WGM Tamar Khmiadashvili Wins European Senior Women Chess Championship 2010

European Senior Women Chess Championship 2010 was concluded this Sunday in Thessaloniki, Greece. WGM Elena Fatalibekova of Russia and WGM Tamar Khmiadashvili of Georgia were running head to head into the final round, but then Khmiadashvili scored a win with black pieces and took the clear first place with 7.0 points, becoming the 2010 European Senior Champion.

Fatalibekova could only achieve a draw against her compatriot WFM Luba Kuznetsova, which was enough for the second place, with 6.5 points. Three players shared the third, but bronze goes to WGM Ludmila Saunina who held the best tiebreak result.

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Round 9 results:
WGM Fatalibekova Elena - WFM Kuznetsova Luba ½ – ½
Savinova Yulia - WGM Khmiadashvili Tamar 0 – 1
WFM Miednikova Swietlana - WGM Saunina Ludmila ½ – ½
Chernyak Nataliya - WIM Titorenko Natalia I 0 – 1
Ulyanovskaya Tamara - GM Gaprindashvili Nona 0 – 1
Kabanova Irina - WIM Sorokina Tamara ½ – ½

Final standings:
1. WGM Khmiadashvili Tamar GEO 2162 - 7
2. WGM Fatalibekova Elena RUS 2259 - 6.5
3. WGM Saunina Ludmila RUS 2288 - 6
4. WIM Titorenko Natalia I RUS 2148 - 6
5. GM Gaprindashvili Nona GEO 2360 - 6
6. WIM Sorokina Tamara RUS 2165 - 5
7. WFM Miednikova Swietlana RUS 2177 - 4.5
8. WFM Kuznetsova Luba RUS 2108 - 4
9. Savinova Yulia RUS 1786 - 3.5
10. Kabanova Irina RUS 2016 - 3.5
11. Chernyak Nataliya RUS 1785 - 1.5
12. Ulyanovskaya Tamara RUS - 0.5

WGM Tamar Khmiadashvili

WGM Tamar Khmiadashvili