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European Championship (Women) Tournament

Kateryna Lagno8.5/11(+6 -0 =5)[games]
Viktorija Cmilyte8/11(+6 -1 =4)[games]
Anna Ushenina8/11(+5 -0 =6)[games]
Natalia Zhukova8/11(+5 -0 =6)[games]
Lilit Mkrtchian8/11(+6 -1 =4)[games]
Almira Skripchenko8/11(+5 -0 =6)[games]
Yelena Dembo8/11(+6 -1 =4)[games]
Pia Cramling7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Natalija Pogonina7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Anna Muzychuk7.5/11(+4 -0 =7)[games]
Antoaneta Stefanova7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[games]
Nana Dzagnidze7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Elina Danielian7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[games]
Maia Lomineishvili7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Julia Demina7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[games]
Monika Socko7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Jovanka Houska7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Elisabeth Paehtz7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
Thanh Trang Hoang7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
Eva Repkova7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Iweta Radziewicz Rajlich7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
Olga Zimina7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Marina Korneva7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Ekaterina Atalik7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
Irina Turova7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
Sopiko Khukhashvili7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
Tatjana Molchanova7/11(+3 -0 =8)[games]
Elena-Luminita Cosma7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Ekaterina Kovalevskaya6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[games]
Salome Melia6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Eva Moser6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[games]
Lela Javakhishvili6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
* (157 players total; 125 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
European Championship (Women) (2008)

The 9th European Women's Championship was a 157-player 11-round Swiss tournament held at the Novotel Plovdiv Hotel in Plovdiv, Bulgaria 21 April - 3 May 2008, with a rest day on 28 April and a day for playoffs on 3 May. It was organized by the Bulgarian Chess Federation, under the auspices of the European Chess Union. The first 14 players would qualify for the 2010 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 for which the rules were changed so that each match consisted of two Rapid (15 min + 5 sec) games, and if 1-1, an Armageddon game (5 vs 4 min). Prize fund: 40,000 euros. First prize 6,000, 2nd prize 5, 000, 3rd prize 4,000 euros. Chief arbiter: Zdravko Nedev. Play began each day at 2:30 pm. Number of games played: 857 Classical + 14 Rapid + 4 Armageddon = 875.

Kateryna Lagno won with 8.5/11, her second European Championship title. Cmilyte (2nd) beat Ushenina (3rd), Zhukova (4th) and Dembo in the playoff matches for silver and bronze. Danielian beat Socko and Lomineishvili beat Demina in two matches for WC qualification beween the four 7.5/11-players having lowest Buchholz score. The players with 7.5 points or more except Socko and Demina qualified for participation in the Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2010). Tiebreak games (for medals): 9th EU-ChW playoffs (2008).


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Pia Cramling in Tidskrift för Schack, 2008/3, pp. 30-33:

Previous: European Championship (Women) (2007). Next: European Championship (Women) (2009). See also European Championship (2008) (same place and time)

 page 1 of 35; games 1-25 of 853  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Zakurdjaeva vs P Cramling 0-1332008European Championship (Women)B49 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
2. A Stefanova vs N Aginian 1-0362008European Championship (Women)D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. P Schuurman vs M Socko  ½-½662008European Championship (Women)E11 Bogo-Indian Defense
4. A Muzychuk vs E Fakhiridou 1-0342008European Championship (Women)B50 Sicilian
5. E Koepke vs Lagno  0-1352008European Championship (Women)B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
6. E Danielian vs C Voicu-Jagodzinsky  1-0412008European Championship (Women)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
7. M Komiagina vs T T Hoang ½-½422008European Championship (Women)C11 French
8. A Srebrnic vs N Pogonina  0-1422008European Championship (Women)A04 Reti Opening
9. Cmilyte vs S Andriasyan  1-0742008European Championship (Women)E21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
10. I Ionica vs L Javakhishvili  1-0362008European Championship (Women)B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
11. Z Peng vs O Derli  1-0422008European Championship (Women)E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
12. N Zhukova vs T Mamedjarova  1-0402008European Championship (Women)D38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
13. S Cherednichenko vs E Paehtz  0-1492008European Championship (Women)A41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
14. N Dzagnidze vs M Bensdorp-De Labaca  1-0502008European Championship (Women)D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
15. E Ovod vs S Maksimovic  1-0292008European Championship (Women)E25 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
16. M Jelica vs M Muzychuk  ½-½672008European Championship (Women)B01 Scandinavian
17. E Repkova vs B C Yildiz Kadioglu  ½-½422008European Championship (Women)C24 Bishop's Opening
18. I Makka vs D Ciuksyte  0-1342008European Championship (Women)B06 Robatsch
19. V Papadopoulou vs T Stepovaia  0-1592008European Championship (Women)D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. B Kovanova vs T Bogumil  1-0522008European Championship (Women)B06 Robatsch
21. T Vasilevich vs T Lematschko  1-0742008European Championship (Women)A81 Dutch
22. G Mammadova vs T Molchanova  ½-½342008European Championship (Women)B11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
23. S Gvetadze vs K Ozturk  1-0392008European Championship (Women)A07 King's Indian Attack
24. A Stojanovic vs V Minina  1-0382008European Championship (Women)A45 Queen's Pawn Game
25. M Butuc vs J Jackova  1-0452008European Championship (Women)A30 English, Symmetrical
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-22-08  virginmind: bravo ionica(2278) for beating javakhishvili(2466) in the first round!

click for larger view

here the georgian plays 33...Bb7, allowing mate in four for the romanian: 34.Rf7+ Kg8 (black doesnt seem aware of mate in 3) 35.Rxg6+ Kxf7 (black is not aware of mate in 2) 36.Qf5+ (finaly black is aware of mate in 1 and resigns)

Apr-22-08  cbpatzer: as far as i know it is record for GMs there
Apr-22-08  Karpova: 5 GMs
38 WGMs
39 IMs
35 WIMs
1 FM
23 WFMs

Total: 141 titled players

Apr-23-08  virginmind: good start for corina-isabela peptan from romania, with 2 points after the second round.
Apr-23-08  virginmind: and now 3 points! good luck tommorrow at board one against cmilyte, corina!
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  WannaBe: Go Ms. Yelena Dembo !! Me and my chessbucks are rooting for you!
Apr-30-08  malthrope: Round #10 top pairings:

Skripchenko (2443) 7p - Cramling (2539) 7p

Ushenina (2474) 7p - Zhukova (2450) 7p

Lahno (2479) 7p - Kovalevskaya (2421) 6.5p

Houska (2390) 6.5p - Muzychuk, A. (2486) 6.5p

Pogonina (2470) 6.5p - Cmilyte (2466) 6.5p

Full pairings here... //

May-01-08  BIDMONFA: European Individual Championship (Women) (2008)

Round 10, leader Kateryna Lahno 8 points

May-02-08  malthrope: Congrats to Katya! (GM Kateryna Lahno). It was a classy performance just outdistancing her closest rivals... Well done indeed! :^)
May-03-08  Astardis: Pia Cramling seems to have lost her ability to win crucial games.
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  Tabanus: Four missing games, incl. Atalik vs Calzetta 1-0 in rd. 2. The five playoff games for WC qual. are also missing.

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