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Showing posts with label batumi rapid chess live. Show all posts
Showing posts with label batumi rapid chess live. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

World Chess Rapid Winners Stefanova, Kosteniuk, Koneru Press Conference Video

Former women's world chess champion Antoaneta Stefanova has just won the Women's World Rapid Chess Championship in Batumi, Georgia. Another former women's world chess champion Alexandra Kosteniuk won the silver medal. India's best woman chess player ever Koneru Humpy won the bronze. Here is the press conference video of the three super women chess players.





The women's world chess championship in blitz has also begun at Batumi. You can watch the second day's play live at the official website from India time 4.30 pm.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Women's World Rapid Chess Championship in Batumi: Koneru Humpy Leads with Stefanova; Alexandra Kosteniuk Upsets Top Seed Muzychuk

Exciting chess is defining the Women's World Rapid Chess Championship currently on in Batumi, Georgia. The first six rounds have been played and already the 12th Women's World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk has beaten top seed Anna Anna Muzychuk of Slovakia. The attacking champion is in joint second place after six rounds even as India's Koneru Humpy and Bulgaria's Antoaneta Stefanova lead just a half point more. Apart from Humpy, India's other player Harika Dronavalli is doing pretty well too. Here are great video reports of the proceedings so far:








The top standings at the Women's World Rapid Chess Championship 2012 after six rounds is as follows:

1
GMKoneru HumpyIND25895.017.024.52708
2
GMStefanova AntoanetaBUL25185.014.521.52720
3
GMKosteniuk AlexandraRUS24574.515.523.02714
4
WGMHuang QianCHN24174.515.022.52716
5

Wang JueCHN23644.512.520.02706
6
GMLahno KaterynaUKR25464.512.518.52623
7
GMZhao XueCHN25494.016.024.02596
8
GMCramling PiaSWE24784.015.521.52588
9
GMMuzychuk AnnaSLO25984.013.019.02510
10
IMPaehtz ElisabethGER24914.012.517.52545

Three rounds would be played on Saturday - 7,8, and 9. The top pairings for Saturday include Stefanova-Humpy, Lahno-Jue, Kosteniuk-Huang, Muzychuk-Cramling, and Zhongyi-Harika.


You can watch the Batumi chess championship live from India time 4.30 pm onwards at the official website

Friday, June 1, 2012

Batumi Rapid Women's World Chess Championship: Humpy Just Half Point Behind Huang, Cramling

The first three rounds of the World Women's Chess Rapid Championship 2012 being held in Batumi were completed on Thursday. The strong competition includes top seed Anna Muzychuk, European women's chess champion Valentina Gunina, women's world chess championship finalist Koneru Humpy, European women's chess silver medalist Tatiana Kosintseva, former women's world chess champions Antoaneta Stefanova and Alexandra Kosteniuk, US women's chess champion Irina Krush, and Armenia's leading player Elina Danielian. 

Thursday, May 31, 2012

World Chess Rapid Championship for Women Live from Batumi India Time 4.30 pm Today; Koneru Humpy Second Seed

GM Koneru Humpy
India's Koneru Humpy begins Women's World Chess Rapid Championship 2012 quest today

It's time to watch live the Batumi Rapid World Chess Championship for women within an hour with India's top woman chess player Grandmaster Koneru Humpy (2589) playing as second seed at the event. Top seed at the Batumi Rapid Chess is Anna Muzychuk (2598) of Slovakia. Of course, India wants to have their second world chess champion within a few days. Hopefully, GM Koneru Humpy is up to the challenge. The other Indian chess player in the field is the talented Harika Dronavalli at seed nine. You can watch the tournament live every day at the official website

The top 20 players at the event include:

No.
Name FED Rtg
1 GM Muzychuk Anna SLO 2598
2 GM Koneru Humpy IND 2589
3 GM Zhao Xue CHN 2549
4 GM Dzagnidze Nana GEO 2547
5 GM Lahno Kateryna UKR 2546
6 GM Kosintseva Tatiana RUS 2532
7 IM Gunina Valentina RUS 2530
8 GM Stefanova Antoaneta BUL 2518
9 GM Harika Dronavalli IND 2508
10 GM Chiburdanidze Maia GEO 2500
11 IM Khotenashvili Bela GEO 2500
12 GM Zhu Chen QAT 2491
13 IM Paehtz Elisabeth GER 2491
14 GM Danielian Elina ARM 2484
15 GM Socko Monika POL 2484
16 GM Cramling Pia SWE 2478
17 GM Kosteniuk Alexandra RUS 2457
18 IM Krush Irina USA 2457
19 IM Khurtsidze Nino GEO 2456
20 IM Muzychuk Mariya UKR 2456

For more details about the chess tournament and the subsequent Women's World Blitz Chess Championship read our detailed post:

World Chess Championships - Sexy, Exciting, and Fast?

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