Saturday Quiz

Hope you all enjoy your holidays! 🙂 Here is a small quiz for you 🙂

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Nestorovic-Popchev, Stara Pazova 2008

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World Cities Chess Team Championship

This event starts today in Al-Ain (UAE) and teams composition looks highly impressive:

1. Paris (RtgAvg:2677)
1 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2711 FRA
2 GM Fressinet Laurent 2700 FRA
3 GM Edouard Romain 2686 FRA
4 GM Hamdouchi Hicham 2610 FRA

2. Hoogeveen (RtgAvg:2666)
1 GM Giri Anish 2720 NED
2 GM Sokolov Ivan 2667 NED
3 GM Tiviakov Sergei 2663 NED
4 GM Smeets Jan 2614 NED

3. Lviv (RtgAvg:2659)
1 GM Moiseenko Alexander 2710 UKR
2 GM Kryvoruchko Yuriy 2671 UKR
3 GM Fedorchuk Sergey A. 2661 UKR
4 GM Kravtsiv Martyn 2593 UKR

4. Baku (RtgAvg:2626)
1 GM Safarli Eltaj 2626 AZE
2 GM Guseinov Gadir 2628 AZE
3 GM Mamedov Rauf 2647 AZE
4 GM Mamedov Nidjat 2602 AZE
5 GM Durarbayli Vasif 2587 AZE

5. Saratov (RtgAvg:2626)
1 GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2725 RUS
2 GM Lysyj Igor 2617 RUS
3 GM Romanov Evgeny 2616 RUS
4 GM Iljushin Alexei 2505 RUS
5 GM Shaposhnikov Evgeny 2544 RUS

6. Novi Sad (RtgAvg:2610)
1 GM Ivanisevic Ivan 2633 SRB
2 GM Markus Robert 2619 SRB
3 GM Perunovic Milos 2614 SRB
4 GM Sedlak Nikola 2572 SRB
5 GM Popovic Dusan 2579 SRB

7. Ptuj (RtgAvg:2594)
1 GM Lenic Luka 2637 SLO
2 GM Beliavsky Alexander G 2630 SLO
3 GM Borisek Jure 2560 SLO
4 GM Skoberne Jure 2549 SLO

8. London (RtgAvg:2594)
1 GM Short Nigel D 2692 ENG
2 GM Howell David W L 2634 ENG
3 GM Gordon Stephen J 2533 ENG
4 GM Williams Simon K 2515 ENG

9. Timisoara (RtgAvg:2589)
1 GM Lupulescu Constantin 2618 ROU
2 GM Parligras Mircea-Emilian 2628 ROU
3 GM Marin Mihail 2564 ROU
4 GM Nevednichy Vladislav 2545 ROU
5 GM Manolache Marius 2541 ROU

10. Athens (RtgAvg:2558)
1 GM Papaioannou Ioannis 2618 GRE
2 GM Banikas Hristos 2620 GRE
3 GM Halkias Stelios 2561 GRE
4 IM Tzermiadianos Andreas 2434 GRE
5 Stathopoulos Ioannis 2228 GRE

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