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More GM Hoang(HUN) from EICC W 2013

14th ch-EUR Ind w 2013Chess Results
Here are three games from the new European Women’s Champion GM Hoang Thanh Trang.

Board one, final round
Hoang Thanh Trang(l) vs. Viktorija Cmilyte(r)

Hoang Thanh Trang is the new European Women’s Champion-Chessvibes

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Game 1
The game seemed to go all black’s way after winning the a-pawn but Houdini3.0 likes white until 30.Rxa5?

Lagno,Kateryna (2542) – Hoang Thanh Trang (2467)
French Winawer 6..Qa5[C18]
Round 6.4

Game 2
Hoang kept pressing in an even ending.

Hoang Thanh Trang (2467) – Daulyte,D (2363)
Grunfeld Russian System 7…Nc6[D97]
Round 7.3

Game 3
Kosteniuk played in enterprising gambit style for the attack but later this strategy backfired.

Kosteniuk,A (2489) – Hoang Thanh Trang (2467)
French Classical Alekhine Gambit 5..g6[C13]
Round 10.1

New Champion-GM Hoang


Game 1
The game seemed to go all black’s way after winning the a-pawn but Houdini30 likes white until 30.Rxa5?

Lagno,Kateryna (2542) – Hoang Thanh Trang (2467)
French Winawer 6..Qa5[C18]
14th ch-EUR Ind w Belgrade SRB (6.4), 28.07.2013

Position 1
Black took the a-pawn and consolidated after white tried to smash down the queenside with 30.Rxa5? but failed.

White to Play

29…Qc7

Game 2
Hoang kept pressing in an even ending.

Hoang Thanh Trang (2467) – Daulyte,D (2363)
Grunfeld Russian System 7…Nc6[D97]
14th ch-EUR Ind w Belgrade SRB (7.3), 29.07.2013

Position 1
Hoang kept pressing in an even ending and eventually converted a nice R-R ending in model fashion.

White to Play

45.Ra2

Game 3
Kosteniuk played in enterprising gambit style for the attack but later this strategy backfired.

Kosteniuk,A (2489) – Hoang Thanh Trang (2467)
French Classical Alekhine Gambit 5..g6[C13]
14th ch-EUR Ind w Belgrade SRB (10.1), 02.08.2013

Position 1
Black’s kingside pawn shield looks loose. What do you recommend for black?

Black to Play

29.Qxd6
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European Women’s Champion 2013-GM Hoang(HUN)

This is the big news of the week. GM Hoang,Thanh Trang 9/11 took clear first and is the new champion.

New Champion-GM Hoang Thanh Trang(HUN) 

The final press conference.


Final Standings
Rk. Name FED FIDE Pts.
1 GM Hoang Thanh Trang HUN 2467 9
2 IM Melia Salome GEO 2428 8
3 IM Mkrtchian Lilit ARM 2454 8
4 GM Cmilyte Viktorija LTU 2497 8
5 GM Kosteniuk Alexandra RUS 2489 8
6 IM Khotenashvili Bela GEO 2512 8
7 GM Socko Monika POL 2435 8
8 WGM Kashlinskaya Alina RUS 2334 7.5
9 WGM Arabidze Meri GEO 2320 7.5
10 WGM Pogonina Natalija RUS 2478 7.5
11 WGM Kovanova Baira RUS 2371 7.5
12 GM Muzychuk Anna SLO 2594 7.5
13 WGM Girya Olga RUS 2437 7.5
14 GM Stefanova Antoaneta BUL 2497 7.5
15 WGM Ozturk Kubra TUR 2293 7.5
16 GM Cramling Pia SWE 2523 7.5
17 IM Javakhishvili Lela GEO 2465 7.5
18 IM Atalik Ekaterina TUR 2430 7.5
19 IM Milliet Sophie FRA 2396 7.5
20 GM Arakhamia-Grant Ketevan SCO 2385 7.5
GM Hoang


Performance by Round
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Rd. SNo Name RtgI FED Pts. Res.
1 98 WIM Olsarova Tereza 2203 CZE 6 w 1
2 61 WGM Arabidze Meri 2320 GEO 7.5 s ½
3 55 WGM Kochetkova Julia 2328 SVK 6.5 w 1
4 42 WGM Kovanova Baira 2371 RUS 7.5 s ½
5 44 IM Savina Anastasia 2368 RUS 6.5 w 1
6 3 GM Lagno Kateryna 2542 UKR 7 s 1
7 46 WGM Daulyte Deimante 2363 LTU 7 w 1
8 7 GM Gunina Valentina 2507 RUS 7 s 1
9 24 IM Melia Salome 2428 GEO 8 w ½
10 10 GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2489 RUS 8 s 1
11 8 GM Cmilyte Viktorija 2497 LTU 8 w ½


Here is GM Hoang’s rd8 victory, featuring some subtle RB-RN endgame play.

Gunina,V (2507) – Hoang Thanh Trang (2467)
Reti-KIA[A07]
14th ch-EUR Ind w 

Belgrade SRB (8.1), 31.07.2013

Position 1
Black has an active R+B tandem. What do you recommend for black?


Black to Play



26.Nf3


Position 2
Black has a mobile kingside majority and an active rook/bishop. What do you recommend for black/

Black to Play

38.Re2