The Damsels of Dresden revisited

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

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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