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European Championship (Women) Tournament

Pia Cramling8.5/11(+7 -1 =3)[games]
Viktorija Cmilyte8.5/11(+6 -0 =5)[games]
Tatiana Kosintseva8/11(+7 -2 =2)[games]
Marie Sebag8/11(+7 -2 =2)[games]
Monika Socko8/11(+7 -2 =2)[games]
Alisa Galliamova7.5/11(+6 -2 =3)[games]
Antoaneta Stefanova7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Ketino Kachiani-Gersinska7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Iweta Radziewicz Rajlich7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Zhaoqin Peng7.5/11(+7 -3 =1)[games]
Nadezhda Kosintseva7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Corina-Isabela Peptan7/11(+6 -3 =2)[games]
Svetlana Matveeva7/11(+3 -0 =8)[games]
Maia Lomineishvili7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Elisabeth Paehtz7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Elina Danielian7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Lela Javakhishvili7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
Ekaterina Atalik7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Natasa Bojkovic7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Tatjana Vasilevich7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Natalia Zhukova7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Ana Matnadze7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Irina Turova7/11(+5 -2 =4)[games]
Almira Skripchenko6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[games]
Nino Khurtsidze6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[games]
Ekaterina Kovalevskaya6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Inna Gaponenko6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Maria Velcheva6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Alina L'Ami6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[games]
Olga Alexandrova6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Svetlana Petrenko6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Lilit Mkrtchian6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
* (113 players total; 81 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
European Championship (Women) (2003)

The 4th European Women's Championship was a 113-player 11-round Swiss tournament held at the Marin Princess Hotel in Silivri, Istanbul Province, Turkey, 2-14 June 2003, with a rest day on 9 June and a day for playoffs on 14 June. It was organized by the Turkish Chess Federation under the aegis of the European Chess Union (ECU). The first 29 or so players would qualify for the World Championship tournament next year. Time control: 90 minutes for the whole game, with 30 seconds added per move from move one. If players were tied for medals or qualifying places, ties would be broken by a knockout system, each match consisting of two Rapid games (15 min + 10 sec) and (if necessary) two Blitz games (5 min + 2 sec) and an Armageddon game. Prize fund: $44,000 (minus FIDE and ECU taxes). Tournament director: Selcuk Büyükvural. Chief arbiter: Werner Stubenvoll. Number of games played: 615 Classical + 16 Rapid + 4 Blitz = 635.

Pia Cramling from Sweden beat Cmilyte in the playoff match for 1st place, and Kosintseva beat Sebag and Socko in the matches for 3rd place. There were playoff matches for World Championship qualification between nine of the 13 players with 6.5/11 (from which Pogonina, Petrenko, Tkeshelashvili and Dworakowska qualified). The first 30 or so players after the playoffs qualified for the Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004). Tiebreak games for medals: 4th EU-ChW playoff (2003).


Official site:
ChessBase 1:
ChessBase 2:
Tidskrift för Schack, 2003/6, pp. 414-421:
Tiebreak results:

Previous: European Championship (Women) (2002). Next: European Championship (Women) (2004). See also European Championship (2003) (same place, 30 May - 14 June)

 page 1 of 22; games 1-25 of 528  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Makka vs T Stepovaia  ½-½402003European Championship (Women)B47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
2. C Foisor vs M Makropoulou  ½-½412003European Championship (Women)A07 King's Indian Attack
3. K Mar vs M Lomineishvili  0-1322003European Championship (Women)B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
4. T Vasilevich vs H Richards  1-0352003European Championship (Women)A65 Benoni, 6.e4
5. R Genova vs K Arakhamia-Grant  0-1322003European Championship (Women)E97 King's Indian
6. L Mkrtchian vs S Milliet  ½-½602003European Championship (Women)B56 Sicilian
7. L Galojan vs N Bojkovic  0-1412003European Championship (Women)E46 Nimzo-Indian
8. N Kosintseva vs M Velcheva 0-1272003European Championship (Women)C45 Scotch Game
9. M Shukurova vs I Gaponenko  0-1182003European Championship (Women)B22 Sicilian, Alapin
10. R Pokorna vs A Dergatschova  ½-½672003European Championship (Women)C45 Scotch Game
11. A Sharevich vs S Prudnikova 1-0422003European Championship (Women)E12 Queen's Indian
12. A Muzychuk vs I Rajlich  0-1452003European Championship (Women)A07 King's Indian Attack
13. N Khurtsidze vs M Calzetta 1-0242003European Championship (Women)A57 Benko Gambit
14. M Michna vs J Krivec  ½-½382003European Championship (Women)A06 Reti Opening
15. O Sikorova vs Cmilyte  0-1712003European Championship (Women)A03 Bird's Opening
16. Z Peng vs K Smokina  1-0652003European Championship (Women)E92 King's Indian
17. J Schmidt vs E Sedina  ½-½282003European Championship (Women)D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
18. K Kachiani-Gersinska vs E Fakhiridou  1-0302003European Championship (Women)A42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
19. N Janjghava vs O Alexandrova  1-0452003European Championship (Women)E14 Queen's Indian
20. E Kovalevskaya vs M Medic 1-0222003European Championship (Women)C01 French, Exchange
21. S Tkeshelashvili vs N Zhukova ½-½482003European Championship (Women)D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. T Kosintseva vs P Llaneza-Vega 1-0472003European Championship (Women)B22 Sicilian, Alapin
23. Z Mamedjarova vs P Cramling  0-1222003European Championship (Women)A45 Queen's Pawn Game
24. A Galliamova vs E Djingarova  1-0252003European Championship (Women)D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. F Velikhanli vs S Matveeva  0-1662003European Championship (Women)C17 French, Winawer, Advance
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