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🏆 European Team Championship (Women) (2007) Chess Event Description
The 7th European Women's Team Championship was contested between 30 national teams in the Creta Maris Conference Hotel in Heraklion, Crete, Greece, 28 October - 6 November 2007, as a 9-round Swiss System tournament. Rest day: 2 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. Tournament director: ... [more]

Player: Maria Velcheva

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Velcheva vs H Puuska 1-0272007European Team Championship (Women)C03 French, Tarrasch
2. M Velcheva vs M Michna  ½-½1002007European Team Championship (Women)C07 French, Tarrasch
3. N Kosintseva vs M Velcheva  1-0612007European Team Championship (Women)B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
4. M Velcheva vs M Makropoulou  ½-½432007European Team Championship (Women)C45 Scotch Game
5. M Velcheva vs Y Hernandez Estevez  1-0472007European Team Championship (Women)B08 Pirc, Classical
6. N Aginian vs M Velcheva  1-0422007European Team Championship (Women)B48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
7. M Velcheva vs A Srebrnic  ½-½372007European Team Championship (Women)C41 Philidor Defense
8. M Velcheva vs S Milliet 0-1522007European Team Championship (Women)C43 Petrov, Modern Attack
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Oct-26-07  Karpova: The official page:

The teams:

Oct-28-07  Astardis: Oooh, how did Maia manage to lose that one agains Shirovs little wifey?
Oct-28-07  virginmind: bravo to romanian girls for beating 3.5 - 0.5 montenegro team in the first round!
Oct-28-07  slomarko: question: where can i download the games?
Oct-29-07  ahmadov: The outcome of the first encounter of the Azeri team instills hope that our girls can win a deserved place in the tournament this year...
Oct-29-07  tarlan13: <ahmadov: The outcome of the first encounter of the Azeri team instills hope that our girls can win a deserved place in the tournament this year...> I think it is just a good start. I liked how Turkan won her game. But I think the best result for us is max 5th place.
Oct-29-07  ahmadov: <tarlan13> It is too early to predict... Anything may happen...
Oct-29-07  slomarko: wow what a game by Iweta today. especially the final was fantastic.

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23...Nf3!! 0:1

Oct-29-07  SickedChess: <<slomarko>: wow what a game by Iweta today. especially the final was fantastic> a candidate for monday puzzle :)
Oct-29-07  hovik2003: Poland unexpectingly routed Azerbaijan 3.5-0.5, another upset result Armenia holds Russia 2.0-2.0 despite first board loss of Danielian.
Oct-29-07  slomarko: how do you mean unexpectingly? i was fully expecting it.
Oct-29-07  DCP23: <hovik2003: <Armenia holds Russia 2.0-2.0 despite first board loss of Danielian.>

Sorry to disappoint, but Russian women beat Armenia 2.5-1.5:

IM Danielian Elina 2458 - GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2515 0-1

IM Mkrtchian Lilit 2402 - IM Kosintseva Nadezhda 2469 1/2

WGM Aginian Nelly 2261 - IM Kovalevskaya Ekaterina 2448 0-1

WIM Andriasian Siranush 2234 - IM Korbut Ekaterina 2443 1-0

Oct-29-07  hovik2003: <DCP23>
Russian women never disappointed me so far, but if you check the live broadcast third board score is draw, so Nelly blundered somewhere because up to move 100 it was flat draw.
Oct-29-07  slomarko: today poland really knocked azerbaijan good but there was an interesting moment on the 4th board

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in this position asia erred badly with Qd7?? allowing checkmate in two Rf8 Kh7 Qh5 # however luckily white missed that and played Ra6 and the game ended in repetition very soon.

Oct-30-07  ChessNe1: <Karpova> thanks for the address!
Oct-30-07  Hot Logic: What about Russia's 0-4 washout against China in the women's team championship? Apart from that Alexandra, the Kosintseva sisters and whoever else the russian fed can drum up usually outclass any team they play against however.
Nov-01-07  Karpova: Important Round 5 board pairings:

Socko - Kosteniuk
Rajlich - Kosintseva Tatiana
Zawadzka - Kosintseva Nadezhda
Przezdziecka - Korbut

Hoang Thanh Trang - Muzychuk Anna

Chiburdanidze - Dembo Yelena

Lahno - Cmilyte

Skripchenko - Paehtz
Collas - Kachiani-G

Mamedjarova Zeinab - Danielian Elina

Houska - Peptan
Ciuksyte - Voicu Carmen

Stefanova - Kulovana

Nov-01-07  slomarko: russians will probably try to get the revenge for Goeteborg, hopefully they won't manage to do it.
Nov-01-07  Goran: Poland looks very stable, let's see how they do against Russia today
Nov-01-07  Karpova: Russia-Poland 2-2
Tatiana lost to Iweta
Nov-01-07  Riverbeast: I'm rooting for Bianca Muhren. And, oh yeah, the Netherlands too I guess.

Check out the cool escape she had against Gaponenko, in a dead lost rook endgame.

Nov-02-07  virginmind: romania beats england 2.5-1.5, which is a good thing. some brave girls we have.
Nov-03-07  Karpova: Poland-Georgia 2-2 (draws on all boards) while Russia leads 1-0 against Slovenia (the amazing Tatiana won against Krivec).
Nov-05-07  Raskolnikov: There is still too little kibitzing on this page. It wonders me a bit because the Polish and Russian teams fighting for the 1st place. I support the Russians girls but have to admit that the Polish girls are favourites IMHO.
Nov-05-07  Karpova: Armenia is clobbering Poland while the Russians beat the Netherlands (Korbut and Nadeshda won, Tatiana made a draw)
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