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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Humpy Wins Bronze at Batumi Women's World Rapid Chess Championship 2012; Harika Creditable Sixth

Congrats to Humpy
for winning bronze
Bulgaria's former women's world chess champion has won the Batumi Women's World Rapid Championship with another former women's world chess champion, Alexandra Kosteniuk, winning the silver. India's Koneru Humpy, the challenger to the women's world chess champion title, finished a creditable third. India's other player, Harika Dronavalli, finished with a great show at sixth place.

The Women’s World Rapid and Blitz Championship 2012 was held from May 30 to June 6 at the Sheraton Hotel, Batumi, Georgia. It was an 11 rounds Swiss tournament with time control 25 mins + 10 sec per move. Every woman chess player with an elo of 2500+ in one of the official FIDE rating lists as well as all former World Chess Champions and Olympic Chess Champions had the right to participate in the Championship.


Final Standings

1
GMStefanova AntoanetaBUL25188.561.5

2
GMKosteniuk AlexandraRUS24578.061.5

3
GMKoneru HumpyIND25898.060.5

4
GMLahno KaterynaUKR25468.057.5

5
GMMuzychuk AnnaSLO25987.559.5

6
GMHarika DronavalliIND25087.553.0

7
GMDzagnidze NanaGEO25477.053.0

8
GMCramling PiaSWE24786.557.5

9
GMZhao XueCHN25496.556.0

10
WGMGuo QiCHN23606.556.0

11
IMPaehtz ElisabethGER24916.554.5

12
WGMTan ZhongyiCHN24306.554.0

13
IMJavakhishvili LelaGEO24496.552.0

14
GMZhukova NataliaUKR24426.552.0

15
GMZhu ChenQAT24916.552.0

16
GMKosintseva TatianaRUS25326.548.0

17
WGMHuang QianCHN24176.062.5

18
IMKhurtsidze NinoGEO24566.058.5

19

Wang JueCHN23646.055.5

20
IMGunina ValentinaRUS25306.054.5

21
IMMkrtchian LilitARM24496.051.0

22
IMUshenina AnnaUKR24545.552.0

23
GMArakhamia-Grant KetevanSCO24265.551.0

24
WGMBatsiashvili NinoGEO24365.550.0

25
IMMelia SalomeGEO24105.546.0

26
WGMPogonina NatalijaRUS24475.546.0

27
GMDanielian ElinaARM24845.545.0

28
IMKhukhashvili SopikoGEO24145.543.0

29
IMGvetadze SofioGEO23385.053.0

30
IMMuzychuk MariyaUKR24565.051.0

31
GMChiburdanidze MaiaGEO25005.049.5

32
WGMCori T DeysiPER23865.047.5

33
WGMDing YixinCHN23535.045.0

34
IMPurtseladze MakaGEO23485.044.0

35
IMKrush IrinaUSA24575.043.0

36
IMLomineishvili MaiaGEO23665.041.5

37
IMKovalevskaya EkaterinaRUS24174.548.5

38
GMSocko MonikaPOL24844.548.0

39
WGMMammadova GulnarAZE23454.547.5

40
IMMatnadze AnaESP24464.544.0

41
WIMMikadze MirandaGEO23234.541.5

42
WIMArabidze MeriGEO23514.541.0

43
WGMCharkhalashvili IngaGEO23344.541.0

44
WIMJanjghava NatiaGEO23064.042.0

45
IMKlinova MashaISR23183.546.0

46
IMKhotenashvili BelaGEO25003.544.5

47
IMGurieli NinoGEO23293.540.5

48
WIMUmudova NargizAZE22313.039.5

49
WIMBezgodova SvetlanaRUS21202.544.5

50
GMGaprindashvili NonaGEO23562.039.0




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