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European Championship (Women) Tournament

Tatiana Shadrina8/11(+7 -2 =2)[games]
Tatiana Kosintseva8.5/11(+7 -1 =3)[games]
Lilit Mkrtchian8.5/11(+7 -1 =3)[games]
Natalija Pogonina8/11(+5 -0 =6)[games]
Maia Lomineishvili8/11(+5 -0 =6)[games]
Monika Socko8/11(+6 -1 =4)[games]
Ekaterina Kovalevskaya8/11(+6 -1 =4)[games]
Iweta Radziewicz Rajlich8/11(+5 -0 =6)[games]
Evgenija Ovod8/11(+8 -3 =0)[games]
Thanh Trang Hoang7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Marina Korneva7.5/11(+7 -3 =1)[games]
Baira Kovanova7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Irina Turova7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Elisabeth Paehtz7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Jolanta Zawadzka7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[games]
Sopiko Khukhashvili7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Anna Muzychuk7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Mariya Muzychuk7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Irina Vasilevich7.5/11(+7 -3 =1)[games]
Cristina-Adela Foisor7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
Salome Melia7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Nana Dzagnidze7/11(+6 -3 =2)[games]
Anastasia Bodnaruk7/11(+6 -3 =2)[games]
Nino Khurtsidze7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Olga Girya7/11(+6 -3 =2)[games]
Joanna Dworakowska7/11(+6 -3 =2)[games]
Tatiana Grabuzova7/11(+6 -3 =2)[games]
Joanna Majdan7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Iozefina Werle7/11(+6 -3 =2)[games]
Eugenia Chasovnikova7/11(+6 -3 =2)[games]
Inna Gaponenko7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
* (168 players total; 136 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
European Championship (Women) (2009)

The 10th European Women's Individual Championship was a 168-player 11-round Swiss tournament held at Hotel Olgino in Saint-Petersburg, Russia, 8-20 March 2009, with a rest day on 15 March (after Round 7) and the day for playoffs on 20 March. It was organized by the Russian Chess Federation, European Chess Union, the St. Petersburg Chess Federation and the City of St. Petersburg. The first 14 players would qualify for the 2010 World Championship tournament. Time control: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 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 needed two Blitz games (5 min + 2 sec) and an Armageddon game. Prize fund: 87,500 euros. First prize 10,000, 2nd prize 7,500, 3rd prize 6,000 euros. Tournament directors: Vladimir Bykov and Irina Sudakova. Chief arbiter: Igor Bolotinsky. Play began at 3 pm. N games played: 923 Classical + 16 Rapid + 10 Blitz + 1 Armageddon = 950.

Tatiana Kosintseva beat Lilit Mkrtchian 1,5-0,5 in the playoff match for gold and silver and took her second European Championship title. The 7-player knockout for bronze medal was won by Pogonina. Mariya Muzychuk beat Irina Vasilevich in a tiebreak mach for WC participation and qualified along with 13 others who were not already qualified for the Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2010). Tiebreak games: 10th EU-ChW playoffs (2009).


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 page 1 of 37; games 1-25 of 923  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Andriasyan vs A Muzychuk  ½-½282009European Championship (Women)B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
2. N Dzagnidze vs E Murashova  1-0392009European Championship (Women)D07 Queen's Gambit Declined, Chigorin Defense
3. V Tarasova vs K Arakhamia-Grant  ½-½662009European Championship (Women)E92 King's Indian
4. A Ushenina vs E Fakhiridou  1-0462009European Championship (Women)A56 Benoni Defense
5. A Wagener vs T Kosintseva  ½-½362009European Championship (Women)B53 Sicilian
6. N Zhukova vs V Kirillova  ½-½442009European Championship (Women)B07 Pirc
7. M Arabidze vs Lagno 0-1432009European Championship (Women)D71 Neo-Grunfeld
8. T T Hoang vs T Mamedjarova  1-0472009European Championship (Women)E00 Queen's Pawn Game
9. O Dolgova vs N Pogonina  ½-½512009European Championship (Women)D01 Richter-Veresov Attack
10. Z Peng vs M Huda  1-0272009European Championship (Women)E73 King's Indian
11. S Shaydullina vs L Mkrtchian  0-1582009European Championship (Women)A41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
12. E Paehtz vs K Tsatsalashvili  1-0572009European Championship (Women)B12 Caro-Kann Defense
13. K Ambartsumova vs M Korneva  0-1332009European Championship (Women)B30 Sicilian
14. I Gaponenko vs N Umudova  1-0712009European Championship (Women)B30 Sicilian
15. R Eidelson vs M Socko  0-1712009European Championship (Women)C42 Petrov Defense
16. E Kovalevskaya vs I Ivakhinova  1-0612009European Championship (Women)A33 English, Symmetrical
17. O Lelekova vs M Lomineishvili  0-1652009European Championship (Women)B56 Sicilian
18. E Ovod vs M Danelia  1-0592009European Championship (Women)A45 Queen's Pawn Game
19. T Bogumil vs M Muzychuk  0-1292009European Championship (Women)A04 Reti Opening
20. S Matveeva vs S Bezgodova  1-0652009European Championship (Women)D34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
21. M Kouvatsou vs S Melia  0-1362009European Championship (Women)B50 Sicilian
22. N Khurtsidze vs S Limontaite  ½-½502009European Championship (Women)D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. I Makka vs S Khukhashvili  0-1372009European Championship (Women)B58 Sicilian
24. T Shadrina vs V Papadopoulou  ½-½602009European Championship (Women)B01 Scandinavian
25. M Butuc vs C Foisor  0-1262009European Championship (Women)A40 Queen's Pawn Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
Mar-23-09  rangek: First??
Mar-24-09  brucejavier: 2ndddddd
Mar-24-09  Kopenhagener: You are both right - the angel from Archangelsk was first in the European Championship for the second time !
Mar-24-09  percyblakeney: <first in the European Championship for the second time !>

And the first time was impressive enough with nine wins, the standard draw against her sister, and one 126-move draw:

European Individual Championships (Women) (2007)/Tatiana Kosintseva

Mar-24-09  DCP23: <the angel from Archangelsk>

Haven't heard that epithet before. Nice.

Mar-24-09  WhiteRook48: Sixth!
Mar-24-09  Jim Bartle: "Haven't heard that epithet before. Nice."

I recoiled a bit to see the word "epithet" applied, thinking it meant a negative description of something, or a swear word or phrase.

But then I looked it up, and DCP used the word correctly, that it's meaning can be neutral. Funny how the use of words drifts away from the proper definition.

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  keypusher: Other renowned epithets:

Swift-Footed Achilles
Wily Odysseus
Agamemnon Lord of Men
Ethelred the Unready
Pedro the Cruel
Theophylact the Unbearable
Viktor the Terrible
Helicopter Ben Bernanke

Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: Joseph The Black Death Blackburne
Jose The Machine Capablanca
Carl The Drawing Master Schlechter
Richard The Fifth Teichmann
Frank The Swindler Marshall
Mikhail The Avenger Botvinnik
David The Sorcerer Bronstein
Viktor The Terrible Korchnoi
Mikhail The Magician From Riga Tal
Iron Tigran Petrosian
Garry The Beast From Baku Kasparov
Viswanathan The Tiger From Madras Anand
Alexey Fire On Board Shirov
Gata Kamster Kamsky
Michael Spider Adams
Susan Sugar Polgar
Levon The Norse Against Caucasia Theory Aronian
Mar-24-09  Open Defence: Sylvio There's Something Going on in that Toilet Danailov
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: Twenty-six for oh Colonel Moreau
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: "Champion of Two Generations" Emanuel Lasker.

I dunno, seems to lack a certain something.

Mar-27-09  percyblakeney: had excellent coverage of the event, with very detailed analysis of the games, and not only of the photos as was the case with Chessbase :-)

Final report:

Some of the earlier reports:

Photos from the award ceremony:

Mar-27-09  slomarko: <percyblakeney: had excellent coverage of the event, with very detailed analysis of the games, and not only of the photos as was the case with Chessbase :-)> indeed. meanwhile chessgames had to coverage whatsoever and we only got this page after the championship was over.
May-04-09  YoungEd: Looks like a rather high percentage of decisive games in this tournament! Nice to see!

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