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 »

ERNESTO INARIKEV NEW EUROPEAN CHAMPION

Ernesto Inarkiev (RUS 2686) won the European Individual Chess Championship which concluded yesterday in Gjakova/Kosovo*. Inarkiev draw his game against Polish GM Kacper Piorun (2681) and triumphed with 9/11. The Russian had a great tournament, leading from the second half, not loosing a single game and playing with the performance of 2882! Silver medal went to Latvian GM… Read More »

INARKIEV REMAINS THE LEADER AT EICC WITH ONE ROUND TO GO

The 10th round of the European Individual Chess Championship 2016 was quite peaceful on the top boards, with only one decisive result. The tournament leader Ernesto Inarkiev (RUS 2686) drew with his fellow countryman Alexey Goganov (RUS 2600) and remained the leader with full point ahead. Radoslaw Wojtaszek (POL 2722) drew with Francisco Vallejo (ESP 2700), while Daniil… Read More »

INARKIEV MAINTAINS THE LEAD AT EICC 2016

Ernesto Inarkiev (RUS 2686) defeated Igor Kovalenko (LAT 2644) in the top encounter of the 9th round and remained the leader of the European Individual Chess Championship 2016. Inarkiev now leads by a full point, with rating performance of 2967 points! The remaining top games were drawn, which suggested that as the tournament reaches the end the level of… Read More »

ERNESTO INARKIEV GRABS THE SOLE LEAD AT EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP

Russian Grandmaster Ernesto Inarkiev (2686) defeated GM David Navara (CZE 2735) in the top clash of the 8th round of the European Individual Chess Championship 2016 and took the sole lead with 7 points! All eyes were on the first board as the Russian and Czech were both the leaders facing each other, so the steaks were high.… Read More »