Live broadcasting started on 09/11/2013 13:51 and was finished on 25/11/2013 23:34
Russian team today plays without former World Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk. But if you have substitutes rated over 2400 you can rotate your squad more often
Lagno and Ushenina in the background.
Cutting the robbon at oppening ceremony
Judit Polgar plays on board 4 today! Maybe this is tactical move to give her second white?
Mamedyarov is playing fashionable line in Carlsbad structure. Topalov is very well prepared, he made interesting 9...h5.
Caruana wanted to avoid Berlin Defence and played calm 4.d3.
Bacrot in his first game in Warsaw played Kings-Indian. In Paris Grand Prix he won in this opening with his compatriot Fressinet. Zhigalko responded with h3 line.
Poilsh youths agians Ukraine.
Photo from first round. Polish youth team playing against Ukraine
First board of Russia - Gunina was in trouble yesterday. Today she played Paulsen. Her opponent Efroimski Marsel is stil junior but already 2300+ player.
Dzagnidze - Stefanova - Slav Defence. Long positional fight is very possible there.
In the match between Germany and Poland there are three very interesting openings and the Petrov.
Grischuk played Sicilian with black. Svidler played 1.e4 and Ipatov answered 1...d6 - Philidor Defence.
Polish first womens team will play against Spain. Local fans have fingers crossed.
In the womens section Russia is playing against Israel and Georgia will face Bulgaria leaded by former World Champion A.Stefanova. Her game with Dzagnidze is very likely to be game of the round.
There are going to be two very interesting 2700+ games. Caruana will try to beat Navara. He lost against him not more than two weeks ago on European Club Championship. Second encounter between Mamedyarov and Topalov is the game where two of top 10 players will fight. We hope those games will be more entertaining than todays short game in the Chennai. Anand achieved relatively easy draw with black.
Today in the open section topseeded Russians are going to face Turkish team which is stronger and stronger with every year. France with their both 2700+ players are going to play against young Belarus team. Eyes of the local fans will be focused on Poland-Germany match.
Dear chessfriends, welcome on the second round of European Team Chess Championship