European Women's Individual Championship Update

European Women's Individual Championship Update

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Mar 8, 2012, 11:48 AM |
14 | Chess Event Coverage

Hoang Thanh Trang.JPGThe European Women's Individual Chess Championships is providing upsets and excitement in Gaziantep, Turkey.

Over 100 women from 25 countries are taking part in the Championship, which 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.

After six completed rounds the 21st seed Hoang Thanh Trang is the sole leader with 5½ points. There are four players in the chasing pack on 5 points, and top seed Anna Muzychuk still in still contention among a group of five players on 4½ points.

Leader Hoang Thanh Trang (pictured) was born in Vietnam but now plays for Hungary.

The winner will receive a very respectable €20,500 for their efforts.

2012 Womens European Chess Champs Gaziantep-banner2.jpg

The top standings from among the 100+ players after 6 of 11 rounds:



 Name Nat Elo Pts TB
1 GM  HOANG Thanh Trang HUN 2438 16½
2 GM  SEBAG Marie FRA 2512 5 22
3 IM  GUNINA Valentina RUS 2511 5 19
4 IM  FOISOR Cristina-Adela ROU 2398 5 20
5 GM  CMILYTE Viktorija LTU 2497 5 19
6 GM  KOSINTSEVA Tatiana RUS 2513 20½
7 IM  MUZYCHUK Anna SLO 2583 18½
8 IM  KHURTSIDZE Nino GEO 2447 18½
9 GM  LAHNO Kateryna UKR 2546 15½
10 WGM  PAIKIDZE Nazi GEO 2406 16
11 GM  STEFANOVA Antoaneta BUL 2531 4 20
12 WGM  SCHLEINING Zoya GER 2326 4 19
13 WGM  GURAMISHVILI Sopiko GEO 2395 4 19
14 WGM  GIRYA Olga RUS 2406 4 19½
15 WGM  POGONINA Natalija RUS 2449 4 15½
16 IM  MKRTCHIAN Lilit ARM 2458 4 15½
17 GM  DANIELIAN Elina ARM 2478 4 14½
18 IM  MELIA Salome GEO 2400 4 17
19 IM  ROMANKO Marina RUS 2417 4 14
20 IM  JAVAKHISHVILI Lela GEO 2448 4 17
21 IM  REPKOVA Eva SVK 2416 4 15
22 IM  GAPONENKO Inna UKR 2416 4 16
23 GM  ZHUKOVA Natalia UKR 2435 4 13
24 WIM  GORYACHKINA Aleksandra RUS 2341 4 15½

 

Immediately following the competition there will be a rapid championship (15-16 March) and a blitz championship (17-18 March). 

 

 

 

Photo from the official website.

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