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European Club Cup 2023 R5: Offerspill Sjakklubb and Superchess set up a massive clash

by Shahid Ahmed - 06/10/2023

Magnus Carlsen scored a crushing victory against Vincent Keymer in the fifth round of 38th European Chess Club Cup 2023 Open. Although, the world no.1 missed an opportunity to trap the teenager's queen, nevertheless his win earned his team Offerspill Sjakklubb two points over the defending champion, Novy Bor. Raunak Sadhwani and Pranav Venkatesh drew against Nils Grandelius and Thai Dai Van Nguyen respectively. Vishy Anand made his third consecutive draw. This time against Haik Martirosyan. Anand's team Superchess managed to beat Asnieres - Le Grand Echiquier. Offerspill Sjakklubb and Superchess will inevitably clash in the penultimate sixth round. Round 6 starts today at 3 p.m. local time, 6:30 p.m. IST. Photos: Niki Riga/ECCC 2023

Pranav makes a great escape against Thai Dai Van

GM Nihal Sarin was held to a draw by GM Peter Michalik. Nihal's team Tajfun SK Ljubljana won against SK Javes Modra 1.5-4.5. GM Aditya Mittal of Gambit Asseco-SEE drew against Montenegro no.1 GM Denis Kadric. Aditya's team lost to Elektroprivreda by a minimum margin 3.5-2.5. In the Women's event, SP Gaz Ukraine defeated the sole leader Tajfun SK Ljubljana 1-3 to gain sole lead 9/10.

Offerspill Sjakklubb and Superchess are the coleaders 10/10

Superchess - Asnieres - Le Grand Echiquier: 3.5-2.5

Vishy Anand (2754) drew his third consecutive game of the event. This time against the Armenia no.1, Haik Martirosyan (2696). Vladimir Fedoseev (2691) scored the key victory for Superchess against Sergei Movsesian of Asnieres - Le Grand Echiquier.

Superchess - Asnieres - Le Grand Echiquier: 2.5-3.5

Richard Rapport - Maxime Vachier-Lagrave piqued a lot of interest, with the former making an escape after being lost on multiple occasion

Superchess once again won by a minimum margin

Replay Superchess - Asnieres - Le Grand Echiquier games

Offerspill Sjakklubb - Novy Bor: 3.5-2.5

Magnus Carlsen (2839) suffered his sole loss at the FIDE World Cup 2023 against the Germany no.1 Vincent Keymer (2717). The world no.1 obviously has not forgotten it. His win ensured his team's victory against the defending champion, Novy Bor. Raunak Sadhwani (2641) and Pranav Venkatesh (2579) drew against the Sweden no.1, Nils Grandelius (2689) and Czech Republic no.2, Thai Dai Van Nguyen (2618) respectively.

Carlsen - Keymer

Position after 13...Qc6?

Find out how White could have trapped Black's queen in the above position. The world no.1 missed it and went ahead 14.Nd4. He won the game in another 15 moves.

Offerspill Sjakklubb - Novy Bor: 3.5-2.5

Magnus Carlsen crushed Vincent Keymer

GM Raunak Sadhwani drew against Sweden no.1 - GM Nils Grandelius

GM Pranav Venkatesh made a huge save against Czech Republic no.2 - GM Thai Dai Van Nguyen

Replay Offerspill Sjakklubb - Novy Bor games

Women: SP Gaz Ukraine defeated Tajfun SK Ljubljana 1-3 to gain sole lead 9/10

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Replay European Chess Club Cup 2023 Round 5 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.

Replay Round 5 Open games

Replay Round 5 Women games

Round 5 Open results

No.TeamTeamRes.:Res.
1
  Superchess
  Asnieres - Le Grand Echiquier
:
2
  Offerspill Sjakklubb *)
  Novy Bor
:
3
  C' Chartres Echecs
  Schachclub Viernheim 1934 e.V.
2:4
4
  Turkish Airlines Sports Club
  Schachgesellschaft Riehen
5:1
5
  SK Javes Modra
  TAJFUN SK Ljubljana
:
6
  Sentimento Ajka BSK
  SK Rockaden
:
7
  Vugar Gashimov
  SV Werder Bremen
5:1
8
  CE Le Cavalier Differdange *)
  Paul Keres 2
5:1
9
  Beer Sheva Chess Club
  Lunds ASK
5:1
10
  Silla Chess Club
  Gokturk Chess Sport Club
2:4

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Standings after Round 5

Rk.SNoFED TeamGames  +   =   -  TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5 
14NOR
Offerspill Sjakklubb550010130239292
21ROU
Superchess55001011421,59898
33FRA
Asnieres - Le Grand Echiquier54018122229876,5
410AZE
Vugar Gashimov540181212483,562
56TUR
Turkish Airlines Sports Club5401811722,581,560,5
62CZE
Novy Bor54018117219875
75GER
Schachclub Viernheim 1934 e.V.5401810621,588,567
88HUN
Sentimento Ajka BSK5401810621,58259
912TUR
Gokturk Chess Sport Club540181052380,558,5
107SLO
TAJFUN SK Ljubljana5401810422,58361

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Round 6 Open pairings

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

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