European Senior Team Championship 2018 stars with 12 teams in 50+ section and 15 in section 65+. Already in first round our team “Poland Walbrzych” make nice surprise beating Finland Culture Chess, seeded with third starting number. It happens because of luckily winning of Zbigniew Daleczko. Another Polish team lose with first starting number from Italy, but on the first two boards they were able to make a draw against GM’s. Rest of matches in 50+ section were winning by favourite’s teams.In 65+ section first number Russia starts with very convincing win 4-0 against Denmark. Also another matches finish without surprise. On third board we have encounter of Finland’s teams, and one game of this match is today presented by me.
IM Łukasz Butkiewicz