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🏆 European Championship (Women) (2013)

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The 14th European Women's Championship was a 168-player 11-round Swiss tournament played at the Metropol Palace hotel in Belgrade, Serbia, 23 July - 3 August 2013, with a day for rest on 30 July (after Round 7). It was organized by the Serbian Chess Federation and "Centar za razboj saha" Belgrade, under the auspices of the European Chess Union. The first 14 players would qualify for the next World Championship tournament. Time control: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, then 30 more minutes for the whole ga ... [more]

Player: Bogdana Nonkovic

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. B Nonkovic vs M Guseva  0-1272013European Championship (Women)D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. A Rudovic vs B Nonkovic  0-1252013European Championship (Women)B07 Pirc
3. B Nonkovic vs O Stjazhkina  1-0412013European Championship (Women)D20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
4. N Zhukova vs B Nonkovic  1-0332013European Championship (Women)D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. B Nonkovic vs M Sandu  0-1492013European Championship (Women)A15 English
6. N Kazimova vs B Nonkovic  1-0442013European Championship (Women)D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. B Nonkovic vs R Gjergji  1-0502013European Championship (Women)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
8. K Isgandarova vs B Nonkovic  1-0252013European Championship (Women)C41 Philidor Defense
9. B Nonkovic vs L Olea  1-0432013European Championship (Women)D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. B Franciskovic vs B Nonkovic  1-0222013European Championship (Women)A13 English
11. B Nonkovic vs T Injac  1-0602013European Championship (Women)A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
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Aug-03-13  nescio: <notyetagm: [...] Damn, Gunina should get a special award for playing <FIGHTING CHESS>: no draws after 10 rounds!>

I don't think people who are too stubborn to accept the inevitable should be specially awarded. If she had drawn her 4 losses she could have won the tournament.

Look what happened today.

Mkrtchian-Gunina, position after 66.Bd8


click for larger view

Black will lose h4 but will be able to pick up a2 (66...Nf2+ 67.Ke2 Ne4, and ...Nc3+), with about an equal game. Instead Gunina completely self-destructed: 66...Nc3 67.a3 Ne4 68.Be7+ Kd5 69.axb4 Ke6 70.Bxh4 and she resigned at the 79th.

Aug-03-13  notyetagm: European Individual Women's Championship (2013)

<niemzo: GM Hoang managed to draw and won the tournament! She had a rather cagey position all game, but what do you expect when you play the Tromp(I hate it).>

Congratulations to GM Hoang Thanh Trang, the <2013 EUROPEAN INDIVIDUAL WOMEN'S CHESS CHAMPION>!

Aug-03-13  notyetagm: Damn, Goryachkina was a perfect <4/4> after four rounds, and then went <+0 =5 -2>, not winning a single game(!) in the last seven rounds of the tournament.

European Individual Women's Championship (2013)/Aleksandra Goryachkina

Aug-03-13  notyetagm: Wow, so Gunina lost in round 11, keeping her spotless record intact: she did not play a single draw(!!) in this 11-round tournament:

<+7 =0 -4>

European Individual Women's Championship (2013)/Valentina Gunina

Aug-03-13  notyetagm: European Individual Women's Championship (2013)

So four women tied for first in the <MOST WINS> category with <7> in the 11-round tournament.

The difference of course was the number of losses:

0 Hoang (no losses!)
2 Kosteniuk
3 Arakhamia-Grant
4 Gunina

Aug-03-13  Nerwal: 1. Hoang Thanh Trang 2. Salome Melia 3. Lilit Mkrtchian. I don't think many people would have predicted this podium at the beginning of the tournament. None of the five top seeds reached 8/11. At least 7 players remained undefeated in this championship after 11 rounds. With +5 and no losses Monika Socko is only 7th...

Great tournament for Kashlinskaya and Arabidze, winning almost 50 points.

Aug-03-13  cbpatzer: http://www.chessdom.com/danailov-ta...
Aug-03-13  waustad: Talking about the Gunina result, I would have expected something like that from Cmilyte, but I remember her saying that she'd probably pick up 100 elo if she played a more positional style. Maybe so but pure aggression is fun to watch.
Aug-03-13  waustad: Looking at the group at +4, fro some it was a disappointment and for some it was the best result of their career.
Aug-03-13  notyetagm: <waustad: Looking at the group at <<<+4>>>, for some it was a disappointment and for some it was the best result of their career.>

Was not that disappointing if you qualified for the <2014 FIDE WOMEN'S KNOCKOUT CHAMPIONSHIP> by finishing in the top 14, like Stefanova did by finishing 14th(!).

Aug-03-13  notyetagm: European Individual Women's Championship (2013)

The 14 qualifiers for the <2014 FIDE WOMEN'S KNOCKOUT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP>:

1 GM Hoang Thanh Trang
2 IM Melia Salome
3 IM Mkrtchian Lilit
4 GM Cmilyte Viktorija
5 GM Kosteniuk Alexandra
6 IM Khotenashvili Bela
7 GM Socko Monika
8 WGM Kashlinskaya Alina
9 WGM Arabidze Meri
10 WGM Pogonina Natalija
11 WGM Kovanova Baira
12 GM Muzychuk Anna
13 WGM Girya Olga
14 GM Stefanova Antoaneta

Congratulations to our <WGM POGONINA>, who qualified by being 10th on tiebreak. :-)

Aug-03-13  notyetagm: Sucks to be #15.

WGM Ozturk Kubra failed to qualify for the upcoming Women's Championship because her first tiebreak was two(!!) points lower than #14 Stefanova's (2362 vs 2360).

Aug-03-13
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  Natalia Pogonina: <notyetagm> Thanks, I have qualified last year. The players who have already earned their spots in the WWCC are not taken into account, so the list of players who have qualified this year is different from the one you have posted. Don't worry, Ozturk Kubra is in, as well as a few more women :)
Aug-03-13  notyetagm: <Natalia Pogonina: <notyetagm> Thanks, I have qualified last year. The players who have already earned their spots in the WWCC are not taken into account, ...>

Thanks for the info. Did not realize that. :-)

Aug-03-13  notyetagm: <WGM POGONINA>

Do you know when the <2013 EUROPEAN INDIVIDUAL WOMEN'S RAPID & BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIP> will be held?? Last year it was held immediately after the classical tournament. I was looking forward to watching it.

Thanks

Aug-03-13
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  cro777: The 2012 Individual European Chess Championship for women was also qualification event for the next World Cup.

Last year the following players qualified: Gunina, T.Kosintseva, A.Muzychuk, Cmylite, Sebag, Stefanova, Lahno, Danielian, Khotenashvili, Pogonina Kosteniuk, Hoang, Khurtsidze and Dzagnidze.

They are not taken in account for the list of players who have qualified this year.

Aug-03-13  notyetagm: <cro777: ... Last year the following players qualified: Gunina, T.Kosintseva, A.Muzychuk, Cmylite, Sebag, Stefanova, Lahno, Danielian, Khotenashvili, Pogonina Kosteniuk, Hoang, Khurtsidze and Dzagnidze.>

Ok, so we strike A.Muzychuk (12), Cmylite (4), Stefanova (14), Khotenashvili (6), Pogonina (10), Kosteniuk (5), and Hoang (1) because they qualified in 2012, and that frees up 7 spots for the 2013 qualifiers:

2 IM Melia Salome
3 IM Mkrtchian Lilit
7 GM Socko Monika
8 WGM Kashlinskaya Alina
9 WGM Arabidze Meri
11 WGM Kovanova Baira
13 WGM Girya Olga
15 WGM Ozturk Kubra
16 GM Cramling Pia
17 IM Javakhishvili Lela
18 IM Atalik Ekaterina
19 IM Milliet Sophie
20 GM Arakhamia-Grant Ketevan
21 IM Kovalevskaya Ekaterina

FINAL STANDINGS -> http://chess-results.com/tnr98226.a...

So all the players who finished +4 got in and only one player who finished at +3 made the cut, Kovalevskaya, because she had the best tiebreak score of the +3 finishers.

Of course, since these are my own calculations, they could be completely wrong. :-)

Aug-03-13  notyetagm: And let's not forget the *huge* controversy about IM Atalik's participation, who otherwise qualified.
Aug-04-13  notyetagm: I just noticed that if IM Atalik gets disqualified, then WGM Daulyte will take her place based on the final standings listed here.

http://chess-results.com/tnr98226.a...

Aug-12-13  notyetagm: European Individual Women's Championship (2013)

Unbelievable!!!!

This brand new article (August 12th!) covers *exactly* what we were discussing in this forum a little over a week ago. It should answer *all* of the questions asked.

<Lipstick over the board
Women at the men's Olympiads 1950-2012>

http://www.olimpbase.org/index.html...

Aug-19-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  WTHarvey: Here's a collection of 80 chess puzzles from the tournament: http://www.scribd.com/doc/161244454...
Aug-25-13  notyetagm: European Individual Women's Championship (2013)

This upcoming book from the <CHESS INFORMANT> publisher looks really good if you follow women's chess.

http://www.newinchess.com/Chess_Que...

<<<<Official book of the European Women's Chess Championship "Belgrade 2013">>>

INTRO

There is a double standard in the usual behavior of men when it comes to women’s chess. Regarding the quality of the games at women’s tournaments, neglect is still a common issue from the point of view of the opposite sex.

At the same time, there is an enormous fear of losing the game when a brave man finds himself at the board across from a lady. In fact, it is all about knowledge. Good players, no matter which sex they are, will always make an impression.

The main difference is that female players do it in a more esthetic way, with a gracious, dancing style of their battlefield pieces. We hear the common complaint from women chess grandmasters many times – “I never beat healthy men.

They always have an excuse as to why it happened.” Shamefully, the authors cannot refute this statement from their own tournament experiences. Ladies do sacrifice pieces over the board, right!? Oh yes, they do, and they often do it in a blink of an eye.

There is a collection of annotated chess combinations carried out by women players throughout history in front of the reader. These combinations throw some light on an attractive part of the chess creativity of some of the greatest personalities in chess.

When it is about combinations, it is about the decisive point of every game. It is true that women’s chess deserves wider attention, but we are at least now able to open the door a crack.

Inside, special space is dedicated to the Women’s World Champions and one non-crowned champion. And there is space for top Serbian players as well, since this book is published to celebrate the European Individual Women’s Championship that took place in Belgrade, capital of Serbia, a country with a great chess tradition.

We hope this book will encourage further projects dedicated to the prettiest side of the wonderful game of chess.

IM Slobodan Mirkovic
FM Josip Asik>

Jan-14-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: a great pictural report about the event you can find here: http://chess-news.ru/en/node/12869
Jun-06-21
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  Tabanus: <notyetagm: <cro777: ... Last year the following players qualified: Gunina, T.Kosintseva, A.Muzychuk, Cmylite, Sebag, Stefanova, Lahno, Danielian, Khotenashvili, Pogonina Kosteniuk, Hoang, Khurtsidze and Dzagnidze.> Ok, so we strike A.Muzychuk (12), Cmylite (4), Stefanova (14), Khotenashvili (6), Pogonina (10), Kosteniuk (5), and Hoang (1) because they qualified in 2012, and that frees up 7 spots for the 2013 qualifiers:>

I think EuChW in March 2012 was qual. for the Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2012) in November? So that only Stefanova (previous WC finalist) and Anna Muzychuk (by rating) was qualified for WC 2014 (or as it turned out, 2015) at he time this was played. Hmm, I could be wrong.

Jul-04-21
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: No, EuChW 2012 was qual for WWC 2015 (scheduled for 2014), sorry.
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