Breaking News: Pamhagen wins women section

The first finished match in the European Women’s Club Cup decides the title in favor of ASV├ľ Pamhagen in Austria today’s Presidents election Sunday. The team from the Burgenland gets a 2:2 against the Polish team BGK KS Gwiazda Bydgoszcz and is uncatchable with 12 of 14 possible points. On the neighboring boards, Cercle d’Echecs de Monte-Carlo and CSU ASE Superbet are “only” fighting for silver and bronze.

On the top board Elina Danielian loses her second game against a convincing Alina Kashlinskaya, but on the third board Yuliia Osmak from Ukraine equalizes for Pamhagen. Her compatriot Anna Ushenina and Poland’s Aleksandra Malsevskaya contributed draws. A compact team performance is decisive for winning the title. Danielian holds the top board with 3 points from 7 games, behind her Ushenina and Osmak are convincing with 5/7 each. Top scorer is Maltsevskaya with 5.5/7 on the fourth board.

This home victory is the first European Championship title for an Austrian club and furthermore the first ever in an adult class. A jubilant day for Austrian chess, on which SK Erste Bank Baden must not be forgotten. The Lower Austrians play today against TAJFUN – SK Ljubljana 2:2 and just barely miss the podium.