EURO 2007: Tatiana Kosintseva scores 6/6 in the womens

4/8/2007 – After leading with 4.5 in the first five rounds young Ukrainian grandmaster Andrei Volokitin drew his round six games and was promptly caught by four colleagues. In the women's section IM Tatiana Kosintseva, who will turn 21 next Wednesday, has won all six games to lead the field by a full point. We bring you the standings and games.

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Eighth European Chess Championship in Dresden

The 8th Individual European Chess Championships (EURO 2007) is taking place from April 2nd to 16th, 2007 in Dresden, Germany in the International Congress Center. The event is an 11 round Swiss, with time controls set at 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from move one.

Results after Round Six

The results of the first five rounds are available on the EURO 2007 home page, where live coverage is also provided. In the following table you will find the top scorers so far, together with a zipped PGN file of all the games that have become available so far.

After five rounds the young Ukrainian grandmaster Andrei Volokitin was leading the field of almost four hundred players with a score of 4.5/5 points. In round six he drew with the black pieces against Zoltan Almasi of Hungary. At the same time four grandmasters from the follow-up group won their games and joined Volokitin in shared first. All five have performance ratings of around 2800.

Top standings in the men's section

Rnk Title Name FED Elo Pts Perf
1 GM Volokitin Andrei UKR 2654 5.0 2841
2 IM Jianu Vlad-Cristian ROM 2506 5.0 2804
3 GM Volkov Sergey RUS 2640 5.0 2813
4 GM Moiseenko Alexander UKR 2630 5.0 2809
5 GM Tkachiev Vladislav FRA 2652 5.0 2767
6 GM Galkin Alexander RUS 2590 4,5 2754
7 GM Almasi Zoltan HUN 2675 4,5 2755
8 GM Jakovenko Dmitry RUS 2708 4,5 2746
9 GM Tomashevsky Evgeny RUS 2641 4,5 2740
10 GM Khalifman Alexander RUS 2624 4,5 2722
11 GM Landa Konstantin RUS 2608 4,5 2736
12 GM Malakhov Vladimir RUS 2679 4,5 2745
13 GM Gustafsson Jan GER 2588 4,5 2681
14 GM Van den Doel Erik NED 2580 4,5 2685
15 GM Avrukh Boris ISR 2644 4,5 2749
16 GM Timofeev Artyom RUS 2658 4,5 2742
17 GM Nisipeanu Liviu-Dieter ROM 2693 4,5 2736
18 GM Huzman Alexander ISR 2591 4,5 2702
19 IM Nepomniachtchi Ian RUS 2602 4,5 2743
20 GM Cheparinov Ivan BUL 2646 4,5 2725
21 GM Shengelia Davit GEO 2523 4,5 2690
22 GM Georgiev Kiril BUL 2660 4,5 2679
23 GM Eljanov Pavel UKR 2686 4,5 2740
24 GM Dreev Alexey RUS 2633 4,5 2708
25 GM Naiditsch Arkadij GER 2654 4,5 2667
26 GM Sutovsky Emil ISR 2637 4,5 2726
27 GM Lopez Josep Manuel ESP 2563 4,5 2723
28 GM Vitiugov Nikita RUS 2592 4,5 2682
29 GM Riazantsev Alexander RUS 2621 4,5 2704
30 GM Efimenko Zahar UKR 2620 4,5 2669
31 GM Iordachescu Viorel MDA 2587 4,5 2645
32 GM Murariu Andrei ROM 2498 4,5 2696
33 GM Laznicka Viktor CZE 2608 4,5 2699
34 GM Markus Robert SRB 2567 4,5 2631
35 GM Socko Bartosz POL 2641 4,5 2668
36 GM Gajewski Grzegorz POL 2540 4,5 2634


The Kosintseva sisters Tatiana and Nadezhda

In the women's section Russian IM Tatiana Kosintseva, who will turn 21 next Wednesday, has won all her games so far, and leads the field by a full point. She is followed by her sister Nadezhda, IM Ekaterina Atalik of Turkey and Eva Moser of Austria. German star Elisabeth Pähtz, who suffered a shock loss in round one, has worked her way up to 4.5/6 points, as has Kateryna Lahno, the 17-year-old talent from Ukraine.

Top standings in the Women's Section

Rnk Title Name FED Elo Pts Perf
1 IM Kosintseva Tatiana RUS 2459 6.0 3046
2 IM Atalik Ekaterina TUR 2374 5.0 2663
3 IM Kosintseva Nadezhda RUS 2475 5.0 2625
4 IM Moser Eva AUT 2405 5.0 2511
5 GM Hoang Thanh Trang HUN 2472 5.0 2626
6 IM Lahno Kateryna UKR 2467 4,5 2559
7 GM Stefanova Antoaneta BUL 2496 4,5 2555
8 WGM Mamedjarova Zeinab AZE 2354 4,5 2541
9 IM Rajlich Iweta POL 2408 4,5 2568
10 IM Javakhishvili Lela GEO 2425 4,5 2511
11 WGM Korbut Ekaterina RUS 2429 4,5 2516
12 IM Danielian Elina ARM 2424 4,5 2489
13 WGM Bojkovic Natasa SRB 2408 4,5 2507
14 IM Foisor Cristina Adela ROM 2384 4,5 2492
15 IM Paehtz Elisabeth GER 2442 4,5 2482
16 IM Khurtsidze Nino GEO 2469 4,5 2535
17 WGM Zawadzka Jolanta POL 2348 4,5 2478

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