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Saturday, March 17, 2012

The Russian IM\Valentina Gunina Makes History And Wins The Prestigious Women European Chess Championship 2012

The Russian talented IM\Valentina Gunina (2511 Elo) made history and won -on tiebreaks- the title of the prestigious European Individual Women Chess Championship that took place from 2-13 March ,2012 in the Anatolian hotel in the beautiful city of Gaziantep ,Turkey and currently are followed by The European Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships (from 15-18 March) under the auspice of the Turkish Chess Federation and the sponsorship of the Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality the City of Gaziantep and the European Chess Union that provided a prize fund of 150,000 Euro for the three events -IM\Gunina won 20,500 Euro for the first prize-which makes it the biggest prize fund in the history of the European Women's chess events ;GM\Tatiana Kosintseva (2513 Elo) from Russia came second while GM\Anna Muzychuk (2583 Elo) from Slovenia-who was leading the tournament to the last 11th round that lost dramatically to IM\Gunina- came third .
Congratulations to all the winners and to Mr.Ali Nihat Yazıcı -Chairman of the Turkish Chess Federation-
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