First Round of European Club Cups Played in Struga
Rating favourites made a draw in the women's event.
The first round of the 36th European Chess Club Cup and the 25th European Women's Chess Club Cup was played in Struga, the Republic of North Macedonia, on the 18th of September. All the top seeds achieved convincing victories in the open event. The Russian club Mednyi Vsadnik defeated Andreu Paterna (Spain) 5-1, whilst KPRF beat Gambit Bonnevoie (Luxembourg) 5.5-0.5.
In the women's tournament, the rating favourites Monte-Carlo (Monaco) and GRECO - Kyiv Chess Federation (Ukraine) faced each other in the very beginning: their encounter ended in a draw. The Russian South Ural bested the Austrian SK Erste Bank Baden 3-1.
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