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European Championship (Women) Tournament

Antoaneta Stefanova9/11(+7 -0 =4)[games]
Lilit Mkrtchian8.5/11(+7 -1 =3)[games]
Alisa Galliamova8/11(+6 -1 =4)[games]
Zhaoqin Peng8/11(+7 -2 =2)[games]
Ekaterina Kovalevskaya7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[games]
Natalia Zhukova7.5/11(+4 -0 =7)[games]
Corina-Isabela Peptan7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[games]
Svetlana Matveeva7.5/11(+4 -0 =7)[games]
Elena Sedina7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Nino Khurtsidze7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Jana Jackova7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Svetlana Prudnikova7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Tatiana Kosintseva7/11(+6 -3 =2)[games]
Elina Danielian7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Inna Gaponenko7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
Alisa Maric7/11(+6 -3 =2)[games]
Tatiana Kononenko7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Maia Lomineishvili7/11(+6 -3 =2)[games]
Dagne Ciuksyte7/11(+6 -3 =2)[games]
Olga Alexandrova7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
Evgenija Ovod7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Natasa Bojkovic7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Nadezhda Kosintseva6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[games]
Iulia Mashinskaya6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[games]
Olga Zimina6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Harriet Hunt6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Ketino Kachiani-Gersinska6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Ana-Cristina Calotescu6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Elena Zaiatz6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Petra Schuurman6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[games]
Irina Turova6.5/11(+3 -1 =7)[games]
* (113 players total; 81 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
European Championship (Women) (2002)

The 3rd European Women's Individual Championship was a 113-player 11-round Swiss tournament held at the Marina Hotel in Varna, Bulgaria, from 27 May to 8 June 2002, with a rest day on 2 June (after Round 6) and a day for playoffs on 8 June. It was organized by the Bulgarian Chess Federation under the auspices of the European Chess Union and with the support of the State Agency for Youth and Sport of the Republic of Bulgaria, the Bulgarian Olympic Committee, Varna Municipality, and Ustrem'97 Tourist Agency. The first 12 players would qualify for the 2003/04 World Chess Championship. Time control: 90 minutes for the whole game, with 30 seconds added per move starting from move 1. If players were tied for medals or qualifying places ties would be broken by a knockout system, each match consisting of two Rapid games (15 min + 10 sec) and if necessary two Blitz games (5 min + 2 sec) and an Armageddon game. Prize fund: about 28,000 euros. First prize: about 5,200 euros. Chief arbiter: Zdravko Nedev. Number of games played: 610 Classical + 24 Rapid + 6 Blitz + 2 Armageddon = 642.

Antoaneta Stefanova won with 9/11, ahead of Lilit Mkrtchian (8.5/11). Galliamova beat Zhaoqin Peng in the tiebreak match for 3rd place. In addition to the players with 7.5/11 or more, the tiebreak matches for qualification between the 14 players with 7/11 also qualified Khurtsidze, Bojkovic and Jackova for the Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004).


Tidskrift för Schack, 2002/7, pp. 442-445:

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 page 1 of 25; games 1-25 of 609  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Lagno vs F Oney  1-0432002European Championship (Women)B08 Pirc, Classical
2. I Mashinskaya vs E Karahaliou 1-0822002European Championship (Women)A45 Queen's Pawn Game
3. A Ismailova vs M Sebag  ½-½552002European Championship (Women)B96 Sicilian, Najdorf
4. E Kovalevskaya vs A Muzychuk  1-0382002European Championship (Women)B01 Scandinavian
5. Filiz Altunbas vs N Vlasova  0-1362002European Championship (Women)B21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
6. S Alexieva vs E Jiretorn  1-0552002European Championship (Women)A48 King's Indian
7. C Andersson vs D Ciuksyte  0-1862002European Championship (Women)B40 Sicilian
8. S Bednikova vs O Alexandrova  0-1302002European Championship (Women)B41 Sicilian, Kan
9. N Bojkovic vs G Koskoska  ½-½482002European Championship (Women)A30 English, Symmetrical
10. E Danielian vs J Zawadzka  1-0562002European Championship (Women)A48 King's Indian
11. A Dimovski vs N Kosintseva  0-1342002European Championship (Women)B70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
12. E Djingarova vs D Bratimirova  1-0292002European Championship (Women)C28 Vienna Game
13. M Doncheva vs I Zakurdjaeva  1-0432002European Championship (Women)D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. C Foisor vs B Zawadzka  1-0362002European Championship (Women)A10 English
15. N Gaprindashvili vs A Guenther  ½-½552002European Championship (Women)E60 King's Indian Defense
16. N Gasparian vs S Prudnikova  0-1242002European Championship (Women)E12 Queen's Indian
17. R Gjergji vs A C Calotescu  0-1242002European Championship (Women)B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
18. T Skytte vs M Calzetta  0-1442002European Championship (Women)A57 Benko Gambit
19. E Karnaukhova vs A Galliamova  0-1512002European Championship (Women)B22 Sicilian, Alapin
20. G Hlgatian vs J Dworakowska  0-1922002European Championship (Women)B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
21. H Hunt vs I Makka  1-0252002European Championship (Women)B12 Caro-Kann Defense
22. I Ionica vs K Arakhamia-Grant  ½-½532002European Championship (Women)B06 Robatsch
23. V Johansson vs I Gaponenko  0-1342002European Championship (Women)E70 King's Indian
24. K Kachiani-Gersinska vs Y Hernandez  1-0782002European Championship (Women)D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
25. D Kaps vs Z Peng  0-1392002European Championship (Women)C11 French
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  Tabanus: The missing classical game (rejected by CG):

[Event "European Championship (Women)"]
[Site "Varna BUL"]
[Date "2002.06.03"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Sarakauskiene, Zivile"]
[Black "Ciuksyte, Dagne"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[WhiteElo "2105"]
[BlackElo "2340"]

1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.cxd5 cxd5 4.Nf3 Nf6 5.Bf4 Nc6 6.Nc3 Bf5 7.e3 e6 8.Bd3 Bxd3 1/2-1/2

It may have lasted longer, who knows. And I can't find the 32 tiebreak games.

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