EURO 2007: Volokitin and Tatiana Kosintseva lead

4/13/2007 – 20-year-old Andrei Volokitin of Ukrain continues to lead the European Individual Championships in Dresden with a 2818 performance, with 21 players breathing down his neck, half a point behind. In the women's section Tatiana Kosintseva has increased her lead to a full point, with a 2742 performance. The action in Dresden is followed by an orange-nosed mascot named Chessy.

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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 Nine

Full results of the first nine rounds are available on the EURO 2007 home page, where live coverage is also provided. In the tables belos you will find the top scorers, together with zipped PGN files of all the games that have become available so far.

Top standings in the men's section

Most of the games on the top boards were drawn in round nine, which meant that 20-year-old Andrei Volokitin of Ukraine at 7/9 retained his half-point lead over a field of 21 players who are at his heels. Behind them we find 48 players with 6.0/9 points. There are almost 190 grandmasters participating, and this it the first event we have seen with a GM on place 369 (there are some even lower down, but they have abandoned the tournament).

Rnk Title Name FED Elo Pts Perf
1 GM Volokitin Andrei UKR 2654 7.0 2818
2 GM Tomashevsky Evgeny RUS 2641 6.5 2749
3 GM Almasi Zoltan HUN 2675 6.5 2743
4 GM Avrukh Boris ISR 2644 6.5 2732
5 GM Jakovenko Dmitry RUS 2708 6.5 2745
6 GM Eljanov Pavel UKR 2686 6.5 2729
7 GM Sutovsky Emil ISR 2637 6.5 2720
8 GM Malakhov Vladimir RUS 2679 6.5 2741
9 GM Volkov Sergey RUS 2640 6.5 2739
10 GM Laznicka Viktor CZE 2608 6.5 2709
11 GM Khalifman Alexander RUS 2624 6.5 2699
12 GM Gustafsson Jan GER 2588 6.5 2707
13 GM Tkachiev Vladislav FRA 2652 6.5 2707
14 GM Landa Konstantin RUS 2608 6.5 2721
15 GM Pavasovic Dusko SLO 2567 6.5 2751
16 GM Ftacnik Lubomir SVK 2573 6.5 2727
17 GM Guseinov Gadir AZE 2586 6.5 2677
18 IM Rodshtein Maxim ISR 2530 6.5 2705
19 GM Gajewski Grzegorz POL 2540 6.5 2666
20 GM Nevednichy Vladislav ROM 2528 6.5 2712
21 GM Iordachescu Viorel MDA 2587 6.5 2666
22 GM Roiz Michael ISR 2605 6.5 2688


In the lead: 20-year-old Ukrainian GM Andrei Volokitin


Top German player Jan Gustafsson, half a point behind

Top standings in the Women's Section

The women's section is being dominated by Tatiana Kosintseva, the younger sister of Nadezhda, who is in a group of three players following Tatiana at a respectful distance of one point. Two of these are called Ekaterina, and one is the wife of top Turkish GM Suat Atalik. Germany's darling player, former Junior World champion Elisabeth Pähtz, is playing well below par and is only on place 32.

Rnk Title Name FED Elo Pts Perf
1 IM Kosintseva Tatiana RUS 2459 8.0 2742
2 IM Atalik Ekaterina TUR 2374 7.0 2625
3 IM Kosintseva Nadezhda RUS 2475 7.0 2592
4 WGM Korbut Ekaterina RUS 2429 7.0 2573
5 GM Stefanova Antoaneta BUL 2496 6.5 2552
6 IM Danielian Elina ARM 2424 6.5 2509
7 GM Hoang Thanh Trang HUN 2472 6.5 2546
8 IM Khurtsidze Nino GEO 2469 6.5 2523
9 IM Moser Eva AUT 2405 6.5 2473
10 WGM Bojkovic Natasa SRB 2408 6.5 2514
11 IM Lomineishvili Maia GEO 2399 6.5 2427
12 IM Lahno Kateryna UKR 2467 6.0 2493
13 WGM Khukhashvili Sopiko GEO 2334 6.0 2468
14 WGM Zakurdjaeva Irina RUS 2286 6.0 2457
15 IM Javakhishvili Lela GEO 2425 6.0 2482
16 IM Socko Monika POL 2481 6.0 2453
17 IM Kovalevskaya Ekaterina RUS 2432 6.0 2449
18 IM Foisor Cristina Adela ROM 2384 6.0 2442
19 IM Vasilevich Irina RUS 2380 6.0 2454
20 IM Cmilyte Viktorija LTU 2462 6.0 2422
21 IM Kachiani-Gersinska Ketino GER 2375 6.0 2401
22 IM Ovod Evgenija RUS 2384 6.0 2484
23 WGM Pogonina Natalija RUS 2419 6.0 2432
24 IM Bosboom-Lanchava Tea NED 2383 6.0 2399
25 IM Vasilevich Tatjana UKR 2383 6.0 2458
26 WIM Foisor Sabina-Francesca ROM 2333 6.0 2407


IM Tatiana Kosintseva of Russia, with a 2742 performance so far


Sister Nadezhda Kosintseva, a point behind Tatiana

Chessy

The mascot of the European Chess Championship – and of the German Chess Federation in its youth activities – is Chessy, a man-sized figure with a giant orange nose, roaming around the playing site.It is supposed to remind you of Albert Einstein, the great thinker.

The man inside the mascot is 47-year-old Orland Krug from Dresden, who has to wear giant shoes and can only climb stairs sideways. Apart from that the temperature inside the mask and suit, we are told, is borderline bearable in the summer months.

Still, the organisers say that Chessy is very popular with the public, who want to touch or even hug him. Especially the childred are fascinated by the figure. None of them, as far as we know, has run away screaming.


Chessy watching some of the games of EURO 2007

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