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European Individual Championship (Women) Tournament

Nana Dzagnidze8.5/11(+6 -0 =5)[games]
Aleksandra Goryachkina8/11(+5 -0 =6)[games]
Alisa Mikhailovna Galliamova8/11(+6 -1 =4)[games]
Kateryna Alexandrovna Lagno7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Mariya Muzychuk7.5/11(+4 -0 =7)[games]
Monika (Bobrowska) Socko7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[games]
Elina Danielian7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Elisabeth Paehtz7.5/11(+4 -0 =7)[games]
Marina Romanko Nechaeva7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Bela Khotenashvili7.5/11(+4 -0 =7)[games]
Natalia Zhukova7.5/11(+4 -0 =7)[games]
Natalia Pogonina7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Hoang Thanh Trang7.5/11(+4 -0 =7)[games]
Anita Gara7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Inna Gaponenko7.5/11(+4 -0 =7)[games]
Alina Kashlinskaya7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Iulija Osmak7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Lela Javakhishvili7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Daria Voit7/11(+6 -3 =2)[games]
Olga Girya7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
Pia Cramling7/11(+3 -0 =8)[games]
Sarah Hoolt7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
Sabrina Vega Gutierrez7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Karina Szczepkowska-Horowska7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Gunay Mammadzada7/11(+7 -4 =0)[games]
Anna Muzychuk6.5/11(+3 -1 =7)[games]
Ulviyya Hasil Fataliyeva6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Ekaterina Polovnikova-Atalik6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[games]
Meri Arabidze6.5/11(+3 -1 =7)[games]
* (144 players total; 115 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
European Individual Championship (Women) (2017)

The 2017 European Women's Championship was an 11-round Swiss tournament taking place 11-22 April in the Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija, Riga, Latvia. Players received 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one.

Official website: Crosstable:

Previous edition: European Individual Championship (Women) (2016). Next: European Championship (Women) (2018). See also European Individual Chess Championship (2017).

 page 9 of 11; games 201-225 of 262  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
201. M R Nechaeva vs A M Galliamova  ½-½422017European Individual Championship (Women)E12 Queen's Indian
202. O Zimina vs N Zhukova  ½-½262017European Individual Championship (Women)A33 English, Symmetrical
203. B Yildiz vs O Girya  ½-½252017European Individual Championship (Women)D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
204. P Cramling vs G Mammadova  ½-½422017European Individual Championship (Women)A42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
205. J Zawadzka vs Nataliya Buksa  ½-½642017European Individual Championship (Women)C47 Four Knights
206. S Vajda vs S Vega Gutierrez  ½-½572017European Individual Championship (Women)B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
207. N Mammadova vs R Vidruska  ½-½532017European Individual Championship (Women)A06 Reti Opening
208. A Sazonova vs M Michna  ½-½252017European Individual Championship (Women)C00 French Defense
209. I Berzina vs Khanim Balajayeva  ½-½332017European Individual Championship (Women)C97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
210. T Gara vs E Doluhanova  ½-½802017European Individual Championship (Women)A15 English
211. D Movileanu vs K Azimova  ½-½362017European Individual Championship (Women)B03 Alekhine's Defense
212. E Pavlidou vs G Grapsa  ½-½232017European Individual Championship (Women)E44 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation, 5.Ne2
213. Ece Ozbay vs T Gueci  ½-½432017European Individual Championship (Women)B11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
214. Sandra Harlinska vs I Erneste  ½-½482017European Individual Championship (Women)C95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
215. M Parhomenko vs S Norlamo  ½-½392017European Individual Championship (Women)E65 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav, 7.O-O
216. Ramona Golsta vs Eibhia Ni Mhuireagain  ½-½602017European Individual Championship (Women)D03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
217. M Sandu vs S Tsolakidou  ½-½412017European Individual Championship (Women)B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
218. O Prudnykova vs O Kalinina  ½-½1162017European Individual Championship (Women)A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
219. Hoang Thanh Trang vs A Goryachkina  ½-½412017European Individual Championship (Women)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
220. A Kashlinskaya vs M Muzychuk  ½-½262017European Individual Championship (Women)E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
221. E Paehtz vs E Danielian  ½-½262017European Individual Championship (Women)A64 Benoni, Fianchetto, 11...Re8
222. L Unuk vs B Khotenashvili  ½-½442017European Individual Championship (Women)A50 Queen's Pawn Game
223. Nataliya Buksa vs A Stefanova  ½-½712017European Individual Championship (Women)C95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
224. G Mammadova vs L Javakhishvili  ½-½562017European Individual Championship (Women)B08 Pirc, Classical
225. L Mkrtchian vs S Vajda  ½-½522017European Individual Championship (Women)A34 English, Symmetrical
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  whiteshark: The 2017 European Women's Championship is a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place in the Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija, Riga, Latvia.

Top-seed is the reigning Women's World Rapid and Blitz champion Anna Muzychuk.

Players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one. Official website:


Points scored
Direct encounter
Median Buchholz
Average of opponents' ratings

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  alexmagnus: 11 rounds, not 9.
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  whiteshark: <11 rounds> That's right <alexmagnus>.

Chess24 (still) has the schedule right but the description wrong. I'm guilty of careless copying & non-disclosure of my source. Thank goth it's not my PhD thesis. ;)

Apr-19-17  John Abraham: am a big fan of Aleksandra, hope she can win this event!! her performance has been very strong.
Apr-19-17  Bruce Graham: Wondering where Gunina is. She won it in 2014.
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  whiteshark: Wondering where Anna Ushenina is. She won it in 2016.
Apr-20-17  siggemannen: I also wonder about Gunina, she always brings a lot of color and chaos to the tourneys
Apr-20-17  althus: <whiteshark> I was reading an interview with her the other day on a Kharkov news site, where she cited the cost of travel + hotel + provisions as the reason for not going, particularly since she'd just gone to the WWCC in Iran.

She seems to have been treated rather poorly by the Ukrainian federation. Was promised an apartment for winning the world championship a few years back, but it's still caught up in red tape. Still lives with her mum, and two cats.

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  whiteshark: Thanks for the info 'n link, <althus>.

The onerous conditions somehow saddens me, though. :(

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  HeMateMe: maybe the hotel and per diem for meals should be covered by the tournament promoters, for the top 15 seeded players? That's how you get the best to participate.
Apr-21-17  siggemannen: Interesting interview, although not too hopeful on Ukrainian chess future.
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  sonia91: Congrats to Nana Dzagnidze!

Silver goes to Alexandra Goryachkina (I wonder if she achieved a GM norm) and bronze to Alisa Galliamova, twice world women's vice champion.

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  HeMateMe: I googled the tournament, 2017, and got this photo:


that was the blitz ch, won by Anna M. There doesn't seem to be much coverage of the event, nothing on chessbase which always has this event.

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  PhilFeeley: No Kosteniuk?

Were there any GM norms here (i.e. Paetz)?

Apr-25-17  Nerwal: <Were there any GM norms here>

Not official but Goryachkina probably has a 9 games norm. There must be also a full batch of IM norms.

Players were more careful than usual in this tournament. Lots of draws to secure the first 14 spots. M. Muzychuk didn't even try to fight for podium.

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  Tabanus:, I updated the standings list according to it for the 100 best players (of which 29 are shown here). No missing games on the upper part of the list, as far as I could see, but there were three wrong game results (slips sent).
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