Cercle d’Echecs de Monte-Carlo won all matches in the first six rounds in Women section of the European Club Cup to secure the title of European Champion with one round to spare.

Standings on 12 match points the team is full three points ahead of the nearest follower Ugra.

This is the fifth title for CE Monte Carlo, after previously winning in 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2012.

The club is represented by the reigning World Champion GM Hou Yifan 2609 CHN, former World Championship challenger GM Koneru Humpy 2607 IND, GM Muzychuk Anna 2585 SLO, GM Cramling Pia 2515 SWE and IM Skripchenko Almira 2441 FRA.

Pia Cramling particularly highlighted the excellent atmosphere in the team and praised the club’s “architect” Almira Skripchenko.

Replay games with analysis

Full round 6 results (Women)

Round 6 Photos

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