Two-way tie for the top at the European Women’s Chess Championship 2023 with one round to go

Only one round is left to be played before the announcement of the 2023 European Women’s Chess Champion and IM Meri Arabidze (GEO, 2433) and IM Oliwia Kiolbasa (POL, 2406) tie for the first place scoring 8 points, each.

The penultimate 10th round saw two decisive results on the top two boards as IM Oliwia Kiolbasa defeated her compatriot IM Aleksandra Maltsevskaya (POL, 2388), while IM Meri Arabidze clinched the victory against IM Pauline Guichard (FRA, 2379).

IM Stavroula Tsolakidou (GRE, 2358) and IM Salome Melia (GEO, 2366) tie for the third place with 7.5 points, with eight players following them with 7 points each: IM Aleksandra Maltsevskaya (POL, 2388), GM Elina Danielian (ARM, 2431), IM Lela Javakhishvili (GEO, 2443), IM Nataliya Buksa (UKR, 2405), IM Anna Sargsyan (ARM, 2371), IM Deimante Daulyte-Cornette (FRA, 2344), IM Pauline Guichard (FRA, 2379), and IM Klaudia Kulon (POL, 2290).

The last 11th round starts today at 13:00 CEST with the encounters between the leaders and tiers for the 2nd place. The top 10 pairings can be seen below:

All results, pairings & standings after 10 rounds can be found here.

Live broadcast with commentaries by GM Alojzije Jankovic and Dragana Nikolovska can be followed through the ECU Youtube channel.