Valentina Gunina became the European Champion!
Wednesday, 14 March 2012 13:29
Round eleven of the European Women Chess Championship was as thrilling as it was expected. All the attention turned to the top-boards which would identify the medallists of the EIWCC and also decide the participants of the World Cup.
Anna Muzychuk, who was leading one point ahead of the nearest pursuers, lost against Russian player Valentina Gunina. Another important for the final standings game was played between Tatiana Kosintseva and Nana Dzagnidze. The Russian player also needed to win in order to share the first place. Playing with black pieces she started to push h-pawn, destroyed the coordination of white pieces and converted her advantage into full point.
As a result Valentina Gunina, Anna Muzychuk and Tatiana Kosintseva share the first place but better performance made Valentina Gunina the European Champion.
Tatiana Kosintseva placed second and Anna Muzychuk is on the third place. 14 players qualifed for the World Cup.
Final standings / Replay the games with computer analysis / Official website
Closing ceremony of the EIWCC took part in the Anatolian Hotel in Gaziantep, Turkey on 13 of March 2012.
It was attended by FIDE Vice-President and President of TCF Ali Nihat Yazici, Honorary President of ECU Boris Kutin, the Deputy General Secretary of Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality Ibrahim Evrim, who delivered their speeches to participants and guests.
The winners Valentina Gunina, Tatiana Kosintseva and Anna Muzychuk were awarded by Cups, medals and prizes.