European Women's Championship 2015

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Chris Rice
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European Women's Championship 2015

Post by Chris Rice » Thu May 07, 2015 6:56 am

The European Women's Championship 2015 is due to take place in Chakvi, Georgia from 18-31 May 2015. 99 players have so far been entered led by the home town favourite Nana Dzagnidze Nana (2570). Further down the list we have some British interest as Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant represents Scotland. Of course, she is from originally from Georgia so she should feel right at home. Quite a few of the women play in the 4ncl so will also be very familiar names. The second seed is Anna Muzychuk but her sister Mariya, the FIDE world champion is not on the list.

http://chess-results.com/tnr164130.aspx ... turdet=YES

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Re: European Women's Championship 2015

Post by Chris Rice » Tue May 19, 2015 10:02 am

Astonishing pictures from the venue of this tournament. The area around it is a building site.

http://chess-news.ru/en/node/19021

Anyway the draw for Round 1 is up and Keti's got a comfortable pairing to start with:

Board 27 GM Arakhamia-Grant Ketevan SCO 2393 0 0 Kuchava Ana GEO 2135

Rest of the draw is here:
http://chess-results.com/tnr164130.aspx ... =30&wi=821

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Re: European Women's Championship 2015

Post by Barry Sandercock » Tue May 19, 2015 4:37 pm

Ketevan winning the R and P ending ( move 55). Not easy though.

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Re: European Women's Championship 2015

Post by Barry Sandercock » Tue May 19, 2015 5:01 pm

Looking drawish now {move 66) with Black's chances of perpetual check.

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Re: European Women's Championship 2015

Post by Barry Sandercock » Tue May 19, 2015 5:34 pm

Ketevan won in 86 moves.

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Re: European Women's Championship 2015

Post by LawrenceCooper » Tue May 19, 2015 6:11 pm

Round 1 results: http://chess-results.com/tnr164130.aspx ... =30&wi=821

Notable results were the second seed's fortunate escape with a draw and wins against seeding on boards 21, 23, 36, 37.

Round 2 pairings:

http://chess-results.com/tnr164130.aspx ... =30&wi=821

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Re: European Women's Championship 2015

Post by Barry Sandercock » Wed May 20, 2015 5:16 pm

Ketevan was fortunate to get a draw today in a difficult position.


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Re: European Women's Championship 2015

Post by Mick Norris » Wed May 20, 2015 7:52 pm

Is this a qualifier for the World cup, and if so how many places are on offer?
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Re: European Women's Championship 2015

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Thu May 21, 2015 12:26 pm

Chris Rice wrote:Quite a few of the women play in the 4ncl so will also be very familiar names. ...

http://www.e2e4.ge/
Only three have played in recent years (Paehtz, Stefanova and Keti) so not too many. Top women's chess in Europe seems even more concentrated in Eastern Europe/former Soviet territories than the mens!

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Re: European Women's Championship 2015

Post by Barry Sandercock » Thu May 21, 2015 2:48 pm

Nice steady draw by Keti today.


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Re: European Women's Championship 2015

Post by Chris Rice » Thu May 21, 2015 7:28 pm

Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Chris Rice wrote:Quite a few of the women play in the 4ncl so will also be very familiar names. ...

http://www.e2e4.ge/
Only three have played in recent years (Paehtz, Stefanova and Keti) so not too many. Top women's chess in Europe seems even more concentrated in Eastern Europe/former Soviet territories than the mens!
When I wrote that Jon I was also thinking of Anastasia Savina who played one weekend for the Jutes in 2013. She is good mates with Liz Paehtz. She drew on the Saturday but on the Sunday she played this long theoretical line in the Grunfeld against Simon Knott (link below to game should you be interested) and lost. Unfortunately, she lost today as well so remains on 2/3 and was close to getting paired with Keti in round 4.

http://chesstempo.com/gamedb/game/3403289

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Re: European Women's Championship 2015

Post by LawrenceCooper » Thu May 21, 2015 7:47 pm

Chris Rice wrote:
Jonathan Rogers wrote:
Chris Rice wrote:Quite a few of the women play in the 4ncl so will also be very familiar names. ...

http://www.e2e4.ge/
Only three have played in recent years (Paehtz, Stefanova and Keti) so not too many. Top women's chess in Europe seems even more concentrated in Eastern Europe/former Soviet territories than the mens!
When I wrote that Jon I was also thinking of Anastasia Savina who played one weekend for the Jutes in 2013. She is good mates with Liz Paehtz. She drew on the Saturday but on the Sunday she played this long theoretical line in the Grunfeld against Simon Knott (link below to game should you be interested) and lost. Unfortunately, she lost today as well so remains on 2/3 and was close to getting paired with Keti in round 4.

http://chesstempo.com/gamedb/game/3403289
Other connections to England include Mihaela Sandu (3/3!) and Deimante Daulyte who have played in the women's all-play-alls at the London Chess Classic, the latter winning in 2012. Sopiko Guramishvili was also at the Classic last year, playing in the open and supporting her boyfriend Anish Giri.

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Re: European Women's Championship 2015

Post by Keith Arkell » Thu May 21, 2015 10:41 pm

Mick Norris wrote:Is this a qualifier for the World cup, and if so how many places are on offer?
I'm not sure about the World Cup, Mick, but, having just helped Liz write a piece on the event, I can confirm that there are 14 qualifying places available for the next Women's World Championship.

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