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Valentina Gunina Is European Women's Champion

  • SonofPearl
  • on 13.03.2012, 11:53.

2012 Womens European Chess Champs Gaziantep-banner2.jpg

Valentina Gunina of Russia won the European Women's Individual Championship in Gaziantep, Turkey with a score of 8½/11.

Top seed Anna Muzychuk led by a full point going into the final round, but in a dramatic finish Gunina beat her to win the title by virtue of her superior tie-break score.

Tatiana Kosintseva also won her last round game to claim second place in a tight finish at the top!

(left to right) Tatiana Kosintseva, Valentina Gunina and Anna Muzychuk

Euro women 2012 - winners.JPG

 

Over 100 women from 25 countries took part in the Championship.

The top standings in Gaziantep are below. The top 14 players qualified for the next World Cup.


 Name Nat Elo Pts TB1 TB2 TB3
1  GUNINA Valentina RUS 2511 2660 70 74½
2  KOSINTSEVA Tatiana RUS 2513 2649 68½ 73
3  MUZYCHUK Anna SLO 2583 2631 70 75
4  CMILYTE Viktorija LTU 2497 8 2592 67½ 73
5  SEBAG Marie FRA 2512 2570 71½ 77
6  STEFANOVA Antoaneta BUL 2531 2544 68½ 73½
7  LAHNO Kateryna UKR 2546 2524 67½ 72½
8  DANIELIAN Elina ARM 2478 2515 60½ 64
9  KHOTENASHVILI Bela GEO 2490 2503 61 64½
10  POGONINA Natalija RUS 2449 2501 61½ 66½
11  KOSTENIUK Alexandra RUS 2448 2437 57 61½
12  HOANG Thanh Trang HUN 2438 7 2510 69 74½
13  KHURTSIDZE Nino GEO 2447 7 2505 66½ 71½
14  DZAGNIDZE Nana GEO 2559 7 2468 65 69
15  MELIA Salome GEO 2400 7 2461 63½ 68
16  KOVANOVA Baira RUS 2392 7 2452 60 64½
17  JAVAKHISHVILI Lela GEO 2448 7 2450 62 66½
18  ROMANKO Marina RUS 2417 7 2444 60½ 64
19  USHENINA Anna UKR 2458 7 2429 58 62½
20  ZHUKOVA Natalia UKR 2435 7 2415 57½ 62

 

Valentina Gunina (left) defeated early leader Hoang Thanh Trang in round seven

Euro Women 2012 Valentina Gunina Rd7.jpg

 

 

Elina Danielian finished 8th overall

Euro Women 2012 Elina Danielian Rd7.JPG

 

 

Anna Muzychuk (right) inflicted another defeat on Hoang Thanh Trang in round eight

Euro Women 2012 Anna Muzychuk Rd8 v Hoang Thanh Trang.JPG

 

 

Anna Muzychuk (right) kept up the pace with a win in round nine

Euro Women 2012 Anna Muzychuk v Christina Foisor.JPG

 

 

Anna Muzychuk beat Viktorija Cmilyte in a tactical encounter in round 11

Euro Women 2012 Anna Muzychuk v Viktoria Cmilyte Rd10.JPG

 

 

The crucial last round encounter between Muzychuk and Gunina ended with a blunder

Euro Women 2012 Valentina Gunina - Anna Muzychuk Rd11.JPG

 

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  • 3 lat temu

    OVAIDO

    we wll see a game betwenn judit pulgar and hou yifan and wll see who is best i think hou yifan of course but pogonina think that judit pulgar is best so my jugment is the best see hou yifan vs fabiano caruana it's good game

  • 3 lat temu

    hemmee

    congratulations natalia for being from the topten in this strong championship . i followed most your games live and you made amazing performance .

  • 3 lat temu

    MJo

    Got to feel for Muzychuk, she should've won this one.

  • 3 lat temu

    WGM Natalia_Pogonina

    _valentin_, I completed my final IM norm in 2006. Undecided

  • 3 lat temu

    _valentin_

    Viktoria Cmilyte has once again placed near the very top -- has been there for several years in a row, including becoming actual champion last year.  That's quite an accomplishment.

    Congratulations to Natalia for placing in the top 11 with a strong result, and thus qualifying for the World Cup outright!

    And also congratulations for Natalia's completed IM norm!  (Is this the final one?)

  • 3 lat temu

    WGM Natalia_Pogonina

    @Twobit I will write a detailed report later. Wink

  • 3 lat temu

    Twobit

    Great and informative article, loved the pictures, missed Natalia.

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