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Round 11: Valentina Gunina became the European Champion!
IMG 5354 Round eleven was as thrilling as it was expected. All the attention turned to the top-boards which would identify the medallists of the EIWCC and also decide the participants of the World Cup. Anna Muzychuk, who was leading one point ahead of the nearest pursuers, lost against Russian player Valentina Gunina. Another important for the final standings game was played between Tatiana Kosintseva and Nana Dzagnidze. The Russian player also needed to win in order to share the first place. Playing with black pieces she started to push h-pawn, destroyed the coordination of white pieces and converted her advantage into full point. As a result Valentina Gunina, Anna Muzychuk and Tatiana Kosintseva share the first place but better performance made Valentina Gunina the European Champion. Tatiana Kosintseva placed second and Anna Muzychuk is on the third place. 14 players qualifed for the World Cup.
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