I was wondering if anybody was playing in the 37th European Chess Club Cup/26th European Women’s Chess Club Cup in Austria in October? I’m playing with my Irish club, Saint Benildus (a school based club with a mix of Junior and adult members), while I think 7 rounds is a bit short, these competitions are usually a great experience and you get to meet or play football with Magnus (sometimes).
An unusual thing this year for our club will be that our top 3 boards will all be Junior players, with our Killer Chess friend Kavin, being board 1 or 2 and the equally young Lara Putar (who played for Ireland in the recent Olympiad) and her brother Leon taking the top 3 boards, and with the old brains lower down the team
I will then have about 2 weeks to recover (if you call going back to work recovering and then to Dresden to Play in the European Senior Team Championships.
I have pleasant memories of Dresden, at the 2018 World Senior Teams I gained 46 ELO, or should I say borrowed as I have quickly given it back :-0 and In 2008 I visited the Olympiad there, the 2022 European Senior Teams will be held in the same Congress Centre, which is great.
Hopefully I will play a bit better in October (I still need to completely overhaul my chess openings and approach), as I was disappointed with my performance in the recent World Senior Team Championships in June, and also managed like many participants to catch Covid from it, after avoiding it for 2 years
I meant to post some interesting games/moments from it, which I will do once I get some time, as I think there are a few interesting learning’s from them.
So I hope to see some of you in Austria in October