:: European Individual Championship

Zurab Azmaiparashvili is the Champion of Europe. Vladimir Malakhov at the second place on tie breaks. Pia Cramling is Champion of Europe for Women. She beat Viktorija Cmilyte 1.5-0.5 on tie breaks.

Zurab Azmaiparashvili clearly first with 9.5/13 pts after drawing his final round game against Alexander Graf who lost the tie-breaks with Vladimir Malakhov.

Tie Breaks, 14.06.2003 - Men

Tie-break match for silver and bronze medals
Malakhov Vladimir - Graf Alexander 1.5-0.5

Tie-break matches for qualification
Fedorov Alexei - Inarkiev Ernesto
Tiviakov Sergei - Istratescu Andrei
Players did not play tiebreaks
  Tie Breaks, 14.06.2003 - Women

Tie-break match for champion

Cramling Pia - Cmilyte Viktorija 1.5-0.5

Tie-break match for bronze medal
Sebag Marie - Socko Monika 2-0
Kosintseva Tatiana - Sebag Marie 1.5-0.5

Tie-break matches for qualification (four places)

Pokorna Regina - Pogonina Natalija 1.5-2.5
Pogonina Natalija - Gaponenko Inna 2-0
Dworakowska Joanna - Velcheva Maria 3-1
Tkeshelashvili Sopio - Motoc Alina 1.5-0.5
Petrenko Svetlana - Alexandrova Olga 1.5-0.5
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The European Individual Championship 2003 takes place between 29th of May and 14th of June 2003 in Istanbul, Turkey.
About 164 GM, 31 IM have registered to fight for the total prize of 192.000 USD and for the 39 preliminary qualifications in the 2003/2004 World Championship (44.000 USD for women and 17 preliminary qualifications).

Top 20 Men: Ivanchuk Vassily, Grischuk Alexander, Azmaiparashvili Zurab, Sokolov Ivan, Van Wely Loek, Malakhov Vladimir, Rublevsky Sergei, Zviaginzev Vadim, Sakaev Konstantin, Bologan Viktor, Smirin Ilia, Movsesian Sergei, Bacrot Etienne, Vaganian Rafael, Sutovsky Emil, Aleksandrov Aleksej, Beliavsky Alexander, Georgiev Kiril, Tkachiev Vladislav, Nikolic Predrag
Top 10 Women: Stefanova Antoaneta, Skripchenko Almira, Galliamova Alisa, Matveeva Svetlana, Peptan Corina, Cramling Pia, Kosintseva Tatiana, Zhukova Natalia, Kovalevskaya Ekaterina, Alexandrova Olga

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Official page: http://www.tsf.org.tr/english/index.html

In the photo: The Greek GM Vassilis Kotronias (he plays under the Cyprian flag) qualified to the World Championship 2003/2004
  

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