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🏆 10th European Individual Women's Championship (2009)

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Player: Aleksandra Goryachkina

 page 1 of 1; 11 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Manakova vs A Goryachkina 1-042200910th European Individual Women's ChampionshipA80 Dutch
2. A Goryachkina vs O Lelekova  0-157200910th European Individual Women's ChampionshipA02 Bird's Opening
3. A Goryachkina vs S Bezgodova  0-160200910th European Individual Women's ChampionshipD57 Queen's Gambit Declined, Lasker Defense
4. T Elizarova vs A Goryachkina  0-136200910th European Individual Women's ChampionshipA80 Dutch
5. A Goryachkina vs V Korchagina  0-156200910th European Individual Women's ChampionshipA02 Bird's Opening
6. E Makka vs A Goryachkina  1-026200910th European Individual Women's ChampionshipB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
7. A Kiseleva vs A Goryachkina  0-161200910th European Individual Women's ChampionshipA80 Dutch
8. A Goryachkina vs E Nikanova  ½-½82200910th European Individual Women's ChampionshipD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
9. I Petrukhina vs A Goryachkina  1-042200910th European Individual Women's ChampionshipA80 Dutch
10. L Abuladze vs A Goryachkina  ½-½57200910th European Individual Women's ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
11. A Goryachkina vs V Minina  0-146200910th European Individual Women's ChampionshipA03 Bird's Opening
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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.

Mar-24-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  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

Mar-24-09
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
Mar-24-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: Twenty-six for oh Colonel Moreau
Mar-24-09
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: "Champion of Two Generations" Emanuel Lasker.

I dunno, seems to lack a certain something.

Mar-27-09  percyblakeney: Russiachess.org 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:

http://russiachess.org/content/view...

Some of the earlier reports:

http://russiachess.org/content/view...

http://russiachess.org/content/view...

http://russiachess.org/content/view...

http://russiachess.org/content/view...

http://russiachess.org/content/view...

http://russiachess.org/content/view...

Photos from the award ceremony:

http://russiachess.org/images/stori...

http://russiachess.org/images/stori...

Mar-27-09  slomarko: <percyblakeney: Russiachess.org 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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