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Closing ceremony
chess1 Closing ceremony of the EIWCC took part in the Anatolian Hotel in Gaziantep, Turkey on 13 of March 2012. It was attended by FIDE Vice-President and President of TCF Ali Nihat Yazici, Honorary President of ECU Boris Kutin, the Deputy General Secretary of Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality Ibrahim Evrim, who delivered their speeches to participants and guests. The winners Valentina Gunina, Tatiana Kosintseva and Anna Muzychuk were awarded with Cups, medals and prizes. You can check the photos of the closing ceremony in our gallery.

Analysis from the 11th round
PictureDear chess lovers, you can find some spectacular moments of the eleventh round below;
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.
Analysis from the 10th round
Round 10pictureDear chess lovers, you can find some spectacular moments of the tenth round below;
Round 10: Anna Muzychuk is one point ahead
frontAnna Muzychuk continues to lead in the EIWCC. She won the fourth game in a row against defending champion Viktorija Cmilyte and one round to go the top-runner keeps one point distance from the nearest pursuers.
Analysis from the 9th round
chessgirls2Dear chess lovers, you can find some spectacular moments of the ninth round below;
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