20th NATO Chess Championship 2009

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Location: Hammelburg, Germany
Time-Period: June 15th - June19th 2009
Modus: 7 rounds Swiss system, (team/single score) Teamscore: 4 players
Tournament directors: Capt Karl Koopmeiners
Mr Joerg Hilgert, Mr Ulrich Schlosser
Chief arbiter Luc Cornet
Patronage: Brigadier General Josef Blotz
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Germany wins the cup!

One year after losing the trophy to Turkey, Germany got the cup back.

After a hard fight between Poland and Germany in the first 5 rounds Germany
achieved a comfortable position leading by two points.

This already meant a pre-decision, since Germany ended up winning the team
competition by 1 point.

With 95 chessplayers participating, the highest number of players ever, this
success is even more meaningful.

After a splendid week all teams are on their way home. Probably all tired but happy.

Published by Karl Koopmeiners


Final Ranking after 7 Rounds:

Team Ranking Individual Ranking
Rank Country Points Rank Player Country Points
1. Germany 21 1. Schenk, Andreas GER 6,0
2. Norway 20 2. Sypien, Mateusz POL 6,0
3. Poland 19,5 3. Vaznonis, Vytautas LTU 5,5
4. Denmark 18,5 4. Pedersen, Finn DEN 5,5
5. The Netherlands 17 5. Wantiez, Fabrice BEL 5,5
6. Turkey 15,5 6. Hole, Oystein NOR 5,5
7. France 15,5 7. De Haan, Eric NED 5,5
8. Belgium 15,5 8. Helbig, Mark GER 5,0
9. United States of America 14,5 9. Kertesz, Alfred GER 5,0
10. Italy 14,5 10. Lillevold, Frode NOR 5,0
11. NATO-Team 14,5 11. Drabke, Lorenz GER 5,0
12. Hungary 14 12. Gerardi, Saverio ITA 5,0
13. Lithuania 13,5 13. Moen, Steinar NOR 5,0
14. Slovenia 13,5 14. Bieluszewski, Piotr POL 4,5
15. United Kingdom 11,5 15. Alaslar, Devrim TUR 4,5
16. Canada 8,5 16. Indbryn, Tommy NOR 4,5
17. Spain (only 2 persons) 7 17. Karbowiak, Adam POL 4,5
18. Luxembourg (only 1 person) 3,5 18. Krainski, Jaroslaw POL 4,5


Jan Cheung (NED) looked for the notation of all NATO-games. The mistakes he found are changed in the notation. You will find the updated Files below. Thank you, Jan.
Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 All rounds
Individual Results and Ranking: View
Bulletins (txt-file): View
Bulletins Chessbase-File: View
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Special event: Blitz tournament with 70 participants

View Final Ranking Blitz


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