Monday, March 16, 2009

2009 European Individual Women's Chess Championship

IM Lilit Mkrtchyan (playing for the Armenian women's team) did very well in the 2008 Women's World Chess Championship at Nalchik (where?), and despite this defeat is proving that her showing at the WWCC was no fluke: Report from Pan Lilit Mkrtchyan suffers defeat from Hungarian chess player 16.03.2009 10:56 GMT+04:00 /PanARMENIAN.Net/ Armenian chess player Lilit Mkrtchyan is no more leader of the European Individual Chess Tournament for women after sustaining defeat from Hungary’s Hoang Thanh Trang in the 7th round. Nelly Aghinyan lost the game vs. Germany’s Elisabeth Pähtz. Lilit Galoyan defeated Russia’s Svetlana Mednikova while Anna Hayrapetyan scored a victory over Irina Petrukhina. Siranush Andreasyan and Galya Lomakina (Russia) played in a draw. After 7 tours, Lilit Mkrtchyan has 5.5 points; Nelly Aghinyan has 4 points; Lilit Galoyan, Siranush Andreasyan and Anna Hayrapetyan have 3.5 points each. *************************************************************************** After Round 8, you can see how tight things are at the top for the ladies - 14 players within 1/2 point of each other for the lead! 1 IM Melia, Salome 6.5 GEO 2422 2 GM Hoang Thanh Trang 6.5 UN 2483 3 IM Rajlich, Iweta 6.5 POL 2399 4 GM Socko, Monika 6.0 POL 2249 5 IM Mkrtchian, Lilit 6.0 ARM 2460 6 IM Kovalevskaya, Ekaterina 6.0 RUS 2442 7 IM Foisor, Cristina-Adela 6.0 ROU 2412 8 WGM Shadrina, Tatiana 6.0 RUS 2416 9 WGM Kovanova, Baira 6.0 RUS 2386 10 WGM Pogonina, Natalija 6.0 RUS 2467 11 IM Lomineishvili, Maia 6.0 GEO 2437 12 WFM Bodnaruk, Anastasia 6.0 RUS 2384 13 IM Dworakowska, Joanna 6.0 POL 2352 14 WFM Severiukhina, Zoja 6.0 RUS 2327

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