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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

European Club Cup 2009 Preview


Dear fellow chess players!

I'm glad to announce that I will take part in the coming Women's European Club Cup, from October 3 to October 11, 2009, for the team of Monte Carlo!

It will be the 25th European Club Cup for Men and 14th European Club Cup for Women and will take place in Ohrid (FYROM, Macedonia).


On the image above you can see the summary with all the winners of the previous Women's Eurocups. You can see that Monte Carlo has won the last two Cups, so I will try to help them win for the third time in a row! Apart from me (title GM, rating 2516) we will have in our Monaco team GM Humpy Koneru (2595), GM Pia Cramling (2535), GM Monika Socko (2476) and IM Almira Skripchenko (2448).

This year there will be 14 teams in the women's section and 57 teams in the men's section.
Almost all the leading chess players will take part in this event. All the registered teams and their compositions can be found here.

Below is the list of the titled players of the women's Eurocup. It will be a very strong event!

GM Koneru Humpy
IM Kosintseva Tatiana
GM Cramling Pia
IM Muzychuk Anna
GM Stefanova Antoaneta
GM Kosteniuk Alexandra
GM Chiburdanidze Maia
GM Hoang Thanh Trang
GM Arakhamia-Grant Ketevan
IM Kosintseva Nadezhda
IM Danielian Elina
GM Lahno Kateryna
IM Dembo Yelena
IM Paehtz Elisabeth
IM Cmilyte Viktorija
GM Socko Monika
IM Harika Dronavalli
IM Javakhishvili Lela
IM Rajlich Iweta
IM Romanko Marina
IM Khukhashvili Sopiko
IM Skripchenko Almira
IM Ushenina Anna
IM Ovod Evgenija
IM Muzychuk Mariya
IM Gaponenko Inna
IM Kovalevskaya Ekaterina
IM Foisor Cristina-Adela
IM Melia Salome
IM Bojkovic Natasa
IM Vasilevich Tatjana
IM Khurtsidze Nino
WGM Zawadzka Jolanta
WGM Zdebskaja Natalia
WGM Kovanova Baira
IM Maric Alisa
IM Peptan Corina-Isabela
WGM Shadrina Tatiana
IM Lomineishvili Maia
WGM Pokorna Regina
WGM Iljushina Olga
WGM Vojinovic Jovana
WGM Paulet Iozefina
WGM Chelushkina Irina
WGM Galojan Lilit
WGM Stojanovic Andjelija
WIM Szczepkowska-Horowska Karina
WGM Motoc Alina
WGM Kursova Maria
WGM Rudolf Anna
WGM Benderac Ana
IM Petrenko Svetlana
WIM Boric Elena
WGM Krupa Monika
WIM Drljevic Ljilja
WFM Gregorova Zuzana
WIM Padurariu Ioana-Smaranda
WFM Steil-Antoni Fiona
WIM Zivkovic Vesna


It will be a very interesting event and I will let you know how it all goes.

Posted by: Alexandra Kosteniuk
Women's World Chess Champion

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1 Comments:

  • At September 9, 2009 at 11:49 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Very strong tournament indeed. GM's Pia Cramling 2535 on board 3 and GM Kateryna Lahno (2483) on board 4 just show how hard fought it's going to be. Good luck Alexandra!

     

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