Action and pictures from Turkey

6/6/2003 – What is this lovely young lady doing, standing in the water in front of a racy speedboat? Participating in the 4th European Individual Championships in Silivri, Turkey, that's what. We bring you results (Aleksandrov leads in the men's section, Galliamova and Skripchenko among the women), games, links and lots of new pictures.

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4th European Individual
Chess Championships

May 30th – June 14th 2003 in Silivri, Turkey

After six rounds of the 4th European Individual Championship there is one leader: Aleksej Aleksandrov. The 30-year-old GM from Belarus has five points from six games and is followed by a pack of 12 "wolves" with 4.5 points each: Dautov, Sakaev, Nisipeanu, Azmaiparashvili, Iordachescu, Agrest, Graf Alexander, Kiril Georgiev, P.H. Nielsen, Malakhov, Najer and McShane.

The only "women" in this section, 13-year-old Kateryna Lahno, defeated GM Romero Holmes and has 2.5 on the score sheet.

One of the leaders, GM Alexander Graf from Germany

In the women's section, after four rounds, Alisa Galliamova and Almira Skripchenko are in the lead, both with a perfect 4/4 score. They are followed by Cramling and Stefanova.

Almira Skripchenko, playing for France


Men's section: leaders after round 6
 1 GM  Aleksandrov Aleksej      2650 BLR   5.0
2 GM Dautov Rustem 2611 GER 4.5
3 GM Sakaev Konstantin 2664 RUS 4.5
4 GM Nisipeanu Liviu-Dieter 2606 ROM 4.5
5 GM Azmaiparashvili Zurab 2678 GEO 4.5
6 GM Iordachescu Viorel 2550 MDA 4.5
7 GM Agrest Evgenij 2591 SWE 4.5
8 GM Graf Alexander 2630 GER 4.5
9 GM Georgiev Kiril 2647 MKD 4.5
10 GM Nielsen Peter Heine 2625 DEN 4.5
11 GM Malakhov Vladimir 2672 RUS 4.5
12 GM Najer Evgeniy 2606 RUS 4.5
13 GM McShane Luke 2592 ENG 4.5

Live coverage on the official web site

Women's section: leaders after round 4
 1 Galliamova Alisa             2489 RUS   4.0
2 Skripchenko Almira 2501 FRA 4.0
3 Cramling Pia 2470 SWE 3.5
4 Stefanova Antoaneta 2550 BUL 3.5
5 Kosintseva Tatiana 2457 RUS 3.0
6 Gaponenko Inna 2417 UKR 3.0
7 Khurtsidze Nino 2427 GEO 3.0
8 Peng Zhaoqin 2433 NED 3.0
9 Polovnikova Ekaterina 2383 RUS 3.0
10 Radziewicz Iweta 2428 POL 3.0
11 Pähtz Elisabeth 2384 GER 3.0
12 Cmilyte Viktorija 2430 LTU 3.0
13 Sebag Marie 2394 FRA 3.0
14 Peptan Corina 2471 ROM 3.0
15 Mkrtchian Lilit 2416 ARM 3.0
16 Socko Monika 2381 POL 3.0
17 Arakhamia-Grant Ketevan 2413 GEO 3.0
18 Zimina Olga 2358 RUS 3.0
19 Stepovaia-Dianchenko Tatiana 2394 RUS 3.0
20 Klinova Masha 2368 ISR 3.0

Picture gallery

A view of the tournament hall

Ketino Kachiani (in red), Antoaneta Stefanova (far right)

China's Zhaoqin Peng vs Germany's Elisabeth Pähtz

Olga Alexandrova (Ukraine) facing the legendary Nona Gaprindashvili

Russia's Svetlana Matveeva awaits her opponent.

21-year-old Olga Zimina vs Tatiana Kosintseva (17), both from Russia

Regina Pokorna, 21, Slovakia, Olga Zimina, 21, Russia

Natalia Zhukova, Ukraine, and Tea Bosboom Lanchava, Holland

18-year-old Anna Sharevich from Belarus

Pictures by Galina Tiviakova

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