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Euro Team Championship – Warsaw, Nov 7-18

November 18th, 2013

The European Team Championship took place in Warsaw, Poland from November 7-18, 2013.

Scotland were one place ahead of seeding finishing 36th of 38 teams. Individually there was a significant net rating gain. Azerbaijan took top spot.




Round by round Scot scores

Play over Scot games

Scotland team

FM Graham Morrison (2351)

IM Andrew Muir (2312)

FM Alan Tate (2299)

Jonathan Grant (2257)

(Cptn) Alan Minnican (2135)


Thursday 07.11 Arrival of Participants
07.11 at 21.00 Captain’s Meeting
Friday 08.11 at 14.30 Opening Ceremony
08.11 at 15.00 – 20.00 1st round
Saturday 09.11 at 15.00 – 20.00 2nd round
Sunday 10.11 at 15.00 – 20.00 3rd round
Monday 11.11 at 15.00 – 20.00 4th round
Tuesday 12.11 at 15.00 – 20.00 5th round
Wednesday 13.11 Free day
Thursday 14.11 at 15.00 – 20.00 6th round
Friday 15.11 at 15.00 – 20.00 7th round
Saturday 16.11 at 15.00 – 20.00 8th round
Sunday 17.11 at 11.00 – 16.00 9th round
17.11 at 20.00 Closing ceremony
Monday 18.11 Departure of Participants

Time Control: Time control will be 90 min for 40 moves + 30 min for the rest of the game + 30 sec increment for every move played starting from the first move.

Draw Offers: Players may only agree to a draw after the 40th move has been made by black. Players violating this rule will be forfeited.

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