Mathematical Operation

Время публикации: 14.03.2012 00:17 | Последнее обновление: 15.12.2012 19:40

Valentina Gunina grabbed victory and became European Champion 

The European Individual Women's Chess Championship has finished today in Turkish Gaziantep. The final round turned out to be hardly predictable and dramatic. 

After yesterday's win against the former European Champion Viktorija Cmilyte, Anna Muzychuk was full point ahead of her rivals Valentina Gunina and Tatiana Kosintseva (both Russia). After a risky opening Muzychuk played against Cmilyte, which by the way, was a great success, everyone was pretty sure that the Slovenian player, who gained four victories in a row, couldn't be stopped on the way to the first title in her career.  

However, Gunina's excellent play against Muzychuk (it should be noted that Anna got Black in the decisive games for the second time in a row) changed the situation in the top of the table. 

Аt the same time two Russians caught Anna, Tatiana Kosintseva outplayed Georgian Nana Dzagnidze. 

Gunina showed better performance and became the champion, Kosintseva took second place, while Muzychuk stayed third.

This is how performance rating is calculated for a certain player. Performance Rating does not depend on the player's own rating but depends on the opponents' Average and "how the player performed" (Performance Change).


Table from chesselo.com

If the player scores 50% then Performance Change will be 0. 100% - +800. Three of the top players of the European Championship scored 0.77% each. While Gunina performed better Average rating.     

Standings:
1. Valentina Gunina (2511, Russia) - 8.5
2. Tatiana Kosintseva (2513, Russia) - 8.5
3. Anna Muzychuk (2583, Slovenia) - 8.5
4. Viktorija Cmilyte (2497, Lithuania) - 8
5. Marie Sebag (2512, France) - 7.5
6. Antoaneta Stefanova (2531, Bulgaria) - 7.5
7. Kateryna Lahno (2546, Ukraine) - 7.5
8. Elina Danelian (2478, Armenia) - 7.5
9. Bela Khotenashvili (2490, Georgia) - 7.5
10. Natalija Pogonina (2449, Russia) - 7.5
11. Alexandra Kosteniuk (2448, Russia) - 7.5
12. Hoang Thanh Trang (2438, Hungary) - 7
13. Nino Khurtsidze (2447, Georgia) - 7
14. Nana Dzagnidze (2559, Georgia) - 7

* * *
15. Salome Melia (2400, Georgia) - 7
16. Baira Kovanova (2392, Russia) - 7
17. Lela Javakhishvili (2448, Georgia) - 7
18. Marina Romanko (2417, Russia) - 7
19. Anna Ushenina (2458, Ukraine) - 7
20. Natalia Zhukova (2435, Ukraine) - 7
21. Nadezhda Kosintseva (2535, Russia) - 7
(103 participants).

Players who took the places from 1-14 qualified for the World Cup and obtained money prizes. The prize fund of the championship was 100 thousand Euro, 20.5 for the first place, 15.5 - second and 11.5 - third.  

23-year old Valentina Gunina became the European Champion for the first time. 

European Champions:
2000 - Natalia Zhukova (Ukraine)
2001 - Elmira Skripchenko (Moldova)
2002 - Antoaneta Stefanova (Bulgaria)
2003 - Pia Cramling (Sweden)
2004 - Alexandra Kosteniuk (Russia)
2005 - Kateryna Lahno (Ukraine)
2006 - Ekaterina Atalik (Turkey)
2007 - Tatiana Kosintseva (Russia)
2008 - Kateryna Lahno (Ukraine)
2009 - Tatiana Kosintseva (Russia)
2010 - Pia Cramling (Sweden)
2011 - Viktorija Cmilyte (Lithuania)
2012 - Valentina Gunina (Russia)

Take a look at the games of the winner of the championship. 

photos eiwcc2012.tsf.org.tr


  


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