2019 European Individual Championship

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Re: 2019 European Individual Championship

Post by JustinHorton » Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:16 pm

Gaponenko-Sebag drawn in nine
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Re: 2019 European Individual Championship

Post by JustinHorton » Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:37 pm

Last round, kicking off at 0900 BST (I think):

Stevanova (7) v Gaponenko (8)
Cramling (7) v Kashlinskaya (7½)
Sebag (7½) v Dzagnidze (7)

Seven other players on seven, nine on six and a half. These include Houska, who presumably has no option but to win if she's to have a chance of the top fourteen. She does at least have a favourable draw, having White against Paramzina (RUS, WGM, 2214).

Not sure of the tiebreak rules as the guide on the official site helpfully tells us:
The order of players that finish with the same number of points shall be determined by application of the tie-breaking criteria according the FIDE WCC regulations applying for all qualification events and then the ECU regulations.
Thanks for that!
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Re: 2019 European Individual Championship

Post by David Sedgwick » Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:54 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:37 pm
Not sure of the tiebreak rules as the guide on the official site helpfully tells us:
The order of players that finish with the same number of points shall be determined by application of the tie-breaking criteria according the FIDE WCC regulations applying for all qualification events and then the ECU regulations.
Thanks for that!
I think that the "tie-breaking criteria according the FIDE WCC regulations applying for all qualification events" refers to https://www.fide.com/component/content/ ... cycle.html,

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Re: 2019 European Individual Championship

Post by JustinHorton » Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:31 pm

Thanks. I guess that allows tie-breaks to be worked out prior to the last round starting?
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Re: 2019 European Individual Championship

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:26 pm

Three and a half hours in: Sebag has drawn, Gaponenko is really struggling against Stefanova. If she loses, I think Kashlinskaya would win on tie-break? Her game against Cramling has been very equal for a long time.
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Re: 2019 European Individual Championship

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:17 pm

Five-way tie at the top - I think Kashlinskaya is the winner. Houska drew in a rook and two pawns against rook ending that was, unfortunately, won.
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Re: 2019 European Individual Championship

Post by JustinHorton » Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:14 pm

Final classification and Kashlinskaya is indeed champion. Sebag second, Paehtz came through almost unnoticed into third. Gutting for Gaponenko who finishes fourth, having looked the likely winner despite being seeded no higher than 21.

The top three seeds came nowhere - Goryachkina nineteenth, Dzagnidze tenth, Khotenashvili twenty-seventh, a place below Arakhamia-Grant. Houska matched her seeding with twenty-third place, but would I think have squeezed into the top fourteen had she clinched her endgame.

Good tournament.
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Re: 2019 European Individual Championship

Post by David Sedgwick » Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:17 pm

JustinHorton wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:14 pm
Houska matched her seeding with twenty-third place, but would I think have squeezed into the top fourteen had she clinched her endgame.
I also reached that conclusion.

However, in the event there were five players on 8 points and nine on 7½. I am disappointed for Jovanka, but pleased for those fourteen that no tiebreaks were necessary.

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