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European Championship (Women) Tournament

Nana Dzagnidze8.5/11(+6 -0 =5)[games]
Aleksandra Goryachkina8/11(+5 -0 =6)[games]
Alisa Galliamova8/11(+6 -1 =4)[games]
Kateryna Lagno7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Mariya Muzychuk7.5/11(+4 -0 =7)[games]
Monika (Bobrowska) Socko7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[games]
Elina Danielian7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Elisabeth Paehtz7.5/11(+4 -0 =7)[games]
Marina Guseva7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Bela Khotenashvili7.5/11(+4 -0 =7)[games]
Natalia Zhukova7.5/11(+4 -0 =7)[games]
Natalija Pogonina7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Hoang Thanh Trang7.5/11(+4 -0 =7)[games]
Anita Gara7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Inna Gaponenko7.5/11(+4 -0 =7)[games]
Alina Kashlinskaya7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Iulija Osmak7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Lela Javakhishvili7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Daria Voit7/11(+6 -3 =2)[games]
Olga Girya7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
Pia Cramling7/11(+3 -0 =8)[games]
Sarah Hoolt7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
Sabrina Vega Gutierrez7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Karina Cyfka7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Gunay Mammadzada7/11(+7 -4 =0)[games]
Anna Muzychuk6.5/11(+3 -1 =7)[games]
Ulviyya Hasil Fataliyeva6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Ekaterina Atalik6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[games]
Meri Arabidze6.5/11(+3 -1 =7)[games]
* (144 players total; 115 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
European Championship (Women) (2017)

The 18th European Women's Championship was a 144-player 11-round Swiss tournament held in Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija in Riga, Latvia, 11-22 April 2017. Rest day: 18 April (after Round 7). It was organized by the Latvian Chess Federation, under the auspices of the European Chess Union. The first 14 players would qualify for the next Women's World Championship tournament. Time control: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, then 30 more minutes for the whole game, with 30 seconds added per move from move 1. Prize fund: 70,000 euros. First prize 12,000, 2nd prize 10,000, 3rd prize 8,000 euros. Tournament director: Egons Lavendelis. Chief arbiter: Ashot Vardapetyan. Play began each day at 3 pm (Round 11 at 11 am). Number of games played: 787.

Nana Dzagnidze won with 8.5/11, ahead of Goryachkina (2nd) and Galiiamova (3rd), who both had 8/11. Excluding those that were already qualified, and also excluding those who (in due time) might become qualified by rating, the first 14 players qualified for the Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2018).


Official site:
Closing ceremony:
Wikipedia article: Women's European Individual Chess Championship 2017

Previous: European Championship (Women) (2016). Next: European Championship (Women) (2018). See also European Championship (2017)

 page 1 of 12; games 1-25 of 281  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Muzychuk vs L Unuk  1-0532017European Championship (Women)C78 Ruy Lopez
2. Lagno vs V Golubenko  1-0542017European Championship (Women)A29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
3. A Stefanova vs S Zaksaite  1-0292017European Championship (Women)A15 English
4. M Socko vs A Kazarian  1-0562017European Championship (Women)C07 French, Tarrasch
5. L Javakhishvili vs O Prudnykova  1-0442017European Championship (Women)A56 Benoni Defense
6. J Zawadzka vs N Mammadova  1-0552017European Championship (Women)C11 French
7. B Khotenashvili vs Anna Kantane  1-0422017European Championship (Women)A25 English
8. D Daulyte-Cornette vs A Balaian  1-0602017European Championship (Women)C05 French, Tarrasch
9. S Hoolt vs I Erneste  1-0622017European Championship (Women)C77 Ruy Lopez
10. A Savina vs L Hapala  1-0492017European Championship (Women)D17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. S Gvetadze vs S Norlamo  1-0332017European Championship (Women)A48 King's Indian
12. E Doluhanova vs Rebeka Atte  1-0312017European Championship (Women)B27 Sicilian
13. A Travkina vs K T Ivanova 1-0192017European Championship (Women)C52 Evans Gambit
14. G Mammadzada vs M Heinatz  1-0342017European Championship (Women)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
15. A Warakomska vs M Parhomenko  1-0362017European Championship (Women)C17 French, Winawer, Advance
16. J Worek vs S C Gundogan  1-0402017European Championship (Women)C45 Scotch Game
17. M Brunello vs Marija Sibajeva  1-0512017European Championship (Women)B40 Sicilian
18. Elizaveta Malakhova vs N Maklakova  1-0332017European Championship (Women)A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
19. E-L Cosma vs Margarita Zvereva  1-0562017European Championship (Women)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
20. N Khomeriki vs M Nikolajeva  1-0312017European Championship (Women)D05 Queen's Pawn Game
21. E Ovod vs S Caglar  1-0372017European Championship (Women)A45 Queen's Pawn Game
22. B Kovanova vs C I Arda  1-0492017European Championship (Women)B30 Sicilian
23. I Makka vs F Osmanodja  1-0592017European Championship (Women)C70 Ruy Lopez
24. B Yildiz vs Govhar Beydullayeva  1-0462017European Championship (Women)B54 Sicilian
25. O Kalinina vs G Grapsa  1-0282017European Championship (Women)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  whiteshark: The 2017 European Women's Championship is a 9-round Swiss tournament taking place in the Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija, Riga, Latvia.

Top-seed is the reigning Women's World Rapid and Blitz champion Anna Muzychuk.

Players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, plus a 30-second increment starting from move one. Official website:


Points scored
Direct encounter
Median Buchholz
Average of opponents' ratings

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  alexmagnus: 11 rounds, not 9.
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  whiteshark: <11 rounds> That's right <alexmagnus>.

Chess24 (still) has the schedule right but the description wrong. I'm guilty of careless copying & non-disclosure of my source. Thank goth it's not my PhD thesis. ;)

Apr-19-17  John Abraham: am a big fan of Aleksandra, hope she can win this event!! her performance has been very strong.
Apr-19-17  Bruce Graham: Wondering where Gunina is. She won it in 2014.
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  whiteshark: Wondering where Anna Ushenina is. She won it in 2016.
Apr-20-17  siggemannen: I also wonder about Gunina, she always brings a lot of color and chaos to the tourneys
Apr-20-17  althus: <whiteshark> I was reading an interview with her the other day on a Kharkov news site, where she cited the cost of travel + hotel + provisions as the reason for not going, particularly since she'd just gone to the WWCC in Iran.

She seems to have been treated rather poorly by the Ukrainian federation. Was promised an apartment for winning the world championship a few years back, but it's still caught up in red tape. Still lives with her mum, and two cats.

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  whiteshark: Thanks for the info 'n link, <althus>.

The onerous conditions somehow saddens me, though. :(

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  HeMateMe: maybe the hotel and per diem for meals should be covered by the tournament promoters, for the top 15 seeded players? That's how you get the best to participate.
Apr-21-17  siggemannen: Interesting interview, although not too hopeful on Ukrainian chess future.
Apr-23-17  sonia91: Congrats to Nana Dzagnidze!

Silver goes to Alexandra Goryachkina (I wonder if she achieved a GM norm) and bronze to Alisa Galliamova, twice world women's vice champion.

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  HeMateMe: I googled the tournament, 2017, and got this photo:


that was the blitz ch, won by Anna M. There doesn't seem to be much coverage of the event, nothing on chessbase which always has this event.

Apr-25-17  PhilFeeley: No Kosteniuk?

Were there any GM norms here (i.e. Paetz)?

Apr-25-17  Nerwal: <Were there any GM norms here>

Not official but Goryachkina probably has a 9 games norm. There must be also a full batch of IM norms.

Players were more careful than usual in this tournament. Lots of draws to secure the first 14 spots. M. Muzychuk didn't even try to fight for podium.

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  Tabanus:, I updated the standings list according to it for the 100 best players (of which 29 are shown here). No missing games on the upper part of the list, as far as I could see, but there were three wrong game results (slips sent).

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