Dear Friends!

The third round of the European Individual Women Chess Championship was held on the 3rd of March in Gaziantep (Turkey) and only three players from the whole tournament left with 100%. Defending European champion Viktorija Cmilyte won the game against Jovana Vojinovic, Cristina-Adela Foisor and Marie Sebag were stronger in the games against Tatjana Kosintseva and Natasa Bojkovic accordingly.

On the first board former world champion Antoaneta Stefanova made a draw with Salome Melia. Hilal Ozturk shows the best result among Turkish players. In the third round she defeated Anastasia Savina whose rating is 550 points above the Turkish youngster.

Another Turkish player Kubra Ozturk starts to score and gained her first point by winning nice game against Roberta Messina. Muzychuk’s sisters got quite dangerous positions today but both of them managed to secure half a point.

The official tournament web page:

Photos from technical meeting, opening ceremony and the first round are in attachment and in the gallery:

If you use our pictures please give a reference: “photos by Anastasiya Karlovich with kind permission of TCF” and put the link to official website.

The comments of the games will be provided by GM Evgenij Miroshnichenko.

Best wishes,
Anastasiya Karlovich
Press officer

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