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12th Women's European Championship in Tbilisi Georgia

Viktorija Cmilyte © official site
The Championship will take place in Tbilisi, Georgia from the 7th to the 18th of May. Georgia being renowned for it's successful female players, both now and in previous years. Many of the World champions such as Maia Chiburdanidze and Nona Gaprindishvili came from this small Caucasian country. Pia Cramling of Sweden was the 2010 Champion. Most of the leading European players are present including the Kosintseva sisters and home-bred Nana Dzagnidze.

The twenty leading participants:

Seed Flag Title Name Country Rating

World rank

(women)

1 RUS IM Kosintseva Nadezhda RUS 2567 4
2 RUS GM Kosintseva Tatiana RUS 2559 5
3 GEO GM Dzagnidze Nana GEO 2557 6
4 SLO IM Muzychuk Anna SLO 2537 8
5 UKR GM Lahno Kateryna UKR 2530 9
6 RUS GM Kosteniuk Alexandra RUS 2522 10
7 ARM GM Danielian Elina ARM 2506 14
8 BUL GM Stefanova Antoaneta BUL 2506 13
9 LTU GM Cmilyte Viktorija LTU 2504 15
10 UKR IM Muzychuk Mariya UKR 2473 25
11 GEO IM Khotenashvili Bela GEO 2470 27
12 SWE GM Cramling Pia SWE 2468 29
13 ARM IM Mkrtchian Lilit ARM 2468 31
14 UKR IM Ushenina Anna UKR 2468 30
15 SCO GM Arakhamia-Grant Ketevan SCO 2462 33
16 HUN GM Hoang Thanh Trang HUN 2456 36
17 UKR IM Gaponenko Inna UKR 2455 37
18 GEO IM Javakhishvili Lela GEO 2454 38
19 RUS WGM Pogonina Natalija RUS 2448 41
20 AUT IM Moser Eva AUT 2445 44

Here is the prize list:

1st 20,000 €

2nd 15,000 €

3rd 10,000 €

4th 8,000 €

5th 6,000 €

6th 5,000 €

7th 4,000 €

8th 3,000 €

9th 2,500 €

10th 2,000 €

11th 1,800 €

12th 1,600 €

13th 1,400 €

14th 1,200 €

15th 1,000 €

16th 500 €

 

The total being 83.000 €.

 

The schedule, noting that the 14th is a rest day:

The games start at 3 pm local time

1 pm Paris and Madrid

12 noon in London

7 am in New York

Enjoy our photo gallery, all photos © chessanytime unless marked.

The Official site : www.tbilisi2011.ge will be an ideal source for further information.


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