Saturday, May 14, 2011

What Is a "Lamiak?"

In the previous post about the prehistoric cave art discovered in Basque territory, Spain, the term "lamiak" was used to describe a "half woman-half duck" mythic creature who lived in Askondo cave. 

The term rang a bell, but I don't remember exactly where or why I find it so familiar.  My mind seems to be associating it with Siberian shamanism and ancient Kalmyk (Kalmak) tales that were carried over to the New World as those ancient peoples moved east across land and sea to the New World.  I've got some research buried away - on the computer upstairs!  But I'm downstairs now and I'm not going to go digging for it.

I did, however, find some interesting information about lamia or lamiak (plural?).

The first place I ran to was my library to pull out Barbara Walker's indispensible The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets.  Sure enough, I found an entry for Lamia:

Greek name for the Libyan serpent-goddess -- Medusa, Neith, Athene, Anatha, or Buto.(1)  Lamia was probably a variant of Babylonian Lamashtu, "Mother of Gods" worshipped at Der as a serpent with a woman's head.  Though Lamashtu was feared as a Kali-like Destroyer, yet she was also revered as a supreme Goddess, called Daughter of Heaven and Great Lady.(2)  Greek myth made her another rival of Hera.

The Latin Vulgate Bible gave "Lamia" as a translation of Hebrew Lilith, Adam's recalcitrant first wife.  The Authorized Version rendered lamia as a screech owl.  The Revised Version translated the same word as "night monster."  During the Middle Ages, lamia became a general term for a witch.  A 15th-century German professor of theology stated authoritatively that lamiae were "demons in the shape of old women.(3)  See Vagina Dentata


(1)  Graves, G.M., 1, 205.
(2)  Budge, A.T., 117.
(3)  Robbins, 295-96.

Whoa - vagina dentata??? Literally - a vagina with teeth?  A devouring vagina?  Oh my!  No wonder men fear us so. 

Geez Louise!  Talk about a Night Monster...  That ties in to all kinds of legends and myths including the Devouring Mother, Jonah and the Whale (Big Fish), the womb as cave where one gets lost and dies from starvation, not to mention the Incubus (or is it Succubus?).  Perhaps one of the most famous renditions of this myth was the action in one of the Star Wars movies where the Millennium Falcon flew into a cave on a planetoid to escape hunting Imperial Fighters.  The Falcon lands deep inside the cave and Chewy, Han Solo, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker get out of the ship and walk around a bit, but after some time there the "cave" they thought they landed in wakes up and it turns out to be a giant serpent-like creature with huge teeth!  YES!  They had flown right through the mouth into the stomach of the Beast!  Tense drama ensues as the Falcon fires up and races toward the entrance - the creature's mouth - that is fast closing with the teeth acting as gigantic bars to escape!  Gulp!

You will also notice the mention of the screech owl, a totem animal that is anciently connected to shamanism and later became a symbol for "wisdom," and its connection to Athena, the new and improved (tamer) version of the archaic Greek goddess Athene; however, early renditions of Athena retained her serpent character in the form of her "shield" with serpents' heads or in some versions, made out of serpent skin, and other depictions showed her wearing a cloak with magical protective powers that had serpents' heads as a fringe

But I don't want to go on about Athena/Athene and her counterparts in other countries -- I want to focus on the word "lamia."  So, I did a quick google search and found the following:

This article (blog post?), Mermaids with Dangerous Combs! Lamiak con Peines Peligrosos, posted on 27 January 2011 by Georgina Howard, about lamia/lamiak is very interesting - and it contains a photograph of a shield depicting a lamia:

The lamia on a coat of arms on a house in Oriegi  - in her right hand is the comb, in her
left hand, the "mirror."  Or maybe it's a book - the Book of Knowledge of Good and Evil???

According to legend, the Lamia is a mermaid-like creature with either bird-like feet or a fish’s tail who dwells in mountain springs and streams. Here, in the notoriously misty forest glens of the Basque Country, she can be found combing her long blond hair with a golden comb. Whether it is the golden comb or her golden tresses, I am not sure, but she is often attributed with the disappearance of some lonely shepherd of unmeasured ambition who wanders off into the forest in her pursuit and is consequently never seen again.

So you see, the lamiak that is "half duck-half woman" living in a cave from the original article in the prior post is also something of a nymph, although how a mermaid with a fishtail could frollick about in the woods is beyond my ability to visualize...  On the other hand, a half woman-half bird creature - and we know many of them from ancient depictions (the original Lilith comes to mind, for instance) - could easily hop through woods and lead an unwary shepherd astray...  The lamia in the image, above, would have to stay in water. And yes, this also ties into my ongoing fascination about "visions" of the "Virgin Mary" seen in areas close to or associated with caves and/or rock formations or rocky areas and escarpments and streams or rivers.  I've posted about that at least a couple of times.  Sacred spaces/sacred places -- often associated with the Goddess -- high places, mountains, rock outcroppings, trees, water. 

For further research: 
Wikipedia offers a lot of information about the mythological Lamia.  This connection is particularly intriguing:  Antoninus Liberalis uses Lamia as an alternate name for the serpentine drakaina Sybaris. 
A "drakaina" is a female dragon, sometimes with human features (female), according to Wikipedia. Okay, does anyone remember the movie "Big Trouble in Little China?"  Wasn't there a "dragon lady" in that movie?  Or am I confusing my movies and it's actually in "The Golden Child" that the "dragon lady" appeared" - discreetely, behind a veiling curtain so all one could see was the teasing outline of a beautiful woman elaborately coiffed and crowned - and with a dragon's tail - moving about and sometimes making hissing noises, smoking a cigarette in a 1930's style holder?
Drakaina (mythology)From Wikipedia:

In Greek mythology, a drakaina (Greek: δράκαινα) is a female dragon, sometimes with human-like features. Examples included Campe, Ceto, Delphyne, Echidna, Scylla, Lamia (or Sybaris), Poine, and Python (when represented as female).

Python, slain by Apollo, and the earliest representations of Delphyne are shown as simply gigantic serpents, similar to other Greek dragons. However, although the word "drakaina" is literally the feminine form of drakon (Ancient Greek for dragon or serpent), most drakainas had some features of a human woman. Lamia, Campe, Echidna, and many representations of Ceto, Scylla and Delphyne had the head and torso of a woman.

The drakaina was a monster generally slain only by gods or demigods. Zeus slew Delphyne and Campe, Apollo slew Python, and Argus Panoptes slew Echidna.

Ceto and Echidna were both the mothers of a huge brood of monsters, including other dragon-like creatures. Ceto, according to Hesiod, gave birth to Echidna, as well as Scylla and Ladon, the dragon of the Hesperides. Also according to Hesiod, Echidna gave birth to the Chimera, Cerberus, Orthrus, Nemean lion, Sphinx and the Hydra. (Other ancient authors, such as Hyginus, attribute even more monsters as children of Echidna, such as the Caucasian eagle, Crommyonian sow, Colchian dragon and Scylla and Charybdis.)

Wikipedia "Lamia"
And this from Wikipedia - a drawing of a "lamia" with webbed feet.

From the Online Encyclopedia, an abbreviated description that includes a reference to singing, thus perhaps linking to legends about mermaids who lured unwary sailors to their deaths on the rocks by their beautiful singing, with a link-back to Wikipedia:

1. Lamiak
`Lamiak` (sing.: `lamia`), also called `laminak` (sing. `lamin`). In Basque mythology are creatures with bird-like feet that dwell in rivers and springs. They are comparable with Greco-Roman nymphs. Normally female, they are usually portrayed with a golden comb, that often attracts the unmeasured am...
Found on

Not to be excluded, Keats' poem, Lamia.

And from

The Mythological Origins Of Lamia

In Greek mythology, Lamia was the daughter of Poseidon and Lybie, a deity personification of the country of Libya. Lamia is always depicted as being very beautiful, and so she was according to Greek mythology. Zeus fell in love with Lamia, and carried on an affair with her, until his wife, Hera, found out. When Hera discovered the affair, in a jealous rage she stole all of Lamia’s children, except for Scylla, and killed them. Lamia was overcome with horrible grief, and eventually it drove her insane, transforming her into a half snake, half serpent creature that stole and ate children. Zeus, seeking to appease her in some way, granted Lamia the ability to prophecise, as well as remove her own eyes. The gift of being able to remove her eyes was because Lamia could not stop seeing the faces of her dead children.

The story was popular in its sadness and theme, and made its way throughout the world; Lamia went on to have other children, the lowercase lamia, or instead she became lamia, which were a large species of half snake, half feminine monsters. In other parts of the world, mothers used the story of Lamia to frighten their children into obedience. Later on, authors began to attribute other, more lurid details to Lamia, such as a hermaphroditic penis, which came from the sadly perverse mind of Aristophanes. Whores throughout early folklore and fictional literature were sometimes given the name Lamia. In modern Greek folklore or culture, there is still the Lamia, although now she is Lamiae; a slovenly woman, unclean, and lazy, or exceptionally sdtupid, as well as promiscuous. In other modern Greek fairy tales, Lamia is somewhat similar to the Slavic Baba Yaga. She lives in a tower, eats children or the flesh of would-be heroes, and has magical powers. The hero should either kill her, avoid her, or gain her favor so that she can guide him on whatever quest he’s on.

The tower, of course, is today's rook in western-style chess ("castle" in English, "tower" in various languages). In India, the rook created in chess sets for export to the West was an elephant , often with a howdah on its back, perhaps a call-back to the time in India when the rook and bishop traded places on the chessboard. Check out Jean-Louis Cazaux's site for numerous examples of Indian chess sets featuring elephants for the Kings, Ministers (Queen) and rooks. 

I am wondering about this image from - which did not have a caption or attribution.  It looks Persian or maybe Indian to me.  Can anyone provide further information on it?  I find it very interesting because of the tree image - the Tree of Life? - dead center in the image and the large black serpent underneath the earth nearly centered underneath it.  Now if that doesn't evoke the image of the Nordic World Tree I don't know what does!  The figures under the earth all have serpent tails - that could easily be described as "fish tails", couldn't they.  Interesting, heh?  And I think they're all females, although it's a little hard to tell because I can't enlarnge the image, but they all have long hair flowing down their backs.  And what is that the serpent is doing?  Is it pushing the blue infant through the earth to the surface?  Or is it preparing to suck the blue infant down to the underworld?  There's obviously some kind of ritual going on above-ground - note the drummer and musicians on the left-hand side of the image.  And on the right, the above-ground male figure drawn larger than anything else (other than the serpent), is he a king?  I would like to know what actually is going on in this picture!

Note added on Monday, May 16, 2011:  The half-human female serpents in the image are NOT lamiak; they are, perhaps, nagini.  I found a larger image which makes clear that what I thought was a blue infant is actually Krishna, who dances over the subdued Kaliya Naag in river Yamuna, while his wives are praying to Krishna for his mercy. Also seen on the banks are people of Gokula, Krishna's father Nanda Baba and his brother Balarama. From a Bhagavata Purana manuscript, c. 1640.

Prehistoric "Red Horses" Cave Art Found in Basque Country

Unfortunately, this National Geogrpahic article also gives way too much detail, including a photograph of the entrance to the cave - to alert looters to its exact location. Way to go NG - let the looting begin.

Prehistoric Cave Art Discovered in Basque Country
Posted by Andrew Howley
May 13, 2011 

You can just make out the faint red outline of the horse head to the left of
 the "3M7" marker. Photo courtesy of Diego Garate and Joseba Rios-Garaizar.
In a locally well known cave near an industrial town in Spain, researchers have unexpectedly discovered faint images of horses and hand prints dating back some 25,000 years.

Concerned that activity at a nearby stone quarry had destroyed much of the cave of Askondo, Diego Garate of the Archaeological Museum of Biscay in Bilbao, and Joseba Rios-Garaizar of the Max Planck Institute set out to determine if any archaeological material was still intact. They entered the cave outside the town of Mañaria and searched for bones, stones, and other artifacts. Only on their way out of the cave did they noticed the paintings that they and many others had missed before. “Without a doubt,” says Garate, “[it was] a gift of destiny.”

A tracing helps to reveal a horse on the cave wall with a profile something
like a "duck bill,"  a common feature in European cave art.  Photo courtesy
Diego Garate and  Joseba Rios-Garaizar.
Speleologists had worked in Askondo in the 1970s, and left their mark in the form of a bright red “3M7″ used to catalogue the cave, but they too missed the art just inches away. “They didn’t see the red horse!” says Garate. “Better for us. We will restore the figure.”

I spoke with Diego Garate over email to get more of the story.

How often do people find new paintings in this part of Spain?

The north of Spain is the first European region where caves with paleolithic art were located [in 1879 at Altamira], and for more than a century the findings have followed one another, every time with less frequency. In fact, in the province of Biscay, only four other decorated cavities have been found since 1904, so every new finding is very important.

Do you have any theories about why horses are shown so often in European cave art?

One thing we know is that the Palaeolithic artists did not strictly paint the same animals that they hunted and ate but, for some reason that we can’t understand, they chose other ones. In the north of Spain at the time the horses of Askondo were painted, hind [red deer] was the most represented animal. There are some caves that escape this tendency, perhaps due to regional artistic differences.

How do these compare to the paintings at Altamira or other caves in the area?

The paintings located in the cave of Askondo could be contemporary to the first stage of decoration of Altamira. In Altamira’s “ceiling of the polychromes,” below the famous bison, [older] red figures of horses are detected, very similar to the ones found in [Askondo]. There are other caves in the north of Spain–La Pasiega, La Haza, El Salitre, etc.–with red painted animals near the entrance of the cave, in zones of semi-darkness where still the sunlight arrives. [This contrasts with many of the more famous images from Europe, which are found in the darkest regions of caves. --A.H.]

Are there any ways in which the cave art of Spain as a whole is different from the cave art of France?

For the first periods of artistic activity, [yes]. The advantage of the cave of Askondo is that it is halfway between both territories. This geo-strategic position is reflected in the iconography, with some rather Pyrenean (French) elements like bones fitted into the walls, and some Cantabrian (Spanish) elements like twin outlines, and with others more general elements that appear on a large scale throughout Western Europe like the horses with “duck bills” or the hand stamps.

Do people living in the area now have any special beliefs about the caves?

There is a very ancient mythology in Basque culture related to caves. In fact, there is an old legend for Askondo cave which says that a young boy from the farmhouse near the cave passed close to the cave every day to go to spin wool in another farmhouse. One day the “lamiak” (half women-half duck mythological figure) who lived in the cave told him not to come back near the cave. He didn’t take care and one day he was [attacked] and disappeared in the cave. It is also said that Askondo cave was a witches’ meeting place.

The Basque language is the oldest spoken language in Europe… This ancient heritage makes us proud and aware of the necessity to preserve it in this globalized world.

What will happen next with your work in the cave?

At the moment, we have only done a preliminary study of the paintings. It is necessary to perform a detailed inspection of all the walls in the 300 meters of cave and also to perform some digging tests to know if there is an occupation site contemporary to the paintings. Also a restoration program is planned for the worst-conserved paintings. All these studies will be the object of a monographic publication where all the results of the project will be detailed.

Philippines Chess: Davao Region Female Chess Player Scores Gold!


Davao places 7th in Palarong Pambansa
By Marianne L. Saberon-Abalayan
Saturday, May 14, 2011

[Part of the 2011 Palarong Pambansa annual sports competition]
Davao [region] climbed one notch higher this year since it occupied the eighth spot last year.

Long distance running triple gold medalist Mae Barit from Kapatagan, Digos sparked the gold medal haul for the Davao Region that also won golds courtesy of Davao City's Rowelyn Joy Acedo in secondary girls chess individual event and arnisadors Bill Amper and Rofel Angelo Pendon.

"I'm thankful to the Lord for letting me win the gold," Acedo said. Ella Grace Moulic and Zsuzsa Grace Tabudlong clinched the silver in elementary girls chess team event. Moulic also got an individual bronze.

Acedo and Dhona Yngayo's tandem placed fourth in the team event while the secondary boys team of Austin Jacob Literatus and Kenneth Tabada came fifth.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on May 15, 2011.

2011 European Individual Women's Chess Championship

Press once again catching up with the news:


Danielyan climbs to 6th position at European Individual Women Chess Championships
May 14, 2011 - 15:13 AMTPanARMENIAN.Net - Armenian grandmaster Elina Danielyan tied her game with Anna Muzychuk (Slovenia) in the 7th round of the European Individual Women Chess Championships to climb to the 6th position with 5 points. Danielyan is one point behind the leaders.

Armenia’s Lilit Galoyan, Anna Hayrapetyan, Lia Martirosyan and Siranush Ghukasyan defeated Eva Moser (Austria), Maia Mumladze, Lizi Trapaidze and Patman Rizhamadze (all from Georgia) respectively.

Meanwhile, Lilit Mkrtchyan and Nelly Aghinyan tied their games with Narmin Kazimova (Azerbaijan) and Katarina Skrabakova (Slovakia) respectively.

Maria Gevorgyan was defeated by Andjelija Stojanovic (Serbia).
Danielian needs to lose some weight.  She is a beautiful woman, but she is way too much overweight.  It's not healthy.

Actor Jack Black Helps Raise Money for Founder of Chess Academy

Jack Black as "Hamlet" - love the teeshirt!
Good for Jack Black!  I fell madly in love with him when he did "School of Rock."  And he is just so damn cute in "The Holiday."  Cute and sexy and just a little bit chubby, lots to hug and hug. 

From the
Jack Black Headlining Altadena Fundraiser Today
The well-known comedy actor is helping raise money for a cancer patient who founded a chess non-profit.
May 14, 2011
By Dan Abendschein | Email the author | 5:59am

Comedian and actor Jack Black will be in Altadena today for a day-long fundraiser for a cancer patient who founded a chess non-profit that has served several local school districts.

The fundraiser is for Dave Melrose, a one time barista at a Old Pasadena coffee house, who moved to Carlsbad to found the San Diego Chess Academy non-profit, according to a website designed to raise money to treat Melrose's cancer.

The chess academy has served several local school districts, including Pasadena Unified School District, according to the site.

Tickets start at $30, and the event information can be found on the site, as well as a list of all the musicians, comedians, and spoken word artists who will be performing.

Melrose is well-known to the arts scene in Altadena, according to a Pasadena Weekly write-up of the event, and the fundraiser has also attracted attention from the Los Angeles Times. The Altadenablog has some more info about Melrose's life in an article here.

By Dan Abendschein | Email the author | 5:59am

Friday, May 13, 2011

Moon and Venus Carving Found in Sudan

It's a little vague, but from what I could gather, it's another "pre-writing" "Moon and Venus" rock carving - this one found in Sudan that dates to "more than" 5000 years ago.  I added the map of the Egypt/Sudan region to provide a general idea of the geography.  The Nile River is, of course, the life-line through arid Egypt (the climate turned from savannah to desert about 7,000 years ago, or about 5,000 BCE, or even earlier).

From Live Science
Article: Mysterious Ancient Rock Carvings Found Near Nile
Owen Jarus,
LiveScience Contributor
Date: 13 May 2011 Time: 11:29 AM ET

Map of Egypt, Sudan, and surrounding areas, showing Nile River and tributaries
An archaeological team in the Bayuda Desert in northern Sudan has discovered dozens of new rock art drawings, some of which were etched more than 5,000 years ago and reveal scenes that scientists can't explain.

Image from article.
The team discovered 15 new rock art sites in an arid valley known as Wadi Abu Dom, some 18 miles (29 kilometers) from the Nile River. It’s an arid valley that flows with water only during rainy periods. Many of the drawings were carved into the rock faces — no paint was used — of small stream beds known as "khors" that flow into the valley.

Some of the sites revealed just a single drawing while others have up to 30, said lead researcher Tim Karberg, of the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster in Germany.

The Power of Chess to Make a Difference - Locally

Today I received the latest bulletin from the Wisconsin Scholastic Chess Federation. 

I think scholastic chess is extremely important for several reasons, but the one attempt Goddesschess made to fund some prizes for a small local scholastic tournament was shot down in flames when we felt obligated to point out to the organizers (mostly people affiliated with a religious school) that part of our main website, Goddesschess, is the Las Vegas Show Girls with, er, pasties and double entendres galore :)  Well, that put a nix on that.  We tried, we had good intentions.  But we're not going to change who we've been and who we are just because parents might potentially be uncomfortable that their children know more about the Las Vegas Show Girls than they do. 

So, we keep our nose out of scholastic chess and hope that at least a few of the so-promising girls who play at the scholastic level will continue with chess after middle-school.  Very few even make it that far and far fewer, still, to the K-12 level, which just really really sucks. 

But despite my despair for any increase in female players in the United States coming through the ranks of domestic scholastic chess any time soon, there are glimmers of hope.  There are some hot spots of scholastic chess development that I read about regularly: New York City, suburban Chicago, Lubbock, Texas.  And there is this report about a pilot scholastic chess program at Clara Mohammed School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (my hometown!):

Elizabeth Shaughnessy founder of the Berkeley Chess School and chess educator of the year in 2011, gave an address at the annual ChessFest at the University of Texas at Dallas.  In her address titled "The Importance of Chess in the American Community Today" she shares a graph that shows the improvement of 2nd grade students who were taught chess compared to those who were not taught chess over a three year period.    Another graph she shared shows the difference in math scores of those students who received more than 20 hours of chess instruction per week vs. other students in the districts.  The chess students had a 15.5 point gain in their CST math scores. A third document she shares is a chart showing the progression of student change as they learn chess in relation to their academic achievement.

WSCF has begun this work with one such school in Milwaukee.   Students at Clara Mohammed School who were taught chess all year, according to school leaders, are beginning to show academic and behavior changes similar to those above.  WSCF would like to continue this important work and to this end.
is currently writing grant applications to emulate programs like those in New York, California and Washington.   

Yeah, controversial I know, because the Clara Mohammed School is Islam-based.  It is also located in one of the oldest ghetto areas in the city of Milwaukee.  If chess can help these kids, who need all the help they can get, Goddess help them, then I'm all for chess in schools. 

The Wisconsin Scholastic Chess Foundation

2011 European Individual Women's Chess Championship

Top standings after R7:

Rk. Name FED Rtg Pts. TB1 TB2 TB3 n
1 GM Cmilyte Viktorija LTU 2504 6.0 2730 23.5 31.5 7
2 IM Khotenashvili Bela GEO 2470 6.0 2707 23.0 31.0 7
3 GM Lahno Kateryna UKR 2530 5.5 2627 23.5 31.5 7
4 IM Javakhishvili Lela GEO 2454 5.5 2612 22.5 32.0 7
5 GM Cramling Pia SWE 2468 5.5 2609 22.5 31.5 7
6 GM Danielian Elina ARM 2506 5.0 2573 24.5 34.0 7
7 WGM Paikidze Nazi GEO 2408 5.0 2556 23.5 31.0 7
8 GM Stefanova Antoaneta BUL 2506 5.0 2555 23.5 32.5 7
9 IM Ovod Evgenija RUS 2404 5.0 2554 22.5 30.5 7
10 IM Kosintseva Nadezhda RUS 2567 5.0 2548 22.5 32.5 7
11 GM Kosintseva Tatiana RUS 2559 5.0 2534 18.5 27.0 7
12 IM Muzychuk Anna SLO 2537 5.0 2530 20.5 29.0 7
13 GM Arakhamia-Grant Ketevan SCO 2462 5.0 2514 20.0 27.5 7
14 IM Khurtsidze Nino GEO 2436 5.0 2513 21.0 29.0 7
15 IM Galojan Lilit ARM 2377 5.0 2504 20.5 29.0 7
16 IM Romanko Marina RUS 2387 5.0 2502 21.0 29.5 7
17 GM Hoang Thanh Trang HUN 2456 5.0 2496 19.0 26.0 7
18 WGM Savina Anastasia RUS 2389 5.0 2482 18.5 26.5 7
19 IM Bodnaruk Anastasia RUS 2419 5.0 2464 20.5 28.5 7
20 GM Kosteniuk Alexandra RUS 2522 5.0 2463 20.0 28.0 7
21 IM Melia Salome GEO 2444 5.0 2459 21.0 29.5 7

Hmmmm...  Except for the top 5, who seem to have changed almost every round, what are the other players doing, mailing it in? Geez ladies. How about playing some CHESS?

Full standings (R7) - judge for yourself. Top rated female players are playing like crap. Is bad water to blame???  Boredom?  Have the ladies finally decided to do a "show up but strike" in protest of the lousy prizes in comparison to the men's championship?  Well, probably not - I shouldn't day dream...

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

2011 Asian Individual Women's Chess Championship

Highest rated female player IM Harika Dronavalli won with 6.5/9. 

Rk.NameFEDRtgPts. TB1  TB2  TB3 
1IMHarika DronavalliIND25206.50.0237242.0
2WIMPham Le Thao NguyenVIE23406.00.0240045.0
3IMKaravade EeshaIND23436.00.0237341.0
4WGMSukandar Irine KharismaINA23626.00.0236443.0
5WGMHuang QianCHN24006.00.0236043.0
6WGMPadmini RoutIND23426.00.0227436.5
7WGMTan ZhongyiCHN24015.51.0238043.0
8IMMunguntuul BatkhuyagMGL24635.50.0238645.5
9WIMSabirova OlgaUZB22255.00.0236544.0
10WGMGomes Mary AnnIND23385.00.0236043.0
11WIMNguyen Thi Mai HungVIE23095.00.0234840.0
12WGMNguyen Thi Thanh AnVIE23385.00.0233239.0
13WIMMuminova NafisaUZB23465.00.0231638.5
14WGMHoang Thi Bao TramVIE23255.00.0226338.5
15WFMKhademalsharieh SarasadatIRI21664.50.0236141.0
16WIMNakhbayeva GuliskhanKAZ22444.50.0231637.5
17WGMSwathi GhateIND23174.50.0227735.5
18WGMPourkashiyan AtousaIRI23744.50.0227733.0
19WFMHakimifard GhazalIRI22184.00.0234939.5
20Alavi HomaIRI20094.00.0228731.0
21WIMGhader Pour ShayestehIRI22504.00.0227631.5
22WGMSoumya SwaminathanIND23744.00.0225334.5
23WIMHejazipour MitraIRI22463.50.0234140.0
24Asgarizadeh MinooIRI20363.50.0234037.0
25WIMHamrakulova YulduzUZB22013.50.0229135.0
26Nodirjanova NodiraUZB21663.00.0231935.0
27Vardkar MariamIRI18970.50.5226533.0
28Ghaderi FarzanehIRI17160.50.5218630.5
29WGMTuvshintugs BatchimegMGL23130.00.0026.0

P.S.  How did GM Hou Yifan (current World Women's Chess Champion) do in the Open?  She did okay - she finished in 33rd place overall with 4.5 - so she scored 50%. 

2011 European Individual Women's Chess Championship

Standings after R5 - only 1 perfect now!
Rk.NameFEDRtgPts. TB1  TB2  TB3 n
1GMCmilyte ViktorijaLTU25045.032119.015.05
2IMKhotenashvili BelaGEO24704.026159.515.05
3GMLahno KaterynaUKR25304.026149.015.05
4GMStefanova AntoanetaBUL25064.026018.513.55
5WGMPaikidze NaziGEO24084.025928.014.55
6IMJavakhishvili LelaGEO24544.025889.015.55
7GMCramling PiaSWE24684.025819.015.55
8IMKhurtsidze NinoGEO24364.025609.015.05
9IMUshenina AnnaUKR24684.025518.014.05
10IMGalojan LilitARM23774.025458.514.55
11IMRomanko MarinaRUS23874.025278.012.55
12IMBodnaruk AnastasiaRUS24194.025057.013.05
13GMDanielian ElinaARM25063.5255311.019.05
14IMOvod EvgenijaRUS24043.5251610.015.55
15GMKosintseva TatianaRUS25593.524938.513.55
16GMArakhamia-Grant KetevanSCO24623.524867.513.05
17IMMuzychuk AnnaSLO25373.524848.514.55
18GMDzagnidze NanaGEO25573.524839.015.05
19IMPurtseladze MakaGEO23523.524709.014.55
20GMHoang Thanh TrangHUN24563.524418.513.55
21IMGaponenko InnaUKR24553.524408.013.55
22IMKhukhashvili SopikoGEO24213.524288.014.05
23IMMuzychuk MariyaUKR24733.524277.512.05
24IMFoisor Cristina-AdelaROU24143.524259.014.05
25IMMoser EvaAUT24453.524187.513.05
26GMKosteniuk AlexandraRUS25223.524067.512.55
27IMMilliet SophieFRA23883.523898.013.55
28WGMKrivec JanaSLO22963.523548.513.05
29WGMShadrina TatianaRUS23973.522807.511.05

Round 6 on 2011/05/12 at 15:00

18GMStefanova Antoaneta 250645GMCmilyte Viktorija 25049
222IMKhurtsidze Nino 243644GMLahno Kateryna 25305
328WGMPaikidze Nazi 240844IMKhotenashvili Bela 247011
412GMCramling Pia 246844IMBodnaruk Anastasia 241926
536IMRomanko Marina 238744IMUshenina Anna 246814
639IMGalojan Lilit 237744IMJavakhishvili Lela 245418
72GMKosintseva Tatiana 2559IMGaponenko Inna 245517
820IMMoser Eva 2445GMDzagnidze Nana 25573
94IMMuzychuk Anna 2537IMKhukhashvili Sopiko 242125
1032WGMShadrina Tatiana 2397GMKosteniuk Alexandra 25226
1144IMPurtseladze Maka 2352GMDanielian Elina 25067
1210IMMuzychuk Mariya 2473IMFoisor Cristina-Adela 241427
1315GMArakhamia-Grant Ketevan 2462IMOvod Evgenija 240429
1416GMHoang Thanh Trang 2456IMMilliet Sophie 238835
151IMKosintseva Nadezhda 25673WGMKrivec Jana 229661
1647IMZimina Olga 234633IMMkrtchian Lilit 246813
1751IMGvetadze Sopio 233033IMMelia Salome 244421
1856IMKachiani-Gersinska Ketino 230933WGMZawadzka Jolanta 240030
1966WIMKhurtsilava Inga 228633WGMBatsiashvili Nino 239931
2034WGMSavina Anastasia 238933WGMDaulyte Deimante 230657
2168WIMBulmaga Irina 228433IMMatveeva Svetlana 238037
2262WGMNemcova Katerina 229433WGMCharkhalashvili Inga 237341
2342WGMRogule Laura 236233WFMMelashvili Nino 210497
2472WIMKazimova Narmin Nizami Qizi 226233WGMKovanova Baira 236143
2588WIMIsgandarova Khayala Ilqar Qizi 214333IMSedina Elena 235145
2646GEOWIMMikadze Miranda 235133WFMFoisor Mihaela-Veronica 222077
2719WGMPogonina Natalija 2448WIMYildiz Betul Cemre 221978
2840IMLomineishvili Maia 2376WFMSemenova Elena 218881
2948WGMMamedjarova Zeinab 2342WIMAbdulla Khayala Mardan Qizi 216883
3049WGMKochetkova Julia 2341Vakhania Alexandra 218980
3185WIMGavasheli Ana 2160WGMMamedjarova Turkan 232253
3254WIMCharochkina Daria 2320WFMCherednichenko Elena 214787
3390WFMZhorzholiani Meri 2136WIMMammadova Gulnar Marfat Qizi 231255
3458WGMManakova Maria 2303WIMMakka Ioulia 210199
3596WFMFataliyeva Ulviyya Hasil Qizi 2105WGMGuramishvili Sopiko 229959
3660WGMCherednichenko Svetlana 2297Gevorgyan Maria 2065105
3798WFMGoryachkina Aleksandra 2103WIMJanjghava Natia 229163
3864WIMSeveriukhina Zoja 2291Mammadova Aysel Alishiraz Qizi 1964115
39102Ibrahimova Sabina Oqtay Qizi 2078WIMZiaziulkina Nastassia 229165
40106WFMKharatyan Anahit 2064WIMTsatsalashvili Keti 228069
41113Kuchava Ana 1973WIMArabidze Meri 227771
4282WIMTereladze Sopiko 217722IMHouska Jovanka 242923
4324GMZhukova Natalia 242822WFMHairapetian Anna 212891
4438WGMSharevich Anna 237822WIMAlexanian Nelli 214189
4550WGMSzczepkowska-Horowska Karina 233622WFMMotycakova Monika 210795
4652WGMStojanovic Andjelija 232622WFMKhalafova Narmin Ilgar Qizi 2065104
4784WGMShaydullina Sandugach 216022WIMNikoladze Sopio 227870
48128Mumladze Maia 151722WIMOlsarova Tereza 223474
4979WGMKhmiadashvili Tamar 220422Edes Zsofia 2043109
50100WIMLauterbach Ingrid 21002WGMGirya Olga 239433
51108Rizhamadze Patman 2052WGMAginian Nelly 228467
52110Guliyeva Sabina Ilqar Qizi 2040WIMOzturk Kubra 226273
53114Unapkoshvili Nani 1970WIMUmudova Nargiz 223075
5476WIMFakhiridou Ekaterini 2225Boyard Marie 1989111
55117Asgarova Turan Nizami Qizi 1957WFMKhazhomia Salome 215286
5692WFMIkonomopoulou Maria 2121Gogishvili Dea 1856120
57122Choladze Mariam 1818WFMNovkovic Julia 212093
5894WFMBokuchava Madona 2115Kakutia Ada 1727125
59124Trapaidze Lizi 1744Skrabakova Katarina 2071103
60130Tedoshvili Ana 1469Jalabadze Natia 2052107
61121Khomeriki Nino 183211Kobeshavidze Lika 1988112
62116Imnadze Nato 196211Ghukasyan Siranush 1766123
63118Shamatava Ana 191711Javakhishvili Mariam 1491129
64126Gumberidze Nino 1664½½WFMMartirosyan Lia 2093101
65119Soyunlu Narmin Asat Qizi 188400WFMJalaghonia Nino 1562127
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