14th European Chess Club Cup (women): Ohrid 2009

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Basic data

14th European Chess Club Cup (women)
(see all-time tournament summary)
Date: 4th - 10th October 2009
City: Ohrid, FYR Macedonia
Venue: N/A
Tournament Director: Mr. Petar Gicarovski (MKD)
Chief Arbiter: IA Dirk De Ridder (BEL)
Teams participating: 11 from 9 countries
Players participating: 52 from 20 countries (incl. 9 GMs, 25 IMs, 12 WGMs, 3 WIMs and 1 WFM)
Games played: 140
Competition format: Four board seven round Swiss.
Final order decided by: 1. Match points; 2. Game points; 3. Buchholz
Time control: N/A
Website: http://www.ecc2009.com (dead)
Official logo: Ohrid 2009
Downloadable game file: 09eccw.zip

Tournament review

The 14th European Club Cup for Women took place on 4-10th October in Ohrid, Fyrom. Spartak Vidnoe had a slow start, with draws in rounds two and three, but then they won the remaining matches and convincingly claimed the trophy, full three points ahead of the chasing pack. Fourth board Kateryna Lahno had an amazing performance of 5.5/6, or 2772 elo.

Cercle d'Echecs Monte Carlo, who dominated the European scene over the last two years, had many problems throughout the competition and only in the last round did they reach shared 2-5th place. The team won the silver medal on the best additional criteria. It is interesting that the top two teams haven't met each other over the board.

The event had only 11 teams participating, which is a huge decline after the last year's 18 in Kalithea.

/ Report taken from www.chessdom.com /

Best board results

1st Board
no. name flag code pts gms %
1. GM Humpy, Koneru CEMC 5 6 83.3
2. IM Kosintseva, Tatiana SVID 6 75.0
3. IM Danielian, Elina MKYE 4 6 66.7

2nd Board
no. name flag code pts gms %
1. GM Stefanova, Antoaneta SVID 6 75.0
2. IM Dembo, Yelena CPIA 4 6 66.7
3. IM Čmilytė, Viktorija TCPD 4 6 66.7

3rd Board
no. name flag code pts gms %
1. IM Peptan, Corina-Isabela CPIA 6 75.0
2. IM Kosintseva, Nadezhda SVID 5 7 71.4
3. IM Khukhashvili, Sopiko SMTB 6 58.3

4th Board
no. name flag code pts gms %
1. GM Lahno, Kateryna SVID 6 91.7
2. IM Skripchenko, Almira CEMC 5 90.0
3. IM Kovalevskaya, Ekaterina TCPD 6 75.0

Interesting games