European Women’s Chess Championship 2021 – R4 report

Four rounds have been played at the 21st European Women’s Individual Chess Championship in Iasi, Romania.

IM Irina Bulmaga (ROU, 2413) emerged on the top to be the sole leader of the event as the only player to have a perfect 4/4 score. In the 4th round which brought encounters of top seeds, Bulmaga defeated the top seeded GM Nino Batsiashvili (GEO, 2487).

She is followed by 8 players scoring 3.5 points, each: WGM Sargsyan Anna (ARM, 2388), GM Danielian Elina (ARM, 2407), WGM Zawadzka Jolanta (POL, 2403), IM Mammadzada Gunay (AZE, 2460), IM Osmak Iulija (UKR, 2418), GM Socko Monika (POL, 2393), IM Unuk Laura (SLO, 2407) and WGM Maltsevskaya Aleksandra (RUS, 2409).

The 5th round starts today from 14:00 CEST and the top board pairings are:

1 IM Mammadzada
2460   4 IM Bulmaga
2 WGM Zawadzka Jolanta  2403   IM Osmak Iulija  2418
3 WGM Maltsevskaya
2409   IM Unuk Laura  2407
4 GM Danielian Elina  2407   GM Socko Monika  2393
5 GM Batsiashvili
2487 3   WGM Sargsyan Anna M.  2388
6 WIM Kiolbasa Oliwia  2288 3   3 GM Khotenashvili
7 WIM Narva Mai  2276 3   3 IM Arabidze Meri  2438
8 WGM Gevorgyan Maria  2232 3   3 WGM Girya Olga  2425
9 IM Buksa Nataliya  2413 3   3 FM Antova Gabriela  2292
10 WFM Rozman Monika  2122 3   3 IM Daulyte-Cornette

All the results, pairings and current standings can be found here.

Top 32 boards of each round are broadcasted LIVE and the games can be followed through the Official website of the event. Organisers provided LIVE streaming with commentaries which can be followed through the youtube channel or through the twitch channel.

The 21st European Individual Women Chess Championship is a qualification event for the FIDE Women’s World Cup 2022 or 2023. According to the FIDE regulations and the ECU Board decision, at least 10 players will qualify. The total prize fund of the event will be 60.000 EUR.