The 2016 European Individual Women’s Chess Championship has kicked off in Mamaia, Romania.
Lilt Galoyan lost the first round to Germany’s Elisabath Paehtz. Another member of the Armenian team, Lilit Mkrtchyan, shared a point with Azerbaijani Turkan Mamedjarova. Armenia’s ruling champion Maria Gevorgyan started the championship with a defeat conceding to Russian Marina Nechaeva. Maria Kursova was the only Armenian representative to celebrate victory. She was playing black and gained advantage over Anastasia Sazonova.
The tournament will last from May 27 till June 8.
ANOC press service
More than 90 per cent of those who were awarded tickets during the first phase of the ticket lottery purchased them.
The 21st international tournament after the famous wrestler was held on June 25-26
Today wrestlers of 55, 63, 77, 87 and 130 kg weight classes will enter the mat.