The 10th European Women's Team Championship was held in Warsaw, Poland, 8-17 November 2013, as a 9-round Swiss System tournament. Rest day: 13 November. Time control: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, 30 more minutes for the rest of the game, with 30 seconds added per move from move 1. Prize fund: 18,000 euros, with 9,000 euros to the winning team, and in addition trophies, medals and individual prizes. Tournament director: ... [more]
Player: Tatjana Melamed
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|Nov-11-13|| ||waustad: Thanks cg. With a couple of upsets, like Russia losing, there have been some very strange pairings.|
|Nov-11-13|| ||Jamboree: Over the last three rounds, 15th-seeded Israel has played the top three teams in the entire tournament: #1 Ukraine, #2 Russia, #3 Georgia. The end total result of all three matches? 6.0-6.0!! Somehow Israel, with players in the 2100s and 2200s, managed to hold the world's elite women players to an even tie. They beat Russia 2.5-1.5, tied Georgia 2-2, and lost to Ukraine 1.5-2.5.|
Pretty amazing result sustained over three days - not just a one-day fluke.
|Nov-11-13|| ||kevinatcausa: Meanwhile, this isn't exactly turning out to be England's tournament so far.|
|Nov-12-13|| ||stanleys: Russian women in good mood despite the hard tournament: http://ruchess.ru/upload/New%20Fold...|
|Nov-12-13|| ||WannaBe: Caption: "So, a priest, a rabbi, and a monk walks into a bar..."|
|Nov-12-13|| ||waustad: Rest day tomorrow.|
|Nov-12-13|| ||HeMateMe: ^^That gal with the dark hair has more jewelry than a Scarsdale housewife with the home shopping network on speed dial.|
|Nov-13-13|| ||waustad: <HHM>That's Alexandra Kosteniuk.|
|Nov-13-13|| ||whiteshark: Caption: Sergei, <the Ruble>, performing <Austin Powers in Goldmember>|
|Nov-13-13|| ||HeMateMe: <waustad:> No way. She looks like a gypsy channeling Barbara Streisand. (Don't tell her I said that...)|
|Nov-13-13|| ||vsaluki: Kosteniuk has won 4 in a row. Pogonina is not playing her best chess right now.|
|Nov-14-13|| ||waustad: <HHM>Actually it is her. Look at the board pairings, she was on second board sitting next to Gunina. Here is a better picture: http://lh4.ggpht.com/-GCuZdJKDifw/U...
Here are the pairings that day: http://chess-results.com/tnr115919....|
|Nov-14-13|| ||HeMateMe: <waustad:> You're right, it's her (she's gorgeous!) I like her chess bracelet. Do you have photos of the tarot card reading, after the chess round?|
|Nov-14-13|| ||waustad: Clocks are flaking out again. I've been watching a game pretty much from the beginning and now the person who was way up on time is listed as behind. This happens a lot with the DGT board and clock setups. It is rather a nuisance for the viewer.|
|Nov-15-13|| ||waustad: With the matchup between Alexandra Kosteniuk and Ticia Gara, I would expect that they'll feature prominently in the photo gallery for today's games. If Chessbase were doing it they certainly would.|
|Nov-16-13|| ||waustad: Sunday they begin play 4 hours earlier than usual.|
|Nov-16-13|| ||waustad: Nope, they kept taking pictures of poles with others usually in the background.|
|Nov-17-13|| ||Calar: Ukraine (Lahno, Ushenina, Muzychuk, Zhukova, Gaponenko) secured the title with a round to go. Congrats :)|
|Nov-17-13|| ||HeMateMe: The Ukrainians and Russians go 1-2, this time?|
|Nov-17-13|| ||Calar: Final rankings:
1. Ukraine (15 points)
2. Russia (14 points)
3. Poland (14 points)
4. Georgia (12 points)
5. Armenia (12 points)
|Nov-17-13|| ||waustad: Anne Haast had a remarkable tournament picking up a whopping 31.6 elo while going 6.5/7.|
|Dec-23-13|| ||WTHarvey: Here's a collection of 58 critical positions from the women's and men's sections: http://www.scribd.com/doc/193336917... Find the best move.|
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