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European Championship (Women) Tournament

Alina Kashlinskaya8/11(+6 -1 =4)[games]
Marie Sebag8/11(+6 -1 =4)[games]
Elisabeth Paehtz8/11(+5 -0 =6)[games]
Inna Gaponenko8/11(+6 -1 =4)[games]
Antoaneta Stefanova8/11(+6 -1 =4)[games]
Pauline Guichard7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[games]
Ulviyya Hasil Fataliyeva7.5/11(+7 -3 =1)[games]
Anna Ushenina7.5/11(+4 -0 =7)[games]
Stavroula Tsolakidou7.5/11(+4 -0 =7)[games]
Nana Dzagnidze7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[games]
Jolanta Zawadzka7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[games]
Pia Cramling7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Anastasia Bodnaruk7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[games]
Monika (Bobrowska) Socko7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Anastasya Paramzina7/11(+6 -3 =2)[games]
Marina Brunello7/11(+6 -3 =2)[games]
Ekaterina Atalik7/11(+6 -3 =2)[games]
Turkan Mamedjarova7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Aleksandra Goryachkina7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
Nurgyul Salimova7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Gunay Mammadzada7/11(+3 -0 =8)[games]
Dina Belenkaya7/11(+6 -3 =2)[games]
Jovanka Houska7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Ana Matnadze7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Elena Semenova7/11(+6 -3 =2)[games]
Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Bela Khotenashvili6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Marina Gajcin6.5/11(+3 -1 =7)[games]
Elina Danielian6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
* (130 players total; 101 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
European Championship (Women) (2019)

The 20th European Women’s Individual Championship took place from 11 to 22 April 2019 in Antalya, Turkey, in the Aska Lara Resort & Spa Hotel. Prize fund 60,000 euros, with the top three players receiving 10,000, 8,000 and 6,000 euros, respectively. Time control: 90 minutes for 40 moves + 30 minutes for the rest of the game + 30 seconds per move starting from move one. Tournament director: Ozgur Solakoglu. Chief arbiter: Geert Bailleul.

Alina Kashlinskaya topped the five-way tie for first place. Top 14 (the ones with 7.5 points or more) qualified for the Women's World Cup 2020.

Official site: Crosstable: ChessBase: TWIC:

Previous edition: European Championship (Women) (2018)

 page 1 of 29; games 1-25 of 706  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Irem Ezra Oz vs V Exler  0-1792019European Championship (Women)B12 Caro-Kann Defense
2. G Mammadova vs N Soyunlu  1-0352019European Championship (Women)C91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
3. Karin Nemcova vs M Brunello  0-1412019European Championship (Women)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
4. N Zhukova vs Petra Kejzar 0-1512019European Championship (Women)E53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
5. K Arakhamia-Grant vs Margareth Olde  1-0382019European Championship (Women)C90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
6. I Makka vs M Narva  0-1552019European Championship (Women)B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
7. E Ovod vs T Narva  1-0502019European Championship (Women)A40 Queen's Pawn Game
8. T Rodshtein vs I Bulmaga  0-1552019European Championship (Women)A07 King's Indian Attack
9. M Socko vs M Gajcin  ½-½462019European Championship (Women)D74 Neo-Grunfeld, Nxd5, 7.O-O
10. V Chernyak vs N Batsiashvili  0-1442019European Championship (Women)A10 English
11. N Pogonina vs A Rakhmangulova 1-0462019European Championship (Women)D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
12. M Gevorgyan vs E Atalik  0-1562019European Championship (Women)B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
13. E Paehtz vs T Mamedjarova 1-0372019European Championship (Women)D90 Grunfeld
14. J Heinemann vs P Shuvalova  0-1452019European Championship (Women)B12 Caro-Kann Defense
15. P Cramling vs K Olsarova  1-0792019European Championship (Women)A15 English
16. N Alexanian vs S Khukhashvili  ½-½252019European Championship (Women)A41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
17. E Doluhanova vs J Gokbulut  ½-½542019European Championship (Women)A12 English with b3
18. O Kalinina vs Uktenur Catal  1-0272019European Championship (Women)C10 French
19. Hafize Demirtas vs F Osmanodja  ½-½432019European Championship (Women)C55 Two Knights Defense
20. A Maltsevskaya vs Nikolina Koljevic  1-0372019European Championship (Women)D34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
21. A Pintor vs D Belenkaya  ½-½1352019European Championship (Women)B18 Caro-Kann, Classical
22. J Worek vs Buse Naz Kocyigit  1-0332019European Championship (Women)D85 Grunfeld
23. Ekaterine Pipia vs M Lubbe  0-1602019European Championship (Women)E94 King's Indian, Orthodox
24. E Tomilova vs Gulenay Aydin  ½-½432019European Championship (Women)B53 Sicilian
25. S Hereklioglu vs A Protopopova  1-0382019European Championship (Women)A07 King's Indian Attack
 page 1 of 29; games 1-25 of 706  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  Tabanus: This event starts about April 10, so there's time to prepare ;)
Mar-24-19  sonia91: List of participants from the official website:

Aleksandra Goryachkina, who is currently playing in the European Championship (2019), is the top seed and only 2500+ player.

Apr-20-19  e4Newman: Thank you chessgames. There's been some great matches so far so I'm excited to see them posted here and get some discussion going!!
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  whiteshark: Chessbase covering thus far:

European Championship for Women starts in Antalya:

European Women's Ch: Fighting chess:

European Women's Ch: Kashlinskaya takes the lead:

European Women's Ch: Gaponenko catches Kashlinskaya in the lead:

Apr-20-19  sonia91: <The castling rule was broken, but no one noticed!> Round 3 made the headlines because of the game Maria Gevorgyan - Deimante Cornette:
Apr-22-19  sonia91: Congratulations to Alina Kashlinskaya!

She is the fourth Russian to become European women's champion, her compatriots who previously won are: Alexandra Kosteniuk (2004), Tatiana Kosintseva (2007 and 2009) and Valentina Gunina (2012, 2014, 2018).

Curiously, Artemiev and Kashlinskaya, who both became European individual champions this year, were also Russian junior champions in the same year, in 2013 precisely.

Apr-22-19  sonia91: Hoang Thanh Trang misses the qualification to the Women's World KO for the first time in her career. She took part in all Women's WC ko events so far.

Other big names that didn't make the cut are Natalia Pogonina (runner-up in the 2015 World Championship), Olga Girya, Bela Khotenashvili, Nino Batsiashvili, Natalia Zhukova (whose rating recently dropped under 2400):

Top seed Aleksandra Goryachkina had a quite underwhelming tournament, she did well in the open European Individual Championship. Now she has to focus on the Women's Candidates in Kazan, Russia.

Apr-24-19  Pedro Fernandez: Almost all the GM women are "mature" girls if we compare them with the GM males. Is there some reason for this? I don't know.

PS. I think that women have lesser opportunities than  the males.

Premium Chessgames Member
  Sokrates: Looking at the list of participants and nationalities, it is very striking that "European" primarily means eastern Europe (east of the old iron curtain). Among the first 50 I counted 10 from western Europe: 3 from France, 2 from Spain, 1 from each of the countries Germany, Sweden, England, Italy and Scotland.

It's trivial knowledge that chess historically has been much more present in the east than in the west, yet I am a bit surprised that things haven't changed. Good old Pia Cramling still represents whole Scandinavia - with a great result I might add. Nevertheless.

Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: Chess is a low cost hobby for youth? The west perhaps has more diversions for youth, more Play Station video games, 500 channel TV on the wide screen, more computer notebooks...

The eastern European kids are probably better at science in the classroom, too. The USA continues to import academic PhDs from eastern Europe and SE Asia because our own kids have lost interest in math, chemistry and physics.

Premium Chessgames Member
  Count Wedgemore: <Sokrates: It's trivial knowledge that chess historically has been much more present in the east than in the west, yet I am a bit surprised that things haven't changed.>

It would be more surprising if things had changed.

Premium Chessgames Member
  Sokrates: Yes, <HeMateMe>, those are likely some of the reasons. In Denmark many young men play online games like Counterstrike, but I direct my wrath :-) towards the so-called social media (Instagram, Facebook etc.) for stealing everyone's time and attention. It has become a social disease, a kind of unhealthy addiction IMHO.
May-03-19  I Like Fish:

I was going to do something...
then I got distracted for 5 seconds...
and forgot

May-07-19  SChesshevsky: Nice tourney for Stavroula T. Should be a confidence boost which might help propel to even better results.

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