Women play in Dresden

by ChessBase
3/21/2004 – This weekend the European Women's Chess Championship starts in Dresden, Germany. The openings ceremony was on Saturday, at the Treff Hotel Dresden, with players, trainers and guests of honour in attendance. We bring you all relevant links and a first picture report.

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On Sunday, March 21st, the games begin. The rounds start at 13:00h and will be covered on the Playchess.com server – with Radio ChessBase bringing periodic audio feed directly from the tournament hall. The tournament will be over 12 rounds, with a rest day on March 29th. The winner and new European Women's Champion will be known on April 3, 2004.


Picture gallery

The following pictures, taken on the openings ceremony day, were sent to us by Ben Bartels, André Schulz and Dagobert Kohlmeyer.

The famous Semper Oper in the town center of Dresden

The historical old city center

Welcome to the European Women's Championship in the Treff Hotel

German hopefuls: Women's under-18 world champion Elisabeth Pähtz, and 14-year-old Elena Winkelmann, the youngest participant at the European Championship.

Dr Dirk Jordan, who is in charge of the Championship

The German youth chess mascot Chessy

Anna Sharevich (right)

The "English table" with Heather Richards, Jovanka Houska and Ingrid Lauterbach

Vera Papadopoulou (right) with an unidentified companion

The Swiss table with Corinne Rölli and Monika Seps

The Moldavians Elena Partac, 2230, and Karolina Smokina, 2278

Anne Sharevich of Belarus, 19.

One of the favourites: Tatiana Kosintseva, 17, 2450 Elo

Germany's Elli Pähtz, 19

Switzerland's Monika Seps, 18

Elena Winkelmann, 14, a very talented young lady

Greek player Vera Papadopoulou, 19, 2247 Elo

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