18 March 2023

First Round of European Women's Championship Played in Montenegro

Not all the rating favourites won at the start.

Olga Badelka and Alina Bivol (Photo: Lennart Ootes)
Olga Badelka and Alina Bivol (Photo: Lennart Ootes)

The first round of the European Women's Championship is completed in Petrovac, Montenegro. The majority of the top seeds, including Olga Badelka, Leya Garifullina, Alina Bivol, Evgenija Ovod, and Yana Zhapova, defeated their lower-rated opponents.  

However, some less expected results happened. Thus, Marsel Efroimski (2451) lost to Salomeja Zaksaite (2187). The games Khotenashvili (2491) - Lehaci (2202), Toncheva (2192) - Gunina (2478), Lach (2170) - Stefanova (2433), Arabidze (2433) - Shpanko (2164) and some others were drawn. 

Round 2 pairings

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