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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 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 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]
Natalija Pogonina6.5/11(+3 -1 =7)[games]
Siranush Ghukasyan6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[games]
Maria Gevorgyan6.5/11(+6 -4 =1)[games]
* (130 players total; 98 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
European Championship (Women) (2019)

The 20th European Women’s Individual Championship was a 130-player 11-round Swiss held from 11-22 April 2019 in Antalya, Turkey, in the Aska Lara Resort & Spa Hotel. Rest day: 17 April (after Round 6). It was organized by the Turkish Chess Federation, under the auspices of the European Chess Union. 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: 60,000 euros, with the top three players receiving 10,000, 8,000 and 6,000 euros, respectively. Tournament director: Ozgur Solakoglu. Chief arbiter: Geert Bailleul. Play began each day at 3 pm (Round 11 at 11 am). Number of games played: 708.

Alina Kashlinskaya topped the five-way tie for first place. Sebag took silver, and Paehtz bronze.

Official site:

Previous: European Championship (Women) (2018). See also European Championship (2019)

 page 1 of 29; games 1-25 of 708  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Goryachkina vs M Calzetta  ½-½502019European Championship (Women)A58 Benko Gambit
2. B Yildiz vs N Dzagnidze  0-1362019European Championship (Women)D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. B Khotenashvili vs Z Mamedjarova  1-0362019European Championship (Women)E04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
4. M Sandu vs A Kashlinskaya  0-1542019European Championship (Women)C53 Giuoco Piano
5. A Stefanova vs A Styazhkina  1-0502019European Championship (Women)A09 Reti Opening
6. E Sedina vs D Daulyte-Cornette  1-0152019European Championship (Women)C03 French, Tarrasch
7. M Sebag vs U Fataliyeva  1-0642019European Championship (Women)C03 French, Tarrasch
8. M Mikadze vs O Girya  ½-½242019European Championship (Women)B12 Caro-Kann Defense
9. G Mammadzada vs K Abdulla  ½-½712019European Championship (Women)B29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
10. E Semenova vs T T Hoang  ½-½262019European Championship (Women)C11 French
11. A Ushenina vs A Paramzina  1-0772019European Championship (Women)E60 King's Indian Defense
12. K Toma vs S Tsolakidou  0-1362019European Championship (Women)B92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
13. I Gaponenko vs N Kusenkova 1-0902019European Championship (Women)C45 Scotch Game
14. I Utiatskaja vs A Bodnaruk  ½-½612019European Championship (Women)E92 King's Indian
15. J Houska vs F Aghasiyeva 1-0382019European Championship (Women)A90 Dutch
16. S Ghukasyan vs J Zawadzka  ½-½402019European Championship (Women)C75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
17. N Salimova vs Y Hernandez Estevez  1-0722019European Championship (Women)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
18. V Radeva vs E Danielian  0-1572019European Championship (Women)B83 Sicilian
19. N Buksa vs L Janzelj  1-0392019European Championship (Women)C95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
20. B Teuschler vs M Guseva  0-1582019European Championship (Women)D02 Queen's Pawn Game
21. M Arabidze vs M Rojickova  ½-½262019European Championship (Women)A28 English
22. I Petrova vs I Osmak  0-1552019European Championship (Women)A90 Dutch
23. L Mkrtchian vs Mireya Represa Perez  1-0502019European Championship (Women)E43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
24. D Trippold vs S Milliet 0-1282019European Championship (Women)A56 Benoni Defense
25. S Melia vs S Petrenko  ½-½812019European Championship (Women)B30 Sicilian
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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!!
Apr-20-19  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.

May-03-19  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.

May-03-19  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.

May-03-19  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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