Mai 24, 2024

Three rounds played at the European Women’s Chess Championship 2024

Three rounds have been played at the European Women’s Chess Championship 2024 in Rhodes, Greece.

Only six players remained perfect scoring 3/3 points: IM Klaudia Kulon (POL, 2348), IM Mai Narva (EST, 2401), IM Marta Garcia Martin (ESP, 2349), WIM Natacha Benmesbah (FRA, 2306), WIM Martyna Wikar (POL, 2214) and IM Ulviyya Fataliyeva (AZE, 2377).

Playing on the first board, IM Klaudia Kulon defeated the top-seeded IM Yuliia Osmak (UKR, 2459). Kulon opened with a Scotch game, and Osmak failed to find a correct middlegame plan. A clear edge was converted to a pawn up and Kulon scored a victory afterwards.

IM Klaudia Kulon won against top-seeded IM Yuliia Osmak; photo by ECU

IM Mai Narva (EST, 2401) was victorious against FM Nadya Toncheva (BUL, 2258), WIM Natacha Benmesbah (FRA, 2306) won her game against higher-rated IM Irina Bulmaga (ROU, 2394), IM Ulviyya Fataliyeva (AZE, 2377) outplayed WGM Beloslava Krasteva (BUL, 2220), WIM Martyna Wikar (POL, 2214) was victorious against IM Pauline Guichard (FRA, 2362) and IM Marta Garcia Martin (ESP, 2349) defeated WFM Ronit Levitan (ISR, 2187).

IM Ulviyya Fataliyeva, photo by ECU

As many as 26 players score 2.5 points, following the leaders, including one of the top-seeds IM Dinara Wagner (GER, 2453) who yesterday delivered a beautiful mating attack against WIM Michalina Rudzinska (POL, 2302). Wagner joined our live studio and analyzed her game with GM Alojzije Jankovic.

The fourth round is scheduled for today, starting at 14:00 CEST, and live broadcast can be followed through the ECU YouTube channel: