The 14th European Club Cup for women is taking place on 4-10th October at Lake Ohrid, FYROM. The men section will have 12 teams competing. Cercle d’Echecs Monte Carlo is the trophy holder and once again the top-seeded team. World Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk is replacing Nana Dzagnidze, who is now playing Women Grand Prix in Nanjing.
The third-seeded Ural Sverdlovskaya is defending last year’s title, only this time without Teimour Radjabov, who is playing Nanjing Pearl Spring, and Gata Kamsky, who moved to local team of Alkaloid Skopje. Some of the top players have changed the colours, Boris Gelfand left Mika Yerevan and joined ShSm-64, while Peter Svidler switched from Baden-Baden to SPbChFed Sankt-Peterburg.