World Stars To Come to Macedonia for European Club Cup

Время публикации: 27.08.2015 19:30 | Последнее обновление: 27.08.2015 23:32

Less than two months remains until the start of the European Club Cup. The event runs in Skopje from 17 to 25 October.

The teams lists have been published on the official website, and one can find the names of almost all the world's top players, with the exception of Carlsen, Anand and Ding Liren, who in recent days have strengthened his position in the world top ten.

The traditional top seeds SOCAR will have their usual line up - we advised back in April of the return of Caruana to their ranks.  

The main rivals to Tukmakov's team will be the top Russian club, Sibir. Compared with the spring, their team has filled up: the Siberians have gained Grischuk and Li Chao. They also have Kramnik, Aronian, Wang Yue, Korobov, Kokarev and Bocharov. 

Dmitry Jakovenko will now play not for Sibir but the Macedonian team Alkaloid. Alongside him, others defending the club's honour are Tomashevsky, Ivanchuk, Yu Yangyi, Andreikin, Kryvoruchko and two significantly lower-rated local players. 

The Italian team "Obiettivo Risarcimento Padova" have an interesting international lineup: Nakamura, Karjakin, Vachier-Lagrave, Leko, Bacrot, Vocaturo, Dvirny and Godena.

The St. Petersburg team "Medny Vsadnik" are as usual likely to fight for gold, as are Moscow "SHSM - Nashe Nasledie", and Novy Bor from the Czech Republic.

"University" from Byelorechensk will have Gelfand and Malakhov.


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