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🏆 European Club Cup (Women) (2012)

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Yifan Hou, Humpy Koneru, Anna Muzychuk, Mariya Muzychuk, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Antoaneta Stefanova, Kateryna Lagno, Pia Cramling, Valentina Gunina, Viktorija Cmilyte, Dronavalli Harika, Ekaterina Kovalevskaya, Elina Danielian, Natalija Pogonina, Olga Girya, Lilit Mkrtchian, Almira Skripchenko, Lela Javakhishvili, Alina Kashlinskaya, Anastasia Bodnaruk, Marina Guseva, Anastasia Savina, Masha Klinova, Tatiana Shadrina, Baira Kovanova, Angela Borsuk, Marsel Efroimski, Elizaveta Bronnikova, Olga Gutmakher, Olga Derli, Maria Bezgodova, Michal Lahav, Ludmila A Tsifanskaya, Tatiana Ivanova-Skripova, Nadejda Reprun, Valeria Dotan, Adi Federovski, Shlomit Vardi Chess Event Description
European Club Cup (Women) (2012)

The 17th European Club Cup for Women was a 7-round robin team tournament held at the Royal Beach Hotel in Eilat, Israel, 11-17 October 2012, with the participation of eight clubs from four countries, including defending champions AVS, which mustered Stefanova, Lahno, Cmilyte, Pogonina and Maria Muzychuk. Of the 38 players, 10 were GMs and 11 IMs. The matches were played over four boards, with 2 points for a team win and 1 point for a draw. Time control: 90 minutes for 40 moves, then 30 more minutes till the end of the game, with 30 seconds added per move from move 1. No draw offers before move 41. First prize: 4,500 euros. Tournament director: Malkiel Peretz. Chief arbiter: Almog Burstein.

Top seed Cercle d'Echecs de Monte-Carlo (Yifan Hou, Koneru, Anna Muzychuk, Cramling, Skripchenko) won with 14/14, ahead of Armenian Mika (Danielian, Harika, Mkrtchian, Javakhishvili) with 10/14 and Russian Ugra (Kovanova, Girya, Romanko, Shadrina, Bezgodova) with 9/14.

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 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 111  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Yifan Hou vs Kosteniuk 0-1592012European Club Cup (Women)B10 Caro-Kann
2. V Gunina vs Koneru  0-1982012European Club Cup (Women)A04 Reti Opening
3. A Muzychuk vs E Kovalevskaya  ½-½862012European Club Cup (Women)B32 Sicilian
4. A Kashlinskaya vs P Cramling  0-1542012European Club Cup (Women)E56 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 7...Nc6
5. Lagno vs B Kovanova  1-0382012European Club Cup (Women)A13 English
6. O Girya vs Cmilyte 1-0432012European Club Cup (Women)A85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
7. N Pogonina vs M Guseva  ½-½572012European Club Cup (Women)B12 Caro-Kann Defense
8. T Shadrina vs M Muzychuk  1-0722012European Club Cup (Women)B42 Sicilian, Kan
9. E Danielian vs M Efroimski  ½-½782012European Club Cup (Women)A12 English with b3
10. N Reprun vs D Harika  ½-½552012European Club Cup (Women)B32 Sicilian
11. L Mkrtchian vs S Vardi  1-0262012European Club Cup (Women)A45 Queen's Pawn Game
12. M Lahav vs L Javakhishvili  0-1252012European Club Cup (Women)B40 Sicilian
13. M Klinova vs A Bodnaruk  ½-½502012European Club Cup (Women)B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
14. E Bronnikova vs A Borsuk  ½-½762012European Club Cup (Women)C41 Philidor Defense
15. O Gutmakher vs O Derli  1-0282012European Club Cup (Women)C02 French, Advance
16. T Ivanova-Skripova vs L Tsifanskaya  ½-½302012European Club Cup (Women)A48 King's Indian
17. A Kashlinskaya vs O Derli  0-1312012European Club Cup (Women)A62 Benoni, Fianchetto Variation
18. V Dotan vs M Lahav  ½-½462012European Club Cup (Women)D63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
19. L Javakhishvili vs T Shadrina  0-1562012European Club Cup (Women)A09 Reti Opening
20. Lagno vs Koneru  ½-½482012European Club Cup (Women)C45 Scotch Game
21. A Muzychuk vs Cmilyte  ½-½482012European Club Cup (Women)B76 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
22. Kosteniuk vs A Bodnaruk  ½-½872012European Club Cup (Women)B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
23. E Bronnikova vs E Kovalevskaya  ½-½602012European Club Cup (Women)B58 Sicilian
24. B Kovanova vs E Danielian  0-1512012European Club Cup (Women)D31 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. T Ivanova-Skripova vs A Savina  0-1392012European Club Cup (Women)A48 King's Indian
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  HeMateMe: The ladies games are here. Danielian is the best known name among the early leaders. Yifan has already lost once; there is hope for the rest of the world. Kosteniuk, Muzychuk, Pogonina and Lahno are all near the top.

Go Natalie! Vladisvostock in 'da House!

Oct-14-12  waustad: Thanks!
Oct-14-12  waustad: The biggest clash will be Wednesday when the folks playing for Monaco play Ugra. That could determine the top. With the Sweep today, Cercle d'Echecs de Monte-Carlo leads in match points and game points, with Ugra second in both.
Oct-15-12  waustad: Another win for Pia Cramling. She's now +3 =2 -0.
Oct-15-12  waustad: Tatiana Shadrina is having a great tournament so far at +4.
Oct-16-12  waustad: Another sweep today for Cercle d'Echecs de Monte-Carlo. Since this is a round robin on the women's side, there are some crushes even later in the tournament. With more teams, the men are playing a Swiss so the top isn't playing the bottom much, particularly with the accelerated pairings they've been using. How do they do that? Do they break the list into 4 parts instead of 2?
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  whiteshark: Cercle d'Echecs de Monte Carlo is the European Club Cup 2012 winner !!!!


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  whiteshark: and here:
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  HeMateMe: That photo rocks, dude.
Oct-16-12  waustad: Their 12 match points clinch for Cercle d'Echecs de Monte-Carlo. #2 Ugra has 9 now, so me may see some short draws tomorrow. Actually it depends how much Ugra wants to avoid being knocked into 3rd place by Mika.
Oct-17-12  waustad: I guess the battle for 2nd and 3rd was intense enough that there were very few, if any quick draws.
Oct-17-12  waustad: I guess that with 5 of the top 8 in winning percentage, Monaco really did dominate.
Oct-19-12  stanleys: Funny pic with some Mika's players

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