IM and GM norms at the European Chess Club Cup

the norm takers from Kallithea


IM Damir Levacic, ECU Board Member,
awarding the players

The European Chess Club Cup in Kallithea (Greece) finished with a beautiful closing ceremony on October 24. Besides the 12 sets of medals given to the winners of each individual and club category, many participants were able to achieve norms during the event.

IM Anna Muzychuk managed to grab gold medal on board 1 for her team T-Com Podgorica and a GM norm as well. Her good score gave T-Com the third place in the final standings in the strongest ECC in history.

IM Jon Ludvig Hammer gave the proof that the Norwegian chess is growing by taking a GM norm as well. He shared his thoughts in a video interview, which will be available later today on

Here is the full list of norm takers.

GM norm

IM Muzychuk Anna (Slovenia)

Nabaty Tamir (Israel)

IM Shavtvaladze Nikoloz (Georgia)

IM Sorensen Jan (Denmark)

IM Hammer Jon Ludvig (Norway)

IM norms

WGM Motoc Alina (Romania)
Kanakaris Georgios (Greece)

Blomqvist Erik (Sweden)

Heimann Andreas (Germany)

Fiebig Thomas (Germany)

FM Cabezas Ayala Ivan (Spain)

Sodoma Jan (Czech)

FM Eames Robert S (England)

Gislason Gudmundur (Iceland)

WGM norm

WIM Cherenkova Kristina (Russia)

WIM norms

WFM Fakhretdinova Margarita (Russia)

WFM Congiu Mathilde (France)

WFM Botvinnik Irina (Israel)