European Women's Individual Championship

European Women's Individual Championship

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Mar 3, 2012, 12:03 PM |
13 | Chess Event Coverage

2012 Womens European Chess Champs Gaziantep-banner2.jpg

The European Women's Individual Chess Championships is underway in Gaziantep, Turkey.

Over 100 women from 25 countries are taking part from 1-14 March. Immediately following the competition there will be a rapid championship (15-16 March) and a blitz championship (17-18 March).

The format for the main championship is an 11 round Swiss, with a time control of 90 minutes for 40 moves, then 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move from the start.

The winner will receive €20,500 and a strong field is chasing the prize. The leading players are:



 Name Nat Elo
1 IM  MUZYCHUK Anna SLO 2583
2 GM  DZAGNIDZE Nana GEO 2559
3 GM  LAHNO Kateryna UKR 2546
4 GM  KOSINTSEVA Nadezhda RUS 2535
5 GM  STEFANOVA Antoaneta BUL 2531
6 GM  KOSINTSEVA Tatiana RUS 2513
7 GM  SEBAG Marie FRA 2512
8 IM  GUNINA Valentina RUS 2511
9 GM  CMILYTE Viktorija LTU 2497
10 IM  KHOTENASHVILI Bela GEO 2490
11 IM  MUZYCHUK Mariya UKR 2490
12 GM  DANIELIAN Elina ARM 2478
13 IM  SKRIPCHENKO Almira FRA 2468
14 IM  PAEHTZ Elisabeth GER 2459
15 IM  MKRTCHIAN Lilit ARM 2458
16 IM  USHENINA Anna UKR 2458
17 WGM  POGONINA Natalija RUS 2449
18 GM  KOSTENIUK Alexandra RUS 2448
19 IM  JAVAKHISHVILI Lela GEO 2448
20 IM  KHURTSIDZE Nino GEO 2447
21 GM  HOANG Thanh Trang HUN 2438
22 WGM  BATSIASHVILI Nino GEO 2438
23 GM  ZHUKOVA Natalia UKR 2435
24 IM  ROMANKO Marina RUS 2417
25 IM  GAPONENKO Inna UKR 2416

 

The playing hall in round one:

Playing hall round 1, euro women 2012.JPG

 

The rounds start at 15:00 local time (13:00 UTC), with the last round 4 hours earlier.  Live coverage can be found at this page of the official website.

After two rounds only 12 players have perfect 2/2 scores:


 Name Nat Elo Pts
GM  KOSINTSEVA Tatiana RUS 2513 2
GM  SEBAG Marie FRA 2512 2
GM  CMILYTE Viktorija LTU 2497 2
IM  KHURTSIDZE Nino GEO 2447 2
WIM  MAMMADOVA Gulnar AZE 2324 2
IM  GUNINA Valentina RUS 2511 2
GM  STEFANOVA Antoaneta BUL 2531 2
IM  MELIA Salome GEO 2400 2
IM  BOJKOVIC Natasa SRB 2395 2
WGM  GURAMISHVILI Sopiko GEO 2395 2
WGM  VOJINOVIC Jovana MNE 2356 2
IM  FOISOR Cristina-Adela ROU 2398 2


A few games, including some upsets from the opening two rounds are below.

 

Former women's world champion Anoaneta Stefanova of Bulgaria

Euro women 2012 - Stefanova Round 1.JPG

 

 

 

 

 

German #1 Elizabeth Paehtz lost her second round game

Euro women 2012 - Paetz Round 1.JPG

 

 

 

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