Three rounds have already been played at the European Women Individual Chess Championship 2018, which takes place from 7th-20th April in Vysoke Tatry, Slovakia, with participation of 144 players coming from 30 European federations.


The event was officially declared opened during the ceremony which took place before the first round of the event. The Opening ceremony was attended by Mayor of Vysoke Tatry, Ing. Eugen Knotek, President of the Slovak Chess Federation Ing. Frantisek Jablonicky, ECU Treasurer, Martin Huba, Chief Arbiter Dr. Ivan Syrovy and the Tournament Director Eva Repkova. The distinguished guests addressed the players and after short dance performance the battles for the top of the European Women Individual Chess Championship had started.


After three played rounds, many top seeders suffered upsets and there are only two players who emerged as leaders with a maximum result and 3 points: GM Dzagnidze Nana (GEO, 2507) and IM Cornette Deimante (LTU, 2467). They are followed by group of 21 players with 2.5 points among whom are top seeded: Muzychuk Mariya (UKR, 2540), Gunina Valentina (RUS, 2507), Sebag Marie (FRA, 2492), Paehtz Elisabeth (GER, 2468) and others.

Ranking list

round-01_048The 4th round, which starts today at 3 pm (local time),  features the clash of the current leaders and many others interesting games. All the games of the Championship can be followed live, since all the games are live transmitted. The live broadcast can be followed through the official website of the Championship.

Top pairings of the 4th round:

1 3 GM Dzagnidze Nana 2507 3 3 IM Cornette Deimante 2467 14
2 1 GM Muzychuk Mariya 2540 IM Zimina Olga 2414 26
3 25 IM Bulmaga Irina 2414 GM Gunina Valentina 2507 4
4 27 IM Nechaeva Marina 2413 GM Sebag Marie 2492 6
5 13 IM Paehtz Elisabeth 2468 IM Mammadzada Gunay 2392 36
6 15 IM Javakhishvili Lela 2467 IM Ziaziulkina Nastassia 2363 46
7 29 GM Danielian Elina 2410 IM Kashlinskaya Alina 2450 18
8 19 WGM Zawadzka Jolanta 2442 WIM Velikic Adela 2241 89
9 31 IM Shvayger Yuliya 2404 GM Hoang Thanh Trang 2437 20
10 45 IM Ovod Evgenija 2366 GM Zhukova Natalia 2426 22

Pairings of the 4th round

33The European Individual Women’s Chess Championship  is a qualification event for the next World Women’s Chess Championship. According to the current FIDE regulations and the decision of the ECU Board, 14 players will qualify. The total prize fund of the event is 70.000 EUR.

The Championship is played in 11 rounds, Swiss system, in accordance with the ECU Tournament Rules and FIDE Rules of Chess with time control 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from the move one.

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