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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, Aleksandra Goryachkina, Nana Dzagnidze, Mariya Muzychuk, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Kateryna Alexandrovna Lagno, Valentina Gunina, Marie Sebag, Bela Khotenashvili, Elina Danielian, Nino Batsiashvili, Monika (Bobrowska) Socko, Lilit Mkrtchian, Anna Ushenina, Almira Fyodorovna Skripchenko, Lela Javakhishvili, Natalia Zhukova, Elisabeth Paehtz, Ekaterina Polovnikova-Atalik, Inna Gaponenko, Anastasia Bodnaruk, Deimante Daulyte-Cornette, Iweta Radziewicz Rajlich, Zhaoqin Peng, Dagne Ciuksyte, Jolanta Zawadzka, Ana Matnadze, Alina L'Ami, Cristina-Adela Foisor, Irina Bulmaga, Jovanka Houska, Stavroula Tsolakidou, Regina Pokorna, Sabrina Vega Gutierrez, Ildiko Madl, Elena Sedina, Sophie Milliet, Joanna Majdan-Gajewska, Olga Zimina, Karina Szczepkowska-Horowska, Meri Arabidze, Szidonia Lazarne Vajda, Silvia (Aleksieva) Collas, Pauline Guichard, Gulnar Mammadova, Zoya Schleining, Irina Chelushkina, Tea Bosboom-Lanchava, Anne Haast, Lilit Galojan, Melanie Lubbe, Monica Calzetta Ruiz, Ticia Gara, Zeinab Mamedjarova, Ulviyya Hasil Fataliyeva, Marina Brunello, Adela Velikic, Jovana Rapport, Betul Cemre Yildiz, Petra Papp, Elena Luminita Radu Cosma, Andjelija Stojanovic, Anna-Maria Botsari, Filiz Osmanodja, Maria Kursova, Bianca de Jong-Muhren, Narmin Kazimova, Kubra Ozturk, Laura Unuk, Laura Rogule, Eva Kulovana, Jana Krivec, Anna Rudolf, Mihaela Sandu, Dana Reizniece-Ozola, Josefine Heinemann, Tijana Blagojevic, Salomeja Zaksaite, Kristyna Petrova, Karolina Olsarova, Ilze Berzina, Khayala Abdulla, Anna-Maja Kazarian, Tereza Rodshtein, Ana Srebrnic, Lenka Ptacnikova, Inna Agrest, Olga Sikorova, Anna-Christina Kopinits, Olga Dolzhikova, Yudania Hernandez Estevez, Monika Seps, Lena Georgescu, Niina (Koskela) Sammalvuo, Niala Collazo Hidalgo-Gato, Khayala Isgandarova, Zehra Topel, Mila Zarkovic, Nina Hoiberg, Gundula Heinatz plus 46 more players.

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

The 11th European Women's Team Championship was held in Laugardalshöll sporting arena, Reykjavik, Iceland, 13-22 November 2015, as a 9-round Swiss System tournament. Rest day: 18 November. Time control: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, 30 more minutes for the rest of the game, with 30 seconds added per move from move 1. Prize fund: 20,000 euros, with 5,000 euros to the winning team. Tournament directors: Gunnar Bjornsson and ECU president Zurab Alekseyevich Azmaiparashvili. Chief arbiter: Tomasz Delega.

Russia won with 17/18 match points (+8 =1 -0), ahead of Ukraine (15/18) and Georgia (14/18).

Europechess: http://www.europechess.org/2015/pag...
Chess-Results: http://chess-results.com/tnr191480....
Olimpbase: http://www.olimpbase.org/2015u/2015...
ChessBase: https://en.chessbase.com/post/etcc-...
Chess24: https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-t...
TWIC: https://theweekinchess.com/chessnew...

Previous: European Team Championship (Women) (2013). Next: European Team Championship (Women) (2017). Open section: European Team Championship (2015)

 page 2 of 22; games 26-50 of 538  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
26. A Matnadze vs S De Blecourt  ½-½302015European Team Championship (Women)E01 Catalan, Closed
27. M Arabidze vs E Kulovana  1-0842015European Team Championship (Women)D56 Queen's Gambit Declined
28. T Tuominen vs O Zimina  0-1332015European Team Championship (Women)B11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
29. I Rajlich vs V Exler  1-0492015European Team Championship (Women)D00 Queen's Pawn Game
30. M Socko vs Pokorna  1-0442015European Team Championship (Women)C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation
31. E Pavlidou vs V Gunina  0-1422015European Team Championship (Women)E15 Queen's Indian
32. Lagno vs A M Botsari  ½-½332015European Team Championship (Women)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
33. O Sikorova vs N Batsiashvili  ½-½402015European Team Championship (Women)B10 Caro-Kann
34. L Javakhishvili vs K Olsarova  1-0332015European Team Championship (Women)A13 English
35. K Petrova vs N Dzagnidze  0-1372015European Team Championship (Women)B42 Sicilian, Kan
36. T Blagojevic vs E Paehtz  ½-½412015European Team Championship (Women)B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
37. A Santeramo vs M Kujasalo  1-0222015European Team Championship (Women)B06 Robatsch
38. T Turunen vs D Movileanu  0-1292015European Team Championship (Women)B84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
39. M Brunello vs H Puuska 1-0272015European Team Championship (Women)A00 Uncommon Opening
40. M Machlik vs M Sandu 0-1222015European Team Championship (Women)E76 King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack
41. N Sammalvuo vs A L'Ami  ½-½402015European Team Championship (Women)B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
42. K Newrkla vs J Zawadzka  0-1362015European Team Championship (Women)B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
43. P Guichard vs J Krivec  ½-½282015European Team Championship (Women)A10 English
44. H Hauksdottir vs K Isgandarova  0-1322015European Team Championship (Women)B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
45. E Kristinardottir vs B Yildiz  0-1452015European Team Championship (Women)C55 Two Knights Defense
46. E Polovnikova-Atalik vs L Ptacnikova  1-0292015European Team Championship (Women)E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
47. U Fataliyeva vs A Barbier  1-0452015European Team Championship (Women)B27 Sicilian
48. W Barbier vs N Kazimova  0-1392015European Team Championship (Women)B20 Sicilian
49. M R Stojanovic vs Z Schleining  ½-½422015European Team Championship (Women)B40 Sicilian
50. Rita Zykiene vs A Kazarian  0-1492015European Team Championship (Women)D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
 page 2 of 22; games 26-50 of 538  PGN Download
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Nov-13-15  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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, I´m 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 ½-½ 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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