Anna Ushenina is European Women's Champion

by André Schulz
6/9/2016 – Anna Ushenina, Women's World Champion 2012, is the new European Women's Champion.In the final round of the European Women's Championship she played a short and safe draw against Lilit Mkrtchian which guaranteed her the title because Ushenina had the best tie-break. Sabrina Vega and Elisabeth Pähtz played a tense game for second place which Vega won to win silver.

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Before the eleventh and final round of the European Women's Championship in Mamaia, Romania, Anna Ushenina was sole leader with 8.0/10. Half a point behind followed Lilit Mkrtchian, Sabrina Vega and Elisabeth Pähtz. Ushenina played against Mkrtchian and with a win against Ushenina Mkrtchian could have entertained hopes to become new European Women's Champion but would also have given Elisabeth Pähtz and Sabrina Vega chances to win the title.

Lilit Mkrtchian decided to play it safe and was content with a quick draw. This draw guaranteed Ushenina the title because she was certain to have the best tie-break and there was no play-off in case of a tie.

Thus, Sabrina Vega and Elisabeth Pähtz were fighting for second place and the 9,000 Euros that came with it. After a tense game Vega won.

 

Bronze went to Antoaneta Stefanova who won with White against Natalija Pogonina.

Sabrina Vega, Anna Ushenina, Antoaneta Stfanova (Photo: Willy Icklicki)

Results

Br. Nr.   Name Elo Pkt. Ergebnis Pkt.   Name Elo Nr.
1 9 GM Ushenina Anna 2450 8 ½ - ½ IM Mkrtchian Lilit 2434 12
2 4 IM Paehtz Elisabeth 2489 0 - 1 IM Vega Gutierrez Sabrina 2375 24
3 1 GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2507 7 1 - 0 7 WGM Pogonina Natalija 2490 3
4 7 IM Bodnaruk Anastasia 2475 7 ½ - ½ 7 IM Javakhishvili Lela 2493 2
5 11 WGM Zawadzka Jolanta 2442 1 - 0 7 IM Lazarne Vajda Szidonia 2345 35
6 16 WGM Szczepkowska-Horowska Karina 2411 ½ - ½ WGM Goryachkina Aleksandra 2485 5
7 19 IM Atalik Ekaterina 2408 1 - 0 GM Socko Monika 2469 8
8 42 IM Matnadze Ana 2332 ½ - ½ WIM Shvayger Yuliya 2415 15
9 17 IM Khurtsidze Nino 2409 1 - 0 WIM Styazhkina Anna 2302 56
10 50 WGM Hoolt Sarah 2312 0 - 1 6 WGM Girya Olga 2443 10
11 14 IM Gaponenko Inna 2415 6 0 - 1 6 IM Khukhashvili Sopiko 2355 32
12 46 WGM Kursova Maria 2319 6 0 - 1 6 IM Melia Salome 2409 18
13 45 IM Foisor Cristina-Adela 2322 6 ½ - ½ 6 IM Peptan Corina-Isabela 2402 20
14 87 WIM Isgandarova Khayala 2193 6 0 - 1 6 IM Daulyte Deimante 2392 22
15 90 WGM Ionescu Irina 2181 6 0 - 1 6 IM Houska Jovanka 2383 23
16 26 GM Arakhamia-Grant Ketevan 2364 6 1 - 0 6 WFM Hojjatova Aydan 2300 59
17 31 IM Bulmaga Irina 2360 6 1 - 0 6 IM Gara Anita 2345 34

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Women's World Champion 2012, European Women's Champion 2016: Anna Ushenina

Sabrina Vega

Elisabeth Pähtz

Games

 

Final standings

Rg. Snr   Name Land Elo Pkt.  Wtg1   Wtg2   Wtg3   Wtg4   Wtg5  Rp
1 9 GM Ushenina Anna UKR 2450 8,5 0,5 70,0 75,0 5 6,0 2588
2 24 IM Vega Gutierrez Sabrina ESP 2375 8,5 0,5 65,5 70,5 6 8,0 2561
3 1 GM Stefanova Antoaneta BUL 2507 8,0 0,0 68,5 72,5 5 6,0 2557
4 12 IM Mkrtchian Lilit ARM 2434 8,0 0,0 67,0 72,0 6 5,0 2523
5 4 IM Paehtz Elisabeth GER 2489 7,5 0,0 68,0 73,0 5 5,0 2526
6 19 IM Atalik Ekaterina TUR 2408 7,5 0,0 65,5 70,5 5 6,0 2529
7 7 IM Bodnaruk Anastasia RUS 2475 7,5 0,0 65,5 70,0 5 6,0 2480
8 11 WGM Zawadzka Jolanta POL 2442 7,5 0,0 62,0 67,0 5 7,0 2460
9 17 IM Khurtsidze Nino GEO 2409 7,5 0,0 61,0 66,0 5 6,0 2453
10 2 IM Javakhishvili Lela GEO 2493 7,5 0,0 60,5 65,5 6 5,0 2461
11 42 IM Matnadze Ana ESP 2332 7,0 0,0 70,5 75,0 5 4,0 2488
12 15 WIM Shvayger Yuliya ISR 2415 7,0 0,0 67,0 72,0 5 5,0 2477
13 5 WGM Goryachkina Aleksandra RUS 2485 7,0 0,0 66,0 71,0 5 4,0 2468
14 26 GM Arakhamia-Grant Ketevan SCO 2364 7,0 0,0 66,0 70,0 5 5,0 2481
15 32 IM Khukhashvili Sopiko GEO 2355 7,0 0,0 64,5 69,0 6 6,0 2466
16 3 WGM Pogonina Natalija RUS 2490 7,0 0,0 64,5 68,5 5 4,0 2479
17 22 IM Daulyte Deimante LTU 2392 7,0 0,0 63,0 67,5 6 5,0 2432
18 16 WGM Szczepkowska-Horowska Karina POL 2411 7,0 0,0 62,5 67,0 5 4,0 2435
19 35 IM Lazarne Vajda Szidonia HUN 2345 7,0 0,0 62,0 65,5 6 5,0 2425
20 31 IM Bulmaga Irina ROU 2360 7,0 0,0 60,5 65,5 5 6,0 2406
21 18 IM Melia Salome GEO 2409 7,0 0,0 59,5 64,5 6 5,0 2417
22 10 WGM Girya Olga RUS 2443 7,0 0,0 58,5 63,0 6 4,0 2416
23 23 IM Houska Jovanka ENG 2383 7,0 0,0 58,5 63,0 5 4,0 2405
24 45 IM Foisor Cristina-Adela ROU 2322 6,5 0,0 71,5 76,0 5 4,0 2452
25 8 GM Socko Monika POL 2469 6,5 0,0 69,0 73,5 6 4,0 2426
26 50 WGM Hoolt Sarah GER 2312 6,5 0,0 62,0 65,5 5 5,0 2381

... 112 players

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snosko snosko 6/9/2016 05:07
Another great victory for Ushenina and an unexpected good result by Sabrina Vega who recovered after loosing by time in a won positition.
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