In Crete started in the European team championship in chess, which involved Israel’s national team.
The composition of the Israeli team: Boris Gelfand (2737), max Rothstein (2699), Emil Sutovsky (2683), Ilya Smirin )2635), Tamir Nabati (2661).
In the first round, the Israelis played a draw with the Norwegians (Magnus Carlsen) 2:2.
Maxim Rothstein defeated Johan Salomon (2477). Emil Sutovsky lost to Johan Sebastian Christiansen (2464).
The female national team of Israel: Julia Schweiger (2442), Marcel Efroimski (2329), Masha Klinova (2289), Olga Gutmacher (2226) and Michal Lahav (2213).
In the first round of the Israelite defeated Belgium 3:1.