3rd ESNA Team Chess Championship – Monaco 2013

Faroe Islands wins the 3rd European Small Nations Team Championship

The 3rd European Small Nations Team Championship was held in Monte Carlo, Monaco, from 25th November to 1st December 2013.  All ESNA member-federations from Andorra, Cyprus, Faroe Islands, Guernsey, Jersey, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Malta, Monaco and San Marino participated in the tournament held under the patronage of FIDE President.  The venue of the tournament was the Hotel Hermitage. FIDE President participated in the awarding ceremony together with the President of Monaco Chess Federation Mr. Jean-Michel Rapaire, the FIDE Deputy President Mr. George Makropoulos, the ECU President Mr. Silvio Danailov, the current ECU President Mr. Zurab Asmaiparasvilli and other distinguished guests.
The team of Andorra finished in 2nd place and the team of Monaco in 3rd place.

Faroe Islands were in the lead almost for the whole tournament and managed to keep that lead and win the title with 8 won and only 1 lost match – total 16 points.

1st place – Faroe Islands

Silver medal went to the team of Andorra with 14 points.

2nd place – Andorra

Bronze medal went to the host Monaco, who scored 13 points.

3rd place – Monaco

Final standings:
1.  Faroe Islands – 16
2.  Andorra – 14
3.  Monaco – 13
4.  Cyprus – 12
5.  Luxembourg – 10
6.  Malta – 8
7.  Liechtenstein – 8
8.  San Marino – 5
9.  Guernsey – 4
10. Jersey – 0

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