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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 11; games 1-25 of 262  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. N Pogonina vs M Sandu  ½-½452017European Championship (Women)E60 King's Indian Defense
2. M Calzetta vs O Girya  ½-½1132017European Championship (Women)B18 Caro-Kann, Classical
3. E Sedina vs Hoang Thanh Trang  ½-½252017European Championship (Women)C01 French, Exchange
4. P Cramling vs M Komiagina  ½-½452017European Championship (Women)D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
5. L Drljevic vs A Bodnaruk  ½-½902017European Championship (Women)B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
6. E Danielian vs L Stetsko  ½-½622017European Championship (Women)E54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
7. D Movileanu vs L Mkrtchian  ½-½192017European Championship (Women)C00 French Defense
8. A Skripchenko vs E Semenova  ½-½222017European Championship (Women)B20 Sicilian
9. K Isgandarova vs I Gaponenko  ½-½482017European Championship (Women)A07 King's Indian Attack
10. K Cyfka vs V Exler  ½-½512017European Championship (Women)E10 Queen's Pawn Game
11. A Paramzina vs S Vega Gutierrez  ½-½732017European Championship (Women)B44 Sicilian
12. E Pavlidou vs S Melia  ½-½312017European Championship (Women)A13 English
13. I Utiatskaja vs J Houska  ½-½712017European Championship (Women)B18 Caro-Kann, Classical
14. S Tsolakidou vs T Gueci  ½-½402017European Championship (Women)D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
15. C De Seroux vs I Bulmaga  ½-½512017European Championship (Women)C45 Scotch Game
16. Elina Otikova vs G Mammadova  ½-½302017European Championship (Women)B08 Pirc, Classical
17. S Vajda vs Ece Ozbay  ½-½452017European Championship (Women)D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. M Kouvatsou vs A Gara  ½-½262017European Championship (Women)B30 Sicilian
19. N Chan vs G Antova  ½-½352017European Championship (Women)B22 Sicilian, Alapin
20. Margareth Olde vs N Ziaziulkina  ½-½322017European Championship (Women)D47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. M Arabidze vs A Baptista  ½-½372017European Championship (Women)E12 Queen's Indian
22. Anastassia Sinitsina vs O Badelka  ½-½702017European Championship (Women)B32 Sicilian
23. S Milliet vs A Muzychuk  ½-½442017European Championship (Women)C95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
24. I Osmak vs Lagno  ½-½352017European Championship (Women)A45 Queen's Pawn Game
25. T Gara vs A Stefanova  ½-½572017European Championship (Women)A06 Reti Opening
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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.

Premium Chessgames Member
  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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