12 October in the Greek Attica kicks off the European Club Cup chess championship. Ukraine will be there to provide the capital team the chess Federation of Kiev.
In this competition, which is considered the analogue of football League of Champions, will perform in the men’s tournament with 61 team (each of the 6 main players + 2 reserve) and female – 12 (4+1). The finish of the Cup on 18 October.
For the team of the chess Federation of Kiev will play: Mariya Muzychuk (Lviv), Natalia Zhukova (Odessa), Yulia Osmak (Kyiv), Inna Gaponenko (Herson) and Olga Babiy (Ternopil). Note that the first three recently became silver medalists at the world games in the national team of Ukraine. At the same time, two of their partner on the national team play for foreign clubs: Anna Muzychuk – the first Board of the club “Cercle” of Monaco and Anna Ushenina leads the “Ugra”.
In the men’s tournament, the Ukrainian club will not be performing, but our representatives still play in the European Cup. Kharkov Pavel Eljanov and Lviv Yuriy Kryvoruchko (by the way, both players of the national team of Ukraine) will defend the honor of the great “Alkaloid”. Zakhar Efimenko from Mukachevo – the first issue of the Israeli “be’er Sheva”. Coach of the men’s national team Alexander Sulypa will perform for the Icelandic SHK Reykjavk.
In the 1st round of the team chess Federation Kiev will play with French “Mulhouse”. Kick – off 15:00 Kyiv time. The games can be seen online on the official website of the European clubs Cup.
Recall that a week ago in Batumi finished world chess Olympiad where women’s team of Ukraine took the second place.
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