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European Club Cup 2023 R3: Offerspill Sjakklubb keeps winning by a huge margin

by Shahid Ahmed - 04/10/2023

A total of nine teams are at a perfect 6/6 after the third round of 38th European Chess Club Open 2023. However, Offerspill Sjakklubb is the only team which has registered three wins where they scored five game points or more. In the third round, Magnus Carlsen surprised his opponent with 1...a6 in reply to 1.e4. Both Raunak Sadhwani and Pranav Venkatesh won their respective games. Vishy Anand started his event with a draw against Aydin Suleymanli. Nihal Sarin was held to a draw by Andreas Heimann of Schachgesellschaft Riehen. Tajfun SK Ljubljana managed to score a 5-1 victory. GM Aditya Mittal of Gambit Asseco-SEE defeated FM Louis Salles of CE Le Cavalier Differdange. Round 4 starts today at 3 p.m. local time, 6:30 p.m. IST. Photos: Niki Riga/ECCC 2023

Anand starts with a draw against Suleymanli

Offerspill Sjakklubb scored their third win in-a-row where they scored five game points or more

Superchess - Vugar Gashimov: 3.5-2.5

Vishy Anand (2754) drew against Aydin Suleymanli (2588). Four other games also ended in a draw. Bogdan-Daniel Deac (2701) scored the decisive victory over Vugar Asadli (2563).

Superchess - Vugar Gashimov: 3.5-2.5

Vishy Anand started his ECCC 2023 campaign with a draw against Aydin Suleymanli

Bogdan-Daniel Deac and Vugar Asadli's queen endgame piqued Magnus Carlsen and others interest

Superchess - Vugar Gashimov: 3.5-2.5

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SK Zmaj - Offerspill Sjakklubb: 0.5-5.5

GM Magnus Carlsen (2839), GM Raunak Sadhwani (2641), GM Pranav Venkatesh (2579), GM Johan-Sebastian Christiansen (2606) and IM Benjamin Haldorsen (2454) won their respective games. Only GM Aryan Tari (2619) was held to a draw by GM Merab Gagunashvili (2550).

SK Zmaj - Offerspill Sjakklubb: 0.5-5.5

Magnus Carlsen opted for 1...a6 in reply to 1.e4

SK Zmaj - Offerspill Sjakklubb: 0.5-5.5

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Replay European Chess Club Cup 2023 Round 3 Live Commentary by WIM Fiona Steil-Antoni (LUX) and GM David Howell (ENG) | Video: European Chess Union

Every day round starts at 3 p.m. local time, 6:30 p.m. IST from 1st to 7th October 2023. The final round on 7th October starts 2 p.m. local time, 5:30 p.m. IST. The seven-round Swiss system tournament has a time control of 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from move one. The tournament will be taking place at Grand Blue FAFA Conference Hall in Durrës, Albania.

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Round 3 Open results

No.TeamTeamRes.:Res.
1
  Superchess
  Vugar Gashimov
:
2
  SK Zmaj
  Offerspill Sjakklubb *)
½:
3
  Beer Sheva Chess Club
  Novy Bor
1:5
4
  Asnieres - Le Grand Echiquier
  Gokturk Chess Sport Club
:
5
  Schachclub Viernheim 1934 e.V.
  Schachgesellschaft Zurich
4:2
6
  Elektroprivreda
  Turkish Airlines Sports Club
1:5
7
  TAJFUN SK Ljubljana
  Schachgesellschaft Riehen
5:1
8
  Gambit Asseco-SEE
  CE Le Cavalier Differdange *)
:½
9
  SK Javes Modra
  Sentimento Ajka BSK
:
10
  C' Chartres Echecs
  Wasa SK
:

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Standings after Round 3

Rk.SNoFED TeamGames  +   =   -  TB1 
11ROU
Superchess33006
2CZE
Novy Bor33006
3FRA
Asnieres - Le Grand Echiquier33006
4NOR
Offerspill Sjakklubb33006
5GER
Schachclub Viernheim 1934 e.V.33006
6TUR
Turkish Airlines Sports Club33006
7SLO
TAJFUN SK Ljubljana33006
8HUN
Sentimento Ajka BSK33006
9FRA
C' Chartres Echecs33006
1013ISR
Rishon Lezion A32105

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Round 4 Open pairings

No.TeamTeamRes.:Res.
1
  Schachclub Viernheim 1934 e.V.
  Superchess
:
2
  Offerspill Sjakklubb *)
  Sentimento Ajka BSK
:
3
  Novy Bor
  Turkish Airlines Sports Club
:
4
  TAJFUN SK Ljubljana
  Asnieres - Le Grand Echiquier
:
5
  Rishon Lezion A
  C' Chartres Echecs
:
6
  Obiettivo Risarcimento Padova
  Lunds ASK
:
7
  Vugar Gashimov
  Paul Keres 1
:
8
  CE Le Cavalier Differdange *)
  Chess Club Drejtesia-Trokadero
:
9
  MRU - ROSK Consulting
  Beer Sheva Chess Club
:
10
  Gokturk Chess Sport Club
  SK Dunajska Streda
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