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🏆 European Championship (Women) (2019) Chess Event Description
The 20th European Women’s Individual Championship took place from 11 to 22 April 2019 in Antalya, Turkey, in the Aska Lara Resort & Spa Hotel. Prize fund 60,000 euros, with the top three players receiving 10,000, 8,000 and 6,000 euros, respectively. Time control: 90 minutes for 40 moves + 30 minutes for the rest of the game + 30 seconds per move starting from move one. Tournament director: ... [more]

Player: Camille De Seroux

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Vega Gutierrez vs C De Seroux  1-0422019European Championship (Women)B39 Sicilian, Accelerated Fianchetto, Breyer Variation
2. C De Seroux vs Fiona Sieber  ½-½652019European Championship (Women)B53 Sicilian
3. B Yildiz vs C De Seroux  0-1692019European Championship (Women)A57 Benko Gambit
4. C De Seroux vs N Zhukova  0-1502019European Championship (Women)C01 French, Exchange
5. D Belenkaya vs C De Seroux  1-0542019European Championship (Women)A07 King's Indian Attack
6. C De Seroux vs Dominika Ferkova  0-1512019European Championship (Women)B18 Caro-Kann, Classical
7. Karin Nemcova vs C De Seroux  0-1442019European Championship (Women)B62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
8. C De Seroux vs Handenur Sahin  1-0372019European Championship (Women)C29 Vienna Gambit
9. A Maltsevskaya vs C De Seroux  1-0622019European Championship (Women)A46 Queen's Pawn Game
10. F Aghasiyeva vs C De Seroux  1-01072019European Championship (Women)A07 King's Indian Attack
11. C De Seroux vs Nikolina Koljevic  1-0862019European Championship (Women)B25 Sicilian, Closed
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  Tabanus: This event starts about April 10, so there's time to prepare ;)
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  sonia91: List of participants from the official website:

Aleksandra Goryachkina, who is currently playing in the European Championship (2019), is the top seed and only 2500+ player.

Apr-20-19  e4Newman: Thank you chessgames. There's been some great matches so far so I'm excited to see them posted here and get some discussion going!!
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  whiteshark: Chessbase covering thus far:

European Championship for Women starts in Antalya:

European Women's Ch: Fighting chess:

European Women's Ch: Kashlinskaya takes the lead:

European Women's Ch: Gaponenko catches Kashlinskaya in the lead:

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  sonia91: <The castling rule was broken, but no one noticed!> Round 3 made the headlines because of the game Maria Gevorgyan - Deimante Cornette:
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  sonia91: Congratulations to Alina Kashlinskaya!

She is the fourth Russian to become European women's champion, her compatriots who previously won are: Alexandra Kosteniuk (2004), Tatiana Kosintseva (2007 and 2009) and Valentina Gunina (2012, 2014, 2018).

Curiously, Artemiev and Kashlinskaya, who both became European individual champions this year, were also Russian junior champions in the same year, in 2013 precisely.

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  sonia91: Hoang Thanh Trang misses the qualification to the Women's World KO for the first time in her career. She took part in all Women's WC ko events so far.

Other big names that didn't make the cut are Natalia Pogonina (runner-up in the 2015 World Championship), Olga Girya, Bela Khotenashvili, Nino Batsiashvili, Natalia Zhukova (whose rating recently dropped under 2400):

Top seed Aleksandra Goryachkina had a quite underwhelming tournament, she did well in the open European Individual Championship. Now she has to focus on the Women's Candidates in Kazan, Russia.

Apr-24-19  Pedro Fernandez: Almost all the GM women are "mature" girls if we compare them with the GM males. Is there some reason for this? I don't know.

PS. I think that women have lesser opportunities than  the males.

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  Sokrates: Looking at the list of participants and nationalities, it is very striking that "European" primarily means eastern Europe (east of the old iron curtain). Among the first 50 I counted 10 from western Europe: 3 from France, 2 from Spain, 1 from each of the countries Germany, Sweden, England, Italy and Scotland.

It's trivial knowledge that chess historically has been much more present in the east than in the west, yet I am a bit surprised that things haven't changed. Good old Pia Cramling still represents whole Scandinavia - with a great result I might add. Nevertheless.

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  HeMateMe: Chess is a low cost hobby for youth? The west perhaps has more diversions for youth, more Play Station video games, 500 channel TV on the wide screen, more computer notebooks...

The eastern European kids are probably better at science in the classroom, too. The USA continues to import academic PhDs from eastern Europe and SE Asia because our own kids have lost interest in math, chemistry and physics.

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  Count Wedgemore: <Sokrates: It's trivial knowledge that chess historically has been much more present in the east than in the west, yet I am a bit surprised that things haven't changed.>

It would be more surprising if things had changed.

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  Sokrates: Yes, <HeMateMe>, those are likely some of the reasons. In Denmark many young men play online games like Counterstrike, but I direct my wrath :-) towards the so-called social media (Instagram, Facebook etc.) for stealing everyone's time and attention. It has become a social disease, a kind of unhealthy addiction IMHO.
May-03-19  I Like Fish:

I was going to do something...
then I got distracted for 5 seconds...
and forgot

May-07-19  SChesshevsky: Nice tourney for Stavroula T. Should be a confidence boost which might help propel to even better results.
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