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Leonid Sandler
31-03-2008, 08:29 PM
The strongest Teams Championship in the world starts tomorrow April 1st in Black sea resort host of winter Olimpic games city of Sochi.
Only a few players from top twenty are absent.In the team from South Ural I have found the following players A.Karpov,V.Korchnoi and B.Spassky(!).How do you like to meet another team from Ural with G.Kamsky,T.Radjabov,A.Grishuk,A.Shirov on top boards?!
website www.russiachess.org
It would be a classic!

pax
31-03-2008, 10:38 PM
The strongest Teams Championship in the world starts tomorrow April 1st in Black sea resort host of winter Olimpic games city of Sochi.
Only a few players from top twenty are absent.In the team from South Ural I have found the following players A.Karpov,V.Korchnoi and B.Spassky(!).How do you like to meet another team from Ural with G.Kamsky,T.Radjabov,A.Grishuk,A.Shirov on top boards?!
website www.russiachess.org
It would be a classic!

I don't know.. I think this team (http://www.schachbundesliga.de/bundesliga_statistik/vereine.aspx?vnr=1) might be stronger.

Rincewind
01-04-2008, 01:47 AM
I don't know.. I think this team (http://www.schachbundesliga.de/bundesliga_statistik/vereine.aspx?vnr=1) might be stronger.

2600 players on board 11. :cool:

MichaelBaron
01-04-2008, 07:26 PM
"64" team is probably not the highest rated one - but looks very strong to me

Leonid Sandler
03-04-2008, 01:09 PM
First round of Russian Team Championship produced some terrific games.
Chinese players did well scoring 2,5 points from 3 games.
I recommend to look at fantastic attacking game Bu Xiangzhi-Vadim Zvjaginsev
White won in 27 moves.
Live coverage of all games on www.russiachess.org/online

Kevin Bonham
04-04-2008, 01:09 AM
I recommend to look at fantastic attacking game Bu Xiangzhi-Vadim Zvjaginsev
White won in 27 moves.

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 Bg7 4. e4 d6 5. f3 O-O 6. Nge2 a6 7. Be3 Nc6 8. Qd2
Bd7 9. h4 h5 10. Bh6 e5 11. O-O-O b5 12. Nd5 Re8 13. g4 hxg4 14. h5 gxf3 15.
hxg6 fxg6 16. Nec3 Nxd4 17. Bxg7 Kxg7 18. Nxf6 Qxf6 19. Nd5 Qf8 20. Qh6+ Kf7 21.
Qg5 Qg7 22. Rxd4 exd4 23. Qf4+ Bf5 24. exf5 g5 25. Qg4 Re1+ 26. Kd2 Rae8 27.
Qh5+ 1-0

Leonid Sandler
05-04-2008, 03:42 PM
Russian Team Championship are continue to produce some terrific games.I would highly recomend to all chess players and coaches to analise the following beauties from third round.
Grischuk-Timofeev,Ponomariov-Riazancev and Van Wely who lost 3 games out of 3 against Kamsky.
All games www.russiachess.org
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Top chess from Strongest Team Championship in our planet!

Tony Dowden
05-04-2008, 07:32 PM
I don't know.. I think this team (http://www.schachbundesliga.de/bundesliga_statistik/vereine.aspx?vnr=1) might be stronger.

Lol, the team NZ played in Rd 1 of the 1982 Lucerne OL wasn't bad either: Bd 1. Anatoly Karpov, Bd 2. Garry Kasparov, Bd 3. Lev Polygaevsky, and Bd 4. Alexander Beliavsky (And that was back in the days when anyone other than a world championship candidate was generally under 2650). As you can guess, the Kiwis - Vernon Small, Ortvin Sarapu, Roger Nokes and myself - were caned 0-4.

Kevin Bonham
13-04-2008, 08:20 PM
This is funny (http://chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=4565) - on the day after the rest day the defending champions Tomsk-400 were fined for an offence which is believed to be a euphemism for excessive drinking. In that round they were exterminated 5.5-0.5 (the link even includes some of the games.)

The half was scored by Karjakin, which fits as he is probably too young for that sort of thing.