Round 8: IGM Elina Danielian – IM Alexandre Vuilleumier (SUI, 2319)
The tournament is 11 rounds and the rounds will start at 15:00h local time. 1st round is May 5th, we have a rest day on Sunday May 12th and last round starts at 13:00h May 16th. The rate of play will be 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes for rest of the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move, starting from move one.
Anna Ushenina is the new champion, I got eliminated in 2nd round.
Anna Ushenina is the new champion after beating Antoaneta Stefanova in the final (3,5-2,5). My end of the tournament was in the 2nd round, where I was defeated by Harika Dronavalli from India. After losing the 1st game, I got some chances in the 2nd game, but I didn't manage to take those chances.
In the first round I had defeaten Georgian WGM Sopiko Khukhashvili (2383) in a very close and nervous match. After I lost my 2nd game of the normal match and also lost with white in the 1st game of the tiebreak, I was even on the edge of defeat. Luckily I could manage to win with black in the 2nd game, after which I won both my games in the tiebreak with time control of 10 minutes and 10 seconds increment.
For all information about the tournament and also very nice pictures see the official site. During the rounds there is also live video coverage and analyses available.
Our team takes silver medal, Monte Carlo wins the title!
In the last round of the European Club Championship we managed to win against Chigorin Club with 3,5-0,5. because Monte Carlo won against Ugra we took over the 2nd place. A great performance for our team!