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Valentina Gunina wins 2018 European Women’s Chess Championship

The 2018 European Women’s Chess Championship took place in the Hotel Bellevue in Vysoke Tatry, Slovakia with 144 players from all over the continent.

Valentina Gunina reached an impressive result of 9 points out of 11 games, without a lost game, to be the whole point ahead of the first runner-ups and to achieve the title of European Women Chess Champion for the third time in her career (2012, 2014, 2018).
Seven players tied for the second place, each with 8 points. According to the tie-break criteria, silver medal went to Dzagnidze Nana (GEO, 2507), the Winner of the Championship in 2017, while Ushenina Anna (UKR, 2422) took the bronze medal and the third place.

Replay the games with analysis by Stockfish, Komodo, and Houdini here

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The Closing Ceremony of the Championship took place yesterday evening, on 19th of April, and was attended by the President of the Slovak Chess Federation Ing. Frantisek Jablonicky, Chief Arbiter Dr. Ivan Syrovy, Tournament Director Mrs. Eva Repkova and other distinguished chess figures. The European Chess Union was represented by Mr. Martin Huba, ECU Treasurer.

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19 players achieved the international FIDE title norms and the list of the players is available here, while 14 players qualified for the next cycle of the World Women’s Chess Championship and the list is available bellow (graphic @EuropeEchecs).

In the event participated 143 players from 30 different European federations. among whom 13 Grandmasters, 29 International masters, 35 Women Grandmasters, 22 Women International masters and in total 128 titled players, which made the event very strong.

The Championship was played in 11 rounds, Swiss system, in accordance with the ECU Tournament Rules and FIDE Rules of Chess with time control 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from the move one.

The total prize fund of the event was 70.000 EUR.

Official Website of the Championship

Photographs by: Oleksandr Martynkov

 

Final standings European Women’s Chess Championship 2018

1 Gunina Valentina 9
2 Dzagnidze Nana 8
3 Ushenina Anna 8
4 Atalik Ekaterina 8
5 Stefanova Antoaneta 8
6 Paehtz Elisabeth 8
7 Kulon Klaudia 8
8 Shuvalova Polina 8
9 Goryachkina Aleksandra 7,5
10 Mammadzada Gunay 7,5
11 Osmak Iulija 7,5
12 Javakhishvili Lela 7,5
13 Szczepkowska Karina 7,5
14 Muzychuk Mariya 7
15 Sebag Marie 7
16 Unuk Laura 7
17 Girya Olga 7
18 Schleining Zoya 7
19 Kashlinskaya Alina 7
20 Gaponenko Inna 7
21 Gara Ticia 7
22 Arabidze Meri 7
23 Mamedjarova Zeinab 7
24 Milliet Sophie 7
25 Bodnaruk Anastasia 7
26 Bulmaga Irina 6,5
27 Danielian Elina 6,5
28 Badelka Olga 6,5
29 Khotenashvili Bela 6,5
30 Shvayger Yuliya 6,5
31 Cornette Deimante 6,5
32 Socko Monika 6,5
33 Osmanodja Filiz 6,5
34 Zimina Olga 6,5
35 Kursova Maria 6,5
36 Batsiashvili Nino 6,5
37 Charochkina Daria 6,5
38 Sargsyan Anna M. 6,5
39 Mkrtchian Lilit 6,5
40 Mammadova Gulnar 6,5
41 Antolak Julia 6,5
42 Yildiz Kadioglu Betul Cemre 6,5
43 Semenova Elena 6,5
44 Balajayeva Khanim 6,5
45 Nechaeva Marina 6
46 Ziaziulkina Nastassia 6
47 Velikic Adela 6
48 Ovod Evgenija 6
49 Pogonina Natalija 6
50 Kovanova Baira 6
51 Ozturk Kubra 6
52 Babiy Olga 6
53 Mamedjarova Turkan 6
54 Tsolakidou Stavroula 6
55 Gara Anita 6
56 Hoang Thanh Trang 6
57 Eric Jovana 6
58 Voit Daria 6
59 Zawadzka Jolanta 6
60 Gvanceladze Anna 6
61 Cosma Elena-Luminita 6
62 Tomilova Elena 6
63 Theissl Pokorna Regina 6
64 Mikadze Miranda 6
65 Stetsko Lanita 6
66 Solozhenkina Elizaveta 6
67 Worek Joanna 6
68 Cramling Pia 5,5
69 Rapport Jovana 5,5
70 Belenkaya Dina 5,5
71 Hoolt Sarah 5,5
72 Arakhamia-Grant Ketevan 5,5
73 Fataliyeva Ulviyya 5,5
74 Warakomska Anna 5,5
75 Sedina Elena 5,5
76 Kusenkova Natallia 5,5
77 Kantane Anna 5,5
78 Gevorgyan Maria 5,5
79 Maltsevskaya Aleksandra 5
80 Vega Gutierrez Sabrina 5
81 Fuchs Judith 5
82 Ionescu Irina 5
83 Buksa Nataliya 5
84 Nemcova Karin 5
85 Prudnykova Olga 5
86 Ghukasyan Siranush 5
87 Arda Cagil Irmak 5
88 Sandu Mihaela 5
89 Mrvova Alena 5
90 Injac Teodora 5
91 Doluhanova Evgeniya 5
92 Sucikova Svetlana 5
93 Cibickova Zuzana 5
94 Ptacnikova Lenka 5
95 Manakova Maria 5
96 Chernyak Viktoria 5
97 Petrenko Svetlana 5
98 Berke Ana 5
99 Batyte Daiva 5
100 Kubicka Anna 5
101 Klek Hanna Marie 5
102 Ozbay Ece 5
103 Melia Salome 4,5
104 Zherebtsova Alexandra 4,5
105 Novosadova Kristyna 4,5
106 Paramzina Anastasya 4,5
107 Savina Anastasia 4,5
108 Martynkova Olena 4,5
109 Rodshtein Tereza 4,5
110 Brunello Marina 4,5
111 Motycakova Monika 4,5
112 Huda Maryana 4,5
113 Pavlidou Ekaterini 4,5
114 Sliwicka Alicja 4,5
115 Hapala Elisabeth 4,5
116 Okuyaz Duru 4,5
117 Michna Marta 4,5
118 Makka Ioulia 4,5
119 Cosman Andreea-Marioara 4,5
120 Zpevakova Jana 4,5
121 Ilyuchyk Yana 4
122 Dwilewicz Katarzyna 4
123 Caglar Sila 4
124 Smirnova Ekaterina 4
125 Richterova Natasa 4
126 Froewis Annika 4
127 Ferkova Dominika 4
128 Azimova Karina 4
129 Hereklioglu Sude 4
130 Zhukova Natalia 3,5
131 Trippold Denise 3,5
132 Kejzar Petra 3,5
133 Vidic Teja 3,5
134 Kaliadzich Maryia 3,5
135 Palma Maria 3,5
136 Koubova Anna Marie 3,5
137 Leite Oralova Catarina 3,5
138 Milcova Zuzana 3
139 Slaba Andrea 3
140 Koloditsova Renata 3
141 Chan Naruna 2,5
142 Trisha Kanyamarala 2,5
143 Nadzamova Viktoria 2,5
144 Serakova Tatana 2

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