. The total prize Fund is 40,000 euros, in the men’s tournament – 22 thousand, 13 in women’s and 500 euros for the best score on the Board. Time control: 90 minutes for 40 moves and 30 minutes till the end of party with addition of 30 seconds per move starting from the first.
In the men’s tournament has no clear favorite. Six groups of approximately equal compositions. They have to beat rivals at the start, and between them informed the fourth round is unlikely to occur. This team of “Alkaloid” (Macedonia), “New forest” (Czech Republic), “Oldar Udru” (Azerbaijan), “the bronze horseman” (Russia), “Valerenga” (Norway), “Ob Tivo” (Padua, Italy).
For the Macedonians played Ding Liren and Junichi (both China), Dmitry Jakovenko and Dmitry Andreikin (both Russia), Pavel Eljanov and Yuriy Kryvoruchko (both – Ukraine).
For “New Bor” will be David Navara (Czech Republic), Pentala Harikrishna and Santosh VDT (both India), Radoslaw Wojtaszek (Poland).
The entire national team of Azerbaijan protects the color “Oldar”: Shahriyar Mammadyarov, Teymur Radjabov, Arkadij Naiditsch and Rauf Mammadov.
In “the bronze horseman” will play Peter Svidler, Nikita Vitiugov and Vladimir Fedoseyev. And the Norwegian team will be headed by world champion Magnus Carlsen. This will be his last speech before the match for the crown with American Fabiano Caruana. The match will be held in London in November.
The Ukrainians will also play grandmasters Alexander Sulypa (national coach), who will speak for Icelanders, and Zahar Efimenko, who will head the Israeli team beer Sheva.