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BATSIASHVILI CONTINUES THE WINNING ROW AT EIWCC 2015

The things are heating up at the 16th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2015 in Chakvi/Georgia. IM Nino Batsiashvili (GEO 2473) continues her winning row by defeating WGM Olga Girya (RUS 2479) in the 8th round of the Championship. The Slav Defence was played and White got slightly better position after the opening thanks to more space and pair… Read More »

INVITATION FOR BIDS

The European Chess Union is inviting federations to submit bids for the organization of the official European Championships in 2017. The bids must be submitted exclusively in the Bid form regulated by the ECU (sent in the attachment). For any additional documents delivered separately from the bid form, it must be stated in the bid form what they relate to. The… Read More »

BATSIASHVILI KEEPS THE LEAD, SANDU HALF A POINT BEHIND

Georgian IM Nino Batsiashvili (2473) defeated GM Hoang Thanh Trang (HUN 2472) with Black and remained the leader at the 16th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2015. WGM Mihaela Sandu (ROU 2300) continues with great play as she defeated former World and European Champion GM Antoaneta Stefanova (BUL 2512). The most interesting encounter of the 7th round was… Read More »

IN MEMORIAM NUSRET CAUSEVIC

Nusret Causevic, a chess official and businessman tragically died on 19th May, 2015 at the age of 60. He was born on 26th June, 1955. He donated more than 4 decades of fruitful work to Bosnian chess and the chess club “Bosna”. During that time he was the Secretary General of Chess Club “Bosnia”, the Secretary General of… Read More »

NINO BATSIASHVILI WINS, GRABS THE LEAD

IM Nino Batsiashvili (GEO 2473) defeated the leader WGM Mihaela Sandu (ROU 2300) in the 6th round of the 16th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2015 in Chakvi and took the sole lead. The surprise of the tournament Mihaela Sandu, who had 5/5 is finally stopped by the Georgian hope, Batsiashvili, in the biggest encounter of the 6th… Read More »

MIHAELA SANDU KEEPS THE LEAD AT EIWCC 2015

Romanian WGM Mihaela Sandu (2300) maintains the lead at the 16th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2015 in Chakvi/Georgia. Sandu is definitely the biggest surprise of this year’s edition as she managed to score 5 wins in a row in a very strong competition. In the 5th round she defeated Georgian IM Lela Javakhishvili (2472) with White. Javakhishvili… Read More »

MIHAELA SANDU TAKES THE LEAD IN CHAKVI

Romanian WGM Mihaela Sandu (2300) takes the lead at the European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2015 in Chakvi after 4 rounds. She defeated WGM Olga Girya (RUS 2479) with Black pieces, and with a draw between IM Alina Kashlinskaya (RUS 2423) and IM Nino Batsiashvili (GEO 2473) she became the sole leader with maximum score. The top board… Read More »

TOUGH DAY FOR THE FAVORITES AT EIWCC 2015

The 3rd round of the European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2015 brought us lots of surprises. The first seed and Georgia #1 GM Nana Dzagnidze (2570) saved the game against GM Elina Danielian (ARM 2458) and managed to draw with a perpetual check. On the second board, former World and European Champion GM Antoaneta Stefanova (BUL 2512) lost… Read More »

IN MEMORIAM JOAQUIM DURÃO

We have been sadly informed that Portuguese International Master Joaquim Durão passed away today, at the age of 84. Mr. Durão was the first Portuguese player to win the title of International Master in 1975 and represented the country in 10 Chess Olympiads. He was 13 times Portuguese Chess Champion and President of the Portuguese Federation of Chess… Read More »

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