European Club Cup round 1 LIVE!

October 17, 2008

The European Club Cup starts today at 14:30 local time (13:30 CET). 50 games will be broadcast at the live games page. The results from the other games will be updated every 30 minutes (open section and women section).

Today at 10:30 AM the press conference took place at the 5 star Theophano Imperial Palace. The ECU President Boris Kutin, the tournament manager Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou, and GM Teimour Radjabov were invited.

“This is the 8th time ECC is held in Greece, and this year, now officially we have 64 men teams and 18 women teams are here in Halkidiki, about 600 players”, were the opening words of Mr. Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou. Here is the video and the photos of the press conference.

 

Mr. Theodoros Tsorbatzoglou greeting the journalists
ECU President Boris Kutin and GM Teimour Radjabov
Mr. Tsorbatzoglou demonstrating the novelty for this tournament – the special shirts for arbiters, teams and organizing committee – which were presented earlier this year.
GM Radjabov talking about the possible repercussions of the financial crisis on the chess world and club competitions.
Our three speakers are kindly posing for the journalists.
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