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European Team Championship (Women) (2015)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Anna Muzychuk, Nana Dzagnidze, Mariya Muzychuk, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Kateryna Lahno, Valentina Gunina, Marie Sebag, Bela Khotenashvili, Elina Danielian, Aleksandra Goryachkina, Monika (Bobrowska) Socko, Lilit Mkrtchian, Anna Ushenina, Almira Skripchenko, Nino Batsiashvili, Lela Javakhishvili, Natalia Zhukova, Elisabeth Paehtz, Ekaterina Polovnikova-Atalik, Inna Gaponenko, Anastasia Bodnaruk, Iweta Radziewicz Rajlich, Zhaoqin Peng, Dagne Ciuksyte, Jolanta Zawadzka, Deimante Daulyte, Ana Matnadze, Alina L'Ami, Cristina-Adela Foisor, Jovanka Houska, Regina Pokorna, Sabrina Vega Gutierrez, Ildiko Madl, Elena Sedina, Sophie Milliet, Joanna Majdan-Gajewska, Karina Szczepkowska-Horowska, Szidonia Lazarne Vajda, Irina Bulmaga, Meri Arabidze, Silvia (Aleksieva) Collas, Olga Zimina, Gulnar Mammadova, Stavroula Tsolakidou, Irina Chelushkina, Tea Bosboom-Lanchava, Anne Haast, Lilit Galojan, Melanie Ohme, Monica Calzetta Ruiz, Ticia Gara, Zeinab Mamedjarova, Marina Brunello, Adela Velikic, Zoya Schleining, Betul Cemre Yildiz, Pauline Guichard, Petra Papp, Jovana Rapport, Elena Luminita Radu Cosma, Andjelija Stojanovic, Anna-Maria Botsari, Filiz Osmanodja, Maria Kursova, Bianca de Jong-Muhren, Narmin Kazimova, Laura Rogule, Eva Kulovana, Jana Krivec, Anna Rudolf, Mihaela Sandu, Dana Reizniece-Ozola, Laura Unuk, Ulviyya Hasil Fataliyeva, Tijana Blagojevic, Salomeja Zaksaite, Kristyna Havlikova, Ilze Berzina, Anna-Maja Kazarian, Khayala Abdulla, Tereza Rodshtein, Ana Srebrnic, Lenka Ptacnikova, Josefine Heinemann, Kubra Ozturk, Olga Sikorova, Inna Agrest, Olga Dolzhikova, Yudania Hernandez Estevez, Monika Seps, Karolina Olsarova, Niina (Koskela) Sammalvuo, Anna-Christina Kopinits, Lena Georgescu, Niala Collazo Hidalgo-Gato, Khayala Isgandarova, Zehra Topel, Mila Zarkovic, Nina Hoiberg, Gundula Heinatz, Daniela Movileanu, Sheila Barth Berntsen Sahl, Katrina Skinke, Veronika Exler, Ekaterini Pavlidou, Maria Kouvatsou, Haritomeni Markantonaki, Sabrina L Chevannes, Aleksandra Milovic, Zivile Sarakauskiene, Alessia Santeramo, Hanne Goossens, Daiva Batyte, Katharina Newrkla, Marija R Stojanovic, Susanna Gaboyan, Anna-Lena Schnegg, Camille De Seroux, Esmat Guindy, Ivana Hrescak, Laura Stoeri, Sandra De Blecourt, Gudlaug Thorsteinsdottir, Monika Machlik, Spela Kolaric, Freja Vangsgaard, Emilia Horn, Tanja Tuominen, Kanwal K Bhatia, Iuliia Morozova, Natasa Saric, Heini Puuska, Jessica Bengtsson, Thomine Stolberg-Rohr, Ellisiv Reppen, Angelina Fransson, Wiebke Barbier, Nina Blazekovic, Rita Zykiene, Elsa Maria Kristinardottir, Astrid Barbier, Veronika Steinunn Magnusdottir, Hrund Hauksdottir, Nina Delevic, Tiina Turunen, Marjatta Kujasalo

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
European Team Championship (Women) (2015)

Russia took double gold (men's and women's).

Official site: http://etcc2015.com

 page 1 of 22; games 1-25 of 538  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. K Ozturk vs G Thorsteinsdottir  0-1482015European Team Championship (Women)D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. K Skinke vs S Gaboyan  ½-½652015European Team Championship (Women)B33 Sicilian
3. M Kursova vs I Berzina  ½-½832015European Team Championship (Women)D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. L Rogule vs L Mkrtchian  ½-½552015European Team Championship (Women)E15 Queen's Indian
5. E Danielian vs D Reizniece-Ozola  1-0682015European Team Championship (Women)A45 Queen's Pawn Game
6. S Collas vs S Kolaric  ½-½42015European Team Championship (Women)A13 English
7. L Unuk vs A Skripchenko  0-152015European Team Championship (Women)A41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
8. A Kopinits vs K Szczepkowska-Horowska  ½-½552015European Team Championship (Women)B32 Sicilian
9. S Chevannes vs A Ushenina  0-1332015European Team Championship (Women)A45 Queen's Pawn Game
10. N Zhukova vs D Ciuksyte  ½-½462015European Team Championship (Women)A30 English, Symmetrical
11. H Markantonaki vs A Bodnaruk  0-1122015European Team Championship (Women)B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
12. A Goryachkina vs S Tsolakidou  ½-½192015European Team Championship (Women)E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
13. C Foisor vs S B Berntsen Sahl 0-132015European Team Championship (Women)A81 Dutch
14. M Seps vs S Vajda  1-0552015European Team Championship (Women)B07 Pirc
15. C De Seroux vs P Papp  0-1472015European Team Championship (Women)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
16. H Goossens vs Z Mamedjarova  1-0852015European Team Championship (Women)C42 Petrov Defense
17. I Bulmaga vs O Dolzhikova  1-052015European Team Championship (Women)A46 Queen's Pawn Game
18. A Fransson vs A Velikic  0-1582015European Team Championship (Women)A07 King's Indian Attack
19. S Zaksaite vs B De Jong-Muhren 1-01022015European Team Championship (Women)B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
20. A Rudolf vs G Heinatz  ½-½1052015European Team Championship (Women)C10 French
21. H Markantonaki vs A Bodnaruk  0-1292015European Team Championship (Women)B52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
22. G Mammadova vs I Morozova  0-1732015European Team Championship (Women)B53 Sicilian
23. I Chelushkina vs E Horn  1-0562015European Team Championship (Women)A00 Uncommon Opening
24. J Bengtsson vs J Rapport  0-1492015European Team Championship (Women)B01 Scandinavian
25. Andjelija Stojanovic vs I Agrest  1-0672015European Team Championship (Women)A45 Queen's Pawn Game
 page 1 of 22; games 1-25 of 538  PGN Download
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Nov-13-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: <waustad: I see that Anna Muzychuk was forfeited since the sisters didn't make their connection to Iceland. ...>

https://t.co/Q6JlyJcUuR

Nov-16-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: <Sorry, I just cannot resist saying First! in an empty, pristine, virginal forum.>

I've never seen one of those, but then I live in NYC...

Nov-17-15  virginmind: Romanian team has 3.5/4 so far, but today they face Ukraine.
Nov-17-15  galdur: Svidler - Mamedyarov managed to waste 90 minutes on some computer line. They should have just whipped it out quickly and agreed the draw at 15:02, Greenwich Mean Time.
Nov-17-15  galdur: Aw Shucks, Im in the ladies room. It was an honest mistake. I do apologize.
Nov-19-15  waustad: With another win today, Anna-Christina Kopinits is at +4.
Nov-19-15  nok: Thank you for this vital piece of news.
Nov-20-15  Mr. V: Muzychuk has really picked it up since she won the championship. If it weren't for her loss to Hou Yifan in Monaco, I'd say she has good chances in the match. But that one game was such a blemish on the record.

Anyone have any predictions?

Nov-20-15  Dr. Overlord: <Anyone have any predictions?>

I predict Britain to leave the Eurozone. The UK house bubble to crash. And <nok> to continue being a jerk.

Heheheheh.

Nov-21-15  detritus: I don't think Mariya will beat Hou Yifan in March, but if she played a match against Carlsen right now, she might win. She is definitely having a better tournament than he is.
Nov-22-15  Mr. V: Wow Gunina is all decisive games so far
Nov-22-15  waustad: The Austrian women performed better than anybody could have expected. They ended by beating Armenia and then tying with Georgia. Veronika Exler and Tina Kopinits both achieved norms.
Nov-22-15  Karposian: <waustad> That is quite an impressive feat given that they played without their best player, Eva Moser. With her on the team they could actually have won a medal, I think.
Nov-22-15  sonia91: Congratulations to the Russian team!

This year Russia took double gold (men's and women's), last time was in 2007.

Podium of the women's section:

1. Russia
2. Ukraine
3. Georgia

Nov-22-15  siggemannen: Great run for Goryachkina here as well as Maria Muzhichuk
Nov-22-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: <Anyone have any predictions?>

I think England will waste even more money trying to be an actor on the world stage by committing more troops and air warfare against ISIS and Syria, where frankly, they have no interest.

They would do better to use the Royal Navy to patrol the Mediterranean Sea and turn back every refugee vessel before it can reach Europe.

Nov-22-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: <I don't think Mariya will beat Hou Yifan in March, but if she played a match against Carlsen right now, she might win. She is definitely having a better tournament than he is.>

Hehe, if we go by TPR in this tournament, yes (MM 2772, MC 2670).

By the way, MM is now number 3 live - behind only Hou and Humpy, with the distance to Humpy being only 22 points.

Nov-23-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: I think MM will play better than Humpy and the last victim did, but the Wall of China still looks formidable.
Nov-23-15  sonia91: Here the individual board medals of women's ETCC 2015: http://etcc2015.com/wp-content/uplo...
Nov-23-15  waustad: <Karposian> Eva Moser hasn't played a rated game in over 6 months, though she's listed as being a player in two leagues. I hope she starts playing some more since I enjoy her games. I wonder if they'll ever field the 3 ladies from Wien and the two from Graz.
Nov-24-15  detritus: Just realized that no one in the women's section finished with a TPR within 100 points of Muzychuk's 2772, and that Goryachkina's 2668 was the only one within 150 points (Houska was #3 at 2614). Taking a weighted average of her performances in Monaco and Iceland gives me a combined TPR of 2685, with seven wins over Top 20 players (Koneru, Dzagnidze x2, Kosteniuk, Stefanova, Sebag, Zhukova).

Even throwing in her 0.5/2 against Adams in the '15 World Cup only brings the weighted average down to 2673, and even that is encouraging given that she effortlessly equalized with Black and squandered a sizable positional advantage built after 20 moves with White. Her recent body of work suggests she has the chops to give Hou a real match.

The flip side to that is that Muzychuk's preference for 1. e4 plays into Hou's Sicilian. She's gotten thrashed the two times she's played with White vs. Hou, one of which occurred in Monaco. Normally I wouldn't give that much weight to such a small sample size, but I think it's a concrete, matchup-specific issue that she has to solve somehow to have any chance in the match.

Nov-24-15  Hawkman: detritus < ...She's gotten thrashed the two times she's played with White vs. Hou... >

Wrong. She's won 2.5/3 points. "3. M Muzychuk vs Koneru 1-0 55 2015 Women's Grand Prix Monte Carlo C81 Ruy Lopez, Open, Howell Attack 4. M Muzychuk vs Koneru - 58 2015 FIDE Women's World Chess Championship C45 Scotch Game 5. M Muzychuk vs Koneru 1-0 29 2015 FIDE Women's World Chess Championship C45 Scotch Game" http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

Nov-24-15  detritus: *facepalm*

That would be a great point if she were playing Koneru for the title in March, but she's not. She's playing Hou, who has indeed thrashed Muzychuk twice with the Black pieces with the Sicilian:

http://www.chessgames.com/perl/ches...

Nov-24-15  Hawkman: detritus< I think it's a concrete, matchup-specific issue > Sleep deprivation. 2 games is concrete. Really?
Nov-26-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  alexmagnus: Talking about sleep, remember complaints of Ushenina's team during the WC match - among others, disturbing their sleep by "informing there will be no hot water tomorrow" at something like 2AM?
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