The 2012 European Individual Women Chess Championship is taking place from 2nd to 13th March at the Anatolian Hotel in Gaziantep, Turkey. European Rapid Championship and European Blitz Championship will follow in the same venue on 15-18th March.
After three rounds of play only three players remain with the perfect score. The defending European champion Viktorija Cmilyte scored against Jovana Vojinovic, while the reigning Romanian champion Cristina-Adela Foisor stunned the higher rated Tatiana Kosintseva.
Muzychuk’s sisters played next to each other and both run into quite dangerous positions but eventually managed to pull two draws.
Hilal Ozturk holds the best result among the Turkish players. She defeated Anastasia Savina whose rating is 550 points higher.
Photos by Anastasiya Karlovich