France led the European Team Championship wire to wire until the last round. Russia dealt the French their first match loss, allowing Azerbaijan, who tied with Armenia, to slip past them into first place. France held on for silver while Russia edged out Armenia for bronze. For the Azeris, Shakhiyar Mamedyarov had an unspectacular +1 result, but he came up big in the sixth round against Baadur Jobava of Georgia. Jobava, one of the most original players on the scene, had an excellent result with five wins against two losses, but he could not find the answers to Shak Mammy’s enterprising and defiant opening strategy.