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4th Memorial of Krystyna Holuj-Radzikowska to be held in Wroclaw

WroclawFrom 10th till 18th of December the Memorial of Krystyna Holuj-Radzikowska Women Grandmaster round-robin tournament will take place  for the 4th time. The event will be held in Wrocław, Poland right before the European Rapid and Blitz Championship (19th till 21st of December). Both events are organized by the Votum Polonia Wrocław Chess Club – current Polish Team Champions.

The tournament is a chance for best Polish women players to compete against opponents from abroad. This year the whole Polish Olympic Team from Tromsoe will take part in the event.

During the last European Team Championships which were held in Warsaw in 2013 Polish Women Team took the 3rd place. It was not the only success of our women chess players in this event. In the last 5 Team Championships they took medals 4 times. The biggest and most surprising achievement is winning the gold medals in 2005 in Goetheborg. In the following Championships in Iraklion (2007) and Porto Carras (2011) our team won the silver medals. Among the participants of this years Krystyna Radzikowska-Hołuj memorial there is the whole Polish Olympic Team from Tromsoe 2014.

You will be able to follow the games live with commentary on the Tournament Website every day from 4 pm CET.

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Full list of participants:

1. GM Socko Monika 2470
2. IM Mkrtchian Lilit 2450
3. IM Ziaziulkina Nastassia 2427
4. WGM Zawadzka Jolanta 2419
5. IM Matnadze Ana 2411
6. IM Vega Gutierrez Sabrina 2405
7. WGM Szczepkowska-Horowska Karina 2398
8. WGM Videnova Iva 2379
9. WGM Bartel Marta 2366
10.  WGM Kulon Klaudia 2332

You can see more about the participants below:

Monika Socko’s key achievements:
- Bronze medalist at the Chess Olympiad (2002)
- Bronze medalist in Individual European Championship (201 0)
- 6 times Polish Women Champion (1995, 2004, 2008, 2010, 2013,2014)
- European Team Champion with Polish team in Goetheborg (2005)
- 2 times Silver medalist in European Team Championship (2007, 2011)

Lilit Mkrtchian’s key achievements:
- 4 times Armenian Women Champion
- European Team Champion with Armenian team in 2003
- Bronze medalist in European Team Championship (2007)
- European individual silver (2002, 2009) and bronze medalist (2006, 2013)

Nastassia Ziaziulkina’s key achievements:
- Junior World Champion under 16 (2010, 2011)
- Silver medalist in World Junior Championship under 18 (2013)
- Silver medalist in World Youth Championship under 20 (2012)
- 3 times Belarusian Women Champion (2010, 2012, 2013)

Jolanta Zawadzka’s key achievements:
- 9 times Polish Championship medalist, including gold in 2006 and 2011
- Junior World Champion under 18 (2004)
- Silver medalist in World Youth Championship under 20 (2007)
- European Team Champion with Polish team in Goetheborg (2005)
- 2 times Silver medalist in European Team Championship (2007, 2011)

Sabrina Vega Gutierrez’ key achievements:
- 4th place in World Junior Championship (1999)
- Spanish Women Champion (2008, 2012), silver medalist (201 0 and bronze medalist (2011 )
- Winner of the 45th and 46th International Women’s Tournament in Belgrade (2013, 2014)
- Represented Spain in 4 Chess Olympiads (2004, 2008, 2012, 2014)

Ana Matnadze’s key achievements:
- 9 times European and World Junior Championship medalist, including 7 gold medals
- 4 times Georgian Women Championship medalist
- Silver medalist on 3rd board in European Team Championship (201 3)
- Representing Spain since 2012

Karina Szczepkowska-Horowska’s key achievements:
- Silver medalist in World Junior Championship under 1 6 (2003)
- Winner of the 1 st Krystyna Hołuj-Radzikowska memorial (2011 )
- Bronze medalist in Polish Women Championship (2011 , 2013)
- Silver medalist in European Team Championship (2011)
- Silver medalist on 5th board in European Team Championship (2013)

Iva Videnova’s key achievements:
- 3 times Bulgarian Women Champion (2012, 2013, 2014)
- Bronze medalist on 2nd board in the European Team Championship (2011)
- Winner of tournaments : Zadar-B Open (2013), Mediterranean Rapid Cup (2013) and Thracian Princess (2013)
- Represented Bulgaria in 3 Chess Olympiads (2010-2014)

Marta Bartel’s key achievements:
- Silver medalist in Polish Women Championship (2006)
- Gold medalist on 5th board in World Team Championship (2007)
- Silver medalist in European Team Championship (2007)
- Silver medalist in World University Championship (2012)
- Silver medalist on 4th board at the Chess Olympiad (2014)

Klaudia Kulon’s key achievements:
- Junior World Champion under 12 (2004)
- Junior World Champion under 14 (2006)
- Silver medalist in World Junior Championship under 16 (2008)
- Medalist of the Universiade (Kazan 2013)
- Bronze medalist in Polish Championship (2014)
- World University Champion (2014)

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