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Ekaterina Atalik and Pia Cramling lead Baltic Queen

results, standings, and photos

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IM Ekaterina Atalik and GM Pia Cramling are top of the table after 3 rounds of the Baltic Queen chess tournament. They have collected 2,5/3 and have half a point advantage ahead of IM Elisabeth Paehtz.

After a relatively quiet first day, the spectators saw more decisive results in the next rounds. Pia Cramling delivered a second blow for Penq Zhaoqin, while Arakhamia-Grant was struck by Cmilyte. Atalik and Paehtz made their rating advantage count in rounds 2 and 3. Here are the current standings, results and photos from the event.

Results

Bodnaruk, Anastasia 2388 – Peng, Zhaoqin 2418 1-0
Paehtz, Elisabeth 2474 – Demina, Julia 2378 ½-½
Zhukova, Natalia 2465 – Turova, Irina 2387 ½-½
Atalik, Ekaterina 2434 – Cmilyte, Viktorija 2470 1-0
Arakhamia-Grant, Ketevan 2506 – Cramling, Pia 2525 ½-½

Peng, Zhaoqin 2418 – Cramling, Pia 2525 0-1
Cmilyte, Viktorija 2470 – Arakhamia-Grant, Ketevan 2506 1-0
Turova, Irina 2387 – Atalik, Ekaterina 2434 ½-½
Demina, Julia 2378 – Zhukova, Natalia 2465 ½-½
Bodnaruk, Anastasia 2388 – Paehtz, Elisabeth 2474 0-1

Paehtz, Elisabeth 2474 – Peng, Zhaoqin 2418 ½-½
Zhukova, Natalia 2465 – Bodnaruk, Anastasia 2388 ½-½
Atalik, Ekaterina 2434 – Demina, Julia 2378 1-0
Arakhamia-Grant, Ketevan 2506 – Turova, Irina 2387 1-0
Cramling, Pia 2525 – Cmilyte, Viktorija 2470 1-0

Standings

1-2. Cramling, Atalik – 2.5
3. Paehtz – 2
4-6. Zhukova, Bodnaruk, Arakhamia – 1.5
7-9. Cmilyte, Turova, Demina – 1
10. Peng – 0.5

More about the Baltic Queen Chess tournament at the official site.

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Left to right: Ekaterina Atalik, Pia Cramling, Irina Sudakova (Organization Committee), Zhaoqin Peng, Viktorija Cmilyte, Julia Demina, Anastasia Bodnaruk

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Deputy arbiter Mikhail Krjukov

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Drawing of lots: GM Pia Cramling

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Ceremonial photo: K.Arakhamia, E.Atalik, I.Blechzin, P.Cramling, N.Zhukova, Z.Peng, V.Cmilyte, J.Demina, A.Bodnaruk, E.Paehtz

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Georgy Fokin, President of the St. Petersburg Chess Federation

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Ketevan in a tough situation in the firs rounds

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Concentration by Anastasia Bodnaruk

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Arakhamia and Cramling face one another

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Post-game analysis

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The spectators follow with interest the games of Baltic Queen

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After a beautiful win Cmilyte is analizying the game

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