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European Championship (Women) Tournament

Tatiana Kosintseva10/11(+9 -0 =2)[games]
Antoaneta Stefanova8/11(+6 -1 =4)[games]
Nadezhda Kosintseva8/11(+5 -0 =6)[games]
Thanh Trang Hoang8/11(+6 -1 =4)[games]
Ekaterina Atalik7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Iweta Radziewicz Rajlich7.5/11(+7 -3 =1)[games]
Ekaterina Korbut7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[games]
Monika Socko7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Nino Khurtsidze7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Irina Zakurdjaeva7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Eva Moser7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Sopiko Khukhashvili7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Natasa Bojkovic7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Lela Javakhishvili7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Viktorija Cmilyte7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[games]
Valentina Golubenko7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[games]
Ketino Kachiani-Gersinska7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Sabina-Francesca Foisor7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Maia Lomineishvili7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[games]
Elina Danielian7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Tatiana Kononenko7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Irina Vasilevich7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Jovanka Houska7/11(+6 -3 =2)[games]
Tea Lanchava7/11(+6 -3 =2)[games]
Szidonia Lazarne Vajda7/11(+3 -0 =8)[games]
Yelena Dembo7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
Kateryna Lagno6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Evgenija Ovod6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[games]
Ekaterina Kovalevskaya6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Zeinab Mamedjarova6.5/11(+6 -4 =1)[games]
Elisabeth Paehtz6.5/11(+6 -4 =1)[games]
* (150 players total; 118 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
European Championship (Women) (2007)

The 8th European Women's Individual Championship was a 150-player 11-round Swiss tournament held at the International Congress Center in Dresden, Germany, 3-15 April 2007, with a day for rest on 10 April (after Round 7) and a day for playoffs on 15 April. It was organized by the German Chess Federation and the city of Dresden, under the aegis of the European Chess Union. The first 18 players would qualify for the next World Championship tournament. Time control: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, then 30 more minutes for the whole game, with 30 seconds added per move from move 1. If players were tied for medals or qualifying places the ties would be broken by knockout matches, 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. The chief organizer was Dirk Jordan. Chief arbiter: Klaus Deventer. Play began each day at 3 pm. Number of games played: 816 Classical + 6 Rapid + 2 Blitz = 824.

Tatiana Kosintseva won with 10/11. Stefanova (2nd) beat Nadezhda Kosintseva (3rd) and Hoang Thanh Trang (4th) in the tiebreak matches for silver and bronze. Sabina-Francesca Foisor beat Lomineishvili in a tiebreak match for WC qualification beween the two 7.5/11-players with lowest Buchholz score. The players with 7.5 points or more except Lomineishvili qualified for participation in the Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2008). Tiebreak games (minus two Blitz games): 8th EU-ChW playoffs (2007).


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 page 1 of 33; games 1-25 of 814  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Stefanova vs I Ionica 1-0492007European Championship (Women)A45 Queen's Pawn Game
2. V Golubenko vs M Socko  ½-½642007European Championship (Women)E12 Queen's Indian
3. A Muzychuk vs M Makropoulou  1-0372007European Championship (Women)D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. S Guramishvili vs T T Hoang  0-1962007European Championship (Women)A40 Queen's Pawn Game
5. Y Dembo vs E Kulovana  ½-½312007European Championship (Women)C42 Petrov Defense
6. A Karlovich vs N Khurtsidze  0-1502007European Championship (Women)B40 Sicilian
7. Cmilyte vs M Medic  1-0542007European Championship (Women)A90 Dutch
8. A Srebrnic vs E Paehtz 1-0632007European Championship (Women)A04 Reti Opening
9. Z Peng vs A Stiri  1-0362007European Championship (Women)A15 English
10. S Andriasyan vs K Arakhamia-Grant  0-1762007European Championship (Women)B45 Sicilian, Taimanov
11. N Dzagnidze vs I Gromova  ½-½402007European Championship (Women)E75 King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line
12. I Werle vs E Kovalevskaya ½-½862007European Championship (Women)B23 Sicilian, Closed
13. Korbut vs K Rybenko  ½-½582007European Championship (Women)B33 Sicilian
14. C Leite vs L Javakhishvili  0-1472007European Championship (Women)B21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
15. E Danielian vs A Dergatschova  1-0372007European Championship (Women)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
16. B Franciskovic vs L Mkrtchian  0-1412007European Championship (Women)A37 English, Symmetrical
17. J Jackova vs M Lubbe  1-0362007European Championship (Women)B40 Sicilian
18. D Daulyte-Cornette vs C Peptan  0-1882007European Championship (Women)B57 Sicilian
19. I Rajlich vs Z Topel  1-0382007European Championship (Women)E61 King's Indian
20. M Mader vs N Bojkovic  0-1722007European Championship (Women)B22 Sicilian, Alapin
21. S Gvetadze vs I S Padurariu ½-½612007European Championship (Women)A07 King's Indian Attack
22. H Richards vs S Vajda  ½-½442007European Championship (Women)C26 Vienna
23. E Moser vs A Rudolph  ½-½292007European Championship (Women)E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
24. N Vovinkina vs S Alexieva  0-1542007European Championship (Women)A45 Queen's Pawn Game
25. M Lomineishvili vs N Umudova 0-1552007European Championship (Women)E90 King's Indian
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Apr-12-07  percyblakeney: I can't imagine anyone expecting another result between them, the Kosintseva sisters always draw quickly when they have to play each other.
Apr-12-07  Troglodyte: Kind of sad. Wouldn't they show more respect for eachother by playing their best? I guess it can't be helped, it's all about results.
Apr-12-07  capablancakarpov: Yes, for example Tatiana Kononenko and Oleg Korneev are married, and in the Elgoibar Close Tournament, Korneev needed a win in the last round to tie for first, and the adversary was his wife! Anyway, after a fought game, they drew. That is respect for the game.
Apr-12-07  percyblakeney: Kosintseva won 7 games in a row, and played 126 moves yesterday. When she then has one single short draw, against her sister, I find it rather understandable...
Apr-12-07  Troglodyte: It's not just drawing in this tournament, apparently they refuse to play a true game of chess against eachother.
Apr-12-07  percyblakeney: <apparently they refuse to play a true game of chess against eachother>

They do like this in tournaments, yep.

Apr-12-07  yalie: <capablancakarpov: Yes, for example Tatiana Kononenko and Oleg Korneev are married, and in the Elgoibar Close Tournament, Korneev needed a win in the last round to tie for first, and the adversary was his wife! Anyway, after a fought game, they drew. That is respect for the game. >

What an inspiring example of respect for the game. RB Ramesh, a GM and GB Prakash, a strong IM with 3 GM norms (brothers)when playing for their GM norms specifically requested they not be paired against each other so that there wouldnt even be a smidgen of doubt about their achievement.

Apr-12-07  PhilFeeley: <Tactic101: What would you expect? Anyone have any good games among the Polgar sisters which don't end in a draw?>

Judit Polgar vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1992
Judit Polgar vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1993
Judit Polgar vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1993
Zsuzsa Polgar vs Judit Polgar, 1993
Judit Polgar vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 1994
Zsuzsa Polgar vs Judit Polgar, 1994

They started out with draws in the early years but Judith soon dominated.

Apr-13-07  percyblakeney: Lahno is having a so-so tournament, losing with white to Atalik and Lomineishvili, both rated just below 2400.
Apr-13-07  Wild Bill: Tatiana Kosintseva has just defeated Ekaterina Atalik in 55 moves.

She cinches at least a share of first prize in Dresden; depending on the outcome of the Hoang-Korbut game, she may have won the event outright going into the final round tomorrow.

Congratulations, Tanya.

Apr-13-07  virginmind: bravo to sabina francesca foisor, she now has 7 points!
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  alexmagnus: <She cinches at least a share of first prize in Dresden; depending on the outcome of the Hoang-Korbut game, she may have won the event outright going into the final round tomorrow.> Do they play 11 rounds? Not 12?

Apr-13-07  percyblakeney: Only one round to go, and Tatiana Kosintseva has already won since Korbut lost her game today.
Apr-13-07  THE pawn: That makes her european champion?
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  keypusher: <PhilFeeley> Wow, those Polgar-Polgar games you posted were battles. All decisive, and I don't think any of them was under 50 moves.
Apr-13-07  Wild Bill: <THE pawn: <That makes her european champion?>>

Yes. Tanya has a point and a half lead going into the final round.

Apr-14-07  barbababa: <Wild Bill>They also played a seven move draw in Russian Women's Chess Championship Superfinal 2006.
Apr-14-07  percyblakeney: Very impressive by Tatiana Kosintseva, with nothing to play for she pressed for the win also in the last round and won with black against Lomineishvili after 70 moves. So she finished with 9 wins and 2 draws in 11 games.
Apr-14-07  dehanne: I am sure her performance is good for at least one GM norm?
Apr-14-07  percyblakeney: <dehanne> I think her performance is around 2800 but she hasn't played any GM's, so no norms. She'll surely be a GM sooner or later anyway, she's stronger than for example Hoang that finished far behind and is a "real" GM.
Apr-14-07  Wild Bill: <barbababa:>

I know. They also played a seven move draw in the North Urals Cup in July.


I believe I saw on ChessBase yesterday that Tanya's PR in Dresden was 2749, but that mihgt have been through 9 rounds.

Apr-14-07  percyblakeney: <Wild Bill> 2774 is apparently what she ended up with, none of the male players had a higher performance rating.
Apr-15-07  Hot Logic: Tatiana and Nadezhda have said in a ChessCafe interview ( ) that they will not compete against each other.

Considering how both of them are playing, playing against each other for a draw was probably more beneficial to their opponents than it was to them.

Apr-22-07  percyblakeney: As in the men's tournament the difference in opponents gets so big that it's almost as if the participants play different tournaments. Among the players sharing fifth on 7.5, Atalik faced seven of the top ten ranked players, while Cmilyte's strongest opponent was ranked #34.

Apr-22-07  Eti fan: The game of Stefanova against Houska was very nice. After the game I thought Eti is going to win the title. But she never got a chance to play with Tatiana. A win against her in the middle of the tournament would have changed things a lot. I hope Eti shows her real strenght at the world cup.
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