Carlsen to play in powerful 2018 European Chess Club Cup


Carlsen will be playing for Valerenga Sjakklubb

1 GM Carlsen Magnus 2842 NOR 1503014 0,0

2 GM Howell David W L 2687 ENG 410608 0,0

3 GM Grandelius Nils 2658 SWE 1710400 0,0

4 GM Romanov Evgeny 2628 RUS 4148843 0,0

5 GM Predojevic Borki 2624 BIH 930849 0,0

6 GM Tari Aryan 2618 NOR 1510045 0,0

7 GM Lie Kjetil A. 2537 NOR 1501984 0,0

8 IM Christiansen Johan-Sebastian 2515 NOR 1512668 0,0

But the top seed will be Globus

1 GM Grischuk Alexander 2769 RUS 4126025 0,0

2 GM Karjakin Sergey 2760 RUS 14109603 0,0

3 GM Giri Anish 2780 NED 24116068 0,0

4 GM Wei Yi 2742 CHN 8603405 0,0

5 GM Khismatullin Denis 2634 RUS 4142578 0,0

6 GM Nepomniachtchi Ian 2768 RUS 4168119 0,0

Followed by Alkaloid

1 GM Andreikin Dmitry 2712 RUS 4158814 0,0

2 GM Ding Liren 2804 CHN 8603677 0,0

3 GM Eljanov Pavel 2703 UKR 14102951 0,0

4 GM Jakovenko Dmitry 2747 RUS 4122356 0,0

5 GM Kryvoruchko Yuriy 2695 UKR 14109182 0,0

6 GM Nedev Trajko 2496 MKD 15000605 0,0

7 IM Pancevski Filip 2489 MKD 15002187 0,0

8 GM Yu Yangyi 2765 CHN 8603820 0,0

And Odlar Yurdu

1 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2820 AZE 13401319 0,0

2 GM Radjabov Teimour 2751 AZE 13400924 0,0

3 GM Naiditsch Arkadij 2721 AZE 4650891 0,0

4 GM Mamedov Rauf 2699 AZE 13401653 0,0

5 GM Safarli Eltaj 2676 AZE 13402129 0,0

6 GM Guseinov Gadir 2667 AZE 13401378 0,0

7 GM Durarbayli Vasif 2629 AZE 13402935 0,0

8 GM Abasov Nijat 2632 AZE 13402960 0,0

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34th European Club Cup and the 23rd European Women Club Cup will be simultaneously held from 11th-19th October 2018 in Porto Carras, famous Greek seaside resort in Halkidiki.

The chess playing venue of the Championships will be the Congress Center of the Porto Carras Grand Resort and the official hotel of the event will be 5 stars hotel Sithonia.

Participation in 34th European Chess Club Cup is open to:

  • Globus, Russia, the current cup holder in the open competition.
  • Three (3) clubs per federation in which a national team championship is organized or two (2) Clubs per federation in which no national team championship is organized.
  • A fourth club is allowed to that federation(s) in which a national team championship is organized, provided that at least 10 teams, 20 grandmasters and/or players with a FIDE rating over 2600 have participated in the most recent national team championship.
  • One additional club (only in the open competition) for the European chess federations, which are ranked in the first five places of the Federation ranking list. These federations are: Azerbaijan, Czech Republic, Russia, Israel and Italy.
  • Any additional request for participation should be examined by the ECU Board.

Participation in 23rd European Chess Club Cup for women is open to all Clubs whose federations are listed as ECU members.

Every federation that intends to participate, with one or more clubs, must inform the Organising Committee before 30th of June 2018 of its acceptance of the invitation, specifying also the exact number of the clubs participating. A copy should be sent to Tournament Director Mr. Petr Pisk, e-mail: Afterwards, the entry forms must be completed and returned to the Tournament office email: no later than Friday 10th August 2018- registration deadline.

The chess teams shall be composed of six (6) players and two (2) reserves in Mens competition, while in the Womens competition teams shall be composed of four (4) players and (1) reserve.

The Chess Championships will be held in 7 rounds, played in the Swiss system in accordance with the ECU Tournament Rules with time control 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. Draw offers before the 30th move made by black are strictly forbidden and violating the draw offering rule will be punished.

The total prize fund of the event will be 40.000 EUR with 22.000 EUR reserved for the Mens competition and 13.000 EUR reserved for the Womens competition. The rest of 5.000 EUR will be distributed to the best individual players with the best board results. The first three teams of each category will receive cups and medals.

Official regulations of European Chess Club Cup 2018 can be downloaded bellow or here..

European Club Cup 2018- Official Regulations

Registration forms for the European Chess Club Cup 2018 can be downloaded bellow or here.

Registration forms- European Club Cup 2018

Contact Information:

The official chess website of the European Club Cup 2018 is 

Tournament Manager: IO Nikos Kalesis Tel.: (+30) 6938326161