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European Individual Women's Championship Tournament

Anna Muzychuk8.5/11(+7 -1 =3)[view games]
Valentina Gunina8.5/11(+6 -0 =5)[view games]
Tatiana Kosintseva8.5/11(+7 -1 =3)[view games]
Viktorija Cmilyte8/11(+8 -3 =0)[view games]
Bela Khotenashvili7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[view games]
Alexandra Kosteniuk7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[view games]
Antoaneta Stefanova7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[view games]
Natalia Pogonina7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[view games]
Kateryna Lahno7.5/11(+4 -0 =7)[view games]
Marie Sebag7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[view games]
Elina Danielian7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[view games]
Lela Javakhishvili7/11(+4 -1 =6)[view games]
Natalia Zhukova7/11(+4 -1 =6)[view games]
Baira Kovanova7/11(+6 -3 =2)[view games]
Salome Melia7/11(+5 -2 =4)[view games]
Nadezhda Kosintseva7/11(+5 -2 =4)[view games]
Marina Romanko Nechaeva7/11(+5 -2 =4)[view games]
Nana Dzagnidze7/11(+6 -3 =2)[view games]
Hoang Thanh Trang7/11(+6 -3 =2)[view games]
Nino Khurtsidze7/11(+6 -3 =2)[view games]
Anna Ushenina7/11(+4 -1 =6)[view games]
Sopiko Guramishvili6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[view games]
Nino Batsiashvili6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[view games]
Mihaela Sandu6.5/11(+6 -4 =1)[view games]
Meri Arabidze6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[view games]
Zoya Schleining6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[view games]
Karina Szczepkowska-Horowska6.5/11(+6 -4 =1)[view games]
Jovana Vojinovic6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[view games]
Cristina-Adela Foisor6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[view games]
(103 players total; 75 players not shown. Click here for longer list.)

 page 1 of 23; games 1-25 of 560  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. O Girya vs K Olsarova  1-039 2012 European Individual Women's ChampionshipD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. E Paehtz vs I Chelushkina  1-042 2012 European Individual Women's ChampionshipC11 French
3. M Rakic vs A Skripchenko  ½-½62 2012 European Individual Women's ChampionshipE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
4. Aslihan Durmus vs Z Schleining  0-141 2012 European Individual Women's ChampionshipD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. M Kursova vs H Bozkurt  1-057 2012 European Individual Women's ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. I Dai vs M Mikadze  0-149 2012 European Individual Women's ChampionshipB16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
7. S Gvetadze vs G Alev  1-037 2012 European Individual Women's ChampionshipA48 King's Indian
8. O Martynkova vs M Arabidze 0-134 2012 European Individual Women's ChampionshipB12 Caro-Kann Defense
9. A Goryachkina vs H Ozturk 0-151 2012 European Individual Women's ChampionshipD56 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. Y Patel vs B Yildiz  ½-½28 2012 European Individual Women's ChampionshipC78 Ruy Lopez
11. N Ziaziulkina vs B Arig  1-029 2012 European Individual Women's ChampionshipB42 Sicilian, Kan
12. M Sandu vs L Mkrtchian  0-144 2012 European Individual Women's ChampionshipB44 Sicilian
13. A Ushenina vs N Kazimova  1-022 2012 European Individual Women's ChampionshipE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
14. E Bronnikova vs N Pogonina 0-140 2012 European Individual Women's ChampionshipC78 Ruy Lopez
15. N Kharmunova vs A Bodnaruk  1-042 2012 European Individual Women's ChampionshipE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
16. E Repkova vs S Shaydullina  1-048 2012 European Individual Women's ChampionshipB20 Sicilian
17. M Bezgodova vs I Gaponenko  0-135 2012 European Individual Women's ChampionshipB03 Alekhine's Defense
18. M R Nechaeva vs K Isgandarova  ½-½42 2012 European Individual Women's ChampionshipE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
19. M Seps vs N Zhukova  ½-½35 2012 European Individual Women's ChampionshipC00 French Defense
20. N Batsiashvili vs N Umudova  1-049 2012 European Individual Women's ChampionshipA57 Benko Gambit
21. M Makropoulou vs Hoang Thanh Trang 0-143 2012 European Individual Women's ChampionshipC17 French, Winawer, Advance
22. Khurtsidze vs A Hairapetian  1-070 2012 European Individual Women's ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
23. M Foisor vs L Javakhishvili  ½-½55 2012 European Individual Women's ChampionshipA40 Queen's Pawn Game
24. Kosteniuk vs K Abdulla  1-035 2012 European Individual Women's ChampionshipB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
25. N Soyunlu vs T Molchanova  0-137 2012 European Individual Women's ChampionshipA15 English
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  Boomie: Pairings for round 8

Mar-10-12  waustad: Another win by Cmilyte. Now she has 6 wins, 2 losses and no draws.
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  Penguincw: Muzychuk beat Trang with black today to joint the leaders. Currently, 3 are tied for first, 3 just a mere half behind and 8 are a full point back, it's going to be a tight one.
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  Boomie: Pairings for round 9

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  brankat: Is round #9 the last round of the tournament?
Mar-11-12  virginmind: no, there are eleven rounds.
good luck cristina today against anna!
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  brankat: Thank You.
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  cro777: After eight rounds, the Turkish youngster, 14-year-old Hilal ÍZT▄RK, rated <1784>, has become a real upset for Russian players.

She defeated WIM Aleksandra Goryachkina (2341), IM Anastasia Savina (2325), WGM Sandugach Shaydullina (2197) and WIM Elizaveta Bronnikova (2252).

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  Penguincw: < virginmind: no, there are eleven rounds. good luck cristina today against anna! >

Eleven! That makes sense then, since it's up to Mar.13. :)

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  Penguincw: Muzchuk-Foisor


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We could see double queenside castling.

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  brankat: Muzychuk seems to have a won position (move 47). If so, she will have the lead with 7.5/9.

V.Cmylite just won. She is now at 7/9.

Mar-11-12  virginmind: yes, muzychuk won, foisor even seemed stuck in her belief for a draw, pushing the resignation a bit too long in my opinion - but its somewhat understandable, at least as long as there was the prospect of a k+r vs. k+r+b ending...good fight anyway and, all along, cristina has played above all expectations in this championship so far (rating-wise)
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  Penguincw: The tournament is still tight, even if one person is first.
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  Boomie: Pairings for round 10

Mar-12-12  kia0708: Marie Sebag is going down like a submarine boat :-(
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  Penguincw: Live Games


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The two top boards still in the opening stage.

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  Penguincw: < kia0708: Marie Sebag is going down like a submarine boat :-( >


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Just played was 20.Bc2, which hits the queen, and discovered attack on the pawn on a5. The knight on b4 is also pinned in two directions.

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  Penguincw: Cmilyte-Muzychuk

39...Nxg3 0-1

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Reason: 40.Kh2 Rh1+ 41.Kxg3 Rxh6

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Mar-12-12  Harvestman: What a bloody day! 13 decisive results on the top 14 boards.

Looks like Anna Muzychuk is pulling clear now though.

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  cro777: In the eighth round Kateryna Lahno missed a win in a basic ending against Elina Danielian.

Position after 68.h8=Q+

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According to tablebases White mates in 26.

However, in the game Danielian managed to defend and the game ended in a draw after 110 moves.

Position after 107...Ka8

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108.Kc6 (108.Qe5 mates in 13 moves) 108...Rb6+ 109. Kc5 Rb5+ 110. Kxb5 1/2-1/2

Mar-12-12  dumbgai: The tournament is 11 rounds, right? So Muzychuk has clinched at least a tie for first, and needs just a draw to win outright?
Mar-12-12  Billy Vaughan: That is correct. I think Gunina at least has a chance to win on tiebreaks though.
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  HeMateMe: That Muzychuk is one heckuva chick.

Cmilyte seems to have faded just a bit at the end.

Mar-13-12  virginmind: a lot of games with over 50-60 moves in this championship...these women are real fighters.
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  HeMateMe: I hate quick draws, and this event doesn't seem to have that problem.
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