ANTOANETA STEFANOVA GRABS THE LEAD AT EIWCC 2016

The top seed of the European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2016 GM Antoaneta Stefanova (BUL 2507) defetared the leading WIM Yuliya Shvayger (ISR 2415) and took the lead. The ex World Champion emerged as leader before the rest day and will face IM Elisabeth Paehtz (GER 2489) in the 7th round. The rest of the players in the… Read More »

YULIYA SHVAYGER KEEPS THE LEAD IN MAMAIA

WIM Yuliya Shvayger (ISR 2415) drew with IM Inna Gaponenko (UKR 2415) in the top encounter of the 5th round and remained the leader at European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2016 in Mamaia. The game was one of the first to finish, opponents quickly exchanged the pieces and the draw was made in 28 moves. IM Ekatarina Atalik… Read More »

YULIYA SHVAYGER TAKES THE LEAD AT EIWCC 2016 IN MAMAIA

WIM Yuliya Shvayger (ISR 2415) takes the sole lead at the European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2016 after defeating WGM Zeinab Mamedjarova (AZE 2236) in the 4th round. The Israeli player is definitely a surprise of the tournament, starting as the 15th seed and emerged as leader with the rating performance of amazing 3091 points! The top board… Read More »

ECU NEWSLETTER MAY 2016

ECU Newsletter May 2016 is out! In this edition of the monthly ECU Newsletter you will find: Ernesto Inarkiev new European Chess Champion; European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2016 started; Busy June for the ECU competitions; Fun Zone; Upcoming events in June 2016. The ECU Newsletter May 2016 can be downloaded below or here ECU NEWSLETTER May 2016 60 SHARES Share on Facebook Tweet Follow us Share… Read More »

FOUR PLAYERS IN THE LEAD AT EIWCC 2016

Already three rounds have been played in the beautiful Romanian resort Mamaia where the 17th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2016 is taking place. Four players emerged as leaders with maximum score: IM Ekatarina Atalik (TUR 2408), WGM Zeinab Mamedjarova (AZE 2236), IM Inna Gaponenko (UKR 2415) and WIM Yuliya Shvayger (ISR 2415). These four defeated their opponents… Read More »

FAVORITES SAFE: EIWCC 2016 R2 REPORT

Second round of the 17th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2016 was played yesterday in Mamaia, Romania. After the exciting and shaky start, the favorites were safe this time and stood up to the task. On the top board German #1 IM Elisabeth Paehtz (2489) defeated Russian WGM Elmira Mirzoeva (2344), while on the second board WGM Aleksandra… Read More »

EUROPEAN WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP STARTED WITH UPSETS

17th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2016 started yesterday in Mamaia, beautiful Romanianian resort in Constanta district. The Championship gathers many top female chess players, who will compete for the prestigious title of European Women’s Champion and one of the 14 seats for the 2017 Women’s World Cup. The path to success is difficult, as it was proven… Read More »

EUROPEAN WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP STARTS TODAY

The 17th European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2016 starts today in Mamaia, the largest and best known resort on Romanian Riviera. 112 players from 27 countries registered for the Championship, among whom 4 GMs, 30 WGMs and 104 international title holders in total. The top seeds of the Championship are: GM Antoaneta Stefanova (Bulgaria, 2004-2006 World Champion, 2002 European Champion),… Read More »

3rd VUGAR GASHIMOV MEMORIAL – SHAMKIR CHESS 2016

Shamkir Chess 2016 super tournament in the memory of Azerbaijani Grandmaster Vugar Gashimov starts on Thursday 26th May in Shamkir, the 8th largest city in Azerbaijan and the center of the Shamkir district. The tournament is played as 9-round Round Robin, featuring ten top players: World #2 Fabiano Caruana (USA 2804) , World #4 Anish Giri (NED 2790), World… Read More »