The Damsels of Dresden revisited

3/29/2004 – The European Women's Chess Championship is entering its final stage. The games, results, standings, are up on the official web site, Playchess.com is bringing you daily TV coverage. Today we bring you another picture gallery of the participants, with, we solemnly promise, a lot more to come. Here they are...

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Links

Here is the official web site with live coverage, information, games, scores and standings. Naturally we will also be covering the event on ChessBase.com and Playchess.com.

Here's a list of all the players. You can click on each name to get a picture, short biographical information and the results so far.

Pairings and results.

Interview with GM Uwe Bönsch, who is in charge of the German Women's team.

Information on the city of Dresden.

Pictorial report on the opening day

Watch the girls play on ChessBase TV

Picture gallery


Natalia Pogonina (19) and Turkan Mamedjarova (14) relaxing after a game


That's what really good friends are for


Elena Winkelman (12) of Germany, the youngest participant in Germany


Elena with her little sister


Natalia Zhukova of Ukraine


Easily the most photographed participant in Dresden: Anna Sharevich of Belarus


Tatiana (18), the younger of the Kosintseva sisters


Peng Zhaoqin of Holland, leading in the tournament


Local girl Elli Pähtz, another favourite of the media


Angela Dragomiresch under pressure against an aggressive Elisabeth Pähtz



Chess player, model, movie star: Alexandra Kosteniuk


Tea Lancheva with Violetta (4), daughter of Inna Gaponenko


Violetta – easily the most entertaining person present at the Championship


Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant of Georgia


Maia Lomineishvili of Georgia


Title defender Pia Cramling of Sweden


Top seed Antoaneta Stefanova of Bulgaria


Vera Papadopoulou of (what else?) Greece


Our favourites: Natalia Pogonina, Lilit Mrktchan, Turkan Mamedjarova, Nelly Agenian



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