Both Slovenian teams defeated in second round of Chess Championship

Čatež ob Savi – The Slovenian men’s and women’s teams suffered defeats in the second round of competition at the European Team Chess Championship, as the men lost 1:3 against Hungary and the women scored the same result against Switzerland.

Slovenia are now 18th among 39 teams in the open competition, where Azerbaijan took the lead with 4 points as the only team that won both rounds with score of 4:0, while six more teams have four points, including the favourites Russia.

In the women’s competition Russia and Azerbaijan are in the lead as the only teams with two 4:0 wins. Slovenia’s team 2, having lost against Israel, are 25th, whereas team 1 are 28th.